485BPOS 1 ifa485bxbrl.htm THE INCOME FUND OF AMERICA ifa485bxbrl.htm
SEC File Nos.  002-33371
811-01880

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. 74(X)

and

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

Amendment No. 55(X)
____________

THE INCOME FUND OF AMERICA
(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
The Income Fund of America
One Market
Steuart Tower, Suite 2000
San Francisco, California 94105-1409

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

Copy to:

Michael Glazer
Bingham McCutchen LLP
 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 4400
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3106
 (Counsel for the Registrant)
____________

Approximate date of proposed public offering:

[X] 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 19th day of October, 2012.


THE INCOME FUND OF AMERICA

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 October 19, 2012, by the following persons in the capacities indicated.

 
 
Signature
 
Title
 
(1)
 
Principal Executive Officer:
 
 
 
/s/ Hilda L. Applbaum
 
Vice Chairman of the Board
 
 
(Hilda L. Applbaum)
 
     
 
(2)
 
Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer:
 
 
 
/s/ Jeffrey P. Regal
 
Treasurer
 
 
(Jeffrey P. Regal)
 
     
 
(3)
 
Trustees:
 
 
 
Vanessa C.L. Chang*
 
Trustee
 
 
Mary Jane Elmore*
 
Trustee
 
 
Robert A. Fox*
 
Chairman of the Board (Independent and Non-Executive)
 
 
Linda Griego*
 
Trustee
 
 
Leonade D. Jones*
 
Trustee
 
 
William D. Jones*
 
Trustee
 
 
John M. Lillie*
 
Trustee
 
 
John G. McDonald*
 
Trustee
 
 
James J. Postl*
 
Trustee
 
 
Margaret Spellings*
 
Trustee
 
 
Isaac Stein*
 
Trustee
 
 
*By: /s/ Patrick F. Quan
 
 
 
(Patrick F. Quan, pursuant to a power of attorney filed herewith)


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

/s/ Timothy W. McHale
Timothy W. McHale, Counsel

 
 
 

 
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
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)
-  
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

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
Brian C. Janssen
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 North Berwick, Scotland, this 18th day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ Vanessa C.L. Chang
 
     
Vanessa C.L. Chang, Board member
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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)

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
 
 
 
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/ Mary Jane Elmore
 
     
Mary Jane Elmore, Board member
 

 
 
 

 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Robert A. Fox, 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)
-  
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 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)
-  
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.
M. Susan Gupton
Brian C. Janssen
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 Reno, NV, this 6th day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ Robert A. Fox
 
     
Robert A. Fox, Board member
 

 

 
 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Linda Griego, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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)

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
 
 
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 1st day of July, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ Linda Griego
 
     
Linda Griego, 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 D. Jones, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
AMCAP Fund (File No. 002-26516, File No. 811-01435)
-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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 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 Investment Company of America (File No. 002-10811, File No. 811-00116)

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
M. Susan Gupton
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 Diego, CA, this 3rd day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ William D. Jones
 
     
William D. Jones, Board member
 

 
 
 

 
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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)

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
 
 
 
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 Atherton, CA, this 1st day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ John M. Lillie
 
     
John M. Lillie, Board member
 


 
 
 

 
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
AMCAP Fund (File No. 002-26516, File No. 811-01435)
-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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 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 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
M. Susan Gupton
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 Stanford, CA, this 1st day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ John G. McDonald
 
     
John G. McDonald, Board member
 

 
 
 

 
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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)

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
 
 
 
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 Houston, TX, this 7th day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ James J. Postl
 
     
James J. Postl, Board member
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Margaret Spellings, 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 College Target Date Series (File No. 333-180729, File No. 811-22692)
-  
The American Funds Income Series – U.S. Government Securities Fund (File No. 002-98199, File No. 811-04318)
-  
American Funds Insurance Series (File No. 002-86838, File No. 811-03857)
-  
American Funds Money Market Fund (File No. 333-157162, File No. 811-22277)
-  
American Funds Mortgage Fund (File No. 333-168595, File No. 811-22449)
-  
American Funds Portfolio Series (File No. 333-178936, File No. 811-22656)
-  
American Funds Short-Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund (File No. 033-26431, File No. 811-05750)
-  
American Funds Target Date Retirement Series (File No. 333-138648, File No. 811-21981)
-  
American Funds Tax-Exempt Fund of New York (File No. 333-168594, File No. 811-22448)
-  
The American Funds Tax-Exempt Series II – The Tax-Exempt Fund of California (File No. 033-06180, File No. 811-04694)
-  
American High-Income Municipal Bond Fund (File No. 033-80630, File No. 811-08576)
-  
American High-Income Trust (File No. 033-17917, File No. 811-05364)
-  
The Bond Fund of America (File No. 002-50700, File No. 811-02444)
-  
Capital World Bond Fund (File No. 033-12447, File No. 811-05104)
-  
The Income Fund of America (File No. 002-33371, File No. 811-01880)
-  
Intermediate Bond Fund of America (File No. 033-19514, File No. 811-05446)
-  
International Growth and Income Fund (File No. 333-152323, File No. 811-22215)
-  
Limited Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America (File No. 033-66214, File No. 811-07888)
-  
Short-Term Bond Fund of America (File No. 333-135770, File No. 811-21928)
-  
The Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America (File No. 002-49291, File No. 811-02421)

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.
Karl C. Grauman
M. Susan Gupton
Brian C. Janssen
Dori Laskin
Gregory F. Niland
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 Washington, DC, this 18th day of June, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ Margaret Spellings
 
     
Margaret Spellings, Board member
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Isaac Stein, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
American Balanced Fund (File No. 002-10758, File No. 811-00066)
-  
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)

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
 
 
 
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 Atherton, CA, this 9th day of August, 2012.
 
   
(City, State)
   
         
         
     
/s/ Isaac Stein
 
     
Isaac Stein, Board member
 


 
 

 

 
Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.
Description
   
EX-101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
EX-101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
EX-101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
EX-101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
EX-101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase
EX-101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase