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Morningstar, an industry leader in fund information and analysis, combines measures of a fund's sales load, performance, and risk to assign it a Morningstar Rating based on risk-adjusted returns.

Each of the funds below have earned at least a four-star overall rating and a minimum of a three-star A-share (load-waived) rating overall.

Current Morningstar Ratings

Asset Allocation - Target Risk

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
SAM Flexible Income A (Load-Waived) Conservative Allocation Four Stars Four stars Three stars Four Stars
SAM Flexible Income A Conservative Allocation Three stars Three stars Three Stars Three Stars
SAM Conservative Balanced A (Load Waived) Conservative Allocation Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars
SAM Conservative Balanced A Conservative Allocation Three stars Three stars Three stars Three stars
SAM Balanced A (Load Waived) Moderate Allocation Three stars Three stars Four stars Three stars
SAM Balanced A Moderate Allocation Three stars Two stars Three stars Three stars
SAM Conservative Growth A (Load Waived) Aggressive Allocation Four stars Four stars Four stars Three stars
SAM Conservative Growth A Aggressive Allocation Three stars Three Stars Three stars Three stars

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Asset Allocation - Target Date

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
LifeTime 2010 A (Load Waived) Target Date 2000-2010 Five stars Four stars Five stars Two stars
LifeTime 2010 A Target Date 2000-2010 Four stars Three stars Four stars Two stars
LifeTime 2020 A (Load Waived) Target Date 2016-2020 Five stars Four stars Five stars Three stars
LifeTime 2020 A Target Date 2016-2020 Three stars Two stars Three stars Two stars
LifeTime 2030 A (Load Waived) Target Date 2026-2030 Four stars Three stars Four stars Four stars
LifeTime 2030 A Target Date 2026-2030 Three stars Two stars Three stars Three stars
LifeTime 2040 A (Load Waived) Target Date 2036-2040 Three stars Three stars Three stars Four stars
LifeTime 2040 A Target Date 2036-2040 Two stars Two stars Two stars Three stars

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Large U.S. Equity

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Capital Appreciation A (Load-Waived) Large Blend Three stars Three stars Three stars Four stars
Capital Appreciation A Large Blend Three stars Two Stars Two stars Four stars
Equity Income A (Load-Waived) Large Value Four stars Three stars Three stars Four stars
Equity Income A Large Value Three stars Two stars Three stars Four stars

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Small/Mid U. S. Equity

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
MidCap A (Load-Waived) MidCap Growth Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars
MidCap A MidCap Growth Four stars Five stars Four stars Five stars
Real Estate Securities A (Load-Waived) Real Estate Three stars Four stars Three stars Four stars
Real Estate Securities A Real Estate Two stars Two stars Two stars Four stars
SmallCap Blend A (Load-Waived) Small Blend Three stars Four stars Three stars Three stars
SmallCap Blend A Small Blend Two stars Three stars Two stars Two stars

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International Equity

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Global Real Estate Securities Fund A (Load-Waived) Global Real Estate Four stars Five stars Four stars N/A
Global Real Estate Securities Fund A Global Real Estate Four stars Three stars Four stars N/A

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Specialty

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Global Diversified Income Fund A (Load-Waived) Conservative Allocation Five stars Four stars Five stars N/A
Global Diversified Income Fund A Conservative Allocation Five stars Four stars Five stars N/A

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Fixed Income

Fund Morningstar Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Bond & Mtg Securities A (Load-Waived) Intermediate-Term Bond Four stars Three stars Four stars Two stars
Bond & Mtg Securities A Intermediate-Term Bond Three stars Two Stars Four stars One star
California Municipal Fund A (Load-Waived) Intermediate-Term Bond Four stars Four stars Four stars Three stars
California Municipal Fund A Intermediate-Term Bond Three stars Three Stars Four stars Two stars
Government & High Quality Bond Fund A (Load-Waived) Intermediate Government Four stars Four stars Four stars Three stars
Government & High Quality Bond Fund A Intermediate Government Three stars Three Stars Four stars Three stars
High Yield A (Load-Waived) High Yield Bond Four stars Four stars Three stars Five stars
High Yield A High Yield Bond Four stars Two Stars Two stars Five stars
Income A (Load Waived) Intermediate-Term Bond Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars
Income A Intermediate-Term Bond Four stars Three stars Four stars Four stars
Tax-Exempt Bond A (Load-Waived) Muni National Long Four stars Four stars Four stars Three stars
Tax-Exempt Bond A Muni National Long Three stars Three stars Three stars Three stars

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Not all investors are eligible to purchase shares at Net Asset Value (without a sales charge). Load-waived ratings apply only when investors are eligible to purchase shares without the sales charge or for existing shareholders who have already paid the sales charge. Unless indicated as "load-waived", ratings include a maximum sales charge. Consult a current prospectus for details on reduced/waived sales charges and breakpoints.

Ratings listed above are as of 3/31/2014. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance for funds with at least a 3-year performance history and are subject to change every month. Morningstar Ratings (TM) are calculated from a fund's three-, five-, and ten-year average annual returns in excess of the 90-day U.S. Treasury bill returns, with appropriate fee adjustments, and a risk factor that reflects performance below the 90-day Treasury bill return. Within each asset class the top 10% of funds receive 5 stars (Highest); the next 22.5% receive 4 stars (Above Average); the middle 35% earn 3 stars (Average); the next 22.5% receive 2 stars (Below Average); and the bottom 10% get 1 star (Lowest). The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Copyright 2012 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

The number of U.S.-domiciled funds tracked by Morningstar in the following categories for periods ended 3/31/2014 are as follows: the Conservative Allocation category consisted of 562 funds for the three-year period, 488 funds for the five-year period and 244 funds for the ten-year period; the Moderate Allocation category consisted of 742 funds for the three-year period, 666 funds for the five-year period and 437 funds for the ten-year period; the Agressive Allocation category consisted of 324 funds for the three-year period, 295 funds for the five-year period, and 164 funds for the ten-year period; the Target Date 2000-2010 category consisted of 137 funds for the three-year period, 125 funds for the five-year period, and 35 funds for the ten-year period; the Target Date 2016-2020 category consisted of 186 funds for the three-year period, 169 funds for the five-year period, and 38 funds for the ten-year period; the Target Date 2026-2030 category consisted of 186 funds for the three-year period, 169 funds for the five-year period, and 33 funds for the ten-year period; the Target Date 2036-2040 category consisted of 182 funds for the three-year period, 165 funds for the five-year period, and 33 funds for the ten-year period; the Large Blend category consisted of 1,361 funds for the three-year period, 1,219 funds for the five-year period, and 806 funds for the ten-year period; the Large Value category consisted of 1,068 funds for the three-year period, 951 funds for the five-year period, and 626 funds for the ten-year period; the MidCap Growth category consisted of 641 funds for the three-year period, 556 funds for the five-year period, and 420 funds for the ten-year period; the Real Estate category consisted of 225 funds for the three-year period, 194 funds for the five-year period, and 145 funds for the ten-year period; the Small Blend category consisted of 612 funds for the three-year period, 554 funds for the five-year period, and 335 funds for the ten-year period; the Global Real Estate category consisted of 169 funds for the three-year period, 151 funds for the five-year period, and 27 funds for the ten-year period; the Intermediate-Term Bond category consisted of 942 funds for the three-year period, 808 funds for the five-year period, and 581 funds for the ten-year period; the Muni California Long category consisted of 138 funds for the three-year period, 133 funds for the five-year period, and 108 funds for the ten-year period; the Intermediate Government category consisted of 297 funds for the three-year period, 281 funds for the five-year period, and 239 funds for the ten-year period; the High Yield Bond category consisted of 550 funds for the three-year period, 469 funds for the five-year period, and 332 funds for the ten-year period; the Muni National Long category consisted of 227 funds for the three-year period, 209 funds for the five-year period, and 171 funds for the ten-year period.

This document represents a limited selection of the Principal Funds & Portfolios that are rated by Morningstar. Many of our other Funds, Portfolios and share classes are also rated by Morningstar, but may not be rated as highly as the Funds included in this document.

© 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


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