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Average Annual Total Returns Related To Indices

Monthly as of 4/30/20
 Month-
End %
YTD %1YR %3YR %5YR %10YR %Since
Incep. %
Class A (AASTX)       
A Shares (at NAV)0.742.164.782.791.942.533.84
Inception Date: May 02 2011
A Shares (with maximum 2.00% load)-1.310.072.722.111.522.323.76
Inception Date: May 02 2011
Institutional (AISTX)0.762.254.933.042.192.773.98
Inception Date: December 29 2005
Investor (APSTX)0.632.164.672.721.902.493.83
Inception Date: October 19 1994
Lipper US Index - Short Investment Grade Debt Fds-3.05-1.920.961.661.481.823.5
 Quarter-
End %
YTD %1YR %3YR %5YR %10YR %Since
Incep. %
Class A (AASTX)       
A Shares (at NAV)1.411.414.102.641.782.633.82
Inception Date: May 02 2011
A Shares (with maximum 2.00% load)-0.66-0.662.051.971.372.433.74
Inception Date: May 02 2011
Institutional (AISTX)1.481.484.362.862.042.883.97
Inception Date: December 29 2005
Investor (APSTX)1.521.524.102.611.772.613.81
Inception Date: October 19 1994
Lipper US Index - Short Investment Grade Debt Fds-3.05-1.920.961.661.481.823.5

Growth of a Hypothetical 10K Investment as of 3/31/20

3/31/2010$10,000.00$10,000.00
6/30/2010$10,284.90$10,125.45
9/30/2010$10,600.75$10,294.65
12/31/2010$10,670.18$10,293.36
3/31/2011$10,798.07$10,350.62
6/30/2011$10,915.42$10,442.68
9/30/2011$10,974.50$10,424.67
12/31/2011$11,010.11$10,451.62
3/31/2012$11,149.61$10,600.98
6/30/2012$11,239.83$10,661.48
9/30/2012$11,452.89$10,815.43
12/31/2012$11,519.77$10,865.48
3/31/2013$11,584.87$10,909.92
6/30/2013$11,522.59$10,825.19
9/30/2013$11,559.03$10,889.60
12/31/2013$11,597.10$10,939.59
3/31/2014$11,662.13$10,995.54
6/30/2014$11,722.87$11,065.69
9/30/2014$11,747.05$11,054.20
12/31/2014$11,782.79$11,048.31
3/31/2015$11,848.05$11,126.14
6/30/2015$11,841.18$11,134.08
9/30/2015$11,869.24$11,129.58
12/31/2015$11,843.46$11,097.25
3/31/2016$11,917.88$11,194.54
6/30/2016$11,990.30$11,305.14
9/30/2016$11,999.15$11,359.10
12/31/2016$11,935.65$11,329.25
3/31/2017$11,970.64$11,398.31
6/30/2017$12,072.49$11,464.18
9/30/2017$12,115.08$11,523.20
12/31/2017$12,106.20$11,529.84
3/31/2018$12,082.94$11,505.08
6/30/2018$12,104.73$11,541.63
9/30/2018$12,143.25$11,611.67
12/31/2018$12,247.48$11,663.34
3/31/2019$12,423.69$11,862.33
6/30/2019$12,599.21$12,039.29
9/30/2019$12,697.74$12,129.37
12/31/2019$12,738.96$12,210.72
3/31/2020$12,932.67$11,976.61
Limited Duration Fund$12,932.67
Lipper US Index - Short Investment Grade Debt Fds$11,976.61

Expense Ratios as of 4/30/20

Class AInstitutionalInvestor
Gross Expense Ratio0.84%0.74%0.99%
Net Expense Ratio0.74%0.49%0.80%

Class A Shares are subject to a 1.00% Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) on shares purchased without an initial sales charge and redeemed within 12 months of purchase. Performance data does not reflect the Maximum Deferred Sales Charge. If reflected, the load would reduce the performance quoted.

The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Certain fund expenses may have been waived or reimbursed. Had waivers and reimbursements not been in effect, the performance quoted would have been lower. Contractual fee waivers are in effect December 26, 2019 through December 31, 2020. 

The growth of $10,000 investment chart represents a hypothetical investment in the Institutional share class versus a similar investment in the Fund’s benchmark, and represents the reinvestment of distributions and capital gains.

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