0001081400-13-000079.txt : 20130320 0001081400-13-000079.hdr.sgml : 20130320 20130320100312 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001081400-13-000079 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 485BPOS PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 6 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130320 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130320 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20130320 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: 13703716 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: 1940 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 811-09253 FILM NUMBER: 13703717 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 S000007248 Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund C000019877 Investor Class SASPX C000053341 Class A WFAAX C000053342 Class C WFCAX C000092777 Administrator Class WFADX C000092778 Institutional Class WFPIX 0001081400 S000007255 Wells Fargo Advantage International Equity Fund C000019901 Class A WFEAX C000019902 Class B WFEBX C000019903 Class C WFEFX C000019904 Administrator Class WFEDX C000089270 Institutional Class WFENX C000089271 Class R WFERX 0001081400 S000007257 Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified International Fund C000019907 Class A SILAX C000019908 Class B SILBX C000019909 Class C WFECX C000019910 Administrator Class WFIEX C000035577 Institutional Class WFISX C000064962 Investor Class WIEVX 0001081400 S000029062 Wells Fargo Advantage Emerging Markets Equity Fund C000089292 Class A EMGAX C000089293 Class B EMGBX C000089294 Class C EMGCX C000089295 Administrator Class EMGYX C000092796 Institutional EMGNX 0001081400 S000029113 Wells Fargo Advantage Global Opportunities Fund C000089507 Class A EKGAX C000089508 Class B EKGBX C000089509 Class C EKGCX C000089510 Administrator Class EKGYX C000092815 Institutional EKGIX 0001081400 S000029114 Wells Fargo Advantage Intrinsic World Equity Fund C000089511 Class A EWEAX C000089512 Class C EWECX C000089513 Administrator Class EWEIX C000092816 Institutional EWENX 0001081400 S000037204 Wells Fargo Advantage Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund C000114589 Class A EQIAX C000114590 Class C EQICX C000114591 Administrator Class EQIDX C000114592 Institutional Class EQIIX 485BPOS 1 wellsfargofundstrustxbrl.htm WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE INTERNATIONAL EQUITY FUNDS XBRL FILING

AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON MARCH 20, 2013

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

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

FORM N-1A
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 [X]
Pre-Effective Amendment No. [ ]
Post-Effective Amendment No. 292 [X]
and/or
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 [X]
Pre-Effective Amendment No. [ ]
Post-Effective Amendment No. 293 [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 20th day of March, 2013.

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. 292 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)

/s/ Jeremy M. DePalma
Jeremy M. DePalma*
Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)

*By: /s/ C. David Messman
C. David Messman
As Attorney-in-Fact
March 20, 2013

 

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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You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i> ®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 54 and 56 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 56 of the Statement of Additional Information.</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. 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We consider equity securities of foreign issuers (or foreign securities) to be equity securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. We may use futures or forward foreign currency contracts to manage risk or to enhance return.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We use bottom-up stock selection, based on in-depth fundamental research as the cornerstone of our investment process. During each stage of the process, we also consider the influence on the investment theses of top-down factors such as macroeconomic forecasts, real economic growth prospects, fiscal and monetary policy, currency issues, and demographic and political risks. Sector and country weights result from rather than determine our stock-selection decisions. Our investment process seeks both growth and value opportunities. For growth investments, we target companies that we believe have strong business franchises, experienced and proven management, and accelerating cash flow growth rates. For value investments, we target companies that we believe are undervalued in the marketplace compared to their intrinsic value. Additionally, we seek to identify catalysts that will unlock value, which will then be recognized by the market. We may purchase securities across all market capitalizations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We conduct ongoing review, research, and analysis of our portfolio holdings. 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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. 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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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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. 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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. 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The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all capitalizations and styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and dividend payout, but also preserve value and protect investors from the risk of permanent capital loss. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect supported by major long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and will only invest when a company's stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value. We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiencies to buy the high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and our decisions to trim or sell out of positions may be triggered when a stock price exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.</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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 for Class A as of 12/31 each year (Returns do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did)</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 0.3182 -0.2477 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 (Returns reflect applicable sales charges)</b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. After-tax returns are shown only for the Class A shares. After-tax returns for the Class B and Class C shares will vary.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.0575 0 0 0.05 0 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.0102 0 0.0065 0.0002 0.0169 0 0.0169 0.0102 0.0075 0.0065 0.0002 0.0244 0 0.0244 0.0102 0.0075 0.0065 0.0002 0.0244 0 0.0244 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 737 1077 1440 2458 747 1061 1501 2504 347 761 1301 2776 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 247 761 1301 2504 247 761 1301 2776 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.5768 0.1781 0.3256 0.4621 0.3347 -0.4761 0.7285 0.2221 -0.1416 0.1249 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 1994-09-06 1994-09-06 1994-09-06 1994-09-06 1994-09-06 0.0599 0.0588 0.0389 0.0662 0.1065 0.1822 0.0014 -0.004 -0.001 0.0026 0.0058 -0.0092 0.1709 0.1598 0.1516 0.172 0.1693 0.1652 <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 long-term 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. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i> ®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 54 and 56 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 56 of the Statement of Additional Information.</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 57% 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 equity securities of foreign issuers, 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in the equity securities of foreign issuers through the use of three different styles of international equity management: an international growth style, subadvised by Artisan Partners Limited Partnership; an international value style, sub-advised by LSV Asset Management; and an international blend style, sub-advised by Wells Capital Management Incorporated. We invest primarily in developed countries, but may invest in emerging market countries. Furthermore, we may use futures, options or participation notes to manage risk or to enhance return. We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (Artisan)</b> Artisan employs a fundamental stock selection process to identify long-term opportunities to invest in international growth companies of all market capitalizations. Artisan seeks to invest in companies within its preferred themes with sustainable growth characteristics at attractive valuations that do not fully reflect their long-term potential. Artisan may sell a stock when Artisan thinks the stock is approaching full valuation, the company exhibits deteriorating fundamentals, changing circumstances affect the original reasons for its purchase, or more attractive opportunities are identified.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>LSV Asset Management (LSV)</b> LSV invests in equity securities of foreign issuers which it believes are undervalued in the marketplace at the time of purchase and show recent positive signals, such as an appreciation in prices and increase in earnings. LSV believes that these securities have the potential to produce future returns if their future growth exceeds the market's low expectations. LSV uses a quantitative investment model to make investment decisions for the Fund. The investment model ranks securities based on fundamental measures of value (such as the dividend yield) and indicators of near-term recovery (such as recent price appreciation). A stock is typically sold if the model indicates a decline in its ranking or if a stock's relative portfolio weight has appreciated significantly (relative to the Fund's benchmark).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Wells Capital Management Incorporated (Wells Capital Management)</b> Wells Capital Management invests in equity securities of foreign issuers by using bottom-up stock selection, based on in-depth fundamental research as the cornerstone of its investment process. During each stage of the process, Wells Capital Management also considers the influence on the investment theses of top-down factors such as macroeconomic forecasts, real economic growth prospects, fiscal and monetary policy, currency issues, and demographic and political risks. The investment process seeks both growth and value opportunities. For growth investments, Wells Capital Management targets companies that it believes have strong business franchises, experienced and proven management, and accelerating cash flow growth rates. For value investments, Wells Capital Management targets companies that it believes are undervalued in the marketplace compared to their intrinsic value. Wells Capital Management may purchase securities across all market capitalizations. Wells Capital Management may sell a stock if it achieves its investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if it changes its view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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>Participation Notes Risk</b>. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the securities of the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the securities of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to various factors, including transaction and other expenses.</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>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 before and after taxes 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 for Class A as of 12/31 each year (Returns do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did)</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 0.2232 -0.2089 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 (Returns reflect applicable sales charges)</b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. After-tax returns are shown only for the Class A shares. After-tax returns for the Class B and Class C shares will vary.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.0575 0 0 0.05 0 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.0085 0 0.008 0.0001 0.0166 -0.0024 0.0142 0.0085 0.0075 0.008 0.0001 0.0241 -0.0024 0.0217 0.0085 0.0075 0.008 0.0001 0.0241 -0.0024 0.0217 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 711 1046 1404 2408 720 1029 1464 2455 320 729 1264 2728 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 220 729 1264 2455 220 729 1264 2728 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.2882 0.1082 0.1183 0.2445 0.107 -0.451 0.2761 0.0944 -0.1085 0.1873 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 1997-09-24 1997-09-24 1997-09-24 1997-09-24 1998-04-01 0.119 0.0971 0.077 0.1294 0.1691 0.1732 -0.0522 -0.0626 -0.0478 -0.0527 -0.0475 -0.0369 0.0534 0.0453 0.0447 0.0539 0.0518 0.0821 <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 long-term 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. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i> ®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 54 and 56 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 56 of the Statement of Additional Information.</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 163% 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 Asia Pacific Basin equity securities.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity securities of companies in the Asia Pacific Basin. We define Asia Pacific Basin securities as securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office in the Asia Pacific Basin; (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is in the Asia Pacific Basin; or (3) issued by companies, regardless of where their securities are traded, that derive at least 50% of their revenue or profits from goods produced or sold, investments made, or services performed in the Asia Pacific Basin or that have at least 50% of their assets in the Asia Pacific Basin. The Asia Pacific Basin includes, among other countries, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, some of which may be considered emerging market countries. We may use participation notes, which are a type of derivative.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We look for companies with the potential for above-average sales and earnings growth, overall financial strength, competitive advantages, and capable management. We may sell a holding when it no longer has these traits. Our investment strategy includes both a top-down strategy, which takes account of overall economic and market trends in each country, and a bottom-up strategy, in which we use fundamental research for security selection. In order to take advantage of the wide range of possible opportunities in a variety of markets at different stages of economic development, we construct the portfolio by seeking both growth and value opportunities, as well as larger and smaller capitalization stocks.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>Participation Notes Risk</b>. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the securities of the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the securities of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to various factors, including transaction and other expenses.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regional Risk</b>. The Fund's investments are 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. For example, economic, political and social instability and foreign investment and exchange controls may disproportionately and adversely impact the Asia Pacific Basin.</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>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 before and after taxes 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 for Class A as of 12/31 each year (Returns do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did)</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 0.2566 -0.278 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 (Returns reflect applicable sales charges)</b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. After-tax returns are shown only for the Class A shares. After-tax returns for the Class C shares will vary.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.0575 0 0 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.0095 0 0.0077 0.0002 0.0174 -0.0012 0.0162 0.0095 0.0075 0.0077 0.0002 0.0249 -0.0012 0.0237 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 730 1080 1454 2499 340 764 1315 2817 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 240 764 1315 2817 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.6025 0.2045 0.2765 0.2294 0.2863 -0.5091 0.4087 0.152 -0.1597 0.2443 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 2007-07-31 2007-07-31 2007-07-31 2007-07-31 0.1723 0.1577 0.1118 0.2255 0.1678 -0.0472 -0.051 -0.0417 -0.0431 -0.0148 0.1182 0.0999 0.0956 0.1171 0.0973 <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 long-term 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. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i> ®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 54 and 56 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 56 of the Statement of Additional Information.</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 85% 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 securities of small- to medium-sized companies;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">in the securities of companies located in no fewer than three countries, which may include the U.S., and we may invest more than 25% of the Fund's total assets in any one country; 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity securities of small- to medium- sized companies, which we define as companies with market capitalizations within the range of the S&amp;P Global MidSmall Cap Index at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range of the S&amp;P Global MidSmall Cap Index was approximately $35.3 million to $37.3 billion, as of December 31, 2012, and is expected to change frequently. We consider foreign securities to be securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. Furthermore, we may use futures, options or forward foreign currency contracts to manage risk or to enhance return.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">In selecting equity investments for the Fund, the portfolio managers attempt to identify companies that are well managed, positioned to achieve above average increases in revenue and/or free cash flow and otherwise have strong prospects for continued growth and/or that are undervalued companies relative to an assessment of their intrinsic value. We utilize international and U.S. specialist investment teams, each of which seeks small- to medium-sized companies with improving outlooks at reasonable valuations. We believe the global small capitalization and mid capitalization markets are inefficient and that stocks are often inappropriately valued. Our process utilizes both fundamentally based, bottom-up techniques with top-down, industry and sector analysis to identify global opportunities. We conduct ongoing review, research, and analysis of our portfolio holdings. We may sell a stock if it achieves our investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if we change our view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio. We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</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>Country Concentration Risk.</b> A Fund that concentrates its investments in a limited number of countries will be more vulnerable to adverse financial, economic, political or other developments affecting those countries than a fund that invests its assets more broadly, and the value of the Fund's shares may be more volatile.</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>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>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>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>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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 for Class A as of 12/31 each year (Returns do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did)</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2011 0.2187 -0.2454 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 (Returns reflect applicable sales charges)</b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. After-tax returns are shown only for the Class A shares. After-tax returns for the Class B and Class C shares will vary.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.0575 0 0 0.05 0 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.009 0 0.0065 0.0001 0.0156 0 0.0156 0.009 0.0075 0.0065 0.0001 0.0231 0 0.0231 0.009 0.0075 0.0065 0.0001 0.0231 0 0.0231 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 725 1039 1376 2325 734 1021 1435 2370 334 721 1235 2646 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 234 721 1235 2370 234 721 1235 2646 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.4942 0.2368 0.2138 0.2249 0.1661 -0.403 0.2739 0.3098 -0.1801 0.2212 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 1988-03-16 1988-03-16 1988-03-16 1993-02-01 1993-02-01 0.151 0.1483 0.0981 0.1621 0.2018 0.1805 -0.0123 -0.0122 -0.0099 -0.012 -0.0081 0.0105 0.1166 0.1131 0.1045 0.1175 0.115 0.1114 <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 long-term 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. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i> ®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 54 and 56 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 56 of the Statement of Additional Information.</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 27% 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 equity securities of companies located in no fewer than three countries, which may include the U.S., and we may invest more than 25% of the Fund's total assets in any one country;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">between 30% and 70% of the Fund's total assets in equity securities of U.S. companies; 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest primarily in developed countries, but may invest up to 20% of the Fund's total assets in emerging market equity securities. We invest principally in equity securities of approximately 40 to 60 companies located worldwide, diversifying fund holdings across sectors, industries and countries. We consider foreign securities to be securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. The Fund may invest in companies located in countries with developed or emerging markets.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We utilize a long-term focus that is intended to take advantage of investment opportunities presented by what we believe are short-term price anomalies in high-quality stocks. We seek to identify companies with established operating histories, financial strength and management expertise, among other factors. We seek stocks that are trading at a discount to what we believe are their intrinsic values. Fundamental research is performed to identify securities for the portfolio with one or more catalysts present that we believe will unlock the intrinsic value of the securities over the next three to five years. These catalysts may include productive use of strong free cash flow, productivity gains, positive change in management or control, innovative or competitively superior products, increasing shareholder focus, or resolution of ancillary problems or misperceptions. We may sell a holding if the value potential is realized, if warning signs emerge of beginning fundamental deterioration or if the valuation is no longer compelling relative to other investment opportunities. We may invest in any sector or country, and at times we may emphasize one or more particular sectors or countries.</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>Country Concentration Risk.</b> A Fund that concentrates its investments in a limited number of countries will be more vulnerable to adverse financial, economic, political or other developments affecting those countries than a fund that invests its assets more broadly, and the value of the Fund's shares may be more volatile.</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>Focused Portfolio Risk.</b> Since the Fund tends to invest in a smaller number of stocks than do many other similar mutual funds, changes in the value of individual stocks held by the Fund may have a larger impact on the Fund's net asset value than if the Fund were more broadly invested.</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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 for Class A as of 12/31 each year (Returns do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did)</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 0.2516 -0.188 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 (Returns reflect applicable sales charges)</b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. After-tax returns are shown only for the Class A shares. After-tax returns for the Class C shares will vary.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.0575 0 0 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.008 0 0.0071 0.0001 0.0152 -0.0011 0.0141 0.008 0.0075 0.0071 0.0001 0.0227 -0.0011 0.0216 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 710 1018 1346 2275 319 699 1205 2597 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 219 699 1205 2597 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.4031 0.1779 0.1302 0.1602 0.052 -0.3909 0.3271 0.1175 0.0024 0.208 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 1996-04-30 1996-04-30 1996-04-30 2007-05-18 0.1383 0.1326 0.0898 0.1891 0.1583 0.0061 -0.0014 0.0023 0.0105 -0.0118 0.0892 0.0811 0.0777 0.0876 0.0751 <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 achieve long-term capital appreciation and current income.</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. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain <i>Wells Fargo Advantage Funds</i> ®. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "A Choice of Share Classes" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 54 and 56 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 56 of the Statement of Additional Information.</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. For the period from May 31, 2012 (commencement of operations) to October 31, 2012, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 39% 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 equity securities of companies in emerging market countries; and</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">across all market capitalizations.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We consider emerging market countries to include, among others, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and countries with low- to middle-income economies according to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (more commonly referred to as the World Bank).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We look for companies with a sustainable high dividend yield backed by strong company financials and fundamentals, including above-average sales and earnings growth, overall financial strength, competitive advantages, and capable management. We may sell a holding when it no longer has some or all of these traits. Our investment strategy includes both a top-down strategy, which takes account of overall economic and market trends in each country, and a bottom-up strategy, in which we use fundamental research for security selection. In order to take advantage of the wide range of possible opportunities in a variety of markets at different stages of economic development, we construct the portfolio with the potential for maximum portfolio dividend yield while maintaining a controlled level of risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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;">Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 0.0575 0 0 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 0.011 0 0.0324 0.0434 -0.0269 0.0165 0.011 0.0075 0.0324 0.0509 -0.0269 0.024 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 733 1584 343 1287 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionAAAA column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 243 1287 <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 long-term 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 115% 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 equity securities of foreign issuers; </p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">up to 30% of the Fund's total assets in emerging market equity securities; and</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">in securities of at least three different countries including the U.S.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The types of securities in which we normally invest include common stock, preferred stock, rights, warrants and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). We consider equity securities of foreign issuers (or foreign securities) to be equity securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. We may use futures or forward foreign currency contracts to manage risk or to enhance return.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We use bottom-up stock selection, based on in-depth fundamental research as the cornerstone of our investment process. During each stage of the process, we also consider the influence on the investment theses of top-down factors such as macroeconomic forecasts, real economic growth prospects, fiscal and monetary policy, currency issues, and demographic and political risks. Sector and country weights result from rather than determine our stock-selection decisions. Our investment process seeks both growth and value opportunities. For growth investments, we target companies that we believe have strong business franchises, experienced and proven management, and accelerating cash flow growth rates. For value investments, we target companies that we believe are undervalued in the marketplace compared to their intrinsic value. Additionally, we seek to identify catalysts that will unlock value, which will then be recognized by the market. We may purchase securities across all market capitalizations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We conduct ongoing review, research, and analysis of our portfolio holdings. We may sell a stock if it achieves our investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if we change our view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Administrator Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2011 0.1829 -0.2199 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 0.0085 0 0.0052 0.0001 0.0138 -0.0028 0.011 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 112 409 729 1633 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 0.3114 0.1942 0.1633 0.23 0.1494 -0.4143 0.1577 0.1528 -0.1369 0.1359 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 2010-07-16 2010-07-16 2010-07-16 0.1359 0.125 0.0881 0.1683 -0.0518 -0.0569 -0.0453 -0.0289 0.0704 0.0619 0.0612 0.0974 <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 long-term 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 7% 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity or other listed securities of emerging market companies. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. We may use futures to manage risk or to enhance return. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all capitalizations and styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and dividend payout, but also preserve value and protect investors from the risk of permanent capital loss. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect supported by major long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and will only invest when a company's stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value. We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiencies to buy the high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and our decisions to trim or sell out of positions may be triggered when a stock price exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.</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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Administrator Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 0.3191 -0.2475 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.0102 0 0.0049 0.0002 0.0153 -0.0001 0.0152 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 155 482 833 1823 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.5817 0.181 0.329 0.4672 0.3379 -0.4747 0.7325 0.2252 -0.14 0.1268 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 1994-09-06 1994-09-06 1994-09-06 0.1268 0.125 0.0824 0.1822 0.0156 0.0089 0.0101 -0.0092 0.1807 0.1685 0.1599 0.1652 <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 long-term 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 57% 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 equity securities of foreign issuers, 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in the equity securities of foreign issuers through the use of three different styles of international equity management: an international growth style, subadvised by Artisan Partners Limited Partnership; an international value style, sub-advised by LSV Asset Management; and an international blend style, sub-advised by Wells Capital Management Incorporated. We invest primarily in developed countries, but may invest in emerging market countries. Furthermore, we may use futures, options or participation notes to manage risk or to enhance return. We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (Artisan)</b> Artisan employs a fundamental stock selection process to identify long-term opportunities to invest in international growth companies of all market capitalizations. Artisan seeks to invest in companies within its preferred themes with sustainable growth characteristics at attractive valuations that do not fully reflect their long-term potential. Artisan may sell a stock when Artisan thinks the stock is approaching full valuation, the company exhibits deteriorating fundamentals, changing circumstances affect the original reasons for its purchase, or more attractive opportunities are identified.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>LSV Asset Management (LSV)</b> LSV invests in equity securities of foreign issuers which it believes are undervalued in the marketplace at the time of purchase and show recent positive signals, such as an appreciation in prices and increase in earnings. LSV believes that these securities have the potential to produce future returns if their future growth exceeds the market's low expectations. LSV uses a quantitative investment model to make investment decisions for the Fund. The investment model ranks securities based on fundamental measures of value (such as the dividend yield) and indicators of near-term recovery (such as recent price appreciation). A stock is typically sold if the model indicates a decline in its ranking or if a stock's relative portfolio weight has appreciated significantly (relative to the Fund's benchmark).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Wells Capital Management Incorporated (Wells Capital Management)</b> Wells Capital Management invests in equity securities of foreign issuers by using bottom-up stock selection, based on in-depth fundamental research as the cornerstone of its investment process. During each stage of the process, Wells Capital Management also considers the influence on the investment theses of top-down factors such as macroeconomic forecasts, real economic growth prospects, fiscal and monetary policy, currency issues, and demographic and political risks. The investment process seeks both growth and value opportunities. For growth investments, Wells Capital Management targets companies that it believes have strong business franchises, experienced and proven management, and accelerating cash flow growth rates. For value investments, Wells Capital Management targets companies that it believes are undervalued in the marketplace compared to their intrinsic value. Wells Capital Management may purchase securities across all market capitalizations. Wells Capital Management may sell a stock if it achieves its investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if it changes its view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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>Participation Notes Risk</b>. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the securities of the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the securities of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to various factors, including transaction and other expenses.</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>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 before and after taxes 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 Administrator Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 0.2224 -0.2086 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.0085 0 0.0064 0.0001 0.015 -0.0024 0.0126 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 128 451 796 1770 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.2897 0.1106 0.1215 0.2474 0.1097 -0.4499 0.2786 0.0973 -0.1073 0.1897 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 1999-11-08 1999-11-08 1999-11-08 0.1897 0.1661 0.1229 0.1732 -0.039 -0.0487 -0.0364 -0.0369 0.0619 0.054 0.0526 0.0821 <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 long-term 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 163% 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 Asia Pacific Basin equity securities.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity securities of companies in the Asia Pacific Basin. We define Asia Pacific Basin securities as securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office in the Asia Pacific Basin; (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is in the Asia Pacific Basin; or (3) issued by companies, regardless of where their securities are traded, that derive at least 50% of their revenue or profits from goods produced or sold, investments made, or services performed in the Asia Pacific Basin or that have at least 50% of their assets in the Asia Pacific Basin. The Asia Pacific Basin includes, among other countries, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, some of which may be considered emerging market countries. We may use participation notes, which are a type of derivative.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We look for companies with the potential for above-average sales and earnings growth, overall financial strength, competitive advantages, and capable management. We may sell a holding when it no longer has these traits. Our investment strategy includes both a top-down strategy, which takes account of overall economic and market trends in each country, and a bottom-up strategy, in which we use fundamental research for security selection. In order to take advantage of the wide range of possible opportunities in a variety of markets at different stages of economic development, we construct the portfolio by seeking both growth and value opportunities, as well as larger and smaller capitalization stocks.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>Participation Notes Risk</b>. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the securities of the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the securities of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to various factors, including transaction and other expenses.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regional Risk</b>. The Fund's investments are 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. For example, economic, political and social instability and foreign investment and exchange controls may disproportionately and adversely impact the Asia Pacific Basin.</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>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 before and after taxes 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 Administrator Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 0.2566 -0.278 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.0095 0 0.0061 0.0002 0.0158 -0.0016 0.0142 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 145 483 845 1865 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.6025 0.2045 0.2765 0.2294 0.2863 -0.5091 0.4087 0.1524 -0.1577 0.2471 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 0.2471 0.2302 0.1604 0.1678 -0.0349 -0.0401 -0.0323 -0.0148 0.1255 0.1063 0.1019 0.0973 <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 long-term 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 85% 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 securities of small- to medium-sized companies;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">in the securities of companies located in no fewer than three countries, which may include the U.S., and we may invest more than 25% of the Fund's total assets in any one country; 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity securities of small- to medium- sized companies, which we define as companies with market capitalizations within the range of the S&amp;P Global MidSmall Cap Index at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range of the S&amp;P Global MidSmall Cap Index was approximately $35.3 million to $37.3 billion, as of December 31, 2012, and is expected to change frequently. We consider foreign securities to be securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. Furthermore, we may use futures, options or forward foreign currency contracts to manage risk or to enhance return.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">In selecting equity investments for the Fund, the portfolio managers attempt to identify companies that are well managed, positioned to achieve above average increases in revenue and/or free cash flow and otherwise have strong prospects for continued growth and/or that are undervalued companies relative to an assessment of their intrinsic value. We utilize international and U.S. specialist investment teams, each of which seeks small- to medium-sized companies with improving outlooks at reasonable valuations. We believe the global small capitalization and mid capitalization markets are inefficient and that stocks are often inappropriately valued. Our process utilizes both fundamentally based, bottom-up techniques with top-down, industry and sector analysis to identify global opportunities. We conduct ongoing review, research, and analysis of our portfolio holdings. We may sell a stock if it achieves our investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if we change our view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio. We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</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>Country Concentration Risk.</b> A Fund that concentrates its investments in a limited number of countries will be more vulnerable to adverse financial, economic, political or other developments affecting those countries than a fund that invests its assets more broadly, and the value of the Fund's shares may be more volatile.</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>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>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>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>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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Administrator Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2011 0.2186 -0.245 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.009 0 0.0049 0.0001 0.014 0 0.014 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 143 443 766 1680 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.4975 0.2407 0.2171 0.2287 0.1693 -0.4015 0.2772 0.3131 -0.1787 0.2232 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 1997-01-13 1997-01-13 1997-01-13 0.2232 0.2196 0.145 0.1805 0.0016 0.0005 0.001 0.0105 0.126 0.1219 0.1128 0.1114 <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 long-term 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 27% 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 equity securities of companies located in no fewer than three countries, which may include the U.S., and we may invest more than 25% of the Fund's total assets in any one country;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">between 30% and 70% of the Fund's total assets in equity securities of U.S. companies; 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest primarily in developed countries, but may invest up to 20% of the Fund's total assets in emerging market equity securities. We invest principally in equity securities of approximately 40 to 60 companies located worldwide, diversifying fund holdings across sectors, industries and countries. We consider foreign securities to be securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. The Fund may invest in companies located in countries with developed or emerging markets.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We utilize a long-term focus that is intended to take advantage of investment opportunities presented by what we believe are short-term price anomalies in high-quality stocks. We seek to identify companies with established operating histories, financial strength and management expertise, among other factors. We seek stocks that are trading at a discount to what we believe are their intrinsic values. Fundamental research is performed to identify securities for the portfolio with one or more catalysts present that we believe will unlock the intrinsic value of the securities over the next three to five years. These catalysts may include productive use of strong free cash flow, productivity gains, positive change in management or control, innovative or competitively superior products, increasing shareholder focus, or resolution of ancillary problems or misperceptions. We may sell a holding if the value potential is realized, if warning signs emerge of beginning fundamental deterioration or if the valuation is no longer compelling relative to other investment opportunities. We may invest in any sector or country, and at times we may emphasize one or more particular sectors or countries.</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>Country Concentration Risk.</b> A Fund that concentrates its investments in a limited number of countries will be more vulnerable to adverse financial, economic, political or other developments affecting those countries than a fund that invests its assets more broadly, and the value of the Fund's shares may be more volatile.</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>Focused Portfolio Risk.</b> Since the Fund tends to invest in a smaller number of stocks than do many other similar mutual funds, changes in the value of individual stocks held by the Fund may have a larger impact on the Fund's net asset value than if the Fund were more broadly invested.</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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Administrator Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 0.2527 -0.1885 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.008 0 0.0055 0.0001 0.0136 -0.002 0.0116 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 118 411 726 1618 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.4031 0.1779 0.1302 0.1602 0.054 -0.3904 0.3309 0.1209 0.0043 0.211 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 2007-05-18 2007-05-18 2007-05-18 0.211 0.2038 0.1371 0.1583 0.0204 0.0117 0.0138 -0.0118 0.0971 0.0884 0.0846 0.0751 <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 achieve long-term capital appreciation and current income.</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. For the period from May 31, 2012 (commencement of operations) to October 31, 2012, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 39% 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 equity securities of companies in emerging market countries; and</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">across all market capitalizations.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We consider emerging market countries to include, among others, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and countries with low- to middle-income economies according to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (more commonly referred to as the World Bank).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We look for companies with a sustainable high dividend yield backed by strong company financials and fundamentals, including above-average sales and earnings growth, overall financial strength, competitive advantages, and capable management. We may sell a holding when it no longer has some or all of these traits. Our investment strategy includes both a top-down strategy, which takes account of overall economic and market trends in each country, and a bottom-up strategy, in which we use fundamental research for security selection. In order to take advantage of the wide range of possible opportunities in a variety of markets at different stages of economic development, we construct the portfolio with the potential for maximum portfolio dividend yield while maintaining a controlled level of risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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;">Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 0.011 0 0.0308 0.0418 -0.0273 0.0145 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleBBBB column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 148 1020 <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 long-term 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 115% 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 equity securities of foreign issuers; </p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">up to 30% of the Fund's total assets in emerging market equity securities; and</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">in securities of at least three different countries including the U.S.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">The types of securities in which we normally invest include common stock, preferred stock, rights, warrants and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). We consider equity securities of foreign issuers (or foreign securities) to be equity securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. We may use futures or forward foreign currency contracts to manage risk or to enhance return.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We use bottom-up stock selection, based on in-depth fundamental research as the cornerstone of our investment process. During each stage of the process, we also consider the influence on the investment theses of top-down factors such as macroeconomic forecasts, real economic growth prospects, fiscal and monetary policy, currency issues, and demographic and political risks. Sector and country weights result from rather than determine our stock-selection decisions. Our investment process seeks both growth and value opportunities. For growth investments, we target companies that we believe have strong business franchises, experienced and proven management, and accelerating cash flow growth rates. For value investments, we target companies that we believe are undervalued in the marketplace compared to their intrinsic value. Additionally, we seek to identify catalysts that will unlock value, which will then be recognized by the market. We may purchase securities across all market capitalizations.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We conduct ongoing review, research, and analysis of our portfolio holdings. We may sell a stock if it achieves our investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if we change our view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Institutional Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2011 0.1829 -0.2195 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 0.0085 0 0.0025 0.0001 0.0111 -0.0026 0.0085 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 87 327 586 1328 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 0.3114 0.1942 0.1633 0.23 0.1494 -0.4143 0.1577 0.1542 -0.1344 0.1386 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007255Member ~</div> 1998-03-09 1998-03-09 1998-03-09 0.1386 0.1267 0.0898 0.1683 -0.0506 -0.0561 -0.0445 -0.0289 0.071 0.0623 0.0616 0.0974 <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 long-term 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 7% 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity or other listed securities of emerging market companies. We consider emerging market companies to include companies that are traded in, have their primary operations in, are domiciled in or derive a majority of their revenue from emerging market countries as defined by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. We may use futures to manage risk or to enhance return. The Fund may have exposure to stocks across all capitalizations and styles and will be diversified across countries and sectors.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">Utilizing a bottom-up stock selection process, we seek to invest in quality companies at prices below their intrinsic value. From the available stock universe we focus only on those quality companies that are able to sustain high profitability over a long period of time for reasons we can understand. Such companies not only create value for investors from profitable investment of retained earnings and dividend payout, but also preserve value and protect investors from the risk of permanent capital loss. Among the characteristics we seek in high-quality companies are strong competitive position, demonstrable financial strength and profitability, quality management dedicated to public shareholders' interest, and favorable growth prospect supported by major long-term trends. We place an equal emphasis on understanding each company's intrinsic value and will only invest when a company's stock trades at a meaningful discount to this value. We do not attempt to anticipate or react to short term market fluctuations, but instead seek to take advantage of periodic market inefficiencies to buy the high quality companies at prices below our assessment of their intrinsic value. We have a disciplined approach to the monitoring and sale of holdings and our decisions to trim or sell out of positions may be triggered when a stock price exceeds its intrinsic value or when there is a material deterioration in the fundamentals of the company.</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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Institutional Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 0.3191 -0.2475 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.0102 0 0.0022 0.0002 0.0126 0 0.0126 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 128 400 692 1523 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 0.5817 0.181 0.329 0.4672 0.3379 -0.4747 0.7325 0.2271 -0.1377 0.1294 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029062Member ~</div> 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 0.1294 0.1267 0.0841 0.1822 0.0169 0.0099 0.011 -0.0092 0.1815 0.1691 0.1605 0.1652 <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 long-term 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 57% 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 equity securities of foreign issuers, 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in the equity securities of foreign issuers through the use of three different styles of international equity management: an international growth style, subadvised by Artisan Partners Limited Partnership; an international value style, sub-advised by LSV Asset Management; and an international blend style, sub-advised by Wells Capital Management Incorporated. We invest primarily in developed countries, but may invest in emerging market countries. Furthermore, we may use futures, options or participation notes to manage risk or to enhance return. We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (Artisan)</b> Artisan employs a fundamental stock selection process to identify long-term opportunities to invest in international growth companies of all market capitalizations. Artisan seeks to invest in companies within its preferred themes with sustainable growth characteristics at attractive valuations that do not fully reflect their long-term potential. Artisan may sell a stock when Artisan thinks the stock is approaching full valuation, the company exhibits deteriorating fundamentals, changing circumstances affect the original reasons for its purchase, or more attractive opportunities are identified.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>LSV Asset Management (LSV)</b> LSV invests in equity securities of foreign issuers which it believes are undervalued in the marketplace at the time of purchase and show recent positive signals, such as an appreciation in prices and increase in earnings. LSV believes that these securities have the potential to produce future returns if their future growth exceeds the market's low expectations. LSV uses a quantitative investment model to make investment decisions for the Fund. The investment model ranks securities based on fundamental measures of value (such as the dividend yield) and indicators of near-term recovery (such as recent price appreciation). A stock is typically sold if the model indicates a decline in its ranking or if a stock's relative portfolio weight has appreciated significantly (relative to the Fund's benchmark).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Wells Capital Management Incorporated (Wells Capital Management)</b> Wells Capital Management invests in equity securities of foreign issuers by using bottom-up stock selection, based on in-depth fundamental research as the cornerstone of its investment process. During each stage of the process, Wells Capital Management also considers the influence on the investment theses of top-down factors such as macroeconomic forecasts, real economic growth prospects, fiscal and monetary policy, currency issues, and demographic and political risks. The investment process seeks both growth and value opportunities. For growth investments, Wells Capital Management targets companies that it believes have strong business franchises, experienced and proven management, and accelerating cash flow growth rates. For value investments, Wells Capital Management targets companies that it believes are undervalued in the marketplace compared to their intrinsic value. Wells Capital Management may purchase securities across all market capitalizations. Wells Capital Management may sell a stock if it achieves its investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if it changes its view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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>Participation Notes Risk</b>. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the securities of the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the securities of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to various factors, including transaction and other expenses.</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>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 before and after taxes 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 Institutional Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 0.2243 -0.2085 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.0085 0 0.0037 0.0001 0.0123 -0.0023 0.01 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 102 368 654 1468 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 0.2897 0.1106 0.1215 0.2484 0.1119 -0.4486 0.2809 0.0997 -0.104 0.1878 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007257Member ~</div> 2006-08-31 2006-08-31 2006-08-31 0.1878 0.1496 0.1215 0.1732 -0.0374 -0.0511 -0.0373 -0.0369 0.0631 0.0529 0.0523 0.0821 <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 long-term 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 163% 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 Asia Pacific Basin equity securities.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity securities of companies in the Asia Pacific Basin. We define Asia Pacific Basin securities as securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office in the Asia Pacific Basin; (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is in the Asia Pacific Basin; or (3) issued by companies, regardless of where their securities are traded, that derive at least 50% of their revenue or profits from goods produced or sold, investments made, or services performed in the Asia Pacific Basin or that have at least 50% of their assets in the Asia Pacific Basin. The Asia Pacific Basin includes, among other countries, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, some of which may be considered emerging market countries. We may use participation notes, which are a type of derivative.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We look for companies with the potential for above-average sales and earnings growth, overall financial strength, competitive advantages, and capable management. We may sell a holding when it no longer has these traits. Our investment strategy includes both a top-down strategy, which takes account of overall economic and market trends in each country, and a bottom-up strategy, in which we use fundamental research for security selection. In order to take advantage of the wide range of possible opportunities in a variety of markets at different stages of economic development, we construct the portfolio by seeking both growth and value opportunities, as well as larger and smaller capitalization stocks.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>Participation Notes Risk</b>. Investments in participation notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the securities of the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. The performance results of participation notes will not replicate exactly the performance of the securities of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate due to various factors, including transaction and other expenses.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"> <b>Regional Risk</b>. The Fund's investments are 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. For example, economic, political and social instability and foreign investment and exchange controls may disproportionately and adversely impact the Asia Pacific Basin.</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>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 before and after taxes 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 Institutional Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008 0.2566 -0.278 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.0095 0 0.0034 0.0002 0.0131 -0.0004 0.0127 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 129 411 714 1575 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 0.6025 0.2045 0.2765 0.2294 0.2863 -0.5091 0.4087 0.1528 -0.1558 0.2487 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000007248Member ~</div> 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 0.2487 0.2312 0.1614 0.1678 -0.0342 -0.0396 -0.0318 -0.0148 0.1259 0.1066 0.1022 0.0973 <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 long-term 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 85% 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 securities of small- to medium-sized companies;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">in the securities of companies located in no fewer than three countries, which may include the U.S., and we may invest more than 25% of the Fund's total assets in any one country; 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest principally in equity securities of small- to medium- sized companies, which we define as companies with market capitalizations within the range of the S&amp;P Global MidSmall Cap Index at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range of the S&amp;P Global MidSmall Cap Index was approximately $35.3 million to $37.3 billion, as of December 31, 2012, and is expected to change frequently. We consider foreign securities to be securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. Furthermore, we may use futures, options or forward foreign currency contracts to manage risk or to enhance return.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">In selecting equity investments for the Fund, the portfolio managers attempt to identify companies that are well managed, positioned to achieve above average increases in revenue and/or free cash flow and otherwise have strong prospects for continued growth and/or that are undervalued companies relative to an assessment of their intrinsic value. We utilize international and U.S. specialist investment teams, each of which seeks small- to medium-sized companies with improving outlooks at reasonable valuations. We believe the global small capitalization and mid capitalization markets are inefficient and that stocks are often inappropriately valued. Our process utilizes both fundamentally based, bottom-up techniques with top-down, industry and sector analysis to identify global opportunities. We conduct ongoing review, research, and analysis of our portfolio holdings. We may sell a stock if it achieves our investment objective for the position, if a stock's fundamentals or price change significantly, if we change our view of a country or sector, or if the stock no longer fits within the risk characteristics of the Fund's portfolio. We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</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>Country Concentration Risk.</b> A Fund that concentrates its investments in a limited number of countries will be more vulnerable to adverse financial, economic, political or other developments affecting those countries than a fund that invests its assets more broadly, and the value of the Fund's shares may be more volatile.</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>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>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>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>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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Institutional Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2003 Lowest Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2011 0.2186 -0.2446 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.009 0 0.0022 0.0001 0.0113 0 0.0113 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 115 359 622 1375 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 0.4975 0.2407 0.2171 0.2287 0.1693 -0.4015 0.2772 0.3147 -0.1767 0.2262 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029113Member ~</div> 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 0.2262 0.2215 0.147 0.1805 0.0029 0.0014 0.0019 0.0105 0.1267 0.1225 0.1134 0.1114 <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 long-term 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 27% 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 equity securities of companies located in no fewer than three countries, which may include the U.S., and we may invest more than 25% of the Fund's total assets in any one country;</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">between 30% and 70% of the Fund's total assets in equity securities of U.S. companies; 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 emerging market equity securities. </p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We invest primarily in developed countries, but may invest up to 20% of the Fund's total assets in emerging market equity securities. We invest principally in equity securities of approximately 40 to 60 companies located worldwide, diversifying fund holdings across sectors, industries and countries. We consider foreign securities to be securities: (1) issued by companies with their principal place of business or principal office or both, as determined in our reasonable discretion, in a country other than the U.S.; or (2) issued by companies for which the principal securities trading market is a country other than the U.S. The Fund may invest in companies located in countries with developed or emerging markets.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We utilize a long-term focus that is intended to take advantage of investment opportunities presented by what we believe are short-term price anomalies in high-quality stocks. We seek to identify companies with established operating histories, financial strength and management expertise, among other factors. We seek stocks that are trading at a discount to what we believe are their intrinsic values. Fundamental research is performed to identify securities for the portfolio with one or more catalysts present that we believe will unlock the intrinsic value of the securities over the next three to five years. These catalysts may include productive use of strong free cash flow, productivity gains, positive change in management or control, innovative or competitively superior products, increasing shareholder focus, or resolution of ancillary problems or misperceptions. We may sell a holding if the value potential is realized, if warning signs emerge of beginning fundamental deterioration or if the valuation is no longer compelling relative to other investment opportunities. We may invest in any sector or country, and at times we may emphasize one or more particular sectors or countries.</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>Country Concentration Risk.</b> A Fund that concentrates its investments in a limited number of countries will be more vulnerable to adverse financial, economic, political or other developments affecting those countries than a fund that invests its assets more broadly, and the value of the Fund's shares may be more volatile.</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>Focused Portfolio Risk.</b> Since the Fund tends to invest in a smaller number of stocks than do many other similar mutual funds, changes in the value of individual stocks held by the Fund may have a larger impact on the Fund's net asset value than if the Fund were more broadly invested.</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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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 before and after taxes 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 Institutional Class</b></p> Highest Quarter: 2nd Quarter 2009 Lowest Quarter: 4th Quarter 2008 0.2527 -0.1885 <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;"><b>Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2012 </b></p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.008 0 0.0028 0.0001 0.0109 -0.0013 0.0096 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 98 334 588 1317 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/BarChartDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 0.4031 0.1779 0.1302 0.1602 0.054 -0.3904 0.3309 0.1211 0.0066 0.214 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/PerformanceTableDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000029114Member ~</div> 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 2010-07-30 0.214 0.2061 0.139 0.1583 0.0214 0.0125 0.0145 -0.0118 0.0976 0.0889 0.0851 0.0751 <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 achieve long-term capital appreciation and current income.</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. For the period from May 31, 2012 (commencement of operations) to October 31, 2012, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 39% 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 equity securities of companies in emerging market countries; and</p> </li><li> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">across all market capitalizations.</p> </li></ul> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We consider emerging market countries to include, among others, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and countries with low- to middle-income economies according to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (more commonly referred to as the World Bank).</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We look for companies with a sustainable high dividend yield backed by strong company financials and fundamentals, including above-average sales and earnings growth, overall financial strength, competitive advantages, and capable management. We may sell a holding when it no longer has some or all of these traits. Our investment strategy includes both a top-down strategy, which takes account of overall economic and market trends in each country, and a bottom-up strategy, in which we use fundamental research for security selection. In order to take advantage of the wide range of possible opportunities in a variety of markets at different stages of economic development, we construct the portfolio with the potential for maximum portfolio dividend yield while maintaining a controlled level of risk.</p> <p style="font-size:12;padding-top:2;padding-bottom:0;padding-left:0;">We reserve the right to hedge the portfolio's foreign currency exposure by purchasing or selling currency futures and foreign currency forward contracts. However, under normal circumstances, we will not engage in extensive foreign currency hedging.</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>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>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>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>Larger Company Securities Risk.</b> Securities of companies with larger market capitalizations may underperform securities of companies with smaller and mid-sized market capitalizations in certain economic environments.</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>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>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;">Since the Fund does not have annual returns for at least one calendar year, no performance information is shown.</p> <div style="display:none">~http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ShareholderFeesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 0 0 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/OperatingExpensesDataCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 0.011 0 0.0281 0.0391 -0.0266 0.0125 <div style="display:none">~ http://wfaintlequty-20130301/role/ExpenseExampleCCCC column period compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * row dei_LegalEntityAxis compact wfaintlequty-20130301_S000037204Member ~</div> 127 948 <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 long-term 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>