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Securities Act File No. 33-5270
Investment Company Act File No. 811-4653
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
    
    
    
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Pre-Effective Amendment No.
    
    
    
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Post-Effective Amendment No. 39
    
    
    
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and/or
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
    
    
    
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Amendment No. 38
    
    
    
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(Check appropriate box or boxes)

 
The American Funds Tax-Exempt Series I
 
 
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
 
1101 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
 
 
Washington, D.C. 20005
 
 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
 

 
 
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (202) 842-5665
 
 

 
Jeffrey L. Steele
 
Copies to:
Washington Management Corporation
 
Robert W. Helm, Esq.
1101 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
 
Dechert LLP
Washington, D.C. 20005
 
1775 I Street, N.W.
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)
 
Washington, D.C. 20006
   
(Counsel for the Registrant)

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It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):

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immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
 
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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
 
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60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
 
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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
 
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75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
 
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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

If appropriate, check the following box:

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this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 
 
 
 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant, The American Funds Tax-Exempt Series I, has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 39 to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of Washington and District of Columbia on the 22nd day of October, 2012.

The American Funds Tax-Exempt Series I

By:    
 
/s/Jeffrey L. Steele            
Jeffrey L. Steele
President
 


Counsel certifies that this Registration Statement meets all the requirements for effectiveness pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the 1933 Act.
By:    
 
/s/Stephanie L. Pfromer            
Stephanie L. Pfromer, Esq.
 


Pursuant to the requirements of the 1933 Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities indicated on October 22, 2012.

Nariman Farvardin*
    
    
    
James C. Miller III*
 
 Nariman Farvardin        James C. Miller III  
Trustee
    
    
    
Trustee
 
 
    
    
    
   
Barbara Hackman Franklin*
    
    
    
William J. Shaw*
 
 Barbara Hackman Franklin        William J. Shaw  
Trustee
    
    
    
Trustee
 
 
    
    
    
   
R. Clark Hooper*
    
    
    
J. Knox Singleton*
 
 R. Clark Hooper        J. Knox Singleton  
Trustee
    
    
    
Trustee and Chairman of the Board
 
 
    
    
    
   
James H. Lemon, Jr.*
    
    
    
/s/Jeffrey L. Steele
 
 James H. Lemon, Jr.        Jeffrey L. Steele  
Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board
    
    
    
President and Trustee
 

 
 
By /s/Michael W. Stockton
Michael W. Stockton
    
    
    
 
 
By /s/Jeffrey L. Steele
Jeffrey L. Steele
 
Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary
    
    
    
President
 
 
    
    
    
   
*By /s/Michael W. Stockton
Michael W. Stockton
    
    
    
   
Attorney-in-fact
    
    
    
   


 
 
 
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

The undersigned trustees of The American Funds Tax-Exempt Series I (the “Trust”), a Delaware Statutory Trust, do each hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney that have been signed and otherwise act in his or her name and behalf in matters involving the Trust and do hereby constitute and appoint Michael W. Stockton, Jennifer L. Butler and Stephanie L. Pfromer, or any of them to act as attorneys-in-fact for and in his or her name, place and stead (1) to sign his or her name as a trustee of said Trust to any and all amendments to the Registration Statement of The American Funds Tax-Exempt Series I, File No. 33-5270 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, File No. 811-4653, said amendments to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and to any and all documents required by any State in the United States of America in which this Trust offers its shares, and (2) to deliver any and all such amendments to such Registration Statement, so signed, for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, granting to said attorneys-in-fact, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, hereby ratifying and approving the acts of said attorneys-in-fact.

EXECUTED at Washington, D.C., this 20th day of September, 2011.


THE AMERICAN FUNDS TAX-EXEMPT SERIES I


\s\ Nariman Farvardin
\s\ James C. Miller III
Nariman Farvardin James C. Miller III
   
\s\ Barbara H. Franklin
\s\ William J. Shaw
Barbara H. Franklin William J. Shaw
   
\s\ R. Clark Hooper
\s\ J. Knox Singleton
R. Clark Hooper J. Knox Singleton
   
\s\ James H. Lemon, Jr.
\s\ Jeffrey L. Steele
James H. Lemon, Jr. Jeffrey L. Steele
 
 
 

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