AGTHX - American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A

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American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A

The Growth Fund of America, Inc.

One Market, Steuart Tower, Suite 1800

San Francisco, CA 94105-1409

Management Information
Alan Wilson,Lead Manager since November 2, 2012
J. Blair Frank is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 24 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, Blair covered U.S. small-cap companies. Before joining Capital, Blair worked as an equity manager at Institutional Capital Corp. in Chicago. He holds an MBA in finance from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Bates College. Blair is based in Los Angeles.
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Fund Overview

CategoryLarge Growth
Fund FamilyAmerican Funds
Net Assets200.83B
YTD Return28.12%
Morningstar Rating★★★
Inception DateNov 29, 1973

Fund Operations

Last Dividend0.38
Last Cap Gain0.00
Holdings Turnover36.00%
Average for CategoryN/A

Fees & Expenses

ExpenseAGTHXCategory Average
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net)0.65%1.06%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.65%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio0.65%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee0.25%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load5.75%5.40%
Max Deferred Sales LoadN/A1.47%
3 Yr Expense Projection771N/A
5 Yr Expense Projection916N/A
10 Yr Expense Projection1,339N/A