Targeted Municipal Ladder Managed Account

Updated February 08, 2012

Strategy Overview

Highlights

Available with a national focus or with the following state - specific focuses: California and New York. All are designed to seek an attractive, predictable stream of income with an emphasis on capital preservation.

Benefit from PIMCO's proprietary credit research, a key advantage in a municipal bond market that has become increasingly complex and subject to credit risk.

Seeks to improve market access and pricing to provide best execution based on institutional presence.

Minimum average portfolio rating of A+ (by either Moody's or S&P).

No exposure to issues subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) at time of purchase.

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Process & Philosophy

Investment Process

As with all of our strategies, PIMCO Targeted Municipal Ladder Managed Account is guided by our top - down global macroeconomic outlook. Rigorous bottom - up analysis drives the municipal bond selection process and facilitates the identification and analysis of undervalued securities.

PIMCO has been managing municipal assets since 1997 and we are among the largest investors in the space today. Our institutional presence in this sector may provide benefits for investors, such as improved pricing and lower transaction costs.

Municipal Bond Philosophy

PIMCO focuses on generating tax - efficient income and capital preservation by investing in high quality municipal bonds that are exempt from federal taxes. We seek well - structured municipal bonds that provide appropriate compensation for risks relating to calls, credit quality, liquidity, tax liabilities, call features and market supply - demand conditions.

Portfolio Construction

The Value of Our Targeted Approach

The ranges of our targeted laddered portfolios - from 3 - 11 or 3 - 17 years – were chosen specifically to add value. By extending the first maturity, the ladders may benefit from the higher yield potential of securities beyond the compressed 1 - 2 year range. Additionally, the 3 - 11 year Targeted Municipal Ladder includes an 11th year which may benefit from reduced investor demand for maturities beyond 10 years, while the 3 - 17 year targeted ladder may provide similar yields to 20 - year ladders with lower interest-rate risk.

Managers

Julie P. Callahan

Portfolio Manager, Municipal Bonds

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Disclosures

The managed account strategies described in this material are offered by Pacific Investment Management Company LLC and are available exclusively through financial professionals. Managed accounts have a minimum asset level and may not be suitable for all investors. Financial professionals seeking more information should contact their managed accounts department or call their PIMCO representative.
Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Individual account holdings will vary depending on the size of an account, cash flows and account restrictions. Portfolio holdings are subject to change daily without notice. At any time an individual account managed in this strategy may or may not include securities held by another portfolio. Consequently, any particular account may have portfolio characteristics and performance that differ from another individual account in this strategy.
A word about risk:
All investments contain risk and may lose value. 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 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. Income from municipal bonds while exempt from federal taxes may be subject to state and local taxes and at times the alternative minimum tax. Diversification does not ensure against loss. PIMCO does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your tax and/or legal counsel for specific tax or legal questions and concerns. The credit quality of a particular security or group of securities does not ensure the stability or safety of an overall portfolio. Investors should consult their investment professional prior to making an investment decision.
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