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As of 6/30/15


Morningstar Category: Aggressive Allocation
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Growth Allocation Fund 529A
MFS® Growth Allocation Fund LW 529A
MFS® Growth Allocation Fund A
MFS® Growth Allocation Fund LW A
MFS® Growth Allocation Fund I
MFS® Growth Allocation Fund R3
MFS® Growth Allocation Fund R4
Number of funds in Aggressive Allocation: 389 389 328 225
Morningstar Category: Conservative Allocation
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund 529A
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund LW 529A
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund A
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund LW A
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund I
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund R2
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund R3
MFS® Conservative Allocation Fund R4
MFS® Diversified Income Fund A
MFS® Diversified Income Fund LW A
MFS® Diversified Income Fund C
MFS® Diversified Income Fund I
MFS® Diversified Income Fund R1
MFS® Diversified Income Fund R2
MFS® Diversified Income Fund R3
MFS® Diversified Income Fund R4
MFS® Diversified Income Fund R5
Number of funds in Conservative Allocation: 676 676 549 307
Morningstar Category: Corporate Bond
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Corporate Bond Fund A
MFS® Corporate Bond Fund LW A
MFS® Corporate Bond Fund I
MFS® Corporate Bond Fund R2
MFS® Corporate Bond Fund R3
MFS® Corporate Bond Fund R4
MFS® Corporate Bond Fund R5
Number of funds in Corporate Bond: 154 154 134 91
Morningstar Category: Emerging Markets Bond
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Emerging Markets Debt Fund A
MFS® Emerging Markets Debt Fund LW A
MFS® Emerging Markets Debt Fund I
MFS® Emerging Markets Debt Fund R2
MFS® Emerging Markets Debt Fund R3
MFS® Emerging Markets Debt Fund R4
Number of funds in Emerging Markets Bond: 246 246 125 47
Morningstar Category: Foreign Large Blend
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® International Diversification Fund 529A
MFS® International Diversification Fund LW 529A
MFS® International Diversification Fund A
MFS® International Diversification Fund LW A
MFS® International Diversification Fund I
MFS® International Diversification Fund R2
MFS® International Diversification Fund R3
MFS® International Diversification Fund R4
MFS® International Value Fund A
MFS® International Value Fund LW A
MFS® International Value Fund B
MFS® International Value Fund C
MFS® International Value Fund I
MFS® International Value Fund R1
MFS® International Value Fund R2
MFS® International Value Fund R3
MFS® International Value Fund R4
MFS® Research International Fund 529A
MFS® Research International Fund LW 529A
MFS® Research International Fund A
MFS® Research International Fund LW A
MFS® Research International Fund I
MFS® Research International Fund R3
MFS® Research International Fund R4
Number of funds in Foreign Large Blend: 668 668 584 331
Morningstar Category: Global Real Estate
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Global Real Estate Fund A
MFS® Global Real Estate Fund LW A
MFS® Global Real Estate Fund I
MFS® Global Real Estate Fund R2
MFS® Global Real Estate Fund R3
MFS® Global Real Estate Fund R4
MFS® Global Real Estate Fund R5
Number of funds in Global Real Estate: 187 187 154
Morningstar Category: High Yield Bond
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Global High Yield Fund I
MFS® Global High Yield Fund R4
Number of funds in High Yield Bond: 611 611 516 362
Morningstar Category: High Yield Muni
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Municipal High Income Fund A
MFS® Municipal High Income Fund LW A
MFS® Municipal High Income Fund I
Number of funds in High Yield Muni: 159 159 149 95
Morningstar Category: Intermediate-Term Bond
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MFS® Total Return Bond Fund 529A
MFS® Total Return Bond Fund LW 529A
MFS® Total Return Bond Fund A
MFS® Total Return Bond Fund LW A
MFS® Total Return Bond Fund I
MFS® Total Return Bond Fund R3
MFS® Total Return Bond Fund R4
Number of funds in Intermediate-Term Bond: 935 935 811 593
Morningstar Category: Large Blend
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MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund A
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund LW A
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund B
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund C
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund I
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund R2
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund R3
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund R4
MFS® Blended Research® Core Equity Fund R5
MFS® Core Equity Fund A
MFS® Core Equity Fund LW A
MFS® Core Equity Fund I
MFS® Core Equity Fund R2
MFS® Core Equity Fund R3
MFS® Core Equity Fund R4
MFS® Core Equity Fund R5
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund A
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund LW A
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund B
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund C
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund I
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund R1
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund R2
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund R3
MFS® Equity Opportunities Fund R4
MFS® Research Fund A
MFS® Research Fund LW A
MFS® Research Fund I
MFS® Research Fund R2
MFS® Research Fund R3
MFS® Research Fund R4
Massachusetts Investors Trust 529A
Massachusetts Investors Trust LW 529A
Massachusetts Investors Trust 529C
Massachusetts Investors Trust A
Massachusetts Investors Trust LW A
Massachusetts Investors Trust B
Massachusetts Investors Trust C
Massachusetts Investors Trust I
Massachusetts Investors Trust R1
Massachusetts Investors Trust R2
Massachusetts Investors Trust R3
Massachusetts Investors Trust R4
Massachusetts Investors Trust R5
Number of funds in Large Blend: 1380 1380 1225 854
Morningstar Category: Large Growth
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MFS® Growth Fund A
MFS® Growth Fund LW A
MFS® Growth Fund B
MFS® Growth Fund C
MFS® Growth Fund I
MFS® Growth Fund R1
MFS® Growth Fund R2
MFS® Growth Fund R3
MFS® Growth Fund R4
Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund A
Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund LW A
Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund I
Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund R3
Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund R4
Number of funds in Large Growth: 1533 1533 1317 918
Morningstar Category: Large Value
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Value Fund 529A
MFS® Value Fund LW 529A
MFS® Value Fund 529B
MFS® Value Fund 529C
MFS® Value Fund A
MFS® Value Fund LW A
MFS® Value Fund B
MFS® Value Fund C
MFS® Value Fund I
MFS® Value Fund R1
MFS® Value Fund R2
MFS® Value Fund R3
MFS® Value Fund R4
Number of funds in Large Value: 1185 1185 1045 734
Morningstar Category: Mid-Cap Value
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund 529A
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund LW 529A
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund A
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund LW A
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund C
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund I
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund R2
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund R3
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund R4
MFS® Mid Cap Value Fund R5
Number of funds in Mid-Cap Value: 429 429 370 242
Morningstar Category: Moderate Allocation
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Moderate Allocation Fund I
MFS® Moderate Allocation Fund R4
MFS® Total Return Fund A
MFS® Total Return Fund LW A
MFS® Total Return Fund I
MFS® Total Return Fund R3
MFS® Total Return Fund R4
MFS® Total Return Fund R5
Number of funds in Moderate Allocation: 815 815 703 472
Morningstar Category: Multialternative
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund A
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund LW A
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund B
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund C
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund I
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund R1
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund R2
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund R3
MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund R4
Number of funds in Multialternative: 216 216 143
Morningstar Category: Muni Massachusetts
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MFS® Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund A
MFS® Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund LW A
Number of funds in Muni Massachusetts: 61 61 59 51
Morningstar Category: Muni National Long
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MFS® Municipal Income Fund A
MFS® Municipal Income Fund LW A
MFS® Municipal Income Fund I
Number of funds in Muni National Long: 190 190 178 145
Morningstar Category: Muni National Short
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MFS® Municipal Limited Maturity Fund A
MFS® Municipal Limited Maturity Fund LW A
MFS® Municipal Limited Maturity Fund I
Number of funds in Muni National Short: 184 184 160 110
Morningstar Category: Muni Pennsylvania
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MFS® Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund A
MFS® Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund LW A
Number of funds in Muni Pennsylvania: 73 73 72 60
Morningstar Category: Muni Single State Long
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MFS® Alabama Municipal Bond Fund A
MFS® Alabama Municipal Bond Fund LW A
MFS® Georgia Municipal Bond Fund A
MFS® Georgia Municipal Bond Fund LW A
MFS® Mississippi Municipal Bond Fund A
MFS® Mississippi Municipal Bond Fund LW A
MFS® North Carolina Municipal Bond Fund A
MFS® North Carolina Municipal Bond Fund LW A
Number of funds in Muni Single State Long: 274 274 262 214
Morningstar Category: Retirement Income
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MFS® Lifetime® Income Fund I
MFS® Lifetime® Income Fund R4
Number of funds in Retirement Income: 150 150 143
Morningstar Category: Small Value
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MFS® New Discovery Value Fund A
MFS® New Discovery Value Fund LW A
MFS® New Discovery Value Fund I
MFS® New Discovery Value Fund R3
MFS® New Discovery Value Fund R4
MFS® New Discovery Value Fund R5
Number of funds in Small Value: 365 365
Morningstar Category: Target Date 2026-2030
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Lifetime® 2030 Fund A
MFS® Lifetime® 2030 Fund LW A
MFS® Lifetime® 2030 Fund I
MFS® Lifetime® 2030 Fund R2
MFS® Lifetime® 2030 Fund R3
MFS® Lifetime® 2030 Fund R4
Number of funds in Target Date 2026-2030: 195 195 171
Morningstar Category: Target Date 2036-2040
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Lifetime® 2040 Fund A
MFS® Lifetime® 2040 Fund LW A
MFS® Lifetime® 2040 Fund I
MFS® Lifetime® 2040 Fund R2
MFS® Lifetime® 2040 Fund R3
MFS® Lifetime® 2040 Fund R4
Number of funds in Target Date 2036-2040: 194 194 170
Morningstar Category: Target Date 2046-2050
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MFS® Lifetime® 2050 Fund I
MFS® Lifetime® 2050 Fund R4
Number of funds in Target Date 2046-2050: 174 174
Morningstar Category: Technology
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Technology Fund A
MFS® Technology Fund LW A
MFS® Technology Fund I
MFS® Technology Fund R2
MFS® Technology Fund R3
MFS® Technology Fund R4
MFS® Technology Fund R5
Number of funds in Technology: 198 198 190 155
Morningstar Category: Utilities
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Utilities Fund A
MFS® Utilities Fund LW A
MFS® Utilities Fund B
MFS® Utilities Fund C
MFS® Utilities Fund I
MFS® Utilities Fund R1
MFS® Utilities Fund R2
MFS® Utilities Fund R3
MFS® Utilities Fund R4
MFS® Utilities Fund R5
Number of funds in Utilities: 64 64 58 55
Morningstar Category: World Allocation
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MFS® Global Total Return Fund A
MFS® Global Total Return Fund LW A
MFS® Global Total Return Fund I
MFS® Global Total Return Fund R2
MFS® Global Total Return Fund R3
MFS® Global Total Return Fund R4
MFS® Global Total Return Fund R5
Number of funds in World Allocation: 465 465 344 177
Morningstar Category: World Stock
Fund Name Class Overall
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MFS® Aggressive Growth Allocation Fund A
MFS® Aggressive Growth Allocation Fund LW A
MFS® Aggressive Growth Allocation Fund I
MFS® Aggressive Growth Allocation Fund R3
MFS® Aggressive Growth Allocation Fund R4
MFS® Global Equity Fund A
MFS® Global Equity Fund LW A
MFS® Global Equity Fund B
MFS® Global Equity Fund C
MFS® Global Equity Fund I
MFS® Global Equity Fund R1
MFS® Global Equity Fund R2
MFS® Global Equity Fund R3
MFS® Global Equity Fund R4
MFS® Global Equity Fund R5
MFS® Global Growth Fund A
MFS® Global Growth Fund LW A
MFS® Global Growth Fund I
MFS® Global Growth Fund R2
MFS® Global Growth Fund R3
MFS® Global Growth Fund R4
MFS® Global Growth Fund R5
Number of funds in World Stock: 988 988 744 388

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Within each asset class, the top 10%, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5%, and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 star, respectively. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Each fund is rated exclusively against U.S. domiciled funds. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is based on the weighted average of the number of stars assigned to the fund's applicable time periods. In cases where the fund has changed investment categories, its historical information is given less weight. If the fund has been in existence at least 10 years, the 10-year rating accounts for 50%, the 5-year for 30%, and the 3-year for 20%. If the fund has been in existence at least 5 years, but less than 10 years, the 5-year rating accounts for 60% and the 3-year for 40%. If the fund has been in existence for 3 years, but less than 5 years, the 3-year rating accounts for 100%. Morningstar rankings may vary among share classes and are based on historical total returns, which are not indicative of future results.

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