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RETIREMENT PLAN INVESTOR

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Portfolio Series

SM

Vehicle: Mutual Fund Share Class
Notice The Portfolio Solutions Committee reallocated this product as of July 30, 2022. These changes to the underlying funds are reflected below. View additional details here.

Overview

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Seeking income and preservation. As part of a diversified investment strategy, this fund of funds seeks to provide investors a source of current income.
Price at NAV $9.66 as of 8/12/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $2,776.3
Portfolio Solutions Committee Members
7
Expense Ratio
0.63%

Underlying Funds

Income and Preservation 5%
American Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund ® 5%
Capital Preservation 94.9%
Intermediate Bond Fund of America ® 45%
Short-Term Bond Fund of America ® 49.9%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds86.7%
Non-U.S. Bonds8.3%
Cash & Equivalents
5.0%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds86.7%
Non-U.S. Bonds8.3%
Cash & Equivalents
5.0%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Fund Statistics

2.9 years
Effective Duration
3.4%
Average Yield
to Worst
1.7%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)
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Volatility & Return

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Equities

For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
PPVAX
Bloomberg 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit A+ 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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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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-6.44%
1-year return
0.66%
5-year return
0.76%
10-year return
1.24%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly).

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 current income, consistent with preservation of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
The fund will attempt to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a mix of American Funds in different combinations and weightings.
Types of Investments
Principally invest in funds that seek current income through bond investments.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 5/18/2012
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 7/31/2022
$2,776.3
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
769+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 7/31/2022
50,784
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 17%
Fiscal Year-End Oct
Prospectus Date 01/01/2022
CUSIP 02630Y 79 4
Fund Number 45

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 7/31/22

PPVAX
Bloomberg 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit A+ Index

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.
PPVAX
Bloomberg 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit A+ Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.25% N/A
Fund at MOP 1.22% 1.24%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund -- -- --
Bloomberg 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit A+ Index
-- -- --
Fund as of 6/30/22. Index as of --.

Portfolio Solutions Committee

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Alan N. Berro 10 31 36
Michelle J. Black 2 20 27
Samir Mathur 2 9 29
Wesley K. Phoa 10 23 28
John R. Queen 2 20 32
William L. Robbins 2 27 30
Andrew B. Suzman 10 28
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(550)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(550 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(487 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(334 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Short-Term Bond
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

(163)

(163)

(147)

(106)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(40)

(40)

(35)

(30)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(6265)

(6265)

(5585)

(3847)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(164)

(164)

(148)

(107)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(164)

(164)

(148)

(107)
Category Sht-Int Inv Grd Dbt Fds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
1.74
Sharpe Ratio
0.21
For the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit A+ Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 89 81
Beta 1.02 0.44
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 116/106 40/47
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).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
47.5%
AAA/Aaa
27.9%
AA/Aa
5.6%
A
7.8%
BBB/Baa
4.2%
BB/Ba
0.1%
Unrated
2.6%
Cash & equivalents
4.1%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
76.1%
5-9.9 Years
14.8%
10-19.9 Years
1.1%
20-29.9 Years
1.3%
30+ Years
0.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
U.S. government & government agency bonds & notes 47.4%
Asset-backed obligations 8.5%
Non-U.S. government/agency securities 4.6%
Municipal securities 0.2%

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

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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
01/27/22 01/27/22 01/28/22 $0.0071 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.05
02/24/22 02/24/22 02/25/22 $0.0034 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.98
03/29/22 03/29/22 03/30/22 $0.0082 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.83
04/27/22 04/27/22 04/28/22 $0.0106 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.73
05/26/22 05/26/22 05/27/22 $0.0145 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.73
06/28/22 06/28/22 06/29/22 $0.0148 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.58
07/27/22 07/27/22 07/28/22 $0.0148 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.67
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.0734 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.0734

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.00%
Other Expenses 0.08%
Acquired (Underlying) Fund Fees and Expenses 0.25%
Service 12b-1 0.30%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

PPVAX 0.63%
Lipper Short-Intmdt Investment Grade Debt Funds Average
0.62%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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