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TAX-EXEMPT BOND FUNDS

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Purchase Restrictions: Tax-exempt funds should generally not serve as investments for tax-deferred retirement plans and accounts.

Summary

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A state specific approach to tax-exempt income. Seeks to provide income exempt from state and federal taxes by focusing on higher quality investments that primarily provide funding for public services and projects in the state of California. It has the flexibility to invest in higher income securities across the ratings spectrum.
Price at NAV $16.18 as of 6/24/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $2,747.9
Portfolio Managers
2
Expense Ratio
0.54%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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-10.74%
1-year return
0.87%
5-year return
2.31%
10-year return
2.63%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 5/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 5/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds91.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
9.0%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds91.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
9.0%
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
TAFTX
Bloomberg California Municipal Index

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

6.3 years
Effective Duration
3.2%
Average Yield
to Maturity
4.1%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

No data is available at this time.

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's primary investment objective is to provide you with a high level of current income exempt from regular federal and California income taxes. Its secondary objective is preservation of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This strategy seeks to provide California residents with income exempt from state and federal taxes. It focuses on higher quality municipal bonds that primarily provide funding for public services and public and private projects in the state of California. The strategy has the flexibility to invest in higher income securities across the ratings spectrum.
Types of Investments
Invests primarily in debt securities rated BBB- or better or Baa3 or better (or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality).
Maturity
Typically, the fund will be invested substantially in securities with maturities in excess of three years.
Portfolio Restrictions
No more than 10% of assets may be invested in securities rated BB+ or below and Ba1 or below (or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality).

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 10/28/1986
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 5/31/2022
$2,747.9
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).
489+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 5/31/2022
17,549
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 17%
Fiscal Year-End Jul
Prospectus Date 05/01/2022
CUSIP 02630B 10 9
Fund Number 20

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 5/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/22

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Volatility & Return

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Fixed-Income

For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the fixed income funds
TAFTX
Bloomberg California Municipal Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 05/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 05/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 2.18% N/A
Fund at MOP 2.09% 2.63%
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Mark Marinella 3 8 36
Karl J. Zeile 18 22 30
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Ratings & Risk

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(96)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(96 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(85 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(65 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Low
HIGH
LOW
Category Muni California Long
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
4.11
Sharpe Ratio
0.52
For the 10 Years ending 5/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg California Municipal Index
Bloomberg Municipal TR USD
R-squared 97 97
Beta 0.99 1.03
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 97/100 101/103
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 5/31/22 (updated monthly).
AAA/Aaa
2.0%
AA/Aa
43.1%
A
16.3%
BBB/Baa
7.7%
BB/Ba
1.3%
CCC & Below
0.1%
Unrated
22.0%
Cash & equivalents
7.4%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
40.4%
5-9.9 Years
45.7%
10-19.9 Years
3.4%
20-29.9 Years
2.1%
30+ Years
1.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
General obligation bonds 17.3%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

State of California General Obligation Bonds
2.2%
Irvine Unified School District
1.6%
SAN FRANCISCO CALIF CITY & CNTY ARPTS COMMN
1.4%
LOS ANGELES INTL ARPT
1.3%
OAKLAND CALIF UNI SCH DIST
1.3%
The Regents of the University of California
1.1%
LOS ANGELES CALIF DEPARTMENT OF WATER & POWER
1.1%
State of California Veterans G.O. Bonds
1.1%
GOLDEN ST TOB SECURITIZATION CORP CALIF
1.0%
California Housing Finance Agency
0.9%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 06/24/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
Daily 01/31/22 02/01/22 $0.0309652 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.80
Daily 02/28/22 03/01/22 $0.0286218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.67
Daily 03/31/22 04/01/22 $0.0309038 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.13
Daily 04/29/22 05/02/22 $0.0305966 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16.51
Daily 05/31/22 06/01/22 $0.032541 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16.68
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.15362833 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.15362833

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.23%
Other Expenses 0.06%
Service 12b-1 0.25%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

TAFTX 0.54%
Lipper California Municipal Debt Funds Average
0.75%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).

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