Quarterly Fund Fact Sheet

30-Year

Best Short-Intermediate Municipal Debt Fund, 2014
Lipper Award 2013

Thornburg Limited Term Municipal Fund, Institutional class was named best fund for the 10-year period among 29 short-intermediate municipal debt funds. Based on risk-adjusted returns as of 11/30/13.

 

Best Short-Intermediate Municipal Debt Fund, 2013 and 2012

Thornburg Limited Term Municipal Fund, Institutional class was named best fund for the 5- and 10-year periods among 31 and 25 and 30 and 23 short- intermediate municipal debt funds. Based on risk-adjusted returns as of 11/30/12 and 11/30/11.

Two-Time Winner - Lipper's Best Fixed-Income Fund Family - 2012 and 2008
Lipper Award 2012
Lipper Award 2008
Thornburg Investment Management ranked #1 out of 41 eligible firms in Lipper Inc.'s fixed income large firm universe for the three-year periods ended 11/30/11 and 12/31/07, based on risk-adjusted returns. Thornburg was not the recipient of this award in the years between 2008 and 2012.

Thornburg Limited Term Municipal Fund

 

Overview

Lipper LeaderInvestment Strategy
Thornburg Limited Term Municipal Fund is a laddered portfolio of municipal bonds from throughout the U.S. with an average maturity of less than five years. Investments with shorter average maturities, such as the Thornburg Limited Term Municipal Fund, are less exposed to interest rate risk than investments with longer average maturities.

Fund Objective
Obtain as high a level of current income exempt from federal individual income tax as is consistent, in the view of the Fund's investment advisor, with preservation ofcapital. A secondary objective is to reduce expectedchanges in its share price compared to longer intermediate and long-term bond portfolios.

There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objectives. The FundThe laddered bond portfolio typically holds no Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) bonds

Laddered Portfolio Strategy
Laddering involves building a portfolio of bonds with staggered maturities so that a portion of the portfolio will mature each year. To maintain the ladder, cash from maturing bonds is typically invested in bonds with longer maturities at the far end of the ladder. The strategy is a good compromise for managing different types of risk. Read More...


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Fund Facts
Share
Class
Symbol
Daily Prices
as of 11/21/14
NAVChange($)
Fund
Numbers
CUSIPInception Date

ALTMFX
14.56  0.00
140885-215-4599/28/84
CLTMCX
14.59  0.00
640885-215-4429/1/94
ILTMIX
14.57  0.00
210885-215-4347/5/96

  Net Assets as of 10/31/14: $7.112 B
  Capital Gains Paid Annually: No 2013 Capital Gains Paid
  Dividends: Paid Monthly
 


Lipper ratings for Total Return reflect funds’ A share historical total return performance (before sales charge) relative to peers. Lipper ratings for Consistent Return reflect funds’ A share historical risk-adjusted returns (before sales charge), adjusted for volatility, relative to peers. Lipper ratings for Preservation reflect the funds’ A share historical loss avoidance relative to other funds within the fixed income asset class. The ratings are subject to change every month and are based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each metric over three-, five-, and ten-year periods (if applicable). The highest 20% of funds in each peer group are named Lipper Leader, or a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2, and the lowest 20% are scored 1. Lipper ratings are relative, rather than absolute, measures, and funds named Lipper Leaders may still experience losses periodically; those losses may be larger for equity and mixed equity funds than for fixed income funds. Lipper ratings are not intended to predict future results, and Lipper does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. More information is available at www.lipperweb.com. Thomson Reuters Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved.

The Fund rated a 4 for the 3-year period and a 5 for the 5- and 10-year periods for Total Return among 48, 41 and 34 funds, respectively. The Fund rated a 5 for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods for Consistent Return among 47, 40 and 33 funds, respectively. The Fund rated a 5 for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods for Preservation among 5006, 4123 and 2849 funds, respectively. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Income earned from municipal bonds is exempt from regular federal and in some cases, state and local income tax. Income may be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Performance and Expenses

Average Annualized Total Returns
Important Information:Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.

Month Ended - 10/31/14

Without sales charge2.82%2.63%3.33%3.34%5.20%
With sales charge1.28%2.11%3.02%3.18%5.15%
Without sales charge2.50%2.34%3.04%3.05%3.63%
With sales charge2.00%2.34%3.04%3.05%3.63%
Without sales charge3.08%2.97%3.67%3.68%4.26%

Quarter Ended - 9/30/14

Without sales charge3.20%2.37%3.04%3.34%5.21%
With sales charge1.65%1.85%2.74%3.19%5.16%
Without sales charge2.87%2.10%2.77%3.06%3.63%
With sales charge2.37%2.10%2.77%3.06%3.63%
Without sales charge3.53%2.71%3.39%3.69%4.26%

*Inception date for the Class A Shares -9/28/84; C Shares - 9/1/94; I Shares - 7/5/96.

The maximum sales charge for the Fund's A shares is 1.50%. C shares include a 0.50% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) for the first year only. There is no up-front sales charge for the I shares.


Fund Operating Expenses

Gross Annual Operating Expenses
(as reported in the most recent Prospectus)
0.71%
0.97%
0.37%
Actual Annualized Operating Expenses
(fiscal year to date, as of 9/30/14)
0.71%
0.96%
0.40%

Expense ratios are expressed as a percentage of total fund assets and include management fees and operating costs. Expense ratios fluctuate over time and the expense ratio in the prospectus may differ from the actual expense ratio. The fund's total return includes the deduction of expenses.

For more information regarding fund expenses, please see the fund prospectus.


30-day Yields with sales charge as of 10/31/14

SEC Yield
A Shares:0.58%
C Shares:0.35%
I Shares:0.92%
Annualized Distribution Yield
A Shares:1.51%
C Shares:1.29%
I Shares:1.86%

Net Asset Value (NAV) History A Shares, Inception to 10/31/14

Limited Term Municipal Fund Net Asset Value History


Annualized Distribution Yield – The distribution yield reflects actual distributions made to shareholders. The Annualized distribution yield is calculated by summing the last 30 days of income at a given month end and annualizing to a 360-day year. The result is divided by the ending maximum offering price or net asset value.

SEC Yield – SEC Yield is computed in accordance with SEC standards measuring the net investment income per share over a specified 30-day period expressed as a percentage of the maximum offering price of the Fund’s shares at the end of the period.

Attributes

Key Portfolio Attributes - 10/31/14
Number of Bonds:1938
Average Maturity:3.8 yrs.
Effective Duration:3.2 yrs.
% of Portfolio Subject to AMT:0.0%
Credit Quality Breakdown - 10/31/14
AAA7.3%
AA58.5%
A26.9%
BBB5.4%
NR1.6%
Below Invest. Grade0.3%
 
Current Portfolio Ladder - 10/31/14
% of bonds maturing in each year
16%
10%
10%
11%
11%
11%
10%
10%
5%
6%
(The percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and can and do vary over time)

A credit rating assesses the financial ability of a debt issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Ratings of AAA (the highest), AA, A, and BBB are investment-grade quality. Ratings of BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D (the lowest) are considered below investment grade, speculative grade, or junk bonds. We have used ratings from Standard & Poor’s (S&P). Where S&P ratings are not available, we have used Moody’s Investors Service. Where neither rating is available, we have used ratings from Fitch Ratings. “NR” = not rated.

Effective Duration – A bond’s sensitivity to interest rates, incorporating the embedded option features, such as call provisions. Bonds with longer durations experience greater price volatility than bonds with shorter durations.

Management

Portfolio Management Team

Municipal Bond Portfolio Management Team

For biographies on the portfolio managers, click on their photo above.

Read Current Portfolio Manager Market Commentary

Josh Gonze Christopher Ryon
Important Information

Investments in the Fund carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Funds investing in bonds have the same interest rate, inflation, and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds. The principal value of bonds will fluctuate relative to changes in interest rates, decreasing when interest rates rise. Unlike bonds, bond funds have ongoing fees and expenses. Investments in the Fund are not FDIC insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.

There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objectives.

Class I shares may not be available to all investors. Minimum investments for the I share class may be higher than those for other classes.

Before investing, carefully consider the Fund’s investment goals, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this and other information, contact your financial advisor or visit our literature library. Read them carefully before investing.

Lipper’s Large Company universe is currently comprised of fund families with more than $40 billion in total net assets. For the 2008 award, Lipper’s large firm universe was comprised of fund families with more than $28 billion in total net assets. Only fund families with at least five bond funds were eligible. Risk-adjusted returns are calculated with dividends reinvested and without sales charges. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The individual funds may not have ranked number one in their categories.

Lipper Classification Awards are granted annually to the fund in each Lipper classification that consistently delivered the strongest risk-adjusted performance (calculated with dividends reinvested and without sales charge). Fund Classification Awards are given for three-year, five-year, and ten-year periods. The fund did not win the award for other time periods. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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