Flexible Credit Income Fund

PFLEX

Updated June 20, 2018

Objective

The Fund seeks to provide attractive risk adjusted returns and current income.

Overview

Fund Overview

The fund utilizes a flexible, multi-sector credit strategy and can provide access to less liquid investment strategies given its limited expected share repurchases in an attempt to provide risk-adjusted returns and current income. To achieve its objective, the fund looks to allocate across a wide array of global credit sectors, including corporate, mortgage, consumer emerging market, and municipal credit markets, and has the flexibility to invest in both public and private credit sectors.

The fund will invest, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of debt instruments of varying maturities. At least 25% of its total assets will typically be invested in public and private issued mortgage-related assets, and up to 40% of its total assets may be invested in securities of issuers economically tied to emerging market countries. The average portfolio duration of the fund is expected to be between zero and eight years. (See the fund prospectus for more detailed portfolio information.)

The Fund is a interval fund and as such offers limited expected share repurchases. The fund has adopted a fundamental investment policy to make quarterly offers to repurchase between 5% and 25% of its outstanding common shares at net asset value. Subject to applicable law and approval of the Board of Trustees, for each quarterly repurchase offer, the fund currently expects to offer to repurchase 5% of the fund’s outstanding common shares at net asset value.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Quarterly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

02/22/2017

CUSIP

72202M106

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Managers

Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

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Alfred T. Murata

Portfolio Manager, Mortgage Credit

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Marc P. Seidner

CIO Non-traditional Strategies

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Mark R. Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

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Christian Stracke

Global Head of Credit Research

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Eve Tournier

Head of European Credit Portfolio Management

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Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 06/20/2018 -
30 - Day SEC Yield as of 06/20/2018 -
NAV Distribution Rate as of 03/29/2018 6.95%
Latest Distribution ($ Share)1 as of 03/29/2018 $0.181800000
Distribution (YTD) 2 as of 03/29/2018 $0.181800000
Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures

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1Data does not include special cash dividends.
2Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.

Distribution rates are not performance and are calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution per share and dividing by the NAV as of the reported date. Distributions may be comprised of ordinary income, net capital gains, and/or a return of capital (ROC) of your investment in the fund. Because the distribution rate may include a ROC, it should not be confused with yield or income. A negative value for Undistributed Net Investment Income represents the potential for a ROC on an estimated tax basis. Please refer to the most recent Section 19 Notice, if applicable, for additional information regarding the composition of distributions. Final determination of a distribution’s tax character will be made on Form 1099 DIV sent to shareholders each January.


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 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.

Fees & Expenses

Management Fee3 1.78%
Total Annual Operating Expenses4 1.86%
Net Operating Expenses5 1.85%
Repurchase Fee (shares held one year or less)6 0.00%
Fees & Expenses Footnotes & Disclosures

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3The Management Fee shown is a percentage of net assets attributable to common shares (assuming the use of leverage representing approximately 30% of the Fund’s total assets). The fee rate shown is as of the most recent prospectus.
4Total Annual Operating Expenses are calculated as a percentage of common net assets and do not include estimated interest expense for borrowing/leverage. See the prospectus for estimated interest expenses and additional information regarding fees and estimated operating expenses.
5Net Operating Expenses shown are the expected net operating expenses after fee waiver/expense reimbursement, but do not include estimated interest expense for borrowing/leverage. See the prospectus for estimated interest expenses and additional information regarding fees and estimated operating expenses.
6The Fund does not currently charge a repurchase fee. However, the Fund is permitted to charge a repurchase fee of up to 2.00%. The Fund may introduce, or modify the amount of, a repurchase fee at any time.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 06/20/2018

NAV $10.36 One Day Return 0.02%
Daily Change $0.00 Daily YTD Return 2.24%
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Performance quoted represents past performance and 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 average annual returns shown. Performance quoted does not reflect any sales charges, if applicable, and performance would be lower if it did.

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.

No assurance is being made that any fund that may have experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods will continue to experience such performance. High performance is defined as an unusual growth in alpha between reporting periods or total return when measured to historical returns. Unusual performance is defined as an unusual change in performance (+/-) between reporting periods and the portfolio experienced unusual performance for one or more periods.

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Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures

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Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions on the payable date. All periods longer than one year are annualized.
Total return performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.
Daily YTD return is from the most recent calendar year end.
Growth of $10,000 is calculated at NAV and assumes that all dividend and capital gain distributions were reinvested. It does not take into account sales charges or the effect of taxes. Results are not indicative of future performance.

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Disclosures

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.  Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

The fund is an unlisted closed-end “interval fund.” Limited liquidity is provided to shareholders only through the fund’s quarterly offers to repurchase between 5% to 25% of its outstanding shares at net asset value (subject to applicable law and approval of the Board of Trustees, the Fund currently expects to offer to repurchase 5% of outstanding shares per quarter). There is no secondary market for the fund’s shares and none is expected to develop. Investors should consider shares of the fund to be an illiquid investment.


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 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.


The fund’s distribution rate may be affected by numerous factors, including changes in realized and projected market returns, 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 distribution rate at a future time.

A word about risk:

Investing in the bonds 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 the current low interest rate environment increases this risk. Current 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 securitiesmay involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Mortgage-related assets and other asset-backed instruments 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. Equitiesmay decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments and general market and financial conditions may affect the prepayment of bank loans, as such the prepayments cannot be predicted with accuracy. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower’s obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated. Investments in distressed loans and bankrupt companies are speculative and the repayment of default obligations contains significant uncertainties. The value of real estate and portfolios that invest in real estate may fluctuate due to: losses from casualty or condemnation, changes in local and general economic conditions, supply and demand, interest rates, property tax rates, regulatory limitations on rents, zoning laws, and operating expenses. 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. The use of leverage may cause a portfolio to liquidate positions when it may not be advantageous to do so to satisfy its obligations or to meet segregation requirements. Leverage, including borrowing, may cause a portfolio to be more volatile than if the portfolio had not been leveraged. An investment in an interval fund is not suitable for all investors. Unlike typical closed-end funds an interval fund’s shares are not typically listed on a stock exchange. Although interval funds provide limited liquidity to investors by offering to repurchase a limited amount of shares on a periodic basis, investors should consider shares of the Fund to be an illiquid investment. Investments in interval funds are therefore subject to as an investor may not be able to sell the shares at an advantageous time or price. There is also no secondary market for the Fund’s shares and none is expected to develop. There is no guarantee that an investor will be able to tender all or any of their requested Fund shares in a periodic repurchase offer.
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.
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PIMCO Investments LLC, distributor, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, is a company of PIMCO.