Disclosure Regarding Mutual Fund Breakpoints

A July 2003 report based on the following findings of the Joint NASD Industry Breakpoint Task Force recommends written disclosure regarding mutual fund breakpoints.

Charges, Breakpoints, Fees and Revenue Sharing Relating to Mutual Funds, Money Funds, FDIC-Insured Bank Products and Annuities

Before investing in mutual funds, it is important that you understand the sales charges, expenses, and management fees that you will be charged, as well as the breakpoint discounts to which you may be entitled. Understanding these charges and breakpoint discounts will assist you in identifying the best investment for your particular needs and may help you to reduce the cost of your investment.

Information about charges, discounts, sales charges, expenses, management fees and breakpoint discounts vary from mutual fund to mutual fund. Therefore, you should discuss these matters with your investment professional and review each mutual fund’s prospectus and statement of additional information to obtain the specific information regarding the charges and breakpoint discounts associated with a particular mutual fund.