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Expense Ratio Information

All the Parnassus Funds are no-load funds, meaning there's no up-front sales charge on our funds. Expense ratios include gross expenses and expenses net of contractual waivers as described in the Funds current prospectus dated May 1, 2013.

Fund Name Gross
Expense Ratio
1 (%)
Net
Expense Ratio
1 (%)
Category
Average
2 (%)
Parnassus Fund 0.90 0.90 1.33
Parnassus Equity Income Fund
Investor Shares
0.90 0.90 1.26
Parnassus Equity Income Fund
Institutional Shares
0.68 0.68 1.26
Parnassus Workplace Fund 1.14 1.14 1.16
Parnassus Mid-Cap Fund 1.23 1.20 1.33
Parnassus Small-Cap Fund 1.23 1.20 1.35
Parnassus Asia Fund 5.00 1.45 NA
Parnassus Fixed-Income Fund 0.79 0.68 0.97


1 As described in Fund's current prospectus dated May 1, 2013, Parnassus Investments has contractually agreed to reduce its investment advisory fee to the extent necessary to limit total operating expenses to 1.20%, 1.20%, 1.45% and 0.68% of net assets for the Parnassus Mid-Cap Fund, Parnassus Small-Cap Fund, Parnassus Asia Fund and Parnassus Fixed-Income Fund, respectively. This agreement will not be terminated prior to May 1, 2014, and may be continued indefinitely by the investment adviser on a year-to-year basis.

2 The fund category average benchmarks shown are the mean total expense ratios of each fund's peer group as classified by Lipper as of April 30, 2013. Lipper's data and analyses are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of any entity in any jurisdiction.