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Capital Preservation

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

Overview

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Quality tax-exempt income while seeking preservation. Invests in high-quality, short-term municipal bonds to provide tax-exempt income while preserving capital. With a dollar-weighted average effective maturity of three years or less, it is designed to generate a slightly higher yield than tax-exempt money market funds, and provide a high degree of stability with limited exposure to interest rate volatility.
Price at NAV $9.94 as of 8/12/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $2,204.8
Portfolio Managers
2
Expense Ratio
0.44%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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-5.29%
1-year return
0.28%
5-year return
0.52%
10-year return
1.36%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds81.7%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
18.3%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds81.7%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
18.3%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)
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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
ASTEX
Bloomberg Municipal Short 1-5 Years Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 07/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 07/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Fund Statistics

2 years
Effective Duration
2.4%
Average Yield
to Maturity
3%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

High Quality
Limited Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide you with current income exempt from regular federal income tax, consistent with the maturity and quality standards described in this prospectus, and to preserve capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This strategy invests in high-quality, short-term municipal bonds to provide tax-exempt income while preserving capital. With a dollar-weighted average effective maturity of three years or less, the strategy is designed to generate a slightly higher yield than tax-exempt money market funds. It seeks to provide a high degree of stability with limited exposure to interest rate volatility.
Types of Investments
Invests primarily in municipal bonds with quality ratings of AA- or better or Aa3 or better or unrated but determined by the fund's investment adviser to be of equivalent quality. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in municipal bonds in the A rating category or unrated but determined by the fund's investment adviser to be of equivalent quality.
Maturity
The dollar-weighted average maturity of the fund's portfolio is no greater than three years.
Portfolio Restrictions
May invest up to 20% of assets in securities subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 8/07/2009
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 7/31/2022
$2,204.8
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
560+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 7/31/2022
25,546
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 49%
Fiscal Year-End Jul
Prospectus Date 05/01/2022
CUSIP 02630W 10 3
Fund Number 39

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 7/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 6/30/22

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
ASTEX
Bloomberg Municipal Short 1-5 Years Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 0.58% N/A
Fund at MOP 0.56% 1.36%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Vikas Malhotra 1 6 11
Mark Marinella 3 8 36
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Portfolio Composition

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(209)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(209 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(180 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(135 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Muni National Short
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

Over-all 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
Consistent Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(128)

(128)

(106)

(77)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(39)

(39)

(37)

(30)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(6265)

(6265)

(5585)

(3847)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(128)

(128)

(106)

(77)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(128)

(128)

(106)

(77)
Category Short Muni Debt Funds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
1.35
Sharpe Ratio
0.09
For the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg Municipal Short 1-5 Years Index
Bloomberg Municipal TR USD
R-squared 94 78
Beta 0.82 0.29
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 89/78 28/29
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
AAA/Aaa
25.9%
AA/Aa
34.9%
A
13.5%
BBB/Baa
2.6%
Unrated
2.0%
Cash & equivalents
21.0%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
74.3%
5-9.9 Years
7.3%
10-19.9 Years
--
20-29.9 Years
--
30+ Years
--
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
General obligation bonds 10.4%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

BLACK BELT ENERGY GAS DIST
2.1%
New York State Housing Finance Agency
1.0%
Waste Management
0.9%
METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY
0.9%
Minnesota St Hsg Fin Agy - 1995 RES
0.9%
State of California General Obligation Bonds
0.8%
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
0.8%
NORTH DAKOTA ST HSG FIN AGY - 1994 RES
0.8%
SAN FRANCISCO CALIF CITY & CNTY ARPTS COMMN
0.8%
COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY - 2001 ...
0.8%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

Texas
10.4%
California
7.2%
New York
6.4%
Florida
3.3%
Illinois
3.3%
Alabama
3.1%
Georgia
3.1%
Pennsylvania
2.9%
Ohio
2.2%
Minnesota
2.1%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 08/12/22

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 $0.0036843 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.11
Daily 02/28/22 03/01/22 $0.0037312 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.08
Daily 03/31/22 04/01/22 $0.0042034 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.94
Daily 04/29/22 05/02/22 $0.00496 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.84
Daily 05/31/22 06/01/22 $0.0076764 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.90
Daily 06/30/22 07/01/22 $0.0072922 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.87
Daily 07/29/22 08/01/22 $0.0091484 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.95
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.04069573 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.04069573

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.20%
Other Expenses 0.09%
Service 12b-1 0.15%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

Gross Net
ASTEX 0.44% 0.43%
Lipper Short Municipal Debt Funds Average
0.63%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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