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January 25, 2017
2016 Year-End Distributions


Capital Gain Distributions

Capital gain distributions for 2016 are listed below.

Read our Capital Gains FAQ to learn about capital gain distributions and how they affect your account.

 

Year-End Distributions of Capital Gains

Per-Share Amounts

Fund

Record

Date

Payment

Date

Long-Term

Short-Term*

AMCAP Fund®

12/19

12/20

$0.4000

American Balanced Fund®

12/20

12/21

0.4600

American Funds Corporate Bond Fund℠

12/30

1/3/17

0.0056

0.0669


American Funds Developing World Growth and Income Fund℠

12/23

12/27

American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund℠

12/30

1/3/17

American Funds Global Balanced Fund℠

12/22

12/23

American Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund®

12/23

12/27

American Funds Mortgage Fund®

12/30

1/3/17

0.0397

0.0503

American Funds Short-Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund®

12/30

1/3/17

American Funds Strategic Bond Fund℠

12/16

12/19

0.0100

0.0858

American Funds Tax-Exempt Fund of New York®

12/30

1/3/17

American High-Income Municipal Bond Fund®

12/30

1/3/17

American High-Income Trust®

12/30

1/3/17

American Mutual Fund®

12/19

12/20

1.0100

The Bond Fund of America®

12/30

1/3/17

Capital Income Builder®

12/23

12/27

Capital World Bond Fund®

12/16

12/19

0.0683

Capital World Growth and Income Fund®

12/21

12/22

1.2357

EuroPacific Growth Fund®

12/22

12/23

Fundamental Investors®

12/21

12/22

1.2889

The Growth Fund of America®

12/21

12/22

2.5292

The Income Fund of America®

12/20

12/21

Intermediate Bond Fund of America®

12/30

1/3/17

0.0290

0.0508

International Growth and Income Fund℠

12/20

12/21

The Investment Company of America®

12/19

12/20

1.3000

Limited Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America®

12/30

1/3/17

The New Economy Fund®

12/23

12/27

0.7088

New Perspective Fund®

12/22

12/23

1.0754

New World Fund®

12/22

12/23

Short-Term Bond Fund of America®

12/30

1/3/17

0.0032

SMALLCAP World Fund®

12/21

12/22

The Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America®

12/30

1/3/17

The Tax-Exempt Fund of California®

12/30

1/3/17

U.S. Government Securities Fund®

12/30

1/3/17

0.0717

0.1010

Washington Mutual Investors Fund℠

12/19

12/20

1.8250

American Funds Portfolio Series℠

American Funds Balanced Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.2633

American Funds Global Growth Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.3653

American Funds Growth and Income Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.3210

American Funds Growth Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.5010

American Funds Income Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.0480

American Funds Preservation Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.0055

American Funds Tax-Advantaged Income Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

0.1122

American Funds Tax-Exempt Preservation Portfolio℠

12/28

12/29

AMERICAN FUNDS RETIREMENT INCOME PORTFOLIO SERIES℠

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio – Conservative℠

12/28

12/29

0.0147

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio – Enhanced℠

12/28

12/29

0.0382

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio – Moderate℠

12/28

12/29

0.0242

American Funds Target Date Retirement Series®

American Funds 2060 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.1290

American Funds 2055 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.3688

American Funds 2050 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.3306

American Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.3300

American Funds 2040 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.3310

American Funds 2035 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.3119

American Funds 2030 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.2933

American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.2289

American Funds 2020 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.1899

American Funds 2015 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.1445

American Funds 2010 Target Date Retirement Fund®

12/29

12/30

0.0944

*Short-term capital gains are treated as ordinary income for tax purposes.


Dividends

Income Dividends

In December, many of the American Funds paid regular income dividends. In addition, several funds paid special dividends.

Income dividend amounts are available in Historical Distributions.

Special Dividends

The following American Funds paid special dividends in December, in addition to their regular dividend payments.

Funds That Paid Special Dividends

Fund

Per-Share Amount

American Balanced Fund

$0.0400

American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund

0.0002141

American Mutual Fund

0.0300

The Bond Fund of America

0.0075

Capital Income Builder

0.0300

Capital World Growth and Income Fund

0.1900

Fundamental Investors

0.2570

The Income Fund of America

0.0100

The Investment Company of America

0.1000

Washington Mutual Investors Fund

0.0200

Qualified Dividends

Funds that invest in stocks of U.S. corporations and many of those based outside the U.S. pay dividends that qualify for lower tax rates. However, when a fund derives a significant portion of its income from sources such as interest, short-term capital gains and dividends from certain international corporations, a portion of its dividend does not qualify for reduced tax rates. Instead, that portion is taxed at the ordinary income rates. Funds that derive all of their income from investments in bonds, money market instruments and non-dividend-paying investments do not pay qualified dividends.

For most investors, the amount of qualified dividends received will be reported on Form 1099-DIV (mailed by January 31, 2017).

Funds That Paid Qualified Dividends

Fund

Percentage

AMCAP Fund

100.00%

American Balanced Fund

85.73

American Funds Corporate Bond Fund

1.58

American Funds Developing World Growth and Income Fund

87.67

American Funds Global Balanced Fund

82.10

American High-Income Trust

3.79

American Mutual Fund

100.00

The Bond Fund of America

0.56

Capital Income Builder

90.30

Capital World Bond Fund

2.12

Capital World Growth and Income Fund

100.00

EuroPacific Growth Fund

91.38

Fundamental Investors

100.00

The Growth Fund of America

100.00

The Income Fund of America

79.93

International Growth and Income Fund

100.00

The Investment Company of America

100.00

The New Economy Fund

100.00

New Perspective Fund

100.00

New World Fund

100.00

SMALLCAP World Fund

92.64

Washington Mutual Investors Fund

100.00

AMERICAN FUNDS PORTFOLIO SERIES

American Funds Balanced Portfolio

100.00

American Funds Global Growth Portfolio

100.00

American Funds Growth and Income Portfolio

100.00

American Funds Growth Portfolio

100.00

American Funds Income Portfolio

66.99

American Funds Preservation Portfolio

0.20

American Funds Tax-Advantaged Income Portfolio

100.001

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio — Conservative

68.09

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio — Enhanced

94.69

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio — Moderate

82.55

American Funds Target Date Retirement Series

American Funds 2060 Target Date Retirement Fund

100.00

American Funds 2055 Target Date Retirement Fund

100.00

American Funds 2050 Target Date Retirement Fund

100.00

American Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund

100.00

American Funds 2040 Target Date Retirement Fund

100.00

American Funds 2035 Target Date Retirement Fund

100.00

American Funds 2030 Target Date Retirement Fund

90.24

American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund

84.68

American Funds 2020 Target Date Retirement Fund

81.36

American Funds 2015 Target Date Retirement Fund

76.71

American Funds 2010 Target Date Retirement Fund

72.45

1This percentage applies to the taxable portion of the fund's total dividend.


Return of Capital

A portion of the income dividends distributed by American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund and Capital World Bond Fund during 2016 were classified as a return of capital. See Form 8937: Report of Organizational Actions for more information.The actual amount of return of capital will be reported in Box 3 “Nondividend Distributions” of the 2016 1099-DIV (available late January).


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