Fees & Expenses
Credit Opportunities - Fees and Expenses Disclosure 1
Management Fee Waived: Effective May 1, 2021, FEIM and FEAC have agreed to waive all management fees and subadvisory fees payable to them under the Management Agreement (defined in Prospectus) and Subadvisory Agreement (defined in Prospectus) until April 30, 2022 (the ‘‘Management Fee Waiver’’). The Management Fee Waiver is not revocable during its term and amounts waived pursuant to the Management Fee Waiver will not be subject to any right of future recoupment in favor of FEIM and FEAC.
The Fund continuously offers its Common Shares through FEF Distributors, LLC (the “Distributor”), as principal underwriter, on a best efforts basis. Class A Shares and Class I Shares will be sold on a continuous basis at the Fund’s then current net asset value (“NAV”) per Share, plus for Class A Shares only, a maximum front-end sales commission of 3.50%. While neither the Fund nor the Distributor impose a front-end sales commission on Class I Shares, if you buy Class I Shares through certain financial firms, they may directly charge you transaction or other fees in such amount as they may determine. Please consult your financial firm for additional information.
Investors that purchase $1,000,000 or more of the Fund’s Class A Shares will not pay any initial sales charge on the purchase. However, unless eligible for a waiver, purchases of $1,000,000 or more of Class A Shares will be subject to an early withdrawal charge of up to 1.00% if the shares are repurchased during the first 12 months after their purchase. See “Early Withdrawal Charges - Class A Shares.”
The Fund does not currently charge a repurchase fee. However, in the future the Fund may charge a repurchase fee of up to 2.00%.
*A contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may be imposed on certain redemptions of Class A shares made within 18 months following a purchase of $1,000,000 or more without an initial sales charge.
**"Other Expenses" shown generally reflect actual expenses for the Fund for the most recent fiscal year ended October 31 and estimated expenses in the case of newly organized share classes.
***The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive its management fee at an annual rate in the amount of 0.05% of the average daily value of the Fund’s net assets for the period through February 28, 2022. This agreement may not be terminated during its term without the consent of the Board of Trustees. This waiver has the effect of reducing the management fee shown in the table for the term of the waiver from 0.75% to 0.70%.
****The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive its management fee at an annual rate in the amount of 0.10% of the average daily value of the Fund’s net assets for the period through February 28, 2022. This agreement may not be terminated during its term without the consent of the Board of Trustees. This waiver has the effect of reducing the management fee shown in the table for the term of the waiver from 0.70% to 0.60%.
*****First Eagle Investment Management, LLC (‘‘FEIM’’) has contractually agreed to waive and/or reimburse certain fees and expenses of Classes A, C, Y, I, R3, R4, R5 and R6 so that the total annual operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend and interest expenses relating to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, if any) (‘‘annual operating expenses’’) of each class are limited to 0.90%, 1.65%, 0.90%, 0.65%, 1.00%, 0.75%, 0.65% and 0.65% of average net assets, respectively. Each of these undertakings lasts until February 28, 2022 and may not be terminated during its term without the consent of the Board of Trustees. The Fund has agreed that each of Classes A, C, Y, I, R3, R4, R5 and R6 will repay FEIM for fees and expenses waived or reimbursed for the class provided that repayment does not cause annual operating expenses (after the repayment is taken into account) to exceed either: (1) 0.90%, 1.65%, 0.90%, 0.65%, 1.00%, 0.75%, 0.65% and 0.65% of the class’ average net assets, respectively; or (2) if applicable, the then current expense limitations. Any such repayment must be made within three years after the year in which FEIM incurred the expense.
******Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (“AFFE”) are fees and expenses incurred by the Fund in connection with its investments in other investment companies.
†A contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may apply on certain redemptions of Class A shares made within 18 months following a purchase of $250,000 or more without an initial sales charge. The Distributor may pay dealers of record “finder’s fee” commissions of up to 1.00% of purchases of Class A shares not previously subject to a front-end sales charge or dealer commission paid by the investor.
Payout Schedule (Class A Shares)
FEF Distributors, as the Funds' principal underwriter, may pay dealers of record commissions (as detailed below) on purchases of Class A Shares that were not previously subject to a front-end sales charge and dealer commission.
(as a % of purchase amount)
|$1,000,000 - $2,999,999||1.00%|
|$3,000,000 - $4,999,999||.75%|
|$5,000,000 - $9,999,999||.50%|
|$10,000,000 and up||.25%|
If you redeem any of those shares within the 18 months of the end of the calendar month of their purchase, a contingent deferred sales charge (called the "Class A contingent deferred sales charge") may be deducted from the redemption proceeds. The Class A contingent deferred sales charge may be up to, but will not exceed, 1.00% of the lesser (1) the aggregate net asset value of the redeemed shares at the time of redemption (excluding shares purchased by reinvestment of dividends or capital gain distributions), or (2) the original net asset value of the redeemed shares.
First Eagle Funds
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Kansas City, MO 64121-9324