PTAEX - Putnam Tax Exempt Income A

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Putnam Tax Exempt Income A

Putnam Tax Exempt Income FundOne Post Office SqBoston MA 02109
800-225-1581
Management Information
Paul Drury,Lead Manager since July 30, 2002
Mr. Drury is a Portfolio Manager in the Tax Exempt Fixed Income group. In this role, he is responsible for managing several sectors within the municipal market. He is also a Portfolio Manager of Putnam???s taxexempt funds. Mr. Drury, a CFA charterholder, has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1989.
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Fund Overview

CategoryMuni National Long
Fund FamilyPutnam
Net Assets1.01B
YTD Return4.77%
Yield3.47%
Morningstar Rating★★★
Inception DateDec 30, 1976

Fund Operations

Last Dividend0.00
Last Cap Gain0.00
Holdings Turnover21.00%
Average for CategoryN/A

Fees & Expenses

ExpensePTAEXCategory Average
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net)0.00%0.85%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.77%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio0.77%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee0.22%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load4.00%3.74%
Max Deferred Sales LoadN/A1.99%
3 Yr Expense Projection636N/A
5 Yr Expense Projection811N/A
10 Yr Expense Projection1,316N/A