Putnam 529 Conservative 2010

The Age-Based Asset Allocation Investment Options invest across four broad asset categories: money market, fixed income investments, U.S. equity investments and non-U.S. equity investments. Within these categories, investments are spread over a range of Underlying Investments that concentrate on different asset classes or reflect different styles.

Fund Description

The year in which the Beneficiary of an Account was born determines how contributions are allocated. An Account for a Beneficiary who is an infant will be weighted toward Asset Allocation Portfolios that invest in equity securities. The allocation varies from 66% equity and 34% fixed income to 5% equity and 95% fixed income as the age of the Beneficiary increases.

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Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be less or more than those shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions. Returns after sales charge for class A shares reflect a sales charge of 5.75% for the Asset Allocation, Age-Based, and Equity Asset Class Options, and 4.00% for the Fixed-Income Asset Class Option. The Money Market option does not have an initial sales charge or CDSC, and Absolute Return 100 and 300 Funds initial sales charge is 1.00%. Performance reflects ongoing fees and expenses, including an annualized 0.20% fee charged by the College Savings Plans of Nevada and the Nevada College Savings Trust Fund and the fees and other expenses of the Putnam Mutual Funds in which the plan invests. The funds' expense ratios are taken from the most recent prospectus and are subject to change. Indexes are unmanaged and used as a broad measure of market performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Please see the offering statement for more information.

Portfolio characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Additional risks may be associated with emerging-market securities, including illiquidity and volatility. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in small and/or midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. The use of derivatives involves additional risks, such as the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Funds that invest in bonds are subject to certain risks including interest-rate risk, credit risk, and inflation risk. As interest rates rise, the prices of bonds fall. Long-term bonds are more exposed to interest-rate risk than short-term bonds. Unlike bonds, bond funds have ongoing fees and expenses.

You can lose money by investing in a fund. Any given fund may not achieve its goal, and is not intended as a complete investment program. All funds have risk. The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market conditions. You may have more or less than the original amount invested when you redeem your shares.