Emerging Markets Growth Fund

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As of 31.08.2018

Standardized Returns

  Month YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs. Life of Fund
10/3/2005
Emerging Markets Growth Fund -3.92% -11.35% -4.43% 9.44% 5.24% 3.28% 5.98%
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (net) -2.64% -7.43% -0.67% 11.06% 5.00% 3.68% 6.31%

Calendar Year Total Returns

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Emerging Markets Growth Fund 48.86% 1.42% -15.48% 2.60% 1.10% 20.79% -17.21% 22.28% 75.80% -60.04%
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (net) 36.83% 9.90% -13.86% -1.79% -2.20% 18.68% -19.49% 19.90% 82.36% -53.78%

Performance cited represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Returns shown are average annual total returns, which assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Investment returns and principal will fluctuate with market and economic conditions and you may have a gain or loss when you sell shares.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The series approximates the minimum possible dividend reinvestment.

International investing involves special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risk. Investing in emerging markets can increase these risks.

Investments in initial public offerings (IPOs) during favorable market conditions have significantly contributed to the Emerging Markets Growth Fund's performance since its inception. As the Fund grows in size or as market conditions for IPOs become less favorable, the impact of IPOs is likely to diminish.