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51 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10010



December 26, 2012




Filing Desk

Securities and Exchange Commission

Office of Filings and Information Services

Branch of Registrations and Examinations

Mail Stop 0-25

100 F Street, NE

Washington, DC 20549


Re: The MainStay Funds
  MainStay Flexible Bond Opportunities Fund
  File Nos. 033-02610 and 811-04550


Dear Sir or Madam:


On behalf of the registrant listed above and pursuant to Rule 497(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, attached for filing are exhibits containing interactive data format risk/return summary information that reflects the risk/return summary information in a supplement, dated December 13, 2012 to the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus for the MainStay Flexible Bond Opportunities Fund (Accession Number 0001144204-12-067777). The purpose of this filing is to submit an XBRL interactive data file in the manner provided by Rule 405 of Regulation S-T and General Instruction C.3.(g) of Form N-1A.


Any questions or comments on the filing should be directed to the undersigned at (973) 394-4436.




/s/ Kevin M. Bopp


Kevin M. Bopp

Assistant Secretary