485APOS 1 wrapper.htm WFA EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY SELECT FUND 485(A) FILING

AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

1933 Act No. 333-74295
1940 Act No. 811-09253

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549

FORM N-1A
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 [X]
Pre-Effective Amendment No. [ ]
Post-Effective Amendment No. 309 [X]
and/or
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 [X]
Pre-Effective Amendment No. [ ]
Post-Effective Amendment No. 310 [X]

WELLS FARGO FUNDS TRUST
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

525 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(800) 222-8222
(Registrant's Telephone Number)

C. David Messman
Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC
525 Market Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, California 94105
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

With a copy to:

Marco E. Adelfio, Esq.
Goodwin Procter LLP
901 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

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

immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

on [ ] pursuant to paragraph (b)

60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)

on [ ] pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)

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on December 1, 2013 pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) of Rule 485

If appropriate, check the following box:

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

Explanatory Note: This Post-Effective Amendment No. 309 to the Registration Statement of Wells Fargo Funds Trust (the "Trust") is being filed primarily to add one new series to the Trust - Wells Fargo Advantage Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund.


WELLS FARGO FUNDS TRUST
PART A
WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY SELECT FUND
PROSPECTUS

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

 | 

December 1, 2013

International Equity Funds

Prospectus

Classes A, C

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Class A - __, Class C - __


As with all mutual funds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Anyone who tells you otherwise is committing a crime.

Fund shares are NOT deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its affiliates or any other depository institution. Fund shares are not insured or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and may lose value.

Table of Contents

Fund Summary

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund Summary

2

The Fund

Key Fund Information

5

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

6

Description of Principal Investment Risks

8

Portfolio Holdings Information

10

Organization and Management of the Fund

Organization and Management of the Fund

11

About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

11

The Adviser

11

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

12

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

12

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

13

Your Account

A Choice of Share Classes

14

Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges

16

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents

19

Pricing Fund Shares

21

How to Open an Account

22

How to Buy Shares

23

How to Sell Shares

25

How to Exchange Shares

27

Account Policies

29

Other Information

Distributions

31

Taxes

32

Financial Highlights

33

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

These tables are intended to help you understand the various costs and expenses you will pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain Wells Fargo Advantage Funds®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages __ and __ of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page __ of the Statement of Additional Information.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

Class A

Class C

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

5.75%

None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of offering price)

None1

1.00%

1. Investments of $1 million or more are not subject to a front-end sales charge but generally will be subject to a deferred sales charge of 1.00% if redeemed within 18 months from the date of purchase.

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A

Class C

Management Fees

1.00%

1.00%

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

0.00%

0.75%

Other Expenses1

0.97%

0.97%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

1.97%

2.72%

Fee Waivers

0.32%

0.32%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver2

1.65%

2.40%

1. Expenses are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year.
2. The Adviser has committed through February 28, 2015 to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver at the amounts shown above. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the cap. After this time, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Example of Expenses

The example below is intended to help you compare the costs of investing in the Fund with the costs of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes a $10,000 initial investment, 5% annual total return, and that operating expenses remain the same as in the tables above. The example also assumes that the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver shown above will only be in place for the length of the current waiver commitment. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

Assuming Redemption at End of Period

Assuming No Redemption

After:

Class A

Class C

Class C

1 Year

$733

$343

$243

3 Years

$1,129

$814

$814

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no history of the portfolio turnover rate is available.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

Principal Investment Risks

An investment in the Fund may lose money, is not a deposit of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its affiliates, is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, and is primarily subject to the risks briefly summarized below.

Emerging Markets Risk. Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.

Foreign Investment Risk. Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.

Growth Style Investment Risk. Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.

Issuer Risk. The value of a security may decline because of adverse events or circumstances that directly relate to conditions at the issuer or any entity providing it credit or liquidity support.

Larger Company Securities Risk. Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.

Liquidity Risk. A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk. There is no guarantee of the Fund's performance or that the Fund will meet its objective. The market value of your investment may decline and you may suffer investment loss.

Market Risk. The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.

Regional Risk. The Fund's investments may be concentrated in a specific geographical region and thus, may be more adversely affected by events in that region than investments of a fund that does not have such a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk. Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk. Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.

Performance

Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.

Fund Management

 

Investment Adviser

Investment Sub-adviser

Portfolio Manager, Title/Managed Since

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013
Derrick Irwin, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

In general, you can buy or sell shares of the Fund by mail, internet, phone or wire on any day the New York Stock Exchange is open for regular trading. You also may buy and sell shares through a financial professional.

 

Minimum Investments

To Buy or Sell Shares

Minimum Initial Investment
Regular Accounts: $1,000
IRAs, IRA Rollovers, Roth IRAs: $250
UGMA/UTMA Accounts: $50
Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans: No Minimum

Minimum Additional Investment
Regular Accounts, IRAs, IRA Rollovers, Roth IRAs: $100
UGMA/UTMA Accounts: $50
Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans: No Minimum

Mail: Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266
Internet: wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com
Phone or Wire: 1-800-222-8222

Contact your financial professional.

Tax Information

Any distributions you receive from the Fund may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax advantaged investment plan. However, subsequent withdrawals from such a tax advantaged investment plan may be subject to federal income tax. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase a Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Consult your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary's Web site for more information.

Key Fund Information


This Prospectus contains information about one or more Funds within the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds® family and is designed to provide you with important information to help you with your investment decisions. Please read it carefully and keep it for future reference.

In this Prospectus, "we" generally refers to Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), the relevant sub-adviser(s), if applicable, or the portfolio manager(s). "We" may also refer to a Fund's other service providers. "You" refers to the shareholder or potential investor.


Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies

The investment objective of the Fund in this Prospectus is non-fundamental; that is, it can be changed by a vote of the Board of Trustees alone. The objective and strategies description for the Fund tells you:

what the Fund is trying to achieve; and

how we intend to invest your money.

This section also provides a summary of the Fund's principal investment policies and practices. Unless otherwise indicated, these investment policies and practices apply on an ongoing basis. Percentages of "the Fund's net assets" are measured as percentages of net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes. The investment policy of the Fund concerning "80% of the Fund's net assets" may be changed by the Board of Trustees without shareholder approval, but shareholders would be given at least 60 days notice.


Principal Risk Factors

This section lists the principal risk factors for the Fund. A complete description of these and other risks is found in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund 

Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Sub-Adviser

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Portfolio Managers

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Derrick Irwin, CFA

Fund Inception

November 30, 2013

Class A

Ticker: __

Fund Number: __

Class C

Ticker: __

Fund Number: __

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund's Board of Trustees can change this investment objective without a shareholder vote.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

We may actively trade portfolio securities, which may lead to higher transaction costs that may affect the Fund's performance. In addition, active trading of portfolio securities may lead to higher taxes if your shares are held in a taxable account.

The Fund may hold some of its assets in cash or in money market instruments, including U.S. Government obligations, shares of other mutual funds and repurchase agreements, or make other short-term investments for purposes of maintaining liquidity or for short-term defensive purposes when we believe it is in the best interests of the shareholders to do so. During these periods, the Fund may not achieve its objective.

Principal Risk Factors

The Fund is primarily subject to the risks mentioned below.

 

Emerging Markets Risk

Foreign Investment Risk

Growth Style Investment Risk

Issuer Risk

Larger Company Securities Risk

Liquidity Risk

Management Risk

Market Risk

Regional Risk

Regulatory Risk

Value Style Investment Risk

These and other risks could cause you to lose money in your investment in the Fund and could adversely affect the Fund's net asset value and total return. These risks are described in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section.

Description of Principal Investment Risks


Understanding the risks involved in mutual fund investing will help you make an informed decision that takes into account your risk tolerance and preferences. The factors that are most likely to have a material effect on the Fund as a whole are called "principal risks." The principal risks for the Fund have been previously identified and are described below. Additional information about the principal risks is included in the Statement of Additional Information.

Emerging Markets Risk
Emerging markets securities typically present even greater exposure to the risks described under "Foreign Investment Risk" and may be particularly sensitive to certain economic changes. For example, emerging market countries are typically more dependent on exports and are therefore more vulnerable to recessions in other countries. Emerging markets may be under-capitalized and have less developed legal and financial systems than markets in the developed world. Additionally, emerging markets may have volatile currencies and may be more sensitive than more mature markets to a variety of economic factors. Emerging market securities also may be less liquid than securities of more developed countries and could be difficult to sell, particularly during a market downturn.

Foreign Investment Risk
Foreign investments, including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") and similar investments, are subject to more risks than U.S. domestic investments. These additional risks may potentially include lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Foreign companies also may be subject to significantly higher levels of taxation than U.S. companies, including potentially confiscatory levels of taxation, thereby reducing the earnings potential of such foreign companies. In addition, amounts realized on sales or distributions of foreign securities may be subject to high and potentially confiscatory levels of foreign taxation and withholding when compared to comparable transactions in U.S. securities. Investments in foreign securities involve exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Such changes may reduce the U.S. dollar value of the investment. Foreign investments are also subject to risks including potentially higher withholding and other taxes, trade settlement, custodial, and other operational risks and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards in certain foreign markets. In addition, foreign markets can and often do perform differently from U.S. markets.

Growth Style Investment Risk
Growth stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Growth stocks may be designated as such and purchased based on the premise that the market will eventually reward a given company's long-term earnings growth with a higher stock price when that company's earnings grow faster than both inflation and the economy in general. Thus a growth style investment strategy attempts to identify companies whose earnings may or are growing at a rate faster than inflation and the economy. While growth stocks may react differently to issuer, political, market and economic developments than the market as a whole and other types of stocks by rising in price in certain environments, growth stocks also tend to be sensitive to changes in the earnings of their underlying companies and more volatile than other types of stocks, particularly over the short term. Furthermore, growth stocks may be more expensive relative to their current earnings or assets compared to the values of other stocks, and if earnings growth expectations moderate, their valuations may return to more typical norms, causing their stock prices to fall. Finally, during periods of adverse economic and market conditions, the stock prices of growth stocks may fall despite favorable earnings trends.

Issuer Risk
The value of a security may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuer or an entity providing credit support or liquidity support, such as management performance, financial leverage, and reduced demand for the issuer's goods, services or securities.

Larger Company Securities Risk
Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments. Larger, more established companies might be unable to react as quickly to new competitive challenges, such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Some larger companies may be unable to grow at rates higher than the fastest growing smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion.

Liquidity Risk
A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk
We cannot guarantee that a Fund will meet its investment objective. We do not guarantee the performance of a Fund, nor can we assure you that the market value of your investment will not decline. We will not "make good" on any investment loss you may suffer, nor does anyone we contract with to provide services promise to make good on any such losses.

Market Risk
The market price of securities owned by a Fund may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Securities may decline in value or become illiquid due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries represented in the securities markets, such as labor shortages or increased production costs and competitive conditions within an industry. A security may decline in value or become illiquid due to general market conditions which are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the securities markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value or become illiquid simultaneously. Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than debt securities.

Regional Risk
The chance that an entire geographical region will be hurt by political, regulatory, market or economic developments or natural disasters may adversely impact the value of investments concentrated in the region. Additionally, a Fund with a regional focus may be more disproportionately and adversely impacted by regional developments than a Fund without a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk
Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk
Value stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Value stocks may be purchased based upon the belief that a given security may be out of favor. Value investing seeks to identify stocks that have depressed valuations, based upon a number of factors which are thought to be temporary in nature, and to sell them at superior profits when their prices rise in response to resolution of the issues which caused the valuation of the stock to be depressed. While certain value stocks may increase in value more quickly during periods of anticipated economic upturn, they may also lose value more quickly in periods of anticipated economic downturn. Furthermore, there is the risk that the factors which caused the depressed valuations are longer term or even permanent in nature, and that there will not be any rise in valuation. Finally, there is the increased risk in such situations that such companies may not have sufficient resources to continue as ongoing businesses, which would result in the stock of such companies potentially becoming worthless.

Portfolio Holdings Information


A description of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' policies and procedures with respect to disclosure of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' portfolio holdings is available in the Fund's Statement of Additional Information. In addition, Funds Management will, from time to time, include portfolio holdings information in periodic commentaries for the Fund. The substance of the information contained in such commentaries will also be posted to the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Organization and Management of the Fund


About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

The Trust was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on March 10, 1999. The Board of Trustees of the Trust ("Board") supervises the Fund's activities, monitors its contractual arrangements with various service providers and decides on matters of general policy.

The Board supervises the Fund and approves the selection of various companies hired to manage the Fund's operations. Except for the Fund's advisers, which generally may be changed only with shareholder approval, other service providers may be changed by the Board without shareholder approval.

The Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), headquartered at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as adviser for the Fund. Funds Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a publicly traded diversified financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer financial services. Funds Management is a registered investment adviser that provides advisory services for registered mutual funds, closed-end funds and other funds and accounts.

As adviser, Funds Management is responsible for implementing the investment objectives and strategies of the Fund. To assist Funds Management in performing these responsibilities, Funds Management has contracted with one or more sub-advisers to provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. Funds Management employs a team of investment professionals who identify and recommend the initial hiring of the Fund's sub-adviser(s) and supervise and monitor the activities of the sub-adviser(s) on an ongoing basis. Funds Management retains overall responsibility for the management of the Fund.

Funds Management's investment professionals review and analyze the Fund's performance, including relative to peer funds, and monitor the Fund's compliance with its investment objective and strategies. Funds Management is responsible for reporting to the Board on investment performance and other matters affecting the Fund. When appropriate, Funds Management recommends to the Board enhancements to Fund features, including changes to Fund investment objectives, strategies and policies. Funds Management also communicates with shareholders and intermediaries about Fund performance and features.

For providing these advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive the fees disclosed in the row captioned "Management Fees" in the Fund's table of Annual Fund Operating Expenses. Funds Management compensates the sub-adviser(s) from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as adviser to the Fund.

Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, the Fund has not yet paid an advisory fee to Funds Management.

As compensation for its advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive a monthly fee at the annual rates indicated below of the Fund's average daily net assets:

Fund

Fee

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

First $500 million

1.000%

Next $500 million

0.975%

Next $1 billion

0.950%

Next $2 billion

0.925%

Over $4 billion

0.900%

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

The following sub-adviser and portfolio managers provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. These services include making purchases and sales of securities and other investment assets for the Fund, selecting broker-dealers, negotiating brokerage commission rates and maintaining portfolio transaction records. The sub-adviser is compensated for its services by Funds Management from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as investment adviser to the Fund. The Statement of Additional Information provides additional information about the portfolio managers' compensation, other accounts managed by the portfolio managers and the portfolio managers' ownership of securities in the Fund.

Wells Capital Management Incorporated ("Wells Capital Management"), a registered investment adviser located at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as a sub-adviser and provides portfolio management services to one or more Funds. Wells Capital Management, an affiliate of Funds Management and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, is a multi-boutique asset management firm committed to delivering superior investment services to institutional clients.

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Zhang joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2004, where he currently serves as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Derrick Irwin, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Irwin joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2005, where he currently serves as a Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

The Board has adopted a "multi-manager" arrangement for the Fund. Under this arrangement, the Fund and Funds Management may engage one or more sub-advisers to make day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund's assets. Funds Management would retain ultimate responsibility (subject to the oversight of the Board) for overseeing the sub-advisers and may, at times, recommend to the Board that the Fund: (1) change, add or terminate one or more sub-advisers; (2) continue to retain a sub-adviser even though the sub-adviser's ownership or corporate structure has changed; or (3) materially change a sub-advisory agreement with a sub-adviser.

Applicable law generally requires the Fund to obtain shareholder approval for most of these types of recommendations, even if the Board approves the proposed action. Under the "multi-manager" arrangement approved by the Board, the Fund is seeking exemptive relief from the SEC to permit Funds Management (subject to the Board's oversight and approval) to make decisions about the Fund's sub-advisory arrangements without obtaining shareholder approval. There is no guarantee the SEC will grant such exemptive relief. The Fund will continue to submit matters to shareholders for their approval to the extent required by applicable law.

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

 

Wells Capital Management - Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no performance information is shown for the Fund. The performance information shown below represents a composite of the prior performance of all discretionary accounts managed by Wells Capital Management with substantially similar investment objectives, policies and strategies as the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund (the "Composite"). The discretionary accounts included in the Composite are not subject to the diversification requirements, specific tax restrictions, and investment limitations imposed on the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund by the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, the investment portfolio of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund, if it had been in operation during the periods shown, would likely have differed to some extent from the portfolio of the accounts included in the Composite. If the accounts in the Composite had been subject to these restrictions, the performance of the Composite might have been adversely affected.

The Composite's performance information presented below includes actual brokerage commissions and execution costs paid by the discretionary accounts and has been adjusted to reflect the sales charges (as noted below) and higher expenses of the Class A shares of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The Composite's performance information presented below has not been adjusted to reflect Class A sales charges. If Class A sales charges had been reflected, returns would be lower. The Composite's performance does not represent historical performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and should not be interpreted as indicative of the future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The performance information for the Composite should not be relied upon as a substitute for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund's performance information or as an indication of the future performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund because, among other things, the cash flow in and out of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and the accounts comprising the Composite, and the fees and expenses and the portfolio size and positions of the accounts comprising the Composite and the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund will vary. The Composite performance information presented below was calculated in accordance with the methodology contained in the CFA Institute's Global Investment Performance Standards. Past performance of the Composite shown below is no guarantee of similar future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund.

The table below compares the performance of the Composite to that of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index as of December 31, 2012.

Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012

Inception Date

Since Inception

Composite (including maximum Class A sales charge)

July 1, 2012

6.4%

Composite (excluding maximum Class A sales charge)

July 1, 2012

12.9%

MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)1

13.8%

1. Source: MSCI. The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an "as is" basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the MSCI Parties") expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www.mscibarra.com)

A Choice of Share Classes


After choosing a Fund, your next most important choice will be which share class to buy. The table below summarizes the features of the classes of shares available through this Prospectus. Specific Fund charges may vary, so you should review each Fund's fee table as well as the sales charge schedules that follow. Finally, you should review the "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" section of the Prospectus before making your decision as to which share class to buy.

Class A

Class C

Initial Sales Charge

5.75%

None. Your entire investment goes to work immediately.

Contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC)

None (except that a charge of 1% applies to certain redemptions made within eighteen months, following purchases of $1 million or more without an initial sales charge).

1% if shares are sold within one year after purchase.

Ongoing distribution (12b-1) fees

None.

0.75%

Purchase maximum

None. Volume reductions given upon providing adequate proof of eligibility.

$1,000,000

Annual Expenses

Lower ongoing expenses than Class C.

Higher ongoing expenses than Class A because of higher 12b-1 fees.

Conversion feature

Not applicable.

No. Does not convert to Class A shares, so annual expenses do not decrease.

Information regarding the Fund's sales charges, breakpoints, and waivers is available free of charge on our Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com. You may wish to discuss this choice with your financial consultant.

Class A Shares Sales Charge Schedule

If you choose to buy Class A shares, you will pay the public offering price (POP) which is the net asset value (NAV) plus the applicable sales charge. Since sales charges are reduced for Class A share purchases above certain dollar amounts, known as "breakpoint levels," the POP is lower for these purchases. The dollar amount of the sales charge is the difference between the POP of the shares purchased (based on the applicable sales charge in the table below) and the NAV of those shares. Because of rounding in the calculation of the POP, the actual sales charge you pay may be more or less than that calculated using the percentages shown below.

 

Class A Shares Sales Charge Schedule

Amount of Purchase

Front-end Sales Charge As %
of Public Offering Price

Front-end Sales Charge As %
of Net Amount Invested

Dealer Reallowance As %
of Public Offering Price

Less than $50,000

5.75%

6.10%

5.00%

$50,000 - $99,999

4.75%

4.99%

4.00%

$100,000 - $249,999

3.75%

3.90%

3.00%

$250,000 - $499,999

2.75%

2.83%

2.25%

$500,000 - $999,999

2.00%

2.04%

1.75%

$1,000,000 and over1

0.00%

0.00%

1.00%

1. We will assess a 1.00% CDSC on Class A share purchases of $1,000,000 or more if they are redeemed within eighteen months from the date of purchase. Certain exceptions apply (see "CDSC Waivers"). The CDSC percentage you pay is applied to the NAV of the shares on the date of original purchase.

Class C Shares Sales Charges

If you choose Class C shares, you buy them at NAV and agree that if you redeem your shares within one year of the purchase date, you will pay a CDSC of 1.00%. At the time of purchase, the Fund's distributor pays sales commissions of up to 1.00% of the purchase price to selling agents and up to 1.00% annually thereafter. The CDSC percentage you pay is applied to the NAV of the shares on the date of original purchase. For Class C shares received in a reorganization, your date of purchase is the original purchase date of your predecessor Fund. To determine whether the CDSC applies to a redemption, the Fund will first redeem shares acquired by reinvestment of any distributions and then will redeem shares in the order in which they were purchased (such that shares held the longest are redeemed first). Class C shares do not convert to Class A shares, and therefore continue to pay higher ongoing expenses.

Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges


Generally, we offer more sales charge reductions or waivers for Class A shares than for Class C shares, particularly if you intend to invest greater amounts. You should consider whether you are eligible for any of the potential reductions or waivers when you are deciding which share class to buy. Consult the Statement of Additional Information for further details regarding reductions and waivers of sales charges, which we may change from time to time.

Class A Shares Sales Charge Reductions and Waivers
You can pay a lower or no sales charge for the following types of purchases. If you believe you are eligible for any of the following reductions or waivers, it is up to you to ask the selling agent or shareholder servicing agent for the reduction or waiver and to provide appropriate proof of eligibility.

You pay no sales charges on Fund shares you buy with reinvested distributions.

You pay a lower sales charge if you are investing an amount over a breakpoint level. See "Class A Shares Sales Charge Schedule" above.

You pay no sales charges on Fund shares you purchase with the proceeds of a redemption of Class A shares of the same Fund within 120 days (90 days for purchases made on or after July 1, 2013) of the date of redemption. Subject to the Fund's policy regarding frequent purchases and redemptions of Fund shares, you may not be able to exercise this provision for the first 30 days after your redemption. Systematic transactions through the automatic investment plan, the automatic exchange plan and the systematic withdrawal plan are excluded from this provision.

By signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to purchase, you pay a lower sales charge now in exchange for promising to invest an amount over a specified breakpoint within the next 13 months. Purchases made prior to signing the LOI as well as reinvested dividends and capital gains do not count as purchases made during this period. We will hold in escrow shares equal to approximately 5% of the amount you say you intend to buy. If you do not invest the amount specified in the LOI before the expiration date, we will redeem enough escrowed shares to pay the difference between the reduced sales load you paid and the sales load you should have paid. Otherwise, we will release the escrowed shares when you have invested the agreed amount.

Rights of Accumulation (ROA) allow you to combine Class A and Class C and WealthBuilder Portfolio shares of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund already owned (excluding Wells Fargo Advantage money market fund shares, unless you notify us that you previously paid a sales load on these assets) in order to reach breakpoint levels and to qualify for sales load discounts on subsequent purchases of Class A or WealthBuilder Portfolio shares. The purchase amount used in determining the sales charge on your purchase will be calculated by multiplying the maximum public offering price by the number of Class A, Class C and WealthBuilder Portfolio shares of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund already owned and adding the dollar amount of your current purchase.

How a Letter of Intent Can Save You Money!
If you plan to invest, for example, $100,000 in a Wells Fargo Advantage Fund in installments over the next year, by signing a letter of intent you would pay only 3.75% sales load on the entire purchase. Otherwise, you would pay 5.75% on the first $49,999, then 4.75% on the next $50,000!

Accounts That Can Be Aggregated
You may aggregate the following types of accounts indicated below to qualify for a volume discount:

 

Can this type of account be aggregated?

Yes

No

Individual accounts

X

Joint accounts

X

UGMA/UTMA accounts

X

Trust accounts over which the shareholder has individual or shared authority

X

Solely owned business accounts

X

Retirement Plans

Traditional and Roth IRAs

X

SEP IRAs

X

SIMPLE IRAs that use the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds prototype agreement1

X

SIMPLE IRAs that do not use the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds prototype agreement

X

403(b) Plan accounts2

X

401(k) Plan accounts

X

Other Accounts

529 Plan accounts1

X

Accounts held through other brokerage firms

X

1. These accounts may be aggregated at the plan level for purposes of establishing eligibility for volume discounts. When plan assets in Fund Class A, Class B, Class C and WealthBuilder Portfolio shares (excluding Wells Fargo Advantage money market fund shares) reach a breakpoint, all plan participants benefit from the reduced sales charge. Participant accounts will not be aggregated with personal accounts.
2. Wells Fargo Advantage Funds no longer offers new or accepts purchases in existing 403(b) accounts utilizing the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds prototype agreement.

Based on the above chart, if you believe that you own shares in one or more accounts that can be combined with your current purchase to achieve a sales charge breakpoint, you must, at the time of your purchase specifically identify those shares to your selling agent or shareholder servicing agent. For an account to qualify for a volume discount, it must be registered in the name of, or held for, the shareholder, his or her spouse or domestic partner, as recognized by applicable state law, or his or her children under the age of 21. Class A shares purchased at NAV will not be aggregated with other shares for purposes of receiving a volume discount.

Class A Shares Sales Charge Waivers for Certain Parties
We reserve the right to enter into agreements that reduce or waive sales charges for groups or classes of shareholders. If you own Fund shares as part of another account or package such as an IRA or a sweep account, you should read the materials for that account. Those terms may supercede the terms and conditions discussed here. If you fall into any of the following categories, you can buy Class A shares at NAV:

Current and retired employees, directors/trustees and officers of:
1) Wells Fargo Advantage Funds (including any predecessor funds);
2) Wells Fargo & Company and its affiliates; and
3) family members (spouse, domestic partner, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren and siblings (including step and in-law)) of any of the above.

Current employees of:
1) the Fund's transfer agent;
2) broker-dealers who act as selling agents;
3) family members (spouse, domestic partner, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren and siblings (including step and in-law)) of any of the above; and
4) the Fund's sub-adviser, but only for the Fund(s) for which such sub-adviser provides investment advisory services.

Qualified registered investment advisers who buy through a broker-dealer or service agent who has entered into an agreement with the Fund's distributor that allows for load-waived Class A purchases. 

Investment companies exchanging shares or selling assets pursuant to a reorganization, merger, acquisition, or exchange offer to which the Fund is a party. 

Section 529 college savings plan accounts.

Insurance company separate accounts. 

Fund of Funds, including those advised by Funds Management (Wells Fargo Advantage WealthBuilder PortfoliosSM), subject to review and approval by Funds Management.

Investors who purchase shares that are to be included in certain retirement, benefit, pension, trust or investment "wrap accounts," including such specified types of investors who trade through an omnibus account maintained with a Fund by a broker-dealer.

CDSC Waivers

You will not be assessed a CDSC on Fund shares you redeem that were purchased with reinvested distributions.

We waive the CDSC for all redemptions made because of scheduled (Internal Revenue Code Section 72(t)(2) withdrawal schedule) or mandatory distributions (withdrawals generally made after age 70½ according to Internal Revenue Service guidelines) from traditional IRAs and certain other retirement plans. (See your retirement plan information for details.) 

We waive the CDSC for redemptions made in the event of the last surviving shareholder's death or for a disability suffered after purchasing shares. ("Disabled" is defined in Internal Revenue Code Section 72(m)(7).) 

We waive the CDSC for redemptions made at the direction of Funds Management in order to, for example, complete a merger or effect a Fund liquidation. 

We waive the Class C shares CDSC for redemptions by employer-sponsored retirement plans where the dealer of record waived its commission at the time of purchase.

We also reserve the right to enter into agreements that reduce or eliminate sales charges for groups or classes of shareholders, or for Fund shares included in other investment plans such as "wrap accounts." If you own Fund shares as part of another account or package, such as an IRA or a sweep account, you should read the terms and conditions that apply for that account. Those terms and conditions may supercede the terms and conditions discussed here. Contact your selling agent for further information.

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents


Distribution Plan
The Fund has adopted a Distribution Plan (12b-1 Plan) pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act for the Class C shares. The 12b-1 Plan authorizes the payment of all or part of the cost of preparing and distributing prospectuses and distribution-related services. The 12b-1 Plan also provides that, if and to the extent any shareholder servicing payments are recharacterized as payments for distribution-related services, they are approved and payable under the 12b-1 Plan. The fees paid under this 12b-1 Plan are as follows:

Fund

Class C

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

0.75%

This fee is paid out of the Class's assets on an ongoing basis. Over time, this fee will increase the cost of your investment and may cost you more than other types of sales charges.

Shareholder Servicing Plan
The Fund has a shareholder servicing plan. Under this plan, the Fund has agreements with various shareholder servicing agents to process purchase and redemption requests, to service shareholder accounts, and to provide other related services for each Class of the Fund. For these services, each Class pays an annual fee of up to 0.25% of its average daily net assets. Selling or shareholder servicing agents, in turn, may pay some or all of these amounts to their employees or registered representatives who recommend or sell Fund shares or make investment decisions on behalf of their clients.

Additional Payments to Dealers
In addition to dealer reallowances and payments made by the Fund for distribution and shareholder servicing, the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates make additional payments ("Additional Payments") to certain selling or shareholder servicing agents for the Fund, which include broker-dealers and 401(k) service providers and recordkeepers. These Additional Payments are made in connection with the sale and distribution of shares of the Fund or for services to the Fund and its shareholders. These Additional Payments, which may be significant, are paid by the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates, out of their revenues, which generally come directly or indirectly from fees paid by the entire Fund complex.

In return for these Additional Payments, the Fund's adviser and distributor expect the Fund to receive certain marketing or servicing advantages that are not generally available to mutual funds that do not make such payments. Such advantages are expected to include, without limitation, placement of the Fund on a list of mutual funds offered as investment options to the selling agent's clients (sometimes referred to as "Shelf Space"); access to the selling agent's registered representatives; and/or ability to assist in training and educating the selling agent's registered representatives.

Certain selling or shareholder servicing agents receive these Additional Payments to supplement amounts payable by the Fund under the shareholder servicing plans. In exchange, these agents provide services including, but not limited to, establishing and maintaining accounts and records; answering inquiries regarding purchases, exchanges and redemptions; processing and verifying purchase, redemption and exchange transactions; furnishing account statements and confirmations of transactions; processing and mailing monthly statements, prospectuses, shareholder reports and other SEC-required communications; and providing the types of services that might typically be provided by the Fund's transfer agent (e.g., the maintenance of omnibus or omnibus-like accounts, the use of the National Securities Clearing Corporation for the transmission of transaction information and the transmission of shareholder mailings).

The Additional Payments may create potential conflicts of interest between an investor and a selling agent who is recommending a particular mutual fund over other mutual funds. Before investing, you should consult with your financial consultant and review carefully any disclosure by the selling agent as to what monies they receive from mutual fund advisers and distributors, as well as how your financial consultant is compensated.

The Additional Payments are typically paid in fixed dollar amounts, or based on the number of customer accounts maintained by the selling or shareholder servicing agent, or based on a percentage of sales and/or assets under management, or a combination of the above. The Additional Payments are either up-front or ongoing or both. The Additional Payments differ among selling and shareholder servicing agents. Additional Payments to a selling agent that is compensated based on its customers' assets typically range between 0.05% and 0.30% in a given year of assets invested in the Fund by the selling agent's customers. Additional Payments to a selling agent that is compensated based on a percentage of sales typically range between 0.10% and 0.15% of the gross sales of the Fund attributable to the selling agent. In addition, representatives of the Fund's distributor visit selling agents on a regular basis to educate their registered representatives and to encourage the sale of Fund shares. The costs associated with such visits may be paid for by the Fund's adviser, distributor, or their affiliates, subject to applicable FINRA regulations.

More information on the FINRA member firms that have received the Additional Payments described in this section is available in the Statement of Additional Information, which is on file with the SEC and is also available on the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds website at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Pricing Fund Shares


The share price ("net asset value per share" or "NAV") for a Fund is calculated each business day as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") (generally 4 p.m. ET). To calculate a Fund's NAV, the Fund's assets are valued and totaled, liabilities are subtracted, and the balance, called net assets, is divided by the number of shares outstanding. The price at which a purchase or redemption of Fund shares is effected is based on the next calculation of NAV after the order is placed. The Fund does not calculate its NAV on days the NYSE is closed for trading, which include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets that may be invested in other mutual funds, the Fund's NAV is calculated based upon the net asset values of the other mutual funds in which the Fund invests, and the prospectuses for those companies explain the circumstances under which those companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets invested directly in securities, the Fund's investments are generally valued at current market prices. Securities are generally valued based on the last sale price during the regular trading session if the security trades on an exchange (closing price). Securities that are not traded primarily on an exchange generally are valued using latest quoted bid prices obtained by an independent pricing service. Securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., however, are valued at the Nasdaq Official Closing Price ("NOCP"), and if no NOCP is available, then at the last reported sales price.

We are required to depart from these general valuation methods and use fair value pricing methods to determine the values of certain investments if we believe that the closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security, including securities that trade primarily on a foreign exchange, does not accurately reflect its current value when the Fund calculates its NAV. In addition, we use fair value pricing to determine the value of investments in securities and other assets, including illiquid securities, for which current market quotations are not readily available. The closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security may not reflect its current value if, among other things, a significant event occurs after the closing price or latest quoted bid price but before a Fund calculates its NAV that materially affects the value of the security. We use various criteria, including a systematic evaluation of U.S. market moves after the close of foreign markets, in deciding whether a foreign security's market price is still reliable and, if not, what fair market value to assign to the security.

In light of the judgment involved in fair value decisions, there can be no assurance that a fair value assigned to a particular security is accurate or that it reflects the price that the Fund could obtain for such security if it were to sell the security as of the time of fair value pricing. Such fair value pricing may result in NAVs that are higher or lower than NAVs based on the closing price or latest quoted bid price. See the Statement of Additional Information for additional details regarding the pricing of Fund shares.

How to Open an Account


You can open a Wells Fargo Advantage Funds account through any of the following means:

directly with the Fund. Complete a Wells Fargo Advantage Funds application, which you may obtain by visiting our Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com or by calling Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222. Be sure to indicate the Fund name and the share class into which you intend to invest when completing the application;

through a brokerage account with an approved selling agent; or

through certain retirement, benefit and pension plans or certain packaged investment products. (Please contact the providers of the plan or product for instructions.)

How to Buy Shares


This section explains how you can buy shares directly from Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. If you're opening a new account, an account application is available on-line at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com or by calling Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222. For Fund shares held through brokerage and other types of accounts, please consult your selling agent.

Minimum Investments

Initial Purchase

Subsequent Purchases

Regular accounts
IRAs, IRA rollovers, Roth IRAs
UGMA/UTMA accounts
Employer Sponsored
Retirement Plans

$1,000
$250
$50
No minimum

$100
$100
$50
No minimum

Buying Shares

Opening an Account

Adding to an Account

By Internet

A new account may not be opened by Internet unless you have another Wells Fargo Advantage Fund account with your bank information on file. If you do not currently have an account, refer to the section on buying shares by mail or wire.

To buy additional shares or buy shares of a new Fund, visit
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Subsequent online purchases have a minimum of $100 and a maximum of $100,000. You may be eligible for an exception to this maximum. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information.

By Mail

Complete and sign your account application.

Mail the application with your check made payable to the Fund to Investor Services at:

Regular Mail
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266

Overnight Only
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
c/o Boston Financial Data Services
30 Dan Road
Canton, MA 02021-2809

Enclose a voided check (for checking accounts) or a deposit slip (savings accounts). Alternatively, include a note with your name, the Fund name, and your account number.

Mail the deposit slip or note with your check made payable to the Fund to the address on the left.

By Telephone

A new account may not be opened by telephone unless you have another Wells Fargo Advantage Fund account with your bank information on file. If you do not currently have an account, refer to the section on buying shares by mail or wire.

To buy additional shares or to buy shares of a new Fund call:

Investor Services at
1-800-222-8222 or

1-800-368-7550 for the
automated phone system.

 

By Wire

Complete, sign and mail your account application (refer to the section on buying shares by mail)

Provide the following instructions to your financial institution:

Receiving bank: State Street Bank & Trust Company, Boston, MA
Bank ABA/routing number: 011000028
Bank account number: 9905-437-1
For credit to: Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
For further credit to: [Your name (as registered on your fund account) and your fund and account number]

To buy additional shares, instruct your bank or financial institution to use the same wire instructions shown to the left.

Through Your Investment Representative

Contact your investment representative.

Contact your investment representative.

General Notes for Buying Shares

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your new account application or purchase request in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to process your transaction.

Earning Distributions. You are eligible to earn distributions beginning on the business day after the transfer agent receives your purchase in proper form.

U.S. Dollars Only. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and all checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. 

Insufficient Funds. You will be charged a $25.00 fee for every check or Electronic Funds Transfer that is returned to us as unpaid. 

No Fund Named. When all or a portion of a payment is received for investment without a clear Fund designation, we may direct the undesignated portion or the entire amount, as applicable, into the Wells Fargo Advantage Money Market Fund. We will treat your inaction as approval of this purchase until you later direct us to sell or exchange these shares of the Money Market Fund, at the next NAV calculated after we receive your order in proper form. 

Right to Refuse an Order. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel a purchase or exchange order for any reason, including if we believe that doing so would be in the best interests of a Fund and its shareholders. 

Minimum Initial and Subsequent Investment Waivers. We allow a reduced minimum initial investment of $50 if you sign up for at least a $50 monthly automatic investment purchase plan. If you opened your account with the set minimum amount shown in the above chart, we allow reduced subsequent purchases for a minimum of $50 a month if you purchase through an automatic investment plan. We may also waive or reduce the minimum initial and subsequent investment amounts for purchases made through certain retirement, benefit and pension plans, certain packaged investment products, or for certain classes of shareholders as permitted by the SEC. Check specific disclosure statements and applications for the program through which you intend to invest.

Other Share Classes. You may be eligible to invest in one or more classes of shares offered by a Fund. Each of the Fund's share classes bears varying expenses and may differ in other features. Consult your financial intermediary for more information regarding the Fund's available share classes.

Special Considerations When Investing Through Financial Intermediaries
If a financial intermediary purchases shares on your behalf, you should understand the following:

Minimum Investments and Other Terms of Your Account. Share purchases are made through a customer account at your financial intermediary following that firm's terms. Financial intermediaries may require different minimum investment amounts. Please consult an account representative from your financial intermediary for specifics.

Records are Held in Financial Intermediary's Name. Financial intermediaries are usually the holders of record for shares held through their customer accounts. The financial intermediaries maintain records reflecting their customers' beneficial ownership of the shares.

Purchase/Redemption Orders. Financial intermediaries are responsible for transmitting their customers' purchase and redemption orders to a Fund and for delivering required payment on a timely basis.

Shareholder Communications. Financial intermediaries are responsible for delivering shareholder communications and voting information from a Fund, and for transmitting shareholder voting instructions to a Fund.

The information provided in this Prospectus is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject Fund shares to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

The Fund is distributed by Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, a member of FINRA/SIPC, and an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") information and brochure are available at SIPC.org or by calling SIPC at (202) 371-8300.

How to Sell Shares


The following section explains how you can sell shares held directly through an account with Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. For Fund shares held through brokerage or other types of accounts, please consult your selling agent.

Selling Shares

To Sell Some or All of Your Shares

By Internet

Visit our Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com. Redemptions requested online are limited to a maximum of $100,000. You may be eligible for an exception to this maximum. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information.

By Mail

Send a Letter of Instruction providing your name, account number, the Fund from which you wish to redeem and the dollar amount you wish to receive (or write "Full Redemption" to redeem your remaining account balance) to the address below.

Make sure all account owners sign the request exactly as their names appear on the account application.

A Medallion guarantee may be required under certain circumstances (see "General Notes for Selling Shares").

Regular Mail
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266
Overnight Only
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
c/o Boston Financial Data Services
30 Dan Road
Canton, MA 02021-2809

By Wire

To arrange for a Federal Funds wire, call 1-800-222-8222.

Be prepared to provide information on the commercial bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve wire system.

Wire requests are sent to your bank account next business day if your request to redeem is received before the NYSE close.

By Telephone/
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Call an Investor Services representative at 1-800-222-8222 or use the automated phone system 1-800-368-7550.

Telephone privileges are automatically made available to you unless you specifically decline them on your account application or subsequently in writing.

Redemption requests may not be made by phone if the address on your account was changed in the last 15 days. In this event, you must request your redemption by mail (refer to the section on selling shares by mail).

A check will be mailed to the address on record (if there have been no changes communicated to us within the last 15 days) or transferred to a linked bank account.

Transfers made to a Wells Fargo Bank account are made available sooner than transfers to an unaffiliated institution.

Redemptions processed by EFT to a linked Wells Fargo Bank account occur same day for Wells Fargo Advantage money market funds, and next day for all other Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.

Redemptions to any other linked bank account may post in two business days. Please check with your financial institution for timing of posting and availability of funds.

Note: Telephone transactions such as redemption requests made over the phone generally require only one of the account owners to call unless you have instructed us otherwise.

Through Your Investment Representative

Contact your investment representative.

General Notes For Selling Shares 

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your request to sell shares in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your request to sell shares is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, it will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to sell your shares.

CDSC Fees. Your redemption proceeds are net of any applicable CDSC fees. 

Form of Redemption Proceeds. You may request that your redemption proceeds be sent to you by check, by EFT into a bank account, or by wire. Please call Investor Services regarding requirements for linking bank accounts or for wiring funds. Although generally we pay redemption requests in cash, we reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion, whether to satisfy redemption requests by making payment in securities (known as a redemption in kind). In such case, we may pay all or part of the redemption in securities of equal value as permitted under the 1940 Act, and the rules thereunder. The redeeming shareholder should expect to incur transaction costs upon the disposition of the securities received. 

Earning Distributions. Your shares are eligible to earn distributions through the date of redemption.  If you redeem shares on a Friday or prior to a holiday, your shares will continue to be eligible to earn distributions until the next business day.

Telephone/Internet Redemptions. We will take reasonable steps to confirm that telephone and internet instructions are genuine. For example, we require proof of your identification, such as a Taxpayer Identification Number or username and password, before we will act on instructions received by telephone or the internet. We will not be liable for any losses incurred if we follow telephone or internet instructions we reasonably believe to be genuine. Your call may be recorded.

Right to Delay Payment. We normally will send out checks within one business day, and in any event no more than seven days, after we accept your request to redeem. If you redeem shares recently purchased by check or through EFT or the Automatic Investment Plan, you may be required to wait up to seven business days before we will send your redemption proceeds. Our ability to determine with reasonable certainty that investments have been finally collected is greater for investments coming from accounts with banks affiliated with Funds Management than it is for investments coming from accounts with unaffiliated banks. Redemption payments also may be delayed under extraordinary circumstances or as permitted by the SEC in order to protect remaining shareholders. Such extraordinary circumstances are discussed further in the Statement of Additional Information.

Retirement Plans and Other Products. If you purchased shares through a packaged investment product or retirement plan, read the directions for selling shares provided by the product or plan. There may be special requirements that supercede the directions in this Prospectus. 

Medallion Guarantees. Medallion guarantees are only required for mailed redemption requests under the following circumstances: (1) if the address on your account was changed within the last 15 days; (2) if the amount of the redemption exceeds $100,000 and includes bank account information that is not currently on file with Wells Fargo Advantage Funds or if all of the owners of your Wells Fargo Advantage Fund account are not included in the registration of the bank account provided; or (3) if the redemption is made payable to a third party. You can get a Medallion guarantee at a financial institution such as a bank or brokerage house. We do not accept notarized signatures.

How to Exchange Shares


Exchanges between Wells Fargo Advantage Funds involve two transactions: (1) a sale of shares of one Fund; and (2) the purchase of shares of another. In general, the same rules and procedures that apply to sales and purchases apply to exchanges. There are, however, additional factors you should keep in mind while making or considering an exchange: 

In general, exchanges may be made between like share classes of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund offered to the general public for investment (i.e., a Fund not closed to new accounts), with the following exception: Class A shares of non-money market funds may also be exchanged for Service Class shares of any money market fund.

Same-fund exchanges between share classes are permitted subject to the following conditions: (1) exchanges out of Class A and Class C shares would not be allowed if shares are subject to a CDSC; (2) for exchanges into Class A shares, the shareholder must meet all qualifications to purchase Class A shares at net asset value based on current prospectus guidelines; and (3) the shareholder must meet the eligibility guidelines of the class being purchased in the exchange.

An exchange request will be processed on the same business day, provided that both Funds are open at the time the request is received. If one or both Funds are closed, the exchange will be processed on the following business day.

You should carefully read the prospectus for the Wells Fargo Advantage Fund into which you wish to exchange. 

Every exchange involves selling Fund shares, which may produce a capital gain or loss for tax purposes. 

If you are making an initial investment into a Fund through an exchange, you must exchange at least the minimum initial purchase amount for the new Fund, unless your balance has fallen below that amount due to investment performance. 

Any exchange between two Wells Fargo Advantage Funds must meet the minimum subsequent purchase amounts.

Class B and Class C share exchanges will not trigger the CDSC. The new shares will continue to age according to their original schedule and will be charged the CDSC applicable to the original shares upon redemption.

Generally, we will notify you at least 60 days in advance of any changes in our exchange policy.

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Fund Shares

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds reserves the right to reject any purchase or exchange order for any reason. Purchases or exchanges that a Fund determines could harm the Fund may be rejected.

Excessive trading by Fund shareholders can negatively impact a Fund and its long-term shareholders in several ways, including disrupting Fund investment strategies, increasing transaction costs, decreasing tax efficiency, and diluting the value of shares held by long-term shareholders. Excessive trading in Fund shares can negatively impact a Fund's long-term performance by requiring it to maintain more assets in cash or to liquidate portfolio holdings at a disadvantageous time. Certain Funds may be more susceptible than others to these negative effects. For example, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in non-U.S. securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities resulting from pricing variations due to time zone differences across international financial markets. Similarly, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in small company securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities due to the less liquid nature of small company securities. Both types of Funds also may incur higher transaction costs in liquidating portfolio holdings to meet excessive redemption levels. Fair value pricing may reduce these arbitrage opportunities, thereby reducing some of the negative effects of excessive trading.

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, other than the Adjustable Rate Government Fund, Conservative Income Fund, Ultra Short-Term Income Fund and Ultra Short-Term Municipal Income Fund ("Ultra-Short Funds") and the money market funds, (the "Covered Funds"). The Covered Funds are not designed to serve as vehicles for frequent trading. The Covered Funds actively discourage and take steps to prevent the portfolio disruption and negative effects on long-term shareholders that can result from excessive trading activity by Covered Fund shareholders. The Board has approved the Covered Funds' policies and procedures, which provide, among other things, that Funds Management may deem trading activity to be excessive if it determines that such trading activity would likely be disruptive to a Covered Fund by increasing expenses or lowering returns. In this regard, the Covered Funds take steps to avoid accommodating frequent purchases and redemptions of shares by Covered Fund shareholders. Funds Management monitors available shareholder trading information across all Covered Funds on a daily basis. If a shareholder redeems more than $5,000 (including redemptions that are part of an exchange transaction) from a Covered Fund, that shareholder is "blocked" from purchasing shares of that Covered Fund (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction) for 30 calendar days after the redemption. This policy does not apply to:

Money market funds;

Ultra-Short Funds;

Dividend reinvestments;

Systematic investments or exchanges where the financial intermediary maintaining the shareholder account identifies the transaction as a systematic redemption or purchase at the time of the transaction;

Rebalancing transactions within certain asset allocation or "wrap" programs where the financial intermediary maintaining a shareholder account is able to identify the transaction as part of an asset allocation program approved by Funds Management;

Transactions initiated by a "fund of funds" or Section 529 Plan into an underlying fund investment;

Permitted exchanges between share classes of the same Fund;

Certain transactions involving participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans, including: participant withdrawals due to mandatory distributions, rollovers and hardships, withdrawals of shares acquired by participants through payroll deductions, and shares acquired or sold by a participant in connection with plan loans; and

Purchases below $5,000 (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction).

The money market funds and the Ultra-Short Funds. Because the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds are often used for short-term investments, they are designed to accommodate more frequent purchases and redemptions than the Covered Funds. As a result, the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not anticipate that frequent purchases and redemptions, under normal circumstances, will have significant adverse consequences to the money market funds or Ultra-Short Funds or their shareholders. Although the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not prohibit frequent trading, Funds Management will seek to prevent an investor from utilizing the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds to facilitate frequent purchases and redemptions of shares in the Covered Funds in contravention of the policies and procedures adopted by the Covered Funds.

All Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. In addition, Funds Management reserves the right to accept purchases, redemptions and exchanges made in excess of applicable trading restrictions in designated accounts held by Funds Management or its affiliate that are used at all times exclusively for addressing operational matters related to shareholder accounts, such as testing of account functions, and are maintained at low balances that do not exceed specified dollar amount limitations.

In the event that an asset allocation or "wrap" program is unable to implement the policy outlined above, Funds Management may grant a program-level exception to this policy. A financial intermediary relying on the exception is required to provide Funds Management with specific information regarding its program and ongoing information about its program upon request.

A financial intermediary through whom you may purchase shares of the Fund may independently attempt to identify excessive trading and take steps to deter such activity. As a result, a financial intermediary may on its own limit or permit trading activity of its customers who invest in Fund shares using standards different from the standards used by Funds Management and discussed in this Prospectus. Funds Management may permit a financial intermediary to enforce its own internal policies and procedures concerning frequent trading rather than the policies set forth above in instances where Funds Management reasonably believes that the intermediary's policies and procedures effectively discourage disruptive trading activity. If you purchase Fund shares through a financial intermediary, you should contact the intermediary for more information about whether and how restrictions or limitations on trading activity will be applied to your account.

Account Policies


Automatic Plans
These plans help you conveniently purchase and/or redeem shares each month. Once you select a plan, tell us the day of the month you would like the transaction to occur. If you do not specify a date, we will process the transaction on or about the 25th day of the month. Call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information. 

Automatic Investment Plan —With this plan, you can regularly purchase shares of a Wells Fargo Advantage Fund with money automatically transferred from a linked bank account. 

Automatic Exchange Plan —With this plan, you can regularly exchange shares of a Wells Fargo Advantage Fund you own for shares of another Wells Fargo Advantage Fund. See the "How to Exchange Shares" section of this Prospectus for the conditions that apply to your shares. In addition, each transaction in an Automatic Exchange Plan must be for a minimum of $100. This feature may not be available for certain types of accounts. 

Systematic Withdrawal Plan —With this plan, you can regularly redeem shares and receive the proceeds by check or by transfer to a linked bank account. To participate in this plan, you: 

must have a Fund account valued at $10,000 or more; 

must request a minimum redemption of $100; 

must have your distributions reinvested; and 

may not simultaneously participate in the Automatic Investment Plan. 

Payroll Direct Deposit —With this plan, you may transfer all or a portion of your paycheck, social security check, military allotment, or annuity payment for investment into the Fund of your choice.

It generally takes about ten business days to establish a plan once we have received your instructions. It generally takes about five business days to change or cancel participation in a plan.We may automatically cancel your plan if the linked bank account you specified is closed, or for other reasons.

Householding
To help keep Fund expenses low, a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report may be sent to shareholders of the same household. If your household currently receives a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report and you would prefer to receive multiple copies, please contact your financial intermediary.

Retirement Accounts
We offer prototype documents for a variety of retirement accounts for individuals and small businesses. Please call 1-800-222-8222 for information on: 

Individual Retirement Plans, including Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. 

Qualified Retirement Plans, including Simple IRAs, SEP IRAs, Keoghs, Pension Plans, Profit-Sharing Plans, and 401(k) Plans.

There may be special distribution requirements for a retirement account, such as required distributions or mandatory Federal income tax withholdings. For more information, call the number listed above. You may be charged a $10 annual account maintenance fee for each retirement account up to a maximum of $30 annually and a $25 fee for transferring assets to another custodian or for closing a retirement account. Fees charged by institutions may vary.

Small Account Redemptions
We reserve the right to redeem certain accounts that fall below the minimum initial investment amount as the result of shareholder redemptions (as opposed to market movement). Before doing so,we will give you approximately 60 days to bring your account above the minimum investment amount. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 or contact your selling agent for further details.

Statements and Confirmations
Statements summarizing activity in your account are mailed quarterly. Confirmations are mailed following each purchase, sale, exchange, or transfer of Fund shares, except generally for Automatic Investment Plan transactions, Systematic Withdrawal Plan transactions using Electronic Funds Transfer, and purchases of new shares through the automatic reinvestment of distributions. Upon your request and for the applicable fee, you may obtain a reprint of an account statement. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information.

Electronic Delivery of Fund Documents
You may elect to receive your Fund prospectuses, shareholder reports and other Fund documents electronically in lieu of paper form by enrolling on the Fund's Web site at wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery. If you make this election, you will be notified by e-mail when the most recent Fund documents are available for electronic viewing and downloading.

To receive Fund documents electronically, you must have an e-mail account and an internet browser that meets the requirements described in the Privacy & Security section of the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com. You may change your electronic delivery preferences or revoke your election to receive Fund documents electronically at any time by visiting wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery.

Statement Inquiries
Contact us in writing regarding any errors or discrepancies noted on your account statement within 60 days after the date of the statement confirming a transaction. We may deny your ability to refute a transaction if we do not hear from you within those 60 days.

Transaction Authorizations
Telephone, electronic, and clearing agency privileges allow us to accept transaction instructions by anyone representing themselves as the shareholder and who provides reasonable confirmation of their identity. Neither we nor Wells Fargo Advantage Funds will be liable for any losses incurred if we follow such instructions we reasonably believe to be genuine. For transactions through the automated phone system and our Web site, we will assign personal identification numbers (PINs) and/or passwords to help protect your account information. To safeguard your account, please keep your PINs and passwords confidential. Contact us immediately if you believe there is a discrepancy on your confirmation statement or if you believe someone has obtained unauthorized access to your account, PIN or password.

USA PATRIOT Act
In compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, all financial institutions (including mutual funds) at the time an account is opened, are required to obtain, verify and record the following information for all registered owners or others who may be authorized to act on the account: full name, date of birth, taxpayer identification number (usually your Social Security Number), and permanent street address. Corporate, trust and other entity accounts require additional documentation. This information will be used to verify your identity. We will return your application if any of this information is missing, and we may request additional information from you for verification purposes. In the rare event that we are unable to verify your identity, we reserve the right to redeem your account at the current day's NAV. You will be responsible for any losses, taxes, expenses, fees, or other results of such a redemption.

Distributions


The Fund generally makes distributions of any net investment income and any realized net capital gains at least annually. Please note, distributions have the effect of reducing the NAV per share by the amount distributed.

We offer the following distribution options. To change your current option for payment of distributions, please call 1-800-222-8222. 

Automatic Reinvestment Option—Allows you to buy new shares of the same class of the Fund that generated the distributions. The new shares are purchased at NAV generally on the day the distribution is paid. This option is automatically assigned to your account unless you specify another option. 

Check Payment Option—Allows you to have checks for distributions mailed to your address of record or to another name and address which you have specified in written instructions. A medallion guarantee may also be required. If checks remain uncashed for six months or are undeliverable by the Post Office, we will reinvest the distributions at the earliest date possible, and future distributions will be automatically reinvested. 

Bank Account Payment Option—Allows you to receive distributions directly in a checking or savings account through Electronic Funds Transfer. The bank account must be linked to your Wells Fargo Advantage Fund account. Any distribution returned to us due to an invalid banking instruction will be sent to your address of record by check at the earliest date possible, and future distributions will be automatically reinvested. 

Directed Distribution Purchase Option—Allows you to buy shares of a different Wells Fargo Advantage Fund of the same share class. The new shares are purchased at NAV generally on the day the distribution is paid. In order to establish this option, you need to identify the Fund and account the distributions are coming from, and the Fund and account to which the distributions are being directed. You must meet any required minimum purchases in both Funds prior to establishing this option.

Taxes


The following discussion regarding federal income taxes is based on laws that were in effect as of the date of this Prospectus and summarizes only some of the important federal income tax considerations affecting a Fund and you as a shareholder. It does not apply to foreign or tax-exempt shareholders or those holding Fund shares through a tax-advantaged account, such as a 401(k) Plan or IRA. This discussion is not intended as a substitute for careful tax planning. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation. Please see the Statement of Additional Information for additional federal income tax information.

We will pass on to a Fund's shareholders substantially all of the Fund's net investment income and realized net capital gains, if any. Distributions from a Fund's ordinary income and net short-term capital gain, if any, generally will be taxable to you as ordinary income. Distributions from a Fund's net long-term capital gain, if any, generally will be taxable to you as long-term capital gain.

Corporate shareholders may be able to deduct a portion of their distributions when determining their taxable income.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended certain tax rates except those that applied to individual taxpayers with taxable incomes above $400,000 ($450,000 for married taxpayers, $425,000 for heads of households). Taxpayers that are not in the new highest tax bracket continue to be subject to a maximum 15% rate of tax on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. For taxpayers in the new highest tax bracket, the maximum tax rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends will be 20%. Beginning in 2013, U.S. individuals with income exceeding $200,000 ($250,000 if married and filing jointly), a new 3.8% Medicare contribution tax will apply on "net investment income," including interest, dividends, and capital gains.

Distributions from a Fund normally will be taxable to you when paid, whether you take distributions in cash or automatically reinvest them in additional Fund shares. Following the end of each year, we will notify you of the federal income tax status of your distributions for the year.

If you buy shares of a Fund shortly before it makes a taxable distribution, your distribution will, in effect, be a taxable return of part of your investment. Similarly, if you buy shares of a Fund when it holds appreciated securities, you will receive a taxable return of part of your investment if and when the Fund sells the appreciated securities and distributes the gain. The Fund has built up, or has the potential to build up, high levels of unrealized appreciation.

Your redemptions (including redemptions in-kind) and exchanges of Fund shares ordinarily will result in a taxable capital gain or loss, depending on the amount you receive for your shares (or are deemed to receive in the case of exchanges) and the amount you paid (or are deemed to have paid) for them. Such capital gain or loss generally will be long-term capital gain or loss if you have held your redeemed or exchanged Fund shares for more than one year at the time of redemption or exchange. In certain circumstances, losses realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares may be disallowed.

In certain circumstances, Fund shareholders may be subject to backup withholding taxes.

Financial Highlights


Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, financial highlights are not available for the Fund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION More information on the Fund is available free upon request, including the following documents: Statement of Additional Information ("SAI")
Supplements the disclosures made by this Prospectus. The SAI, which has been filed with the SEC, is incorporated by reference into this Prospectus and therefore is legally part of this Prospectus. Annual/Semi-Annual Reports
Provide financial and other important information, including a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected Fund performance over the reporting period. To obtain copies of the above documents or for more information about Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, contact us: By telephone:
Individual Investors: 1-800-222-8222
Retail Investment Professionals: 1-888-877-9275
Institutional Investment Professionals: 1-866-765-0778  
By e-mail: wfaf@wellsfargo.com    By mail:
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266 On the Internet:
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com From the SEC:
Visit the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington,
DC (phone 1-202-551-8090 for operational information
for the SEC's Public Reference Room) or the
SEC's Internet site at sec.gov. To obtain information for a fee, write or email:
SEC's Public Reference Section
100 "F" Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-0102
publicinfo@sec.gov

© 2013 Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. All rights reserved __/__ 12-13
ICA Reg. No. 811-09253

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

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December 1, 2013

International Equity Funds

Prospectus

Administrator Class

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

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As with all mutual funds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Anyone who tells you otherwise is committing a crime.

Fund shares are NOT deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its affiliates or any other depository institution. Fund shares are not insured or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and may lose value.

Table of Contents

Fund Summary

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund Summary

2

The Fund

Key Fund Information

5

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

6

Description of Principal Investment Risks

8

Portfolio Holdings Information

10

Organization and Management of the Fund

Organization and Management of the Fund

11

About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

11

The Adviser

11

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

12

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

12

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

13

Your Account

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents

14

Pricing Fund Shares

15

How to Buy Shares

16

How to Sell Shares

18

How to Exchange Shares

19

Account Policies

21

Other Information

Distributions

23

Taxes

23

Financial Highlights

24

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

These tables are intended to help you understand the various costs and expenses you will pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of offering price)

None

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management Fees

1.00%

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

0.00%

Other Expenses1

0.81%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

1.81%

Fee Waivers

0.36%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver2

1.45%

1. Expenses are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year.
2. The Adviser has committed through February 28, 2015 to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver at the amounts shown above. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the cap. After this time, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Example of Expenses

The example below is intended to help you compare the costs of investing in the Fund with the costs of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes a $10,000 initial investment, 5% annual total return, and that operating expenses remain the same as in the tables above. The example also assumes that the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver shown above will only be in place for the length of the current waiver commitment. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

After:

1 Year

$148

3 Years

$534

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no history of the portfolio turnover rate is available.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

Principal Investment Risks

An investment in the Fund may lose money, is not a deposit of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its affiliates, is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, and is primarily subject to the risks briefly summarized below.

Emerging Markets Risk. Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.

Foreign Investment Risk. Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.

Growth Style Investment Risk. Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.

Issuer Risk. The value of a security may decline because of adverse events or circumstances that directly relate to conditions at the issuer or any entity providing it credit or liquidity support.

Larger Company Securities Risk. Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.

Liquidity Risk. A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk. There is no guarantee of the Fund's performance or that the Fund will meet its objective. The market value of your investment may decline and you may suffer investment loss.

Market Risk. The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.

Regional Risk. The Fund's investments may be concentrated in a specific geographical region and thus, may be more adversely affected by events in that region than investments of a fund that does not have such a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk. Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk. Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.

Performance

Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.

Fund Management

 

Investment Adviser

Investment Sub-adviser

Portfolio Manager, Title/Managed Since

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013
Derrick Irwin, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Administrator Class shares are generally available through financial intermediaries for the accounts of their customers and directly to institutional investors and individuals. Institutional investors may include corporations; private banks and trust companies; endowments and foundations; defined contribution, defined benefit and other employer sponsored retirement plans; institutional retirement plan platforms; insurance companies; registered investment advisor firms; bank trusts; 529 college savings plans; family offices; and fund of funds including those managed by Funds Management. In general, you can buy or sell shares of the Fund by mail, internet, phone or wire on any day the New York Stock Exchange is open for regular trading. You also may buy and sell shares through a financial professional.

 

Minimum Investments

To Buy or Sell Shares

Minimum Initial Investment
Administrator Class: $1 million (this amount may be reduced or eliminated for certain eligible investors)

Minimum Additional Investment
Administrator Class: None

Mail: Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266
Internet: wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com
Phone or Wire: 1-800-222-8222   Contact your investment representative.

Tax Information

Any distributions you receive from the Fund may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax advantaged investment plan. However, subsequent withdrawals from such a tax advantaged investment plan may be subject to federal income tax. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase a Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Consult your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary's Web site for more information.

Key Fund Information


This Prospectus contains information about one or more Funds within the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds® family and is designed to provide you with important information to help you with your investment decisions. Please read it carefully and keep it for future reference.

In this Prospectus, "we" generally refers to Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), the relevant sub-adviser(s), if applicable, or the portfolio manager(s). "We" may also refer to a Fund's other service providers. "You" refers to the shareholder or potential investor.


Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies

The investment objective of the Fund in this Prospectus is non-fundamental; that is, it can be changed by a vote of the Board of Trustees alone. The objective and strategies description for the Fund tells you:

what the Fund is trying to achieve; and

how we intend to invest your money.

This section also provides a summary of the Fund's principal investment policies and practices. Unless otherwise indicated, these investment policies and practices apply on an ongoing basis. Percentages of "the Fund's net assets" are measured as percentages of net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes. The investment policy of the Fund concerning "80% of the Fund's net assets" may be changed by the Board of Trustees without shareholder approval, but shareholders would be given at least 60 days notice.


Principal Risk Factors

This section lists the principal risk factors for the Fund. A complete description of these and other risks is found in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund 

Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Sub-Adviser

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Portfolio Managers

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Derrick Irwin, CFA

Fund Inception

November 30, 2013

Administrator Class

Ticker: __

Fund Number: __

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund's Board of Trustees can change this investment objective without a shareholder vote.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

We may actively trade portfolio securities, which may lead to higher transaction costs that may affect the Fund's performance. In addition, active trading of portfolio securities may lead to higher taxes if your shares are held in a taxable account.

The Fund may hold some of its assets in cash or in money market instruments, including U.S. Government obligations, shares of other mutual funds and repurchase agreements, or make other short-term investments for purposes of maintaining liquidity or for short-term defensive purposes when we believe it is in the best interests of the shareholders to do so. During these periods, the Fund may not achieve its objective.

Principal Risk Factors

The Fund is primarily subject to the risks mentioned below.

 

Emerging Markets Risk

Foreign Investment Risk

Growth Style Investment Risk

Issuer Risk

Larger Company Securities Risk

Liquidity Risk

Management Risk

Market Risk

Regional Risk

Regulatory Risk

Value Style Investment Risk

These and other risks could cause you to lose money in your investment in the Fund and could adversely affect the Fund's net asset value and total return. These risks are described in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section.

Description of Principal Investment Risks


Understanding the risks involved in mutual fund investing will help you make an informed decision that takes into account your risk tolerance and preferences. The factors that are most likely to have a material effect on the Fund as a whole are called "principal risks." The principal risks for the Fund have been previously identified and are described below. Additional information about the principal risks is included in the Statement of Additional Information.

Emerging Markets Risk
Emerging markets securities typically present even greater exposure to the risks described under "Foreign Investment Risk" and may be particularly sensitive to certain economic changes. For example, emerging market countries are typically more dependent on exports and are therefore more vulnerable to recessions in other countries. Emerging markets may be under-capitalized and have less developed legal and financial systems than markets in the developed world. Additionally, emerging markets may have volatile currencies and may be more sensitive than more mature markets to a variety of economic factors. Emerging market securities also may be less liquid than securities of more developed countries and could be difficult to sell, particularly during a market downturn.

Foreign Investment Risk
Foreign investments, including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") and similar investments, are subject to more risks than U.S. domestic investments. These additional risks may potentially include lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Foreign companies also may be subject to significantly higher levels of taxation than U.S. companies, including potentially confiscatory levels of taxation, thereby reducing the earnings potential of such foreign companies. In addition, amounts realized on sales or distributions of foreign securities may be subject to high and potentially confiscatory levels of foreign taxation and withholding when compared to comparable transactions in U.S. securities. Investments in foreign securities involve exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Such changes may reduce the U.S. dollar value of the investment. Foreign investments are also subject to risks including potentially higher withholding and other taxes, trade settlement, custodial, and other operational risks and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards in certain foreign markets. In addition, foreign markets can and often do perform differently from U.S. markets.

Growth Style Investment Risk
Growth stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Growth stocks may be designated as such and purchased based on the premise that the market will eventually reward a given company's long-term earnings growth with a higher stock price when that company's earnings grow faster than both inflation and the economy in general. Thus a growth style investment strategy attempts to identify companies whose earnings may or are growing at a rate faster than inflation and the economy. While growth stocks may react differently to issuer, political, market and economic developments than the market as a whole and other types of stocks by rising in price in certain environments, growth stocks also tend to be sensitive to changes in the earnings of their underlying companies and more volatile than other types of stocks, particularly over the short term. Furthermore, growth stocks may be more expensive relative to their current earnings or assets compared to the values of other stocks, and if earnings growth expectations moderate, their valuations may return to more typical norms, causing their stock prices to fall. Finally, during periods of adverse economic and market conditions, the stock prices of growth stocks may fall despite favorable earnings trends.

Issuer Risk
The value of a security may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuer or an entity providing credit support or liquidity support, such as management performance, financial leverage, and reduced demand for the issuer's goods, services or securities.

Larger Company Securities Risk
Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments. Larger, more established companies might be unable to react as quickly to new competitive challenges, such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Some larger companies may be unable to grow at rates higher than the fastest growing smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion.

Liquidity Risk
A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk
We cannot guarantee that a Fund will meet its investment objective. We do not guarantee the performance of a Fund, nor can we assure you that the market value of your investment will not decline. We will not "make good" on any investment loss you may suffer, nor does anyone we contract with to provide services promise to make good on any such losses.

Market Risk
The market price of securities owned by a Fund may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Securities may decline in value or become illiquid due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries represented in the securities markets, such as labor shortages or increased production costs and competitive conditions within an industry. A security may decline in value or become illiquid due to general market conditions which are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the securities markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value or become illiquid simultaneously. Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than debt securities.

Regional Risk
The chance that an entire geographical region will be hurt by political, regulatory, market or economic developments or natural disasters may adversely impact the value of investments concentrated in the region. Additionally, a Fund with a regional focus may be more disproportionately and adversely impacted by regional developments than a Fund without a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk
Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk
Value stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Value stocks may be purchased based upon the belief that a given security may be out of favor. Value investing seeks to identify stocks that have depressed valuations, based upon a number of factors which are thought to be temporary in nature, and to sell them at superior profits when their prices rise in response to resolution of the issues which caused the valuation of the stock to be depressed. While certain value stocks may increase in value more quickly during periods of anticipated economic upturn, they may also lose value more quickly in periods of anticipated economic downturn. Furthermore, there is the risk that the factors which caused the depressed valuations are longer term or even permanent in nature, and that there will not be any rise in valuation. Finally, there is the increased risk in such situations that such companies may not have sufficient resources to continue as ongoing businesses, which would result in the stock of such companies potentially becoming worthless.

Portfolio Holdings Information


A description of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' policies and procedures with respect to disclosure of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' portfolio holdings is available in the Fund's Statement of Additional Information. In addition, Funds Management will, from time to time, include portfolio holdings information in periodic commentaries for the Fund. The substance of the information contained in such commentaries will also be posted to the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Organization and Management of the Fund


About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

The Trust was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on March 10, 1999. The Board of Trustees of the Trust ("Board") supervises the Fund's activities, monitors its contractual arrangements with various service providers and decides on matters of general policy.

The Board supervises the Fund and approves the selection of various companies hired to manage the Fund's operations. Except for the Fund's advisers, which generally may be changed only with shareholder approval, other service providers may be changed by the Board without shareholder approval.

The Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), headquartered at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as adviser for the Fund. Funds Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a publicly traded diversified financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer financial services. Funds Management is a registered investment adviser that provides advisory services for registered mutual funds, closed-end funds and other funds and accounts.

As adviser, Funds Management is responsible for implementing the investment objectives and strategies of the Fund. To assist Funds Management in performing these responsibilities, Funds Management has contracted with one or more sub-advisers to provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. Funds Management employs a team of investment professionals who identify and recommend the initial hiring of the Fund's sub-adviser(s) and supervise and monitor the activities of the sub-adviser(s) on an ongoing basis. Funds Management retains overall responsibility for the management of the Fund.

Funds Management's investment professionals review and analyze the Fund's performance, including relative to peer funds, and monitor the Fund's compliance with its investment objective and strategies. Funds Management is responsible for reporting to the Board on investment performance and other matters affecting the Fund. When appropriate, Funds Management recommends to the Board enhancements to Fund features, including changes to Fund investment objectives, strategies and policies. Funds Management also communicates with shareholders and intermediaries about Fund performance and features.

For providing these advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive the fees disclosed in the row captioned "Management Fees" in the Fund's table of Annual Fund Operating Expenses. Funds Management compensates the sub-adviser(s) from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as adviser to the Fund.

Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, the Fund has not yet paid an advisory fee to Funds Management.

As compensation for its advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive a monthly fee at the annual rates indicated below of the Fund's average daily net assets:

Fund

Fee

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

First $500 million

1.000%

Next $500 million

0.975%

Next $1 billion

0.950%

Next $2 billion

0.925%

Over $4 billion

0.900%

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

The following sub-adviser and portfolio managers provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. These services include making purchases and sales of securities and other investment assets for the Fund, selecting broker-dealers, negotiating brokerage commission rates and maintaining portfolio transaction records. The sub-adviser is compensated for its services by Funds Management from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as investment adviser to the Fund. The Statement of Additional Information provides additional information about the portfolio managers' compensation, other accounts managed by the portfolio managers and the portfolio managers' ownership of securities in the Fund.

Wells Capital Management Incorporated ("Wells Capital Management"), a registered investment adviser located at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as a sub-adviser and provides portfolio management services to one or more Funds. Wells Capital Management, an affiliate of Funds Management and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, is a multi-boutique asset management firm committed to delivering superior investment services to institutional clients.

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Zhang joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2004, where he currently serves as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Derrick Irwin, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Irwin joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2005, where he currently serves as a Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

The Board has adopted a "multi-manager" arrangement for the Fund. Under this arrangement, the Fund and Funds Management may engage one or more sub-advisers to make day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund's assets. Funds Management would retain ultimate responsibility (subject to the oversight of the Board) for overseeing the sub-advisers and may, at times, recommend to the Board that the Fund: (1) change, add or terminate one or more sub-advisers; (2) continue to retain a sub-adviser even though the sub-adviser's ownership or corporate structure has changed; or (3) materially change a sub-advisory agreement with a sub-adviser.

Applicable law generally requires the Fund to obtain shareholder approval for most of these types of recommendations, even if the Board approves the proposed action. Under the "multi-manager" arrangement approved by the Board, the Fund is seeking exemptive relief from the SEC to permit Funds Management (subject to the Board's oversight and approval) to make decisions about the Fund's sub-advisory arrangements without obtaining shareholder approval. There is no guarantee the SEC will grant such exemptive relief. The Fund will continue to submit matters to shareholders for their approval to the extent required by applicable law.

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

 

Wells Capital Management - Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no performance information is shown for the Fund. The performance information shown below represents a composite of the prior performance of all discretionary accounts managed by Wells Capital Management with substantially similar investment objectives, policies and strategies as the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund (the "Composite"). The discretionary accounts included in the Composite are not subject to the diversification requirements, specific tax restrictions, and investment limitations imposed on the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund by the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, the investment portfolio of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund, if it had been in operation during the periods shown, would likely have differed to some extent from the portfolio of the accounts included in the Composite. If the accounts in the Composite had been subject to these restrictions, the performance of the Composite might have been adversely affected.

The Composite's performance information presented below includes actual brokerage commissions and execution costs paid by the discretionary accounts and has been adjusted to reflect the higher expenses of the Administrator Class shares of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The Composite's performance does not represent historical performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and should not be interpreted as indicative of the future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The performance information for the Composite should not be relied upon as a substitute for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund's performance information or as an indication of the future performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund because, among other things, the cash flow in and out of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and the accounts comprising the Composite, and the fees and expenses and the portfolio size and positions of the accounts comprising the Composite and the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund will vary. The Composite performance information presented below was calculated in accordance with the methodology contained in the CFA Institute's Global Investment Performance Standards. Past performance of the Composite shown below is no guarantee of similar future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund.

The table below compares the performance of the Composite to that of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index as of December 31, 2012.

Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012

Inception Date

Since Inception

Composite

July 1, 2012

13.0%

MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)1

13.8%

1. Source: MSCI. The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an "as is" basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the MSCI Parties") expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www.mscibarra.com)

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents


Shareholder Servicing Plan
The Fund has a shareholder servicing plan. Under this plan, the Fund has agreements with various shareholder servicing agents to process purchase and redemption requests, to service shareholder accounts, and to provide other related services for the Fund's Administrator Class. For these services, the Fund's Administrator Class pays an annual fee of up to 0.25% of its average daily net assets. Selling or shareholder servicing agents, in turn, may pay some or all of these amounts to their employees or registered representatives who recommend or sell Fund shares or make investment decisions on behalf of their clients.

Additional Payments to Dealers
In addition to dealer reallowances and payments made by the Fund for distribution and shareholder servicing, the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates make additional payments ("Additional Payments") to certain selling or shareholder servicing agents for the Fund, which include broker-dealers and 401(k) service providers and recordkeepers. These Additional Payments are made in connection with the sale and distribution of shares of the Fund or for services to the Fund and its shareholders. These Additional Payments, which may be significant, are paid by the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates, out of their revenues, which generally come directly or indirectly from fees paid by the entire Fund complex.

In return for these Additional Payments, the Fund's adviser and distributor expect the Fund to receive certain marketing or servicing advantages that are not generally available to mutual funds that do not make such payments. Such advantages are expected to include, without limitation, placement of the Fund on a list of mutual funds offered as investment options to the selling agent's clients (sometimes referred to as "Shelf Space"); access to the selling agent's registered representatives; and/or ability to assist in training and educating the selling agent's registered representatives.

Certain selling or shareholder servicing agents receive these Additional Payments to supplement amounts payable by the Fund under the shareholder servicing plans. In exchange, these agents provide services including, but not limited to, establishing and maintaining accounts and records; answering inquiries regarding purchases, exchanges and redemptions; processing and verifying purchase, redemption and exchange transactions; furnishing account statements and confirmations of transactions; processing and mailing monthly statements, prospectuses, shareholder reports and other SEC-required communications; and providing the types of services that might typically be provided by the Fund's transfer agent (e.g., the maintenance of omnibus or omnibus-like accounts, the use of the National Securities Clearing Corporation for the transmission of transaction information and the transmission of shareholder mailings).

The Additional Payments may create potential conflicts of interest between an investor and a selling agent who is recommending a particular mutual fund over other mutual funds. Before investing, you should consult with your financial consultant and review carefully any disclosure by the selling agent as to what monies they receive from mutual fund advisers and distributors, as well as how your financial consultant is compensated.

The Additional Payments are typically paid in fixed dollar amounts, or based on the number of customer accounts maintained by the selling or shareholder servicing agent, or based on a percentage of sales and/or assets under management, or a combination of the above. The Additional Payments are either up-front or ongoing or both. The Additional Payments differ among selling and shareholder servicing agents. Additional Payments to a selling agent that is compensated based on its customers' assets typically range between 0.05% and 0.30% in a given year of assets invested in the Fund by the selling agent's customers. Additional Payments to a selling agent that is compensated based on a percentage of sales typically range between 0.10% and 0.15% of the gross sales of the Fund attributable to the selling agent. In addition, representatives of the Fund's distributor visit selling agents on a regular basis to educate their registered representatives and to encourage the sale of Fund shares. The costs associated with such visits may be paid for by the Fund's adviser, distributor, or their affiliates, subject to applicable FINRA regulations.

More information on the FINRA member firms that have received the Additional Payments described in this section is available in the Statement of Additional Information, which is on file with the SEC and is also available on the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds website at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Pricing Fund Shares


The share price ("net asset value per share" or "NAV") for a Fund is calculated each business day as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") (generally 4 p.m. ET). To calculate a Fund's NAV, the Fund's assets are valued and totaled, liabilities are subtracted, and the balance, called net assets, is divided by the number of shares outstanding. The price at which a purchase or redemption of Fund shares is effected is based on the next calculation of NAV after the order is placed. The Fund does not calculate its NAV on days the NYSE is closed for trading, which include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets that may be invested in other mutual funds, the Fund's NAV is calculated based upon the net asset values of the other mutual funds in which the Fund invests, and the prospectuses for those companies explain the circumstances under which those companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets invested directly in securities, the Fund's investments are generally valued at current market prices. Securities are generally valued based on the last sale price during the regular trading session if the security trades on an exchange (closing price). Securities that are not traded primarily on an exchange generally are valued using latest quoted bid prices obtained by an independent pricing service. Securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., however, are valued at the Nasdaq Official Closing Price ("NOCP"), and if no NOCP is available, then at the last reported sales price.

We are required to depart from these general valuation methods and use fair value pricing methods to determine the values of certain investments if we believe that the closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security, including securities that trade primarily on a foreign exchange, does not accurately reflect its current value when the Fund calculates its NAV. In addition, we use fair value pricing to determine the value of investments in securities and other assets, including illiquid securities, for which current market quotations are not readily available. The closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security may not reflect its current value if, among other things, a significant event occurs after the closing price or latest quoted bid price but before a Fund calculates its NAV that materially affects the value of the security. We use various criteria, including a systematic evaluation of U.S. market moves after the close of foreign markets, in deciding whether a foreign security's market price is still reliable and, if not, what fair market value to assign to the security.

In light of the judgment involved in fair value decisions, there can be no assurance that a fair value assigned to a particular security is accurate or that it reflects the price that the Fund could obtain for such security if it were to sell the security as of the time of fair value pricing. Such fair value pricing may result in NAVs that are higher or lower than NAVs based on the closing price or latest quoted bid price. See the Statement of Additional Information for additional details regarding the pricing of Fund shares.

How to Buy Shares


Administrator Class shares are generally available through financial intermediaries for the accounts of their customers and directly to institutional investors and individuals. Institutional investors may include corporations; private banks; trust companies; endowments and foundations; defined contribution, defined benefit and other employer sponsored retirement plans; institutional retirement plan platforms; insurance companies; registered investment advisor firms; bank trusts; 529 college savings plans; family offices; and fund of funds including those managed by Funds Management. Specific eligibility requirements that apply to these entities include:

Employee benefit plan programs;

Broker-dealer managed account or wrap programs that charge an asset-based fee;

Registered investment adviser mutual fund wrap programs that charge an asset-based fee;

Private bank and trust company managed accounts or wrap programs that charge an asset-based fee;

Internal Revenue Code Section 529 college savings plan accounts;

Fund of Funds including those advised by Funds Management;

Investment Management and Trust Departments of Wells Fargo purchasing shares on behalf of their clients

Endowments, non-profits, and charitable organizations who invest a minimum initial amount of $500,000 in a Fund;

Any other institutions or customers of financial intermediaries who invest a minimum initial amount of $1 million in a Fund;

Individual investors who invest a minimum initial amount of $1 million directly with a Fund; and

Certain investors and related accounts as detailed in the Funds' Statement of Additional Information.

Any of the minimum initial investment waivers listed above may be modified or discontinued at any time.

Institutions Purchasing
Shares Directly

Opening an Account

Adding to an Account

By Telephone or Internet

A new account may not be opened by telephone or internet unless the institution has another Wells Fargo Advantage Fund account. If the institution does not currently have an account, contact your investment representative.

To buy additional shares or to buy
shares in a new Fund:

Call Investor Services at
1-800-222-8222 or

Call 1-800-368-7550 for the
automated phone system or

Visit our Web site at
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com

By Wire

Complete and sign the Administrator Class account application

Call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for faxing instructions

Use the following wiring instructions:

Receiving bank: State Street Bank & Trust Company, Boston, MA
Bank ABA/routing number: 011000028
Bank account number: 9905-437-1
For credit to: Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
For further credit to: [Your name (as registered on your fund account) and your fund and account number]

To buy additional shares, instruct
your bank or financial institution to
use the same wire instructions
shown to the left.

Through Your Investment Representative

Contact your investment representative.

Contact your investment representative.

General Notes For Buying Shares

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your new account application or purchase request in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to process your transaction.

Earning Distributions. You are eligible to earn distributions beginning on the business day after the transfer agent receives your purchase in proper form.

U.S. Dollars Only. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and all checks must be drawn on U.S. banks.

Right to Refuse an Order. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel a purchase or exchange order for any reason, including if we believe that doing so would be in the best interests of a Fund and its shareholders.

Other Share Classes. You may be eligible to invest in one or more classes of shares offered by a Fund. Each of the Fund's share classes bears varying expenses and may differ in other features. Consult your financial intermediary for more information regarding the Fund's available share classes.

Special Considerations When Investing Through Financial Intermediaries:
If a financial intermediary purchases Administrator Class shares on your behalf, you should understand the following:

Minimum Investments and Other Terms of Your Account. Share purchases are made through a customer account at your financial intermediary following that firm's terms. Financial intermediaries may require different minimum investment amounts. Please consult an account representative from your financial intermediary for specifics.

Records are Held in Financial Intermediary's Name. Financial intermediaries are usually the holders of record for Administrator Class shares held through their customer accounts. The financial intermediaries maintain records reflecting their customers' beneficial ownership of the shares.

Purchase/Redemption Orders. Financial intermediaries are responsible for transmitting their customers' purchase and redemption orders to a Fund and for delivering required payment on a timely basis.

Shareholder Communications. Financial intermediaries are responsible for delivering shareholder communications and voting information from a Fund, and for transmitting shareholder voting instructions to a Fund.

The information provided in this Prospectus is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject Fund shares to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

The Fund is distributed by Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, a member of FINRA/SIPC, and an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") information and brochure are available at SIPC.org or by calling SIPC at (202) 371-8300.

How to Sell Shares


Administrator Class shares must be redeemed according to the terms of your customer account with your financial intermediary. You should contact your investment representative when you wish to sell Fund shares.

Institutions Selling Shares Directly

To Sell Some or All of Your Shares

By Telephone / Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

To speak with an investor services representative call 1-800-222-8222 or use the automated phone system at 1-800-368-7550.

Redemptions processed by EFT to a linked Wells Fargo Bank account occur same day for Wells Fargo Advantage money market funds, and next day for all other Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.

Transfers made to a Wells Fargo Bank account are made available sooner than transfers to an unaffiliated institution.

Redemptions to any other linked bank account may post in two business days, please check with your financial institution for funds posting and availability.

Note: Telephone transactions such as redemption requests made over the phone generally require only one of the account owners to call unless you have instructed us otherwise.

By Wire

To arrange for a Federal Funds wire, call 1-800-222-8222.

Be prepared to provide information on the commercial bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve wire system.

Redemption proceeds are usually wired to the financial intermediary the following business day.

By Internet

Visit our Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Through Your Investment Representative

Contact your investment representative.

General Notes for Selling Shares 

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your request to sell shares in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your request to sell shares is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, it will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to sell your shares.

Earning Distributions. Your shares are eligible to earn distributions through the date of redemption. If you redeem shares on a Friday or prior to a holiday, your shares will continue to be eligible to earn distributions until the next business day.

Right to Delay Payment. We normally will send out checks within one business day, and in any event no more than seven days, after we accept your request to redeem. If you redeem shares recently purchased by check or through Electronic Funds Transfer, you may be required to wait up to seven business days before we will send your redemption proceeds. Our ability to determine with reasonable certainty that investments have been finally collected is greater for investments coming from accounts with banks affiliated with Funds Management than it is for investments coming from accounts with unaffiliated banks. Redemption payments also may be delayed under extraordinary circumstances or as permitted by the SEC in order to protect remaining shareholders. Such extraordinary circumstances are discussed further in the Statement of Additional Information.

Redemption in Kind. Although generally we pay redemption requests in cash, we reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion, whether to satisfy redemption requests by making payment in securities (known as a redemption in kind). In such case, we may pay all or part of the redemption in securities of equal value as permitted under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the rules thereunder. The redeeming shareholders should expect to incur transaction costs upon the disposition of the securities received.

Retirement Plans and Other Products. If you purchased shares through a packaged investment product or retirement plan, read the directions for selling shares provided by the product or plan. There may be special requirements that supersede the directions in this Prospectus.

How to Exchange Shares


Exchanges between Wells Fargo Advantage Funds involve two transactions: (1) a sale of shares of one Fund; and (2) the purchase of shares of another. In general, the same rules and procedures that apply to sales and purchases apply to exchanges. There are, however, additional factors you should keep in mind while making or considering an exchange: 

In general, exchanges may be made between like share classes of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund offered to the general public for investment (i.e., a Fund not closed to new accounts), with the following exception: Class A shares of non-money market funds may also be exchanged for Service Class shares of any money market fund.

Same-fund exchanges between share classes are permitted subject to the following conditions: (1) exchanges out of Class A and Class C shares would not be allowed if shares are subject to a CDSC; (2) for exchanges into Class A shares, the shareholder must meet all qualifications to purchase Class A shares at net asset value based on current prospectus guidelines; and (3) the shareholder must meet the eligibility guidelines of the class being purchased in the exchange.

An exchange request will be processed on the same business day, provided that both Funds are open at the time the request is received. If one or both Funds are closed, the exchange will be processed on the following business day.

You should carefully read the prospectus for the Wells Fargo Advantage Fund into which you wish to exchange. 

Every exchange involves selling Fund shares, which may produce a capital gain or loss for tax purposes. 

If you are making an initial investment into a Fund through an exchange, you must exchange at least the minimum initial purchase amount for the new Fund, unless your balance has fallen below that amount due to investment performance. 

Any exchange between two Wells Fargo Advantage Funds must meet the minimum subsequent purchase amounts.

Class B and Class C share exchanges will not trigger the CDSC. The new shares will continue to age according to their original schedule and will be charged the CDSC applicable to the original shares upon redemption.

Generally, we will notify you at least 60 days in advance of any changes in our exchange policy.

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Fund Shares

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds reserves the right to reject any purchase or exchange order for any reason. Purchases or exchanges that a Fund determines could harm the Fund may be rejected.

Excessive trading by Fund shareholders can negatively impact a Fund and its long-term shareholders in several ways, including disrupting Fund investment strategies, increasing transaction costs, decreasing tax efficiency, and diluting the value of shares held by long-term shareholders. Excessive trading in Fund shares can negatively impact a Fund's long-term performance by requiring it to maintain more assets in cash or to liquidate portfolio holdings at a disadvantageous time. Certain Funds may be more susceptible than others to these negative effects. For example, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in non-U.S. securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities resulting from pricing variations due to time zone differences across international financial markets. Similarly, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in small company securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities due to the less liquid nature of small company securities. Both types of Funds also may incur higher transaction costs in liquidating portfolio holdings to meet excessive redemption levels. Fair value pricing may reduce these arbitrage opportunities, thereby reducing some of the negative effects of excessive trading.

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, other than the Adjustable Rate Government Fund, Conservative Income Fund, Ultra Short-Term Income Fund and Ultra Short-Term Municipal Income Fund ("Ultra-Short Funds") and the money market funds, (the "Covered Funds"). The Covered Funds are not designed to serve as vehicles for frequent trading. The Covered Funds actively discourage and take steps to prevent the portfolio disruption and negative effects on long-term shareholders that can result from excessive trading activity by Covered Fund shareholders. The Board has approved the Covered Funds' policies and procedures, which provide, among other things, that Funds Management may deem trading activity to be excessive if it determines that such trading activity would likely be disruptive to a Covered Fund by increasing expenses or lowering returns. In this regard, the Covered Funds take steps to avoid accommodating frequent purchases and redemptions of shares by Covered Fund shareholders. Funds Management monitors available shareholder trading information across all Covered Funds on a daily basis. If a shareholder redeems more than $5,000 (including redemptions that are part of an exchange transaction) from a Covered Fund, that shareholder is "blocked" from purchasing shares of that Covered Fund (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction) for 30 calendar days after the redemption. This policy does not apply to:

Money market funds;

Ultra-Short Funds;

Dividend reinvestments;

Systematic investments or exchanges where the financial intermediary maintaining the shareholder account identifies the transaction as a systematic redemption or purchase at the time of the transaction;

Rebalancing transactions within certain asset allocation or "wrap" programs where the financial intermediary maintaining a shareholder account is able to identify the transaction as part of an asset allocation program approved by Funds Management;

Transactions initiated by a "fund of funds" or Section 529 Plan into an underlying fund investment;

Permitted exchanges between share classes of the same Fund;

Certain transactions involving participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans, including: participant withdrawals due to mandatory distributions, rollovers and hardships, withdrawals of shares acquired by participants through payroll deductions, and shares acquired or sold by a participant in connection with plan loans; and

Purchases below $5,000 (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction).

The money market funds and the Ultra-Short Funds. Because the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds are often used for short-term investments, they are designed to accommodate more frequent purchases and redemptions than the Covered Funds. As a result, the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not anticipate that frequent purchases and redemptions, under normal circumstances, will have significant adverse consequences to the money market funds or Ultra-Short Funds or their shareholders. Although the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not prohibit frequent trading, Funds Management will seek to prevent an investor from utilizing the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds to facilitate frequent purchases and redemptions of shares in the Covered Funds in contravention of the policies and procedures adopted by the Covered Funds.

All Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. In addition, Funds Management reserves the right to accept purchases, redemptions and exchanges made in excess of applicable trading restrictions in designated accounts held by Funds Management or its affiliate that are used at all times exclusively for addressing operational matters related to shareholder accounts, such as testing of account functions, and are maintained at low balances that do not exceed specified dollar amount limitations.

In the event that an asset allocation or "wrap" program is unable to implement the policy outlined above, Funds Management may grant a program-level exception to this policy. A financial intermediary relying on the exception is required to provide Funds Management with specific information regarding its program and ongoing information about its program upon request.

A financial intermediary through whom you may purchase shares of the Fund may independently attempt to identify excessive trading and take steps to deter such activity. As a result, a financial intermediary may on its own limit or permit trading activity of its customers who invest in Fund shares using standards different from the standards used by Funds Management and discussed in this Prospectus. Funds Management may permit a financial intermediary to enforce its own internal policies and procedures concerning frequent trading rather than the policies set forth above in instances where Funds Management reasonably believes that the intermediary's policies and procedures effectively discourage disruptive trading activity. If you purchase Fund shares through a financial intermediary, you should contact the intermediary for more information about whether and how restrictions or limitations on trading activity will be applied to your account.

Account Policies


Advance Notice of Large Transactions
We strongly urge you to begin all purchases and redemptions as early in the day as possible and to notify us at least one day in advance of transactions in excess of $5,000,000. This will allow us to manage your Fund most effectively. When you give us this advance notice, you must provide us with your name and account number.

Householding
To help keep Fund expenses low, a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report may be sent to shareholders of the same household. If your household currently receives a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report and you would prefer to receive multiple copies, please contact your financial intermediary.

Retirement Accounts
We offer prototype documents for a variety of retirement accounts for individuals and small businesses. Please call 1-800-222-8222 for information on:

Individual Retirement Plans, including Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Qualified Retirement Plans, including Simple IRAs, SEP IRAs, Keoghs, Pension Plans, Profit-Sharing Plans, and 401(k) Plans.

There may be special distribution requirements for a retirement account, such as required distributions or mandatory Federal income tax withholdings. For more information, call the number listed above. You may be charged a $10 annual account maintenance fee for each retirement account up to a maximum of $30 annually and a $25 fee for transferring assets to another custodian or for closing a retirement account. Fees charged by institutions may vary.

Small Account Redemptions
We reserve the right to redeem certain accounts that fall below the minimum initial investment amount as the result of shareholder redemptions (as opposed to market movement). Before doing so, we will give you approximately 60 days to bring your account above the minimum investment amount. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 or contact your selling agent for further details.

Statements and Confirmations
Statements summarizing activity in your account are mailed quarterly. Confirmations are mailed following each purchase, sale, exchange, or transfer of Fund shares, except generally for Automatic Investment Plan transactions, Systematic Withdrawal Plan transactions using Electronic Funds Transfer, and purchases of new shares through the automatic reinvestment of distributions. Upon your request and for the applicable fee, you may obtain a reprint of an account statement. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information.

Electronic Delivery of Fund Documents
You may elect to receive your Fund prospectuses, shareholder reports and other Fund documents electronically in lieu of paper form by enrolling on the Fund's Web site at wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery. If you make this election, you will be notified by e-mail when the most recent Fund documents are available for electronic viewing and downloading.

To receive Fund documents electronically, you must have an e-mail account and an internet browser that meets the requirements described in the Privacy & Security section of the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com. You may change your electronic delivery preferences or revoke your election to receive Fund documents electronically at any time by visiting wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery.

Statement Inquiries
Contact us in writing regarding any errors or discrepancies noted on your account statement within 60 days after the date of the statement confirming a transaction. We may deny your ability to refute a transaction if we do not hear from you within those 60 days.

Transaction Authorizations
Telephone, electronic, and clearing agency privileges allow us to accept transaction instructions by anyone representing themselves as the shareholder and who provides reasonable confirmation of their identity. Neither we nor Wells Fargo Advantage Funds will be liable for any losses incurred if we follow such instructions we reasonably believe to be genuine. For transactions through the automated phone system and our Web site, we will assign personal identification numbers (PINs) and/or passwords to help protect your account information. To safeguard your account, please keep your PINs and passwords confidential. Contact us immediately if you believe there is a discrepancy on your confirmation statement or if you believe someone has obtained unauthorized access to your account, PIN or password.

USA PATRIOT Act
In compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, all financial institutions (including mutual funds) at the time an account is opened, are required to obtain, verify and record the following information for all registered owners or others who may be authorized to act on the account: full name, date of birth, taxpayer identification number (usually your Social Security Number), and permanent street address. Corporate, trust and other entity accounts require additional documentation. This information will be used to verify your identity. We will return your application if any of this information is missing, and we may request additional information from you for verification purposes. In the rare event that we are unable to verify your identity, we reserve the right to redeem your account at the current day's NAV. You will be responsible for any losses, taxes, expenses, fees, or other results of such a redemption.

Distributions


The Fund generally makes distributions of any net investment income and any realized net capital gains at least annually. Please contact your institution for distribution options. Remember, distributions have the effect of reducing the NAV per share by the amount distributed.

Taxes


The following discussion regarding federal income taxes is based on laws that were in effect as of the date of this Prospectus and summarizes only some of the important federal income tax considerations affecting a Fund and you as a shareholder. It does not apply to foreign or tax-exempt shareholders or those holding Fund shares through a tax-advantaged account, such as a 401(k) Plan or IRA. This discussion is not intended as a substitute for careful tax planning. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation. Please see the Statement of Additional Information for additional federal income tax information.

We will pass on to a Fund's shareholders substantially all of the Fund's net investment income and realized net capital gains, if any. Distributions from a Fund's ordinary income and net short-term capital gain, if any, generally will be taxable to you as ordinary income. Distributions from a Fund's net long-term capital gain, if any, generally will be taxable to you as long-term capital gain.

Corporate shareholders may be able to deduct a portion of their distributions when determining their taxable income.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended certain tax rates except those that applied to individual taxpayers with taxable incomes above $400,000 ($450,000 for married taxpayers, $425,000 for heads of households). Taxpayers that are not in the new highest tax bracket continue to be subject to a maximum 15% rate of tax on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. For taxpayers in the new highest tax bracket, the maximum tax rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends will be 20%. Beginning in 2013, U.S. individuals with income exceeding $200,000 ($250,000 if married and filing jointly), a new 3.8% Medicare contribution tax will apply on "net investment income," including interest, dividends, and capital gains.

Distributions from a Fund normally will be taxable to you when paid, whether you take distributions in cash or automatically reinvest them in additional Fund shares. Following the end of each year, we will notify you of the federal income tax status of your distributions for the year.

If you buy shares of a Fund shortly before it makes a taxable distribution, your distribution will, in effect, be a taxable return of part of your investment. Similarly, if you buy shares of a Fund when it holds appreciated securities, you will receive a taxable return of part of your investment if and when the Fund sells the appreciated securities and distributes the gain. The Fund has built up, or has the potential to build up, high levels of unrealized appreciation.

Your redemptions (including redemptions in-kind) and exchanges of Fund shares ordinarily will result in a taxable capital gain or loss, depending on the amount you receive for your shares (or are deemed to receive in the case of exchanges) and the amount you paid (or are deemed to have paid) for them. Such capital gain or loss generally will be long-term capital gain or loss if you have held your redeemed or exchanged Fund shares for more than one year at the time of redemption or exchange. In certain circumstances, losses realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares may be disallowed.

In certain circumstances, Fund shareholders may be subject to backup withholding taxes.

Financial Highlights


Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, financial highlights are not available for the Fund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION More information on the Fund is available free upon request, including the following documents: Statement of Additional Information ("SAI")
Supplements the disclosures made by this Prospectus. The SAI, which has been filed with the SEC, is incorporated by reference into this Prospectus and therefore is legally part of this Prospectus. Annual/Semi-Annual Reports
Provide financial and other important information, including a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected Fund performance over the reporting period. To obtain copies of the above documents or for more information about Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, contact us: By telephone:
Individual Investors: 1-800-222-8222
Retail Investment Professionals: 1-888-877-9275
Institutional Investment Professionals: 1-866-765-0778  
By e-mail: wfaf@wellsfargo.com    By mail:
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266 On the Internet:
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com From the SEC:
Visit the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington,
DC (phone 1-202-551-8090 for operational information
for the SEC's Public Reference Room) or the
SEC's Internet site at sec.gov. To obtain information for a fee, write or email:
SEC's Public Reference Section
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publicinfo@sec.gov

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Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

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December 1, 2013

International Equity Funds

Prospectus

Institutional Class

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

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As with all mutual funds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Anyone who tells you otherwise is committing a crime.

Fund shares are NOT deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its affiliates or any other depository institution. Fund shares are not insured or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and may lose value.

Table of Contents

Fund Summary

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund Summary

2

The Fund

Key Fund Information

5

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

6

Description of Principal Investment Risks

8

Portfolio Holdings Information

10

Organization and Management of the Fund

Organization and Management of the Fund

11

About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

11

The Adviser

11

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

12

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

12

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

13

Your Account

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents

14

Pricing Fund Shares

15

How to Buy Shares

16

How to Sell Shares

18

How to Exchange Shares

19

Account Policies

21

Other Information

Distributions

23

Taxes

23

Financial Highlights

24

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

These tables are intended to help you understand the various costs and expenses you will pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of offering price)

None

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management Fees

1.00%

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

0.00%

Other Expenses1

0.54%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

1.54%

Fee Waivers

0.34%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver2

1.20%

1. Expenses are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year.
2. The Adviser has committed through February 28, 2015 to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver at the amounts shown above. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the cap. After this time, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Example of Expenses

The example below is intended to help you compare the costs of investing in the Fund with the costs of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes a $10,000 initial investment, 5% annual total return, and that operating expenses remain the same as in the tables above. The example also assumes that the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver shown above will only be in place for the length of the current waiver commitment. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

After:

1 Year

$122

3 Years

$453

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no history of the portfolio turnover rate is available.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

Principal Investment Risks

An investment in the Fund may lose money, is not a deposit of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its affiliates, is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, and is primarily subject to the risks briefly summarized below.

Emerging Markets Risk. Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.

Foreign Investment Risk. Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.

Growth Style Investment Risk. Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.

Issuer Risk. The value of a security may decline because of adverse events or circumstances that directly relate to conditions at the issuer or any entity providing it credit or liquidity support.

Larger Company Securities Risk. Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.

Liquidity Risk. A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk. There is no guarantee of the Fund's performance or that the Fund will meet its objective. The market value of your investment may decline and you may suffer investment loss.

Market Risk. The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.

Regional Risk. The Fund's investments may be concentrated in a specific geographical region and thus, may be more adversely affected by events in that region than investments of a fund that does not have such a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk. Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk. Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.

Performance

Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.

Fund Management

 

Investment Adviser

Investment Sub-adviser

Portfolio Manager, Title/Managed Since

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013
Derrick Irwin, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Institutional Class shares are generally available through financial intermediaries for the accounts of their customers and directly to institutional investors and individuals. Institutional investors may include corporations; private banks and trust companies; endowments and foundations; defined contribution, defined benefit and other employer sponsored retirement plans; institutional retirement plan platforms; insurance companies; registered investment advisor firms; bank trusts; 529 college savings plans; family offices; and fund of funds including those managed by Funds Management. In general, you can buy or sell shares of the Fund by mail, internet, phone or wire on any day the New York Stock Exchange is open for regular trading. You also may buy and sell shares through a financial professional.

 

Minimum Investments

To Buy or Sell Shares

Minimum Initial Investment
Institutional Class: $5 million (this amount may be reduced or eliminated for certain eligible investors)

Minimum Additional Investment
Institutional Class: None

Mail: Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266
Internet: wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com
Phone or Wire: 1.800.222.8222 Contact your investment representative.

Tax Information

Any distributions you receive from the Fund may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax advantaged investment plan. However, subsequent withdrawals from such a tax advantaged investment plan may be subject to federal income tax. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase a Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Consult your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary's Web site for more information.

Key Fund Information


This Prospectus contains information about one or more Funds within the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds® family and is designed to provide you with important information to help you with your investment decisions. Please read it carefully and keep it for future reference.

In this Prospectus, "we" generally refers to Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), the relevant sub-adviser(s), if applicable, or the portfolio manager(s). "We" may also refer to a Fund's other service providers. "You" refers to the shareholder or potential investor.


Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies

The investment objective of the Fund in this Prospectus is non-fundamental; that is, it can be changed by a vote of the Board of Trustees alone. The objective and strategies description for the Fund tells you:

what the Fund is trying to achieve; and

how we intend to invest your money.

This section also provides a summary of the Fund's principal investment policies and practices. Unless otherwise indicated, these investment policies and practices apply on an ongoing basis. Percentages of "the Fund's net assets" are measured as percentages of net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes. The investment policy of the Fund concerning "80% of the Fund's net assets" may be changed by the Board of Trustees without shareholder approval, but shareholders would be given at least 60 days notice.


Principal Risk Factors

This section lists the principal risk factors for the Fund. A complete description of these and other risks is found in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund 

Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Sub-Adviser

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Portfolio Managers

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Derrick Irwin, CFA

Fund Inception

November 30, 2013

Institutional Class

Ticker: __

Fund Number: __

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund's Board of Trustees can change this investment objective without a shareholder vote.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

We may actively trade portfolio securities, which may lead to higher transaction costs that may affect the Fund's performance. In addition, active trading of portfolio securities may lead to higher taxes if your shares are held in a taxable account.

The Fund may hold some of its assets in cash or in money market instruments, including U.S. Government obligations, shares of other mutual funds and repurchase agreements, or make other short-term investments for purposes of maintaining liquidity or for short-term defensive purposes when we believe it is in the best interests of the shareholders to do so. During these periods, the Fund may not achieve its objective.

Principal Risk Factors

The Fund is primarily subject to the risks mentioned below.

 

Emerging Markets Risk

Foreign Investment Risk

Growth Style Investment Risk

Issuer Risk

Larger Company Securities Risk

Liquidity Risk

Management Risk

Market Risk

Regional Risk

Regulatory Risk

Value Style Investment Risk

These and other risks could cause you to lose money in your investment in the Fund and could adversely affect the Fund's net asset value and total return. These risks are described in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section.

Description of Principal Investment Risks


Understanding the risks involved in mutual fund investing will help you make an informed decision that takes into account your risk tolerance and preferences. The factors that are most likely to have a material effect on the Fund as a whole are called "principal risks." The principal risks for the Fund have been previously identified and are described below. Additional information about the principal risks is included in the Statement of Additional Information.

Emerging Markets Risk
Emerging markets securities typically present even greater exposure to the risks described under "Foreign Investment Risk" and may be particularly sensitive to certain economic changes. For example, emerging market countries are typically more dependent on exports and are therefore more vulnerable to recessions in other countries. Emerging markets may be under-capitalized and have less developed legal and financial systems than markets in the developed world. Additionally, emerging markets may have volatile currencies and may be more sensitive than more mature markets to a variety of economic factors. Emerging market securities also may be less liquid than securities of more developed countries and could be difficult to sell, particularly during a market downturn.

Foreign Investment Risk
Foreign investments, including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") and similar investments, are subject to more risks than U.S. domestic investments. These additional risks may potentially include lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Foreign companies also may be subject to significantly higher levels of taxation than U.S. companies, including potentially confiscatory levels of taxation, thereby reducing the earnings potential of such foreign companies. In addition, amounts realized on sales or distributions of foreign securities may be subject to high and potentially confiscatory levels of foreign taxation and withholding when compared to comparable transactions in U.S. securities. Investments in foreign securities involve exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Such changes may reduce the U.S. dollar value of the investment. Foreign investments are also subject to risks including potentially higher withholding and other taxes, trade settlement, custodial, and other operational risks and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards in certain foreign markets. In addition, foreign markets can and often do perform differently from U.S. markets.

Growth Style Investment Risk
Growth stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Growth stocks may be designated as such and purchased based on the premise that the market will eventually reward a given company's long-term earnings growth with a higher stock price when that company's earnings grow faster than both inflation and the economy in general. Thus a growth style investment strategy attempts to identify companies whose earnings may or are growing at a rate faster than inflation and the economy. While growth stocks may react differently to issuer, political, market and economic developments than the market as a whole and other types of stocks by rising in price in certain environments, growth stocks also tend to be sensitive to changes in the earnings of their underlying companies and more volatile than other types of stocks, particularly over the short term. Furthermore, growth stocks may be more expensive relative to their current earnings or assets compared to the values of other stocks, and if earnings growth expectations moderate, their valuations may return to more typical norms, causing their stock prices to fall. Finally, during periods of adverse economic and market conditions, the stock prices of growth stocks may fall despite favorable earnings trends.

Issuer Risk
The value of a security may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuer or an entity providing credit support or liquidity support, such as management performance, financial leverage, and reduced demand for the issuer's goods, services or securities.

Larger Company Securities Risk
Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments. Larger, more established companies might be unable to react as quickly to new competitive challenges, such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Some larger companies may be unable to grow at rates higher than the fastest growing smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion.

Liquidity Risk
A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk
We cannot guarantee that a Fund will meet its investment objective. We do not guarantee the performance of a Fund, nor can we assure you that the market value of your investment will not decline. We will not "make good" on any investment loss you may suffer, nor does anyone we contract with to provide services promise to make good on any such losses.

Market Risk
The market price of securities owned by a Fund may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Securities may decline in value or become illiquid due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries represented in the securities markets, such as labor shortages or increased production costs and competitive conditions within an industry. A security may decline in value or become illiquid due to general market conditions which are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the securities markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value or become illiquid simultaneously. Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than debt securities.

Regional Risk
The chance that an entire geographical region will be hurt by political, regulatory, market or economic developments or natural disasters may adversely impact the value of investments concentrated in the region. Additionally, a Fund with a regional focus may be more disproportionately and adversely impacted by regional developments than a Fund without a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk
Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk
Value stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Value stocks may be purchased based upon the belief that a given security may be out of favor. Value investing seeks to identify stocks that have depressed valuations, based upon a number of factors which are thought to be temporary in nature, and to sell them at superior profits when their prices rise in response to resolution of the issues which caused the valuation of the stock to be depressed. While certain value stocks may increase in value more quickly during periods of anticipated economic upturn, they may also lose value more quickly in periods of anticipated economic downturn. Furthermore, there is the risk that the factors which caused the depressed valuations are longer term or even permanent in nature, and that there will not be any rise in valuation. Finally, there is the increased risk in such situations that such companies may not have sufficient resources to continue as ongoing businesses, which would result in the stock of such companies potentially becoming worthless.

Portfolio Holdings Information


A description of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' policies and procedures with respect to disclosure of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' portfolio holdings is available in the Fund's Statement of Additional Information. In addition, Funds Management will, from time to time, include portfolio holdings information in periodic commentaries for the Fund. The substance of the information contained in such commentaries will also be posted to the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Organization and Management of the Fund


About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

The Trust was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on March 10, 1999. The Board of Trustees of the Trust ("Board") supervises the Fund's activities, monitors its contractual arrangements with various service providers and decides on matters of general policy.

The Board supervises the Fund and approves the selection of various companies hired to manage the Fund's operations. Except for the Fund's advisers, which generally may be changed only with shareholder approval, other service providers may be changed by the Board without shareholder approval.

The Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), headquartered at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as adviser for the Fund. Funds Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a publicly traded diversified financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer financial services. Funds Management is a registered investment adviser that provides advisory services for registered mutual funds, closed-end funds and other funds and accounts.

As adviser, Funds Management is responsible for implementing the investment objectives and strategies of the Fund. To assist Funds Management in performing these responsibilities, Funds Management has contracted with one or more sub-advisers to provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. Funds Management employs a team of investment professionals who identify and recommend the initial hiring of the Fund's sub-adviser(s) and supervise and monitor the activities of the sub-adviser(s) on an ongoing basis. Funds Management retains overall responsibility for the management of the Fund.

Funds Management's investment professionals review and analyze the Fund's performance, including relative to peer funds, and monitor the Fund's compliance with its investment objective and strategies. Funds Management is responsible for reporting to the Board on investment performance and other matters affecting the Fund. When appropriate, Funds Management recommends to the Board enhancements to Fund features, including changes to Fund investment objectives, strategies and policies. Funds Management also communicates with shareholders and intermediaries about Fund performance and features.

For providing these advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive the fees disclosed in the row captioned "Management Fees" in the Fund's table of Annual Fund Operating Expenses. Funds Management compensates the sub-adviser(s) from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as adviser to the Fund.

Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, the Fund has not yet paid an advisory fee to Funds Management.

As compensation for its advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive a monthly fee at the annual rates indicated below of the Fund's average daily net assets:

Fund

Fee

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

First $500 million

1.000%

Next $500 million

0.975%

Next $1 billion

0.950%

Next $2 billion

0.925%

Over $4 billion

0.900%

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

The following sub-adviser and portfolio managers provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. These services include making purchases and sales of securities and other investment assets for the Fund, selecting broker-dealers, negotiating brokerage commission rates and maintaining portfolio transaction records. The sub-adviser is compensated for its services by Funds Management from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as investment adviser to the Fund. The Statement of Additional Information provides additional information about the portfolio managers' compensation, other accounts managed by the portfolio managers and the portfolio managers' ownership of securities in the Fund.

Wells Capital Management Incorporated ("Wells Capital Management"), a registered investment adviser located at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as a sub-adviser and provides portfolio management services to one or more Funds. Wells Capital Management, an affiliate of Funds Management and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, is a multi-boutique asset management firm committed to delivering superior investment services to institutional clients.

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Zhang joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2004, where he currently serves as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Derrick Irwin, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Irwin joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2005, where he currently serves as a Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

The Board has adopted a "multi-manager" arrangement for the Fund. Under this arrangement, the Fund and Funds Management may engage one or more sub-advisers to make day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund's assets. Funds Management would retain ultimate responsibility (subject to the oversight of the Board) for overseeing the sub-advisers and may, at times, recommend to the Board that the Fund: (1) change, add or terminate one or more sub-advisers; (2) continue to retain a sub-adviser even though the sub-adviser's ownership or corporate structure has changed; or (3) materially change a sub-advisory agreement with a sub-adviser.

Applicable law generally requires the Fund to obtain shareholder approval for most of these types of recommendations, even if the Board approves the proposed action. Under the "multi-manager" arrangement approved by the Board, the Fund is seeking exemptive relief from the SEC to permit Funds Management (subject to the Board's oversight and approval) to make decisions about the Fund's sub-advisory arrangements without obtaining shareholder approval. There is no guarantee the SEC will grant such exemptive relief. The Fund will continue to submit matters to shareholders for their approval to the extent required by applicable law.

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

 

Wells Capital Management - Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no performance information is shown for the Fund. The performance information shown below represents a composite of the prior performance of all discretionary accounts managed by Wells Capital Management with substantially similar investment objectives, policies and strategies as the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund (the "Composite"). The discretionary accounts included in the Composite are not subject to the diversification requirements, specific tax restrictions, and investment limitations imposed on the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund by the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, the investment portfolio of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund, if it had been in operation during the periods shown, would likely have differed to some extent from the portfolio of the accounts included in the Composite. If the accounts in the Composite had been subject to these restrictions, the performance of the Composite might have been adversely affected.

The Composite's performance information presented below includes actual brokerage commissions and execution costs paid by the discretionary accounts and has been adjusted to reflect the higher expenses of the Institutional Class shares of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The Composite's performance does not represent historical performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and should not be interpreted as indicative of the future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The performance information for the Composite should not be relied upon as a substitute for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund's performance information or as an indication of the future performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund because, among other things, the cash flow in and out of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and the accounts comprising the Composite, and the fees and expenses and the portfolio size and positions of the accounts comprising the Composite and the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund will vary. The Composite performance information presented below was calculated in accordance with the methodology contained in the CFA Institute's Global Investment Performance Standards. Past performance of the Composite shown below is no guarantee of similar future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund.

The table below compares the performance of the Composite to that of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index as of December 31, 2012.

Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012

Inception Date

Since Inception

Composite

July 1, 2012

13.1%

MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)1

13.8%

1. Source: MSCI. The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an "as is" basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the MSCI Parties") expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www.mscibarra.com)

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents


Additional Payments to Dealers
In addition to dealer reallowances and payments made by the Fund for distribution and shareholder servicing, the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates make additional payments ("Additional Payments") to certain selling or shareholder servicing agents for the Fund, which include broker-dealers and 401(k) service providers and recordkeepers. These Additional Payments are made in connection with the sale and distribution of shares of the Fund or for services to the Fund and its shareholders. These Additional Payments, which may be significant, are paid by the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates, out of their revenues, which generally come directly or indirectly from fees paid by the entire Fund complex.

In return for these Additional Payments, the Fund's adviser and distributor expect the Fund to receive certain marketing or servicing advantages that are not generally available to mutual funds that do not make such payments. Such advantages are expected to include, without limitation, placement of the Fund on a list of mutual funds offered as investment options to the selling agent's clients (sometimes referred to as "Shelf Space"); access to the selling agent's registered representatives; and/or ability to assist in training and educating the selling agent's registered representatives.

Certain selling or shareholder servicing agents receive these Additional Payments to supplement amounts payable by the Fund under the shareholder servicing plans. In exchange, these agents provide services including, but not limited to, establishing and maintaining accounts and records; answering inquiries regarding purchases, exchanges and redemptions; processing and verifying purchase, redemption and exchange transactions; furnishing account statements and confirmations of transactions; processing and mailing monthly statements, prospectuses, shareholder reports and other SEC-required communications; and providing the types of services that might typically be provided by the Fund's transfer agent (e.g., the maintenance of omnibus or omnibus-like accounts, the use of the National Securities Clearing Corporation for the transmission of transaction information and the transmission of shareholder mailings).

The Additional Payments may create potential conflicts of interest between an investor and a selling agent who is recommending a particular mutual fund over other mutual funds. Before investing, you should consult with your financial consultant and review carefully any disclosure by the selling agent as to what monies they receive from mutual fund advisers and distributors, as well as how your financial consultant is compensated.

The Additional Payments are typically paid in fixed dollar amounts, or based on the number of customer accounts maintained by the selling or shareholder servicing agent, or based on a percentage of sales and/or assets under management, or a combination of the above. The Additional Payments are either up-front or ongoing or both. The Additional Payments differ among selling and shareholder servicing agents. Additional Payments to a selling agent that is compensated based on its customers' assets typically range between 0.05% and 0.30% in a given year of assets invested in the Fund by the selling agent's customers. Additional Payments to a selling agent that is compensated based on a percentage of sales typically range between 0.10% and 0.15% of the gross sales of the Fund attributable to the selling agent. In addition, representatives of the Fund's distributor visit selling agents on a regular basis to educate their registered representatives and to encourage the sale of Fund shares. The costs associated with such visits may be paid for by the Fund's adviser, distributor, or their affiliates, subject to applicable FINRA regulations.

More information on the FINRA member firms that have received the Additional Payments described in this section is available in the Statement of Additional Information, which is on file with the SEC and is also available on the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds website at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Pricing Fund Shares


The share price ("net asset value per share" or "NAV") for a Fund is calculated each business day as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") (generally 4 p.m. ET). To calculate a Fund's NAV, the Fund's assets are valued and totaled, liabilities are subtracted, and the balance, called net assets, is divided by the number of shares outstanding. The price at which a purchase or redemption of Fund shares is effected is based on the next calculation of NAV after the order is placed. The Fund does not calculate its NAV on days the NYSE is closed for trading, which include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets that may be invested in other mutual funds, the Fund's NAV is calculated based upon the net asset values of the other mutual funds in which the Fund invests, and the prospectuses for those companies explain the circumstances under which those companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets invested directly in securities, the Fund's investments are generally valued at current market prices. Securities are generally valued based on the last sale price during the regular trading session if the security trades on an exchange (closing price). Securities that are not traded primarily on an exchange generally are valued using latest quoted bid prices obtained by an independent pricing service. Securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., however, are valued at the Nasdaq Official Closing Price ("NOCP"), and if no NOCP is available, then at the last reported sales price.

We are required to depart from these general valuation methods and use fair value pricing methods to determine the values of certain investments if we believe that the closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security, including securities that trade primarily on a foreign exchange, does not accurately reflect its current value when the Fund calculates its NAV. In addition, we use fair value pricing to determine the value of investments in securities and other assets, including illiquid securities, for which current market quotations are not readily available. The closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security may not reflect its current value if, among other things, a significant event occurs after the closing price or latest quoted bid price but before a Fund calculates its NAV that materially affects the value of the security. We use various criteria, including a systematic evaluation of U.S. market moves after the close of foreign markets, in deciding whether a foreign security's market price is still reliable and, if not, what fair market value to assign to the security.

In light of the judgment involved in fair value decisions, there can be no assurance that a fair value assigned to a particular security is accurate or that it reflects the price that the Fund could obtain for such security if it were to sell the security as of the time of fair value pricing. Such fair value pricing may result in NAVs that are higher or lower than NAVs based on the closing price or latest quoted bid price. See the Statement of Additional Information for additional details regarding the pricing of Fund shares.

How to Buy Shares


Institutional Class shares are generally available through financial intermediaries for the accounts of their customers and directly to institutional investors and individuals. Institutional investors may include corporations; private banks; trust companies; endowments and foundations; defined contribution, defined benefit and other employer sponsored retirement plans; institutional retirement plan platforms; insurance companies; registered investment advisor firms; bank trusts; 529 college savings plans; family offices; and fund of funds including those managed by Funds Management. Specific eligibility requirements that apply to these entities include:

Employee benefit plan programs; 

Broker-dealer managed account or wrap programs that charge an asset-based fee; 

Registered investment adviser mutual fund wrap programs that charge an asset-based fee; 

Private bank and trust company managed accounts or wrap programs that charge an asset-based fee;

Internal Revenue Code Section 529 college savings plan accounts; 

Fund of Funds including those advised by Funds Management; 

Investment Management and Trust Departments of Wells Fargo purchasing shares on behalf of their clients; 

Endowments, non-profits, and charitable organizations who invest a minimum initial amount of $1 million in a Fund; 

Any other institutions or customers of financial intermediaries who invest a minimum initial amount of $5 million in a Fund; 

Individual investors who invest a minimum initial amount of $5 million directly with a Fund; and 

Certain investors and related accounts as detailed in the Funds' Statement of Additional Information.

Any of the minimum initial investment waivers listed above may be modified or discontinued at any time.

Institutions Purchasing
Shares Directly

Opening an Account

Adding to an Account

By Telephone or Internet

A new account may not be opened by telephone or internet unless the institution has another Wells Fargo Advantage Fund account. If the institution does not currently have an account, contact your investment representative.

To buy additional shares or to buy
shares in a new Fund:

Call Investor Services at
1-800-222-8222 or

Call 1-800-368-7550 for the
automated phone system or

Visit our Web site at
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com

By Wire

Complete and sign the Institutional Class
account application.
Call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for
faxing instructions.
Use the following wiring instructions:

Receiving bank: State Street Bank & Trust Company, Boston, MA
Bank ABA/routing number: 011000028
Bank account number: 9905-437-1
For credit to: Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
For further credit to: [Your name (as registered on your fund account) and your fund and account number]

To buy additional shares, instruct
your bank or financial institution to
use the same wire instructions
shown to the left.

Through Your Investment Representative

Contact your investment representative.

Contact your investment representative.

General Notes for Buying Shares

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your new account application or purchase request in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to process your transaction.

Earning Distributions. You are eligible to earn distributions beginning on the business day after the transfer agent receives your purchase in proper form.

U.S. Dollars Only. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and all checks must be drawn on U.S. banks.

Right to Refuse an Order. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel a purchase or exchange order for any reason, including if we believe that doing so would be in the best interests of a Fund and its shareholders.

Other Share Classes. You may be eligible to invest in one or more classes of shares offered by a Fund. Each of the Fund's share classes bears varying expenses and may differ in other features. Consult your financial intermediary for more information regarding the Fund's available share classes.

Special Considerations When Investing Through Financial Intermediaries:
If a financial intermediary purchases Institutional Class shares on your behalf, you should understand the following:

Minimum Investments and Other Terms of Your Account. Share purchases are made through a customer account at your financial intermediary following that firm's terms. Financial intermediaries may require different minimum investment amounts. Please consult an account representative from your financial intermediary for specifics.

Records are Held in Financial Intermediary's Name. Financial intermediaries are usually the holders of record for Institutional Class shares held through their customer accounts. The financial intermediaries maintain records reflecting their customers' beneficial ownership of the shares.

Purchase/Redemption Orders. Financial intermediaries are responsible for transmitting their customers' purchase and redemption orders to a Fund and for delivering required payment on a timely basis.

Shareholder Communications. Financial intermediaries are responsible for delivering shareholder communications and voting information from a Fund, and for transmitting shareholder voting instructions to a Fund.

The information provided in this Prospectus is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject Fund shares to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

The Fund is distributed by Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, a member of FINRA/SIPC, and an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") information and brochure are available at SIPC.org or by calling SIPC at (202) 371-8300.

How to Sell Shares


Institutional Class shares must be redeemed according to the terms of your customer account with your financial intermediary. You should contact your investment representative when you wish to sell Fund shares.

Institutions Selling Shares Directly

To Sell Some or All of Your Shares

By Telephone / Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

To speak with an investor services representative call 1-800-222-8222 or use the automated phone system at 1-800-368-7550.

Redemptions processed by EFT to a linked Wells Fargo Bank account occur same day for Wells Fargo Advantage money market funds, and next day for all other Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.

Transfers made to a Wells Fargo Bank account are made available sooner than transfers to an unaffiliated institution.

Redemptions to any other linked bank account may post in two business days, please check with your financial institution for funds posting and availability.

Note: Telephone transactions such as redemption requests made over the phone generally require only one of the account owners to call unless you have instructed us otherwise.

By Wire

To arrange for a Federal Funds wire, call 1-800-222-8222.

Be prepared to provide information on the commercial bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve wire system.

Redemption proceeds are usually wired to the financial intermediary the following business day.

By Internet

Visit our Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Through Your Investment Representative

Contact your investment representative.

General Notes for Selling Shares 

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your request to sell shares in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your request to sell shares is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, it will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to sell your shares.

Earning Distributions. Your shares are eligible to earn distributions through the date of redemption. If you redeem shares on a Friday or prior to a holiday, your shares will continue to be eligible to earn distributions until the next business day.

Right to Delay Payment. We normally will send out checks within one business day, and in any event no more than seven days, after we accept your request to redeem. If you redeem shares recently purchased by check or through Electronic Funds Transfer, you may be required to wait up to seven business days before we will send your redemption proceeds. Our ability to determine with reasonable certainty that investments have been finally collected is greater for investments coming from accounts with banks affiliated with Funds Management than it is for investments coming from accounts with unaffiliated banks. Redemption payments also may be delayed under extraordinary circumstances or as permitted by the SEC in order to protect remaining shareholders. Such extraordinary circumstances are discussed further in the Statement of Additional Information.

Redemption in Kind. Although generally we pay redemption requests in cash, we reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion, whether to satisfy redemption requests by making payment in securities (known as a redemption in kind). In such case, we may pay all or part of the redemption in securities of equal value as permitted under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the rules thereunder. The redeeming shareholders should expect to incur transaction costs upon the disposition of the securities received.

Retirement Plans and Other Products. If you purchased shares through a packaged investment product or retirement plan, read the directions for selling shares provided by the product or plan. There may be special requirements that supersede the directions in this Prospectus.

How to Exchange Shares


Exchanges between Wells Fargo Advantage Funds involve two transactions: (1) a sale of shares of one Fund; and (2) the purchase of shares of another. In general, the same rules and procedures that apply to sales and purchases apply to exchanges. There are, however, additional factors you should keep in mind while making or considering an exchange: 

In general, exchanges may be made between like share classes of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund offered to the general public for investment (i.e., a Fund not closed to new accounts), with the following exception: Class A shares of non-money market funds may also be exchanged for Service Class shares of any money market fund.

Same-fund exchanges between share classes are permitted subject to the following conditions: (1) exchanges out of Class A and Class C shares would not be allowed if shares are subject to a CDSC; (2) for exchanges into Class A shares, the shareholder must meet all qualifications to purchase Class A shares at net asset value based on current prospectus guidelines; and (3) the shareholder must meet the eligibility guidelines of the class being purchased in the exchange.

An exchange request will be processed on the same business day, provided that both Funds are open at the time the request is received. If one or both Funds are closed, the exchange will be processed on the following business day.

You should carefully read the prospectus for the Wells Fargo Advantage Fund into which you wish to exchange. 

Every exchange involves selling Fund shares, which may produce a capital gain or loss for tax purposes. 

If you are making an initial investment into a Fund through an exchange, you must exchange at least the minimum initial purchase amount for the new Fund, unless your balance has fallen below that amount due to investment performance. 

Any exchange between two Wells Fargo Advantage Funds must meet the minimum subsequent purchase amounts.

Class B and Class C share exchanges will not trigger the CDSC. The new shares will continue to age according to their original schedule and will be charged the CDSC applicable to the original shares upon redemption.

Generally, we will notify you at least 60 days in advance of any changes in our exchange policy.

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Fund Shares

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds reserves the right to reject any purchase or exchange order for any reason. Purchases or exchanges that a Fund determines could harm the Fund may be rejected.

Excessive trading by Fund shareholders can negatively impact a Fund and its long-term shareholders in several ways, including disrupting Fund investment strategies, increasing transaction costs, decreasing tax efficiency, and diluting the value of shares held by long-term shareholders. Excessive trading in Fund shares can negatively impact a Fund's long-term performance by requiring it to maintain more assets in cash or to liquidate portfolio holdings at a disadvantageous time. Certain Funds may be more susceptible than others to these negative effects. For example, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in non-U.S. securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities resulting from pricing variations due to time zone differences across international financial markets. Similarly, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in small company securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities due to the less liquid nature of small company securities. Both types of Funds also may incur higher transaction costs in liquidating portfolio holdings to meet excessive redemption levels. Fair value pricing may reduce these arbitrage opportunities, thereby reducing some of the negative effects of excessive trading.

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, other than the Adjustable Rate Government Fund, Conservative Income Fund, Ultra Short-Term Income Fund and Ultra Short-Term Municipal Income Fund ("Ultra-Short Funds") and the money market funds, (the "Covered Funds"). The Covered Funds are not designed to serve as vehicles for frequent trading. The Covered Funds actively discourage and take steps to prevent the portfolio disruption and negative effects on long-term shareholders that can result from excessive trading activity by Covered Fund shareholders. The Board has approved the Covered Funds' policies and procedures, which provide, among other things, that Funds Management may deem trading activity to be excessive if it determines that such trading activity would likely be disruptive to a Covered Fund by increasing expenses or lowering returns. In this regard, the Covered Funds take steps to avoid accommodating frequent purchases and redemptions of shares by Covered Fund shareholders. Funds Management monitors available shareholder trading information across all Covered Funds on a daily basis. If a shareholder redeems more than $5,000 (including redemptions that are part of an exchange transaction) from a Covered Fund, that shareholder is "blocked" from purchasing shares of that Covered Fund (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction) for 30 calendar days after the redemption. This policy does not apply to:

Money market funds;

Ultra-Short Funds;

Dividend reinvestments;

Systematic investments or exchanges where the financial intermediary maintaining the shareholder account identifies the transaction as a systematic redemption or purchase at the time of the transaction;

Rebalancing transactions within certain asset allocation or "wrap" programs where the financial intermediary maintaining a shareholder account is able to identify the transaction as part of an asset allocation program approved by Funds Management;

Transactions initiated by a "fund of funds" or Section 529 Plan into an underlying fund investment;

Permitted exchanges between share classes of the same Fund;

Certain transactions involving participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans, including: participant withdrawals due to mandatory distributions, rollovers and hardships, withdrawals of shares acquired by participants through payroll deductions, and shares acquired or sold by a participant in connection with plan loans; and

Purchases below $5,000 (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction).

The money market funds and the Ultra-Short Funds. Because the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds are often used for short-term investments, they are designed to accommodate more frequent purchases and redemptions than the Covered Funds. As a result, the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not anticipate that frequent purchases and redemptions, under normal circumstances, will have significant adverse consequences to the money market funds or Ultra-Short Funds or their shareholders. Although the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not prohibit frequent trading, Funds Management will seek to prevent an investor from utilizing the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds to facilitate frequent purchases and redemptions of shares in the Covered Funds in contravention of the policies and procedures adopted by the Covered Funds.

All Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. In addition, Funds Management reserves the right to accept purchases, redemptions and exchanges made in excess of applicable trading restrictions in designated accounts held by Funds Management or its affiliate that are used at all times exclusively for addressing operational matters related to shareholder accounts, such as testing of account functions, and are maintained at low balances that do not exceed specified dollar amount limitations.

In the event that an asset allocation or "wrap" program is unable to implement the policy outlined above, Funds Management may grant a program-level exception to this policy. A financial intermediary relying on the exception is required to provide Funds Management with specific information regarding its program and ongoing information about its program upon request.

A financial intermediary through whom you may purchase shares of the Fund may independently attempt to identify excessive trading and take steps to deter such activity. As a result, a financial intermediary may on its own limit or permit trading activity of its customers who invest in Fund shares using standards different from the standards used by Funds Management and discussed in this Prospectus. Funds Management may permit a financial intermediary to enforce its own internal policies and procedures concerning frequent trading rather than the policies set forth above in instances where Funds Management reasonably believes that the intermediary's policies and procedures effectively discourage disruptive trading activity. If you purchase Fund shares through a financial intermediary, you should contact the intermediary for more information about whether and how restrictions or limitations on trading activity will be applied to your account.

Account Policies


Advance Notice of Large Transactions
We strongly urge you to begin all purchases and redemptions as early in the day as possible and to notify us at least one day in advance of transactions in excess of $5,000,000. This will allow us to manage your Fund most effectively. When you give us this advance notice, you must provide us with your name and account number.

Householding
To help keep Fund expenses low, a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report may be sent to shareholders of the same household. If your household currently receives a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report and you would prefer to receive multiple copies, please contact your financial intermediary.

Retirement Accounts
We offer prototype documents for a variety of retirement accounts for individuals and small businesses. Please call 1-800-222-8222 for information on:

Individual Retirement Plans, including Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Qualified Retirement Plans, including Simple IRAs, SEP IRAs, Keoghs, Pension Plans, Profit-Sharing Plans, and 401(k) Plans.

There may be special distribution requirements for a retirement account, such as required distributions or mandatory Federal income tax withholdings. For more information, call the number listed above. You may be charged a $10 annual account maintenance fee for each retirement account up to a maximum of $30 annually and a $25 fee for transferring assets to another custodian or for closing a retirement account. Fees charged by institutions may vary.

Small Account Redemptions
We reserve the right to redeem certain accounts that fall below the minimum initial investment amount as the result of shareholder redemptions (as opposed to market movement). Before doing so, we will give you approximately 60 days to bring your account above the minimum investment amount. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 or contact your selling agent for further details.

Statements and Confirmations
Statements summarizing activity in your account are mailed quarterly. Confirmations are mailed following each purchase, sale, exchange, or transfer of Fund shares, except generally for Automatic Investment Plan transactions, Systematic Withdrawal Plan transactions using Electronic Funds Transfer, and purchases of new shares through the automatic reinvestment of distributions. Upon your request and for the applicable fee, you may obtain a reprint of an account statement. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information.

Electronic Delivery of Fund Documents
You may elect to receive your Fund prospectuses, shareholder reports and other Fund documents electronically in lieu of paper form by enrolling on the Fund's Web site at wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery. If you make this election, you will be notified by e-mail when the most recent Fund documents are available for electronic viewing and downloading.

To receive Fund documents electronically, you must have an e-mail account and an internet browser that meets the requirements described in the Privacy & Security section of the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com. You may change your electronic delivery preferences or revoke your election to receive Fund documents electronically at any time by visiting wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery.

Statement Inquiries
Contact us in writing regarding any errors or discrepancies noted on your account statement within 60 days after the date of the statement confirming a transaction. We may deny your ability to refute a transaction if we do not hear from you within those 60 days.

Transaction Authorizations
Telephone, electronic, and clearing agency privileges allow us to accept transaction instructions by anyone representing themselves as the shareholder and who provides reasonable confirmation of their identity. Neither we nor Wells Fargo Advantage Funds will be liable for any losses incurred if we follow such instructions we reasonably believe to be genuine. For transactions through the automated phone system and our Web site, we will assign personal identification numbers (PINs) and/or passwords to help protect your account information. To safeguard your account, please keep your PINs and passwords confidential. Contact us immediately if you believe there is a discrepancy on your confirmation statement or if you believe someone has obtained unauthorized access to your account, PIN or password.

USA PATRIOT Act
In compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, all financial institutions (including mutual funds) at the time an account is opened, are required to obtain, verify and record the following information for all registered owners or others who may be authorized to act on the account: full name, date of birth, taxpayer identification number (usually your Social Security Number), and permanent street address. Corporate, trust and other entity accounts require additional documentation. This information will be used to verify your identity. We will return your application if any of this information is missing, and we may request additional information from you for verification purposes. In the rare event that we are unable to verify your identity, we reserve the right to redeem your account at the current day's NAV. You will be responsible for any losses, taxes, expenses, fees, or other results of such a redemption.

Distributions


The Fund generally makes distributions of any net investment income and any realized net capital gains at least annually. Please contact your institution for distribution options. Remember, distributions have the effect of reducing the NAV per share by the amount distributed.

Taxes


The following discussion regarding federal income taxes is based on laws that were in effect as of the date of this Prospectus and summarizes only some of the important federal income tax considerations affecting a Fund and you as a shareholder. It does not apply to foreign or tax-exempt shareholders or those holding Fund shares through a tax-advantaged account, such as a 401(k) Plan or IRA. This discussion is not intended as a substitute for careful tax planning. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation. Please see the Statement of Additional Information for additional federal income tax information.

We will pass on to a Fund's shareholders substantially all of the Fund's net investment income and realized net capital gains, if any. Distributions from a Fund's ordinary income and net short-term capital gain, if any, generally will be taxable to you as ordinary income. Distributions from a Fund's net long-term capital gain, if any, generally will be taxable to you as long-term capital gain.

Corporate shareholders may be able to deduct a portion of their distributions when determining their taxable income.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended certain tax rates except those that applied to individual taxpayers with taxable incomes above $400,000 ($450,000 for married taxpayers, $425,000 for heads of households). Taxpayers that are not in the new highest tax bracket continue to be subject to a maximum 15% rate of tax on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. For taxpayers in the new highest tax bracket, the maximum tax rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends will be 20%. Beginning in 2013, U.S. individuals with income exceeding $200,000 ($250,000 if married and filing jointly), a new 3.8% Medicare contribution tax will apply on "net investment income," including interest, dividends, and capital gains.

Distributions from a Fund normally will be taxable to you when paid, whether you take distributions in cash or automatically reinvest them in additional Fund shares. Following the end of each year, we will notify you of the federal income tax status of your distributions for the year.

If you buy shares of a Fund shortly before it makes a taxable distribution, your distribution will, in effect, be a taxable return of part of your investment. Similarly, if you buy shares of a Fund when it holds appreciated securities, you will receive a taxable return of part of your investment if and when the Fund sells the appreciated securities and distributes the gain. The Fund has built up, or has the potential to build up, high levels of unrealized appreciation.

Your redemptions (including redemptions in-kind) and exchanges of Fund shares ordinarily will result in a taxable capital gain or loss, depending on the amount you receive for your shares (or are deemed to receive in the case of exchanges) and the amount you paid (or are deemed to have paid) for them. Such capital gain or loss generally will be long-term capital gain or loss if you have held your redeemed or exchanged Fund shares for more than one year at the time of redemption or exchange. In certain circumstances, losses realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares may be disallowed.

In certain circumstances, Fund shareholders may be subject to backup withholding taxes.

Financial Highlights


Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, financial highlights are not available for the Fund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION More information on the Fund is available free upon request, including the following documents: Statement of Additional Information ("SAI")
Supplements the disclosures made by this Prospectus. The SAI, which has been filed with the SEC, is incorporated by reference into this Prospectus and therefore is legally part of this Prospectus. Annual/Semi-Annual Reports
Provide financial and other important information, including a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected Fund performance over the reporting period. To obtain copies of the above documents or for more information about Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, contact us: By telephone:
Individual Investors: 1-800-222-8222
Retail Investment Professionals: 1-888-877-9275
Institutional Investment Professionals: 1-866-765-0778  
By e-mail: wfaf@wellsfargo.com    By mail:
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266 On the Internet:
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com From the SEC:
Visit the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington,
DC (phone 1-202-551-8090 for operational information
for the SEC's Public Reference Room) or the
SEC's Internet site at sec.gov. To obtain information for a fee, write or email:
SEC's Public Reference Section
100 "F" Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-0102
publicinfo@sec.gov

© 2013 Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. All rights reserved __/__ 12-13
ICA Reg. No. 811-09253

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

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December 1, 2013

International Equity Funds

Prospectus

Class R6*

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

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*Class R6 shares are only available to participants in certain retirement plans.

As with all mutual funds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Anyone who tells you otherwise is committing a crime.

Fund shares are NOT deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its affiliates or any other depository institution. Fund shares are not insured or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and may lose value.

Table of Contents

Fund Summary

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund Summary

2

The Fund

Key Fund Information

5

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

6

Description of Principal Investment Risks

8

Portfolio Holdings Information

10

Organization and Management of the Fund

Organization and Management of the Fund

11

About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

11

The Adviser

11

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

12

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

12

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

13

Your Account

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents

14

Pricing Fund Shares

15

How to Buy Shares

16

How to Sell Shares

17

How to Exchange Shares

18

Account Policies

20

Other Information

Distributions

22

Taxes

23

Financial Highlights

24

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

These tables are intended to help you understand the various costs and expenses you will pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of offering price)

None

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management Fees

1.00%

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

0.00%

Other Expenses1

0.49%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

1.49%

Fee Waivers

0.34%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver2

1.15%

1. Expenses are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year.
2. The Adviser has committed through February 28, 2015 to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver at the amounts shown above. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the cap. After this time, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Example of Expenses

The example below is intended to help you compare the costs of investing in the Fund with the costs of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes a $10,000 initial investment, 5% annual total return, and that operating expenses remain the same as in the tables above. The example also assumes that the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver shown above will only be in place for the length of the current waiver commitment. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

After:

1 Year

$117

3 Years

$438

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no history of the portfolio turnover rate is available.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

Principal Investment Risks

An investment in the Fund may lose money, is not a deposit of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its affiliates, is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, and is primarily subject to the risks briefly summarized below.

Emerging Markets Risk. Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.

Foreign Investment Risk. Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.

Growth Style Investment Risk. Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.

Issuer Risk. The value of a security may decline because of adverse events or circumstances that directly relate to conditions at the issuer or any entity providing it credit or liquidity support.

Larger Company Securities Risk. Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.

Liquidity Risk. A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk. There is no guarantee of the Fund's performance or that the Fund will meet its objective. The market value of your investment may decline and you may suffer investment loss.

Market Risk. The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.

Regional Risk. The Fund's investments may be concentrated in a specific geographical region and thus, may be more adversely affected by events in that region than investments of a fund that does not have such a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk. Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk. Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.

Performance

Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.

Fund Management

 

Investment Adviser

Investment Sub-adviser

Portfolio Manager, Title/Managed Since

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013
Derrick Irwin, CFA, Portfolio Manager/2013

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Class R6 shares generally are available only to certain retirement plans, including: 401(k) plans, 457 plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans, target benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Class R6 shares also are generally available only to retirement plans where plan level or omnibus accounts are held on the books of the Fund. Class R6 shares generally are not available to retail accounts.

 

Institutions Purchasing Fund Shares

Minimum Initial Investment
Class R6: Eligible investors are not subject to a minimum initial investment (financial intermediaries may require different minimum investment amounts) Minimum Additional Investment
Class R6: None (financial intermediaries may require different minimum additional investment amounts)

Tax Information

By investing in a Fund through a tax-deferred retirement account, you will not be subject to tax on dividends and capital gains distributions from the Fund or the sale of Fund shares if those amounts remain in the tax-deferred account. Distributions taken from retirement plan accounts generally are taxable as ordinary income. For special rules concerning tax-deferred retirement accounts, including applications, restrictions, tax advantages, and potential sales charge waivers, contact your investment professional. To determine if a retirement plan may be appropriate for you and to obtain further information, consult your tax adviser.

Key Fund Information


This Prospectus contains information about one or more Funds within the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds® family and is designed to provide you with important information to help you with your investment decisions. Please read it carefully and keep it for future reference.

In this Prospectus, "we" generally refers to Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), the relevant sub-adviser(s), if applicable, or the portfolio manager(s). "We" may also refer to a Fund's other service providers. "You" refers to the shareholder or potential investor.


Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies

The investment objective of the Fund in this Prospectus is non-fundamental; that is, it can be changed by a vote of the Board of Trustees alone. The objective and strategies description for the Fund tells you:

what the Fund is trying to achieve; and

how we intend to invest your money.

This section also provides a summary of the Fund's principal investment policies and practices. Unless otherwise indicated, these investment policies and practices apply on an ongoing basis. Percentages of "the Fund's net assets" are measured as percentages of net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes. The investment policy of the Fund concerning "80% of the Fund's net assets" may be changed by the Board of Trustees without shareholder approval, but shareholders would be given at least 60 days notice.


Principal Risk Factors

This section lists the principal risk factors for the Fund. A complete description of these and other risks is found in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund 

Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Sub-Adviser

Wells Capital Management Incorporated

Portfolio Managers

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Derrick Irwin, CFA

Fund Inception

November 30, 2013

Class R6

Ticker: __

Fund Number: __

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund's Board of Trustees can change this investment objective without a shareholder vote.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, we invest:

 at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in emerging market equity securities.

We invest principally in equity securities of large and mid-capitalization emerging market companies. We consider large and mid-capitalization companies to be those with capitalizations within the overall market capitalization range of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index at the time of purchase. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries, as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.

Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and divident payout, but also reduce downside risk. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect(s) supported by major (positive) long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and invest in a company when we believe its stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value.

We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short-term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiences to buy high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and may trim or sell positions as a stock price approaches or exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.

We may actively trade portfolio securities, which may lead to higher transaction costs that may affect the Fund's performance. In addition, active trading of portfolio securities may lead to higher taxes if your shares are held in a taxable account.

The Fund may hold some of its assets in cash or in money market instruments, including U.S. Government obligations, shares of other mutual funds and repurchase agreements, or make other short-term investments for purposes of maintaining liquidity or for short-term defensive purposes when we believe it is in the best interests of the shareholders to do so. During these periods, the Fund may not achieve its objective.

Principal Risk Factors

The Fund is primarily subject to the risks mentioned below.

 

Emerging Markets Risk

Foreign Investment Risk

Growth Style Investment Risk

Issuer Risk

Larger Company Securities Risk

Liquidity Risk

Management Risk

Market Risk

Regional Risk

Regulatory Risk

Value Style Investment Risk

These and other risks could cause you to lose money in your investment in the Fund and could adversely affect the Fund's net asset value and total return. These risks are described in the "Description of Principal Investment Risks" section.

Description of Principal Investment Risks


Understanding the risks involved in mutual fund investing will help you make an informed decision that takes into account your risk tolerance and preferences. The factors that are most likely to have a material effect on the Fund as a whole are called "principal risks." The principal risks for the Fund have been previously identified and are described below. Additional information about the principal risks is included in the Statement of Additional Information.

Emerging Markets Risk
Emerging markets securities typically present even greater exposure to the risks described under "Foreign Investment Risk" and may be particularly sensitive to certain economic changes. For example, emerging market countries are typically more dependent on exports and are therefore more vulnerable to recessions in other countries. Emerging markets may be under-capitalized and have less developed legal and financial systems than markets in the developed world. Additionally, emerging markets may have volatile currencies and may be more sensitive than more mature markets to a variety of economic factors. Emerging market securities also may be less liquid than securities of more developed countries and could be difficult to sell, particularly during a market downturn.

Foreign Investment Risk
Foreign investments, including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") and similar investments, are subject to more risks than U.S. domestic investments. These additional risks may potentially include lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Foreign companies also may be subject to significantly higher levels of taxation than U.S. companies, including potentially confiscatory levels of taxation, thereby reducing the earnings potential of such foreign companies. In addition, amounts realized on sales or distributions of foreign securities may be subject to high and potentially confiscatory levels of foreign taxation and withholding when compared to comparable transactions in U.S. securities. Investments in foreign securities involve exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Such changes may reduce the U.S. dollar value of the investment. Foreign investments are also subject to risks including potentially higher withholding and other taxes, trade settlement, custodial, and other operational risks and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards in certain foreign markets. In addition, foreign markets can and often do perform differently from U.S. markets.

Growth Style Investment Risk
Growth stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Growth stocks may be designated as such and purchased based on the premise that the market will eventually reward a given company's long-term earnings growth with a higher stock price when that company's earnings grow faster than both inflation and the economy in general. Thus a growth style investment strategy attempts to identify companies whose earnings may or are growing at a rate faster than inflation and the economy. While growth stocks may react differently to issuer, political, market and economic developments than the market as a whole and other types of stocks by rising in price in certain environments, growth stocks also tend to be sensitive to changes in the earnings of their underlying companies and more volatile than other types of stocks, particularly over the short term. Furthermore, growth stocks may be more expensive relative to their current earnings or assets compared to the values of other stocks, and if earnings growth expectations moderate, their valuations may return to more typical norms, causing their stock prices to fall. Finally, during periods of adverse economic and market conditions, the stock prices of growth stocks may fall despite favorable earnings trends.

Issuer Risk
The value of a security may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuer or an entity providing credit support or liquidity support, such as management performance, financial leverage, and reduced demand for the issuer's goods, services or securities.

Larger Company Securities Risk
Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments. Larger, more established companies might be unable to react as quickly to new competitive challenges, such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Some larger companies may be unable to grow at rates higher than the fastest growing smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion.

Liquidity Risk
A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.

Management Risk
We cannot guarantee that a Fund will meet its investment objective. We do not guarantee the performance of a Fund, nor can we assure you that the market value of your investment will not decline. We will not "make good" on any investment loss you may suffer, nor does anyone we contract with to provide services promise to make good on any such losses.

Market Risk
The market price of securities owned by a Fund may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Securities may decline in value or become illiquid due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries represented in the securities markets, such as labor shortages or increased production costs and competitive conditions within an industry. A security may decline in value or become illiquid due to general market conditions which are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the securities markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value or become illiquid simultaneously. Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than debt securities.

Regional Risk
The chance that an entire geographical region will be hurt by political, regulatory, market or economic developments or natural disasters may adversely impact the value of investments concentrated in the region. Additionally, a Fund with a regional focus may be more disproportionately and adversely impacted by regional developments than a Fund without a regional focus.

Regulatory Risk
Changes in government regulations may adversely affect the value of a security. An insufficiently regulated industry or market might also permit inappropriate practices that adversely affect an investment.

Value Style Investment Risk
Value stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Value stocks may be purchased based upon the belief that a given security may be out of favor. Value investing seeks to identify stocks that have depressed valuations, based upon a number of factors which are thought to be temporary in nature, and to sell them at superior profits when their prices rise in response to resolution of the issues which caused the valuation of the stock to be depressed. While certain value stocks may increase in value more quickly during periods of anticipated economic upturn, they may also lose value more quickly in periods of anticipated economic downturn. Furthermore, there is the risk that the factors which caused the depressed valuations are longer term or even permanent in nature, and that there will not be any rise in valuation. Finally, there is the increased risk in such situations that such companies may not have sufficient resources to continue as ongoing businesses, which would result in the stock of such companies potentially becoming worthless.

Portfolio Holdings Information


A description of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' policies and procedures with respect to disclosure of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds' portfolio holdings is available in the Fund's Statement of Additional Information. In addition, Funds Management will, from time to time, include portfolio holdings information in periodic commentaries for the Fund. The substance of the information contained in such commentaries will also be posted to the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com.

Organization and Management of the Fund


About Wells Fargo Funds Trust

The Trust was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on March 10, 1999. The Board of Trustees of the Trust ("Board") supervises the Fund's activities, monitors its contractual arrangements with various service providers and decides on matters of general policy.

The Board supervises the Fund and approves the selection of various companies hired to manage the Fund's operations. Except for the Fund's advisers, which generally may be changed only with shareholder approval, other service providers may be changed by the Board without shareholder approval.

The Adviser

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management"), headquartered at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as adviser for the Fund. Funds Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a publicly traded diversified financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer financial services. Funds Management is a registered investment adviser that provides advisory services for registered mutual funds, closed-end funds and other funds and accounts.

As adviser, Funds Management is responsible for implementing the investment objectives and strategies of the Fund. To assist Funds Management in performing these responsibilities, Funds Management has contracted with one or more sub-advisers to provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. Funds Management employs a team of investment professionals who identify and recommend the initial hiring of the Fund's sub-adviser(s) and supervise and monitor the activities of the sub-adviser(s) on an ongoing basis. Funds Management retains overall responsibility for the management of the Fund.

Funds Management's investment professionals review and analyze the Fund's performance, including relative to peer funds, and monitor the Fund's compliance with its investment objective and strategies. Funds Management is responsible for reporting to the Board on investment performance and other matters affecting the Fund. When appropriate, Funds Management recommends to the Board enhancements to Fund features, including changes to Fund investment objectives, strategies and policies. Funds Management also communicates with shareholders and intermediaries about Fund performance and features.

For providing these advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive the fees disclosed in the row captioned "Management Fees" in the Fund's table of Annual Fund Operating Expenses. Funds Management compensates the sub-adviser(s) from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as adviser to the Fund.

Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, the Fund has not yet paid an advisory fee to Funds Management.

As compensation for its advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive a monthly fee at the annual rates indicated below of the Fund's average daily net assets:

Fund

Fee

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

First $500 million

1.000%

Next $500 million

0.975%

Next $1 billion

0.950%

Next $2 billion

0.925%

Over $4 billion

0.900%

The Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers

The following sub-adviser and portfolio managers provide day-to-day portfolio management services to the Fund. These services include making purchases and sales of securities and other investment assets for the Fund, selecting broker-dealers, negotiating brokerage commission rates and maintaining portfolio transaction records. The sub-adviser is compensated for its services by Funds Management from the fees Funds Management receives for its services as investment adviser to the Fund. The Statement of Additional Information provides additional information about the portfolio managers' compensation, other accounts managed by the portfolio managers and the portfolio managers' ownership of securities in the Fund.

Wells Capital Management Incorporated ("Wells Capital Management"), a registered investment adviser located at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, serves as a sub-adviser and provides portfolio management services to one or more Funds. Wells Capital Management, an affiliate of Funds Management and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, is a multi-boutique asset management firm committed to delivering superior investment services to institutional clients.

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Zhang joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2004, where he currently serves as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Derrick Irwin, CFA
Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Mr. Irwin joined Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms in 2005, where he currently serves as a Portfolio Manager with the Berkeley Street Emerging Markets team.

Dormant Multi-Manager Arrangement

The Board has adopted a "multi-manager" arrangement for the Fund. Under this arrangement, the Fund and Funds Management may engage one or more sub-advisers to make day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund's assets. Funds Management would retain ultimate responsibility (subject to the oversight of the Board) for overseeing the sub-advisers and may, at times, recommend to the Board that the Fund: (1) change, add or terminate one or more sub-advisers; (2) continue to retain a sub-adviser even though the sub-adviser's ownership or corporate structure has changed; or (3) materially change a sub-advisory agreement with a sub-adviser.

Applicable law generally requires the Fund to obtain shareholder approval for most of these types of recommendations, even if the Board approves the proposed action. Under the "multi-manager" arrangement approved by the Board, the Fund is seeking exemptive relief from the SEC to permit Funds Management (subject to the Board's oversight and approval) to make decisions about the Fund's sub-advisory arrangements without obtaining shareholder approval. There is no guarantee the SEC will grant such exemptive relief. The Fund will continue to submit matters to shareholders for their approval to the extent required by applicable law.

Sub-Adviser's Prior Performance History

 

Wells Capital Management - Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, no performance information is shown for the Fund. The performance information shown below represents a composite of the prior performance of all discretionary accounts managed by Wells Capital Management with substantially similar investment objectives, policies and strategies as the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund (the "Composite"). The discretionary accounts included in the Composite are not subject to the diversification requirements, specific tax restrictions, and investment limitations imposed on the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund by the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, the investment portfolio of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund, if it had been in operation during the periods shown, would likely have differed to some extent from the portfolio of the accounts included in the Composite. If the accounts in the Composite had been subject to these restrictions, the performance of the Composite might have been adversely affected.

The Composite's performance information presented below includes actual brokerage commissions and execution costs paid by the discretionary accounts and has been adjusted to reflect the higher expenses of the Class R6 shares of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The Composite's performance does not represent historical performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and should not be interpreted as indicative of the future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund. The performance information for the Composite should not be relied upon as a substitute for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund's performance information or as an indication of the future performance of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund because, among other things, the cash flow in and out of the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund and the accounts comprising the Composite, and the fees and expenses and the portfolio size and positions of the accounts comprising the Composite and the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund will vary. The Composite performance information presented below was calculated in accordance with the methodology contained in the CFA Institute's Global Investment Performance Standards. Past performance of the Composite shown below is no guarantee of similar future performance for the Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund.

The table below compares the performance of the Composite to that of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index as of December 31, 2012.

Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012

Inception Date

Since Inception

Composite

July 1, 2012

13.1%

MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)1

13.8%

1. Source: MSCI. The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an "as is" basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the MSCI Parties") expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www.mscibarra.com)

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents


Additional Payments to Dealers
No compensation is paid to broker-dealers or other financial intermediaries (such as banks) from Fund assets on sales of Class R6 shares and related services. Class R6 shares do not carry sales commissions or pay Rule 12b-1 fees, or make payments to financial intermediaries to assist in, or in connection with, the sale of the Fund's shares. None of the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates makes any type of administrative or service payments to financial intermediaries in connection with investments in Class R6 shares.

Pricing Fund Shares


The share price ("net asset value per share" or "NAV") for a Fund is calculated each business day as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") (generally 4 p.m. ET). To calculate a Fund's NAV, the Fund's assets are valued and totaled, liabilities are subtracted, and the balance, called net assets, is divided by the number of shares outstanding. The price at which a purchase or redemption of Fund shares is effected is based on the next calculation of NAV after the order is placed. The Fund does not calculate its NAV on days the NYSE is closed for trading, which include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets that may be invested in other mutual funds, the Fund's NAV is calculated based upon the net asset values of the other mutual funds in which the Fund invests, and the prospectuses for those companies explain the circumstances under which those companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.

With respect to any portion of a Fund's assets invested directly in securities, the Fund's investments are generally valued at current market prices. Securities are generally valued based on the last sale price during the regular trading session if the security trades on an exchange (closing price). Securities that are not traded primarily on an exchange generally are valued using latest quoted bid prices obtained by an independent pricing service. Securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., however, are valued at the Nasdaq Official Closing Price ("NOCP"), and if no NOCP is available, then at the last reported sales price.

We are required to depart from these general valuation methods and use fair value pricing methods to determine the values of certain investments if we believe that the closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security, including securities that trade primarily on a foreign exchange, does not accurately reflect its current value when the Fund calculates its NAV. In addition, we use fair value pricing to determine the value of investments in securities and other assets, including illiquid securities, for which current market quotations are not readily available. The closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security may not reflect its current value if, among other things, a significant event occurs after the closing price or latest quoted bid price but before a Fund calculates its NAV that materially affects the value of the security. We use various criteria, including a systematic evaluation of U.S. market moves after the close of foreign markets, in deciding whether a foreign security's market price is still reliable and, if not, what fair market value to assign to the security.

In light of the judgment involved in fair value decisions, there can be no assurance that a fair value assigned to a particular security is accurate or that it reflects the price that the Fund could obtain for such security if it were to sell the security as of the time of fair value pricing. Such fair value pricing may result in NAVs that are higher or lower than NAVs based on the closing price or latest quoted bid price. See the Statement of Additional Information for additional details regarding the pricing of Fund shares.

How to Buy Shares


Class R6 shares generally are available only to certain retirement plans, including: 401(k) plans, 457 plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans, target benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Class R6 shares also are generally available only to retirement plans where plan level or omnibus accounts are held on the books of the Fund. Class R6 shares generally are not available to retail accounts. Eligible retirement plans of qualifying size generally may open an account and purchase Class R6 shares by contacting certain broker-dealers and financial institutions that have selling agreements with WFFD. These entities may impose transaction charges. Additional shares may be purchased through a retirement plan's administrator or record-keeper.

General Notes for Buying Shares

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your new account application or purchase request in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your new account application or purchase request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to process your transaction.

Earning Distributions. You are eligible to earn distributions beginning on the business day after the transfer agent receives your purchase in proper form.

U.S. Dollars Only. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and all checks must be drawn on U.S. banks.

Right to Refuse an Order. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel a purchase or exchange order for any reason, including if we believe that doing so would be in the best interests of a Fund and its shareholders.

Special Considerations When Investing Through Financial Intermediaries:
If a financial intermediary purchases Class R6 shares on your behalf, you should understand the following:

Minimum Investments and Other Terms of Your Account. Share purchases are made through a customer account at your financial intermediary following that firm's terms. Financial intermediaries may require different minimum investment amounts. Please consult an account representative from your financial intermediary for specifics.

Records are Held in Financial Intermediary's Name. Financial intermediaries are usually the holders of record for Class R6 shares held through their customer accounts. The financial intermediaries maintain records reflecting their customers' beneficial ownership of the shares.

Purchase/Redemption Orders. Financial intermediaries are responsible for transmitting their customers' purchase and redemption orders to a Fund and for delivering required payment on a timely basis.

Shareholder Communications. Financial intermediaries are responsible for delivering shareholder communications and voting information from a Fund, and for transmitting shareholder voting instructions to a Fund.

The information provided in this Prospectus is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject Fund shares to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

The Fund is distributed by Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, a member of FINRA/SIPC, and an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") information and brochure are available at SIPC.org or by calling SIPC at (202) 371-8300.

How to Sell Shares


Class R6 shares must be redeemed according to the terms of your customer account with your financial intermediary. You should contact your investment representative when you wish to sell Fund shares.

General Notes for Selling Shares 

Proper Form. If the transfer agent receives your request to sell shares in proper form before the close of the NYSE, your transaction will be priced at that day's NAV. If your request to sell shares is received in proper form after the close of trading on the NYSE, it will be priced at the next business day's NAV. If your request is not in proper form, additional documentation may be required to sell your shares.

Earning Distributions. Your shares are eligible to earn distributions through the date of redemption. If you redeem shares on a Friday or prior to a holiday, your shares will continue to be eligible to earn distributions until the next business day.

Right to Delay Payment. We normally will send out checks within one business day, and in any event no more than seven days, after we accept your request to redeem. If you redeem shares recently purchased by check or through Electronic Funds Transfer, you may be required to wait up to seven business days before we will send your redemption proceeds. Our ability to determine with reasonable certainty that investments have been finally collected is greater for investments coming from accounts with banks affiliated with Funds Management than it is for investments coming from accounts with unaffiliated banks. Redemption payments also may be delayed under extraordinary circumstances or as permitted by the SEC in order to protect remaining shareholders. Such extraordinary circumstances are discussed further in the Statement of Additional Information.

Redemption in Kind. Although generally we pay redemption requests in cash, we reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion, whether to satisfy redemption requests by making payment in securities (known as a redemption in kind). In such case, we may pay all or part of the redemption in securities of equal value as permitted under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the rules thereunder. The redeeming shareholders should expect to incur transaction costs upon the disposition of the securities received.

Retirement Plans and Other Products. If you purchased shares through a packaged investment product or retirement plan, read the directions for selling shares provided by the product or plan. There may be special requirements that supersede the directions in this Prospectus.

How to Exchange Shares


Exchanges between Wells Fargo Advantage Funds involve two transactions: (1) a sale of shares of one Fund; and (2) the purchase of shares of another. In general, the same rules and procedures that apply to sales and purchases apply to exchanges. There are, however, additional factors you should keep in mind while making or considering an exchange: 

In general, exchanges may be made between like share classes of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund offered to the general public for investment (i.e., a Fund not closed to new accounts), with the following exception: Class A shares of non-money market funds may also be exchanged for Service Class shares of any money market fund.

Same-fund exchanges between share classes are permitted subject to the following conditions: (1) exchanges out of Class A and Class C shares would not be allowed if shares are subject to a CDSC; (2) for exchanges into Class A shares, the shareholder must meet all qualifications to purchase Class A shares at net asset value based on current prospectus guidelines; and (3) the shareholder must meet the eligibility guidelines of the class being purchased in the exchange.

An exchange request will be processed on the same business day, provided that both Funds are open at the time the request is received. If one or both Funds are closed, the exchange will be processed on the following business day.

You should carefully read the prospectus for the Wells Fargo Advantage Fund into which you wish to exchange. 

Every exchange involves selling Fund shares, which may produce a capital gain or loss for tax purposes. 

If you are making an initial investment into a Fund through an exchange, you must exchange at least the minimum initial purchase amount for the new Fund, unless your balance has fallen below that amount due to investment performance. 

Any exchange between two Wells Fargo Advantage Funds must meet the minimum subsequent purchase amounts.

Class B and Class C share exchanges will not trigger the CDSC. The new shares will continue to age according to their original schedule and will be charged the CDSC applicable to the original shares upon redemption.

Generally, we will notify you at least 60 days in advance of any changes in our exchange policy.

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Fund Shares

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds reserves the right to reject any purchase or exchange order for any reason. Purchases or exchanges that a Fund determines could harm the Fund may be rejected.

Excessive trading by Fund shareholders can negatively impact a Fund and its long-term shareholders in several ways, including disrupting Fund investment strategies, increasing transaction costs, decreasing tax efficiency, and diluting the value of shares held by long-term shareholders. Excessive trading in Fund shares can negatively impact a Fund's long-term performance by requiring it to maintain more assets in cash or to liquidate portfolio holdings at a disadvantageous time. Certain Funds may be more susceptible than others to these negative effects. For example, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in non-U.S. securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities resulting from pricing variations due to time zone differences across international financial markets. Similarly, Funds that have a greater percentage of their investments in small company securities may be more susceptible than other Funds to arbitrage opportunities due to the less liquid nature of small company securities. Both types of Funds also may incur higher transaction costs in liquidating portfolio holdings to meet excessive redemption levels. Fair value pricing may reduce these arbitrage opportunities, thereby reducing some of the negative effects of excessive trading.

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, other than the Adjustable Rate Government Fund, Conservative Income Fund, Ultra Short-Term Income Fund and Ultra Short-Term Municipal Income Fund ("Ultra-Short Funds") and the money market funds, (the "Covered Funds"). The Covered Funds are not designed to serve as vehicles for frequent trading. The Covered Funds actively discourage and take steps to prevent the portfolio disruption and negative effects on long-term shareholders that can result from excessive trading activity by Covered Fund shareholders. The Board has approved the Covered Funds' policies and procedures, which provide, among other things, that Funds Management may deem trading activity to be excessive if it determines that such trading activity would likely be disruptive to a Covered Fund by increasing expenses or lowering returns. In this regard, the Covered Funds take steps to avoid accommodating frequent purchases and redemptions of shares by Covered Fund shareholders. Funds Management monitors available shareholder trading information across all Covered Funds on a daily basis. If a shareholder redeems more than $5,000 (including redemptions that are part of an exchange transaction) from a Covered Fund, that shareholder is "blocked" from purchasing shares of that Covered Fund (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction) for 30 calendar days after the redemption. This policy does not apply to:

Money market funds;

Ultra-Short Funds;

Dividend reinvestments;

Systematic investments or exchanges where the financial intermediary maintaining the shareholder account identifies the transaction as a systematic redemption or purchase at the time of the transaction;

Rebalancing transactions within certain asset allocation or "wrap" programs where the financial intermediary maintaining a shareholder account is able to identify the transaction as part of an asset allocation program approved by Funds Management;

Transactions initiated by a "fund of funds" or Section 529 Plan into an underlying fund investment;

Permitted exchanges between share classes of the same Fund;

Certain transactions involving participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans, including: participant withdrawals due to mandatory distributions, rollovers and hardships, withdrawals of shares acquired by participants through payroll deductions, and shares acquired or sold by a participant in connection with plan loans; and

Purchases below $5,000 (including purchases that are part of an exchange transaction).

The money market funds and the Ultra-Short Funds. Because the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds are often used for short-term investments, they are designed to accommodate more frequent purchases and redemptions than the Covered Funds. As a result, the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not anticipate that frequent purchases and redemptions, under normal circumstances, will have significant adverse consequences to the money market funds or Ultra-Short Funds or their shareholders. Although the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds do not prohibit frequent trading, Funds Management will seek to prevent an investor from utilizing the money market funds and Ultra-Short Funds to facilitate frequent purchases and redemptions of shares in the Covered Funds in contravention of the policies and procedures adopted by the Covered Funds.

All Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. In addition, Funds Management reserves the right to accept purchases, redemptions and exchanges made in excess of applicable trading restrictions in designated accounts held by Funds Management or its affiliate that are used at all times exclusively for addressing operational matters related to shareholder accounts, such as testing of account functions, and are maintained at low balances that do not exceed specified dollar amount limitations.

In the event that an asset allocation or "wrap" program is unable to implement the policy outlined above, Funds Management may grant a program-level exception to this policy. A financial intermediary relying on the exception is required to provide Funds Management with specific information regarding its program and ongoing information about its program upon request.

A financial intermediary through whom you may purchase shares of the Fund may independently attempt to identify excessive trading and take steps to deter such activity. As a result, a financial intermediary may on its own limit or permit trading activity of its customers who invest in Fund shares using standards different from the standards used by Funds Management and discussed in this Prospectus. Funds Management may permit a financial intermediary to enforce its own internal policies and procedures concerning frequent trading rather than the policies set forth above in instances where Funds Management reasonably believes that the intermediary's policies and procedures effectively discourage disruptive trading activity. If you purchase Fund shares through a financial intermediary, you should contact the intermediary for more information about whether and how restrictions or limitations on trading activity will be applied to your account.

Account Policies


Advance Notice of Large Transactions
We strongly urge you to begin all purchases and redemptions as early in the day as possible and to notify us at least one day in advance of transactions in excess of $5,000,000. This will allow us to manage your Fund most effectively. When you give us this advance notice, you must provide us with your name and account number.

Householding
To help keep Fund expenses low, a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report may be sent to shareholders of the same household. If your household currently receives a single copy of a prospectus or shareholder report and you would prefer to receive multiple copies, please contact your financial intermediary.

Retirement Accounts
We offer prototype documents for a variety of retirement accounts for individuals and small businesses. Please call 1-800-222-8222 for information on:

Individual Retirement Plans, including Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Qualified Retirement Plans, including Simple IRAs, SEP IRAs, Keoghs, Pension Plans, Profit-Sharing Plans, and 401(k) Plans.

There may be special distribution requirements for a retirement account, such as required distributions or mandatory Federal income tax withholdings. For more information, call the number listed above. You may be charged a $10 annual account maintenance fee for each retirement account up to a maximum of $30 annually and a $25 fee for transferring assets to another custodian or for closing a retirement account. Fees charged by institutions may vary.

Small Account Redemptions
We reserve the right to redeem certain accounts that fall below the minimum initial investment amount as the result of shareholder redemptions (as opposed to market movement). Before doing so, we will give you approximately 60 days to bring your account above the minimum investment amount. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 or contact your selling agent for further details.

Statements and Confirmations
Statements summarizing activity in your account are mailed quarterly. Confirmations are mailed following each purchase, sale, exchange, or transfer of Fund shares, except generally for Automatic Investment Plan transactions, Systematic Withdrawal Plan transactions using Electronic Funds Transfer, and purchases of new shares through the automatic reinvestment of distributions. Upon your request and for the applicable fee, you may obtain a reprint of an account statement. Please call Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 for more information.

Electronic Delivery of Fund Documents
You may elect to receive your Fund's prospectuses, shareholder reports and other Fund documents electronically in lieu of paper form by enrolling on the Fund's Web site at wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery. If you make this election, you will be notified by e-mail when the most recent Fund documents are available for electronic viewing and downloading.

To receive Fund documents electronically, you must have an e-mail account and an internet browser that meets the requirements described in the Privacy & Security section of the Fund's Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com. You may change your electronic delivery preferences or revoke your election to receive Fund documents electronically at any time by visiting wellsfargo.com/advantagedelivery.

Statement Inquiries
Contact us in writing regarding any errors or discrepancies noted on your account statement within 60 days after the date of the statement confirming a transaction. We may deny your ability to refute a transaction if we do not hear from you within those 60 days.

Transaction Authorizations
Telephone, electronic, and clearing agency privileges allow us to accept transaction instructions by anyone representing themselves as the shareholder and who provides reasonable confirmation of their identity. Neither we nor Wells Fargo Advantage Funds will be liable for any losses incurred if we follow such instructions we reasonably believe to be genuine. For transactions through the automated phone system and our Web site, we will assign personal identification numbers (PINs) and/or passwords to help protect your account information. To safeguard your account, please keep your PINs and passwords confidential. Contact us immediately if you believe there is a discrepancy on your confirmation statement or if you believe someone has obtained unauthorized access to your account, PIN or password.

USA PATRIOT Act
In compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, all financial institutions (including mutual funds) at the time an account is opened, are required to obtain, verify and record the following information for all registered owners or others who may be authorized to act on the account: full name, date of birth, taxpayer identification number (usually your Social Security Number), and permanent street address. Corporate, trust and other entity accounts require additional documentation. This information will be used to verify your identity. We will return your application if any of this information is missing, and we may request additional information from you for verification purposes. In the rare event that we are unable to verify your identity, we reserve the right to redeem your account at the current day's NAV. You will be responsible for any losses, taxes, expenses, fees, or other results of such a redemption.

Distributions


The Fund generally makes distributions of any net investment income and any realized net capital gains at least annually. Please contact your institution for distribution options. Remember, distributions have the effect of reducing the NAV per share by the amount distributed.

Taxes


By investing in a Fund through a tax-deferred retirement account, you will not be subject to tax on dividends and capital gains distributions from the Fund or the sale of Fund shares if those amounts remain in the tax-deferred account. Distributions taken from retirement plan accounts generally are taxable as ordinary income. For special rules concerning tax-deferred retirement accounts, including applications, restrictions, tax advantages, and potential sales charge waivers, contact your investment professional. To determine if a retirement plan may be appropriate for you and to obtain further information, consult your tax advisor.

Financial Highlights


Since the Fund commenced operations on or around the date of this prospectus, financial highlights are not available for the Fund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION More information on the Fund is available free upon request, including the following documents: Statement of Additional Information ("SAI")
Supplements the disclosures made by this Prospectus. The SAI, which has been filed with the SEC, is incorporated by reference into this Prospectus and therefore is legally part of this Prospectus. Annual/Semi-Annual Reports
Provide financial and other important information, including a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected Fund performance over the reporting period. To obtain copies of the above documents or for more information about Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, contact us: By telephone:
Individual Investors: 1-800-222-8222
Retail Investment Professionals: 1-888-877-9275
Institutional Investment Professionals: 1-866-765-0778  
By e-mail: wfaf@wellsfargo.com    By mail:
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
P.O. Box 8266
Boston, MA 02266-8266 On the Internet:
wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com From the SEC:
Visit the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington,
DC (phone 1-202-551-8090 for operational information
for the SEC's Public Reference Room) or the
SEC's Internet site at sec.gov. To obtain information for a fee, write or email:
SEC's Public Reference Section
100 "F" Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-0102
publicinfo@sec.gov

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WELLS FARGO FUNDS TRUST
PART B
WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY SELECT FUND
STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Statement of Additional Information

December 1, 2013


Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
International Equity Funds

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Class A - __; Class C - __; Administrator Class - __; Institutional Class - __; Class R6 - __

Wells Fargo Funds Trust (the "Trust") is an open-end, management investment company. This Statement of Additional Information ("SAI") contains additional information about a series of the Trust in the Wells Fargo Advantage family of funds - the above referenced Fund (the "Fund"). The Fund is considered diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"). The Fund offers certain classes of shares as indicated above. This SAI relates to all such classes of shares.

This SAI is not a prospectus and should be read in conjunction with the Fund's Prospectuses (each, a "Prospectus") dated December 1, 2013. The Prospectus may be obtained free of charge by visiting our Web site at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com, calling 1-800-222-8222 or writing to Wells Fargo Advantage Funds®, P.O. Box 8266, Boston, MA 02266-8266.

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Table of Contents

Historical Fund Information

Fundamental Investment Policies

2

Non-Fundamental Investment Policies

3

Additional Approved Investment Strategies

4

Permitted Investment Activities and Certain Associated Risks

11

Management

General

22

Adviser

29

Sub-Adviser

30

Portfolio Managers

30

Administrator

32

Distributor

33

Shareholder Servicing Agent

33

Custodian and Fund Accountant

34

Transfer and Distribution Disbursing Agent

34

Underwriting Commissions

35

Code of Ethics

35

Determination of Net Asset Value

35

Additional Purchase and Redemption Information

36

Portfolio Transactions

41

Fund Expenses

42

U.S. Federal Income Taxes

42

Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures

54

Policies and Procedures for Disclosure of Fund Portfolio Holdings

56

Capital Stock

59

Other Information

60

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

0

Financial Information

60

Credit Ratings

60

HISTORICAL FUND INFORMATION

On March 25, 1999, the Board of Trustees of Norwest Advantage Funds ("Norwest"), the Board of Directors of Stagecoach Funds, Inc. ("Stagecoach") and the Board of Trustees of the Trust (the "Board") approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization providing for, among other things, the transfer of the assets and stated liabilities of various predecessor Norwest and Stagecoach portfolios to certain Funds of the Trust (the "Reorganization"). Prior to November 5, 1999, the effective date of the Reorganization, the Trust had only nominal assets.

On December 16, 2002, the Boards of Trustees of The Montgomery Funds and The Montgomery Funds II ("Montgomery") approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization providing for, among other things, the transfer of the assets and stated liabilities of various predecessor Montgomery portfolios into various Funds of the Trust. The effective date of the reorganization was June 9, 2003.

On February 3, 2004, the Board and on February 18, 2004, the Board of Trustees of The Advisors' Inner Circle Fund ("AIC Trust") approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization providing for, among other things, the transfer of the assets and stated liabilities of various predecessor AIC Trust portfolios into various Funds of the Trust. The effective date of the reorganization was July 26, 2004.

In August and September 2004, the Boards of Directors of the Strong family of funds ("Strong") and the Board approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization providing for, among other things, the transfer of the assets and stated liabilities of various predecessor Strong mutual funds into various Funds of the Trust. The effective date of the reorganization was April 8, 2005.

On December 30, 2009, the Board of Trustees of Evergreen Funds ("Evergreen") and on January 11, 2010 the Board approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization providing for, among other things, the transfer of the assets and stated liabilities of various predecessor Evergreen portfolios and Wells Fargo Advantage Funds portfolios to certain Funds of the Trust. The effective date of the reorganization was July 12, 2010 for certain Evergreen Funds and July 19, 2010 for the remainder of the Evergreen Funds.

The Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund commenced operations on November 29, 2013.

Fundamental Investment Policies

The Fund has adopted the following fundamental investment policies; that is, they may not be changed without approval by the holders of a majority (as defined under the 1940 Act) of the outstanding voting securities of the Fund.

The Fund may not:

(1) purchase the securities of issuers conducting their principal business activity in the same industry if, immediately after the purchase and as a result thereof, the value of the Fund's investments in that industry would equal or exceed 25% of the current value of the Fund's total assets, provided that this restriction does not limit the Fund's investments in (i) securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies or instrumentalities, (ii) securities of other investment companies, or (iii) repurchase agreements;

(2) purchase securities of any issuer if, as a result, with respect to 75% of the Fund's total assets, more than 5% of the value of its total assets would be invested in the securities of any one issuer or the Fund's ownership would be more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of such issuer, provided that this restriction does not limit the Fund's investments in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies and instrumentalities, or investments in securities of other investment companies;

(3) borrow money, except to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act, including the rules, regulations and any exemptive orders obtained thereunder;

(4) issue senior securities, except to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act, including the rules, regulations and any exemptive orders obtained thereunder;

(5) make loans to other parties if, as a result, the aggregate value of such loans would exceed one-third of the Fund's total assets. For the purposes of this limitation, entering into repurchase agreements, lending securities and acquiring any debt securities are not deemed to be the making of loans;

(6) underwrite securities of other issuers, except to the extent that the purchase of permitted investments directly from the issuer thereof or from an underwriter for an issuer and the later disposition of such securities in accordance with the Fund's investment program may be deemed to be an underwriting;

(7) purchase or sell real estate unless acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments (but this shall not prevent the Fund from investing in securities or other instruments backed by real estate or securities of companies engaged in the real estate business); or

(8) purchase or sell commodities, provided that (i) currency will not be deemed to be a commodity for purposes of this restriction, (ii) this restriction does not limit the purchase or sale of futures contracts, forward contracts or options, and (iii) this restriction does not limit the purchase or sale of securities or other instruments backed by commodities or the purchase or sale of commodities acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments.

Non-Fundamental Investment Policies

The Fund has adopted the following non-fundamental policies; that is, it may be changed by the Trustees at any time without approval of such Fund's shareholders.

(1) The Fund may invest in shares of other investment companies to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act, including the rules, regulations and any exemptive orders obtained thereunder, provided however, that no Fund that has knowledge that its shares are purchased by another investment company investor pursuant to Section 12(d)(1)(G) of the 1940 Act will acquire any securities of registered open-end management investment companies or registered unit investment trusts in reliance on Section 12(d)(1)(F) or 12(d)(1)(G) of the 1940 Act.

(2) The Fund may not invest or hold more than 15% of the Fund's net assets in illiquid securities. For this purpose, illiquid securities include, among others, (a) securities that are illiquid by virtue of the absence of a readily available market or legal or contractual restrictions on resale, (b) fixed time deposits that are subject to withdrawal penalties and that have maturities of more than seven days, and (c) repurchase agreements not terminable within seven days.

(3) The Fund may invest in financial instruments subject to the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, as amended ("CEA"), including futures, options on futures, and swaps ("commodity interests"), consistent with its investment policies and the 1940 Act, including the rules, regulations and interpretations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") thereunder or any exemptive orders obtained thereunder, and consistent with investment in commodity interests that would allow the Fund's investment adviser to claim an exclusion from being a "commodity pool operator" as defined by the CEA.

(4) The Fund may lend securities from its portfolio to approved brokers, dealers and financial institutions, to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act, including the rules, regulations and exemptions thereunder, which currently limit such activities to one-third of the value of the Fund's total assets (including the value of the collateral received). Any such loans of portfolio securities will be fully collateralized based on values that are marked-to-market daily.

(5) The Fund may not make investments for the purpose of exercising control or management, provided that this restriction does not limit the Fund's investments in securities of other investment companies or investments in entities created under the laws of foreign countries to facilitate investment in securities of that country.

(6) The Fund may not purchase securities on margin (except for short-term credits necessary for the clearance of transactions).

(7) The Fund may not sell securities short, unless it owns or has the right to obtain securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short (short sales "against the box"), and provided that transactions in futures contracts and options are not deemed to constitute selling securities short.

(8) The Fund is subject to Rule 35d-1 (the "Names Rule") under the 1940 Act, and has a non-fundamental policy or policies in place to comply with the Names Rule, as follows:

Shareholders will receive at least 60 days' notice of any change to the Fund's non-fundamental policy complying with the Names Rule. The notice will be provided in Plain English in a separate written document, and will contain the following prominent statement or similar statement in bold-face type: "Important Notice Regarding Change in Investment Policy." This statement will appear on both the notice and the envelope in which it is delivered, unless it is delivered separately from other communications to investors, in which case the statement will appear either on the notice or the envelope in which the notice is delivered.

Further Explanation of Investment Policies

Notwithstanding the foregoing policies, any other investment companies in which the Fund may invest have adopted their own investment policies, which may be more or less restrictive than those listed above, thereby allowing the Fund to participate in certain investment strategies indirectly that are prohibited under the fundamental and non-fundamental investment policies listed above.

With respect to repurchase agreements, the Fund invests only in repurchase agreements that are fully collateralized by securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies or instrumentalities. For purposes of the Fund's fundamental investment policy with respect to concentration, the Fund does not consider such repurchase agreements to constitute an industry or group of industries because the Fund chooses to look through such securities to the underlying collateral, which is itself excepted from the Fund's concentration policy.

ADDITIONAL APPROVED INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

In addition to the principal investment strategies set forth in the Prospectus, the Fund may also use futures, options or swap agreements, as well as other derivatives, to manage risk or to enhance return. Please refer to the Fund's Prospectus for information regarding the Fund's anticipated use of derivatives, if any, as a principal investment strategy. Please note that even if a Fund's Prospectus does not currently include information regarding derivatives, or only includes information regarding certain derivative instruments, the Fund may use any of the derivatives described below, at any time, and to any extent consistent with the Fund's other principal investment strategies.

DERIVATIVES

Derivative Securities

Derivative securities are securities that derive their value, at least in part, from the price of another security or asset, or the level of an index, such as the S&P 500 Index, or a rate, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"), including structured notes, bonds or other instruments with interest rates that are determined by reference to changes in the value of other interest rates, indices or financial indicators ("References") or the relative change in two or more References. Some forms of derivatives, such as exchange-traded futures and options on securities, commodities, or indices, are traded on regulated exchanges. These types of derivatives are standardized contracts that can easily be bought and sold, and whose market values are determined and published daily. Non-standardized derivatives, on the other hand, tend to be more specialized or complex, and may be harder to value. Futures contracts and options are also considered types of derivative securities, and are described more fully under the heading "Futures and Options Contracts" below. Other common types of derivatives include forward foreign currency exchange contracts, forward contracts on securities and securities indices, linked securities and structured products, collateralized mortgage obligations, stripped securities, warrants, swap agreements, and swaptions.

An investment is often made in derivative securities as a "hedge" against fluctuations in the market value of the other securities in the Fund's portfolio due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or other factors in the securities markets, although the Fund may also invest in certain derivative securities for investment purposes only. Other reasons why the Fund may use derivative securities include protecting its unrealized gains reflected in the value of its portfolio of securities, facilitating the sale of such securities for investment purposes, reducing transaction costs, and/or managing the effective maturity or duration of its portfolio.

While derivative securities are useful for hedging and investment, they also carry additional risks. A hedging policy may fail if the correlation between the value of the derivative securities and the other investments in the Fund's portfolio does not follow the adviser's expectations. If the adviser's expectations are not met, it is possible that the hedging strategy will not only fail to protect the value of the Fund's investments, but the Fund may also lose money on the derivative security itself. In addition, some derivative securities represent relatively recent innovations in the bond markets. The trading market for these instruments is less developed than the markets for traditional types of debt instruments. It is uncertain how these derivative securities will perform under different economic interest-rate scenarios. Because certain of these instruments are leveraged, their market values may be more volatile than other types of securities and may present greater potential for capital gain or loss. Derivative securities and their underlying instruments may experience periods of illiquidity, which could cause the Fund to hold a security it might otherwise sell or the Fund could be forced to sell a security at inopportune times or for prices that do not reflect current market value. The possibility of default by the issuer or the issuer's credit provider may be greater for structured and derivative instruments than for other types of instruments. As new types of derivative securities are developed and offered to investors, the adviser will, consistent with the Fund's investment objective, policies, restrictions and quality standards, consider making investments in such new types of derivative securities.

Additional risks of derivative securities include, but are not limited to: the risk of disruption of the Fund's ability to trade in derivative securities because of regulatory compliance problems or regulatory changes; credit risk of counterparties to derivative contracts, and market risk (i.e., exposure to adverse price changes).

The adviser uses a variety of internal risk management procedures to ensure that derivatives are closely monitored and that their use is consistent with a particular Fund's investment objective, policies, restrictions and quality standards, and does not expose such Fund to undue risk.

The Fund's use of derivatives also is subject to broadly applicable investment policies. For example, the Fund may not invest more than a specified percentage of its assets in "illiquid securities," including those derivatives that do not have active secondary markets. The Fund also may not use certain derivatives without establishing adequate "cover" in compliance with the SEC rules limiting the use of leverage.

Both equity and credit derivatives include options, futures and options on futures, which may be used to hedge the Fund's portfolio, increase returns or maintain exposure to a market without buying individual securities. These investments may pose risks in addition to those associated with investing directly in securities or other investments. Such risks may include illiquidity of the derivative and imperfect correlation of the derivative with underlying investments for which it is being substituted or the Fund's other portfolio holdings. Accordingly, there is the risk that such practices may fail to serve their intended purposes, and may reduce returns or increase volatility. These practices also entail transactional expenses.

Additionally, the use of derivatives can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying security, asset, index or reference rate, which may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives. These risks are heightened when the Fund uses derivatives to enhance its return or as a substitute for a position or security, rather than solely to hedge or offset the risk of a position or security held by the Fund. The Fund's use of derivatives to leverage risk also may exaggerate a loss, potentially causing the Fund to lose more money than if it had invested in the underlying security, or limit a potential gain.

The success of management's derivative strategies will depend on its ability to assess and predict the impact of market or economic developments on the underlying security, asset, index or reference rate and the derivative itself, without necessarily the benefit of observing the performance of the derivative under all possible market conditions. Other risks arise from the Fund's potential inability to terminate or sell its derivative positions as a liquid secondary market for such positions may not exist at times when the Fund may wish to terminate or sell them. Over-the-counter instruments (investments not traded on an exchange) may be illiquid. Derivatives traded in the over-the-counter market are subject to the risk that the other party will not meet its obligations. Also, with some derivative strategies, there is the risk that the Fund may not be able to find a suitable counterparty for the derivative transaction, and therefore may be unable to invest in derivatives altogether. The use of derivatives may also increase the amount and accelerate the timing of taxes payable by shareholders.

A Fund that is authorized to invest in derivatives may use any or all of the above investment techniques and may purchase different types of derivative instruments at any time and in any combination. There is no particular strategy that dictates the use of one technique over another, as the use of derivatives is a function of numerous variables, including market conditions.

Credit Derivatives. A credit derivative is a form of derivative that is divided into two categories: credit default swaps and total return swaps. Both such categories of credit derivatives are usually governed by the standard terms and conditions of an ISDA Master Agreement.

A credit default swap involves a protection buyer and a protection seller. A Fund may be either a protection buyer or seller. The protection buyer makes periodic premium payments to the protection seller during the swap term in exchange for the protection seller agreeing to make certain defined payments to the protection buyer in the event certain defined credit events occur with respect to a particular security, issuer or basket of securities. A total return swap involves a total return receiver and a total return payor. A Fund may either be a total return receiver or payor. Generally, the total return payor sells to the total return receiver an amount equal to all cash flows and price appreciation on a defined security or asset payable at periodic times during the swap term (i.e., credit risk) in return for a periodic payment from the total return receiver based on designated index (e.g., LIBOR) and spread plus the amount of any price depreciation on the reference security or asset. The total return payor does not need to own the underlying security or asset to enter into a total return swap. The final payment at the end of the swap term includes final settlement of the current market price of the underlying reference security or asset, and payment by the applicable party for any appreciation or depreciation in value. Usually, collateral must be posted by the total return receiver to secure the periodic interest-based and market price depreciation payments depending on the credit quality of the underlying reference security and creditworthiness of the total return receiver, and the collateral amount is marked-to-market daily equal to the market price of the underlying reference security or asset between periodic payment dates.

Other types of credit derivatives include credit-linked notes and other forms of debt obligations having an embedded credit default swap component. In such type of credit derivative, payments of principal and interest are tied to the performance of one or more reference obligations or assets.

In all of the above-referenced credit derivative transactions, the same general risks inherent to derivative transactions are present. However, credit derivative transactions also carry with them greater risks of imperfect correlation between the
performance and price of the underlying reference security or asset, and the general performance of the designated interest rate or index which is the basis for the periodic payment. If a Fund writes a credit default swap, it receives an up-front premium. A Fund's exposure under a credit default swap, though, is a form of leverage and will be subject to the restrictions on leveraged derivatives.

Inverse Floaters. A Fund may invest in inverse floating rate municipal securities or "inverse floaters," sometimes also referred to as a "residual interest certificates." Inverse floaters are issued by tender option bond trusts ("trusts") that are established by a third party sponsor in connection with the transfer of municipal bonds to the trusts. In addition to inverse floaters, these trusts typically issue short-term floating rate notes which are usually sold to money market funds ("floating rate notes"). An inverse floater is a type of "derivative" debt instrument with a floating or variable interest rate that moves in the opposite direction of the interest rate on another security, normally the floating rate note. Because changes in the interest rate on the note inversely affect the rate of interest received on an inverse floater, and because inverse floaters essentially represent a leveraged investment in a long-term bond, the value of an inverse floater is generally more volatile than that of a conventional fixed-rate municipal bond having similar credit quality, redemption provisions and maturity. Inverse floaters may have interest rate adjustment formulas which generally reduce or eliminate the interest paid to a Fund when short-term interest rates rise, and increase the interest paid to a Fund when short-term interest rates fall. The value of inverse floaters also tends to fall faster than the value of fixed rate municipal bonds when interest rates rise, and conversely, their value tends to rise more rapidly when interest rates fall. Inverse floaters have varying degrees of liquidity, and the market for these securities is relatively volatile. Inverse floaters tend to underperform the market for fixed rate municipal bonds in a rising long-term interest rate environment, but tend to outperform that market when long-term interest rates decline.

An investment in inverse floaters may involve greater risk than an investment in a fixed-rate municipal security. All inverse floaters entail some degree of leverage. The interest rate on inverse floaters varies inversely at a pre-set multiple of the change in short-term rates. An inverse floater that has a higher multiple, and therefore more leverage, will be more volatile with respect to both price and income than an inverse floater with a lower degree of leverage or than the underlying security. The markets for inverse floating rate securities may be less developed and have less liquidity than the markets for conventional securities.

Under applicable financial accounting standards, inverse floater transactions in which a Fund has transferred a municipal security it owned to a trust are considered a form of secured borrowing for financial reporting purposes. This accounting treatment does not apply to any inverse floaters acquired by a Fund that were created by a third-party's transfer of a municipal security to the issuing trust.

Futures and Options Contracts

In General. A futures transaction involves a firm agreement to buy or sell a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a specified future date, while an option transaction generally involves a right, which may or may not be exercised, to buy or sell a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a specified future date. Futures contracts and options are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts. Consequently, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange. Futures contracts, however, are subject to market risk (i.e., exposure to adverse price changes).

Initially, when purchasing or selling futures contracts, the Fund will be required to deposit with the Fund's custodian in the broker's name an amount of cash or cash equivalents up to approximately 10% of the contract amount. This amount is subject to change by the exchange or board of trade on which the contract is traded, and members of such exchange or board of trade may impose their own higher requirements. This amount is known as "initial margin" and is in the nature of a performance bond or good faith deposit on the contract that is returned to the Fund upon termination of the futures position, assuming all contractual obligations have been satisfied. Subsequent payments, known as "variation margin," to and from the broker will be made daily as the price of the index or securities underlying the futures contract fluctuates, making the long and short positions in the futures contract more or less valuable. At any time prior to the expiration of a futures contract, the Fund may elect to close the position by taking an opposite position, at the then prevailing price, thereby terminating its existing position in the contract.

Although the Fund intends to purchase or sell futures contracts only if there is an active market for such contracts, no assurance can be given that a liquid market will exist for any particular contract at any particular time. Many futures exchanges and boards of trade limit the amount of fluctuation permitted in futures contract prices during a single trading day. Once the daily limit has been reached in a particular contract, no trades may be made that day at a price beyond that limit or trading may be suspended for specified periods during the trading day. Futures contract prices could move to the limit for several consecutive trading days with little or no trading, thereby preventing prompt liquidation of futures positions and potentially subjecting aFund to substantial losses. If it is not possible, or the Fund determines not to close a futures position in anticipation of adverse price movements, the Fund will be required to make daily cash payments of variation margin.

An option on a futures contract gives the purchaser the right, in return for the premium paid, to assume a position in a futures contract (a long position if the option is a call and a short position if the option is a put) at a specified exercise price at any time during the option exercise period. The writer (i.e., seller) of the option is required upon exercise to assume an offsetting futures position (a short position if the option is a call and a long position if the option is a put). Upon exercise of the option, the assumption of offsetting futures positions by both the writer and the holder of the option will be accompanied by delivery of the accumulated cash balance in the writer's futures margin account in the amount by which the market price of the futures contract, at exercise, exceeds (in the case of a call) or is less than (in the case of a put) the exercise price of the option on the futures contract. The potential loss related to the purchase of options on futures contracts is limited to the premium paid for the option (plus transaction costs). Because the value of the option is fixed at the time of sale, there are no daily cash payments to reflect changes in the value of the underlying contract; however, the value of the option may change daily, and that change would be reflected in the net asset value ("NAV") of the Fund.

The Fund may trade futures contracts and options on futures contracts in U.S. domestic markets, such as the Chicago Board of Trade and the International Monetary Market of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Pursuant to regulations and/or published positions of the SEC, the Fund may be required to segregate cash or high-quality money-market instruments in connection with its futures transactions in an amount generally equal to the entire value of the underlying security.

Pursuant to a notice of eligibility claiming exclusion from the definition of Commodity Pool Operator filed with the National Futures Association on behalf of the Funds, neither the Trust nor any of the individual Funds is deemed to be a "commodity pool operator" under the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA"), and, accordingly, they are not subject to registration or regulation as such under the CEA.

The Fund may engage in futures contracts sales to maintain the income advantage from continued holding of a long-term security while endeavoring to avoid part or all of the loss in market value that would otherwise accompany a decline in long-term security prices. If, however, securities prices rise, the Fund would realize a loss in closing out its futures contract sales that would offset any increases in prices of the long-term securities they hold.

Another risk in employing futures contracts and options thereon to protect against cash market price volatility is the possibility that futures prices will correlate imperfectly with the behavior of the prices of the securities in such portfolio (the portfolio securities will not be identical to the debt instruments underlying the futures contracts).

Options Trading. Options on individual securities or options on indices of securities may be purchased or sold. The purchaser of an option risks a total loss of the premium paid for the option if the price of the underlying security does not increase or decrease sufficiently to justify the exercise of such option. The seller of an option, on the other hand, will recognize the premium as income if the option expires unrecognized but foregoes any capital appreciation in excess of the exercise price in the case of a call option and may be required to pay a price in excess of current market value in the case of a put option.

A call option for a particular security gives the purchaser of the option the right to buy, and a writer the obligation to sell, the underlying security at the stated exercise price at any time prior to the expiration of the option, regardless of the market price of the security. The premium paid to the writer is in consideration for undertaking the obligation under the option contract. A put option for a particular security gives the purchaser the right to sell, and the writer the option to buy, the security at the stated exercise price at any time prior to the expiration date of the option, regardless of the market price of the security.

The Fund will write call options only if they are "covered." In the case of a call option on a security or currency, the option is "covered" if the Fund owns the instrument underlying the call or has an absolute and immediate right to acquire that instrument without additional cash consideration (or, if additional cash consideration is required, cash, U.S. Government securities or other liquid high-grade debt obligations, in such amount are held in a segregated account by such Fund's custodian) upon conversion or exchange of other securities held by it. For a call option on an index, the option is covered if the Fund maintains with its custodian a diversified portfolio of securities comprising the index or liquid assets equal to the contract value. A call option is also covered if the Fund holds an offsetting call on the same instrument or index as the call written. The Fund will write put options only if they are "secured" by liquid assets maintained in a segregated account by the Fund's custodian in an amount not less than the exercise price of the option at all times during the option period.

The Fund may buy put and call options and write covered call and secured put options. Options trading is a highly specialized activity which entails greater than ordinary investment risk. Options may be more volatile than the underlying instruments, and therefore, on a percentage basis, an investment in options may be subject to greater fluctuation than an investment in the underlying instruments themselves. Purchasing options is a specialized investment technique that entails a substantial risk of a complete loss of the amounts paid as premiums to the writer of the option. If the adviser is incorrect in its forecast of market value or other factors when writing options, the Fund would be in a worse position than it would have been had if it had not written the option. If the Fund wishes to sell an underlying instrument (in the case of a covered call option) or liquidate assets in a segregated account (in the case of a secured put option), the Fund must purchase an offsetting option if available, thereby incurring additional transactions costs.

Below is a description of some of the types of futures and options in which the Fund may invest.

Stock Index Options. The Fund may purchase and write (i.e., sell) put and call options on stock indices only as a substitute for comparable market positions in the underlying securities. A stock index fluctuates with changes of the market values of the stocks included in the index. The effectiveness of purchasing or writing stock index options will depend upon the extent to which price movements of the securities in the Fund's portfolio correlate with price movements of the stock index selected. Because the value of an index option depends upon movements in the level of the index rather than the price of a particular stock, whether the Fund will realize a gain or loss from purchasing or writing stock index options depends upon movements in the level of stock prices in the stock market generally or, in the case of certain indices, in an industry or market segment, rather than movements in the price of particular stock. When the Fund writes an option on a stock index, such Funds will place in a segregated account with the Fund's custodian cash or liquid securities in an amount at least equal to the market value of the underlying stock index and will maintain the account while the option is open or otherwise will cover the transaction.

Stock Index Futures and Options on Stock Index Futures. The Fund may invest in stock index futures and options on stock index futures only as a substitute for a comparable market position in the underlying securities. A stock index future obligates the seller to deliver (and the purchaser to take), effectively, an amount of cash equal to a specific dollar amount times the difference between the value of a specific stock index at the close of the last trading day of the contract and the price at which the agreement is made. No physical delivery of the underlying stocks in the index is made. With respect to stock indices that are permitted investments, each Fund intends to purchase and sell futures contracts on the stock index for which it can obtain the best price with consideration also given to liquidity.

Foreign Currency Futures Contracts. The Fund may invest in foreign currency futures contracts which entail the same risks as other futures contracts as described above, but have the additional risks associated with international investing (see "Foreign Obligations and Securities" below). Similar to other futures contracts, a foreign currency futures contract is an agreement for the future delivery of a specified currency at a specified time and at a specified price that will be secured by margin deposits, is regulated by the CFTC and is traded on designated exchanges. The Fund will incur brokerage fees when it purchases and sells futures contracts.

To the extent that the Fund may invest in securities denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar and may temporarily hold funds in bank deposits or other money market investments denominated in foreign currencies, it may be affected favorably or unfavorably by exchange control regulations or changes in the exchange rate between such currencies and the dollar. The rate of exchange between the U.S. dollar and other currencies is determined by the forces of supply and demand in the foreign exchange markets. The international balance of payments and other economic and financial conditions, government intervention, speculation and other factors affect these forces.

If a fall in exchange rates for a particular currency is anticipated, the Fund may sell a foreign currency futures contract as a
hedge. If it is anticipated that exchange rates will rise, the Fund may purchase a foreign currency futures contract to protect against an increase in the price of securities denominated in a particular currency the Fund intends to purchase. These foreign currency futures contracts will be used only as a hedge against anticipated currency rate changes. Although such contracts are intended to minimize the risk of loss due to a decline in the value of the hedged currency, at the same time, they tend to limit any potential gain which might result should the value of such currency increase.

The use of foreign currency futures contracts involves the risk of imperfect correlation between movements in futures prices and movements in the price of currencies which are the subject of the hedge. The successful use of foreign currency futures contracts also depends on the ability of the adviser to correctly forecast interest rate movements, currency rate movements and general stock market price movements. There can be no assurance that the adviser's judgment will be accurate. The use of foreign currency futures contracts also exposes the Fund to the general risks of investing in futures contracts, including: the risk of an illiquid market for the foreign currency futures contracts and the risk of adverse regulatory actions. Any of these events may cause the Fund to be unable to hedge its currency risks, and may cause the Fund to lose money on its investments in foreign currency futures contracts.

Interest Rate Futures Contracts and Options on Interest Rate Futures Contracts. The Fund may invest in interest rate futures
contracts and options on interest rate futures contracts as a substitute for a comparable market position in the underlying securities. The Fund may also sell options on interest rate futures contracts as part of closing purchase transactions to terminate its options positions. No assurance can be given that such closing transactions can be effected or as to the degree of correlation between price movements in the options on interest rate futures and price movements in the Fund's portfolio securities which are the subject of the transaction.

Future Developments. The Fund may take advantage of opportunities in the areas of options and futures contracts and options on futures contracts and any other derivative investments which are not presently contemplated for use by the Fund or which are not currently available but which may be developed, to the extent such opportunities are both consistent with the Fund's investment objective and legally permissible for the Fund.

Swap Agreements and Swaptions

Swap agreements are derivative instruments that can be individually negotiated and structured to address exposure to a variety of different types of investments or market factors. Depending on their structure, swap agreements may increase or decrease the Fund's exposure to long- or short-term interest rates, foreign currency values, mortgage securities, corporate borrowing rates, or other factors such as security prices or inflation rates. The Fund may enter into a variety of swap agreements, including interest rate, index, commodity, equity, credit default and currency exchange rate swap agreements, and other types of swap agreements such as caps, collars and floors. The Fund also may enter into swaptions, which are options to enter into a swap agreement. In a swaption, in exchange for an option premium, the purchaser of the swaption acquires the right, but not the obligation, to enter into a specified swap agreement with a counterparty on a specified future date. If there is a default by the other party to a swap agreement or swaption, the Fund will have contractual remedies pursuant to the agreements related to the transaction.

The use of swaps and swaptions is a highly specialized activity that involves investment techniques and risks different from those associated with ordinary portfolio security transactions. These transactions generally do not involve the delivery of securities or other underlying assets or principal. Accordingly, the risk of loss with respect to swap agreements and swaptions generally is limited to the net amount of payments that the Fund is contractually obligated to make. There is also a risk of a default by the other party to a swap agreement or swaption, in which case the Fund may not receive the net amount of payments that such Fund contractually is entitled to receive.

Interest Rate Swap Agreements. In a typical interest rate swap, one party agrees to make regular payments equal to a floating interest rate times a "notional principal amount," in return for payments equal to a fixed rate times the same amount, for a specified period of time. The exchange commitment can involve payments to be made in the same currency or in different currencies. The Fund will usually enter into swap agreements on a net basis. In so doing, the two payment streams under the swap agreement are netted out, with the Fund receiving or paying, as the case may be, only the net amount of the two payments. If the Fund enters into a swap agreement, it will maintain a segregated account on a gross basis, unless the contract provides for a segregated account on a net basis. If a swap agreement provides for payments in different currencies, the parties might agree to exchange notional principal amount as well. In a total return swap agreement, the non-floating rate side of the swap is based on the total return of an individual security, a basket of securities, an index or another reference asset. Swaps may also depend on other prices or rates, such as the value of an index or mortgage prepayment rates.

In a typical cap or floor agreement, one party agrees to make payments only under specified circumstances, usually in return for payment of a fee by the other party. For example, the buyer of an interest rate cap obtains the right to receive payments to the extent that a specified interest rate exceeds an agreed-upon level, while the seller of an interest rate floor is obligated to make payments to the extent that a specified interest rate falls below an agreed-upon level. Caps and floors have an effect similar to buying or writing options. A collar combines elements of buying a cap and selling a floor.

Swap agreements will tend to shift the Fund's investment exposure from one type of investment to another. For example, if the Fund agreed to pay fixed rates in exchange for floating rates while holding fixed-rate bonds, the swap would tend to decrease the Fund's exposure to long-term interest rates. Another example is if the Fund agreed to exchange payments in dollars for payments in foreign currency, the swap agreement would tend to decrease the Fund's exposure to U.S. interest rates and increase its exposure to foreign currency and interest rates.

Swap agreements are sophisticated hedging instruments that typically involve a small investment of cash relative to the magnitude of risks assumed. As a result, swaps can be highly volatile and may have a considerable impact on the Fund's performance. Depending on how they are used, swap agreements may increase or decrease the overall volatility of the Fund's investments and its share price and yield. Additionally, whether the Fund's use of swap agreements will be successful in furthering its investment objective will depend on the adviser's ability correctly to predict whether certain types of investments likely are to produce greater returns than other investments. Because they are two party contracts and because they may have terms of greater than seven days, swap agreements may be considered to be illiquid. Moreover, the Fund bears the risk of loss of the amount expected to be received under a swap agreement in the event of the default or bankruptcy of a swap agreement counterparty. The most significant factor in the performance of swap agreements is the change in the specific interest rate, currency, or other factor that determines the amounts of payments due to and from the Fund. If a swap agreement calls for payments by the Fund, the Fund must be prepared to make such payments when due. In addition, if the counterparty's creditworthiness declines, the value of a swap agreement likely would decline, potentially resulting in losses for the Fund. The Fund will closely monitor the credit of a swap agreement counterparty in order to attempt to minimize this risk. The Fund may also suffer losses if it is unable to terminate outstanding swap agreements (either by assignment or other disposition) or reduce its exposure through offsetting transactions (i.e., by entering into an offsetting swap agreement with the same party or a similarly creditworthy party).

Credit Default Swap Agreements. The Fund may enter into credit default swap agreements, which may have as reference obligations one or more securities or a basket of securities that are or are not currently held by the Fund. The protection "buyer" in a credit default contract is generally obligated to pay the protection "seller" an upfront or a periodic stream of payments over the term of the contract provided that no credit event, such as a default, on a reference obligation has occurred. If a credit event occurs, the seller generally must pay the buyer the "par value" (full notional value) of the swap in exchange for an equal face amount of deliverable obligations of the reference entity described in the swap, or the seller may be required to deliver the related net cash amount, if the swap is cash settled. The Fund may be either the buyer or seller in the transaction. If the Fund is a buyer and no credit event occurs, the Fund may recover nothing if the swap is held through its termination date. However, if a credit event occurs, the buyer generally may elect to receive the full notional value of the swap in exchange for an equal face amount of deliverable obligations of the reference entity whose value may have significantly decreased. As a seller, the Fund generally receives an upfront payment or a fixed rate of income throughout the term of the swap provided that there is no credit event. As the seller, the Fund would effectively add leverage to its portfolio because, in addition to its total net assets, the Fund would be subject to investment exposure on the notional amount of the swap.

Credit default swap agreements may involve greater risks than if the Fund had invested in the reference obligation directly since, in addition to risks relating to the reference obligation, credit default swaps are subject to illiquidity risk, counterparty risk and credit risk. The Fund will enter into credit default swap agreements generally with counterparties that meet certain standards of creditworthiness. A buyer generally also will lose its investment and recover nothing should no credit event occur and the swap is held to its termination date. If a credit event were to occur, the value of any deliverable obligation received by the seller, coupled with the upfront or periodic payments previously received, may be less than the full notional value it pays to the buyer, resulting in a loss of value to the seller.

Equity Swaps. The Fund may engage in equity swaps. Equity swaps allow the parties to the swap agreement to exchange components of return on one equity investment (e.g., a basket of equity securities or an index) for a component of return on another non-equity or equity investment, including an exchange of differential rates of return. Equity swaps may be used to invest in a market without owning or taking physical custody of securities in circumstances where direct investment may be restricted for legal reasons or is otherwise impractical. Equity swaps also may be used for other purposes, such as hedging or seeking to increase total return.

The values of equity swaps can be very volatile. To the extent that the adviser does not accurately analyze and predict the potential relative fluctuation on the components swapped with the other party, the Fund may suffer a loss. The value of some components of an equity swap (such as the dividend on a common stock) may also be sensitive to changes in interest rates. Furthermore, during the period a swap is outstanding, the Fund may suffer a loss if the counterparty defaults.

Total Return Swap Agreements. Total return swap agreements are contracts in which one party agrees to make periodic payments to another party based on the change in market value of the assets underlying the contract, which may include a specified security, basket of securities or securities indices during the specified period, in return for periodic payments based on a fixed or variable interest rate or the total return from other underlying assets. Total return swap agreements may be used to obtain exposure to a security or market without owning or taking physical custody of such security or investing directly in such market. Total return swap agreements may effectively add leverage to the Fund's portfolio because, in addition to its total net assets, the Fund would be subject to investment exposure on the notional amount of the swap.

Total return swap agreements are subject to the risk that a counterparty will default on its payment obligations to the Fund thereunder, and conversely, that the Fund will not be able to meet its obligation to the counterparty. Generally, the Fund will enter into total return swaps on a net basis (i.e., the two payment streams are netted against one another with the Fund receiving or paying, as the case may be, only the net amount of the two payments). The net amount of the excess, if any, of the Fund's obligations over its entitlements with respect to each total return swap will be accrued on a daily basis, and an amount of liquid assets having an aggregate net asset value at least equal to the accrued excess will be segregated by the Fund. If the total return swap transaction is entered into on other than a net basis, the full amount of the Fund's obligations will be accrued on a daily basis, and the full amount of the Fund's obligations will be segregated by the Fund in an amount equal to or greater than the market value of the liabilities under the total return swap agreement or the amount it would have cost the Fund initially to make an equivalent direct investment, plus or minus any amount the Fund is obligated to pay or is to receive under the total return swap agreement.

Variance, Volatility and Correlation Swap Agreements. Variance and volatility swaps are contracts that provide exposure to increases or decreases in the volatility of certain referenced assets. Correlation swaps are contracts that provide exposure to increases or decreases in the correlation between the prices of different assets or different market rates.

PERMITTED INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES AND CERTAIN ASSOCIATED RISKS

Set forth below are descriptions of permitted investment activities for the Fund and certain of its associated risks. The activities are organized into various categories. To the extent that an activity overlaps two or more categories, the activity is referenced only once in this section. The Fund is subject to the limitations as described in this section and elsewhere in this SAI and/or the Prospectus(es). The Fund does not necessarily participate in all of the investment activities described below. For purposes of monitoring the investment policies and restrictions of the Fund (with the exception of the loans of portfolio securities policy described below), the amount of any securities lending collateral held by the Fund will be excluded in calculating total assets. Unless otherwise noted or required by applicable law, the percentage limitations and qualitative investment policies included in this SAI or the Prospectus apply at the time of purchase of a security. To the extent a security type is described in this SAI that is not referenced in the Prospectus(es), the Fund under normal circumstances will not invest more than 15% of its assets in the security type unless otherwise specified.

The Prospectus(es) identify and summarize the types of securities and assets in which the Fund may invest as part of its principal investment strategies, and the principal risks associated with such investments. This SAI identifies and summarizes other types of securities and assets in which the Fund may invest, each of which is subject to the same kinds of risks as are described in the Prospectus(es). Certain additional risks associated with each type of investment are identified and described below.

DEBT SECURITIES

Bank Obligations

Bank obligations include certificates of deposit, time deposits, bankers' acceptances and other short-term obligations of domestic banks, foreign subsidiaries of domestic banks, foreign branches of domestic banks, domestic and foreign branches of foreign banks, domestic savings and loan associations and other banking institutions. With respect to such obligations issued by foreign branches of domestic banks, foreign subsidiaries of domestic banks, and domestic and foreign branches of foreign banks, the Fund may be subject to additional investment risks that are different in some respects from those incurred by the Fund that invests only in debt obligations of domestic issuers. Such risks include possible future political, regulatory or economic developments, the possible imposition of foreign withholding and other taxes (at potentially confiscatory levels) on amounts realized on such obligations, the possible establishment of exchange controls or the adoption of other foreign governmental restrictions that might adversely affect the payment of principal and interest on these obligations and the possible seizure or nationalization of foreign deposits. In addition, foreign branches of U.S. banks and foreign banks may be subject to less stringent reserve requirements and to different regulatory, accounting, auditing, reporting and recordkeeping standards than those applicable to domestic branches of U.S. banks.

Certificates of deposit are negotiable certificates evidencing the obligation of a bank to repay funds deposited with it for a specified period of time.

Time deposits are non-negotiable deposits maintained in a banking institution for a specified period of time at a stated interest rate. Time deposits that may be held by the Fund will not benefit from insurance from the Bank Insurance Fund or the Savings Association Insurance Fund administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"). Bankers' acceptances are credit instruments evidencing the obligation of a bank to pay a draft drawn on it by a customer. These instruments reflect the obligation both of the bank and of the drawer to pay the face amount of the instrument upon maturity. The other short-term obligations may include uninsured, direct obligations, bearing fixed, floating or variable interest rates.

Commercial Paper

Commercial paper (including variable amount master demand notes, see "Floating and Variable Rate Obligations" below), refers to short-term, unsecured promissory notes issued by corporations to finance short-term credit needs. Commercial paper is usually sold on a discount basis and typically has a maturity at the time of issuance not exceeding nine months. Variable amount master demand notes are demand obligations which permit the investment of fluctuating amounts at varying market rates of interest pursuant to arrangements between the issuer and a commercial bank acting as agent for the payee of such notes whereby both parties have the right to vary the amount of the outstanding indebtedness on the notes.

Asset-Backed Commercial Paper. Securities that are issued from commercial paper conduits are called asset-backed commercial paper securities. Credit support for such securities falls into two categories: liquidity protection and protection against ultimate default under the underlying assets. Liquidity protection refers to the provision of advances, generally by the entity administering the pool of assets, to ensure that scheduled payments on the securities or underlying pool are made in a timely fashion. Protection against ultimate default ensures payment on at least a portion of the assets in the pool. This protection may be provided through guarantees, insurance policies or letters of credit obtained from third parties, through various means of structuring the transaction, such as by issuing senior and subordinated instruments or through a combination of these approaches. The degree of credit support provided on each issue is based generally on historical information relating to the level of credit risk associated with the payments. Delinquency or loss that exceeds the anticipated amount or a downgrade or loss of credit support could adversely impact the value of or return on an investment in an asset-backed commercial paper security.

Commercial paper is also subject to the risks generally associated with debt securities discussed elsewhere in this SAI and the Prospectus(es).

Convertible Securities

A convertible security is generally a debt obligation or preferred stock that may be converted within a specified period of time into a certain amount of common stock of the same or a different issuer. A convertible security provides a fixed-income stream and the opportunity, through its conversion feature, to participate in the capital appreciation resulting from a market price advance in its underlying common stock. As with a straight fixed-income security, a convertible security tends to increase in market value when interest rates decline and decrease in value when interest rates rise. Like a common stock, the value of a convertible security also tends to increase as the market value of the underlying stock rises, and it tends to decrease as the market value of the underlying stock declines. Because its value can be influenced by both interest-rate and market movements, a convertible security tends not to be as sensitive to interest rates as a similar fixed-income security, and tends not to be as sensitive to changes in share price as its underlying stock.

Investing in convertible securities is subject to certain risks in addition to those generally associated with debt securities discussed elsewhere in this SAI and the Prospectus(es). Certain convertible securities, particularly securities that are convertible into securities of an issuer other than the issuer of the convertible security, may be or become illiquid and, therefore, may be more difficult to resell in a timely fashion or for a fair price, which could result in investment losses.

The creditworthiness of the issuer of a convertible security is important because the holder of a convertible security will have recourse only to the issuer. In addition, a convertible security may be subject to conversion or redemption by the issuer, but only after a specified date and under circumstances established at the time the security is issued. This feature may require a holder to convert the security into the underlying common stock, even if the value of the underlying common stock has declined substantially. In addition, companies that issue convertible securities frequently are small- and mid-capitalization companies and, accordingly, carry the risks associated with investments in such companies.

While the Fund uses the same criteria to evaluate the credit quality of a convertible debt security that it would use for a more conventional debt security, a convertible preferred stock is treated like a preferred stock for the Fund's credit evaluation, as well as financial reporting and investment limitation purposes. Preferred stock is subordinated to all debt obligations in the event of insolvency, and an issuer's failure to make a dividend payment is generally not an event of default entitling the preferred shareholders to take action. Preferred stock generally has no maturity date, so its market value is dependent on the issuer's business prospects for an indefinite period of time. In addition, distributions on preferred stock generally are taxable as dividend income, rather than interest payments, for federal income tax purposes.

Custodial Receipts for Treasury Securities

These securities are typically represented by participations in trusts that hold U.S. Treasury securities, such as Treasury Investors Growth Receipts and Certificates of Accrual on Treasury Securities, or other obligations where the trust participations evidence ownership in either the future interest payments or the future principal payments on the obligations. These participations are normally issued at a discount to their "face value," and can exhibit greater price volatility than ordinary debt securities because of the way in which their principal and interest are returned to investors.

Dollar Roll Transactions

Dollar roll transactions are transactions wherein the Fund sells fixed-income securities, typically mortgage-backed securities,and makes a commitment to purchase similar, but not identical, securities at a later date from the same party. Like a forward commitment, during the roll period no payment is made for the securities purchased and no interest or principal payments on the security accrue to the purchaser, but the Fund assumes the risk of ownership. The Fund is compensated for entering into dollar roll transactions by the difference between the current sales price and the forward price for the future purchase, as well as by the interest earned on the cash proceeds of the initial sale. Like other when-issued securities or firm commitment agreements, dollar roll transactions involve the risk that the market value of the securities sold by the Fund may decline below the price at which the Fund is committed to purchase similar securities. In the event the buyer of securities from the Fund under a dollar roll transaction becomes insolvent, the Fund's use of the proceeds of the transaction may be restricted pending a determination by the other party, or its trustee or receiver, whether to enforce the Fund's obligation to repurchase the securities. The Fund will engage in dollar roll transactions for the purpose of acquiring securities for its portfolio and not for investment leverage.

Floating- and Variable-Rate Obligations

Floating- and variable-rate obligations include obligations such as demand notes and bonds. Variable-rate demand notes include master demand notes that are obligations that permit the Fund to invest fluctuating amounts, which may change daily without penalty, pursuant to direct arrangements between the Fund, as lender, and the borrower. The interest rate on a floating-rate demand obligation is based on a referenced lending rate, such as a bank's prime rate, and is adjusted automatically each time such rate is adjusted. The interest rate on a variable-rate demand obligation is adjusted automatically at specified intervals. The issuer of such obligations ordinarily has a right, after a given period, to prepay at its discretion the outstanding principal amount of the obligations plus accrued interest upon a specified number of days notice to the holders of such obligations. Frequently, such obligations are secured by letters of credit or other credit support arrangements provided by banks.

There generally is no established secondary market for these obligations because they are direct lending arrangements between the lender and borrower. Accordingly, where these obligations are not secured by letters of credit or other credit support arrangements, the Fund is dependent on the ability of the borrower to pay principal and interest on demand. Such obligations frequently are not rated by credit rating agencies and the Fund may invest in obligations which are not so rated only if the adviser determines that at the time of investment the obligations are of comparable quality to the other obligations in which such Fund may invest. The adviser, on behalf of the Fund, monitors the creditworthiness of the issuers of the floating- and variable-rate demand obligations in such Fund's portfolio. Floating- and variable-rate instruments are subject to interest-rate and credit risks and other risks generally associated with debt securities. The floating- and variable-rate instruments that the Fund may purchase include certificates of participation in such instruments.

Letters of Credit

Certain of the debt obligations (including certificates of participation, commercial paper and other short-term obligations) which a Fund may purchase may be backed by an unconditional and irrevocable letter of credit of a bank, savings and loan association or insurance company which assumes the obligation for payment of principal and interest in the event of default by the issuer. Only banks, savings banks and insurance companies which, in the opinion of the adviser, are of comparable quality to issuers of other permitted investments of the Fund, may be used for letter of credit-backed investments.

Loan Participations

A loan participation gives the Fund an undivided proportionate interest in a loan or instrument originated by a bank or other institution. Loan participations may carry a demand feature permitting the holder to tender the interests back to the bank or other institution. Loan participations, however, typically do not provide the Fund with any right to enforce compliance by the borrower, nor any rights of set-off against the borrower, and the Fund may not directly benefit from any collateral supporting the loan in which it purchased a loan participation. As a result, the Fund assumes the credit risk of both the borrower and the lender that is selling the loan participation.

Money Market Instruments

Investments in the following types of high-quality money market instruments are permitted: (i) U.S. Government obligations; (ii) negotiable certificates of deposit, bankers' acceptances and fixed time deposits and other obligations of domestic banks (including foreign branches) that have more than $1 billion in total assets at the time of investment and are members of the Federal Reserve System or are examined by the Comptroller of the Currency or whose deposits are insured by the FDIC; (iii) commercial paper; and (iv) repurchase agreements. The Fund also may invest in short-term U.S. dollar-denominated obligations of foreign banks (including U.S. branches) that at the time of investment: (i) have more than $10 billion, or the equivalent in other currencies, in total assets; and (ii) in the opinion of the adviser, are of comparable quality to obligations of U.S. banks which may be purchased by the Fund.

Synthetic Convertible Securities

"Synthetic" convertible securities, are derivative positions composed of two or more different securities whose investment characteristics, taken together, resemble those of convertible securities. For example, a Fund may purchase a non-convertible debt security and a warrant or option, which enables a Fund to have a convertible-like position with respect to a company, group of companies or stock index. Synthetic convertible securities are typically offered by financial institutions and investment banks in private placement transactions. Upon conversion, a Fund generally receives an amount in cash equal to the difference between the conversion price and the then current value of the underlying security. Unlike a true convertible security, a synthetic convertible comprises two or more separate securities, each with its own market value. Therefore, the market value of a synthetic convertible is the sum of the values of its fixed-income component and its convertible component. For this reason, the values of a synthetic convertible and a true convertible security may respond differently to market fluctuations. A Fund only invests in synthetic convertibles with respect to companies whose corporate debt securities are rated "A" or higher by Moody's or S&P and will not invest more than 15% of its net assets in such synthetic securities and other illiquid securities.

Unrated Investments

The Fund may purchase instruments that are not rated if, in the opinion of the adviser, such obligations are of investment quality comparable to other rated investments that are permitted to be purchased by such Fund. After purchase by a Fund, a security may cease to be rated or its rating may be reduced below the minimum required for purchase by such Funds. Neither event will require a sale of such security by the Fund. To the extent the ratings given by Moody's, Fitch, or S&P may change as a result of changes in such organizations or their rating systems, the Fund will attempt to use comparable ratings as standards for investments in accordance with the investment policies contained in its Prospectus and in this SAI. The ratings of Moody's, Fitch, and S&P are more fully described in the Appendix to this SAI.

U.S. Government Obligations

U.S. Government obligations include securities issued by the U.S. Treasury, U.S. Government agencies or U.S. Government-sponsored entities. While U.S. Treasury obligations are backed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. Government, securities issued by U.S. Government agencies or government-sponsored entities may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), a wholly owned U.S. Government corporation, is authorized to guarantee, with the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, the timely payment of principal and interest on securities issued by institutions approved by GNMA and backed by pools of mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs. U.S. Government agencies or government-sponsored entities (i.e. not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government) include the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC). Pass-through securities issued by FNMA are guaranteed as to timely payment of principal and interest by FNMA but are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. FHLMC guarantees the timely payment of interest and ultimate collection or scheduled payment of principal, but its participation certificates are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. If a government-sponsored entity is unable to meet its obligations, the performance of the Fund that holds securities of the entity will be adversely impacted. U.S. Government obligations are subject to low but varying degrees of credit risk, and are still subject to interest rate and market risk.

EQUITY SECURITIES

The following equity securities may be purchased by the Fund to the extent such purchase is consistent with the Fund's investment objective and strategies.

Initial Public Offerings

Smaller companies may offer initial public offerings which typically have additional risks including more limited product lines, markets and financial resources than larger, more seasoned companies and their securities may trade less frequently and in more limited volume than those of larger, more mature companies.

Preferred Stock

Preferred stocks represent an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pay dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bond take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred securities and common stock.

Smaller Company Securities

Investments in smaller capitalization companies carry greater risk than investments in larger capitalization companies. Smaller capitalization companies generally experience higher growth rates and higher failure rates than do larger capitalization companies; and the trading volume of smaller capitalization companies' securities is normally lower than that of larger capitalization companies and, consequently, generally has a disproportionate effect on market price (tending to make prices rise more in response to buying demand and fall more in response to selling pressure).

Securities owned by a Fund that are traded in the over-the-counter market or on a regional securities exchange may not be traded every day or in the volume typical of securities trading on a national securities exchange. As a result, disposition by a Fund of a portfolio security, to meet redemption requests by other investors or otherwise, may require the Fund to sell these securities at a discount from market prices, to sell during periods when disposition is not desirable, or to make many small sales over a lengthy period of time.

Investments in smaller, less seasoned issuers generally carry greater risk than is customarily associated with larger, more seasoned companies. Such issuers often have products and management personnel that have not been tested by time or the marketplace and their financial resources may not be as substantial as those of more established companies. Their securities (which a Fund may purchase when they are offered to the public for the first time) may have a limited trading market that can adversely affect their sale by a Fund and can result in such securities being priced lower than otherwise might be the case. If other institutional investors were to engage in trading this type of security, a Fund may be forced to dispose of its holdings in this type of security at prices lower than might otherwise be obtained in the absence of institutional trading in such security.

FOREIGN SECURITIES AND CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Emerging Market Securities

The Fund considers countries with emerging markets to be those defined in each Fund's prospectus. Examples of countries that are commonly considered to have emerging markets include, but are not limited to, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey. The Fund considers emerging market securities to be securities: (i) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office, or both, as determined in the adviser's reasonable discretion, in an emerging market country; or (ii) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is an emerging market country.

Equity securities of emerging market issuers may include common stock, preferred stocks (including convertible preferred stocks) and warrants, bonds, notes and debentures convertible into common or preferred stock, equity interests in foreign investment funds or trusts and real estate investment trust ("REIT") securities. The Funds may invest in American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs"), Canadian Depositary Receipts ("CDRs"), European Depositary Receipts ("EDRs"), Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") and International Depositary Receipts ("IDRs") of such issuers.

There are special risks involved in investing in emerging-market countries. Many investments in emerging markets can be considered speculative, and their prices can be much more volatile than in the more developed nations of the world. This difference reflects the greater uncertainties of investing in less established markets and economies. The financial markets of emerging markets countries are generally less well capitalized and thus securities of issuers based in such countries may be less liquid. Most are heavily dependent on international trade, and some are especially vulnerable to recessions in other countries. Many of these countries are also sensitive to world commodity prices. Some countries may still have obsolete financial systems, economic problems or archaic legal systems. The currencies of certain emerging market countries, and therefore the value of securities denominated in such currencies, may be more volatile than currencies of developed countries. In addition, many of these nations are experiencing political and social uncertainties.

Furthermore, with respect to certain foreign countries, taxes may be withheld at the source under foreign tax laws, and there is a possibility of expropriation or potentially confiscatory levels of taxation, political, social and monetary instability or diplomatic developments that could adversely affect investments in, the liquidity of, and the ability to enforce contractual obligations with respect to, securities of issuers located in those countries. Amounts realized on foreign securities in which a Fund may invest may be subject to foreign withholding or other taxes that could reduce the return on these securities. Applicable tax treaties between the United States and foreign countries, however, may reduce or eliminate the amount of foreign taxes to which the Fund would otherwise be subject.

Foreign Obligations and Securities

The Fund considers equity securities of foreign issuers (or foreign securities) to be equity securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in the adviser's reasonable discretion, in a country, other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. Foreign company stocks may lose value or be more difficult to trade as a result of adverse changes in currency exchange rates or other developments in the issuer's home country. Concentrated investment by the Fund in any single country, especially a less developed country, would make such Fund's value more sensitive to economic, currency and regulatory changes within that country.

Investments in foreign obligations and securities include high-quality, short-term debt obligations of foreign issuers, including foreign branches of U.S. banks, U.S. branches of foreign banks, and short-term debt obligations of foreign governmental agencies and foreign companies that are denominated in and pay interest in U.S. dollars. Investments in foreign obligations involve certain considerations that are not typically associated with investing in domestic obligations. There may be less publicly available information about a foreign issuer than about a domestic issuer and the available information may be less reliable. Foreign issuers also are not generally subject to the same accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards or governmental supervision as domestic issuers. In addition, with respect to certain foreign countries, taxes may be withheld at the source under foreign tax laws, and there is a possibility of expropriation or potentially confiscatory levels of taxation, political or social instability or diplomatic developments that could adversely affect investments in, the liquidity of, and the ability to enforce contractual obligations with respect to, obligations of issuers located in those countries. Amounts realized on certain foreign securities in which the Fund may invest may be subject to foreign withholding or other taxes that could reduce the return on these securities. Tax treaties between the United States and foreign countries, however, may reduce or eliminate the amount of foreign taxes to which the Fund would otherwise be subject.

Foreign securities include, among others, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and similar investments, including Canadian Depositary Receipts (CDRs), European Depositary Receipts (EDRs), Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), and International Depositary Receipts (IDRs). ADRs, CDRs, EDRs, GDRs, and IDRs are depositary receipts for foreign company stocks issued by a bank and held in trust at that bank, and which entitle the owner of such depositary receipts to any capital gains or dividends from the foreign company stocks underlying the depositary receipts. These securities may not necessarily be denominated in the samecurrency as the securities into which they may be converted. ADRs (sponsored or unsponsored) are receipts typically issued by a U.S. bank or trust company and traded on a U.S. stock exchange, and CDRs are receipts typically issued by a Canadian bank or trust company that evidence ownership of underlying foreign securities. Issuers of unsponsored ADRs are not contractually obligated to disclose material information in the U.S. and, therefore, such information may not correlate to the market value of the unsponsored ADR. EDRs and IDRs are receipts typically issued by European banks and trust companies, and GDRs are receipts issued by either a U.S. or non-U.S. banking institution, that evidence ownership of the underlying foreign securities. Generally, ADRs in registered form are designed for use in U.S. securities markets and EDRs and IDRs in bearer form are designed primarily for use in Europe.

Foreign securities also include securities denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar and may temporarily hold funds in bank deposits or other money market investments denominated in foreign currencies. Therefore, the Fund may be affected favorably or unfavorably by exchange control regulations or changes in the exchange rate between such currencies and the dollar.

Because the Fund may invest in securities denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar and may temporarily hold funds in bank deposits or other money market investments denominated in foreign currencies, it may be affected favorably or unfavorably by exchange control regulations or changes in the exchange rate between such currencies and the dollar. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates influence values within the Fund from the perspective of U.S. investors. The rate of exchange between the U.S. dollar and other currencies is determined by a wide range of political and economic factors, including the forces of supply and demand in the foreign exchange markets. The international balance of payments and other economic and financial conditions, government intervention and stability, speculation and other factors also affect exchange rates.

The Fund may engage in foreign currency transactions in order to hedge its portfolio and to protect it against possible variations in foreign exchange rates pending the settlement of securities transactions. If a fall in exchange rates for a particular currency is anticipated, the Fund may enter into a forward contract to protect against a decrease in the price of securities denominated in a particular currency the Fund intends to purchase. If it is anticipated that exchange rates will rise, the Fund may enter into a forward contract to protect against an increase in the price of securities denominated in a particular currency the Fund intends to purchase. These forward contracts will be used only as a hedge against anticipated currency rate changes. Although such contracts are intended to minimize the risk of loss due to a decline in the value of the hedged currency, at the same time, they tend to limit any potential gain which might result should the value of such currency increase.

Foreign currency transactions, such as forward foreign currency exchange contracts, are contracts for the future delivery of a specified currency at a specified time and at a specified price. These transactions differ from futures contracts in that they are usually conducted on a principal basis instead of through an exchange, and therefore there are no brokerage fees, margin deposits are negotiated between the parties, and the contracts are settled through different procedures. The Adviser considers on an ongoing basis the creditworthiness of the institutions with which the Fund enters into foreign currency transactions.

The use of foreign currency transactions involves the risk of imperfect correlation between movements in futures prices and movements in the price of currencies which are the subject of the hedge. The successful use of foreign currency transactions strategies also depends on the ability of the adviser to correctly forecast interest rate movements, currency rate movements and general stock market price movements. There can be no assurance that the adviser's judgment will be accurate. The use of foreign currency transactions also exposes the Fund to the general risks of investing in futures contracts, including: the risk of an illiquid market for the foreign currency transactions and the risk of adverse regulatory actions. Any of these events may cause the Fund to be unable to hedge its securities, and may cause a Fund to lose money on its investments in foreign currency transactions. The Fund will either cover a position in such a transaction or maintain, in a segregated account with their custodian bank, cash or high-grade marketable money market securities having an aggregate value equal to the amount of any such commitment until payment is made.

Participation Notes

The Funds may purchase participation notes, also known as participation certificates. Participation notes are issued by banks or broker-dealers and are designed to replicate the performance of foreign companies or foreign securities markets and can be used by a Fund as an alternative means to access the securities market of a country. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to transaction costs and other expenses. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. There can be no assurance that the trading price of participation notes will equal the underlying value of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. Participation notes are generally traded over-the-counter. Participation notes are subject to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the broker-dealer or bank that issues them will not fulfill its contractual obligation to complete the transaction with the Fund. Participation notes constitute general unsecured contractual obligations of the banks or broker-dealers that issue them, the counterparty, and the Fund is relying on the creditworthiness of such counterparty and has no rights under a participation note against the issuer of the underlying security. Participation notes involve transaction cost. Participation notes may be illiquid and therefore subject to the Fund's percentage limitation for investments in illiquid securities. Participation notes offer a return linked to a particular underlying equity, debt or currency.

For temporary defensive purposes, the Funds may invest in fixed-income securities of non-U.S. governmental and private issuers. Such investments may include bonds, notes, debentures and other similar debt securities, including convertible securities.

OTHER INVESTMENTS AND TECHNIQUES

Borrowing

Money may be borrowed for temporary or emergency purposes, including the meeting of redemption requests. Borrowing involves special risk considerations. Interest costs on borrowings may fluctuate with changing market rates of interest and may partially offset or exceed the return earned on borrowed funds (or on the assets that were retained rather than sold to meet the needs for which funds were borrowed). Under adverse market conditions, a Fund might have to sell portfolio securities to meet interest or principal payments at a time when investment considerations would not favor such sales. Reverse repurchase agreements, dollar roll transactions and other similar investments that involve a form of leverage have characteristics similar to borrowings, but are not considered borrowings if the Fund maintains a segregated account.

Closed-End Investment Companies

The Fund may invest in the securities of closed-end investment companies that invest primarily in foreign securities. Because of restrictions on direct investment by U.S. entities in certain countries, other investment companies may provide the most practical or only way for the Fund to invest in certain markets.

The Fund will invest in such companies when, in the adviser's judgment, the potential benefits of the investment justify the payment of any applicable premium or sales charge. Other investment companies incur their own fees and expenses.

Forward Commitments, When-Issued and Delayed-Delivery Transactions

Securities may be purchased or sold on a when-issued or delayed-delivery basis and contracts to purchase or sell securities for a fixed price at a future date beyond customary settlement time may also be made. Delivery and payment on such transactions normally take place within 120 days after the date of the commitment to purchase. Securities purchased or sold on a when-issued, delayed-delivery or forward commitment basis involve a risk of loss if the value of the security to be purchased declines, or the value of the security to be sold increases, before the settlement date.

The Fund has a segregated account in which they may maintain cash, U.S. Government obligations or other high-quality debt instruments in an amount at least equal in value to the Fund's commitments to purchase when-issued securities. If the value of these assets declines, the Fund will place additional liquid assets in the account on a daily basis so that the value of the assets in the account is at least equal to the amount of such commitments.

Illiquid Securities

Securities not registered under the 1933 Act, and other securities subject to legal or other restrictions on resale may be less liquid than other investments and may be difficult to sell promptly at an acceptable price. Delay or difficulty in selling securities may result in a loss or be costly to the Fund. The Fund may not invest or hold more than 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities.

Loans of Portfolio Securities

Portfolio securities of a Fund may be loaned pursuant to guidelines approved by the Board to brokers, dealers and financial institutions, provided: (i) the loan is secured continuously by collateral consisting of cash, securities of the U.S. Government, its agencies or instrumentalities, or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank organized under the laws of the United States, organized under the laws of a state, or a foreign bank that has filed an agreement with the Federal Reserve Board to comply with the same rules and regulations applicable to U.S. banks in securities credit transactions, initially in an amount at least equal to 100% of the value of the loaned securities (which includes any accrued interest or dividends), with the borrower being obligated, under certain circumstances, to post additional collateral on a daily marked-to-market basis, all as described in further detail in the following paragraph; although the loans may not be fully supported at all times if, for example, the instruments in which cash collateral is invested decline in value or the borrower fails to provide additional collateral when required in a timely manner or at all; (ii) the Fund may at any time terminate the loan and request the return of the loaned securities upon sufficient prior notification; (iii) the Fund will receive any interest or distributions paid on the loaned securities; and (iv) the aggregate market value of loaned securities will not at any time exceed the limits established under the 1940 Act.

The following provides additional detail on the requirement described in (i) above. The market value of the collateral delivered in connection with a securities loan must be equal to at least 102% of the market value of any domestic securities loaned or 105% of the market value of any foreign securities loaned. The loaned securities are marked to market on a daily basis, and additional collateral is required to be paid to maintain coverage equal to at least 102% of the market value of domestic securities loaned, and at least 105% of the market value of foreign securities loaned, without taking into account any increase or decrease in the value of instruments in which cash collateral is invested. For loans of U.S. Government Securities, the initial collateral required is 102% of the market value of the loaned securities, but additional collateral is required only if the market value of the loaned securities increases such that the collateral coverage (without taking into account any increase or decrease in the value of instruments in which the cash collateral is invested) falls below 100% of the market value of the loaned securities.

For lending its securities, a Fund will earn either a fee payable by the borrower (on loans that are collateralized by U.S. Government securities or a letter of credit) or the income on instruments purchased with cash collateral (after payment of a rebate fee to the borrower and a portion of the investment revenue to the securities lending agent). Cash collateral is invested on behalf of the Funds by the Funds' adviser in U.S. dollar-denominated short-term money market instruments that are permissible investments for the Fund and that, at the time of investment, are considered high-quality. Currently, cash collateral generated from securities lending is invested in shares of Wells Fargo Securities Lending Cash Investments, LLC (the "Cash Collateral Fund"). The Cash Collateral Fund is a Delaware limited liability company that is exempt from registration under the 1940 Act. The Cash Collateral Fund is managed by Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC ("Funds Management") and is sub-advised by Wells Capital Management Incorporated ("Wells Capital Management"). The Cash Collateral Fund is required to comply with the credit quality, maturity and other limitations set forth in Rule 2a-7 under the 1940 Act. The Cash Collateral Fund seeks to provide preservation of principal and daily liquidity by investing in high-quality, U.S. dollar-denominated short-term money market instruments. The Cash Collateral Fund may invest in securities with fixed, variable, or floating rates of interest. The Cash Collateral Fund seeks to maintain a stable price per share of $1.00, although there is no guarantee that this will be achieved. Income on shares of the Cash Collateral Fund is reinvested in shares of the Cash Collateral Fund. The investments of the Cash Collateral Fund are valued at amortized cost. The net asset value of a Fund will be affected by an increase or decrease in the value of the securities loaned by it, and by an increase or decrease in the value of instruments purchased with cash collateral received by it. Thus, the current net asset value of each Fund reflects the current valuations assigned to shares of the Cash Collateral Fund held on behalf of such Fund.

Loans of securities involve a risk that the borrower may fail to return the securities when due or when recalled by a Fund or may fail to provide additional collateral when required. In either case, a Fund could experience delays in recovering securities or could lose all or part of the value of the loaned securities. Although voting rights, or rights to consent, attendant to securities on loan pass to the borrower, loans may be recalled at any time and generally will be recalled if a material event affecting the investment is expected to be presented to a shareholder vote, so that the securities may be voted by the Fund.

Each lending Fund pays a portion of the income (net of rebate fees) or fees earned by it from securities lending to a securities lending agent. Goldman Sachs Bank USA, an unaffiliated third party doing business as Goldman Sachs Agency Lending, currently acts as securities lending agent for the Funds, subject to the overall supervision of the Funds' adviser.

Other Investment Companies

A Fund may invest in shares of other open-end and closed-end management investment companies up to the limits prescribed in Section 12(d) under the 1940 Act, subject to the fund's non-fundamental investment policies. Currently, under the 1940 Act, a fund that invests directly in a portfolio of securities is limited to, subject to certain exceptions: (i) 3% of the total voting stock of any one investment company; (ii) 5% of such fund's total assets with respect to any one investment company; and (iii) 10% of such fund's total assets.

Other investment companies in which the Fund invests can be expected to charge fees for operating expenses, such as investment advisory and administration fees, that would be in addition to those charged by the Fund. Other investment companies may include exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), which are shares of publicly traded unit investment trusts, open-end funds or depositary receipts that seek to track the performance of specific indexes or companies in related industries. ETFs generally are subject to the same risks as the underlying securities the ETFs are designed to track and to the risks of the specific sector or industry tracked by the ETF. ETFs also are subject to the risk that their prices may not totally correlate to the prices of the underlying securities the ETFs are designed to track and the risk of possible trading halts due to market conditions or for other reasons. Although ETFs that track broad market indexes are typically large and their shares are fairly liquid, ETFs that track more specific indexes tend to be newer and smaller, and all ETFs have limited redemption features. Pursuant to certain exemptive relief granted by the SEC, the Fund's investments in certain ETFs may exceed certain of the limits described above.

Under the 1940 Act and rules and regulations thereunder, a Fund may purchase shares of other affiliated Funds, including the money market Funds, subject to certain conditions. Investing in affiliated Funds may present certain actual or potential conflicts of interest.

iShares. iShares Trust and iShares, Inc. ("iShares") are registered investment companies that consist of numerous separate series (each, an "iShares Fund"), each of which seeks investment results similar to the performance of a single stock market or of a group of stock markets in a single geographic location. iShares combine characteristics of stocks with those of index funds. Like stocks, iShares are liquid and can be traded in any number of shares; like index funds, they provide diversification and market tracking. iShares trade on the American Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange in the same way as shares of a publicly held company.

Private Placement and Other Restricted Securities

Private placement securities are not registered under the 1933 Act. Private placements often may offer attractive opportunities for investment not otherwise available on the open market. However, private placement and other "restricted" securities typically cannot be resold without registration under the 1933 Act or the availability of an exemption from registration (such as Rules 144 or 144A (a "Rule 144A Security")), and may not be readily marketable.

Private placement and other restricted securities typically may be resold only to qualified institutional buyers, or in a privately negotiated transaction, or to a limited number of purchasers, or in limited quantities after they have been held for a specified period of time and other conditions are met for an exemption from registration. Investing in private placement and other restricted securities is subject to certain additional risks. They may be considered illiquid securities as they typically are subject to restrictions on resale as a matter of contract or under federal securities laws. Because there may be relatively few potential purchasers for such securities, especially under adverse market or economic conditions or in the event of adverse changes in the financial condition of the issuer, a Fund could find it more difficult to sell such securities when it may be advisable to do so or it may be able to sell such securities only at prices lower than if such securities were more widely held and traded. At times, it also may be more difficult to determine the fair value of such securities for purposes of computing a Fund's net asset value due to the absence of an active trading market. Delay or difficulty in selling such securities may result in a loss to a Fund. Restricted securities, including Rule 144A Securities, that are "illiquid" are subject to a Fund's policy of not investing or holding more than 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities. The adviser will evaluate the liquidity characteristics of each Rule 144A Security proposed for purchase by a Fund on a case-by-case basis and will consider the following factors, among others, in its evaluation: (i) the frequency of trades and quotes for the Rule 144A Security; (ii) the number of dealers willing to purchase or sell the Rule 144A Security and the number of other potential purchasers; (iii) dealer undertakings to make a market in the Rule 144A Security; and (iv) the nature of the Rule 144A Security and the nature of the marketplace trades (e.g., the time needed to dispose of the Rule 144A Security, the method of soliciting offers and the mechanics of transfer). The adviser will apply a similar process to evaluating the liquidity characteristics of other restricted securities. There can be no assurance that a restricted security that is deemed to be liquid when purchased will continue to be liquid for as long as it is held by a Fund.

Repurchase Agreements

Repurchase agreements are agreements wherein the seller of a security to a Fund agrees to repurchase that security from a Fund at a mutually agreed upon time and price. All repurchase agreements will be fully "collateralized," as defined under the 1940 Act. A Fund may enter into repurchase agreements only with respect to securities that could otherwise be purchased by such Fund. The maturities of the underlying securities in a repurchase agreement transaction may be greater than twelve months, although the maximum term of a repurchase agreement will always be less than twelve months. Repurchase agreements generally are subject to counterparty risk. If the seller defaults and the value of the underlying securities has declined, a Fund may incur a loss. In addition, if bankruptcy proceedings are commenced with respect to the seller of the security, a Fund's disposition of the underlying securities may be delayed or limited.

A Fund may not enter into a repurchase agreement with a maturity of more than seven days, if, as a result, more than 15% of the market value of such Fund's net assets would be invested in repurchase agreements with maturities of more than seven days, and other illiquid securities. A Fund will only enter into repurchase agreements with broker-dealers and commercial banks that meet guidelines established by the Board and that are not affiliated with the Fund's adviser. The Funds may participate in pooled repurchase agreement transactions with other funds advised by the adviser.

Reverse Repurchase Agreements

A reverse repurchase agreement is an agreement under which a Fund sells a portfolio security and agrees to repurchase it at an agreed-upon date and price. At the time a Fund enters into a reverse repurchase agreement, it will place in a segregated custodial account liquid assets such as U.S. Government securities or other liquid high-grade debt securities having a value equal to or greater than the repurchase price (including accrued interest) and will subsequently monitor the account to ensure that such value is maintained. Reverse repurchase agreements involve the risk that the market value of the securities sold by a Fund may decline below the price at which a Fund is obligated to repurchase the securities. In the event the buyer of securities under a reverse repurchase agreement files for bankruptcy or becomes insolvent, a Fund's use of proceeds of the agreement may be restricted pending a determination by the other party, or its trustee or receiver, whether to enforce a Fund's obligation to repurchase the securities. Reverse repurchase agreements may be viewed as a form of borrowing.

Short Sales

A short sale is a transaction in which a Fund sells a security it does not own in anticipation of a decline in market price. When a Fund makes a short sale, the proceeds it receives are retained by the broker until a Fund replaces the borrowed security. In order to deliver the security to the buyer, a Fund must arrange through a broker to borrow the security and, in so doing, a Fund becomes obligated to replace the security borrowed at its market price at the time of replacement, whatever that price may be. Short sales "against the box" means that a Fund owns the securities, which are placed in a segregated account until the transaction is closed out, or has the right to obtain securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short. A Fund's ability to enter into short sales transactions is limited by the requirements of the 1940 Act.

Short sales by a Fund that are not made "against the box" are limited to transactions in futures and options. Such transactions create opportunities to increase a Fund's return but, at the same time, involve special risk considerations and may be considered a speculative technique. Since a Fund in effect profits from a decline in the price of the futures or options sold short without the need to invest the full purchase price of the futures or options on the date of the short sale, a Fund's NAV per share will tend to increase more when the futures or options it has sold short decrease in value, and to decrease more when the futures or options it has sold short increase in value, than would otherwise be the case if it had not engaged in such short sales. Short sales theoretically involve unlimited loss potential, as the market price of futures or options sold short may continuously increase, although a Fund may mitigate such losses by replacing the futures or options sold short before the market price has increased significantly. Under adverse market conditions, a Fund might have difficulty purchasing futures or options to meet its short sale delivery obligations, and might have to sell portfolio securities to raise the capital necessary to meet its short sale obligations at a time when fundamental investment considerations would not favor such sales.

If a Fund makes a short sale "against the box," a Fund would not immediately deliver the securities sold and would not receive the proceeds from the sale. The seller is said to have a short position in the securities sold until it delivers the securities sold, at which time it receives the proceeds of the sale. A Fund's decision to make a short sale "against the box" may be a technique to hedge against market risks when the investment manager believes that the price of a security may decline, causing a decline in the value of a security owned by the Fund or a security convertible into or exchangeable for such security. In such case, any future losses in the Fund's long position would be reduced by a gain in the short position. Short sale transactions may have adverse tax consequences to the Fund and its shareholders.

In the view of the SEC, a short sale involves the creation of a "senior security" as such term is defined under the 1940 Act, unless the sale is "against the box" and the securities sold are placed in a segregated account (not with the broker), or unless the Fund's obligation to deliver the securities sold short is "covered" by segregating (not with the broker) cash, U.S. Government securities or other liquid debt or equity securities in an amount equal to the difference between the market value of the securities sold short at the time of the short sale and any cash or securities required to be deposited as collateral with a broker in connection with the sale (not including the proceeds from the short sale), which difference is adjusted daily for changes in the value of the securities sold short. The total value of the cash and securities deposited with the broker and otherwise segregated may not at any time be less than the market value of the securities sold short at the time of the short sale.

To avoid limitations under the 1940 Act on borrowing by investment companies, all short sales by a Fund will be "against the box," or the Fund's obligation to deliver the futures or options sold short not "against the box" will be "covered" by segregating cash, U.S. Government securities or other liquid debt or equity securities in an amount equal to the market value of its delivery obligation. A Fund will not make short sales of futures or options not "against the box" or maintain a short position if doing so could create liabilities or require collateral deposits and segregation of assets aggregating more than 25% of the value of the Fund's total assets.

Warrants

Warrants are instruments, typically issued with preferred stock or bonds, that give the holder the right to purchase a given number of shares of common stock at a specified price, usually during a specified period of time. The price usually represents a premium over the applicable market value of the common stock at the time of the warrant's issuance. Warrants have no voting rights with respect to the common stock, receive no dividends and have no rights with respect to the assets of the issuer. Warrants do not pay a fixed dividend. Investments in warrants involve certain risks, including the possible lack of a liquid market for the resale of the warrants, potential price fluctuations as a result of speculation or other factors and failure of the price of the common stock to rise. A warrant becomes worthless if it is not exercised within the specified time period.

MANAGEMENT

The following information supplements, and should be read in conjunction with, the section in the Prospectus entitled "Organization and Management of the Fund."

General

The following table provides basic information about the Trustees and Officers of the Trust. Each of the Trustees and Officers listed below acts in identical capacities for the Wells Fargo Advantage family of funds which consists of, as of December 1, 2013, __ series comprising the Trust, Wells Fargo Variable Trust, Wells Fargo Master Trust and four closed-end funds (collectively the "Fund Complex" or the "Trusts"). The business address of each Trustee and Officer is 525 Market Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Each Trustee and Officer serves an indefinite term, with the Trustees subject to retirement from service as required pursuant to the Trust's retirement policy at the end of the calendar year in which a Trustee turns 75.

Information for Trustees, all of whom are not "interested" persons of the Trust, as that term is defined under the 1940 Act (each, an "Independent Trustee" and collectively, the "Independent Trustees"), appears below. In addition to the Officers listed below, the Fund has appointed an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer.

Name and Year of Birth

Position Held with Registrant/Length of Service1

Principal Occupation(s) During Past 5 Years

Other Public Company or Investment Company Directorships During Past 5 Years

INDEPENDENT TRUSTEES

Peter G. Gordon
(Born 1942)

Trustee, since 1998, Chairman since 2005

Co-Founder, Retired Chairman, President and CEO of Crystal Geyser Water Company. Trustee Emeritus, Colby College.

Asset Allocation Trust

Isaiah Harris, Jr.
(Born 1952)

Trustee, since 2009

Retired. Prior thereto, President and CEO of BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Corp. from 2005 to 2007, President and CEO of BellSouth Enterprises from 2004 to 2005 and President of BellSouth Consumer Services from 2000 to 2003. Emeritus member of the Iowa State University Foundation Board of Governors. Emeritus Member of the Advisory Board of Iowa State University School of Business. Advisory Board Member, Palm Coast Academy (charter school). Mr. Harris is a certified public accountant.

CIGNA Corporation; Deluxe Corporation; Asset Allocation Trust

Judith M. Johnson
(Born 1949)

Trustee, since 2008
Audit Committee Chairman, since 2008

Retired. Prior thereto, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund from 1996 to 2008. Ms. Johnson is an attorney, certified public accountant and a certified managerial accountant.

Asset Allocation Trust

Leroy Keith, Jr.
(Born 1939)

Trustee, since 2010

Chairman, Bloc Global Services (development and construction). Trustee of the Evergreen Funds from 1983 to 2010. Former Managing Director, Almanac Capital Management (commodities firm), former Partner, Stonington Partners, Inc. (private equity fund), former Director, Obagi Medical Products Co. and former Director, Lincoln Educational Services.

Trustee, Virtus Fund Complex (consisting of 48 portfolios as of 1/31/13); Asset Allocation Trust

David F. Larcker
(Born 1950)

Trustee, since 2009

James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Morgan Stanley Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research and Senior Faculty of The Rock Center for Corporate Governance since 2006. From 2005 to 2008, Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Prior thereto, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 2005.

Asset Allocation Trust

Olivia S. Mitchell
(Born 1953)

Trustee, since 2006

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1993. Director of Wharton's Pension Research Council and Boettner Center on Pensions & Retirement Research, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, Cornell University Professor from 1978 to 1993.

Asset Allocation Trust

Timothy J. Penny
(Born 1951)

Trustee, since 1996

President and CEO of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, a non-profit organization, since 2007 and Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum at the University of Minnesota since 1995. Member of the Board of Trustees of NorthStar Education Finance, Inc., a non-profit organization, since 2007.

Asset Allocation Trust

Michael S. Scofield
(Born 1943)

Trustee, since 2010

Served on the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors and Executive Committee from 2008-2011 as well the Governing Council of the Independent Directors Council from 2006-2011 and the Independent Directors Council Executive Committee from 2008-2011. Chairman of the IDC from 2008-2010. Institutional Investor (Fund Directions) Trustee of Year in 2007. Trustee of the Evergreen Funds (and its predecessors) from 1984 to 2010. Chairman of the Evergreen Funds from 2000-2010. Former Trustee of the Mentor Funds. Retired Attorney, Law Offices of Michael S. Scofield.

Asset Allocation Trust

Donald C. Willeke
(Born 1940)

Trustee, since 1996

Principal of the law firm of Willeke & Daniels. General Counsel of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund from 1984 until its consolidation into the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association on June 30, 2010. Director and Vice Chair of The Tree Trust (non-profit corporation). Director of the American Chestnut Foundation (non-profit corporation).

Asset Allocation Trust

Length of service dates reflect the Trustee's commencement of service with the Trust's predecessor entities, where applicable.

 

Name and Year of Birth

Position Held with Registrant/Length of Service

Principal Occupation(s) During Past 5 Years

OFFICERS

Karla M. Rabusch
(Born 1959)

President, since 2003

Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and President of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2003.

Jeremy DePalma1
(Born 1974)

Treasurer, since 2012; Assistant Treasurer, since 2009

Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2009. Senior Vice President of Evergreen Investment Management Company, LLC from 2008 to 2010. Vice President, Evergreen Investment Services, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Head of the Fund Reporting and Control Team within Fund Administration from 2005 to 2010.

Nancy Wiser2
(Born 1967)

Treasurer, since 2012

Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2011. Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at LightBox Capital Management LLC, from 2008 to 2011. Owned and operated a consulting business providing services to various hedge funds including acting as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for a hedge fund from 2007 to 2008. Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of GMN Capital LLC from 2006 to 2007.

C. David Messman
(Born 1960)

Secretary, since 2000; Chief Legal Officer, since 2003

Senior Vice President and Secretary of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2001. Vice President and Managing Counsel of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. from 1996 to 2013. Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. since 2013.

Debra Ann Early
(Born 1964)

Chief Compliance Officer, since 2007

Chief Compliance Officer of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2007. Chief Compliance Officer of Parnassus Investments from 2005 to 2007. Chief Financial Officer of Parnassus Investments from 2004 to 2007.

David Berardi
(Born 1975)

Assistant Treasurer, since 2009

Vice President of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2009. Vice President of Evergreen Investment Management Company, LLC from 2008 to 2010. Assistant Vice President of Evergreen Investment Services, Inc. from 2004 to 2008. Manager of Fund Reporting and Control for Evergreen Investment Management Company, LLC from 2004 to 2010.

Currently serves as Treasurer to the Allocation Funds, Dow Jones Target Date Funds, International Equity Funds, Large Cap Stock Funds, WealthBuilder Portfolios and the International Value Fund. Also serves as Assistant Treasurer for the remaining series of the Trust.
Currently serves as Treasurer to the CoreBuilder Shares, Equity Gateway Funds (except International Value Fund), Income Funds, Money Market Funds, Municipal Income Funds and Small to Mid Cap Stock Funds.

The Trust's Declaration of Trust does not set forth any specific qualifications to serve as a Trustee other than that no person shall stand for initial election or appointment as a Trustee if such person has already reached the age of 72. The Charter and the Statement of Governance Principles of the Governance Committee also do not set forth any specific qualifications, but do set forth certain factors that the Governance Committee may take into account in considering Trustee candidates and a process for evaluating potential conflicts of interest, which identifies certain disqualifying conflicts. All of the current Trustees are Independent Trustees. Among the attributes or skills common to all Trustees are their ability to review critically, evaluate, question and discuss information provided to them, to interact effectively with the other Trustees, Funds Management, sub-advisers, other service providers, counsel and the independent registered public accounting firm, and to exercise effective and independent business judgment in the performance of their duties as Trustees. Each Trustee's ability to perform his or her duties effectively has been attained through the Trustee's business, consulting, public service, professional and/or academic positions and through experience from service as a board member of the Trust and the other Trusts in the Fund Complex (and/or in other capacities, including for any predecessor funds), other registered investment companies, public companies, or non-profit entities or other organizations as set forth below. Each Trustee's ability to perform his or her duties effectively also has been enhanced by his or her educational background, professional training, and/or other life experiences.

Peter G. Gordon. Mr. Gordon has been a Trustee since 1998, Chairman of the Board of Trustees since 2005, Chairman of the Governance Committee since 2005, and was the Lead Independent Trustee from 2001 through 2005, with respect to all of the Trusts in the Fund Complex. He has also served as a Trustee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Governance Committee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. In addition, he has over 30 years of executive and business experience as the co-founder, and retired Chairman, President and CEO of Crystal Geyser Water Company.

Isaiah Harris, Jr. Mr. Harris has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2009 and was an Advisory Board Member from 2008 to 2009. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. He has been the Chairman of the Board of CIGNA Corporation since 2009, and has been a director of CIGNA Corporation since 2005. He also has been a director of Deluxe Corporation since 2003. As a director of these and other public companies, he has served on board committees, including Governance, Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Harris served in senior executive positions, including as president, chief executive officer, vice president of finance and/or chief financial officer, of operating companies for approximately 20 years.

Judith M. Johnson. Ms. Johnson has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2008 and as Chair of the Audit Committee since 2009. She has also served as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. She served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund for twelve years until her retirement in 2008. Ms. Johnson is a licensed attorney, as well as a certified public accountant and a certified managerial accountant. Ms. Johnson has been determined by the Board to be an audit committee financial expert as such term is defined in the applicable rules of the SEC.

Leroy Keith, Jr. Mr. Keith has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2010. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2005. He previously served as a Trustee of the Evergreen fund complex from 1983 to 2010. He is a Trustee of the Virtus fund complex, Former Managing Director of Almanac Capital Management, Former Director of Diversapack Co., Former Partner of Stonington Partners, Inc. and Former Director of Obagi Medical Products, Inc. He is also Chairman of Bloc Global Services, a development and constructions firm.

David F. Larcker. Mr. Larcker has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2009 and was an Advisory Board Member from 2008 to 2009. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. Mr. Larcker is the James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. He is also the Morgan Stanley Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research and Co-director of The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. He has been a professor of accounting for over 30 years. He has written numerous articles on a range of topics, including managerial accounting, financial statement analysis and corporate governance.

Olivia S. Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2006. She has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. Ms. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy. She also serves in senior positions with academic and policy organizations that conduct research on pensions, retirement, insurance, risk management, and related topics including as Executive Director of the Pension Research Council and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research, both at the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught on and served as a consultant on economics, insurance, and risk management, served as Department Chair, advised numerous governmental entities, and written numerous articles and books on topics including retirement systems, private and social insurance, and health and retirement policy.

Timothy J. Penny. Mr. Penny has been a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex and their predecessor funds since 1996. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. He has been President and CEO of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation since 2007 and a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum at the University of Minnesota since 1995. He also serves as a member of the board of another non-profit organization. Mr. Penny was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years representing Southeastern Minnesota's First Congressional District.

Michael S. Scofield. Mr. Scofield has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2010. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2005. He previously served on the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors and Executive Committee. Mr. Scofield previously served as a Trustee of the Evergreen fund complex from 1984 to 2010, where he served as Chairman of the Board. He also served as a member and former chairman of the Independent Directors Counsel, an organization dedicated to serving the independent investment company director community, and other leadership positions in the investment company industry. He previously worked as an attorney with the Law Offices of Michael S. Scofield.

Donald C. Willeke
. Mr. Willeke has been a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex and their predecessor funds since 1996. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. He is an attorney in private practice and served as General Counsel of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund for more than 25 years.

Board of Trustees - Leadership Structure and Oversight Responsibilities
Overall responsibility for oversight of the Trust and the Fund rests with the Board of Trustees. The Board has engaged Funds Management to manage the Fund on a day-to day basis. The Board is responsible for overseeing Funds Management and other service providers in the operation of the Trust in accordance with the provisions of the 1940 Act, applicable provisions of Delaware law, other applicable laws and the Fund's charter. The Board is currently composed of nine members, each of whom is an Independent Trustee. The Board currently conducts regular meetings five times a year. In addition, the Board may hold special in-person or telephonic meetings or informal conference calls to discuss specific matters that may arise or require action between regular meetings. The Independent Trustees have engaged independent legal counsel to assist them in performing their oversight responsibilities.

The Board has appointed an Independent Trustee to serve in the role of Chairman. The Chairman's role is to preside at all meetings of the Board and to act as a liaison with service providers, officers, attorneys, and other Trustees generally between meetings. The Chairman may also perform such other functions as may be delegated by the Board from time to time. In order to assist the Chairman in maintaining effective communications with the other Trustees and Funds Management, the Board has appointed a Chair Liaison to work with the Chairman to coordinate Trustee communications and to assure timely responses to Trustee inquiries, board governance and fiduciary matters. The Chair Liaison serves for a one-year term, which may be extended with the approval of the Board. Except for any duties specified herein or pursuant to the Trust's charter document, the designation of Chairman or Chair Liaison does not impose on such Independent Trustee any duties, obligations or liability that are greater than the duties, obligations or liability imposed on such person as a member of the Board generally.

The Board also has established a Governance Committee, an Audit Committee and a Dividend Committee to assist the Board in the oversight and direction of the business and affairs of the Trust, and from time to time may establish informal working groups to review and address the policies and practices of the Trust with respect to certain specified matters. Additionally, the Board has established investment teams to review in detail the performance of the Fund, in light of the Fund's investment objectives and strategies, to meet with portfolio managers, and to report back to the full Board. The Board occasionally engages independent consultants to assist it in evaluating initiatives or proposals. The Board believes that the Board's current leadership structure is appropriate because it allows the Board to exercise informed and independent judgment over matters under its purview, and it allocates areas of responsibility among committees of Trustees and the full Board in a manner that enhances effective oversight. The leadership structure of the Board may be changed, at any time and in the discretion of the Board, including in response to changes in circumstances or the characteristics of the Trust.

The Fund and Trust are subject to a number of risks, including investment, compliance, operational, and valuation risks, among others. Day-to-day risk management functions are subsumed within the responsibilities of Funds Management, the subadvisers and other service providers (depending on the nature of the risk), who carry out the Fund's investment management and business affairs. Each of Funds Management, the sub-advisers and other service providers have their own, independent interest in risk management, and their policies and methods of carrying out risk management functions will depend, in part, on their individual priorities, resources and controls.

Risk oversight forms part of the Board's general oversight of the Fund and Trust and is addressed as part of various Board and Committee activities. The Board recognizes that it is not possible to identify all of the risks that may affect a Fund or to develop processes and controls to eliminate or mitigate their occurrence or effects. As part of its regular oversight of the Trusts, the Board, directly or through a Committee, interacts with and reviews reports from, among others, Funds Management, subadvisers, the Chief Compliance Officer of the Funds, the independent registered public accounting firm for the Funds, and internal auditors for Funds Management or its affiliates, as appropriate, regarding risks faced by the Fund and relevant risk functions. The Board, with the assistance of its investment teams, reviews investment policies and risks in connection with its review of the Funds' performance. The Board has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer who oversees the implementation and testing of the Funds' compliance program and regularly reports to the Board regarding compliance matters for the Funds and their principal service providers. In addition, as part of the Board's periodic review of the Funds' advisory, subadvisory and other service provider agreements, the Board may consider risk management aspects of their operations and the functions for which they are responsible. With respect to valuation, the Board oversees a management valuation team comprised of officers of Funds Management, has approved and periodically reviews valuation policies and procedures applicable to valuing the Fund shares and has established a valuation committee of Trustees. The Board may, at any time and in its discretion, change the manner in which it conducts its risk oversight role.

Committees.

As noted above, the Board has established a standing Governance Committee, a standing Audit Committee and a standing Valuation Committee to assist the Board in the oversight and direction of the business and affairs of the Trust. Each such Committee operates pursuant to a charter approved by the Board and is chaired by an Independent Trustee. Each Independent Trustee is a member of the Trust's Governance Committee, Audit Committee and Valuation Committee.

(1) Governance Committee. Whenever a vacancy occurs on the Board, the Governance Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board persons to be appointed as Trustees by the Board, and persons to be nominated for election as Trustees in circumstances where a shareholder vote is required by or under the 1940 Act. Generally, the Governance Committee selects the candidates for consideration to fill Trustee vacancies, or considers candidates recommended by the other Trustees or by the Trust's management. Pursuant to the Trust's charter document, only Independent Trustees may nominate and select persons to become Independent Trustees for the Trust, so long as the Trust has in effect one or more plans pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act. The Governance Committee meets only as necessary and held no meetings during the most recently completed fiscal year for the Fund because the Fund did not begin operations until on or around the date of this SAI. Peter Gordon serves as the chairman of the Governance Committee.

The Governance Committee has adopted procedures by which a shareholder may properly submit a nominee recommendation for the Committee's consideration, which are set forth in the Trusts' Governance Committee Charter. The shareholder must submit any such recommendation (a "Shareholder Recommendation") in writing to the Trust, to the attention of the Trust's Secretary, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Trust. The Shareholder Recommendation must be delivered to, or mailed and received at, the principal executive offices of the Trust not less than forty-five calendar days nor more than seventy-five calendar days prior to the date of the Governance Committee meeting at which the nominee would be considered. The Shareholder Recommendation must include: (i) a statement in writing setting forth (A) the name, age, date of birth, business address, residence address, and nationality of the person recommended by the shareholder (the "candidate"), (B) the series (and, if applicable, class) and number of all shares of the Trust owned of record or beneficially by the candidate, as reported to such shareholder by the candidate; (C) any other information regarding the candidate called for with respect to director nominees by paragraphs (a), (d), (e), and (f) of Item 401 of Regulation S-K or paragraph (b) of Item 22 of Rule 14a-101 (Schedule 14A) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), adopted by the SEC (or the corresponding provisions of any regulation or rule subsequently adopted by the SEC or any successor agency applicable to the Trust); (D) any other information regarding the candidate that would be required to be disclosed if the candidate were a nominee in a proxy statement or other filing required to be made in connection with solicitation of proxies for election of directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; and (E) whether the recommending shareholder believes that the candidate is or will be an "interested person" of the Trust (as defined in the 1940 Act) and, if not an "interested person," information regarding the candidate that will be sufficient for the Trust to make such determination; (ii) the written and signed consent of the candidate to be named as a nominee and to serve as a Trustee if elected; (iii) the recommending shareholder's name as it appears on the Trust's books; (iv) the series (and, if applicable, class) and number of all shares of the Trust owned beneficially and of record by the recommending shareholder; and (v) a description of all arrangements or understandings between the recommending shareholder and the candidate and any other person or persons (including their names) pursuant to which the recommendation is being made by the recommending shareholder. In addition, the Governance Committee may require the candidate to interview in person or furnish such other information as it may reasonably require or deem necessary to determine the eligibility of such candidate to serve as a Trustee of the Trust. The Governance Committee has full discretion to reject nominees recommended by shareholders, and there is no assurance that any such person properly recommended and considered by the Committee will be nominated for election to the Board.

The Governance Committee may from time-to-time propose nominations of one or more individuals to serve as members of an "advisory board," as such term is defined in Section 2(a)(1) of the 1940 Act ("Advisory Trustees"). An individual may be eligible to serve as an Advisory Trustee only if that individual meets the requirements to be an Independent Trustee and does not otherwise serve the Trust in any other capacity. Any Advisory Trustee shall serve at the pleasure of the Board and may be removed, at any time, with or without cause, by the Board. An Advisory Trustee may be nominated and elected as a Trustee, at which time he or she shall cease to be an Advisory Trustee. Advisory Trustees shall perform solely advisory functions. Unless otherwise specified by the Committee or the Board, Advisory Trustees are invited to attend meetings of the Board and all committees of the Board. Advisory Trustees shall participate in meeting discussions but do not have a vote upon any matter presented to the Board or any committee of the Board, nor do they have any power or authority to act on behalf of or to bind the Board, any committee of the Board or the Trust. Advisory Trustees shall not have any responsibilities or be subject to any liabilities imposed upon Trustees by law or otherwise. Advisory Trustees shall be entitled, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to be indemnified by the Trust and shall be covered by any liability insurance coverage that extends to Trustees and officers of the Trust. Advisory Trustees shall be paid the same meeting fees payable to Trustees and shall have their expenses reimbursed in accordance with existing Board expense reimbursement policies. Advisory Trustees shall not receive any retainer fees.

(2) Audit Committee. The Audit Committee oversees the Funds' accounting and financial reporting policies and practices, reviews the results of the annual audits of the Funds' financial statements, and interacts with the Funds' independent registered public accounting firm on behalf of the full Board. The Audit Committee operates pursuant to a separate charter, and held no meetings during the most recently completed fiscal year for the Fund because the Fund did not begin operations until on or around the date of this SAI. Judith M. Johnson serves as the chairperson of the Audit Committee.

(3) Valuation Committee. The Board has delegated to the Valuation Committee the authority to take any necessary or appropriate action and address any issues regarding the valuation of Fund portfolio securities under the Trust's valuation procedures, including determining the fair value of securities between Board regularly scheduled meetings in instances where that determination has not otherwise been delegated to the valuation team ("Management Valuation Team") of Funds Management. The Board considers for ratification at each quarterly meeting any valuation actions taken by the Valuation Committee or the Management Valuation Team during the previous quarter that require ratification. Any one member of the Valuation Committee may constitute a quorum for a meeting of the committee. The Valuation Committee held no meetings during the most recently completed fiscal year for the Fund because the Fund did not begin operations until on or around the date of this SAI.

Compensation. The Trustees do not receive any retirement benefits or deferred compensation from the Trust or any other member of the Fund Complex. The Trust's Officers are not compensated by the Trust for their services. The Fund has not yet paid compensation to the Trustees because the Fund did not begin operations until on or around the date of this SAI.

The below table lists the compensation estimated to be paid to each Trustee by the Fund for the fiscal period ending October 31, 2014 and the total compensation paid to each Trustee by the Fund Complex for the fiscal period ended October 31, 2013:

 

Trustee Compensation

Trustee

Estimated Compensation From the Fund for the Fiscal Period Ending October 31, 2014

Total Compensation from the Fund Complex for the Fiscal Period Ending October 31, 2013

Peter G. Gordon

$

$

Isaiah Harris, Jr.

$

$

Judith M. Johnson

$

$

Leroy Keith, Jr.

$

$

David F. Larcker

$

$

Olivia S. Mitchell

$

$

Timothy J. Penny

$

$

Michael S. Scofield

$

$

Donald C. Willeke

$

$

Beneficial Equity Ownership Information. As of the calendar year ended December 31, 2012, the Trustees and Officers of the Trust, as a group, beneficially owned less than 1% of the outstanding shares of the Trust. The table below shows for each Trustee, the dollar value of the Fund equity securities beneficially owned by the Trustee, and the aggregate value of all investments in equity securities of the Fund Complex, stated as one of the following ranges: $0; $1-$10,000; $10,001- $50,000; $50,001-$100,000; and over $100,000.

 

Independent Trustees
Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2012

Trustee

Dollar Range
of Investment
in Fund

Aggregate Dollar
Range of
Equity Securities of
Fund Complex

Peter G. Gordon

$0

Over $100,000

Isaiah Harris, Jr.

$0

Over $100,000

Judith M. Johnson

$0

Over $100,000

Leroy Keith. Jr.

$0

Over $100,000

David F. Larcker

$0

Over $100,000

Olivia S. Mitchell

$0

Over $100,000

Timothy J. Penny

$0

Over $100,000

Michael S. Scofield

$0

Over $100,000

Donald C. Willeke

$0

Over $100,000

Ownership of Securities of Certain Entities. As of the calendar year ended December 31, 2012, none of the Independent Trustees and/or their immediate family members owned securities of the adviser, any sub-advisers, or the distributor, or any entity directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the adviser, any sub-advisers, or the distributor.

Adviser

Funds Management, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company and an affiliate of Wells Fargo Bank, is the adviser for the Fund. Funds Management is responsible for implementing the investment policies and guidelines for the Fund, and for supervising the sub-adviser who is responsible for the day-to-day portfolio management of the Fund.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer financial services. The involvement of various subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Company, including Funds Management, in the management and operation of the Fund and in providing other services or managing other accounts gives rise to certain actual and potential conflicts of interest.

For example, certain investments may be appropriate for a Fund and also for other clients advised by Funds Management and its affiliates, and there may be market or regulatory limits on the amount of such investments, which may cause competition for limited positions. Also, various clients and proprietary accounts of Funds Management and its affiliates may at times take positions that are adverse to a Fund. Funds Management applies various policies to address these situations, but a Fund may nonetheless incur losses or underperformance during periods when Wells Fargo & Company, its affiliates and their clients achieve gains or outperformance.

Wells Fargo & Company may have interests in or provide services to portfolio companies or Fund shareholders or intermediaries that may not be fully aligned with the interests of all investors. Funds Management and its affiliates serve in multiple roles, including as adviser and, for most Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, sub-adviser, as well as administrator and principal underwriter.

These are all considerations of which an investor should be aware and which may cause conflicts that could disadvantage a Fund. Funds Management has instituted business and compliance policies, procedures and disclosures that are designed to identify, monitor and mitigate such conflicts of interest.

As compensation for its advisory services, Funds Management is entitled to receive a monthly fee at the annual rates indicated below of the Fund's average daily net assets:

Fund

Fee

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

First $500 million

1.000%

Next $500 million

0.975%

Next $1 billion

0.950%

Next $2 billion

0.925%

Over $4 billion

0.900%

Sub-Adviser

Funds Management has engaged Wells Capital Management, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company and an affiliate of Funds Management, to serve as sub-adviser to the Fund (the "Sub-Adviser"). Subject to the direction of the Board and the overall supervision and control of Funds Management and the Trust, the Sub-Adviser makes recommendations regarding the investment and reinvestment of the Fund's assets. The Sub-Adviser furnishes to Funds Management periodic reports on the investment activity and performance of the Fund. The Sub-Adviser also furnishes such additional reports and information as Funds Management and the Board and Officers may reasonably request. Funds Management may, from time to time and in its sole discretion, allocate and reallocate services provided by and fees paid to an affiliated Sub-Adviser.

For providing investment sub-advisory services to the Fund, the Sub-Adviser is entitled to receive monthly fees at the annual rates indicated below of the Fund's average daily net assets. These fees may be paid by Funds Management or directly by the Fund. If the sub-advisory fee is paid directly by the Fund, the compensation paid to Funds Management for advisory fees will be reduced accordingly.

Fund

Sub-Adviser

Fee

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Wells Capital Management

First $100 million

0.600%

Next $100 million

0.500%

Over $200 million

0.425%

Portfolio Managers

The following information supplements, and should be read in conjunction with, the section in the Prospectus entitled "Portfolio Managers." The information in this section is provided as of October 31, 2013 for the Fund managed by the portfolio managers listed below (each a "Portfolio Manager" and together, the "Portfolio Managers").

The Portfolio Managers manage the investment activities of the Fund on a day-to-day basis as follows:

Fund

Sub-Adviser

Portfolio Managers

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

Wells Capital Management

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA
Derrick Irwin, CFA

Management of Other Accounts. The following table(s) provide information relating to other accounts managed by the Portfolio Manager(s). The table(s) do not include the Fund or any personal brokerage accounts of the Portfolio Manager(s) and their families.

 

Portfolio Manager

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA

Registered Investment Companies

Number of Accounts

Total Assets Managed

$

Number of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

$

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

Number of Accounts

Total Assets Managed

$

Number of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

$

Other Accounts

Number of Accounts

Total Assets Managed

$

Number of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

$

 

Portfolio Manager

Derrick Irwin, CFA

Registered Investment Companies

Number of Accounts

Total Assets Managed

$

Number of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

$

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

Number of Accounts

Total Assets Managed

$

Number of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

$

Other Accounts

Number of Accounts

Total Assets Managed

$

Number of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fee

$

Material Conflicts of Interest. The Portfolio Managers face inherent conflicts of interest in their day-to-day management of the Fund and other accounts because the Fund may have different investment objectives, strategies and risk profiles than the other accounts managed by the Portfolio Managers. For instance, to the extent that the Portfolio Managers manage accounts with different investment strategies than the Fund, they may from time to time be inclined to purchase securities, including initial public offerings, for one account but not for a Fund. Additionally, some of the accounts managed by the Portfolio Managers may have different fee structures, including performance fees, which are or have the potential to be higher or lower, in some cases significantly higher or lower, than the fees paid by the Fund. The differences in fee structures may provide an incentive to the Portfolio Managers to allocate more favorable trades to the higher-paying accounts.

To minimize the effects of these inherent conflicts of interest, the Sub-Adviser has adopted and implemented policies and procedures, including brokerage and trade allocation policies and procedures, that it believes address the potential conflicts associated with managing portfolios for multiple clients and ensure that all clients are treated fairly and equitably. Additionally, the Sub-Adviser minimizes inherent conflicts of interest by assigning the Portfolio Managers to accounts having similar objectives. Accordingly, security block purchases are allocated to all accounts with similar objectives in proportionate weightings.

Furthermore, the Sub-Adviser has adopted a Code of Ethics under Rule 17j-1 of the 1940 Act and Rule 204A-1 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act") to address potential conflicts associated with managing the Fund and any personal accounts the Portfolio Managers may maintain.

Wells Capital Management. Wells Capital Management's Portfolio Managers often provide investment management for separate accounts advised in the same or similar investment style as that provided to mutual funds. While management of multiple accounts could potentially lead to conflicts of interest over various issues such as trade allocation, fee disparities and research acquisition, Wells Capital Management has implemented policies and procedures for the express purpose of ensuring that clients are treated fairly and that potential conflicts of interest are minimized.

Compensation. The Portfolio Managers are compensated by the Sub-Adviser from the fees Funds Management pays the Sub-Adviser using the following compensation structure:

Wells Capital Management. The compensation structure for Wells Capital Management's Portfolio Managers includes a competitive fixed base salary plus variable incentives (Wells Capital Management utilizes investment management compensation surveys as confirmation). Incentive bonuses are typically tied to relative investment performance of all accounts under his or her management within acceptable risk parameters. Relative investment performance is generally evaluated for 1, 3, and 5 year performance results, with a predominant weighting on the 3- and 5- year time periods, versus the relevant benchmarks and/or peer groups consistent with the investment style. This evaluation takes into account relative performance of the accounts to each account's individual benchmark and/or the relative composite performance of all accounts to one or more relevant benchmarks consistent with the overall investment style.

Beneficial Ownership in the Fund. The following table shows for each Portfolio Manager the dollar value of Fund equity securities beneficially owned by the Portfolio Manager, stated as one of the following ranges:

$0;
$1 - $10,000;
$10,001 - $50,000;
$50,001 - $100,000;
$100,001 - $500,000;
$500,001 - $1,000,000; and
over $1,000,000.

 

Sub-Adviser / Portfolio Manager

Fund

Beneficial Ownership

Wells Capital Management

Yi (Jerry) Zhang, PhD, CFA

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

$0

Derrick Irwin, CFA

Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund

$0

Administrator

The Trust has retained Funds Management, the adviser for the Fund, located at 525 Market Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, to also serve as administrator on behalf of the Fund pursuant to an Administration Agreement. Under the Administration Agreement with the Trust, Funds Management provides, among other things: (i) general supervision of the Fund's operations, including communication, coordination, and supervision services with regard to the Fund's transfer agent, custodian, fund accountant and other service organizations that render record-keeping or shareholder communication services; (ii) coordination of the preparation and filing of reports and other information materials regarding the Fund, including prospectuses, proxies and other shareholder communications; (iii) development and implementation of procedures for monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements and compliance with the Fund's investment objectives, policies and restrictions; and (iv) any other administrative services reasonably necessary for the operation of the Fund other than those services that are provided by the Fund's transfer agent, custodian, and fund accountant. Funds Management also furnishes office space and certain facilities required for conducting the Fund's business together with ordinary clerical and bookkeeping services.

In addition, Funds Management has agreed to pay all of the Fund's fees and expenses for services provided by the Fund's transfer agent and various sub-transfer agents and omnibus account servicers and record-keepers out of the fees it receives as administrator. For providing administrative services, including paying the Fund's fees and expenses for services provided by the Fund's transfer agent and various sub-transfer agents and omnibus account servicers and record-keepers, Funds Management is entitled to receive an annual fee at the rates indicated below, as a percentage of the Fund's average daily net assets:

Fund-Level Administrator Fee

Class-Level Administrator Fee

Total Administrator Fee

Share Class

Average Daily Net Assets

% of Average Daily
Net Assets

% of Average Daily Net Assets

Average Daily Net Assets

% of Average Daily
Net Assets

Class A and Class C

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.05%
0.04%
0.03%

0.26%

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.31%
0.30%
0.29%

Administrator Class

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.05%
0.04%
0.03%

0.10%

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.15%
0.14%
0.13%

Institutional Class

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.05%
0.04%
0.03%

0.08%

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.13%
0.12%
0.11%

R6

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.05%
0.04%
0.03%

0.03%

First $5 billion
Next $5 billion
Over $10 billion

0.08%
0.07%
0.06%

Distributor

Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC ("Funds Distributor"), an affiliate of Funds Management located at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105, serves as the distributor to the Fund.

The Fund offers Class C shares and has adopted a distribution plan (the "Plan") under Section 12(b) of the 1940 Act and Rule 12b-1 thereunder (the "Rule") for such shares. The Plan was adopted by the Board, including a majority of the Trustees who were not "interested persons" (as defined under the 1940 Act) of the Fund and who had no direct or indirect financial interest in the operation of the Plan or in any agreement related to the Plan (the "Non-Interested Trustees").

Under the Plan and pursuant to the related Distribution Agreement, the Class C shares of the Fund pay the Distributor, on a monthly basis, an annual fee of 0.75% of the average daily net assets attributable to the class as compensation for distribution-related services or as reimbursement for distribution-related expenses. The Distributor may use the fees payable under the Plan to make payments to selling or servicing agents for past sales and distribution efforts.

The actual fee payable to the Distributor by the Fund and class is determined, within such limits, from time to time by mutual agreement between the Trust and the Distributor and will not exceed the maximum sales charges payable by mutual funds sold by members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") under the Conduct Rules of the National Association of Securities Dealers. The Distributor may enter into selling agreements with one or more selling agents (which may include Wells Fargo Bank, Funds Management and their affiliates) under which such agents may receive compensation for distribution-related services from the Distributor, including, but not limited to, commissions or other payments to such agents based on the average daily net assets of Fund shares attributable to their customers. The Trustees believe that these relationships and distribution channels provide potential for increased Fund assets and ultimately corresponding economic efficiencies (i.e., lower per-share transaction costs and fixed expenses) that are generated by increased assets under management. In addition to payments received from the Fund, selling or servicing agents may receive significant additional payments directly from the Adviser, Distributor, or their affiliates in connection with the sale of Fund shares. The Distributor may retain any portion of the total distribution fee payable thereunder to compensate it for distribution-related services provided by it or to reimburse it for other distribution-related expenses.

General. The Plan will continue in effect from year to year if such continuance is approved by a majority vote of both the Trustees of the Trust and the Independent Trustees. Any Distribution Agreement related to the Plan also must be approved by such vote of the Trustees and the Independent Trustees. Such agreement will terminate automatically if assigned, and may be terminated at any time, without payment of any penalty, by a vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of the relevant class of a Fund or by vote of a majority of the Independent Trustees on not more than 60 days' written notice. The Plan may not be amended to increase materially the amounts payable thereunder without the approval of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of a Fund, and no material amendment to the Plan may be made except by a majority of both the Trustees and the Independent Trustees.

The Plan provides that the Treasurer of the Trust shall provide to the Trustees, and the Trustees shall review, at least quarterly, a written report of the amounts expended (and purposes therefore) under the Plan. The Rule also requires that the selection and nomination of Trustees who are not "interested persons" of the Trust be made by such Independent Trustees.

Wells Fargo Bank and Funds Management, interested persons (as that term is defined under Section 2(a)(19) under the 1940 Act) of the Trust, act as selling agents for the Funds' shares pursuant to selling agreements with the Distributor authorized under the Plan. As selling agents, Wells Fargo Bank and Funds Management have an indirect financial interest in the operation of the Plan. The Board has concluded that the Plan is reasonably likely to benefit the Funds and their shareholders because the Plan authorizes the relationships with selling agents, including Wells Fargo Bank and Funds Management, that have previously developed distribution channels and relationships with the retail customers that the Funds are designed to serve. The Trustees believe that these relationships and distribution channels provide potential for increased Fund assets and ultimately corresponding economic efficiencies (i.e., lower per-share transaction costs and fixed expenses) that are generated by increased assets under management. In addition to payments received from the Funds, selling or servicing agents may receive significant additional payments directly from the Adviser, the Distributor, or their affiliates in connection with the sale of Fund shares.

Shareholder Servicing Agent

The Fund has approved a Shareholder Servicing Plan and has entered into related Shareholder Servicing Agreements with financial institutions, including Wells Fargo Bank and Funds Management. Under the agreements, Shareholder Servicing Agents (including Wells Fargo Bank and Funds Management) agree to perform, as agents for their customers, administrative services, with respect to Fund shares, which include aggregating and transmitting shareholder orders for purchases, exchanges and redemptions; maintaining shareholder accounts and records; and providing such other related services as the Trust or a shareholder may reasonably request. For providing these services, a Shareholder Servicing Agent is entitled to an annual fee from the Fund of up to 0.25% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C and Administrator Class shares owned of record or beneficially by the customers of the Shareholder Servicing Agent during the period for which payment is being made. The Shareholder Servicing Plan and related Shareholder Servicing Agreements were approved by the Trustees and provide that a Fund shall not be obligated to make any payments under such plans or related agreements that exceed the maximum amounts payable under the Conduct Rules enforced by FINRA.

General. The Shareholder Servicing Plan will continue in effect from year to year if such continuance is approved by a majority vote of the Trustees and the Independent Trustees. Any form of Shareholder Servicing Agreement related to the Shareholder Servicing Plan also must be approved by such vote of the Trustees and the Independent Trustees. Shareholder Servicing Agreements may be terminated at any time, without payment of any penalty, by a vote of a majority of the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees. No material amendment to the Shareholder Servicing Plan or related Shareholder Servicing Agreements may be made except by a majority of both the Trustees of the Trust and the Independent Trustees.

The Shareholder Servicing Plan requires that the Administrator of the Trust shall provide to the Trustees, and the Trustees shall review, at least quarterly, a written report of the amounts expended (and purposes therefore) under the Shareholder Servicing Plan.

Custodian and Fund Accountant

State Street Bank and Trust Company ("State Street"), located at State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, acts as Custodian and fund accountant for the Fund. As Custodian, State Street, among other things, maintains a custody account or accounts in the name of the Fund, handles the receipt and delivery of securities, selects and monitors foreign sub-custodians as the Fund's global custody manager, determines income and collects interest on the Fund's investments and maintains certain books and records. As fund accountant, State Street is responsible for calculating the Fund's daily net asset value per share and for maintaining its portfolio and general accounting records. For its services, State Street is entitled to receive certain transaction fees, asset-based fees and out-of-pocket costs.

Transfer and Distribution Disbursing Agent

Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. ("BFDS"), located at Two Thousand Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, acts as transfer and distribution disbursing agent for the Fund. For providing such services, BFDS is entitled to receive fees from the Administrator.

Underwriting Commissions

The Distributor serves as the principal underwriter distributing securities of the Fund on a continuous basis.

Code of Ethics

The Fund Complex, Funds Management, the Distributor and the Sub-Adviser each has adopted a code of ethics which contains policies on personal securities transactions by "access persons" as defined in each of the codes. These policies comply with Rule 17j-1 under the 1940 Act and Rule 204A-1 under the Advisers Act, as applicable. Each code of ethics, among other things, permits access persons to invest in certain securities, subject to various restrictions and requirements. More specifically, each code of ethics either prohibits its access persons from purchasing or selling securities that may be purchased or held by a Fund or permits such access persons to purchase or sell such securities, subject to certain restrictions. Such restrictions do not apply to purchases or sales of certain types of securities, including shares of open-end investment companies that are unaffiliated with the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds family, money market instruments and certain U.S. Government securities. To facilitate enforcement, the codes of ethics generally require that an access person, other than "disinterested" directors or trustees, submit reports to a designated compliance person regarding transactions involving securities which are eligible for purchase by a Fund. The codes of ethics for the Fund Complex, Funds Management, the Distributor and the Sub-Adviser are on public file with, and are available from, the SEC.

DETERMINATION OF NET ASSET VALUE

The NAV per share for the Fund is determined as of the close of regular trading (generally 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time)) on each day the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") is open for business. Expenses and fees, including advisory fees, are accrued daily and are taken into account for the purpose of determining the NAV of the Fund's shares.

The Fund's investments are generally valued at current market prices. Securities are generally valued based on the last sales price during the regular trading session if the security trades on an exchange ("closing price"). Securities that are not traded primarily on an exchange generally are valued using latest quoted bid prices obtained by an independent pricing service. Securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., however, are valued at the Nasdaq Official Closing Price ("NOCP"), and if no NOCP is available, then at the last reported sales price. The Fund is required to depart from these general valuation methods and use fair value pricing methods to determine the value of certain investments if it is determined that the closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security, including securities that trade primarily on a foreign exchange, does not accurately reflect its current value when the Fund calculates its NAV. In addition, we also use fair value pricing to determine the value of investments in securities and other assets, including illiquid securities, for which current market quotations are not readily available. The closing price or the latest quoted bid price of a security may not reflect its current value if, among other things, a significant event occurs after the closing price or latest quoted bid price but before a Fund calculates its NAV that materially affects the value of the security. We use various criteria, including a systematic evaluation of U.S. market moves after the close of foreign markets, in deciding whether a foreign security's market price is still reliable and, if not, what fair market value to assign to the security. With respect to any portion of the Fund's assets that are invested in other mutual funds, the Fund's NAV is calculated based upon the net asset values of the other mutual funds in which the Fund invests, and the prospectuses for those companies explain the circumstances under which those companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing. In light of the judgment involved in fair value decisions, there can be no assurance that a fair value assigned to a particular security is accurate. Such fair value pricing may result in NAVs that are higher or lower than NAVs based on the closing price or latest quoted bid price.

Money market instruments and debt instruments maturing in 60 days or less generally are valued at amortized cost. Futures contracts will be marked to market daily at their respective settlement prices determined by the relevant exchange. Prices may be furnished by a reputable independent pricing service. Prices provided by an independent pricing service may be determined without exclusive reliance on quoted prices and may take into account appropriate factors such as institutional-size trading in similar groups of securities, yield, quality, coupon rate, maturity, type of issue, trading characteristics and other market data.

For a Fund that invests directly in foreign securities, portfolio securities are generally valued on the basis of quotations from the primary market in which they are traded. However, if, in the judgment of the Board, a security's value has been materially affected by events occurring after the close of the exchange or the market on which the security is principally traded (for example, a foreign exchange or market), that security may be valued by another method that the Board believes accurately reflects fair value. A security's valuation may differ depending on the method used to determine its value.

ADDITIONAL PURCHASE AND REDEMPTION INFORMATION

Shares of the Fund may be purchased on any day the Fund is open for business. Generally, the Fund is open for business each day the NYSE is open for trading (a "Business Day"). The NYSE is currently scheduled to be closed in observance of New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (each a "Holiday"). When any Holiday falls on a weekend, the NYSE typically is closed on the weekday immediately before or after such Holiday.

Purchase orders for the Fund received before the Fund's NAV calculation time, generally are processed at such time on that Business Day. Purchase orders received after the Fund's NAV calculation time generally are processed at the Fund's NAV calculation time on the next Business Day. Selling Agents may establish earlier cut-off times for processing your order. Requests received by a Selling Agent after the applicable cut-off time will be processed on the next Business Day. On any day the NYSE closes early, the Fund will close early. On these days, the NAV calculation time and the distribution, purchase and redemption cut-off times for the Fund may be earlier than their stated NAV calculation time described above.

Payment for shares may, in the discretion of the Adviser, be made in the form of securities that are permissible investments for the Fund. For further information about this form of payment, please contact the Distributor. In connection with an in-kind securities payment, the Fund will require, among other things, that the securities be valued on the day of purchase in accordance with the pricing methods used by the Fund and that the Fund receives satisfactory assurances that (i) it will have good and marketable title to the securities received by it; (ii) that the securities are in proper form for transfer to the Fund; and (iii) adequate information will be provided concerning the basis and other matters relating to the securities.

The Fund reserves the right to reject any purchase orders, and under the 1940 Act, may suspend the right of redemption or postpone the date of payment upon redemption for any period during which the NYSE is closed (other than customary weekend and holiday closings), or during which trading is restricted, or during which, as determined by SEC rule, regulation or order, an emergency exists as a result of which disposal or valuation of portfolio securities is not reasonably practicable, or for such periods as the SEC may permit. The Fund may also redeem shares involuntarily or make payment for redemption in securities or other property if it appears appropriate to do so in light of the Fund's responsibilities under the 1940 Act. In addition, the Fund may redeem shares involuntarily to reimburse the Fund for any losses sustained by reason of the failure of a shareholder to make full payment for shares purchased or to collect any charge relating to a transaction effected for the benefit of a shareholder which is applicable to shares of the Fund as provided from time to time in the Prospectuses.

The Dealer Reallowance for Purchases of Class A Shares is as Follows:

Amount of Purchase

Front-End Sales Charge as %
of Public Offering Price

Front-End Sales Charge as %
of Net Amount Invested

Dealer
Reallowance
as % of
Public
Offering
Price

Less than $50,000

5.75%

6.10%

5.00%

$50,000 - $99,999

4.75%

4.99%

4.00%

$100,000 - $249,999

3.75%

3.90%

3.00%

$250,000 - $499,999

2.75%

2.83%

2.25%

$500,000 - $999,999

2.00%

2.04%

1.75%

$1,000,000 and over1

0.00%

0.00%

1.00%

We will assess a 1.00% CDSC on Class A share purchases of $1,000,000 or more if they are redeemed within eighteen months from the date of purchase. Certain exceptions apply (see "CDSC Waivers"). The CDSC percentage you pay is applied to the NAV of the shares on the date of
original purchase.

Purchases and Redemptions for Existing Wells Fargo Advantage Funds Account Holders Via the Internet. All shareholders with an existing Wells Fargo Advantage Funds account may purchase additional shares of funds or classes of funds within the Wells Fargo Advantage family of funds that they already own and redeem existing shares via the Internet. For purchases, such account holders must have a bank account linked to their Wells Fargo Advantage Funds account. Redemptions may be deposited into a linked bank account or mailed via check to the shareholder's address of record. Internet account access is available for institutional clients. Shareholders should contact Investor Services at 1-800-222-8222 or log on at wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com for further details. Shareholders who hold their shares in a brokerage account should contact their selling agent.

Extraordinary Circumstances Affecting Redemptions. Under the extraordinary circumstances discussed under Section 22(e) under the 1940 Act, we may suspend the right of redemption or postpone the date of payment of a redemption for longer than seven days for each Fund. Generally, those extraordinary circumstances are when: (i) the NYSE is closed or trading thereon is restricted; (ii) an emergency exists which makes the disposal by a Fund of securities it owns, or the fair determination of the value of the Fund's net assets not reasonable or practical; or (iii) the SEC, by order, permits the suspension of the right of redemption for the protection of shareholders.

Purchases and Redemptions Through Brokers and/or Their Affiliates. A broker may charge transaction fees on the purchase and/or sale of Fund shares in addition to those fees described in the Prospectuses in the Summary of Expenses. The Trust has authorized one or more brokers to receive on its behalf purchase and redemption orders, and such brokers are authorized to designate other intermediaries to receive purchase and redemption orders on the Trust's behalf. The Trust will be deemed to have received a purchase or redemption order for Fund shares when an authorized broker or, if applicable, a broker's authorized designee, receives the order, and such orders will be priced at the Fund's NAV next calculated after they are received by the authorized broker or the broker's designee.

Waiver of Minimum Initial Investment Amount for Investor Class Shares for Eligible Investors. An eligible investor (as defined below) may purchase Investor Class shares of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds without meeting the minimum initial investment amount if the eligible investor participates in a $50 monthly automatic investment purchase plan. Eligible investors include: Current and retired employees, directors/trustees and officers of: (i) Wells Fargo Advantage Funds (including any predecessor funds) and (ii) Wells Fargo & Company and its affiliates; and Family members, as defined in the prospectus, of any of the above.

Reduced Sales Charges for Former C&B Portfolio Shareholders. Shareholders who purchased shares of the C&B Portfolios directly from the C&B Portfolios, and who became Wells Fargo Advantage Fund shareholders in the reorganization between the Advisors' Inner Circle Fund and the Trust effective July 26, 2004 may purchase Class A shares of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund and any unnamed shares of WealthBuilder Portfolios at NAV. However, beginning on July 1, 2013, this privilege will only be available to those former C&B Portfolio shareholders whose shares are held directly with the Fund. Please see your account representative for details.

Reduced Sales Charges for Former Montgomery Fund Shareholders. Former Montgomery Fund Class P and Class R shareholders who purchased their shares directly from the Montgomery Funds and became Wells Fargo Advantage Fund shareholders in the reorganization, may purchase Class A shares of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund, and any unnamed shares of WealthBuilder Portfolios at NAV. However, beginning on July 1, 2013, this privilege will only be available to those former Montgomery Fund shareholders whose shares are held directly with the Fund. Shareholders who did not purchase such shares directly from the Montgomery Funds may purchase additional shares in the respective acquiring Wells Fargo Advantage Fund at NAV. However, beginning on July 1, 2013, this privilege will only be available to those former Montgomery Fund shareholders whose shares are held directly with the Fund.

Reduced Sales Charges for Certain Former Advisor Class Shareholders. Investors who held Advisor Class shares of a Wells Fargo Advantage Fund at the close of business on June 20, 2008 (the "Eligibility Time"), so long as the following conditions are met: (1) any purchases at NAV are limited to Class A shares of the same Fund in which the investor held Advisor Class shares at the Eligibility Time; (2) share purchases are made in the same account through which the investor held Advisor Class shares at the Eligibility Time; (3) the owner of the account remains the same as the account owner at the Eligibility Time; and (4) following the Eligibility Time, the account maintains a positive account balance at some time during a period of at least six months in length. Investors who held Advisor Class shares at the Eligibility Time are also eligible to exchange their Class A shares for Class A shares of another Wells Fargo Advantage Fund without imposition of any Class A sales charges and would be eligible to make additional purchases of Class A shares of such other Fund at NAV in the account holding the shares received in exchange. The eligibility of such investors that hold Fund shares through an account maintained by a financial institution is also subject to the following additional limitation. In the event that such an investor's relationship with and/or the services such investor receives from the financial institution subsequently change, such investor shall thereafter no longer be eligible to purchase Class A shares at NAV. Please consult with your financial representative for further details.

Reduced Sales Charges for Certain Former Evergreen Fund Shareholders. Former Evergreen Class IS shareholders who received Class A shares of a Fund as a result of a reorganization can continue to purchase Class A shares of that Fund and any other Wells Fargo Advantage Fund purchased subsequently by exchange at NAV, without paying the customary sales load, after which subsequent purchases of shares of the subsequent Fund may also be made at NAV. However, beginning on July 31, 2012, this privilege will only be available to those former Evergreen Fund shareholders whose shares are held directly with the Fund.

Former Evergreen Class R shareholders who received Class A shares of a Fund as a result of a reorganization can continue to purchase Class A shares of that Fund and any other Wells Fargo Advantage Fund purchased subsequently by exchange at NAV, without paying the customary sales load, after which subsequent purchases of shares of the subsequent Fund may also be made at NAV. However, beginning on July 31, 2012, this privilege will only be available to those former Evergreen Fund shareholders whose shares are held directly with the Fund.

Certain investors in acquired funds who became investors in the Evergreen Funds and subsequently became Wells Fargo Advantage Fund shareholders in a reorganization, including former Class IS shareholders of Evergreen Strategic Value Fund and Evergreen Limited Duration Fund, former Investor Class shareholders of Undiscovered Managers Funds, former shareholders of the GMO Global Balanced Allocation Fund, the GMO Pelican Fund and America's Utility Fund, former shareholders of an Atlas Fund and shareholders of record on October 12, 1990 (and members of their immediate families) in any series of the Salem Funds in existence on that date, may purchase Class A shares of any Wells Fargo Advantage Fund, and any unnamed shares of WealthBuilder Portfolios at NAV. However, beginning on July 1, 2013, this privilege will only be available to those former Evergreen Fund shareholders whose shares are held directly with the Fund.

Reduced Sales Charges for Affiliated Funds. Any affiliated fund that invests in a Wells Fargo Advantage Fund may purchase Class A shares of such Fund at NAV.

Reduced Sales Charges for Certain Holders of Class C Shares. No CDSC is imposed on redemptions of Class C shares where a Fund did not pay a sales commission at the time of purchase.

Investors Eligible to Acquire Class B Shares. Class B shares are closed to new investors and additional investments from existing shareholders, except that existing shareholders of Class B shares may reinvest any distributions into Class B shares and exchange their Class B shares for Class B shares of other Wells Fargo Advantage Funds (as permitted by current exchange privilege rules, except specified persons may acquire Class B shares of a Fund in connection with the closing of a reorganization and except specified persons may acquire Class B shares of a Fund in connection with the closing of a reorganization). No new or subsequent investments, including through automatic investment plans, will be allowed in Class B shares of the Funds, except through a distribution reinvestment or permitted exchange, or in connection with the closing of a reorganization.

Waiver of Contingent Deferred Sales Charge for certain Class B Shareholders. For Class B shares purchased after May 18, 1999, for former Norwest Advantage Funds shareholders and after July 17, 1999 for former Stagecoach Funds shareholders, for all Class B shares purchased after November 8, 1999, no CDSC is imposed on withdrawals that meet both of the following circumstances:

withdrawals are made by participating in the Systematic Withdrawal Plan; and

withdrawals do not exceed 10% of your Fund assets (limit for Class B shares calculated annually based on your anniversary date in the Systematic Withdrawal Plan).

Elimination of Minimum Initial Investment Amount for Administrator Class Shares for Eligible Investors. An "Eligible Investor" (as defined below) may purchase Administrator Class shares of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds without meeting the minimum initial investment amount. Eligible Investors include:

Clients of sub-advisers to those Funds which offer an Administrator Class who are clients of such subadvisers at the time of their purchase of such Administrator Class shares;

Clients of Wells Capital Management who are clients of Wells Capital Management at the time of their purchase of Administrator Class shares; and

Clients of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement Trust (IRT) who are clients of IRT at the time of their purchase of Administrator Class shares.

Related shareholders or shareholder accounts may be aggregated in order to meet the minimum initial investment requirement for Administrator Class shares. The following are examples of relationships that may qualify for aggregation:

Related business entities, including: (i) corporations and their subsidiaries; (ii) general and limited partners; and (iii) other business entities under common ownership or control.

Shareholder accounts that share a common tax-id number.

Accounts over which the shareholder has individual or shared authority to buy or sell shares on behalf of the account (i.e., a trust account or a solely owned business account).

Any of the minimum initial investment waivers listed above may be modified or discontinued at any time.

Elimination of Minimum Initial Investment Amount for Institutional Class Shares for Eligible Investors. An "Eligible Investor" (as defined below) may purchase Institutional Class shares of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds without meeting the minimum initial investment amount. Eligible Investors include:

Clients of sub-advisers to those Funds which offer an Institutional Class who are clients of such sub-advisers at the time of their purchase of such Institutional Class shares;

Clients of Wells Capital Management who are clients of Wells Capital Management at the time of their purchase of Institutional Class shares; and

Clients of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement Trust (IRT) who are clients of IRT at the time of their purchase of Institutional Class shares.

Related shareholders or shareholder accounts may be aggregated in order to meet the minimum initial investment requirement for Institutional Class shares. The following are examples of relationships that may qualify for aggregation:

Related business entities, including: (i) corporations and their subsidiaries; (ii) general and limited partners; and (iii) other business entities under common ownership or control.

Shareholder accounts that share a common tax-id number.

Accounts over which the shareholder has individual or shared authority to buy or sell shares on behalf of the account (i.e., a trust account or a solely owned business account). 

Former Institutional Class shareholders of an Evergreen Fund (including former Class Y shareholders of an Evergreen Fund, former SouthTrust shareholders and former Vestaur Securities Fund shareholders who became Institutional Class shareholders of an Evergreen Fund) who received Institutional Class shares of a Wells Fargo Advantage Fund in connection with the reorganization of their Evergreen Fund. Such investors may purchase Institutional Class shares at their former minimum investment amount.

Any of the minimum initial investment waivers listed above may be modified or discontinued at any time.

Waiver of Minimum Initial and Subsequent Investment Amounts for All Share Classes for Special Operational Accounts. Shares of any and all share classes of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds may be acquired in special operational accounts (as defined below) without meeting the applicable minimum initial or subsequent investment amounts. Special operational accounts are designated accounts held by Funds Management or its affiliate that are used exclusively for addressing operational matters related to shareholder accounts, such as testing of account functions.

Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents. Set forth below is a list of the member firms of FINRA to which the Adviser, the Funds' Distributor or their affiliates made payments out of their revenues in connection with the sale and distribution of shares of the Funds or for services to the Funds and their shareholders in the year ending December 31, 2012 ("Additional Payments"). (Such payments are in addition to any amounts paid to such FINRA firms in the form of dealer reallowances or fees for shareholder servicing or distribution. The payments are discussed in further detail in the Prospectuses under the title "Compensation to Dealers and Shareholder Servicing Agents"). Any additions, modifications, or deletions to the member firms identified in this list that have occurred since December 31, 2012, are not reflected:

FINRA member firms

ADP Broker-Dealer, Inc.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Barclays Capital, Inc.

BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC

Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

DWS Investments Distributors, Inc.

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

GWFS Equities, Inc.

Hartford Securities Distribution Company, Inc.

H.D. Vest Investment Securities, Inc.

Hewitt Financial Services, LLC

Hightower Securities, LLC

ING Investment Advisors LLC

ING Investments Distributor, LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

J.J.B. Hilliard, W. L. Lyons, LLC

J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp

Lazard Capital Markets LLC

Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc.

LPL Financial LLC

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated

Merriman Capital, Inc.

Mid Atlantic Capital Corporation

Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

MSCS Financial Services, LLC

Nationwide Investment Services, Corporation

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Pershing LLC

PNC Capital Markets LLC

Prudential Investment Management Services, LLC

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC

Securities America, Inc.

Security Distributors, Inc.

State Street Global Markets, LLC

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

TD Ameritrade, Inc.

Treasury Curve, LLC

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Wells Fargo Investments, LLC

In addition to member firms of FINRA, Additional Payments are also made to other selling and shareholder servicing agents, and to affiliates of selling and shareholder servicing agents that sell shares of or provide services to the Funds and their shareholders, such as banks, insurance companies and plan administrators. These firms are not included on the list above, although they may be affiliated with companies on the above list.

No compensation is paid to broker-dealers or other financial intermediaries (such as banks) from Fund assets on sales of Class R6 shares and related services. Class R6 shares do not carry sales commissions or pay Rule 12b-1 fees, or make payments to financial intermediaries to assist in, or in connection with, the sale of the Fund's shares. None of the Fund's adviser, the distributor or their affiliates makes any type of administrative or service payments to financial intermediaries in connection with investments in Class R6 shares.

Also not included on the list a