497 1 d421623d497.htm VIRTUS EQUITY TRUST Virtus Equity Trust

1933 Act/Rule 497(e)

October 19, 2012


Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549


RE: Virtus Equity Trust

File Nos. 002-16590 and 811-00945

To The Commission Staff:

On behalf of Virtus Equity Trust (the “Trust” or “Registrant”), transmitted herewith for filing under Rule 497(e) under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, are exhibits containing interactive data format risk/return summary information that mirrors the risk/return summary information in the prospectus for Virtus Balanced Fund (the “Fund”) as filed under Rule 497(e) on October 5, 2012. The purpose of this filing is to submit the 497(e) filing dated October 5, 2012 in XBRL for the Fund.

Please contact Ann Flood at (860) 263-4746 or the undersigned at (860) 263-4791 if you have any questions concerning this filing.


Very truly yours,
/s/ Kevin J. Carr
Kevin J. Carr

cc: Ann Flood