|Record Date||Ex-Dividend Date||Reinvest & Payable Date||Dividend||Reinvest Price|
This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.
|Record Date||Ex-Dividend Date||Reinvest & Payable Date|
Minimum initial investment varies depending on the class of shares you buy and the type of account. IRAs, SIMPLEs, and SEP accounts with payroll deductions have no minimums. Please see Fund prospectuses for additional information.
A Note about Risk: The Fund is subject to the general risks associated with investing in debt securities, including market, credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. Investing in the bond market is also subject to issuer, call, and inflation risk; investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Bonds issued or guaranteed by foreign governments and governmental entities (commonly referred to as "sovereign debt") present risks not associated with investments in other types of bonds. The sovereign government or governmental entity issuing or guaranteeing the debt may be unable or unwilling to make interest payments and/or repay the principal owed. The Fund is subject to risks associated with its investments in emerging market securities. Foreign investments generally pose greater risks than domestic investments. The securities markets of emerging countries tend to be less liquid, to be especially subject to greater price volatility, to have a smaller market capitalization, and to have less government regulation. 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. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, market, and counterparty risk and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could cause the Fund to lose more than the amount invested. High-yield, lower rated securities involve greater risk of credit, price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated securities. These factors can affect Fund performance.
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.
New Fund Risk: The Fund is newly organized. There can be no assurance that the Fund will reach or maintain a sufficient asset size to effectively implement its investment strategy.
The Lord Abbett Emerging Markets Local Bond Fund is a newly formed mutual fund that commenced investment operations on 6/28/2013. Because the Fund has a limited operating history, the performance information available at this time is very limited. The Fund's performance achieved during its initial period of investment operation may not be replicated over longer periods and is not indicative of how the Fund will perform in the future.
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 information presented in this section is intended for general information and is not intended to be relied upon and should not be relied upon, as financial, legal or tax advice for any particular investor. We strongly recommend that you contact your financial, legal or tax advisor regarding your particular tax situation.
The information presented in this section is not written or intended to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding any tax liabilities or penalties.