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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

Seven of the Morningstar "Thrilling" 37 are building blocks of our target date series

Graphic shows that out of more than 8,000 funds surveyed, only 37 passed Morningstar tests to be considered "Thrilling" with 7 from American Funds.

Out of more than 8,000 funds, only 37 were deemed "Thrilling" by Morningstar — and 7 of those are American Funds.*

Funds were selected based on what Morningstar believes are "the data points most closely linked with strong performance," 8 tests assessing returns, expenses, risk, analyst ratings and more. Less than half of 1% made the final cut.
 

More "Thrilling 37" underlying strategies than any other target date series

Eight of the "Thrilling 37" funds are also underlying funds among the 4 largest target date series. Seven of these 8 funds are in American Funds Target Date Retirement Series®.

Graph shows American Funds' target date series has 7 Morningstar "Thrilling" funds. T. Rowe Price's has 1, and Fidelity's and Vanguard's have 0.

In evaluating target date funds, investors should consider how the various features of each fund, including the underlying funds, investment results, expenses and glide path construction, apply to their personal situation.

Passive funds are not managed to generate returns that exceed their benchmarks, so target date funds that have only passive underlying investments likely will not have funds on the Morningstar “Thrilling” list.

Source: Morningstar, as defined by mutual fund assets under management as of June, 30, 2021.

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Morningstar-selected underlying strategies in each American Funds Target Date Retirement Series® vintage.

Graph shows The Growth Fund of America and New Perspective Fund are in every American Funds Target Date Retirement Series vintage except the 2010, 2015 and 2020 funds; American Mutual Fund and American Balanced Fund are in every vintage (2010 through 2065); The New Economy Fund is in every vintage except 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030, and The Income Fund of America and Capital Income Builder are in every vintage except the 2055, 2060 and 2065 funds.

As of June 30, 2021.

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*Source: Morningstar, "The Thrilling 37," by Russel Kinnel, July 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. American Funds Target Date Retirement Series invests in Class R-6 shares of the underlying American Funds. Not all seven American Funds strategies are in each target date fund. Underlying funds may change over time. Visit www.morningstar.com for more details.

†Not all seven funds listed in the “The Thrilling 37” list are in each target date fund. Underlying funds may change over time.

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.

Each target date portfolio is composed of a mix of underlying funds and is subject to the risks and returns of those funds. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year. Although the target date portfolios are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' retirement goals will be met. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. Investment professionals manage the portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the target date gets closer. Investment professionals continue to manage each portfolio for approximately 30 years after it reaches its target date.

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This content, developed by Capital Group, home of American Funds, should not be used as a primary basis for investment decisions and is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice.

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