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2016 Tax Form 8937
Preserve Capital, Fight Taxes. Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Bond Fund helps preserve capital and generate income free of federal taxes through actively managed positions in investment-grade, intermediate-term municipal bonds.
Seeks safety of principal and high current income that is exempt from federal income tax.
Interest rate changes are among the most significant factors affecting bond return. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. Investment income may be subject to certain state and local taxes and, depending on your tax status, the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Capital gains are not exempt from state and federal income tax. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results
Total return and current income that is exempt from federal income taxes through investment-grade, intermediate-term municipal bonds.
Seeks to avoid alternative minimum tax (AMT) exposure while providing shareholders with monthly federal tax-free income.
Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
For periods prior to the inception of a class, performance is for the oldest class, restated with applicable fees, if any.
Maturity: Describes the portfolio of the fund in terms of the different maturities of the securities it holds.
Weighted average life to maturity (WALM) is a measure of the sensitivity of a fixed income portfolio to interest rate changes. WALM is the average time in years to receive the principal repayments. Accordingly, WALM reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit or tightening liquidity conditions.
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Interest rate changes are among the most significant factors affecting bond return. When rates decline, bond prices rise and the fund may generate less income. When rates rise, bond prices fall. Depending on your tax situation, investment income may be subject to state and local taxes and the federal alternative minimum tax.
Fund shares are not guaranteed by the U.S. Government.
Please see the prospectus for details about sales charges.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
Only Investor Class shares are made available to investors directly. Advisor, A, C, I, and Y Classes of shares are only available for purchase by institutions or other financial intermediaries. R, R5, and R6 Classes of shares are only available for purchase by group employer-sponsored retirement plans. Review definitions and minimums for all share classes.
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