Total Return ESG Fund

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Updated July 19, 2018

Objective

Seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management

Primary Portfolio

Intermediate-term fixed income securities with a concentration on socially conscious companies

Overview

Fund Overview

Anchor your portfolio with a solid, socially-conscious core

PIMCO’s Total Return family of funds has focused on maximizing total return potential while protecting principal. That emphasis has helped the fund deliver attractive returns through the ups and downs of bond market cycles since 1991. Total Return ESG, built on the Total Return foundation, uses environmental-, social-, and governance-related (ESG) criteria to choose securities that comprise the fund and to proactively engage with issuers to realize ESG-related objectives.

Why Invest In This Fund

Quality, diversification, flexibility

As a true core bond holding, the fund emphasizes higher quality, intermediate-term bonds and aims to avoid concentrated risk exposure through global diversification. It also has considerable flexibility to respond to changing economic conditions to help manage overall risk and increase total return potential. This flexible, risk-focused approach has helped the fund deliver attractive returns across varying market and interest rate environments.

Investing for sustainability and impact as well as returns

The fund seeks to influence positive change while using its time-tested investment process to deliver strong, long-term performance. PIMCO’s approach to sustainable investing integrates dedicated ESG research with a robust credit research process to identify relative value opportunities while optimizing the portfolio using ESG-based criteria. This approach also seeks to actively engage with issuers with the goal of improving their ESG-related business practices.

A risk-focused approach

Unlike funds that simply seek the highest yield, the fund aims to provide investors with a combination of income and capital appreciation potential. It is guided by a forward-looking, risk-focused philosophy that aims to identify risk early while also being positioned to capture attractive returns.

Our Expertise

The fund’s expert portfolio management team - Scott Mather, CIO U.S. Core Strategies, Mike Amey, head of PIMCO’s ESG strategies, Mark Kiesel, CIO Global Credit, and Mihir Worah, CIO Real Return and Asset Allocation - is supported by the full spectrum of PIMCO’s global resources and four decades of active bond management experience.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

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. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Monthly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

05/01/1991

CUSIP

693390866

RELATED

We believe the bond market is uniquely suited to both benefit from and provide finance for ESG-related (environmental, social and governance) efforts.

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One important objective for PIMCO’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiative is to incorporate the UN SDGs into our engagement activity as a framework for focus, accountability and ultimately measuring impact.

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Managers

Scott A. Mather

CIO U.S. Core Strategies

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Mike Amey

Head of Sterling Portfolio Management and ESG Strategies

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Mark R. Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

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Mihir P. Worah

CIO Asset Allocation and Real Return

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 06/30/2018 2.67%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 07/19/2018 -
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 06/30/2018 3.02%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 07/19/2018 -
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 06/29/2018 $0.020089210
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 06/29/2018 $0.101618140
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures

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1The 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.
2The 30-Day SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
3Data does not include special cash dividends.
4Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Effective as of 07/31/2017
Total Expense Ratio 0.59%
The Net Expense Ratio excluding interest expense is 0.50%. Interest expense can result from portfolio investment transactions and is not paid to PIMCO.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 07/19/2018

NAV $8.88 One Day Return 0.23%
Daily Change $0.02 Daily YTD Return -1.50%
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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.

Calendar Year Returns %

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Morningstar and Lipper

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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. The minimum initial investment for Institutional class shares is $1 million; however, it may be modified for certain financial intermediaries who submit trades on behalf of eligible investors.
Daily YTD return is from the most recent calendar year end.
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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 0.00
1-3 yrs 23.51
3-5 yrs 59.04
5-10 yrs 6.51
10-20 yrs 8.76
20+ yrs 2.17
Effective Maturity (yrs) 3.82

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 4.09