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The SEC Yield represents annualized net investment income (dividends and interest, after the deduction of the fund's expenses) earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as a percentage of the fund's assets. It is calculated based on the standardized formula set forth by the SEC. Net investment income is based on the current market yield to maturity (in the case of bonds) or projected dividend yield (for stocks). The SEC Yield should be regarded as an estimate of the fund's rate of investment income, and it may not equal the fund's actual income distribution rate.

The distribution yield of a fund is the sum of the trailing 12 months of income distribtuions divided by its current net asset value, adjusted upward for any capital gains distributed over the same time period. The frequency of distributions vary by fund.

Please note: Since the SEC yield and distribution yield cover different time frames, the two methods usually produce different yields. For example, in a falling interest-rate environment, a fund's 12-month distribution yield is likely to be higher than its 30-day SEC yield, since the annual figure includes income earned during the prior months when rates were higher. Click here for more information on income distribution yields.

The tax equivalent yield is the pre-tax yield required from a taxable bond in order to equal the tax-free yield of a municipal bond. Tax equivalent yield is calculated by dividing the after-tax yield (30 day SEC yield) by the difference obtained from subtracting the applicable tax rate from 1. For example, for an investor who pays taxes at a rate of 43.4%, an after-tax yield of 2% has a tax-equivalent yield of 0.02/(1 - 0.434), or 3.53%.




Tax Exempt Fixed Income Funds

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized Yield % 1 Unsubsidized Yield % 2 Tax Equivalent Subsidized Yield % 3 Tax Equivalent Unsubsidized Yield % 3
RTEAX Russell Tax Exempt Bond Fund A 2.05 1.08 1.07 1.91 1.89
RTECX Russell Tax Exempt Bond Fund C 1.36 0.43 0.37 0.75 0.66
RTBEX Russell Tax Exempt Bond Fund E 2.10 1.16 1.11 2.06 1.96
RLVSX Russell Tax Exempt Bond Fund S 2.34 1.41 1.36 2.49 2.40

3 The tax equivalent yield is based on a tax rate of 43.4%, which includes the 3.8% Medicare surtax.

Taxable Fixed Income Funds

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RGCAX Russell Global Opportunistic Credit Fund A 4.49 3.90 3.52
RGCCX Russell Global Opportunistic Credit Fund C 3.78 3.31 2.91
RCCEX Russell Global Opportunistic Credit Fund E 4.50 4.06 3.66
RGCSX Russell Global Opportunistic Credit Fund S 4.73 4.31 3.91
RFDAX Russell Strategic Bond Fund A 1.27 1.24 1.20
RFCCX Russell Strategic Bond Fund C 0.53 0.54 0.50
RFCEX Russell Strategic Bond Fund E 1.27 1.28 1.24
RFCSX Russell Strategic Bond Fund I 1.58 1.57 1.57
RFCTX Russell Strategic Bond Fund S 1.51 1.53 1.49
RFAAX Russell Investment Grade Bond Fund A 0.95 1.20 1.20
RFACX Russell Investment Grade Bond Fund C 0.27 0.51 0.51
RFAEX Russell Investment Grade Bond Fund E 0.95 1.25 1.25
RFASX Russell Investment Grade Bond Fund I 1.28 1.58 1.58
RFATX Russell Investment Grade Bond Fund S 1.20 1.50 1.50
RSBTX Russell Short Duration Bond Fund A 0.83 1.34 1.18
RSBCX Russell Short Duration Bond Fund C 0.20 0.65 0.48
RSBEX Russell Short Duration Bond Fund E 0.83 1.39 1.23
RFBSX Russell Short Duration Bond Fund S 1.06 1.64 1.47

U.S. Equity Funds

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RSQAX Russell U.S. Core Equity Fund A 0.86 0.57 0.57
REQSX Russell U.S. Core Equity Fund C 0.36 -0.12 -0.12
REAEX Russell U.S. Core Equity Fund E 0.86 0.61 0.61
REASX Russell U.S. Core Equity Fund I 1.15 0.92 0.92
RLISX Russell U.S. Core Equity Fund S 1.08 0.85 0.85
REQAX Russell U.S. Defensive Equity Fund A 0.88 0.85 0.85
REQCX Russell U.S. Defensive Equity Fund C 0.19 0.18 0.18
REQEX Russell U.S. Defensive Equity Fund E 0.86 0.90 0.90
REDSX Russell U.S. Defensive Equity Fund I 1.18 1.22 1.22
REQTX Russell U.S. Defensive Equity Fund S 1.10 1.15 1.15
RSGAX Russell U.S. Dynamic Equity Fund A 0.01 -0.25 -0.25
RSGCX Russell U.S. Dynamic Equity Fund C 0.00 -0.98 -0.98
RSGEX Russell U.S. Dynamic Equity Fund E 0.00 -0.27 -0.27
RSGIX Russell U.S. Dynamic Equity Fund I 0.17 0.05 0.05
RSGSX Russell U.S. Dynamic Equity Fund S 0.09 -0.03 -0.03
RSEAX Russell U.S. Strategic Equity Fund A 0.66 0.60 0.36
RSECX Russell U.S. Strategic Equity Fund C 0.77 -0.09 -0.34
RSEEX Russell U.S. Strategic Equity Fund E 0.64 0.63 0.38
RSESX Russell U.S. Strategic Equity Fund S 0.87 0.88 0.62
RLACX Russell U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund A 0.14 -0.15 -0.15
RLECX Russell U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund C 0.00 -0.88 -0.88
REBEX Russell U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund E 0.08 -0.16 -0.16
REBSX Russell U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund I 0.36 0.16 0.16
RLESX Russell U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund S 0.30 0.08 0.08
RMCAX Russell U.S. Mid Cap Equity Fund A 0.20 -0.02 -0.21
RMCCX Russell U.S. Mid Cap Equity Fund C 0.46 -0.74 -0.94
RMCSX Russell U.S. Mid Cap Equity Fund S 0.42 0.22 0.01
RLCZX Russell U.S. Large Cap Equity Fund A 0.66 0.46 0.32
RLCCX Russell U.S. Large Cap Equity Fund C 1.04 -0.24 -0.39
RLCSX Russell U.S. Large Cap Equity Fund S 0.90 0.72 0.58

International and Global Equity Funds

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RLNAX Russell International Developed Markets Fund A 1.85 0.93 0.93
RLNCX Russell International Developed Markets Fund C 1.12 0.25 0.25
RIFEX Russell International Developed Markets Fund E 1.85 0.99 0.99
RINSX Russell International Developed Markets Fund I 2.13 1.31 1.31
RINTX Russell International Developed Markets Fund S 2.07 1.23 1.23
RGEAX Russell Global Equity Fund A 0.38 0.25 0.25
RGECX Russell Global Equity Fund C 0.00 -0.46 -0.46
RGEEX Russell Global Equity Fund E 0.36 0.27 0.27
RGESX Russell Global Equity Fund S 0.59 0.51 0.51
REMAX Russell Emerging Markets Fund A 0.41 0.20 0.20
REMCX Russell Emerging Markets Fund C 0.00 -0.51 -0.51
REMEX Russell Emerging Markets Fund E 0.40 0.22 0.22
REMSX Russell Emerging Markets Fund S 0.64 0.46 0.46

Alternative and Specialty Funds

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RCSAX Russell Commodity Strategies Fund A 0.00 -1.02 -1.57
RCSCX Russell Commodity Strategies Fund C 0.00 -1.82 -2.40
RCSEX Russell Commodity Strategies Fund E 0.00 -1.08 -1.66
RCCSX Russell Commodity Strategies Fund S 0.00 -0.84 -1.42
RGIAX Russell Global Infrastructure Fund A 1.77 1.37 1.05
RGCIX Russell Global Infrastructure Fund C 1.15 0.73 0.39
RGIEX Russell Global Infrastructure Fund E 1.78 1.46 1.12
RGISX Russell Global Infrastructure Fund S 1.99 1.70 1.36
RREAX Russell Global Real Estate Securities Fund A 2.50 1.34 1.34
RRSCX Russell Global Real Estate Securities Fund C 1.88 0.69 0.69
RREEX Russell Global Real Estate Securities Fund E 2.50 1.42 1.42
RRESX Russell Global Real Estate Securities Fund S 2.68 1.67 1.67
RMSAX Russell Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund A 0.30 -0.69 -0.74
RMSCX Russell Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund C 0.00 -1.46 -1.51
RMSEX Russell Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund E 0.34 -0.73 -0.78
RMSSX Russell Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund S 0.57 -0.48 -0.53
ROWSX Russell Strategic Call Overwriting Fund S 0.97 0.67 0.47

Tax-Managed Equity Funds

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RTLAX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Large Cap Fund A 0.12 0.24 0.24
RTLCX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Large Cap Fund C 0.00 -0.47 -0.47
RTLEX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Large Cap Fund E 0.14 0.25 0.25
RETSX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Large Cap Fund S 0.33 0.49 0.49
RTSAX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Mid & Small Cap Fund A 0.00 -0.66 -0.72
RTSCX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Mid & Small Cap Fund C 0.00 -1.39 -1.49
RTSEX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Mid & Small Cap Fund E 0.00 -0.67 -0.77
RTSSX Russell Tax-Managed U.S. Mid & Small Cap Fund S 0.00 -0.43 -0.53

LifePoints® Funds - Target Portfolio Series

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RCLAX Conservative Strategy Fund A 1.09 0.92 0.75
RCLCX Conservative Strategy Fund C 0.49 0.24 0.06
RCLEX Conservative Strategy Fund E 1.06 0.98 0.79
RCLRX Conservative Strategy Fund R1 1.47 1.35 1.04
RCLTX Conservative Strategy Fund R2 1.22 1.11 0.79
RCLDX Conservative Strategy Fund R3 0.95 0.86 0.55
RCLSX Conservative Strategy Fund S 1.32 1.23 1.04
RMLAX Moderate Strategy Fund A 1.31 0.98 0.81
RMLCX Moderate Strategy Fund C 0.76 0.31 0.13
RMLEX Moderate Strategy Fund E 1.29 1.04 0.86
RMLRX Moderate Strategy Fund R1 1.68 1.41 1.10
RMLTX Moderate Strategy Fund R2 1.43 1.17 0.86
RMLDX Moderate Strategy Fund R3 1.18 0.92 0.61
RMLSX Moderate Strategy Fund S 1.54 1.29 1.10
RBLAX Balanced Strategy Fund A 1.60 0.88 0.72
RBLCX Balanced Strategy Fund C 1.15 0.20 0.03
RBLEX Balanced Strategy Fund E 1.58 0.93 0.76
RBLRX Balanced Strategy Fund R1 1.86 1.30 1.01
RBLTX Balanced Strategy Fund R2 1.69 1.06 0.76
RBLDX Balanced Strategy Fund R3 1.50 0.81 0.52
RBLSX Balanced Strategy Fund S 1.76 1.17 1.01
RALAX Growth Strategy Fund A 1.67 0.84 0.68
RALCX Growth Strategy Fund C 1.33 0.16 0.00
RALEX Growth Strategy Fund E 1.66 0.89 0.73
RALRX Growth Strategy Fund R1 1.93 1.26 0.97
RALTX Growth Strategy Fund R2 1.76 1.02 0.73
RALDX Growth Strategy Fund R3 1.57 0.77 0.48
RALSX Growth Strategy Fund S 1.83 1.14 0.97
REAAX Equity Growth Strategy Fund A 1.86 0.86 0.71
RELCX Equity Growth Strategy Fund C 1.71 0.19 0.03
RELEX Equity Growth Strategy Fund E 1.91 0.92 0.75
RELRX Equity Growth Strategy Fund R1 2.13 1.29 1.00
RELTX Equity Growth Strategy Fund R2 2.00 1.04 0.75
RELDX Equity Growth Strategy Fund R3 1.85 0.80 0.51
RELSX Equity Growth Strategy Fund S 2.03 1.16 1.00

LifePoints® Funds - Target Date Series

Yields as of 8/31/2014

Ticker Fund Name Share
Class
Distribution
Yield % *
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
Subsidized
Yield % 1
Unsubsidized
Yield % 2
RZLAX In Retirement Fund A 1.57 1.07 1.07
RZLRX In Retirement Fund R1 1.83 1.32 1.32
RZLTX In Retirement Fund R2 1.58 1.07 1.07
RZLDX In Retirement Fund R3 1.31 0.83 0.83
RKLRX 2015 Strategy Fund R1 1.75 1.30 1.30
RKLTX 2015 Strategy Fund R2 1.51 1.05 1.05
RKLDX 2015 Strategy Fund R3 1.28 0.80 0.80
RLLAX 2020 Strategy Fund A 1.69 0.89 0.89
RLLEX 2020 Strategy Fund E 1.74 0.94 0.94
RLLRX 2020 Strategy Fund R1 1.97 1.19 1.19
RLLTX 2020 Strategy Fund R2 1.73 0.94 0.94
RLLDX 2020 Strategy Fund R3 1.47 0.70 0.70
RLLSX 2020 Strategy Fund S 1.97 1.19 1.19
RPLRX 2025 Strategy Fund R1 2.12 1.07 1.07
RPLTX 2025 Strategy Fund R2 1.89 0.82 0.82
RPLDX 2025 Strategy Fund R3 1.65 0.58 0.58
RRLAX 2030 Strategy Fund A 2.03 0.62 0.62
RRLEX 2030 Strategy Fund E 2.06 0.66 0.66
RRLRX 2030 Strategy Fund R1 2.30 0.91 0.91
RRLTX 2030 Strategy Fund R2 2.06 0.66 0.66
RRLDX 2030 Strategy Fund R3 1.80 0.42 0.42
RRLSX 2030 Strategy Fund S 2.30 0.91 0.91
RVLRX 2035 Strategy Fund R1 2.48 0.67 0.67
RVLTX 2035 Strategy Fund R2 2.25 0.42 0.42
RVLDX 2035 Strategy Fund R3 2.02 0.18 0.18
RXLAX 2040 Strategy Fund A 2.26 0.30 0.30
RXLEX 2040 Strategy Fund E 2.26 0.32 0.32
RXLRX 2040 Strategy Fund R1 2.49 0.56 0.56
RXLTX 2040 Strategy Fund R2 2.25 0.32 0.32
RXLDX 2040 Strategy Fund R3 2.00 0.08 0.08
RXLSX 2040 Strategy Fund S 2.49 0.56 0.56
RWLRX 2045 Strategy Fund R1 2.49 0.56 0.56
RWLTX 2045 Strategy Fund R2 2.25 0.32 0.32
RWLDX 2045 Strategy Fund R3 2.02 0.08 0.08
RYLRX 2050 Strategy Fund R1 2.49 0.56 0.56
RYLTX 2050 Strategy Fund R2 2.25 0.30 0.30
RYLYX 2050 Strategy Fund R3 2.02 0.08 0.08
RQLRX 2055 Strategy Fund R1 2.52 0.56 0.56
RQLTX 2055 Strategy Fund R2 2.29 0.31 0.31
RQLDX 2055 Strategy Fund R3 2.08 0.07 0.07

* The fund's distribution yield for the period ending 8/31/2014.
The annualized 30-day SEC yield more closely reflects the current earnings of the fund than the total return of the fund; yields will vary.
1 The fund's current yield for the period ending 8/31/2014.
2 The yield shown is what the yield would have been without the current fee waivers and expense reimbursements (unsubsidized).

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