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Pursue Higher Equity Yields with a Global Approach

Companies that offer high current yields are increasingly found outside the U.S. In fact, in 2012 over 83% of companies with stocks with a dividend yield of 3% or greater were located outside the U.S.1 Investors should consider expanding their opportunity set to globally include dividend-paying stocks from foreign issuers to pursue their equity income investment needs.

Consider Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund (Class A: DEQAX, Class C: DEQCX, Class I: DQEIX). The fund’s managers seek high-quality equities that offer dividend payments at a yield premium to the fund's benchmark index, with an emphasis on quality stocks that have a record of growing their dividend.

Lipper Best in Class

Named “Best-in-Class” by Lipper
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund Class I was named “Best-in-Class” in the Global Equity Income Fund Category out of 47 funds for the 3-year period ended 11/30/12.

Total Return Results Achieved With Less Risk
Class I versus Index as of 6/30/132


 
1-year
3-year
Since Inception
(10/18/07)
5-Year Standard Deviation
Class A @ NAV
12.88%
14.17%
1.90%
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Class A (w/ 5.75% load)
6.36%
11.93%
0.85%
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Class I
13.16%
14.48%
2.20%
19.12
FTSE World Index
18.10%
13.51%
--
20.72

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price, yield and investment return fluctuate and an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.  View the fund’s most recent month-end returns. Class I is available only to eligible investors.

Learn more about Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund and how you can help enhance your pursuit of higher current equity yields through a global approach.

Investors: Contact your financial advisor

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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

There is no guarantee that dividend-paying companies will continue to pay, or increase, their dividend.

Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees. Investing internationally involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political and economic instability, less market liquidity, lack of comprehensive company information, and differing auditing and legal standards.

Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or protect against loss.

1 Source: FactSet, Newton. Data as of 6/30/13. Based on FTSE World Index. Yields fluctuate.

2 Source: Lipper, FTSE and Factset. The FTSE World Index is an unmanaged, free-float market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of 90% of the world's investable stocks issued by large- and mid-cap companies in developed and advanced emerging markets. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

Standard Deviation is a statistical measure of the degree to which an individual portfolio return tends to vary from the mean, based on the entire population. The greater degree of dispersion, the greater degree of risk. In mutual funds, the standard deviation tells us how much the return on the fund is deviating from the expected normal returns.

The investment adviser to the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation. Newton is the sub-investment adviser to the fund.

The Ratings reflect past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price and investment return fluctuate and an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption.

Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to their peers, for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods, as determined by having achieved the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return value within each eligible classification over an individual time period. Lipper Fund Awards and Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return may be the best fit for investors who value a fund’s year-to-year consistency relative to other funds in a particular peer group.

Source: Lipper Inc. Lipper Leader for Consistent Return reflects a fund’s historical risk-adjusted returns, adjusted for volatility, relative to peers as of 11/30/12. The Lipper ratings are subject to change every month and are based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for the Consistent Return metrics over 3-, 5- and 10-year periods. Twenty percent of the names in each category are designated Lipper Leaders. Lipper ratings are not intended to predict future results, and Lipper does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. Lipper Leader ratings are designed to assist investors in making asset allocation decisions and investors are urged to consult with their advisor for this purpose.

Investors are cautioned that some peer groups are inherently more volatile than others, and even Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return in the most volatile groups may not be well suited to shorter-term goals or less risk-tolerant investors. For a detailed explanation, please review the Lipper Fund Award and Lipper Leaders methodology document on www.lipperweb.com.