Putnam Absolute Return Funds pursue targeted returns of 1%, 3%, 5%, or 7% above inflation over a rolling three-year period.

Absolute return funds pursue positive returns above inflation over three years with less risk than securities markets.

Chart does not represent the performance of Putnam Absolute Return Funds. For performance, click here. The 3-year annualized return of the BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. T-Bill Index through 9/30/12 was 0.16%. You cannot invest directly in an index.

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