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Vehicle: Mutual Fund Share Class
Purchase Restrictions: Class F-2 shares are available through certain registered investment advisor and fee-based programs, but are not available for purchase in most employer-sponsored retirement plans. See the prospectus for details.

Overview

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A flexible approach to growth investing. Seeks opportunities in traditional growth stocks as well as cyclical companies and turnaround situations with significant potential for growth of capital.
Price at NAV $53.86 as of 6/24/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $222,937.4
Portfolio Managers
13
Expense Ratio
0.40%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities83.0%
Non-U.S. Equities10.2%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
6.8%
U.S. Equities83.0%
Non-U.S. Equities10.2%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
6.8%
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)
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Volatility & Return

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Equities

For Class F-2 Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
GFFFX
S&P 500 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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Market Capitalization

77.9%
Large
20.0%
Medium
2.1%
Small
$174,206.04 Million
Weighted Average


As of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Large Growth
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide you with growth of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This fund takes a flexible approach to growth investing, seeking opportunities in traditional growth stocks as well as cyclical companies and turnarounds with significant potential for growth of capital. Geographic flexibility also allows portfolio managers to pursue opportunities outside of the U.S. This differentiated approach has the potential to enable the fund to navigate a variety of market environments.
Types of Investments
Invests at least 65% of its assets in common stocks. May also invest in convertibles, preferred stocks, U.S. government securities, bonds and cash equivalents.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 12/01/1973
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 5/31/2022
$222,937.4
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).
375+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 5/31/2022
1,053,766
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 24%
Fiscal Year-End Aug
Prospectus Date 11/01/2021
CUSIP 399874 82 5
Fund Number 605

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 5/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/22

Growth of 10K

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For Class F-2 Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
GFFFX
S&P 500 Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 0.35% 0.24%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 4.70 11.67 23.11
S&P 500 Index
3.80 13.10 20.00
Fund as of 3/31/22. Index as of 3/31/22.
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Julian N. Abdey 2 19 26
Christopher D. Buchbinder 8 26
Mark L. Casey 9 21
J. Blair Frank 20 27 28
Joanna F. Jonsson 6 31 33
Carl M. Kawaja 11 30 34
Donald D. O'Neal 28 36
Anne-Marie Peterson 9 17 27
Alex Popa 5 14 17
Andraz Razen 3 17 23
Martin Romo 11 28 29
Lawrence R. Solomon 11 36 37
Alan J. Wilson 9 31 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(1142)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(1142 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(1054 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(777 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Large Growth
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

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

(621)

(621)

(586)

(439)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(357)

(357)

(330)

(216)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(12373)

(12373)

(11135)

(7654)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(622)

(622)

(587)

(440)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(622)

(622)

(587)

(440)
Category Large-Cap Growth Funds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
14.62
Sharpe Ratio
0.95
For the 10 Years ending 5/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds/
Morningstar Benchmark
S&P 500 TR USD
R-squared 90
Beta 1.03
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 103/102
American Funds and Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 5/31/22 (updated monthly).

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Consumer discretionary 24.3%
Information technology 23.2%
Communication services 12.4%
Health care 12.2%
Industrials 6.9%
Financials 6.6%
Energy 3.4%
Consumer staples 2.2%
Materials 2.0%
Utilities 0.5%
Real estate 0.2%

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

Top Equities

Tesla Inc
7.0%
Microsoft
6.0%
Alphabet
4.6%
Amazon
4.0%
UnitedHealth Group
3.3%
Meta Platforms
3.0%
Broadcom
2.1%
ASML
1.5%
Mastercard Inc
1.4%
Thermo Fisher Scientific
1.3%

% of net assets as of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
84.2%
Europe
4.2%
Asia & Pacific Basin
2.5%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
3.0%
Cash & equivalents
6.1%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
S&P 500 Index
United States 89.7% 100.0%
Canada 2.4% 0.0%
Europe 4.8% 0.0%
Japan 0.5% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 0.4% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 2.3% 0.0%

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

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
S&P 500 Index
United States 84.2% 100.0%
Canada 2.2% 0.0%
Europe 4.6% 0.0%
Japan 0.5% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 0.3% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 2.1% 0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
6.1% --

% 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 01/26/22

2021
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
12/17/21 12/17/21 12/20/21 $0.2196 $0.00 $6.014 $0.00 $71.45
2021 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.2196 Cap Gains Subtotal: $6.014
Total Distributions: $6.2336

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.26%
Other Expenses 0.14%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

GFFFX 0.40%
Lipper Large-Cap Growth Funds Average
0.73%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).

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