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RETIREMENT PLAN INVESTOR

Use your plan ID (available on your account statement) to determine which employer-sponsored retirement plan website to use:

IF YOUR PLAN ID BEGINS WITH IRK, BRK, 1, 2 OR 754

Visit americanfunds.com/retire

IF YOUR PLAN ID BEGINS WITH 34 OR 135

Visit myretirement.americanfunds.com

Broaden menus with flexible global exposure without excessive volatility

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION FOCUS FUNDS

Higher returns with lower volatility than benchmarks

EuroPacific Growth Fund® and New Perspective Fund® both have had favorable risk-adjusted results compared to their benchmarks.

Sharpe ratios indicate excess return per unit of risk (figures as of December 31, 2021)1 2

Graph shows that EuroPacific Growth fund’s Sharpe ratio was higher than that of MSCI ACWI ex USA over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years. New Perspective fund’s Sharpe ratio was higher than that of MSCI ACWI over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years.

Sources: Capital Group, Morningstar. Sharpe ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and return in excess of the risk-free rate to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the portfolio’s historical risk-adjusted performance.

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* Rolling monthly 10-year periods from the first month-end after the fund’s inception date of April 16, 1984, through December 31, 2021. The fund's benchmark index is the EuroPacific Growth Fund Historical Benchmarks Index. EuroPacific Growth Fund Historical Benchmarks Index returns reflect the results of the MSCI EAFE Index from 4/16/1984 through 3/31/2007 and the MSCI All Country World ex USA Index, the fund’s current primary benchmark, thereafter. MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure developed equity market results, excluding the United States and Canada. MSCI All Country World ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure equity market results in the global developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The index consists of more than 40 developed and emerging market country indexes. Results reflect dividends net of withholding taxes. These indexes are unmanaged, and their results include reinvested dividends and/or distributions but do not reflect the effect of sales charges, commissions, account fees, expenses or U.S. federal income taxes. Fund peers are represented by EUPAC Historical Morningstar Peer Group Average. The Morningstar category from EUPAC inception until September 2014 was Foreign Large Blend, and Foreign Large Growth thereafter.

As of August 10 (EUPAC) and August 26 (NPF), 2021, based on Class R-6 shares.

Source: "Mutual funds most used by DC plans, by asset class,” Pensions & Investments, December 13, 2021, based on assets as of June 30, 2021, International/global equity category.

§ Rolling monthly 10-year periods from the first month-end after the fund’s inception date of March 13, 1973, through December 31, 2021. The fund’s benchmark index is the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI), a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure equity market results in the global developed and emerging markets, consisting of more than 40 developed and emerging market country indexes. The MSCI ACWI Index began after the fund’s inception. From March 13, 1973, through December 31, 1987, the MSCI World Index was used. MSCI World Index is a benchmark for “world” or “global” stock funds and is intended to represent a broad cross-section of global markets. Results reflect dividends net of withholding taxes. Fund peers are represented by Morningstar World Large Stock. Morningstar World Large Stock category portfolios have few geographical limitations. It is common for these portfolios to invest the majority of their assets in the U.S., Europe and Japan, with the remainder divided among the globe’s smaller markets. These portfolios typically have 20%–60% of assets in U.S. stocks. The Morningstar category average includes all share classes for the funds in the category. While American Funds Class R-6 shares do not include fees for advisor compensation and third-party service provider payments, the share classes represented in the Morningstar category have varying fee structures and can include these and other fees and charges resulting in higher expenses and lower results than American Funds Class R-6 shares.

** Source: Morningstar, "The Thrilling 37" by Russel Kinnel, October 2021. Morningstar's screening took into consideration expense ratios, manager ownership, returns over manager’s tenure, and Morningstar Risk, Analyst and Parent ratings. The universe was limited to share classes accessible to individual investors with a minimum investment no greater than $50,000 and did not include funds of funds. Class A shares were evaluated for American Funds. Visit morningstar.com for more details.

Unless otherwise indicated, data is as of December 31, 2021, and fund data is for Class R-6 shares.

Figures shown are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely. Prices and returns will vary, so investors may lose money. View mutual fund expense ratios and returns.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.

Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.

Capital Group offers a range of share classes designed to meet the needs of retirement plan sponsors and participants. The different share classes incorporate varying levels of financial professional compensation and service provider payments. Because Class R-6 shares do not include any recordkeeping payments, expenses are lower and results are higher. Other share classes that include recordkeeping costs have higher expenses and lower results than Class R-6.

There may have been periods when the results lagged the index(es). The indexes are unmanaged and, therefore, have no expenses. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

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When applicable, results reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, without which they would have been lower and net expenses higher. Please see capitalgroup.com for more information. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund. View results and yields without fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement.

  1. Calculated by Morningstar. Due to differing calculation methods, the figures shown here may differ from those calculated by Capital Group.
  2. Certain share classes were offered after the inception dates of some funds. Results for these shares prior to the dates of first sale are hypothetical based on the original share class results without a sales charge, adjusted for typical estimated expenses. 
    • Class R-6 shares were first offered on 5/1/2009.
    Results for certain funds with an inception date after the share class inception also include hypothetical returns because those funds' shares sold after the funds' date of first offering. View dates of first sale and specific expense adjustment information.
  3. The Morningstar Analyst Rating™ is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by Morningstar's manager research group, which consists of various Morningstar, Inc. subsidiaries (“Manager Research Group”). In the United States, that subsidiary is Morningstar Research Services LLC, which is registered with and governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Manager Research Group evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. The Manager Research Group uses this five-pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform relative to a benchmark over the long term on a risk adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research. For actively managed strategies, people and process each receive a 45% weighting in their analysis, while parent receives a 10% weighting. For passive strategies, process receives an 80% weighting, while people and parent each receive a 10% weighting. For both active and passive strategies, performance has no explicit weight as it is incorporated into the analysis of people and process; price at the share-class level (where applicable) is directly subtracted from an expected gross alpha estimate derived from the analysis of the other pillars. The impact of the weighted pillar scores for people, process and parent on the final Analyst Rating is further modified by a measure of the dispersion of historical alphas among relevant peers. For certain peer groups where standard benchmarking is not applicable, primarily peer groups of funds using alternative investment strategies, the modification by alpha dispersion is not used. The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, and Negative. For active funds, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group's expectation that an active fund will be able to deliver positive alpha net of fees relative to the standard benchmark index assigned to the Morningstar category. The level of the rating relates to the level of expected positive net alpha relative to Morningstar category peers for active funds. For passive funds, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group's expectation that a fund will be able to deliver a higher alpha net of fees than the lesser of the relevant Morningstar category median or 0. The level of the rating relates to the level of expected net alpha relative to Morningstar category | Morningstar Analyst and Quantitative Rating Morningstar Essentials 31 peers for passive funds. For certain peer groups where standard benchmarking is not applicable, primarily peer groups of funds using alternative investment strategies, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group's expectation that a fund will deliver a weighted pillar score above a predetermined threshold within its peer group. Analyst Ratings ultimately reflect the Manager Research Group's overall assessment, are overseen by an Analyst Rating Committee, and are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. For more detailed information about Morningstar's Analyst Rating, including its methodology, please go to shareholders.morningstar.com/investor-relations/governance/Compliance--Disclosure/default.aspx. The Morningstar Analyst Rating (i) should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a fund, (ii) involves unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Manager Research Group's expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what they expected, and (iii) should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the fund.

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