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Symbol: MFEGX   CUSIP:  552985103   Newspaper Abbreviation: GROWTHA   Fund number: 7  
Daily NAV:  $64.27  (as of 4/17/14)
    Characteristics Fund Profile Performance Portfolio Management Dividends and Capital Gains Price History Fund Reports/Prospectus Insightful Investing

Performance

Start of Investment Operations: December 29, 1986
Class Inception: September 13, 1993
Maximum Sales Charge:  5.75%


Average Annual Total Returns, not including sales charges (%)
These results represent the percent change in net asset value.

  Updated Daily as of 4/17/14, subject to revision. (not annualized) Updated Monthly as of 3/31/14
  YTD 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Life
  -1.74 24.13 14.70 21.48 9.23 8.40


Average Annual Total Returns, including sales charges (%)
These results represent the percent change in net asset value.

Updated Daily
as of 4/17/14,
subject to revision.
(not annualized)
Updated Monthly as of 3/31/14
YTD 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Life
-7.39 17.00 12.45 20.05 8.58 8.09


Average Annual Total Returns , not including sales charges (%) Updated Quarterly through 3/31/14
These results represent the percent change in net asset value.

  YTD 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Life
  -0.23 24.13 14.70 21.48 9.23 8.40



Average Annual Total Returns, including sales charges (%), Updated Quarterly through 3/31/14
These results represent the percent change in net asset value.

YTD 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Life
-5.97 17.00 12.45 20.05 8.58 8.09


Morningstar RatingTM: As of 3/31/14

Morningstar Category: Large Growth
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Number of funds in Large Growth: 1491 1491 1305 911

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.

Load-waived (LW) Class A share star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms (e.g., plan participants of a defined contribution plan). Not all A share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived A share star rating may actually waive their front-end sales load. Therefore, Morningstar strongly encourages investors to contact their investment professional to determine whether they are eligible to purchase the A share without paying the front load.

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Important Performance Information

Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Load Load Waived

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Morningstar Overall Rating As of 3/31/14 , class A Shares. Morningstar ratings are based on risk adjusted performance.


Annual Rates of Return at NAV (%)
  Year Rate of Return
  2013   36.28    
  2012   17.10    
  2011   -0.60    
  2010   15.65    
  2009   38.19    
  2008   -37.61    
  2007   20.82    
  2006   7.54    
  2005   8.67    
  2004   13.05    

Expense Ratios (%)
Gross Net
1.03 1.01
Gross Expense Ratio is the fund’s total operating expense ratio from the fund’s most recent prospectus. Net Expense Ratio reflects the reduction of expenses from fee waivers and reimbursements. Elimination of these reductions will result in higher expenses and lower performance. These reductions will continue until at least March 31, 2015.

 
Important Performance Information

 
 
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value fluctuate so your shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than the original cost; current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.

 
Performance results reflect any applicable expense subsidies and waivers in effect during the periods shown. Without such subsidies and waivers the fund's performance results would be less favorable. All results are historical and assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

 
Sales Charges

 
Class A shares ("A") results include the maximum sales charge.

 
Important Risk Considerations

 
The fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the fund.

 
Stock markets and investments in individual stocks are volatile and can decline significantly in response to issuer, market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions.

 
Investments in growth companies can be more sensitive to the company's earnings and more volatile than the stock market in general.

 
Please see the prospectus for further information on these and other risk considerations.

 
This publication is authorized for distribution only when preceded or accompanied by a prospectus, or summary prospectus, for the portfolio being offered. Consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact MFS or view online. Read it carefully.