0001081400-12-000379.txt : 20121221 0001081400-12-000379.hdr.sgml : 20121221 20121221124911 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001081400-12-000379 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 485BPOS PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 6 FILED AS OF DATE: 20121221 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20121221 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20121221 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: WELLS FARGO FUNDS TRUST CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001081400 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1940 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 811-09253 FILM NUMBER: 121280304 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 525 MARKET STREET CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94163 BUSINESS PHONE: 800-222-8222 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 525 MARKET STREET STREET 2: 12TH FLOOR CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94105 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: WELLS FARGO FUNDS TRUST CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001081400 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1933 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 333-74295 FILM NUMBER: 121280305 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 525 MARKET STREET CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94163 BUSINESS PHONE: 800-222-8222 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 525 MARKET STREET STREET 2: 12TH FLOOR CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94105 0001081400 S000007364 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2010 Fund C000120072 Class R4 WFORX 0001081400 S000007384 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2020 Fund C000120073 Class R4 WFLRX 0001081400 S000007395 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2030 Fund C000120074 Class R4 WTHRX 0001081400 S000007399 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2040 Fund C000120075 Class R4 WTFRX 0001081400 S000007400 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Today Fund C000120076 Class R4 WOTRX 0001081400 S000007410 Wells Fargo Advantage Core Bond Fund C000120077 Class R4 MBFRX C000120078 Class R6 WTRIX 0001081400 S000007419 Wells Fargo Advantage Short Duration Government Bond Fund C000120079 Class R6 MSDRX 0001081400 S000017969 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2015 Fund C000120080 Class R4 WFSRX 0001081400 S000017970 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2025 Fund C000120081 Class R4 WFGRX 0001081400 S000017971 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2035 Fund C000120082 Class R4 WTTRX 0001081400 S000017972 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2045 Fund C000120083 Class R4 WFFRX 0001081400 S000017973 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2050 Fund C000120084 Class R4 WQFRX 0001081400 S000029097 Wells Fargo Advantage International Bond Fund C000120089 Class R6 ESIRX 0001081400 S000033047 Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target 2055 Fund C000120090 Class R4 WFVRX 485BPOS 1 wellsfargofundstrustxbrl.htm XBRL FILING CLASS R4 AND CLASS R6

AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON DECEMBER 21, 2012

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. 273 [X]
and/or
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 [X]
Pre-Effective Amendment No. [ ]
Post-Effective Amendment No. 274 [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 proposed that this filing will become effective: (check appropriate box)

X

immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

on [date] pursuant to paragraph (b)

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

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

75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii)

on [date] 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


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Amendment to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A, pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, and has duly caused this Amendment to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized in the City of San Francisco, State of California on the 21st day of December, 2012.

WELLS FARGO FUNDS TRUST

By: /s/ C. David Messman
-----------------------------
C. David Messman
Secretary

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 273 to its Registration Statement on Form N-1A has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated:

/s/ Peter G. Gordon
Peter G. Gordon*
Trustee

/s/ Isaiah Harris, Jr.
Isaiah Harris, Jr.*
Trustee

/s/ Judith M. Johnson
Judith M. Johnson*
Trustee

/s/ David F. Larcker
David F. Larcker*
Trustee

/s/ Olivia S. Mitchell
Olivia S. Mitchell*
Trustee

/s/ Timothy J. Penny
Timothy J. Penny*
Trustee

/s/ Donald C. Willeke
Donald C. Willeke*
Trustee

/s/ Michael S. Scofield
Michael S. Scofield*
Trustee

/s/ Leroy J. Keith, Jr.
Leroy J. Keith, Jr.*
Trustee

/s/ Karla M. Rabusch
Karla M. Rabusch*
President
(Principal Executive Officer)

For the Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Funds
/s/ Jeremy M. DePalma
Jeremy M. DePalma*
Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)

For the Wells Fargo Advantage Income Funds
/s/ Nancy Wiser
Nancy Wiser*
Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)

*By: /s/ C. David Messman
C. David Messman
As Attorney-in-Fact
December 21, 2012

 

Exhibit No.

Exhibits

Ex-101.INS

XBRL Instance Document

Ex-101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

Ex-101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

Ex-101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document

Ex-101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

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The market value of your investment may decline and you may suffer investment loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Options Risk.</b> An investment in options may be subject to greater fluctuation than an investment in the underlying instruments themselves. A Fund that purchases options is subject to the risk of a complete loss of premiums, while a Fund that writes options could be in a worse position than it would have been had it not written the option. There can be no assurance that a liquid market will exist when a Fund seeks to close out an option position.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Stripped Securities Risk.</b> Stripped securities are the separate income or principal components of debt securities. These securities are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates, and therefore subject to greater fluctuations in price than typical interest bearing debt securities. For example, stripped mortgage-backed securities have greater interest rate risk than mortgage-backed securities with like maturities, and stripped treasury securities have greater interest rate risk than traditional government securities with identical credit ratings.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Swaps Risk</b>. 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Depending on their structure, swap agreements may increase or decrease a 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.97% Highest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 0.0498 Lowest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2004 -0.0236 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 0.0036 0 0.0026 0.0062 -0.001 0.0052 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 53 188 336 765 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 0.1046 0.0465 0.0458 0.0234 0.0438 0.0668 0.0314 0.115 0.0749 0.0852 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0852 0.0784 0.0743 0.065 0.0633 0.0578 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks total return, consisting of income and capital appreciation.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 803% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest:</p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in bonds;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in investment-grade debt securities;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">up to 25% of the Fund's total assets in asset-backed securities, other than mortgage-backed securities; and</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">up to 20% of the Fund's total assets in U.S. dollar-denominated debt securities of foreign issuers.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests substantially all of its assets in the Core Bond Portfolio, a master portfolio with a substantially identical investment objective and substantially similar investment strategies. We may invest in additional master portfolios, in other <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i>, or directly in a portfolio of securities.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in investment-grade debt securities, including U.S. Government obligations, corporate bonds and mortgage- and asset-backed securities. As part of our investment strategy, we may invest in stripped securities or enter into mortgage dollar rolls and reverse repurchase agreements, as well as invest in U.S. dollar-denominated debt securities of foreign issuers. We may also use futures, options or swap agreements to manage risk or to enhance return or as a substitute for purchasing the underlying security. While we may purchase securities of any maturity or duration, under normal circumstances, we expect to maintain an overall dollar-weighted average effective duration range between 4 and 5½ years. "Dollar-Weighted Average Effective Duration" is an aggregate measure of the sensitivity of a fund's fixed income portfolio securities to changes in interest rates. As a general matter, the price of a fixed income security with a longer effective duration will fluctuate more in response to changes in interest rates than the price of a fixed income security with a shorter effective duration. </p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> We invest in debt securities that we believe offer competitive returns and are undervalued, offering additional income and/or price appreciation potential relative to other debt securities of similar credit quality and interest rate sensitivity. From time to time, we may also invest in unrated bonds that we believe are comparable to investment-grade debt securities. We may sell a security that has achieved its desired return or if we believe the security or its sector has become overvalued. We may also sell a security if a more attractive opportunity becomes available or if the security is no longer attractive due to its risk profile or as a result of changes in the overall market environment.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Options Risk.</b> An investment in options may be subject to greater fluctuation than an investment in the underlying instruments themselves. A Fund that purchases options is subject to the risk of a complete loss of premiums, while a Fund that writes options could be in a worse position than it would have been had it not written the option. There can be no assurance that a liquid market will exist when a Fund seeks to close out an option position.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Stripped Securities Risk.</b> Stripped securities are the separate income or principal components of debt securities. These securities are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates, and therefore subject to greater fluctuations in price than typical interest bearing debt securities. For example, stripped mortgage-backed securities have greater interest rate risk than mortgage-backed securities with like maturities, and stripped treasury securities have greater interest rate risk than traditional government securities with identical credit ratings.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Swaps Risk</b>. 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 a 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R6 </b></p> Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.97% Highest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 0.0498 Lowest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2004 -0.0236 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 0.0036 0 0.0011 0.0047 -0.001 0.0037 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 38 141 253 582 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 0.1046 0.0465 0.0458 0.0234 0.0438 0.0668 0.0314 0.115 0.0749 0.0852 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007410Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0852 0.0784 0.0743 0.065 0.0633 0.0578 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 43% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest:</p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠. As the Fund has now reached its target year, its risk exposure approaches 27% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2010 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 22%, 74% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.92% 0.093 -0.0855 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007364Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007364Member ~</div> 0.0024 0 0.0025 0.0026 0.0075 -0.0028 0.0047 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007364Member ~</div> 48 212 389 904 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007364Member ~</div> -0.0898 0.1599 0.0701 0.0344 0.0754 0.071 -0.1075 0.1276 0.0919 0.0406 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007364Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0406 0.0449 0.0784 0.0103 0.0414 0.0468 0.065 -0.0001 0.0441 0.0637 0.0578 0.0351 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 40% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2015, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2015 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 31%, 65% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 6.71% 0.102 -0.0721 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017969Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017969Member ~</div> 0.0024 0 0.0025 0.0026 0.0075 -0.0027 0.0048 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017969Member ~</div> 49 213 390 905 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017969Member ~</div> -0.1635 0.1595 0.1035 0.0305 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017969Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0305 0.0342 0.0784 0.0103 0.0286 0.0339 0.0701 -0.0153 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 35% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2020, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2020 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 44%, 52% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 7.86% 0.1248 -0.1176 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007384Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007384Member ~</div> 0.0022 0 0.0024 0.0026 0.0072 -0.0022 0.005 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007384Member ~</div> 51 208 379 874 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007384Member ~</div> -0.1376 0.2001 0.0881 0.0487 0.1124 0.0755 -0.2192 0.1965 0.1181 0.0163 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007384Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0163 0.0201 0.0784 0.0103 0.0269 0.031 0.065 -0.0001 0.0414 0.0639 0.0578 0.0351 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 31% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2025, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2025 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 57%, 39% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 9.11% 0.1509 -0.1428 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017970Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017970Member ~</div> 0.0023 0 0.0025 0.0026 0.0074 -0.0024 0.005 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017970Member ~</div> 51 212 388 896 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017970Member ~</div> -0.267 0.238 0.1353 0.0023 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017970Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0023 0.0049 0.0784 0.0103 0.008 0.0119 0.0701 -0.0153 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 26% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2030, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2030 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 70%, 26% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 10.17% 0.1778 -0.1737 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007395Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007395Member ~</div> 0.0023 0 0.0024 0.0027 0.0074 -0.0023 0.0051 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007395Member ~</div> 52 213 389 897 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007395Member ~</div> -0.1669 0.2375 0.1038 0.0571 0.1333 0.0784 -0.3138 0.2799 0.15 -0.0137 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007395Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 -0.0137 -0.012 0.0784 0.0103 0.0144 0.0175 0.065 -0.0001 0.0389 0.0637 0.0578 0.0351 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 22% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2035, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2035 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 80%, 16% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 11.10% 0.1962 -0.1941 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017971Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017971Member ~</div> 0.0024 0 0.0025 0.0027 0.0076 -0.0024 0.0052 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017971Member ~</div> 53 219 399 920 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017971Member ~</div> -0.3405 0.3151 0.1609 -0.0276 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017971Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 -0.0276 -0.0262 0.0784 0.0103 -0.0069 -0.005 0.0701 -0.0153 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 20% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2040, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2040 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 87%, 9% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 11.84% 0.2073 -0.2084 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007399Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007399Member ~</div> 0.0024 0 0.0024 0.0027 0.0075 -0.0023 0.0052 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007399Member ~</div> 53 217 394 909 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007399Member ~</div> -0.1977 0.2749 0.1164 0.0655 0.1519 0.0798 -0.3606 0.3303 0.1697 -0.0375 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007399Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 -0.0375 -0.0359 0.0784 0.0103 0.0067 0.0093 0.065 -0.0001 0.0378 0.0622 0.0578 0.0351 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 19% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2045, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2045 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 90%, 6% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 11.98% 0.2064 -0.2041 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017972Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017972Member ~</div> 0.0025 0 0.0025 0.0027 0.0077 -0.0025 0.0052 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017972Member ~</div> 53 221 403 931 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017972Member ~</div> -0.355 0.3321 0.1707 -0.0406 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017972Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 -0.0406 -0.0399 0.0784 0.0103 -0.0106 -0.0094 0.0701 -0.0153 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 19% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2050, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2050 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 90%, 6% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 12.12% 0.2091 -0.2062 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017973Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017973Member ~</div> 0.0024 0 0.0025 0.0027 0.0076 -0.0024 0.0052 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017973Member ~</div> 53 219 399 920 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017973Member ~</div> -0.3578 0.3334 0.1725 -0.0407 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000017973Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 -0.0407 -0.04 0.0784 0.0103 -0.011 -0.0095 0.0701 -0.0153 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 46% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to maintain a relatively fixed level of potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. The Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Today Fund is the most conservative Fund within the Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Funds series. Within the series, each Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund's allocation of assets among equity, fixed income and money market instruments asset classes, and your decision to invest in this or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "Today" designation in the Fund's name corresponds to the naming convention of the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠, an index designed to represent the targeted level of relative market risk exposure 10 years past a dated Fund's targeted year. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target Today Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 16%, 79% and 5%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R4 </b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.14% 0.0721 -0.0436 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007400Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007400Member ~</div> 0.0024 0 0.0025 0.0025 0.0074 -0.0029 0.0045 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007400Member ~</div> 46 207 383 891 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007400Member ~</div> -0.0373 0.1189 0.0543 0.0276 0.0567 0.0614 -0.0317 0.0969 0.0799 0.0486 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007400Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0486 0.0526 0.0784 0.0103 0.0501 0.055 0.065 -0.0001 0.0464 0.0637 0.0578 0.0351 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 19% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest: </p> <ul><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">at least 80% of the Fund's total assets in equity, fixed income and money market securities designed to approximate the holdings and weightings of the securities in the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund is a gateway fund that invests in various master portfolios which in turn invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and money market securities using an asset allocation strategy designed to replicate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠. Similar to the methodology of the index, the Fund's investment strategy is to gradually reduce the Fund's potential market risk exposure over time by re-allocating the Fund's assets among these major asset classes: equity, fixed income and money market instruments. Generally, the longer the Fund's time horizon, the more of its assets are allocated to equity securities to pursue capital appreciation over the long term. As the Fund's time horizon shortens, it replaces some of its equity holdings with fixed income and money market holdings to reduce market risk and price volatility and thereby generally becomes more conservative in its asset allocation as the Fund's target year approaches and for the first 10 years after it arrives. The Fund's target year serves as a guide to the relative market risk exposure of the Fund, and your decision to invest in this Fund or another Wells Fargo Advantage Dow Jones Target Date Fund with a different target year and market risk exposure depends upon your individual risk tolerance, among other factors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The "target year" designated in the Fund's name is the same as the year in the name of the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠. Although the individual goals of each investor with respect to a target year vary, an investor may intend for the target year to represent the approximate year in or around which the investor plans to begin withdrawing a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund and/or stop making new investments to the Fund. The Fund's goals may not align with the goals of an investor that seeks to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund significantly before or after the Fund's target year. In this respect, the Fund's goals may more closely align with an investor that intends to begin gradually withdrawing the value of the investor's account on or around the target year. In addition, the Fund will not have its most conservative asset allocation in the Fund's target year, which may not align with an investor's plan for withdrawing the investor's investment. The principal value of an investor's investment in the Fund is not guaranteed, and an investor may experience losses, at any time, including near, at or after the target year designated in the Fund's name. In addition, there is no guarantee that an investor's investment in the Fund will provide income at, and through the years following, the target year in the Fund's name in amounts adequate to meet the investor's goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Currently, the master portfolios in which the Fund invests are the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Stock Portfolio, the Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio, and the Wells Fargo Advantage Short-Term Investment Portfolio. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio seek to approximate, before fees and expenses, the total return of the respective equity and fixed income portions of the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠ by investing in the securities that comprise the sub-indexes representing the equity and fixed income asset classes, respectively, which securities may include, among others, growth and value stocks, foreign and emerging market equity investments, and securities of smaller companies, as well as debt securities, including corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and U.S. and foreign government obligations. The Diversified Stock Portfolio may also use derivatives, such as stock index futures in order to manage movements of the portfolio against certain indexes. The Diversified Stock Portfolio and the Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio use an optimization process, which seeks to balance the replication of index performance and security transaction costs. The Fund invests in the Short-Term Investment Portfolio to represent the cash component of the Dow Jones Target Date Indexes, but unlike the cash component of the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠, the Portfolio does not seek to replicate the Barclays 1-3 Month Treasury-Bill Index. This could result in potential tracking error between the performances of the Fund and the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠. By the time the Fund reaches its target year in 2055, its risk exposure will approach 28% of the risk of the global equity market. The Fund will not reach its lowest risk exposure of 20% of the risk of the global equity market until ten years past the Fund's target year. To measure the Fund's risk and the risk of the global equity market, we use a statistical method known as below-mean semi-variance, which quantifies portfolio risk levels by measuring only the below-average outcomes. This method is designed to provide a more useful and nuanced picture of the Fund's risk profile. As of February 29, 2012, the Dow Jones Target 2055 Index℠ included equity, fixed income and money market securities in the weights of 90%, 6% and 4%, respectively, which represent the percentage breakdown of the Fund's assets across the Diversified Stock, Diversified Fixed Income and Short-Term Investment Portfolios, respectively, as of such date, and may change over time. The Fund reserves the right to change its percentage allocation among the Portfolios as we deem necessary to meet its investment objective.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Allocation Methodology Risk.</b> A Fund is subject to the risk that the allocation methodology of the Dow Jones Target Date Index will not meet an investor's goals because it will not eliminate the investment volatility that could reduce the amount of funds available for an investor to withdraw when the investor intends to begin to withdraw a portion or all of the investor's investment in the Fund or it may over-emphasize conservative investments designed to ensure capital conservation and current income, which may ultimately prevent the investor from achieving the investor's income and appreciation goals.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Futures Risk.</b> Because the futures utilized by a Fund are standardized and exchange-traded, where the exchange serves as the ultimate counterparty for all contracts, the primary credit risk on futures contracts is the creditworthiness of the exchange itself. Futures are also subject to market risk, interest rate risk (in the case of futures contracts relating to income producing securities) and index tracking risk (in the case of stock index futures).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Growth Style Investment Risk.</b> Growth stocks may be more expensive relative to the values of other stocks and carry potential for significant volatility and loss.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Index Tracking Risk.</b> The ability to track an index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs and shareholder purchases and redemptions.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Multi-Style Management Risk.</b> The management of the Fund's portfolio using different investment styles can result in higher transaction costs and lower tax efficiency than other funds which adhere to a single investment style.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Smaller Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Value Style Investment Risk.</b> Value stocks may lose value and may be subject to prolonged depressed valuations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000033047Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000033047Member ~</div> 0.0025 0 0.0339 0.0027 0.0391 -0.0339 0.0052 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000033047Member ~</div> 53 879 1723 3915 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks total return, consisting of income and capital appreciation. </p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 88% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances, we invest at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in foreign debt securities, including obligations of governments, corporate entities or supranational agencies, denominated in various currencies. We will invest in at least three countries or supranational agencies. We may also invest in investment-grade and below investment-grade debt securities (often called "high yield" securities or "junk bonds") of both U.S. and foreign issuers, including issuers from emerging markets. We may invest up to 35% of the Fund's total assets in debt securities that are below investment grade. As part of our below investment-grade debt securities investment strategy, we will generally invest in securities that are rated at least B- by Standard &amp; Poor's or B3 by Moody's, or an equivalent quality rating from another Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization, or are deemed by us to be of comparable quality. Under normal circumstances, we invest up to 5% of the Fund's total assets in debt obligations or similar securities denominated in the local currencies of countries that have a sovereign debt rating below investment-grade. Currency is managed as a separate asset class and we may enter into foreign currency exchange contracts to gain exposure, for hedging purposes or to manage risk. We may purchase a foreign currency on a spot or forward basis in order to benefit from potential appreciation of such currency relative to the U.S. dollar or to other currencies. The Fund may enter into foreign currency exchange contracts to gain or hedge currency exposure or control risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">While we may purchase securities of any maturity or duration, under normal circumstances, we expect the Fund's dollar-weighted average effective maturity to be between 5 and 14 years, and a dollar-weighted average effective duration of 3 1/2 to 10 years.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We use proprietary models and systems to assess and highlight areas of relative value around the world. Model-driven forecasts are created using fundamental economic inputs to generate economic forecasts on the global bond markets. With these forecasts, an optimization process accounts for multiple iteration scenarios to create, what we believe to be, an optimal portfolio strategy. The output of the model process is intended to provide relative valuations for determining an over, or underweight of country-specific bond markets. Similarly, currencies are valued for their potential returns or to hedge currency exposure. These macro 'top-down' quantitative models are used in conjunction with our investment experience and allied to a 'bottom-up' security selection process.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Sell decisions are valuation-driven based on our models and our fundamental analysis. We may also sell a security due to changes in portfolio strategy or cash flow needs.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Counter-Party Risk.</b> A Fund may incur a loss if the other party to an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase or reverse repurchase agreement, fails to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Fund.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Derivatives Risk.</b> The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than offset risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Emerging Markets Risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are typically greater for securities in emerging markets, which can be more vulnerable to recessions, currency volatility, inflation and market failure.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Currency Transactions Risk</b>. Foreign securities are often denominated in foreign currencies. As a result, the value of a Fund's shares is affected by changes in exchange rates. Use of hedging techniques cannot protect against exchange rate risk perfectly. If the Fund's adviser is incorrect in its judgment of future exchange rate relationships, the Fund could be in a less advantageous position than if such a hedge had not been established.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Foreign Investment Risk.</b> Foreign investments face the potential of heightened illiquidity, greater price volatility and adverse effects of political, regulatory, tax, currency, economic or other macroeconomic developments.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>High Yield Securities Risk.</b> High yield securities, i.e. "junk bonds," are debt securities that are rated below investment-grade, are unrated and deemed by us to be below investment-grade, or are in default at the time of purchase. These securities are considered speculative by the major rating agencies, have a much greater risk of default or of not returning principal and tend to be more volatile and less liquid than higher-rated securities of similar maturity.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Leverage Risk.</b> Leverage created by borrowing or certain investments, such as derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements, can diminish the Fund's performance and increase the volatility of the Fund's net asset value.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regional Risk</b>. 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R6 </b></p> Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.62% Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2002 0.1179 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 -0.0528 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataDDDD column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000029097Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataDDDD column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000029097Member ~</div> 0.0052 0 0.0012 0.0064 0 0.0064 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleDDDD column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000029097Member ~</div> 65 205 357 798 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataDDDD column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000029097Member ~</div> 0.2361 0.212 0.14 -0.0758 0.0414 0.0943 0.0861 0.1001 0.0755 0.0431 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataDDDD column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000029097Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0431 0.0459 0.0797 0.0654 0.092 0.0849 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Investment Objective </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The Fund seeks to provide current income consistent with capital preservation.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Fees and Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Example of Expenses </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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:</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Portfolio Turnover </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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. During the most recent fiscal period, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 485% of the average value of its portfolio.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Strategies </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Under normal circumstances we invest at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in U.S. Government obligations and up to 20% of the Fund's net assets in non-government mortgage- and asset-backed securities.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in U.S. Government obligations, including debt securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury, U.S. Government agencies or government-sponsored entities. We will purchase only securities that are rated, at the time of purchase, within the two highest rating categories assigned by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization, or are deemed by us to be of comparable quality. As part of our investment strategy, we may invest in stripped securities or enter into mortgage dollar rolls and reverse repurchase agreements. While we may purchase securities of any maturity or duration, under normal circumstances, we expect the portfolio's overall dollar-weighted average effective duration to be less than that of a 3-year U.S. Treasury note.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest in debt securities that we believe offer competitive returns and are undervalued, offering additional income and/or price appreciation potential, relative to other debt securities of similar credit quality and interest rate sensitivity. As part of our investment strategy, we invest in mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by U.S. Government agencies that we believe will sufficiently outperform U.S. Treasuries. We may sell a security that has achieved its desired return or if we believe the security or its sector has become overvalued. We may also sell a security if a more attractive opportunity becomes available or if the security is no longer attractive due to its risk profile or as a result of changes in the overall market environment.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Principal Investment Risks </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Debt Securities Risk.</b> The issuer of a debt security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, and changes in market interest rates may reduce the value of debt securities or reduce the Fund's returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Issuer Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Liquidity Risk.</b> A security may not be able to be sold at the time desired or without adversely affecting the price.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Management Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Market Risk.</b> The market price of securities owned by the Fund may rapidly or unpredictably decline due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk.</b> Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may decline in value when defaults on the underlying mortgage or assets occur and may exhibit additional volatility in periods of changing interest rates. When interest rates decline, the prepayment of mortgages or assets underlying such securities may require the Fund to reinvest such prepaid funds at lower prevailing interest rates, resulting in reduced returns.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regulatory Risk.</b> 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.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Stripped Securities Risk.</b> Stripped securities are the separate income or principal components of debt securities. These securities are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates, and therefore subject to greater fluctuations in price than typical interest bearing debt securities. For example, stripped mortgage-backed securities have greater interest rate risk than mortgage-backed securities with like maturities, and stripped treasury securities have greater interest rate risk than traditional government securities with identical credit ratings.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>U.S. Government Obligations Risk.</b> U.S. Government obligations may be adversely impacted by changes in interest rates, and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b> Performance </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's Web site at <u>wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com</u>.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Calendar Year Total Returns as of 12/31 each year Class R6 </b></p> Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 2.14% Highest Quarter: 1st Quarter 2009 0.0354 Lowest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2004 -0.0114 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2011 </b></p> <div style="display:none">~http://wells/role/ShareholderFeesDataEEEE column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007419Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/OperatingExpensesDataEEEE column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007419Member ~</div> 0.0038 0 0.0011 0.0001 0.005 -0.0012 0.0038 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/ExpenseExampleEEEE column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007419Member ~</div> 39 148 268 617 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/BarChartDataEEEE column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007419Member ~</div> 0.0628 0.0229 0.0145 0.0165 0.0441 0.0625 0.0439 0.0728 0.0394 0.0246 <div style="display:none">~ http://wells/role/PerformanceTableDataEEEE column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wells_S000007419Member ~</div> 2012-11-30 0.0246 0.0156 0.0485 0.038 0.0402 0.0338 0.46 0.43 0.40 0.35 0.31 0.26 0.22 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.19 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Management Risk. 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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 +7.21% Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 -4.36% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.14% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 +9.30% Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 -8.55% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.92% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +10.20% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -7.21% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 6.71% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +12.48% Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 -11.76% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 7.86% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +15.09% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -14.28% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 9.11% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +17.78% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -17.37% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 10.17% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +19.62% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -19.41% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 11.10% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +20.73% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -20.84% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 11.84% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +20.64% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -20.41% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 11.98% </pre> <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 +20.91% Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 -20.62% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 12.12% </pre> wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 0.0514 2012-09-30 0.0592 2012-09-30 0.0671 2012-09-30 0.0786 2012-09-30 0.0911 2012-09-30 0.1017 2012-09-30 0.1110 2012-09-30 0.1184 2012-09-30 0.1198 2012-09-30 0.1212 2012-09-30 8.03 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 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 0.0597 2012-09-30 <pre> Highest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 +4.98% Lowest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2004 -2.36% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.97% </pre> wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com 2014-09-30 8.03 2014-09-30 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, 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 0.0597 2012-09-30 <pre> Highest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2002 +4.98% Lowest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2004 -2.36% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.97% </pre> wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com 0.88 2015-02-28 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 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 0.0562 2012-09-30 <pre> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2002 +11.79% Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 -5.28% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 5.62% </pre> wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com 4.85 2014-12-31 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 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 0.0214 2012-09-30 <pre> Highest Quarter: 1st Quarter 2009 +3.54% Lowest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2004 -1.14% Year-to-date total return as of 9/30/2012 is 2.14% </pre> wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Since the Fund does not yet have a full calendar year of performance, no performance information is available.</p> Includes gross expenses allocated from the master portfolio in which the Fund invests. Performance Since 6/29/2007 Reflects the fees charged by Funds Management for providing investment advisory services to the master portfolio in which the Fund invests substantially all of its assets. The Adviser has committed through September 30, 2014, 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. Fees from the underlying master portfolio(s) are included in 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. Historical performance shown for the Class R4 shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Institutional Class shares, and is not adjusted to reflect Class R4 expenses. If these expenses had been included, returns for Class R4 would be lower. The Institutional Class annual returns are substantially similar to what the Class R4 annual returns would be because the Institutional Class and Class R4 shares are invested in the same portfolio and their returns differ only to the extent that they do not have the same expenses. Historical performance shown for the Class R6 shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Institutional Class shares, and is not adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses. If these expenses had been included, returns for Class R6 would be higher. The Institutional Class annual returns are substantially similar to what the Class R6 annual returns would be because the Institutional Class and Class R6 shares are invested in the same portfolio and their returns differ only to the extent that they do not have the same expenses. The Adviser has committed through December 31, 2014, 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 0.37% for Class R6. 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. Historical performance shown for the Class R6 shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Institutional Class shares, and is not adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses. If these expenses had been included, returns for Class R6 would be higher. The Institutional Class annual returns are substantially similar to what the Class R6 annual returns would be because the Institutional Class and Class R6 shares are invested in the same portfolio and their returns differ only to the extent that they do not have the same expenses. 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 0.65% for Class R6. 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. The Adviser has committed through June 30, 2014, 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. Fees from the underlying master portfolio(s) are included in 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. Historical performance shown for the Class R4 shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Institutional Class shares, and is not adjusted to reflect Class R4 expenses. If these expenses had been included, returns for Class R4 would be lower. The Institutional Class annual returns are substantially similar to what the Class R4 annual returns would be because the Institutional Class and Class R4 shares are invested in the same portfolio and their returns differ only to the extent that they do not have the same expenses. Includes gross expenses allocated from the master portfolio in which the Fund invests. Reflects the fees charged by Funds Management for providing investment advisory services to the master portfolio in which the Fund invests substantially all of its assets. Historical performance shown for the Class R6 shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Institutional Class shares, and is not adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses. If these expenses had been included, returns for Class R6 would be higher. The Institutional Class annual returns are substantially similar to what the Class R6 annual returns would be because the Institutional Class and Class R6 shares are invested in the same portfolio and their returns differ only to the extent that they do not have the same expenses. The Adviser has committed through September 30, 2014, 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. Fees from the underlying master portfolio(s) are included in 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. 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