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The performance data quoted represents 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. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please use the pulldown menu above to view month-end performance.

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

  1. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that total annual operating expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees for Class A, C, I, Y and Z shares, taxes, brokerage commissions, extraordinary expenses, interest expenses and commitment fees on borrowings) exceed 0.45%. Dreyfus may terminate this agreement upon at least 90 days' prior notice to investors, but has committed not to do so until at least January 1, 2017.
  2. For share classes offered after the fund's inception date, the total returns quoted reflect the performance of the fund's initial share class(es), adjusted to reflect applicable non-recurring sales charges. Performance for these share classes has not been adjusted to reflect any class-specific distribution or servicing fees or any differences in operating expenses. Had such fees and expenses been reflected, returns for these share class returns during such periods would have been lower.
  3. Not available for purchase by individual investors.
  4. Class Z shares are closed to new accounts.
  5. Effective 3/31/03 the fund converted to a multiclass structure, and outstanding shares on such date were reclassified as Class Z shares. Class Z shares are closed to new investors. The fund also offers other share classes that have different sales and distribution charges. Had sales charges and distribution expenses to which the fund's other share classes are subject been applicable to Class Z shares, returns would have been lower.
  6. The Dreyfus Corporation has agreed to pay all of the fund's expenses, except management fees, 12b-1 fees and certain other expenses, including fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and their counsel. The Dreyfus Corporation has agreed to reduce its fees in the amount equal to the fund's allocable portion of fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and their counsel (in the amount of .01% for the past fiscal year).
  7. The Dreyfus Corporation has agreed to pay all of the fund's expenses, except management fees, 12b-1 fees and certain other expenses, including fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and their counsel. The Dreyfus Corporation has further agreed to reduce its fees in the amount equal to the fund's allocable portion of the fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and their counsel (in the amount of .01% for the past fiscal year).
  8. Effective December 1, 2007, the funds will no longer assess a redemption fee on shares that are redeemed or exchanged before the end of the required holding period.
  9. 2% Redemption Fee on all shares redeemed within 60 days of purchase. This fee is retained by the fund. (Not charged on shares sold through Auto Withdrawal or Auto-Exchange, or on shares acquired through dividend reinvestment.)
  10. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until March 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder service fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordianry expenses) exceed .65%.
  11. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until March 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder service fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordianry expenses) exceed .65%.
  12. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until January 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .80%.
  13. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until January 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .80%.
  14. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until March 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.70%.
  15. The Dreyfus Corporation, has agreed in its investment management agreement with the fund to: (1) pay all of the fund's expenses, except management fees, Rule 12b-1 fees and certain other expenses, including the fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and their counsel, and (2) reduce its fees pursuant to the investment management agreement in an amount equal to the fund's allocable portion of the fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and their counsel (in the amount of .01% for the past fiscal year).
  16. 2% Redemption Fee on all shares redeemed within 60 days of purchase. This fee is retained by the fund. (Not charged on shares sold through Checkwriting, Auto Withdrawal or Auto-Exchange, or on shares acquired through dividend reinvestment.)
  17. The Fund's 30-day yield quotation does not reflect an income adjustment based on the current rate of inflation.
  18. The minimum initial investment for foundations and endowments is $1 million base on certain eligibility requirements.
  19. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until December 1, 2016, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund's Class I and Y shares, so that the expenses of the fund's Class I and Y shares (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed 0.55% and 0.50%, respectively.
  20. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until December 1, 2016, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund's Class I and Y shares, so that the expenses of the fund's Class I and Y shares (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed 0.55% and 0.50%, respectively.
  21. The fund also offers other share classes that have different sales and distribution charges, shorter track records and achieved different returns.
  22. Formal- The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until May 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.60%.
  23. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed until March 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of its classes (excluding 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extradordinary expenses) exceed 0.65%
  24. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed until March 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of its classes (excluding 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extradordinary expenses) exceed 0.65%
  25. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until December 1, 2016, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.45%.
  26. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until December 1, 2016, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.45%.
  27. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until August 1, 2016, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees & interest on borrowings) exceed 0.49%.
  28. Effective 3/12/03, the fund converted to a multiclass structure and outstanding shares on such date were reclassified as Class D shares.
  29. The Dreyfus Corporation has agreed, until February 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .45%.
  30. The Dreyfus Corporation has agreed, until February 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .45%.
  31. During the period, Dreyfus absorbed a portion of the fund's expenses. This arrangement may be modified at any time.
  32. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed to waive receipt of a portion of its management fees in the amount of .05% of the value of the fund's average daily net assets until April 1, 2018. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until April 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses attributable to Class D and Class Z shares of the fund so that the total fund operating expenses of Class D and Class Z (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder service fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .35%.
  33. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed to waive receipt of a portion of its management fees in the amount of .05% of the value of the fund's average daily net assets until April 1, 2018. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until April 1, 2018, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses attributable to Institutional shares of the fund so that the total fund operating expenses of Institutional shares (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .20%.
  34. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed to waive receipt of a portion of its management fees in the amount of .05% of the value of the fund's average daily net assets until April 1, 2018. The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until April 1, 2017, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses attributable to Class D and Class Z shares of the fund so that the total fund operating expenses of Class D and Class Z (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder service fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .35%.
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