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SEC. File Nos. 002-47749
811-02333



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.  72

and

Registration Statement
Under
The Investment Company Act of 1940
Amendment No.  55
____________________

NEW  PERSPECTIVE  FUND
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90071-1447
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(213) 486-9200
____________________

Vincent P. Corti, Secretary
New Perspective Fund
333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90071-1447
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)


Copies 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.

Pursuant to Rule 414 under the Securities Act of 1933, New Perspective Fund, a Delaware statutory trust, as successor of New Perspective Fund, Inc., a Maryland corporation, is filing this amendment to the registration statement of New Perspective Fund, Inc. and expressly adopts the registration statement of New Perspective Fund, Inc. as its own for all purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
 
 
 

 
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 of Los Angeles, and State of California, on the 20th day of December, 2012.

NEW PERSPECTIVE FUND

By  /s/ Gina H. Despres
(Gina H. Despres, Vice Chairman)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed below on December 20, 2012, by the following persons in the capacities indicated.

 
Signature
Title
     
(1)
Principal Executive Officer:
 
     
 
/s/ Gina H. Despres
(Gina H. Despres)
Vice Chairman
     
(2)
Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer:
 
     
 
/s/ Brian C. Janssen
(Brian C. Janssen)
Treasurer
     
(3)
Trustees:
 
     
 
Elisabeth Allison*
Trustee
 
Vanessa C.L. Chang*
Trustee
 
Jaime Chico Pardo*
Trustee
     
 
/s/ Gina H. Despres
(Gina H. Despres)
Vice Chairman
     
 
Nicholas Donatiello, Jr.*
Trustee
 
Robert A. Fox*
Trustee
     
 
/s/ Gregg E. Ireland
(Gregg E. Ireland)
Senior Vice President and Trustee
     
 
Koichi Itoh*
Chairman of the Board (Independent and Non-Executive)
 
William H. Kling*
Trustee
     
 
/s/ Robert W. Lovelace
(Robert W. Lovelace)
President and Trustee
     
 
John G. McDonald*
Trustee
 
William I. Miller*
Trustee
 
Alessandro Ovi*
Trustee

*By        /s/ Vincent P. Corti
(Vincent P. Corti, pursuant to a power of attorney filed herewith)

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/ Timothy W. McHale
(Timothy W. McHale)
 
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
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.
Brian C. Janssen
 
 
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 Belmont, MA, this 3rd day of August, 2012.
(City, State)


/s/ Elisabeth Allison                                                             
Elisabeth Allison, Board member
 
 
 

 
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, Jaime Chico Pardo, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
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.
Brian C. Janssen
 
 
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 Mexico, this 2nd day of August, 2012.
(City, State)


/s/ Jaime Chico Pardo                                                              
Jaime Chico Pardo, Board member
 
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Nicholas Donatiello, Jr., the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
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.
Brian C. Janssen
 
 
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 Francisco, CA, this 20th day of August, 2012.
(City, State)


/s/ Nicholas Donatiello, Jr.                                                             
Nicholas Donatiello, Jr., 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, Koichi Itoh, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
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
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
The New Economy Fund  (File No. 002-83848, File No. 811-03735)
-  
The New Economy Fund
-  
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.
Brian C. Janssen
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 Tokyo, Japan, this 3rd day of August, 2012.
(City, State)


/s/ Koichi Itoh                                                             
Koichi Itoh, 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, 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, William I. Miller, the undersigned Board member of the following registered investment companies (collectively, the “Funds”):

-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
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.
Brian C. Janssen
 
 
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 13th day of August, 2012.
(City, State)


/s/ William I. Miller                                                             
William I. Miller, Board member

 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund (File No. 002-83847, File No. 811-03734)
-  
EuroPacific Growth Fund
-  
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.
Brian C. Janssen
 
 
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 Rome, Italy, this 20th day of August, 2012.
(City, State)


/s/ Alessandro Ovi                                                             
Alessandro Ovi, 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