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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

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DEFINED CONTRIBUTION FOCUS FUNDS

A successful track record

Chart illustrates the changing values over time with the following ending amounts as of December 31, 2021: The Growth Fund of America (reference footnotes 1 and 2), $5,687,599; AMCAP Fund (reference footnotes 1 and 2), $3,941,825; Washington Mutual Investors Fund (reference footnotes 1 and 2), $2,149,883; S and P 500, $1,648,049.

Source: Capital Group. Class R-6 share results over the same time frame for American Mutual Fund and The Investment Company of America, the two other U.S. equity–focused American Funds that existed when the first S&P 500 tracking fund began on August 31, 1976, were lower than the results of Washington Mutual Investors Fund but higher than those of the S&P 500.

U.S. EQUITY FOCUS FUNDS
INSIGHTS & RESOURCES

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Rolling monthly 10-year periods from the first month-end after the fund’s inception date (May 1, 1967, for AMCAP Fund; December 1, 1973, for The Growth Fund of America) through December 31, 2021. Fund peers are represented by the Morningstar U.S. Fund Large Growth category, which represents the averages of stocks in the top 70% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market that are defined as large cap. Growth is based on fast growth (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Most of these portfolios focus on companies in rapidly expanding industries.

As of June 22, 2021, for AMCAP Fund, March 24, 2021, for The Growth Fund of America, and August 2, 2021, for Washington Mutual Investors Fund, 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, U.S. equity category.

**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.

S&P 500 Index (“Index”) is a market capitalization-weighted index based on the results of approximately 500 widely held common stocks. The Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Capital Group.

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. View current mutual fund SEC yields.

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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Portfolios are managed, so holdings will change. Certain fixed income and/or cash and equivalents holdings may be held through individual mutual funds managed by the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not offered to the public.

Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses.

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. 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.
  2. 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. Calculated by Capital Group. Due to differing calculation methods, the figures shown here may differ from those calculated by Morningstar.
  4. 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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©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Except for Lipper rating information, the information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar, its content providers nor Capital Group are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Information is calculated by Morningstar. Due to differing calculation methods, the figures shown here may differ from those calculated by Capital Group.