|w/o sales charge||3.34%||3.04%|
|w/ sales charge||3.26%||2.97%|
In absence of the fee waiver, yields shown would have been lower. Yields for other share classes will vary.
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The net expense ratio takes into account a contractual management fee waiver/expense reimbursement agreement that currently is scheduled to remain in place through 01/31/2016. For periods when gross expenses exceeded the cap, the Fund benefited by not bearing certain expenses. Without such cap, performance would have been lower. In addition, the net expense ratio takes into account deductions for certain interest and related expenses from certain of the Fund's investments. Under accounting rules, the Fund recognized additional income in an amount that directly offsets these interest and related expenses. Therefore, the Fund's total returns and net asset value were not affected by such interest and related expenses.
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 10/29/2010|
|w/o sales charge||0.93%||8.75%||4.28%||-||-||5.73%|
|Lipper Category Avg. General & Insured Municipal Debt Funds||0.71%||7.12%||3.92%||-||-||-|
|Barclays Municipal Bond Index||0.72%||6.49%||3.73%||-||-||4.61%|
|w/ sales charge||-1.35%||6.32%||3.50%||-||-||5.17%|
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 10/29/2010|
|w/o sales charge||12.04%||12.04%||5.57%||-||-||5.73%|
|Lipper Category Avg. General & Insured Municipal Debt Funds||10.14%||10.14%||4.82%||-||-||-|
|Barclays Municipal Bond Index||9.05%||9.05%||4.30%||-||-||4.62%|
|w/ sales charge||9.53%||9.53%||4.78%||-||-||5.14%|
Returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.25%.
The performance quoted represents past performance, which is no indication of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. Returns shown include the reinvestment of all distributions. Returns shown at net asset value do not reflect the current maximum sales charge, had the sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Therefore, there can be no assurance of future results.
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Dividend Yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a mutual fund pays out in dividends each year relative to value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges. The dividend yield is calculated by annualizing the last dividend and dividing it by the fund’s net asset value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges.
The 30-Day Standardized Yield represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period. It is expressed as an annual percentage rate using a method of calculation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Yields for other share classes will vary.
The Fund’s Dividend Yield and 12-Month Dividend Yield are shown with and without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s Subsidized Dividend yield takes into account any fee waiver or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Without such fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements, the Fund’s dividend yield would have been lower. Information regarding any fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements applicable to the Fund is provided with the Fund’s expense ratio information.
The Fund’s Unsubsidized Dividend yield is shown without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s unsubsidized dividend yield reflects what the yield would have been without the effect of fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements.
The 30-day Standardized Subsidized yield reflects fee waivers in effect. Without such fee waivers, yields would be reduced.
The 30-day Standardized Unsubsidized yield does not reflect fee waivers.
A Note about Risk: The value of an investment in the Fund will change as interest rates fluctuate in response to market movements. When interest rates rise, the prices of debt securities are likely to decline, and when interest rates fall, the prices of debt securities tend to rise. High-yielding non-investment grade bonds involve higher risk than investment grade bonds. Adverse conditions may affect the issuer's ability to pay interest and principal on the securities. There is a risk that a bond issued as tax-exempt may be reclassified by the IRS as taxable, creating taxable rather than tax-exempt income. The Fund does not invest in any AMT triggering private activity bonds. Although the fund seeks income that is federally tax-free, a portion of the Fund's distribution may be subject to federal, state, and local taxes. In addition, the Fund is subject to other types of risks, such as call, credit, liquidity, interest rate, and general market risks.The Fund may invest in bonds of issuers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, commonwealths, and possessions, and may be affected by local, state, and regional factors. These may include, for example, economic or political developments, erosion of the tax base, and the possibility of credit problems.
Performance data quoted is historical. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent quarter-end, go to quarter ending performance on our Website or call Lord Abbett at (888) 522-2388.
Class A Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, distribution fees).
Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1% if the shares are redeemed before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.
With Sales Charge - Returns with sales charges reflect applicable fees and expenses and include all distributions reinvested.
Without Sales Charge - Returns shown are without sales charges and have all distributions reinvested. If a sales charge had been deducted, the results would have been lower.
Returns shown at less than a year reflect aggregate total returns.
Double-Digit Returns - instances of high double-digit returns were achieved primarily during favorable market conditions and may not be sustainable over time.
The Barclays Municipal Bond Index is a rules-based, market-value-weighted index engineered for the long-term tax-exempt bond market. The index is a broad measure of the municipal bond market with maturities of at least one year. To be included in this index, bonds must have a minimum credit rating of at least Baa, an outstanding par value of at least $7 million and be issued as part of a transaction of at least $75 million. The bonds must be fixed rate, have a dated-date after December 31, 1990, and must be at least one year from their maturity date. Remarketed issues, taxable municipal bonds, bonds with floating rates, and derivatives, are excluded from the index.
Indexes reflect total return, unless otherwise specified, with all dividends reinvested. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
Lipper Category Average - Peer group averages are based on universes of funds with the same investment objectives. The average return for the peer group is based on the returns of each individual fund within the group for the period shown. This average assumes reinvestment of dividends.
Fund Expense Ratio Detail: Reflects expenses for the Fund's fiscal year-end and is subject to change. Fund expenses may fluctuate with market volatility. A substantial reduction in Fund assets (since its most recently completed fiscal year), whether caused by market conditions or significant redemptions or both, will likely cause total operating expenses (as a percentage of Fund assets) to become higher than those shown.
Lipper Category Average Expense Ratio reflects the average net expenses of Class A shares of all funds with in the peer group based on Lipper data available.