Putnam 529 Aggressive Growth

The Plan allocates 100% of your contributions under this option to the Putnam 529 GAA All Equity Portfolio.

Fund Description

The Aggressive Growth Option may appeal to individuals seeking the highest potential rates of return, with the greatest degree of risk. Unlike both the Growth and Balanced Options, the Aggressive Growth Option does not provide investment exposure to Asset Allocation Portfolios. This option may be useful for individuals who already have significant funds for college invested in less risky investments.

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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 Goal-Based, Age-Based, Absolute Return 500 and 700 funds, and Equity Asset Class Options, and 4.00% for the Fixed-Income Asset Class Option. The Government 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.

Fund Facts as of 09/30/17

Fiscal Year End June
Category Goal-Based
Product Status Open to new investors
Inception 10/01/10
Fund Code 4151
CUSIP 74675P889
Number of Accounts 1040
Outstanding Shares 876,652
Total Net assets $18.71M

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Performance

Total Return (%) as of 09/30/17

Annualized Performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 10/01/10)
Putnam 529 Aggressive Growth (after sales charge) 12.11% 6.33% 10.94% 10.51%
Putnam 529 Aggressive Growth (before sales charge) 18.95% 8.45% 12.26% 11.45%

Annual Performance as of 09/30/17

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Putnam 529 Aggressive Growth (before sales charge) -4.23% 17.10% 29.61% 10.13% -0.69% 7.41%

Pricing as of 10/18/17

Class Before Sales Charge NAV CHANGE After Sales Charge 52 Week High NAV
(Date)
52 Week Low NAV
(Date)
A $21.72 $0.03 $23.05 $21.72 (10/18/17) $17.25 (11/04/16)

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 Goal-Based, Age-Based, Absolute Return 500 and 700 funds, and Equity Asset Class Options, and 4.00% for the Fixed-Income Asset Class Option. The Government 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.


Performance Snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
Monthly 2.15 % -3.72 %
as of 09/30/17
YTD 16.86 % 10.14 %
as of 10/17/17

Holdings

Top Holdings as of 09/30/17

Putnam 529 GAA All Equity Portfolio
Portfolio composition as of 09/30/17
U.S. large-cap equity
53.04%
U.S. small- and mid-cap equity
20.48%
International equity
18.91%
Emerging-markets equity
6.38%
U.S. money markets
1.19%
Composition will vary over time.
99.76%
Putnam 529 GAA Money Market Portfolio 0.31%
Top holdings, total: 100.07%

Portfolio Composition as of 09/30/17

U.S. large-cap equity 52.91%
U.S. small- and mid-cap equity 20.43%
International equity 18.86%
Emerging-markets equity 6.36%
U.S. money markets 1.43%

Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A† Class B Class C Class D*
Total expense ratio 1.18% 1.93% 1.93% 1.18%
What you pay 1.18% 1.93% 1.93% 1.18%

Sales Charges / Dealer Allowance

Breakpoint Class A† Class B Class C Class D*
$0-$49,999 5.75% / 5.00% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 3.50% / 3.00%
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% / 3.75% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 3.50% / 3.00%
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% / 2.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 3.50% / 2.75%
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% / 2.00% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 2.50% / 2.00%
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% / 1.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 2.00% / 1.75%
$1m-$4m 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- 0.00% / 1.00%
$4m-$50m 0.00% / 0.50% -- -- 0.00% / 0.50%
$50M+ 0.00% / 0.25% -- -- 0.00% / 0.25%

CDSC

  Class A†
(sales for $1,000,000+ )
Class B Class C Class D*
(sales for $1,000,000+ )
0 to 9 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% 1.00%
9 to 12 mts. 0.00% 5.00% 1.00% 0.00%
2 yrs. -- 4.00% -- --
3 yrs. -- 3.00% -- --
4 yrs. -- 3.00% -- --
5 yrs. -- 2.00% -- --
6 yrs. -- 1.00% -- --
7+ yrs. -- 0.00% -- --

† For exceptions to sales load, dealer reallowance and trail commission information set forth above, see the Offering Statement.

* D shares are only available to certain account owners - see offering statement for details

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.

Robert Kea will retire from Putnam effective 12/31/17.