Share Class

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS

A Shares (Incep. 4/1/2009) YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR INCEPTION
TSSAX without sales charge0.74%0.74%1.45%3.23%5.64%
TSSAX with sales charge-1.28%-1.28%0.77%2.82%5.43%
C Shares (Incep. 4/1/2009) YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR INCEPTION
TSSCX without sales charge0.27%0.27%1.03%2.87%5.31%
TSSCX with sales charge-0.32%-0.32%1.03%2.87%5.31%
I Shares (Incep. 4/1/2009) YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR INCEPTION
TSSIX1.03%1.03%1.71%3.54%5.95%
A Shares (Incep. 4/1/2009) YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR INCEPTION
TSSAX without sales charge0.74%0.74%1.45%3.23%5.64%
TSSAX with sales charge-1.28%-1.28%0.77%2.82%5.43%
C Shares (Incep. 4/1/2009) YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR INCEPTION
TSSCX without sales charge0.27%0.27%1.03%2.87%5.31%
TSSCX with sales charge-0.32%-0.32%1.03%2.87%5.31%
I Shares (Incep. 4/1/2009) YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR INCEPTION
TSSIX1.03%1.03%1.71%3.54%5.95%
A Shares without sales charge
(Incep. 4/1/2009)
ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index
20103.06%2.25%
201112.40%11.19%
20129.76%7.26%
2013-2.80%-2.89%
20149.86%9.78%
20152.23%3.55%
2016-0.38%0.44%
20174.04%5.42%
20180.74%1.04%
C Shares without sales charge
(Incep. 4/1/2009)
ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index
20102.75%2.25%
201112.06%11.19%
20129.43%7.26%
2013-3.08%-2.89%
20149.60%9.78%
20151.92%3.55%
2016-0.68%0.44%
20173.53%5.42%
20180.27%1.04%
I Shares
(Incep. 4/1/2009)
ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index
20103.33%2.25%
201112.70%11.19%
201210.08%7.26%
2013-2.51%-2.89%
201410.21%9.78%
20152.61%3.55%
2016-0.06%0.44%
20174.20%5.42%
20181.03%1.04%

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.
Source: Confluence

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.
Source: Confluence

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.
Source: Confluence

Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.

The maximum sales charge for the Fund's A shares is 2.00%.

C shares include a 0.60% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) for the first year only.

There is no up-front sales charge for the I shares.

There is no up-front sales charge for class R shares.

FUND OPERATING EXPENSES — Class A Shares

Gross Annual Operating Expenses (as reported in the most recent Prospectus)1.26%
Net Annual Operating Expenses (as reported in the most recent Prospectus)1.00%
Actual Annual Operating Expenses (fiscal year to date, as of 12/31/2018)1.00%

Thornburg Investment Management and/or Thornburg Securities Corporation have contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses through at least June 15, 2019 so that actual expenses do not exceed the net expense ratio above.

Expense Ratios – Expressed as a percentage of total fund assets and include management fees and operating costs. Expense ratios fluctuate over time and the expense ratio in the prospectus may differ from the actual expense ratio. The fund's total return includes the deduction of expenses.

For more detailed information on fund expenses, please see the fund's prospectus.

FUND OPERATING EXPENSES — Class C Shares

Gross Annual Operating Expenses (as reported in the most recent Prospectus)1.62%
Net Annual Operating Expenses (as reported in the most recent Prospectus)1.47%
Actual Annual Operating Expenses (fiscal year to date, as of 12/31/2018)1.47%

Thornburg Investment Management and/or Thornburg Securities Corporation have contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses through at least June 15, 2019 so that actual expenses do not exceed the net expense ratio above.

Expense Ratios – Expressed as a percentage of total fund assets and include management fees and operating costs. Expense ratios fluctuate over time and the expense ratio in the prospectus may differ from the actual expense ratio. The fund's total return includes the deduction of expenses.

For more detailed information on fund expenses, please see the fund's prospectus.

FUND OPERATING EXPENSES — Class I Shares

Gross Annual Operating Expenses (as reported in the most recent Prospectus)0.97%
Net Annual Operating Expenses (as reported in the most recent Prospectus)0.78%
Actual Annual Operating Expenses (fiscal year to date, as of 12/31/2018)0.78%

Thornburg Investment Management and/or Thornburg Securities Corporation have contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses through at least June 15, 2019 so that actual expenses do not exceed the net expense ratio above.

Expense Ratios – Expressed as a percentage of total fund assets and include management fees and operating costs. Expense ratios fluctuate over time and the expense ratio in the prospectus may differ from the actual expense ratio. The fund's total return includes the deduction of expenses.

For more detailed information on fund expenses, please see the fund's prospectus.

MORNINGSTAR RATING

Overall Morningstar Rating among 259 Muni National Intermediate funds, based on risk-adjusted returns for class A shares, using a weighted average of the fund's three- and five-year ratings: respectively, 3 stars and 3 stars among 259 and 228 funds, as of 12/31/2018.

MORNINGSTAR RATING

Overall Morningstar Rating among 259 Muni National Intermediate funds, based on risk-adjusted returns for class C shares, using a weighted average of the fund's three- and five-year ratings: respectively, 2 stars and 2 stars among 259 and 228 funds, as of 12/31/2018.

MORNINGSTAR RATING

Overall Morningstar Rating among 259 Muni National Intermediate funds, based on risk-adjusted returns for class I shares, using a weighted average of the fund's three- and five-year ratings: respectively, 3 stars and 4 stars among 259 and 228 funds, as of 12/31/2018.

30-Day Yields With Sales Charge as of 12/31/2018 — Class A Shares

Annualized Distribution Yield2.49%
SEC Yield1.78%
Without the fee waivers and expense reimbursements described above, the Annualized Distribution yield would have been 2.35%, and the SEC yield would have been 1.63%.

30-Day Yields as of 12/31/2018 — Class C Shares

Annualized Distribution Yield2.08%
SEC Yield1.35%
Without the fee waivers and expense reimbursements described above, the Annualized Distribution yield would have been 2.05%, and the SEC yield would have been 1.32%.

30-Day Yields as of 12/31/2018 — Class I Shares

Annualized Distribution Yield2.76%
SEC Yield2.03%
Without the fee waivers and expense reimbursements described above, the Annualized Distribution yield would have been 2.71%, and the SEC yield would have been 1.99%.

Dividends and Capital Gains — Class A Shares

Dividend (paid Dec 31, 2018)$0.03249
Capital Gains (2018)None Paid

Dividends and Capital Gains — Class C Shares

Dividend (paid Dec 31, 2018)$0.02661
Capital Gains (2018)None Paid

Dividends and Capital Gains — Class I Shares

Dividend (paid Dec 31, 2018)$0.03531
Capital Gains (2018)None Paid

HYPOTHETICAL GROWTH OF $10,000 as of 12/31/2018(Thornburg Strategic Municipal Income Fund vs. ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index)

  • A shares with sales charge$16,743
  • ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index$15,757
The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 graph compares a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Fund to the performance of the Index for the stated time period. Returns reflect reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses.

HYPOTHETICAL GROWTH OF $10,000 as of 12/31/2018(Thornburg Strategic Municipal Income Fund vs. ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index)

  • C shares$16,555
  • ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index$15,757
The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 graph compares a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Fund to the performance of the Index for the stated time period. Returns reflect reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses.

HYPOTHETICAL GROWTH OF $10,000 as of 12/31/2018(Thornburg Strategic Municipal Income Fund vs. ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index)

  • I shares$17,571
  • ICE BofAML Municipal Master Index$15,757
The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 graph compares a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Fund to the performance of the Index for the stated time period. Returns reflect reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses.
Important Information
Before investing, carefully consider the Fund’s investment goals, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this and other information, contact your financial advisor or visit thornburg.com. Read them carefully before investing.

Investments carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Portfolios investing in bonds have the same interest rate, inflation, and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds. The value of bonds will fluctuate relative to changes in interest rates, decreasing when interest rates rise. This effect is more pronounced for longer-term bonds. Unlike bonds, bond funds have ongoing fees and expenses. Investments in lower rated and unrated bonds may be more sensitive to default, downgrades, and market volatility; these investments may also be less liquid than higher rated bonds. Investments in derivatives are subject to the risks associated with the securities or other assets underlying the pool of securities, including illiquidity and difficulty in valuation. Investments in the Fund are not FDIC insured, nor are they bank deposits or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.

Credit quality ratings use the highest rating available from either S&P Global Ratings or Moody’s Investors Service. Where neither rating is available, we have used ratings from other nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs).

A bond credit rating assesses the financial ability of a debt issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Ratings of AAA (the highest), AA, A, and BBB are investment-grade quality. Ratings of BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D (the lowest) are considered below investment grade, speculative grade, or junk bonds.

The performance of any index is not indicative of the performance of any particular investment. Unless otherwise noted, index returns reflect the reinvestment of income dividends and capital gains, if any, but do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. Investors may not make direct investments into any index.

Diversification does not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.

Income earned from municipal bonds is exempt from regular federal and in some cases, state and local income tax. Income may be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Class I shares may not be available to all investors. Minimum investments for the I share class may be higher than those for other classes.

There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objectives.

Please see our glossary for a definition of terms.

Thornburg mutual funds are distributed by Thornburg Securities Corporation.

Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. mutual funds are sold through investment professionals including investment advisors, brokerage firms, bank trust departments, trust companies and certain other financial intermediaries. Thornburg Securities Corporation (TSC) does not act as broker of record for investors.