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Quarter-End Performance

Total % Returns as of 3/31/20161
3 Mo. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yr. 5 Yr. 10 Yr. Since
Inception2
Expense Ratio
Grossa Neta
Parnassus Fund
Investor Shares
-1.14 -1.14 -3.57 12.98 11.72 8.82 9.89 0.84 0.84
Parnassus Fund
Institutional Shares
-1.11 -1.11 -3.43 13.03 11.75 8.84 -3.46 0.77 0.77
Parnassus Core Equity Fund
Investor Shares
2.59 2.59 2.82 11.57 12.10 9.61 10.52 0.87 0.87
Parnassus Core Equity Fund
Institutional Shares
2.64 2.64 3.04 11.77 12.32 9.83 9.73 0.67 0.67
Parnassus Endeavor Fund
Investor Shares
0.75 0.75 1.05 14.29 12.93 11.12 11.01 1.02 0.95
Parnassus Endeavor Fund
Institutional Shares
0.86 0.86 1.29 14.38 12.98 11.14 0.63 0.87 0.83
Parnassus Mid Cap Fund
Investor Shares
3.37 3.37 0.63 10.01 10.11 8.33 8.71 1.09 0.99
Parnassus Mid Cap Fund
Institutional Shares
3.44 3.44 0.93 10.12 10.18 8.36 2.10 0.94 0.85
Parnassus Asia Fund
Investor Shares
-2.37 -2.37 -16.39 NA NA NA -1.06 3.53 1.25
Parnassus Asia Fund
Institutional Shares
-2.30 -2.30 -16.09 NA NA NA -19.38 3.48 1.22
Parnassus Fixed Income Fund
Investor Shares
2.35 2.35 1.59 1.71 2.74 4.19 5.27 0.78 0.68
Parnassus Fixed Income Fund
Institutional Shares
2.33 2.33 1.71 1.75 2.77 4.20 1.98 0.65 0.58

1 All returns greater than one year are annualized.

2 The inception date for the Parnassus Fund is December 31, 1984. The inception date for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund and Parnassus Fixed Income Fund is August 31, 1992. The inception date for the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund and Parnassus Endeavor Fund is April 29, 2005. The inception date for the Institutional Shares of the Parnassus Core Equity Fund is April 28, 2006. The inception date for the Parnassus Asia Fund is April 30, 2013. The inception date for the Institutional Shares of the Parnassus Fund, Parnassus Endeavor Fund, Parnassus Mid Cap Fund, Parnassus Asia Fund and Parnassus Fixed Income Fund is April 30, 2015.

a As described in the Fund’s current prospectus dated May 1, 2016, Parnassus Investments has contractually agreed to limit total operating expenses to 0.99% of net assets for the Parnassus Fund— Investor Shares and to 0.94% of net assets for the Parnassus Fund—Institutional Shares, 0.87% of net assets for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund—Investor Shares, 0.78% of net assets for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund—Institutional Shares, 0.95% of net assets for the Parnassus Endeavor Fund—Investor Shares, 0.83% of net assets for the Parnassus Endeavor Fund—Institutional Shares, 0.99% of net assets for the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund—Investor Shares, 0.85% of net assets for the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund— Institutional Shares, 1.25% of net assets for the Parnassus Asia Fund—Investor Shares, 1.22% of net assets for the Parnassus Asia Fund—Institutional Shares, 0.68% of net assets for the Parnassus Fixed Income Fund—Investor Shares and to 0.58% of net assets for the Parnassus Fixed Income Fund— Institutional Shares. This agreement will not be terminated prior to May 1, 2017, and may be continued indefinitely by the Adviser on a year‐to‐year basis.

Performance data quoted represent past performance and are no guarantee of future returns. All performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Performance shown for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund - Institutional Shares prior to the inception date of April 28, 2006 reflects the performance of the Parnassus Core Equity Fund -Investor Shares. Performance shown for the Institutional Shares of the Parnassus Fund, Parnassus Endeavor Fund, Parnassus Mid Cap Fund, Parnassus Asia Fund and Parnassus Fixed Income Fund prior to the inception date of April 30, 2015 reflect the performance of the Investor Shares, and includes expenses that are not applicable to and are higher than those of the Institutional Shares.

Prior to May 1, 2004, the Parnassus Fund charged a sales load of a maximum of 3.5%, which is not reflected in the total return figures. Prior to March 31, 1998, the Parnassus Core Equity Fund was a balanced fund.

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