Morningstar Upgrades PIMCO Income Fund to Gold

“The strategy has posted long-term returns among the category’s best, with modest volatility. It has been as or more resilient in other times of stress, too.”

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PIMIX

Income Fund

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30-day SEC YieldFootnote2
3.25%
as of 10/31/2020
Distribution Yield (NAV)Footnote3
3.90%
as of 10/31/2020
Total Net
Assets
$125,302 MM
as of 10/31/2020
Fund Inception Date
03/30/2007
Overall Morningstar™ Rating
5-Star
Among 289 Multisector Bond funds based on risk-adjusted returns as of 10/31/2020.

Average Annual Returns11 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince Inception
Income Fund (at NAV)3.843.635.497.037.87
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index6.985.244.183.644.50

Disclosures

All data as of 30 September 2020, unless otherwise stated. Source: PIMCO, Bloomberg. Performance is shown for the institutional class, net of fees. Gross Expense Ratio: 1.09%. Adjusted Expense Ratio: 0.50%. The Adjusted Expense Ratio excludes certain investment expenses, such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investments in underlying PIMCO Funds (if applicable), none of which are paid to PIMCO.

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. For performance current to the most recent month-end, visit www.pimco.com or call (888) 87-PIMCO

Distributions may be comprised of ordinary income, net capital gains, and/or a return of capital (“ROC”) of your investment in the Fund. If the Fund estimates that a portion of its distribution may be comprised of amounts from sources other than net investment income in accordance with its policies and good accounting practices, the Fund will notify shareholders of the estimated composition of such distribution through a Section 19 Notice. The amounts and composition of distributions reported on any Section 19 Notice issued by the Fund are only estimates and should not be used for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and composition of distributions for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during its entire fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Final determination of a distribution's tax character will be reported on Form 1099 DIV sent to shareholders for the calendar year.

PFIIX

Low Duration Income Fund


30-day SEC YieldFootnote2
2.55%
as of 10/31/2020
Distribution Yield (NAV)Footnote3
3.31%
as of 10/31/2020
Total Net Assets
$5,857 MM
as of 10/31/2020
Fund Inception Date
07/30/2004
Overall Morningstar™ Rating
Among 512 Short-Term Bond funds based on risk-adjusted returns as of 10/31/2020.

Average Annual Returns1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince Inception
Low Duration Income Fund (at NAV)3.123.285.583.683.80
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate 1-3 Years Index3.442.762.051.582.59

Disclosures

All data as of 30 September 2020, unless otherwise stated. Source: PIMCO, Bloomberg. Performance is shown for the institutional class, net of fees. Gross Expense Ratio: 0.55%. Adjusted Expense Ratio: 0.51%. The Adjusted Expense Ratio excludes certain investment expenses, such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investments in underlying PIMCO Funds (if applicable), none of which are paid to PIMCO.

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. For performance current to the most recent month-end, visit www.pimco.com or call (888) 87-PIMCO

Your Source for Income Strategies

Benefit from PIMCO’s expertise as one of the world’s premier bond managers

10+ Years of Navigating Up and Down Markets

By seeking to provide consistent income and attractive returns, PIMCO Income Fund has helped millions of investors’ worldwide meet their income investing goals for over a decade. Footnote 1

Designed with Resiliency in Mind to Handle Market Challenges

Uniquely balances higher-yielding assets and higher-quality assets, which perform differently in varying growth environments, to help weather the challenges of changing markets.

A Focus on Income

No matter which way the markets and interest rates move, our income investing strategies can access opportunities around the world – thanks to its global, flexible approach.

Award-Winning Income Investment Management Team

Dan Ivascyn and Alfred Murata were named Morningstar’s 2013 U.S. Fixed Income Fund Managers of the YearFootnote4. Dan, Alfred and Joshua Anderson draw on the firm’s time-tested investment process: our rigorously developed global macro outlook, bottom-up credit analysis and research teams’ deep reservoir of specialized investment expertise.

Dan Ivascyn

Dan Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

Dan is Group Chief Investment Officer and a managing director in the Newport Beach office, and is the lead portfolio manager for the firm’s income strategies and credit hedge fund and mortgage opportunistic strategies.

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Alfred Murata

Alfred Murata

Portfolio Manager, Mortgage Credit

Alfred is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, managing income-oriented, multi-sector credit, opportunistic and securitized strategies.

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Joshua Anderson

Joshua Anderson

Head of Global ABS Portfolio Management

Joshua is a managing director and portfolio manager on the income team in the Newport Beach office, and leads the global ABS (asset-backed securities) portfolio management team.

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Disclosures

1 The PIMCO Income Fund has issued a dividend distribution for each month since inception. No guarantee is being made that a future dividend will be issued.

2 The 30 day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days.

3 The distribution yield for monthly paying Funds is calculated by annualizing actual dividends distributed for the monthly period ended on the date shown and dividing by the net asset value on the last business day for the same period. The distribution yield for quarterly paying Funds is calculated by taking the average of the prior four quarterly distribution yields. The quarterly distribution yields are calculated by annualizing actual dividends distributed for the quarterly period ended on the most recent quarterly distribution date and dividing by the net asset value for the same date. The distribution yield for annual paying Funds is calculated by taking the annual distribution divided by the Fund’s net asset value on ex-date. The yield is annualized if the Fund incepted less than a year ago. The yield does not include long- or short-term capital gains distributions.

4 The Morningstar Fixed Income Fund Manager of the Year award is based on the strength of the manager, performance, strategy and firm's stewardship. Effective 30 July 2018, Joshua Anderson began co-managing the Fund.

5 On May 20, 2020, Morningstar rated Income Fund Instl (PIMIX) Gold.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, if available, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or PIMCO representative or by visiting www.pimco.com. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

The performance figures presented reflect the total return performance for the Institutional Class shares (after fees) and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions. All periods longer than one year are annualized. The minimum initial investment for Institutional, I-2, I-3 and Administrative class shares is $1 million; however, it may be modified for certain financial intermediaries who submit trades on behalf of eligible investors.

Investments made by a Fund and the results achieved by a Fund are not expected to be the same as those made by any other PIMCO-advised Fund, including those with a similar name, investment objective or policies. A new or smaller Fund’s performance may not represent how the Fund is expected to or may perform in the long-term. New Funds have limited operating histories for investors to evaluate and new and smaller Funds may not attract sufficient assets to achieve investment and trading efficiencies. A Fund may be forced to sell a comparatively large portion of its portfolio to meet significant shareholder redemptions for cash, or hold a comparatively large portion of its portfolio in cash due to significant share purchases for cash, in each case when the Fund otherwise would not seek to do so, which may adversely affect performance.

Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index.

It is important to note that differences exist between the fund’s daily internal accounting records, the fund’s financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and recordkeeping practices under income tax regulations. It is possible that the fund may not issue a Section 19 Notice in situations where the fund’s financial statements prepared later and in accordance with U.S. GAAP and/or the final tax character of those distributions might later report that the sources of those distributions included capital gains and/or a return of capital. Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report for more details.

Although the Fund may seek to maintain stable distributions, the Fund’s distribution rates may be affected by numerous factors, including but not limited to changes in realized and projected market returns, fluctuations in market interest rates, Fund performance, and other factors. There can be no assurance that a change in market conditions or other factors will not result in a change in the Fund’s distribution rate or that the rate will be sustainable in the future.

For instance, during periods of low or declining interest rates, the Fund’s distributable income and dividend levels may decline for many reasons. For example, the Fund may have to deploy uninvested assets (whether from purchases of Fund shares, proceeds from matured, traded or called debt obligations or other sources) in new, lower yielding instruments. Additionally, payments from certain instruments that may be held by the Fund (such as variable and floating rate securities) may be negatively impacted by declining interest rates, which may also lead to a decline in the Fund’s distributable income and dividend levels.

There is no assurance that any fund, including any fund that has experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods, will experience similar levels of performance in the future. High performance is defined as a significant increase in either 1) a fund’s total return in excess of that of the fund’s benchmark between reporting periods or 2) a fund’s total return in excess of the fund’s historical returns between reporting periods. Unusual performance is defined as a significant change in a fund’s performance as compared to one or more previous reporting periods.

A word about risk: Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and low interest rate environments increase this risk. Reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. Diversification does not ensure against loss.

There is no guarantee that these investment strategies will work under all market conditions or are suitable for all investors and each investor should evaluate their ability to invest long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market. Investors should consult their investment professional prior to making an investment decision.

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable and dollar-denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed-rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis. Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate 1-3 Years Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated with a maturity between one and three years. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Morningstar Rating™ as of 31 October 2020 for the institutional share class; other classes may have different performance characteristics. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund.The PIMCO Income Fund was rated against the following numbers of Multisector Bond funds over the following time periods: Overall 5 Stars (289 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (289 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (250 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 5 Stars (130 funds rated).The PIMCO Low Duration Income Fund was rated against the following numbers of Short-Term Bond funds over the following time periods: Overall 5 Stars (512 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (512 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (455 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 5 Stars (297 funds rated).

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar, Inc.® 2020. 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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