Sales Charges and Fees Information

  • Important fee information - Equity Funds

    Notice:

    Fund performance is reported net of fund advisory and administrative fees, and gross of financial intermediary fees.

    For the Equity Income Fund, Sustainable Equity Fund, U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund, U.S. Strategic Equity Fund, International Developed Markets Fund, Global Equity Fund, Emerging Markets Fund, Tax-Managed U.S. Large Cap Fund, Tax-Managed U.S. Mid & Small Cap Fund, and Tax-Managed International Equity Fund, the funds offer other classes of shares with higher fees and expenses. These other classes may charge up to a 0.75% distribution fee and a 0.25% shareholder servicing fee which will result in a higher expense ratio and lower performance than shown. For a full description of other available classes, please see the prospectus.

    First used: April 2020. Updated April 2021.
    RIFiS-22586-USEq


  • Important fee information - Alternative and Specialty Funds

    Notice:

    Fund performance is reported net of fund advisory and administrative fees, and gross of financial intermediary fees.

    For the Global Infrastructure Fund and Global Real Estate Securities Fund, the funds offer other classes of shares with higher fees and expenses. These other classes may charge up to a 0.75% distribution fee and a 0.25% shareholder servicing fee which will result in a higher expense ratio and lower performance than shown. For a full description of other available classes, please see the prospectus.

    First Used: April 2020. Updated: April 2021.
    RIFiS 22586-Alts


  • Important fee information - Fixed and Other Income Funds

    Notice:

    For the  Investment Grade Bond Fund, for periods prior to April 1, 1995, fund performance results are reported gross of fund advisory and administrative fees. For periods thereafter, performance results are reported net of investment advisory and administrative fees, but gross of financial intermediary fees. Had these fees been reflected, the fund's performance would have been negatively affected (lower). For all other Fixed Income Funds, fund performance is reported net of fund advisory and administrative fees, and gross of financial intermediary fees.

    For the Investment Grade Bond Fund, the fund offers other classes of shares with higher fees and expenses. These other classes may charge up to a 0.25% shareholder servicing fee which will result in a higher expense ratio and lower performance than that shown. For all other Russell Fixed Income Funds, the funds offer other classes of shares with higher fees and expenses. These other classes may charge up to a 0.75% distribution fee and a 0.25% shareholder servicing fee which will result in a higher expense ratio and lower performance than shown. For a full description of other available classes, please see the prospectus.


    First Used: April 2020. Updated: October 2020.
    RIFiS 22586-FI


  • Important fee information - LifePoints® Funds, Target Portfolio Series

    Notice:

    The Target Portfolio Series Funds offer other classes of shares with higher fees and expenses. These other classes may charge up to a 5.75% sales charge and a 0.25% distribution fee (Class A) or up to a 0.75% distribution fee and a 0.25% shareholder servicing fee (Class C), which will result in a higher expense ratio and lower performance than shown. For a full description of other available classes, please see the prospectus.

    LifePoints Funds Class A are subject to a front end sales charge and a 1.00% deferred sales charge applies to $1 million and over purchases redeemed within the first 12 months.

    Class A shares are subject to a maximum sales charge of 5.75%.

    First Used: April 2020. Updated: October 2020.
    RIFiS 22586-LPTPS


  • Important Class A Sales Charge Information for Individual Mutual Funds

    Russell Investment Company Funds Class A are subject to a front end sales charge and a 1.00% deferred sales charge applies to $1 million and over purchases redeemed within the first 12 months.


    The returns for the Class A Fixed-Income funds are shown both with and without the maximum sales charge of 3.75%. The Fixed Income Funds include the Opportunistic Credit, Strategic Bond, Investment Grade Bond, Short Duration Bond, Tax-Exempt Bond, and Tax-Exempt High Yield Bond Funds.


    The returns for the Class A U.S. Equity Funds are shown both with and without the maximum sales charge of 5.75%. The U.S. Equity Funds include the Equity Income Fund, Sustainable Equity Fund, U.S. Strategic Equity, and the U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund.


    The returns for the Class A Alternative funds are shown both with and without the maximum sales charge of 5.75%. The Alternative Funds include the Global Real Estate Securities and Global Infrastructure Funds.


    First Used: March 2019

    RFS 21207-Class A


Fund objectives, risks, charges and expenses should be carefully considered before investing. A summary prospectus, if available, or a prospectus containing this and other important information can be obtained by calling 800-787-7354 or by visiting the prospectus and reports page to download one. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.