485BPOS 1 fi485bxbrl.htm FUNDAMENTAL INVESTORS

 

SEC File Nos. 002-10760

811-00032

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

__________________

 

FORM N-1A

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

Post-Effective Amendment No. 106 (X)

 

and

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

 

Amendment No. 49 (X)

__________________

 

American Funds Fundamental Investors

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

One Market, Steuart Tower, Suite 2000, San Francisco, California 94105-1409

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (ZIP Code)

 

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (415) 421-9360

__________________

 

Patrick F. Quan

Secretary

American Funds Fundamental Investors

One Market

Steuart Tower, Suite 2000

San Francisco, California 94105-1409

 

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

Copy to:

 

Mark D. Perlow

K&L Gates LLP

Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200

San Francisco, California 94111-5994

(Counsel for the Registrant)

__________________

 

Approximate date of proposed public offering:

 

It is proposed that this filing become effective immediately pursuant to paragraph (b) of rule 485.

 

 
 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this registration statement under Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City and County of San Francisco, and State of California on the 22nd day of March, 2013.

 

AMERICAN FUNDS FUNDAMENTAL INVESTORS

 

By: /s/ Patrick F. Quan

(Patrick F. Quan, Secretary)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed below on March 22, 2013, by the following persons in the capacities indicated.

 

  Signature Title
(1) Principal Executive Officer:
 

/s/ Paul F. Roye

(Paul F. Roye)

Executive Vice President
 
(2) Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer:
 

/s/ Jeffrey P. Regal

(Jeffrey P. Regal)

Treasurer
     
(3) Trustees:
  Ronald P. Badie* Trustee
  Joseph C. Berenato* Chairman of the Board (Independent and Non-Executive)
  Louise H. Bryson* Trustee
  Robert J. Denison* Trustee
  Mary Anne Dolan* Trustee
  John G. Freund* Trustee
  Leonade D. Jones* Trustee
 

William H. Kling*

 

Trustee
  /s/ Dina N. Perry President and Trustee
 

(Dina N. Perry)

 

  /s/ James F. Rothenberg Vice Chairman and Trustee
 

(James F. Rothenberg)

 

 

Christopher E. Stone*

 

Trustee
  /s/ Patrick F. Quan  
  (Patrick F. Quan, Attorney-in-Fact, Powers of Attorney enclosed)  
       

 

Counsel represents that this amendment does not contain disclosures that would make the amendment ineligible for effectiveness under the provisions of rule 485(b).

 

/s/ Erik A. Vayntrub

(Erik A. Vayntrub, Counsel)

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Ronald P. Badie, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Jeffrey P. Regal

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Flintridge, CA, this 3rd day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Ronald P. Badie

Ronald P. Badie, Board member

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Joseph C. Berenato, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-Capital Income Builder (File No. 033-12967, File No. 811-05085)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-54444, File No. 811-07338)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The New Economy Fund (File No. 002-83848, File No. 811-03735)
-The New Economy Fund
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Jeffrey P. Regal

Neal F. Wellons

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Rolling Hills, CA, this 3rd day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Joseph C. Berenato

Joseph C. Berenato, Board member

 

 

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Louise H. Bryson, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-AMCAP Fund (File No. 002-26516, File No. 811-01435)
-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-American Funds Global Balanced Fund (File No. 333-170605, File No. 811-22496)
-American Mutual Fund (File No. 002-10607, File No. 811-00572)
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The Investment Company of America (File No. 002-10811, File No. 811-00116)
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Brian D. Bullard

Karl C. Grauman

Jeffrey P. Regal

Ari M. Vinocor

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at San Marino, CA, this 1st day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Louise H. Bryson

Louise H. Bryson, Board member

 

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Robert J. Denison, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-Capital Income Builder (File No. 033-12967, File No. 811-05085)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-54444, File No. 811-07338)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The New Economy Fund (File No. 002-83848, File No. 811-03735)
-The New Economy Fund
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Jeffrey P. Regal

Neal F. Wellons

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Tucson, AZ, this 31st day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Robert J. Denison

Robert J. Denison, Board member

 

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Mary Anne Dolan, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-AMCAP Fund (File No. 002-26516, File No. 811-01435)
-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-American Funds Global Balanced Fund (File No. 333-170605, File No. 811-22496)
-American Mutual Fund (File No. 002-10607, File No. 811-00572)
-Capital Income Builder (File No. 033-12967, File No. 811-05085)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-54444, File No. 811-07338)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The Investment Company of America (File No. 002-10811, File No. 811-00116)
-The New Economy Fund (File No. 002-83848, File No. 811-03735)
-The New Economy Fund
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Brian D. Bullard

Karl C. Grauman

Jeffrey P. Regal

Ari M. Vinocor

Neal F. Wellons

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Los Angeles, CA, this 3rd day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Mary Anne Dolan

Mary Anne Dolan, Board member

 

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, John G. Freund, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Jeffrey P. Regal

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Palo Alto, CA, this 1st day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ John G. Freund

John G. Freund, Board member

 

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Leonade D. Jones, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-Capital Income Builder (File No. 033-12967, File No. 811-05085)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-54444, File No. 811-07338)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The Income Fund of America (File No. 002-33371, File No. 811-01880)
-International Growth and Income Fund (File No. 333-152323, File No. 811-22215)
-The New Economy Fund (File No. 002-83848, File No. 811-03735)
-The New Economy Fund
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

M. Susan Gupton

Jeffrey P. Regal

Neal F. Wellons

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Washington, DC, this 1st day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Leonade D. Jones

Leonade D. Jones, Board member

 

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, William H. Kling, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-AMCAP Fund (File No. 002-26516, File No. 811-01435)
-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-American Funds Global Balanced Fund (File No. 333-170605, File No. 811-22496)
-American Mutual Fund (File No. 002-10607, File No. 811-00572)
-EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-EuroPacific Growth Fund
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The Investment Company of America (File No. 002-10811, File No. 811-00116)
-New Perspective Fund, Inc. (File No. 002-47749, File No. 811-02333)
-New Perspective Fund
-New World Fund, Inc. (File No. 333-67455, File No. 811-09105)
-American Funds New World Fund
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Brian D. Bullard

Karl C. Grauman

Brian C. Janssen

Jeffrey P. Regal

Ari M. Vinocor

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at Minneapolis, MN, this 6th day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ William H. Kling

William H. Kling, Board member

 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I, Christopher E. Stone, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

-American Funds Fundamental Investors (File No. 002-10760, File No. 811-00032)
-Capital Income Builder (File No. 033-12967, File No. 811-05085)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-54444, File No. 811-07338)
-Capital World Growth and Income Fund
-The Growth Fund of America, Inc. (File No. 002-14728, File No. 811-00862)
-The Growth Fund of America
-The New Economy Fund (File No. 002-83848, File No. 811-03735)
-The New Economy Fund
-SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc. (File No. 033-32785, File No. 811-05888)
-SMALLCAP World Fund

 

hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney I have signed and otherwise act in my name and behalf in matters involving the Funds and do hereby constitute and appoint

 

Vincent P. Corti

Steven I. Koszalka

Patrick F. Quan

Courtney R. Taylor

Julie E. Lawton

Tanya Schneider

Raymond F. Sullivan, Jr.

Jeffrey P. Regal

Neal F. Wellons

 

each of them singularly, my true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for me and in my name in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, any and all subsequent Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statement on Form N-1A or any successor thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in my name and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended, and all related requirements of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

EXECUTED at New York, NY, this 7th day of August, 2012.

(City, State)

 

 

/s/ Christopher E. Stone

Christopher E. Stone, Board member

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Exhibit Index

 

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