Prospectus - Investment Objective
Fund/Class
Class A
Class M
Class C
Class I
Class Z
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund/Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund
FACVX
FTCVX
FCCVX
FICVX
FIQVX
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
FADAX
FDGTX
FDGCX
FDGIX
FZADX
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
EPGAX
FAEGX
EPGCX
EQPGX
FZAFX
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
FEIAX
FEIRX
FEICX
EQPIX
FZAGX
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
FAVAX
FAVTX
FAVCX
FAIVX
FAEVX
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
FGIRX
FGITX
FGIUX
FGIOX
FGIZX
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
FAGAX
FAGOX
FACGX
FAGCX
FZAHX
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
FALAX
FALGX
FLCCX
FALIX
FIDLX
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
FSCDX
FSCTX
FSCEX
FSCIX
FZAOX
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
FMCDX
FMCAX
FMCEX
FMCCX
FSLZX
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
FSOAX
FASPX
FVCSX
FASOX
 

Funds of Fidelity Advisor Series I and Fidelity Financial Trust
 
STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
January 29, 2024
 
This Statement of Additional Information (SAI) is not a prospectus. Portions of each fund's annual report are incorporated herein. The annual report(s) are supplied with this SAI.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INVESTMENT POLICIES AND LIMITATIONS

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

VALUATION

BUYING, SELLING, AND EXCHANGING INFORMATION

DISTRIBUTIONS AND TAXES

TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS

CONTROL OF INVESTMENT ADVISERS

MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

PROXY VOTING GUIDELINES

DISTRIBUTION SERVICES

TRANSFER AND SERVICE AGENT AGREEMENTS

SECURITIES LENDING

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUSTS

FUND HOLDINGS INFORMATION

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

APPENDIX

 
INVESTMENT POLICIES AND LIMITATIONS 
The following policies and limitations supplement those set forth in the prospectus. Unless otherwise noted, whenever an investment policy or limitation states a maximum percentage of a fund's assets that may be invested in any security or other asset, or sets forth a policy regarding quality standards, such standard or percentage limitation will be determined immediately after and as a result of the fund's acquisition of such security or other asset. Accordingly, any subsequent change in values, net assets, or other circumstances will not be considered when determining whether the investment complies with the fund's investment policies and limitations.
A fund's fundamental investment policies and limitations cannot be changed without approval by a "majority of the outstanding voting securities" (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 (1940 Act)) of the fund. However, except for the fundamental investment limitations listed below, the investment policies and limitations described in this Statement of Additional Information (SAI) are not fundamental and may be changed without shareholder approval.
The following are each fund's fundamental investment limitations set forth in their entirety.
Diversification
For each fund:
The fund may not with respect to 75% of the fund's total assets, purchase the securities of any issuer (other than securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government or any of its agencies or instrumentalities, or securities of other investment companies) if, as a result, (a) more than 5% of the fund's total assets would be invested in the securities of that issuer, or (b) the fund would hold more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of that issuer.
Senior Securities
For each fund (other than Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund):
The fund may not issue senior securities, except in connection with the insurance program established by the fund pursuant to an exemptive order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission or as otherwise permitted under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
For Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund:
The fund may not issue senior securities, except as permitted under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Borrowing
For each fund:
The fund may not borrow money, except that the fund may borrow money for temporary or emergency purposes (not for leveraging or investment) in an amount not exceeding 33 1/3% of its total assets (including the amount borrowed) less liabilities (other than borrowings). Any borrowings that come to exceed this amount will be reduced within three days (not including Sundays and holidays) to the extent necessary to comply with the 33 1/3% limitation.
Underwriting
For each fund:
The fund may not underwrite securities issued by others, except to the extent that the fund may be considered an underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 in the disposition of restricted securities or in connection with investments in other investment companies.
Concentration
For each fund:
The fund may not purchase the securities of any issuer (other than securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government or any of its agencies or instrumentalities) if, as a result, more than 25% of the fund's total assets would be invested in the securities of companies whose principal business activities are in the same industry.
For purposes of each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund's, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund's concentration limitation discussed above, with respect to any investment in repurchase agreements collateralized by U.S. Government securities, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (FMR) looks through to the U.S. Government securities.
For purposes of each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund's, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund's concentration limitation discussed above, with respect to any investment in Fidelity® Money Market Central Fund and/or any non-money market Central fund, FMR looks through to the holdings of the Central fund.
For purposes of each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund's, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund's, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund's concentration limitation discussed above, FMR may analyze the characteristics of a particular issuer and security and assign an industry or sector classification consistent with those characteristics in the event that the third-party classification provider used by FMR does not assign a classification.
Real Estate
For each fund:
The fund may not purchase or sell real estate unless acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments (but this shall not prevent the fund from investing in securities or other instruments backed by real estate or securities of companies engaged in the real estate business).
Commodities
For each fund:
The fund may not purchase or sell physical commodities unless acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments (but this shall not prevent the fund from purchasing or selling options and futures contracts or from investing in securities or other instruments backed by physical commodities).
Loans
For each fund:
The fund may not lend any security or make any other loan if, as a result, more than 33 1/3% of its total assets would be lent to other parties, but this limitation does not apply to purchases of debt securities or to repurchase agreements, or to acquisitions of loans, loan participations or other forms of debt instruments.
Pooled Funds
For each fund (other than Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund and Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund):
The fund may, notwithstanding any other fundamental investment policy or limitation, invest all of its assets in the securities of a single open-end management investment company managed by FMR or an affiliate or successor with substantially the same fundamental investment objective, policies, and limitations as the fund.
For Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund:
The fund may, notwithstanding any other fundamental investment policy or limitation, invest all of its assets in the securities of a single open-end management investment company with substantially the same fundamental investment objective, policies, and limitations as the fund.
 
The following investment limitations are not fundamental and may be changed without shareholder approval.
Short Sales
For each fund:
The fund does not currently intend to sell securities short, unless it owns or has the right to obtain securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short, and provided that transactions in futures contracts and options are not deemed to constitute selling securities short.
Margin Purchases
For each fund:
The fund does not currently intend to purchase securities on margin, except that the fund may obtain such short-term credits as are necessary for the clearance of transactions, and provided that margin payments in connection with futures contracts and options on futures contracts shall not constitute purchasing securities on margin.
Borrowing
For each fund:
The fund may borrow money only (a) from a bank or from a registered investment company or portfolio for which FMR or an affiliate serves as investment adviser or (b) by engaging in reverse repurchase agreements with any party (reverse repurchase agreements are treated as borrowings for purposes of the fundamental borrowing investment limitation).
Illiquid Securities
For each fund:
The fund does not currently intend to purchase any security if, as a result, more than 10% of its net assets would be invested in securities that are deemed to be illiquid because they are subject to legal or contractual restrictions on resale or because they cannot be sold or disposed of in the ordinary course of business at approximately the prices at which they are valued.
For purposes of each fund's illiquid securities limitation discussed above, if through a change in values, net assets, or other circumstances, the fund were in a position where more than 10% of its net assets were invested in illiquid securities, it would consider appropriate steps to protect liquidity.
Loans
For each fund (other than Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund):
The fund does not currently intend to lend assets other than securities to other parties, except by (a) lending money (up to 15% of the fund's net assets) to a registered investment company or portfolio for which FMR or an affiliate serves as investment adviser or (b) assuming any unfunded commitments in connection with the acquisition of loans, loan participations, or other forms of debt instruments. (This limitation does not apply to purchases of debt securities, to repurchase agreements, or to acquisitions of loans, loan participations or other forms of debt instruments.)
For Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund:
The fund does not currently intend to lend assets other than securities to other parties, except by (a) making direct loans to companies in which the fund has a pre-existing investment (b) making direct commercial real estate loans (c) lending money (up to 15% of the fund's net assets) to a registered investment company or portfolio for which FMR or an affiliate serves as investment adviser or (d) assuming any unfunded commitments in connection with the acquisition of loans, loan participations, or other forms of debt instruments. (This limitation does not apply to purchases of debt securities, to repurchase agreements, or to acquisitions of loans, loan participations or other forms of debt instruments.)
Pooled Funds
For each fund (other than Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund and Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund):
The fund does not currently intend to invest all of its assets in the securities of a single open-end management investment company managed by FMR or an affiliate or successor with substantially the same fundamental investment objective, policies, and limitations as the fund.
For Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund:
The fund does not currently intend to invest all of its assets in the securities of a single open-end management investment company with substantially the same fundamental investment objective, policies, and limitations as the fund.
 
In addition to each fund's fundamental and non-fundamental investment limitations discussed above:
In order to qualify as a "regulated investment company" under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, each fund currently intends to comply with certain diversification limits imposed by Subchapter M.
For a fund's policies and limitations on futures and options transactions, as applicable, see "Investment Policies and Limitations - Futures, Options, and Swaps."
For purposes of a fund's policy to normally invest at least 80% of its assets in convertible securities, FMR considers convertible securities to include the securities in the ICE® BofA® All US Convertibles Index.
For purposes of a fund's 80% investment policy that defines a particular market capitalization by reference to the capitalization range of one or more indexes (as described in the prospectus), the capitalization range of the index(es) generally will be measured no less frequently than once per month.
 
The following pages contain more detailed information about types of instruments in which a fund may invest, techniques a fund's adviser (or a sub-adviser) may employ in pursuit of the fund's investment objective, and a summary of related risks. A fund's adviser (or a sub-adviser) may not buy all of these instruments or use all of these techniques unless it believes that doing so will help the fund achieve its goal. However, a fund's adviser (or a sub-adviser) is not required to buy any particular instrument or use any particular technique even if to do so might benefit the fund.
On the following pages in this section titled "Investment Policies and Limitations," and except as otherwise indicated, references to "an adviser" or "the adviser" may relate to a fund's adviser or a sub-adviser, as applicable.
Affiliated Bank Transactions. A Fidelity® fund may engage in transactions with financial institutions that are, or may be considered to be, "affiliated persons" of the fund under the 1940 Act. These transactions may involve repurchase agreements with custodian banks; short-term obligations of, and repurchase agreements with, the 50 largest U.S. banks (measured by deposits); municipal securities; U.S. Government securities with affiliated financial institutions that are primary dealers in these securities; short-term currency transactions; and short-term borrowings. In accordance with exemptive orders issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Board of Trustees has established and periodically reviews procedures applicable to transactions involving affiliated financial institutions.
Asset-Backed Securities represent interests in pools of mortgages, loans, receivables, or other assets. Payment of interest and repayment of principal may be largely dependent upon the cash flows generated by the assets backing the securities and, in certain cases, supported by letters of credit, surety bonds, or other credit enhancements. Asset-backed security values may also be affected by other factors including changes in interest rates, the availability of information concerning the pool and its structure, the creditworthiness of the servicing agent for the pool, the originator of the loans or receivables, or the entities providing the credit enhancement. In addition, these securities may be subject to prepayment risk.
Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO) are a type of asset-backed security. A CLO is a trust typically collateralized by a pool of loans, which may include, among others, domestic and foreign senior secured loans, senior unsecured loans, and subordinate corporate loans, including loans that may be rated below investment grade or equivalent unrated loans. CLOs may charge management fees and administrative expenses. For CLOs, the cash flows from the trust are split into two or more portions, called tranches, varying in risk and yield. The riskiest portion is the "equity" tranche which bears the bulk of defaults from the bonds or loans in the trust and serves to protect the other, more senior tranches from default in all but the most severe circumstances. Since they are partially protected from defaults, senior tranches from a CLO trust typically have higher ratings and lower yields than their underlying securities and can be rated investment grade. Despite the protection from the equity tranche, CLO tranches can experience substantial losses due to actual defaults, increased sensitivity to defaults due to collateral default and disappearance of protecting tranches, market anticipation of defaults, as well as aversion to CLO securities as a class. Normally, CLOs are privately offered and sold, and thus, are not registered under the securities laws. As a result, investments in CLOs may be characterized by a fund as illiquid securities, however an active dealer market may exist allowing them to qualify for Rule 144A transactions.
Borrowing. If a fund borrows money, its share price may be subject to greater fluctuation until the borrowing is paid off. If a fund makes additional investments while borrowings are outstanding, this may be considered a form of leverage.
Cash Management. A fund may hold uninvested cash or may invest it in cash equivalents such as money market securities, repurchase agreements, or shares of short-term bond or money market funds, including (for Fidelity® funds and other advisory clients only) shares of Fidelity® Central funds. Generally, these securities offer less potential for gains than other types of securities.
Central Funds are special types of investment vehicles created by Fidelity for use by the Fidelity® funds and other advisory clients. Central funds are used to invest in particular security types or investment disciplines, or for cash management. Central funds incur certain costs related to their investment activity (such as custodial fees and expenses), but generally do not pay additional management fees. The investment results of the portions of a Fidelity® fund's assets invested in the Central funds will be based upon the investment results of those funds.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Notice of Exclusion. The Adviser, on behalf of the Fidelity® funds to which this SAI relates, has filed with the National Futures Association a notice claiming an exclusion from the definition of the term "commodity pool operator" (CPO) under the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended, and the rules of the CFTC promulgated thereunder, with respect to each fund's operation. Accordingly, neither a fund nor its adviser is subject to registration or regulation as a commodity pool or a CPO. As of the date of this SAI, the adviser does not expect to register as a CPO of the funds. However, there is no certainty that a fund or its adviser will be able to rely on an exclusion in the future as the fund's investments change over time. A fund may determine not to use investment strategies that trigger additional CFTC regulation or may determine to operate subject to CFTC regulation, if applicable. If a fund or its adviser operates subject to CFTC regulation, it may incur additional expenses.
Common Stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds and preferred stock take precedence over the claims of those who own common stock, although related proceedings can take time to resolve and results can be unpredictable. For purposes of a Fidelity® fund's policies related to investment in common stock Fidelity considers depositary receipts evidencing ownership of common stock to be common stock.
Convertible Securities are bonds, debentures, notes, or other securities that may be converted or exchanged (by the holder or by the issuer) into shares of the underlying common stock (or cash or securities of equivalent value) at a stated exchange ratio. A convertible security may also be called for redemption or conversion by the issuer after a particular date and under certain circumstances (including a specified price) established upon issue. If a convertible security held by a fund is called for redemption or conversion, the fund could be required to tender it for redemption, convert it into the underlying common stock, or sell it to a third party.
Convertible securities generally have less potential for gain or loss than common stocks. Convertible securities generally provide yields higher than the underlying common stocks, but generally lower than comparable non-convertible securities. Because of this higher yield, convertible securities generally sell at prices above their "conversion value," which is the current market value of the stock to be received upon conversion. The difference between this conversion value and the price of convertible securities will vary over time depending on changes in the value of the underlying common stocks and interest rates. When the underlying common stocks decline in value, convertible securities will tend not to decline to the same extent because of the interest or dividend payments and the repayment of principal at maturity for certain types of convertible securities. However, securities that are convertible other than at the option of the holder generally do not limit the potential for loss to the same extent as securities convertible at the option of the holder. When the underlying common stocks rise in value, the value of convertible securities may also be expected to increase. At the same time, however, the difference between the market value of convertible securities and their conversion value will narrow, which means that the value of convertible securities will generally not increase to the same extent as the value of the underlying common stocks. Because convertible securities may also be interest-rate sensitive, their value may increase as interest rates fall and decrease as interest rates rise. Convertible securities are also subject to credit risk, and are often lower-quality securities.
Debt Securities are used by issuers to borrow money. The issuer usually pays a fixed, variable, or floating rate of interest, and must repay the amount borrowed, usually at the maturity of the security. Some debt securities, such as zero coupon bonds, do not pay interest but are sold at a deep discount from their face values. Debt securities include corporate bonds, government securities, repurchase agreements, and mortgage and other asset-backed securities.
Disruption to Financial Markets and Related Government Intervention. Economic downturns can trigger various economic, legal, budgetary, tax, and regulatory reforms across the globe. Instability in the financial markets in the wake of events such as the 2008 economic downturn led the U.S. Government and other governments to take a number of then-unprecedented actions designed to support certain financial institutions and segments of the financial markets that experienced extreme volatility, and in some cases, a lack of liquidity. Federal, state, local, foreign, and other governments, their regulatory agencies, or self-regulatory organizations may take actions that affect the regulation of the instruments in which a fund invests, or the issuers of such instruments, in ways that are unforeseeable. Reforms may also change the way in which a fund is regulated and could limit or preclude a fund's ability to achieve its investment objective or engage in certain strategies. Also, while reforms generally are intended to strengthen markets, systems, and public finances, they could affect fund expenses and the value of fund investments in unpredictable ways.
Similarly, widespread disease including pandemics and epidemics, and natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, droughts, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and climate-related phenomena generally, have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets, adversely impacting individual companies, sectors, industries, markets, currencies, interest and inflation rates, credit ratings, investor sentiment, and other factors affecting the value of a fund's investments. Economies and financial markets throughout the world have become increasingly interconnected, which increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one region or country will adversely affect markets or issuers in other regions or countries, including the United States. Additionally, market disruptions may result in increased market volatility; regulatory trading halts; closure of domestic or foreign exchanges, markets, or governments; or market participants operating pursuant to business continuity plans for indeterminate periods of time. Further, market disruptions can (i) prevent a fund from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner, (ii) negatively impact a fund's ability to achieve its investment objective, and (iii) may exacerbate the risks discussed elsewhere in a fund's registration statement, including political, social, and economic risks.
The value of a fund's portfolio is also generally subject to the risk of future local, national, or global economic or natural disturbances based on unknown weaknesses in the markets in which a fund invests. In the event of such a disturbance, the issuers of securities held by a fund may experience significant declines in the value of their assets and even cease operations, or may receive government assistance accompanied by increased restrictions on their business operations or other government intervention. In addition, it remains uncertain that the U.S. Government or foreign governments will intervene in response to current or future market disturbances and the effect of any such future intervention cannot be predicted.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are shares of other investment companies, commodity pools, or other entities that are traded on an exchange. Assets underlying the ETF shares may consist of stocks, bonds, commodities, or other instruments, depending on an ETF's investment objective and strategies. An ETF may seek to replicate the performance of a specific index or may be actively managed.
Typically, shares of an ETF that tracks an index are expected to increase in value as the value of the underlying benchmark increases. However, in the case of inverse ETFs (also called "short ETFs" or "bear ETFs"), ETF shares are expected to increase in value as the value of the underlying benchmark decreases. Inverse ETFs seek to deliver the opposite of the performance of the benchmark they track and are often marketed as a way for investors to profit from, or at least hedge their exposure to, downward moving markets. Investments in inverse ETFs are similar to holding short positions in the underlying benchmark.
ETF shares are redeemable only in large blocks of shares often called "creation units" by persons other than a fund, and are redeemed principally in-kind at each day's next calculated net asset value per share (NAV). ETFs typically incur fees that are separate from those fees incurred directly by a fund. A fund's purchase of ETFs results in the layering of expenses, such that the fund would indirectly bear a proportionate share of any ETF's operating expenses. Further, while traditional investment companies are continuously offered at NAV, ETFs are traded in the secondary market (e.g., on a stock exchange) on an intra-day basis at prices that may be above or below the value of their underlying portfolios.
Some of the risks of investing in an ETF that tracks an index are similar to those of investing in an indexed mutual fund, including tracking error risk (the risk of errors in matching the ETF's underlying assets to the index or other benchmark); and the risk that because an ETF that tracks an index is not actively managed, it cannot sell stocks or other assets as long as they are represented in the index or other benchmark. Other ETF risks include the risk that ETFs may trade in the secondary market at a discount from their NAV and the risk that the ETFs may not be liquid. ETFs also may be leveraged. Leveraged ETFs seek to deliver multiples of the performance of the index or other benchmark they track and use derivatives in an effort to amplify the returns (or decline, in the case of inverse ETFs) of the underlying index or benchmark. While leveraged ETFs may offer the potential for greater return, the potential for loss and the speed at which losses can be realized also are greater. Most leveraged and inverse ETFs "reset" daily, meaning they are designed to achieve their stated objectives on a daily basis. Leveraged and inverse ETFs can deviate substantially from the performance of their underlying benchmark over longer periods of time, particularly in volatile periods.
Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) are a type of senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt security issued by financial institutions that combines aspects of both bonds and ETFs. An ETN's returns are based on the performance of a market index or other reference asset minus fees and expenses. Similar to ETFs, ETNs are listed on an exchange and traded in the secondary market. However, unlike an ETF, an ETN can be held until the ETN's maturity, at which time the issuer will pay a return linked to the performance of the market index or other reference asset to which the ETN is linked minus certain fees. Unlike regular bonds, ETNs typically do not make periodic interest payments and principal typically is not protected.
ETNs also incur certain expenses not incurred by their applicable index. The market value of an ETN is determined by supply and demand, the current performance of the index or other reference asset, and the credit rating of the ETN issuer. The market value of ETN shares may differ from their intraday indicative value. The value of an ETN may also change due to a change in the issuer's credit rating. As a result, there may be times when an ETN's share trades at a premium or discount to its NAV. Some ETNs that use leverage in an effort to amplify the returns of an underlying index or other reference asset can, at times, be relatively illiquid and, thus, they may be difficult to purchase or sell at a fair price. Leveraged ETNs may offer the potential for greater return, but the potential for loss and speed at which losses can be realized also are greater.
Exposure to Foreign and Emerging Markets. Foreign securities, foreign currencies, and securities issued by U.S. entities with substantial foreign operations may involve significant risks in addition to the risks inherent in U.S. investments.
Foreign investments involve risks relating to local political, economic, regulatory, or social instability, military action or unrest, or adverse diplomatic developments, and may be affected by actions of foreign governments adverse to the interests of U.S. investors. Such actions may include expropriation or nationalization of assets, confiscatory taxation, restrictions on U.S. investment or on the ability to repatriate assets or convert currency into U.S. dollars, or other government intervention. From time to time, a fund's adviser and/or its affiliates may determine that, as a result of regulatory requirements that may apply to the adviser and/or its affiliates due to investments in a particular country, investments in the securities of issuers domiciled or listed on trading markets in that country above certain thresholds (which may apply at the account level or in the aggregate across all accounts managed by the adviser and its affiliates) may be impractical or undesirable. In such instances, the adviser may limit or exclude investment in a particular issuer, and investment flexibility may be restricted. Additionally, governmental issuers of foreign debt securities may be unwilling to pay interest and repay principal when due and may require that the conditions for payment be renegotiated. There is no assurance that a fund's adviser will be able to anticipate these potential events or counter their effects. In addition, the value of securities denominated in foreign currencies and of dividends and interest paid with respect to such securities will fluctuate based on the relative strength of the U.S. dollar.
It is anticipated that in most cases the best available market for foreign securities will be on an exchange or in over-the-counter (OTC) markets located outside of the United States. Foreign stock markets, while growing in volume and sophistication, are generally not as developed as those in the United States, and securities of some foreign issuers may be less liquid and more volatile than securities of comparable U.S. issuers. Foreign security trading, settlement and custodial practices (including those involving securities settlement where fund assets may be released prior to receipt of payment) are often less developed than those in U.S. markets, and may result in increased investment or valuation risk or substantial delays in the event of a failed trade or the insolvency of, or breach of duty by, a foreign broker-dealer, securities depository, or foreign subcustodian. In addition, the costs associated with foreign investments, including withholding taxes, brokerage commissions, and custodial costs, are generally higher than with U.S. investments.
Foreign markets may offer less protection to investors than U.S. markets. Foreign issuers are generally not bound by uniform accounting, auditing, and financial reporting requirements and standards of practice comparable to those applicable to U.S. issuers. Adequate public information on foreign issuers may not be available, and it may be difficult to secure dividends and information regarding corporate actions on a timely basis. In general, there is less overall governmental supervision and regulation of securities exchanges, brokers, and listed companies than in the United States. OTC markets tend to be less regulated than stock exchange markets and, in certain countries, may be totally unregulated. Regulatory enforcement may be influenced by economic or political concerns, and investors may have difficulty enforcing their legal rights in foreign countries.
Some foreign securities impose restrictions on transfer within the United States or to U.S. persons. Although securities subject to such transfer restrictions may be marketable abroad, they may be less liquid than foreign securities of the same class that are not subject to such restrictions.
American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) as well as other "hybrid" forms of ADRs, including European Depositary Receipts (EDRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer. These certificates are issued by depository banks and generally trade on an established market in the United States or elsewhere. The underlying shares are held in trust by a custodian bank or similar financial institution in the issuer's home country. The depository bank may not have physical custody of the underlying securities at all times and may charge fees for various services, including forwarding dividends and interest and corporate actions. ADRs are alternatives to directly purchasing the underlying foreign securities in their national markets and currencies. However, ADRs continue to be subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities. These risks include foreign exchange risk as well as the political and economic risks of the underlying issuer's country.
The risks of foreign investing may be magnified for investments in emerging markets. Security prices in emerging markets can be significantly more volatile than those in more developed markets, reflecting the greater uncertainties of investing in less established markets and economies. In particular, countries with emerging markets may have relatively unstable governments, may present the risks of nationalization of businesses, restrictions on foreign ownership and prohibitions on the repatriation of assets, and may have less protection of property rights than more developed countries. The economies of countries with emerging markets may be based on only a few industries, may be highly vulnerable to changes in local or global trade conditions, and may suffer from extreme and volatile debt burdens or inflation rates. Local securities markets may trade a small number of securities and may be unable to respond effectively to increases in trading volume, potentially making prompt liquidation of holdings difficult or impossible at times.
Foreign Currency Transactions. A fund may conduct foreign currency transactions on a spot (i.e., cash) or forward basis (i.e., by entering into forward contracts to purchase or sell foreign currencies). Although foreign exchange dealers generally do not charge a fee for such conversions, they do realize a profit based on the difference between the prices at which they are buying and selling various currencies. Thus, a dealer may offer to sell a foreign currency at one rate, while offering a lesser rate of exchange should the counterparty desire to resell that currency to the dealer. Forward contracts are customized transactions that require a specific amount of a currency to be delivered at a specific exchange rate on a specific date or range of dates in the future. Forward contracts are generally traded in an interbank market directly between currency traders (usually large commercial banks) and their customers. The parties to a forward contract may agree to offset or terminate the contract before its maturity, or may hold the contract to maturity and complete the contemplated currency exchange.
The following discussion summarizes the principal currency management strategies involving forward contracts that could be used by a fund. A fund may also use swap agreements, indexed securities, and options and futures contracts relating to foreign currencies for the same purposes. Forward contracts not calling for physical delivery of the underlying instrument will be settled through cash payments rather than through delivery of the underlying currency. All of these instruments and transactions are subject to the risk that the counterparty will default.
A "settlement hedge" or "transaction hedge" is designed to protect a fund against an adverse change in foreign currency values between the date a security denominated in a foreign currency is purchased or sold and the date on which payment is made or received. Entering into a forward contract for the purchase or sale of the amount of foreign currency involved in an underlying security transaction for a fixed amount of U.S. dollars "locks in" the U.S. dollar price of the security. Forward contracts to purchase or sell a foreign currency may also be used to protect a fund in anticipation of future purchases or sales of securities denominated in foreign currency, even if the specific investments have not yet been selected.
A fund may also use forward contracts to hedge against a decline in the value of existing investments denominated in a foreign currency. For example, if a fund owned securities denominated in pounds sterling, it could enter into a forward contract to sell pounds sterling in return for U.S. dollars to hedge against possible declines in the pound's value. Such a hedge, sometimes referred to as a "position hedge," would tend to offset both positive and negative currency fluctuations, but would not offset changes in security values caused by other factors. A fund could also attempt to hedge the position by selling another currency expected to perform similarly to the pound sterling. This type of hedge, sometimes referred to as a "proxy hedge," could offer advantages in terms of cost, yield, or efficiency, but generally would not hedge currency exposure as effectively as a direct hedge into U.S. dollars. Proxy hedges may result in losses if the currency used to hedge does not perform similarly to the currency in which the hedged securities are denominated.
A fund may enter into forward contracts to shift its investment exposure from one currency into another. This may include shifting exposure from U.S. dollars to a foreign currency, or from one foreign currency to another foreign currency. This type of strategy, sometimes known as a "cross-hedge," will tend to reduce or eliminate exposure to the currency that is sold, and increase exposure to the currency that is purchased, much as if a fund had sold a security denominated in one currency and purchased an equivalent security denominated in another. A fund may cross-hedge its U.S. dollar exposure in order to achieve a representative weighted mix of the major currencies in its benchmark index and/or to cover an underweight country or region exposure in its portfolio. Cross-hedges protect against losses resulting from a decline in the hedged currency, but will cause a fund to assume the risk of fluctuations in the value of the currency it purchases.
Successful use of currency management strategies will depend on an adviser's skill in analyzing currency values. Currency management strategies may substantially change a fund's investment exposure to changes in currency exchange rates and could result in losses to a fund if currencies do not perform as an adviser anticipates. For example, if a currency's value rose at a time when a fund had hedged its position by selling that currency in exchange for dollars, the fund would not participate in the currency's appreciation. If a fund hedges currency exposure through proxy hedges, the fund could realize currency losses from both the hedge and the security position if the two currencies do not move in tandem. Similarly, if a fund increases its exposure to a foreign currency and that currency's value declines, the fund will realize a loss. Foreign currency transactions involve the risk that anticipated currency movements will not be accurately predicted and that a fund's hedging strategies will be ineffective. Moreover, it is impossible to precisely forecast the market value of portfolio securities at the expiration of a foreign currency forward contract. Accordingly, a fund may be required to buy or sell additional currency on the spot market (and bear the expenses of such transaction), if an adviser's predictions regarding the movement of foreign currency or securities markets prove inaccurate.
A fund may be required to limit its hedging transactions in foreign currency forwards, futures, and options in order to maintain its classification as a "regulated investment company" under the Internal Revenue Code (Code). Hedging transactions could result in the application of the mark-to-market provisions of the Code, which may cause an increase (or decrease) in the amount of taxable dividends paid by a fund and could affect whether dividends paid by a fund are classified as capital gains or ordinary income. There is no assurance that an adviser's use of currency management strategies will be advantageous to a fund or that it will employ currency management strategies at appropriate times.
Options and Futures Relating to Foreign Currencies. Currency futures contracts are similar to forward currency exchange contracts, except that they are traded on exchanges (and have margin requirements) and are standardized as to contract size and delivery date. Most currency futures contracts call for payment or delivery in U.S. dollars. The underlying instrument of a currency option may be a foreign currency, which generally is purchased or delivered in exchange for U.S. dollars, or may be a futures contract. The purchaser of a currency call obtains the right to purchase the underlying currency, and the purchaser of a currency put obtains the right to sell the underlying currency.
The uses and risks of currency options and futures are similar to options and futures relating to securities or indexes, as discussed below. A fund may purchase and sell currency futures and may purchase and write currency options to increase or decrease its exposure to different foreign currencies. Currency options may also be purchased or written in conjunction with each other or with currency futures or forward contracts. Currency futures and options values can be expected to correlate with exchange rates, but may not reflect other factors that affect the value of a fund's investments. A currency hedge, for example, should protect a Yen-denominated security from a decline in the Yen, but will not protect a fund against a price decline resulting from deterioration in the issuer's creditworthiness. Because the value of a fund's foreign-denominated investments changes in response to many factors other than exchange rates, it may not be possible to match the amount of currency options and futures to the value of the fund's investments exactly over time.
Currency options traded on U.S. or other exchanges may be subject to position limits which may limit the ability of the fund to reduce foreign currency risk using such options.
Funds of Funds and Other Large Shareholders. Certain Fidelity® funds and accounts (including funds of funds) invest in other funds ("underlying funds") and, as a result, may at times have substantial investments in one or more underlying funds.
An underlying fund may experience large redemptions or investments due to transactions in its shares by funds of funds, other large shareholders, or similarly managed accounts. While it is impossible to predict the overall effect of these transactions over time, there could be an adverse impact on an underlying fund's performance. In the event of such redemptions or investments, an underlying fund could be required to sell securities or to invest cash at a time when it may not otherwise desire to do so. Such transactions may increase an underlying fund's brokerage and/or other transaction costs and affect the liquidity of a fund's portfolio. In addition, when funds of funds or other investors own a substantial portion of an underlying fund's shares, a large redemption by such an investor could cause actual expenses to increase, or could result in the underlying fund's current expenses being allocated over a smaller asset base, leading to an increase in the underlying fund's expense ratio. Redemptions of underlying fund shares could also accelerate the realization of taxable capital gains in the fund if sales of securities result in capital gains. The impact of these transactions is likely to be greater when a fund of funds or other significant investor purchases, redeems, or owns a substantial portion of the underlying fund's shares.
When possible, Fidelity will consider how to minimize these potential adverse effects, and may take such actions as it deems appropriate to address potential adverse effects, including redemption of shares in-kind rather than in cash or carrying out the transactions over a period of time, although there can be no assurance that such actions will be successful. A high volume of redemption requests can impact an underlying fund the same way as the transactions of a single shareholder with substantial investments. As an additional safeguard, Fidelity® fund of funds may manage the placement of their redemption requests in a manner designed to minimize the impact of such requests on the day-to-day operations of the underlying funds in which they invest. This may involve, for example, redeeming its shares of an underlying fund gradually over time.
Funds' Rights as Investors. Fidelity® funds do not intend to direct or administer the day-to-day operations of any company. A fund may, however, exercise its rights as a shareholder or lender and may communicate its views on important matters of policy to a company's management, board of directors, and shareholders, and holders of a company's other securities when such matters could have a significant effect on the value of the fund's investment in the company. The activities in which a fund may engage, either individually or in conjunction with others, may include, among others, supporting or opposing proposed changes in a company's corporate structure or business activities; seeking changes in a company's directors or management; seeking changes in a company's direction or policies; seeking the sale or reorganization of the company or a portion of its assets; supporting or opposing third-party takeover efforts; supporting the filing of a bankruptcy petition; or foreclosing on collateral securing a security. This area of corporate activity is increasingly prone to litigation and it is possible that a fund could be involved in lawsuits related to such activities. Such activities will be monitored with a view to mitigating, to the extent possible, the risk of litigation against a fund and the risk of actual liability if a fund is involved in litigation. No guarantee can be made, however, that litigation against a fund will not be undertaken or liabilities incurred. A fund's proxy voting guidelines are included in its SAI.
Futures, Options, and Swaps. The success of any strategy involving futures, options, and swaps depends on an adviser's analysis of many economic and mathematical factors and a fund's return may be higher if it never invested in such instruments. Additionally, some of the contracts discussed below are new instruments without a trading history and there can be no assurance that a market for the instruments will continue to exist. Government legislation or regulation could affect the use of such instruments and could limit a fund's ability to pursue its investment strategies. If a fund invests a significant portion of its assets in derivatives, its investment exposure could far exceed the value of its portfolio securities and its investment performance could be primarily dependent upon securities it does not own.
Each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund will not: (a) sell futures contracts, purchase put options, or write call options if, as a result, more than 25% of the fund's total assets would be hedged with futures and options under normal conditions; (b) purchase futures contracts or write put options if, as a result, the fund's total obligations upon settlement or exercise of purchased futures contracts and written put options would exceed 25% of its total assets under normal conditions; or (c) purchase call options if, as a result, the current value of option premiums for call options purchased by the fund would exceed 5% of the fund's total assets. These limitations do not apply to options attached to or acquired or traded together with their underlying securities, and do not apply to structured notes.
The policies and limitations regarding the funds' investments in futures contracts, options, and swaps may be changed as regulatory agencies permit.
The requirements for qualification as a regulated investment company may limit the extent to which a fund may enter into futures, options on futures, and forward contracts.
Futures Contracts. In purchasing a futures contract, the buyer agrees to purchase a specified underlying instrument at a specified future date. In selling a futures contract, the seller agrees to sell a specified underlying instrument at a specified date. Futures contracts are standardized, exchange-traded contracts and the price at which the purchase and sale will take place is fixed when the buyer and seller enter into the contract. Some currently available futures contracts are based on specific securities or baskets of securities, some are based on commodities or commodities indexes (for funds that seek commodities exposure), and some are based on indexes of securities prices (including foreign indexes for funds that seek foreign exposure). Futures on indexes and futures not calling for physical delivery of the underlying instrument will be settled through cash payments rather than through delivery of the underlying instrument. Futures can be held until their delivery dates, or can be closed out by offsetting purchases or sales of futures contracts before then if a liquid market is available. A fund may realize a gain or loss by closing out its futures contracts.
The value of a futures contract tends to increase and decrease in tandem with the value of its underlying instrument. Therefore, purchasing futures contracts will tend to increase a fund's exposure to positive and negative price fluctuations in the underlying instrument, much as if it had purchased the underlying instrument directly. When a fund sells a futures contract, by contrast, the value of its futures position will tend to move in a direction contrary to the market for the underlying instrument. Selling futures contracts, therefore, will tend to offset both positive and negative market price changes, much as if the underlying instrument had been sold.
The purchaser or seller of a futures contract or an option for a futures contract is not required to deliver or pay for the underlying instrument or the final cash settlement price, as applicable, unless the contract is held until the delivery date. However, both the purchaser and seller are required to deposit "initial margin" with a futures broker, known as a futures commission merchant, when the contract is entered into. If the value of either party's position declines, that party will be required to make additional "variation margin" payments to settle the change in value on a daily basis. This process of "marking to market" will be reflected in the daily calculation of open positions computed in a fund's NAV. The party that has a gain is entitled to receive all or a portion of this amount. Initial and variation margin payments do not constitute purchasing securities on margin for purposes of a fund's investment limitations. Variation margin does not represent a borrowing or loan by a fund, but is instead a settlement between a fund and the futures commission merchant of the amount one would owe the other if the fund's contract expired. In the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of a futures commission merchant that holds margin on behalf of a fund, the fund may be entitled to return of margin owed to it only in proportion to the amount received by the futures commission merchant's other customers, potentially resulting in losses to the fund.
Although futures exchanges generally operate similarly in the United States and abroad, foreign futures exchanges may follow trading, settlement, and margin procedures that are different from those for U.S. exchanges. Futures contracts traded outside the United States may not involve a clearing mechanism or related guarantees and may involve greater risk of loss than U.S.-traded contracts, including potentially greater risk of losses due to insolvency of a futures broker, exchange member, or other party that may owe initial or variation margin to a fund. Because initial and variation margin payments may be measured in foreign currency, a futures contract traded outside the United States may also involve the risk of foreign currency fluctuation.
There is no assurance a liquid market will exist for any particular futures contract at any particular time. Exchanges may establish daily price fluctuation limits for futures contracts, and may halt trading if a contract's price moves upward or downward more than the limit in a given day. On volatile trading days when the price fluctuation limit is reached or a trading halt is imposed, it may be impossible to enter into new positions or close out existing positions. The daily limit governs only price movements during a particular trading day and therefore does not limit potential losses because the limit may work to prevent the liquidation of unfavorable positions. For example, futures prices have occasionally moved to the daily limit for several consecutive trading days with little or no trading, thereby preventing prompt liquidation of positions and subjecting some holders of futures contracts to substantial losses.
If the market for a contract is not liquid because of price fluctuation limits or other market conditions, it could prevent prompt liquidation of unfavorable positions, and potentially could require a fund to continue to hold a position until delivery or expiration regardless of changes in its value. These risks may be heightened for commodity futures contracts, which have historically been subject to greater price volatility than exists for instruments such as stocks and bonds.
Because there are a limited number of types of exchange-traded futures contracts, it is likely that the standardized contracts available will not match a fund's current or anticipated investments exactly. A fund may invest in futures contracts based on securities with different issuers, maturities, or other characteristics from the securities in which the fund typically invests, which involves a risk that the futures position will not track the performance of the fund's other investments.
Futures prices can also diverge from the prices of their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match a fund's investments well. Futures prices are affected by such factors as current and anticipated short-term interest rates, changes in volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect correlation may also result from differing levels of demand in the futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price fluctuation limits or trading halts. A fund may purchase or sell futures contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in a fund's futures positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not offset by gains in other investments. In addition, the price of a commodity futures contract can reflect the storage costs associated with the purchase of the physical commodity.
Futures contracts on U.S. Government securities historically have reacted to an increase or decrease in interest rates in a manner similar to the manner in which the underlying U.S. Government securities reacted. To the extent, however, that a fund enters into such futures contracts, the value of these futures contracts will not vary in direct proportion to the value of the fund's holdings of U.S. Government securities. Thus, the anticipated spread between the price of the futures contract and the hedged security may be distorted due to differences in the nature of the markets. The spread also may be distorted by differences in initial and variation margin requirements, the liquidity of such markets and the participation of speculators in such markets.
Options. By purchasing a put option, the purchaser obtains the right (but not the obligation) to sell the option's underlying instrument at a fixed strike price. In return for this right, the purchaser pays the current market price for the option (known as the option premium). Options have various types of underlying instruments, including specific assets or securities, baskets of assets or securities, indexes of securities or commodities prices, and futures contracts (including commodity futures contracts). Options may be traded on an exchange or OTC. The purchaser may terminate its position in a put option by allowing it to expire or by exercising the option. If the option is allowed to expire, the purchaser will lose the entire premium. If the option is exercised, the purchaser completes the sale of the underlying instrument at the strike price. Depending on the terms of the contract, upon exercise, an option may require physical delivery of the underlying instrument or may be settled through cash payments. A purchaser may also terminate a put option position by closing it out in the secondary market at its current price, if a liquid secondary market exists.
The buyer of a typical put option can expect to realize a gain if the underlying instrument's price falls substantially. However, if the underlying instrument's price does not fall enough to offset the cost of purchasing the option, a put buyer can expect to suffer a loss (limited to the amount of the premium, plus related transaction costs).
The features of call options are essentially the same as those of put options, except that the purchaser of a call option obtains the right (but not the obligation) to purchase, rather than sell, the underlying instrument at the option's strike price. A call buyer typically attempts to participate in potential price increases of the underlying instrument with risk limited to the cost of the option if the underlying instrument's price falls. At the same time, the buyer can expect to suffer a loss if the underlying instrument's price does not rise sufficiently to offset the cost of the option.
The writer of a put or call option takes the opposite side of the transaction from the option's purchaser. In return for receipt of the premium, the writer assumes the obligation to pay or receive the strike price for the option's underlying instrument if the other party to the option chooses to exercise it. The writer may seek to terminate a position in a put option before exercise by closing out the option in the secondary market at its current price. If the secondary market is not liquid for a put option, however, the writer must continue to be prepared to pay the strike price while the option is outstanding, regardless of price changes. When writing an option on a futures contract, a fund will be required to make margin payments to a futures commission merchant as described above for futures contracts.
If the underlying instrument's price rises, a put writer would generally expect to profit, although its gain would be limited to the amount of the premium it received. If the underlying instrument's price remains the same over time, it is likely that the writer will also profit, because it should be able to close out the option at a lower price. If the underlying instrument's price falls, the put writer would expect to suffer a loss. This loss should be less than the loss from purchasing the underlying instrument directly, however, because the premium received for writing the option should mitigate the effects of the decline.
Writing a call option obligates the writer to sell or deliver the option's underlying instrument or make a net cash settlement payment, as applicable, in return for the strike price, upon exercise of the option. The characteristics of writing call options are similar to those of writing put options, except that writing calls generally is a profitable strategy if prices remain the same or fall. Through receipt of the option premium, a call writer should mitigate the effects of a price increase. At the same time, because a call writer must be prepared to deliver the underlying instrument or make a net cash settlement payment, as applicable, in return for the strike price, even if its current value is greater, a call writer gives up some ability to participate in price increases and, if a call writer does not hold the underlying instrument, a call writer's loss is theoretically unlimited.
Where a put or call option on a particular security is purchased to hedge against price movements in a related security, the price to close out the put or call option on the secondary market may move more or less than the price of the related security.
There is no assurance a liquid market will exist for any particular options contract at any particular time. Options may have relatively low trading volume and liquidity if their strike prices are not close to the underlying instrument's current price. In addition, exchanges may establish daily price fluctuation limits for exchange-traded options contracts, and may halt trading if a contract's price moves upward or downward more than the limit in a given day. On volatile trading days when the price fluctuation limit is reached or a trading halt is imposed, it may be impossible to enter into new positions or close out existing positions. If the market for a contract is not liquid because of price fluctuation limits or otherwise, it could prevent prompt liquidation of unfavorable positions, and potentially could require a fund to continue to hold a position until delivery or expiration regardless of changes in its value.
Unlike exchange-traded options, which are standardized with respect to the underlying instrument, expiration date, contract size, and strike price, the terms of OTC options (options not traded on exchanges) generally are established through negotiation with the other party to the option contract. While this type of arrangement allows the purchaser or writer greater flexibility to tailor an option to its needs, OTC options generally are less liquid and involve greater credit risk than exchange-traded options, which are backed by the clearing organization of the exchanges where they are traded.
Combined positions involve purchasing and writing options in combination with each other, or in combination with futures or forward contracts, to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the overall position. For example, purchasing a put option and writing a call option on the same underlying instrument would construct a combined position whose risk and return characteristics are similar to selling a futures contract. Another possible combined position would involve writing a call option at one strike price and buying a call option at a lower price, to reduce the risk of the written call option in the event of a substantial price increase. Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they result in higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close out.
A fund may also buy and sell options on swaps (swaptions), which are generally options on interest rate swaps. An option on a swap gives a party the right (but not the obligation) to enter into a new swap agreement or to extend, shorten, cancel or modify an existing contract at a specific date in the future in exchange for a premium. Depending on the terms of the particular option agreement, a fund will generally incur a greater degree of risk when it writes (sells) an option on a swap than it will incur when it purchases an option on a swap. When a fund purchases an option on a swap, it risks losing only the amount of the premium it has paid should it decide to let the option expire unexercised. However, when a fund writes an option on a swap, upon exercise of the option the fund will become obligated according to the terms of the underlying agreement. A fund that writes an option on a swap receives the premium and bears the risk of unfavorable changes in the preset rate on the underlying interest rate swap. Whether a fund's use of options on swaps will be successful in furthering its investment objective will depend on the adviser's ability to predict correctly whether certain types of investments are likely to produce greater returns than other investments. Options on swaps may involve risks similar to those discussed below in "Swap Agreements."
Because there are a limited number of types of exchange-traded options contracts, it is likely that the standardized contracts available will not match a fund's current or anticipated investments exactly. A fund may invest in options contracts based on securities with different issuers, maturities, or other characteristics from the securities in which the fund typically invests, which involves a risk that the options position will not track the performance of the fund's other investments.
Options prices can also diverge from the prices of their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match a fund's investments well. Options prices are affected by such factors as current and anticipated short-term interest rates, changes in volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect correlation may also result from differing levels of demand in the options and futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how options and futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price fluctuation limits or trading halts. A fund may purchase or sell options contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in a fund's options positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not offset by gains in other investments.
Swap Agreements. Swap agreements are two-party contracts entered into primarily by institutional investors. Cleared swaps are transacted through futures commission merchants that are members of central clearinghouses with the clearinghouse serving as a central counterparty similar to transactions in futures contracts. In a standard "swap" transaction, two parties agree to exchange one or more payments based, for example, on the returns (or differentials in rates of return) earned or realized on particular predetermined investments or instruments (such as securities, commodities, indexes, or other financial or economic interests). The gross payments to be exchanged between the parties are calculated with respect to a notional amount, which is the predetermined dollar principal of the trade representing the hypothetical underlying quantity upon which payment obligations are computed.
Swap agreements can take many different forms and are known by a variety of names. Depending on how they are used, swap agreements may increase or decrease the overall volatility of a fund's investments and its share price and, if applicable, its yield. Swap agreements are subject to liquidity risk, meaning that a fund may be unable to sell a swap contract to a third party at a favorable price. Certain standardized swap transactions are currently subject to mandatory central clearing or may be eligible for voluntary central clearing. Central clearing is expected to decrease counterparty risk and increase liquidity compared to uncleared swaps because central clearing interposes the central clearinghouse as the counterpart to each participant's swap. However, central clearing does not eliminate counterparty risk or illiquidity risk entirely. In addition depending on the size of a fund and other factors, the margin required under the rules of a clearinghouse and by a clearing member futures commission merchant may be in excess of the collateral required to be posted by a fund to support its obligations under a similar uncleared swap. However, regulators have adopted rules imposing certain margin requirements, including minimums, on certain uncleared swaps which could reduce the distinction.
A total return swap is a contract whereby one party agrees to make a series of payments to another party based on the change in the market value of the assets underlying such contract (which can include a security or other instrument, commodity, index or baskets thereof) during the specified period. In exchange, the other party to the contract agrees to make a series of payments calculated by reference to an interest rate and/or some other agreed-upon amount (including the change in market value of other underlying assets). A fund may use total return swaps to gain exposure to an asset without owning it or taking physical custody of it. For example, a fund investing in total return commodity swaps will receive the price appreciation of a commodity, commodity index or portion thereof in exchange for payment of an agreed-upon fee.
In a credit default swap, the credit default protection buyer makes periodic payments, known as premiums, to the credit default protection seller. In return the credit default protection seller will make a payment to the credit default protection buyer upon the occurrence of a specified credit event. A credit default swap can refer to a single issuer or asset, a basket of issuers or assets or index of assets, each known as the reference entity or underlying asset. A fund may act as either the buyer or the seller of a credit default swap. A fund may buy or sell credit default protection on a basket of issuers or assets, even if a number of the underlying assets referenced in the basket are lower-quality debt securities. In an unhedged credit default swap, a fund buys credit default protection on a single issuer or asset, a basket of issuers or assets or index of assets without owning the underlying asset or debt issued by the reference entity. Credit default swaps involve greater and different risks than investing directly in the referenced asset, because, in addition to market risk, credit default swaps include liquidity, counterparty and operational risk.
Credit default swaps allow a fund to acquire or reduce credit exposure to a particular issuer, asset or basket of assets. If a swap agreement calls for payments by a fund, the fund must be prepared to make such payments when due. If a fund is the credit default protection seller, the fund will experience a loss if a credit event occurs and the credit of the reference entity or underlying asset has deteriorated. If a fund is the credit default protection buyer, the fund will be required to pay premiums to the credit default protection seller.
If the creditworthiness of a fund's swap counterparty declines, the risk that the counterparty may not perform could increase, potentially resulting in a loss to the fund. To limit the counterparty risk involved in swap agreements, a Fidelity® fund will enter into swap agreements only with counterparties that meet certain standards of creditworthiness. This risk for cleared swaps is generally lower than for uncleared swaps since the counterparty is a clearinghouse, but there can be no assurance that a clearinghouse or its members will satisfy its obligations.
A fund bears the risk of loss of the amount expected to be received under a swap agreement in the event of the default or bankruptcy of a swap agreement counterparty. A fund would generally be required to provide margin or collateral for the benefit of that counterparty. If a counterparty to a swap transaction becomes insolvent, the fund may be limited temporarily or permanently in exercising its right to the return of related fund assets designated as margin or collateral in an action against the counterparty.
Swap agreements are subject to the risk that the market value of the instrument will change in a way detrimental to a fund's interest. A fund bears the risk that an adviser will not accurately forecast market trends or the values of assets, reference rates, indexes, or other economic factors in establishing swap positions for a fund. If an adviser attempts to use a swap as a hedge against, or as a substitute for, a portfolio investment, a fund may be exposed to the risk that the swap will have or will develop imperfect or no correlation with the portfolio investment, which could cause substantial losses for a fund. While hedging strategies involving swap instruments can reduce the risk of loss, they can also reduce the opportunity for gain or even result in losses by offsetting favorable price movements in other fund investments. Swaps are complex and often valued subjectively.
Hybrid and Preferred Securities. A hybrid security may be a debt security, warrant, convertible security, certificate of deposit or other evidence of indebtedness on which the value of the interest on or principal of which is determined by reference to changes in the value of a reference instrument or financial strength of a reference entity (e.g., a security or other financial instrument, asset, currency, interest rate, commodity, index, or business entity such as a financial institution). Another example is contingent convertible securities, which are fixed income securities that, under certain circumstances, either convert into common stock of the issuer or undergo a principal write-down by a predetermined percentage if the issuer's capital ratio falls below a predetermined trigger level. The liquidation value of such a security may be reduced upon a regulatory action and without the need for a bankruptcy proceeding. Preferred securities may take the form of preferred stock and represent an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds generally take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.
The risks of investing in hybrid and preferred securities reflect a combination of the risks of investing in securities, options, futures and currencies. An investment in a hybrid or preferred security may entail significant risks that are not associated with a similar investment in a traditional debt or equity security. The risks of a particular hybrid or preferred security will depend upon the terms of the instrument, but may include the possibility of significant changes in the value of any applicable reference instrument. Such risks may depend upon factors unrelated to the operations or credit quality of the issuer of the hybrid or preferred security. Hybrid and preferred securities are potentially more volatile and carry greater market and liquidity risks than traditional debt or equity securities. Also, the price of the hybrid or preferred security and any applicable reference instrument may not move in the same direction or at the same time. In addition, because hybrid and preferred securities may be traded over-the-counter or in bilateral transactions with the issuer of the security, hybrid and preferred securities may be subject to the creditworthiness of the counterparty of the security and their values may decline substantially if the counterparty's creditworthiness deteriorates. In addition, uncertainty regarding the tax and regulatory treatment of hybrid and preferred securities may reduce demand for such securities and tax and regulatory considerations may limit the extent of a fund's investments in certain hybrid and preferred securities.
Illiquid Investments means any investment that cannot be sold or disposed of in current market conditions in seven calendar days or less without the sale or disposition significantly changing the market value of the investment. Difficulty in selling or disposing of illiquid investments may result in a loss or may be costly to a fund. Illiquid securities may include (1) repurchase agreements maturing in more than seven days without demand/redemption features, (2) OTC options and certain other derivatives, (3) private placements, (4) securities traded on markets and exchanges with structural constraints, and (5) loan participations.
Under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, a Fidelity® fund's adviser classifies the liquidity of a fund's investments and monitors the extent of a fund's illiquid investments.
Various market, trading and investment-specific factors may be considered in determining the liquidity of a fund's investments including, but not limited to (1) the existence of an active trading market, (2) the nature of the security and the market in which it trades, (3) the number, diversity, and quality of dealers and prospective purchasers in the marketplace, (4) the frequency, volume, and volatility of trade and price quotations, (5) bid-ask spreads, (6) dates of issuance and maturity, (7) demand, put or tender features, and (8) restrictions on trading or transferring the investment.
Fidelity classifies certain investments as illiquid based upon these criteria. Fidelity also monitors for certain market, trading and investment-specific events that may cause Fidelity to re-evaluate an investment's liquidity status and may lead to an investment being classified as illiquid. In addition, Fidelity uses a third-party to assist with the liquidity classifications of the fund's investments, which includes calculating the time to sell and settle a specified size position in a particular investment without the sale significantly changing the market value of the investment.
Increasing Government Debt. The total public debt of the United States and other countries around the globe as a percent of gross domestic product has, at times, grown rapidly. Although high debt levels do not necessarily indicate or cause economic problems, they may create certain systemic risks if sound debt management practices are not implemented.
A high national debt level may increase market pressures to meet government funding needs, which may drive debt cost higher and cause a country to sell additional debt, thereby increasing refinancing risk. A high national debt also raises concerns that a government will not be able to make principal or interest payments when they are due. In the worst case, unsustainable debt levels can decline the valuation of currencies, and can prevent a government from implementing effective counter-cyclical fiscal policy in economic downturns.
Rating services have, in the past, lowered their long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States. The market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government may be adversely affected by rating services' decisions to downgrade the long-term sovereign credit rating of the United States.
Indexed Securities are instruments whose prices are indexed to the prices of other securities, securities indexes, or other financial indicators. Indexed securities typically, but not always, are debt securities or deposits whose values at maturity or coupon rates are determined by reference to a specific instrument, statistic, or measure.
Indexed securities also include commercial paper, certificates of deposit, and other fixed-income securities whose values at maturity or coupon interest rates are determined by reference to the returns of particular stock indexes. Indexed securities can be affected by stock prices as well as changes in interest rates and the creditworthiness of their issuers and may not track the indexes as accurately as direct investments in the indexes.
Mortgage-indexed securities, for example, could be structured to replicate the performance of mortgage securities and the characteristics of direct ownership.
Currency-indexed securities typically are short-term to intermediate-term debt securities whose maturity values or interest rates are determined by reference to the values of one or more specified foreign currencies, and may offer higher yields than U.S. dollar-denominated securities. Currency-indexed securities may be positively or negatively indexed; that is, their maturity value may increase when the specified currency value increases, resulting in a security that performs similarly to a foreign-denominated instrument, or their maturity value may decline when foreign currencies increase, resulting in a security whose price characteristics are similar to a put on the underlying currency. Currency-indexed securities may also have prices that depend on the values of a number of different foreign currencies relative to each other.
The performance of indexed securities depends to a great extent on the performance of the instrument or measure to which they are indexed, and may also be influenced by interest rate changes in the United States and abroad. Indexed securities may be more volatile than the underlying instruments or measures. Indexed securities are also subject to the credit risks associated with the issuer of the security, and their values may decline substantially if the issuer's creditworthiness deteriorates. Recent issuers of indexed securities have included banks, corporations, and certain U.S. Government agencies.
Insolvency of Issuers, Counterparties, and Intermediaries. Issuers of fund portfolio securities or counterparties to fund transactions that become insolvent or declare bankruptcy can pose special investment risks. In each circumstance, risk of loss, valuation uncertainty, increased illiquidity, and other unpredictable occurrences may negatively impact an investment. Each of these risks may be amplified in foreign markets, where security trading, settlement, and custodial practices can be less developed than those in the U.S. markets, and bankruptcy laws differ from those of the U.S.
As a general matter, if the issuer of a fund portfolio security is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds and preferred stock have priority over the claims of common stock owners. These events can negatively impact the value of the issuer's securities and the results of related proceedings can be unpredictable.
If a counterparty to a fund transaction, such as a swap transaction, a short sale, a borrowing, or other complex transaction becomes insolvent, the fund may be limited in its ability to exercise rights to obtain the return of related fund assets or in exercising other rights against the counterparty. Uncertainty may also arise upon the insolvency of a securities or commodities intermediary such as a broker-dealer or futures commission merchant with which a fund has pending transactions. In addition, insolvency and liquidation proceedings take time to resolve, which can limit or preclude a fund's ability to terminate a transaction or obtain related assets or collateral in a timely fashion. If an intermediary becomes insolvent, while securities positions and other holdings may be protected by U.S. or foreign laws, it is sometimes difficult to determine whether these protections are available to specific trades based on the circumstances. Receiving the benefit of these protections can also take time to resolve, which may result in illiquid positions.
Interfund Borrowing and Lending Program. Pursuant to an exemptive order issued by the SEC, a Fidelity® fund may lend money to, and borrow money from, other funds advised by FMR or its affiliates. A Fidelity® fund will borrow through the program only when the costs are equal to or lower than the costs of bank loans. A Fidelity® fund will lend through the program only when the returns are higher than those available from an investment in repurchase agreements. Interfund loans and borrowings normally extend overnight, but can have a maximum duration of seven days. Loans may be called on one day's notice. A Fidelity® fund may have to borrow from a bank at a higher interest rate if an interfund loan is called or not renewed. Any delay in repayment to a lending fund could result in a lost investment opportunity or additional borrowing costs.
Investment-Grade Debt Securities. Investment-grade debt securities include all types of debt instruments that are of medium and high-quality. Investment-grade debt securities include repurchase agreements collateralized by U.S. Government securities as well as repurchase agreements collateralized by equity securities, non-investment-grade debt, and all other instruments in which a fund can perfect a security interest, provided the repurchase agreement counterparty has an investment-grade rating. Some investment-grade debt securities may possess speculative characteristics and may be more sensitive to economic changes and to changes in the financial conditions of issuers. An investment-grade rating means the security or issuer is rated investment-grade by a credit rating agency registered as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) with the SEC (for example, Moody's Investors Service, Inc.), or is unrated but considered to be of equivalent quality by a fund's adviser. For purposes of determining the maximum maturity of an investment-grade debt security, an adviser may take into account normal settlement periods.
Loans and Other Direct Debt Instruments. Direct debt instruments are interests in amounts owed by a corporate, governmental, or other borrower to lenders or lending syndicates (loans and loan participations), to suppliers of goods or services (trade claims or other receivables), or to other parties. Direct debt instruments involve a risk of loss in case of default or insolvency of the borrower and may offer less legal protection to the purchaser in the event of fraud or misrepresentation, or there may be a requirement that a fund supply additional cash to a borrower on demand. A fund may acquire loans by buying an assignment of all or a portion of the loan from a lender or by purchasing a loan participation from a lender or other purchaser of a participation. If permitted by its investment policies, a fund also may originate or otherwise acquire loans directly at the time of the loan's closing.
Lenders and purchasers of loans and other forms of direct indebtedness depend primarily upon the creditworthiness of the borrower and/or any collateral for payment of interest and repayment of principal. If scheduled interest or principal payments are not made, the value of the instrument may be adversely affected. Loans that are fully secured provide more protections than an unsecured loan in the event of failure to make scheduled interest or principal payments. However, there is no assurance that the liquidation of collateral from a secured loan would satisfy the borrower's obligation, or that the collateral could be liquidated. Indebtedness of borrowers whose creditworthiness is poor involves substantially greater risks and may be highly speculative. Different types of assets may be used as collateral for a fund's loans and there can be no assurance that a fund will correctly evaluate the value of the assets collateralizing the fund's loans. Borrowers that are in bankruptcy or restructuring may never pay off their indebtedness, or may pay only a small fraction of the amount owed. In any restructuring or bankruptcy proceedings relating to a borrower funded by a fund, a fund may be required to accept collateral with less value than the amount of the loan made by the fund to the borrower. Direct indebtedness of foreign countries also involves a risk that the governmental entities responsible for the repayment of the debt may be unable, or unwilling, to pay interest and repay principal when due.
Loans and other types of direct indebtedness (which a fund may originate, acquire or otherwise gain exposure to) may not be readily marketable and may be subject to restrictions on resale. Some indebtedness may be difficult to dispose of readily at what the Adviser believes to be a fair price. In addition, valuation of illiquid indebtedness involves a greater degree of judgment in determining a fund's net asset value than if that value were based on readily available market quotations, and could result in significant variations in a fund's daily share price. Some loan interests are traded among certain financial institutions and accordingly may be deemed liquid. As the market for different types of indebtedness develops, the liquidity of these instruments is expected to improve.
Direct lending and investments in loans through direct assignment of a financial institution's interests with respect to a loan may involve additional risks. For example, if a loan is foreclosed, the lender/purchaser could become part owner of any collateral, and would bear the costs and liabilities associated with owning and disposing of the collateral. In the event of a default by the borrower, a fund may have difficulty disposing of the assets used as collateral for a loan. In addition, a purchaser could be held liable as a co-lender. Direct debt instruments may also involve a risk of insolvency of the lending bank or other intermediary.
A loan is often administered by a bank or other financial institution that acts as agent for all holders. The agent administers the terms of the loan, as specified in the loan agreement. Unless, under the terms of the loan or other indebtedness, the purchaser has direct recourse against the borrower, the purchaser may have to rely on the agent to apply appropriate credit remedies against a borrower. If assets held by the agent for the benefit of a purchaser were determined to be subject to the claims of the agent's general creditors, the purchaser might incur certain costs and delays in realizing payment on the loan or loan participation and could suffer a loss of principal or interest. Direct loans are typically not administered by an underwriter or agent bank. The terms of direct loans are negotiated with borrowers in private transactions. Direct loans are not publicly traded and may not have a secondary market.
A fund may seek to dispose of loans in certain cases, to the extent possible, through selling participations in the loan. In that case, a fund would remain subject to certain obligations, which may result in expenses for a fund and certain additional risks.
Direct indebtedness may include letters of credit, revolving credit facilities, or other standby financing commitments that obligate lenders/purchasers, including a fund, to make additional cash payments on demand. These commitments may have the effect of requiring a lender/purchaser to increase its investment in a borrower at a time when it would not otherwise have done so, even if the borrower's condition makes it unlikely that the amount will ever be repaid.
In the process of originating, buying, selling and holding loans, a fund may receive and/or pay certain fees. These fees are in addition to the interest payments received and may include facility, closing or upfront fees, commitment fees and commissions. A fund may receive or pay a facility, closing or upfront fee when it buys or sells a loan. A fund may receive a commitment fee throughout the life of the loan or as long as the fund remains invested in the loan (in addition to interest payments) for any unused portion of a committed line of credit. Other fees received by the fund may include prepayment fees, covenant waiver fees, ticking fees and/or modification fees. Legal fees related to the originating, buying, selling and holding loans may also be borne by the fund (including legal fees to assess conformity of a loan investment with 1940 Act provisions).
When engaging in direct lending, if permitted by its investment policies, a fund's performance may depend, in part, on the ability of the fund to originate loans on advantageous terms. A fund may compete with other lenders in originating and purchasing loans. Increased competition for, or a diminished available supply of, qualifying loans could result in lower yields on and/or less advantageous terms for such loans, which could reduce fund performance.
For a Fidelity® fund that limits the amount of total assets that it will invest in any one issuer or in issuers within the same industry, the fund generally will treat the borrower as the "issuer" of indebtedness held by the fund. In the case of loan participations where a bank or other lending institution serves as financial intermediary between a fund and the borrower, if the participation does not shift to the fund the direct debtor-creditor relationship with the borrower, SEC interpretations require a fund, in appropriate circumstances, to treat both the lending bank or other lending institution and the borrower as "issuers" for these purposes. Treating a financial intermediary as an issuer of indebtedness may restrict a fund's ability to invest in indebtedness related to a single financial intermediary, or a group of intermediaries engaged in the same industry, even if the underlying borrowers represent many different companies and industries.
A fund may choose, at its expense or in conjunction with others, to pursue litigation or otherwise to exercise its rights as a security holder to seek to protect the interests of security holders if it determines this to be in the best interest of the fund's shareholders.
If permitted by its investment policies, a fund may also obtain exposure to the lending activities described above indirectly through its investments in underlying Fidelity® funds or other vehicles that may engage in such activities directly.
Covenant-Lite Obligations. A fund can invest in or be exposed to loans and other similar debt obligations that are sometimes referred to as "covenant-lite" loans or obligations (covenant-lite obligations), which are loans or other similar debt obligations that lack financial maintenance covenants or possess fewer or contingent financial maintenance covenants and other financial protections for lenders and investors. In current market conditions, many new, restructured or reissued loans and similar debt obligations do not feature traditional financial maintenance covenants, which are intended to protect lenders and investors by imposing certain restrictions and other limitations on a borrower's operations or assets and by providing certain information and consent rights to lenders. Covenant-lite obligations allow borrowers to exercise more flexibility with respect to certain activities that may otherwise be limited or prohibited under similar loan obligations that are not covenant-lite. In an investment with a traditional financial maintenance covenant, the borrower is required to meet certain regular, specific financial tests over the term of the investment; however, in a covenant-lite obligation, the borrower would only be required to satisfy certain financial tests at the time it proposes to take a specific action or engage in a specific transaction (e.g., issuing additional debt, paying a dividend, or making an acquisition) or at a time when another financial criteria has been met (e.g., reduced availability under a revolving credit facility, or asset value falling below a certain percentage of outstanding debt obligations). In addition, in a traditional investment, the borrower is required to provide certain periodic financial reporting that typically includes a detailed calculation of various financial metrics; however, in a covenant-lite obligation, certain detailed financial information is only required to be provided when a financial metric is required to be calculated, which may result in (i) more limited access to financial information, (ii) difficulty evaluating the borrower's financial performance over time and/or (iii) delays in exercising rights and remedies in the event of a significant financial decline. In addition, in the event of default, covenant-lite obligations may exhibit diminished recovery values as the lender may not have the opportunity to negotiate with the borrower or take other measures intended to mitigate losses prior to default. Accordingly, a fund may have fewer rights with respect to covenant-lite obligations, including fewer protections against the possibility of default and fewer remedies, and may experience losses or delays in enforcing its rights on covenant-lite obligations. As a result, investments in or exposure to covenant-lite obligations are generally subject to more risk than investments that contain traditional financial maintenance covenants and financial reporting requirements.
Lower-Quality Debt Securities. Lower-quality debt securities include all types of debt instruments that have poor protection with respect to the payment of interest and repayment of principal, or may be in default. These securities are often considered to be speculative and involve greater risk of loss or price changes due to changes in the issuer's capacity to pay. The market prices of lower-quality debt securities may fluctuate more than those of higher-quality debt securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty, which may follow periods of rising interest rates.
The market for lower-quality debt securities may be thinner and less active than that for higher-quality debt securities, which can adversely affect the prices at which the former are sold. Adverse publicity and changing investor perceptions may affect the liquidity of lower-quality debt securities and the ability of outside pricing services to value lower-quality debt securities.
Because the risk of default is higher for lower-quality debt securities, research and credit analysis are an especially important part of managing securities of this type. Such analysis may focus on relative values based on factors such as interest or dividend coverage, asset coverage, earnings prospects, and the experience and managerial strength of the issuer, in an attempt to identify those issuers of high-yielding securities whose financial condition is adequate to meet future obligations, has improved, or is expected to improve in the future.
A fund may choose, at its expense or in conjunction with others, to pursue litigation or otherwise to exercise its rights as a security holder to seek to protect the interests of security holders if it determines this to be in the best interest of the fund's shareholders.
Mortgage Securities are issued by government and non-government entities such as banks, mortgage lenders, or other institutions. A mortgage security is an obligation of the issuer backed by a mortgage or pool of mortgages or a direct interest in an underlying pool of mortgages. Some mortgage securities, such as collateralized mortgage obligations (or "CMOs"), make payments of both principal and interest at a range of specified intervals; others make semi-annual interest payments at a predetermined rate and repay principal at maturity (like a typical bond). Mortgage securities are based on different types of mortgages, including those on commercial real estate or residential properties. Stripped mortgage securities are created when the interest and principal components of a mortgage security are separated and sold as individual securities. In the case of a stripped mortgage security, the holder of the "principal-only" security (PO) receives the principal payments made by the underlying mortgage, while the holder of the "interest-only" security (IO) receives interest payments from the same underlying mortgage.
Fannie Maes and Freddie Macs are pass-through securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, respectively. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which guarantee payment of interest and repayment of principal on Fannie Maes and Freddie Macs, respectively, are federally chartered corporations supervised by the U.S. Government that act as governmental instrumentalities under authority granted by Congress. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are authorized to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to meet their obligations. Fannie Maes and Freddie Macs are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.
The value of mortgage securities may change due to shifts in the market's perception of issuers and changes in interest rates. In addition, regulatory or tax changes may adversely affect the mortgage securities market as a whole. Non-government mortgage securities may offer higher yields than those issued by government entities, but also may be subject to greater price changes than government issues. Mortgage securities are subject to prepayment risk, which is the risk that early principal payments made on the underlying mortgages, usually in response to a reduction in interest rates, will result in the return of principal to the investor, causing it to be invested subsequently at a lower current interest rate. Alternatively, in a rising interest rate environment, mortgage security values may be adversely affected when prepayments on underlying mortgages do not occur as anticipated, resulting in the extension of the security's effective maturity and the related increase in interest rate sensitivity of a longer-term instrument. The prices of stripped mortgage securities tend to be more volatile in response to changes in interest rates than those of non-stripped mortgage securities.
A fund may seek to earn additional income by using a trading strategy (commonly known as "mortgage dollar rolls" or "reverse mortgage dollar rolls") that involves selling (or buying) mortgage securities, realizing a gain or loss, and simultaneously agreeing to purchase (or sell) mortgage securities on a later date at a set price. During the period between the sale and repurchase in a mortgage dollar roll transaction, a fund will not be entitled to receive interest and principal payments on the securities sold but will invest the proceeds of the sale in other securities that are permissible investments for the fund. During the period between the purchase and subsequent sale in a reverse mortgage dollar roll transaction, a fund is entitled to interest and principal payments on the securities purchased. Losses may arise due to changes in the value of the securities or if the counterparty does not perform under the terms of the agreement. If the counterparty files for bankruptcy or becomes insolvent, a fund's right to repurchase or sell securities may be limited. This trading strategy may increase interest rate exposure and result in an increased portfolio turnover rate which increases costs and may increase taxable gains.
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Equity REITs own real estate properties, while mortgage REITs make construction, development, and long-term mortgage loans. Their value may be affected by changes in the value of the underlying property of the trusts, the creditworthiness of the issuer, property taxes, interest rates, and tax and regulatory requirements, such as those relating to the environment. Both types of trusts are dependent upon management skill, are not diversified, and are subject to heavy cash flow dependency, defaults by borrowers, self-liquidation, and the possibility of failing to qualify for tax-free status of income under the Internal Revenue Code and failing to maintain exemption from the 1940 Act.
Repurchase Agreements involve an agreement to purchase a security and to sell that security back to the original seller at an agreed-upon price. The resale price reflects the purchase price plus an agreed-upon incremental amount which is unrelated to the coupon rate or maturity of the purchased security. As protection against the risk that the original seller will not fulfill its obligation, the securities are held in a separate account at a bank, marked-to-market daily, and maintained at a value at least equal to the sale price plus the accrued incremental amount. The value of the security purchased may be more or less than the price at which the counterparty has agreed to purchase the security. In addition, delays or losses could result if the other party to the agreement defaults or becomes insolvent. A fund may be limited in its ability to exercise its right to liquidate assets related to a repurchase agreement with an insolvent counterparty. A Fidelity® fund may engage in repurchase agreement transactions with parties whose creditworthiness has been reviewed and found satisfactory by the fund's adviser.
Restricted Securities (including Private Placements) are subject to legal restrictions on their sale. Difficulty in selling securities may result in a loss or be costly to a fund. Restricted securities, including private placements of private and public companies, generally can be sold in privately negotiated transactions, pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (1933 Act), or in a registered public offering. Where registration is required, the holder of a registered security may be obligated to pay all or part of the registration expense and a considerable period may elapse between the time it decides to seek registration and the time it may be permitted to sell a security under an effective registration statement. If, during such a period, adverse market conditions were to develop, the holder might obtain a less favorable price than prevailed when it decided to seek registration of the security.
Reverse Repurchase Agreements. In a reverse repurchase agreement, a fund sells a security to another party, such as a bank or broker-dealer, in return for cash and agrees to repurchase that security at an agreed-upon price and time. A Fidelity® fund may enter into reverse repurchase agreements with parties whose creditworthiness has been reviewed and found satisfactory by the fund's adviser. Such transactions may increase fluctuations in the market value of a fund's assets and, if applicable, a fund's yield, and may be viewed as a form of leverage. Under SEC requirements, a fund needs to aggregate the amount of indebtedness associated with its reverse repurchase agreements and similar financing transactions with the aggregate amount of any other senior securities representing indebtedness (e.g., borrowings, if applicable) when calculating the fund's asset coverage ratio or treat all such transactions as derivatives transactions.
SEC Rule 18f-4. In October 2020, the SEC adopted a final rule related to the use of derivatives, short sales, reverse repurchase agreements and certain other transactions by registered investment companies (the "rule"). Subject to certain exceptions, the rule requires the funds to trade derivatives and certain other transactions that create future payment or delivery obligations subject to a value-at-risk (VaR) leverage limit and to certain derivatives risk management program, reporting and board oversight requirements. Generally, these requirements apply to any fund engaging in derivatives transactions unless a fund satisfies a "limited derivatives users" exception, which requires the fund to limit its gross notional derivatives exposure (with certain exceptions) to 10% of its net assets and to adopt derivatives risk management procedures. Under the rule, when a fund trades reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions, it needs to aggregate the amount of indebtedness associated with the reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions with the aggregate amount of any other senior securities representing indebtedness (e.g., borrowings, if applicable) when calculating the fund's asset coverage ratio or treat all such transactions as derivatives transactions. The SEC also provided guidance in connection with the final rule regarding the use of securities lending collateral that may limit securities lending activities. In addition, under the rule, a fund may invest in a security on a when-issued or forward-settling basis, or with a non-standard settlement cycle, and the transaction will be deemed not to involve a senior security (as defined under Section 18(g) of the 1940 Act), provided that (i) the fund intends to physically settle the transaction and (ii) the transaction will settle within 35 days of its trade date (the "Delayed-Settlement Securities Provision"). A fund may otherwise engage in when-issued, forward-settling and non-standard settlement cycle securities transactions that do not meet the conditions of the Delayed-Settlement Securities Provision so long as the fund treats any such transaction as a derivatives transaction for purposes of compliance with the rule. Furthermore, under the rule, a fund will be permitted to enter into an unfunded commitment agreement, and such unfunded commitment agreement will not be subject to the asset coverage requirements under the 1940 Act, if the fund reasonably believes, at the time it enters into such agreement, that it will have sufficient cash and cash equivalents to meet its obligations with respect to all such agreements as they come due. These requirements may limit the ability of the funds to use derivatives, short sales, reverse repurchase agreements and similar financing transactions, and the other relevant transactions as part of its investment strategies. These requirements also may increase the cost of the fund's investments and cost of doing business, which could adversely affect investors.
Securities Lending. A Fidelity® fund may lend securities to parties such as broker-dealers or other institutions, including an affiliate, National Financial Services LLC (NFS). Securities lending allows a fund to retain ownership of the securities loaned and, at the same time, earn additional income. The borrower provides the fund with collateral in an amount at least equal to the value of the securities loaned. The fund seeks to maintain the ability to obtain the right to vote or consent on proxy proposals involving material events affecting securities loaned. If the borrower defaults on its obligation to return the securities loaned because of insolvency or other reasons, a fund could experience delays and costs in recovering the securities loaned or in gaining access to the collateral. These delays and costs could be greater for foreign securities. If a fund is not able to recover the securities loaned, the fund may sell the collateral and purchase a replacement investment in the market. The value of the collateral could decrease below the value of the replacement investment by the time the replacement investment is purchased. For a Fidelity® fund, loans will be made only to parties deemed by the fund's adviser to be in good standing and when, in the adviser's judgment, the income earned would justify the risks.
The Fidelity® funds have retained agents, including NFS, an affiliate of the funds, to act as securities lending agent. If NFS acts as securities lending agent for a fund, it is subject to the overall supervision of the fund's adviser, and NFS will administer the lending program in accordance with guidelines approved by the fund's Trustees.
Cash received as collateral through loan transactions may be invested in other eligible securities, including shares of a money market fund. Investing this cash subjects that investment, as well as the securities loaned, to market appreciation or depreciation.
Securities of Other Investment Companies, including shares of closed-end investment companies (which include business development companies (BDCs)), unit investment trusts, and open-end investment companies such as mutual funds and ETFs, represent interests in professionally managed portfolios that may invest in any type of instrument. Investing in other investment companies (including investment companies managed by the Adviser and its affiliates) involves substantially the same risks as investing directly in the underlying instruments, but may involve additional expenses at the underlying investment company-level, such as portfolio management fees and operating expenses, unless such fees have been waived by the Adviser. Fees and expenses incurred indirectly by a fund as a result of its investment in shares of one or more other investment companies generally are referred to as "acquired fund fees and expenses" and may appear as a separate line item in a fund's prospectus fee table. For certain investment companies, such as BDCs, these expenses may be significant. Certain types of investment companies, such as closed-end investment companies, issue a fixed number of shares that trade on a stock exchange or over-the-counter at a premium or a discount to their NAV. Others are continuously offered at NAV, but may also be traded in the secondary market. Similarly, ETFs trade on a securities exchange and may trade at a premium or a discount to their NAV. 
The securities of closed-end funds may be leveraged. As a result, a fund may be indirectly exposed to leverage through an investment in such securities. An investment in securities of closed-end funds that use leverage may expose a fund to higher volatility in the market value of such securities and the possibility that the fund's long-term returns on such securities will be diminished. 
A fund's ability to invest in securities of other investment companies may be limited by federal securities laws. To the extent a fund acquires securities issued by unaffiliated investment companies, the Adviser's access to information regarding such underlying fund's portfolio may be limited and subject to such fund's policies regarding disclosure of fund holdings.
A fund that seeks to track the performance of a particular index could invest in investment companies that seek to track the performance of indexes other than the index that the fund seeks to track.
Short Sales "Against the Box" are short sales of securities that a fund owns or has the right to obtain (equivalent in kind or amount to the securities sold short). If a fund enters into a short sale against the box, it will be required to set aside securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short (or securities convertible or exchangeable into such securities) and will be required to hold such securities while the short sale is outstanding. A fund will incur transaction costs, including interest expenses, in connection with opening, maintaining, and closing short sales against the box.
Short Sales. Stocks underlying a fund's convertible security holdings can be sold short. For example, if a fund's adviser anticipates a decline in the price of the stock underlying a convertible security held by the fund, it may sell the stock short. If the stock price subsequently declines, the proceeds of the short sale could be expected to offset all or a portion of the effect of the stock's decline on the value of the convertible security. Fidelity® funds that employ this strategy generally intend to hedge no more than 15% of total assets with short sales on equity securities underlying convertible security holdings under normal circumstances. A fund will incur transaction costs, including interest expenses, in connection with opening, maintaining, and closing short sales.
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). A fund may invest in stock, warrants, and other securities of SPACs or similar special purpose entities that pool money to seek potential acquisition opportunities. SPACs are collective investment structures formed to raise money in an initial public offering for the purpose of merging with or acquiring one or more operating companies (the "de-SPAC Transaction"). Until an acquisition is completed, a SPAC generally invests its assets in US government securities, money market securities and cash. In connection with a de-SPAC Transaction, the SPAC may complete a PIPE (private investment in public equity) offering with certain investors. A fund may enter into a contingent commitment with a SPAC to purchase PIPE shares if and when the SPAC completes its de-SPAC Transaction.
Because SPACs do not have an operating history or ongoing business other than seeking acquisitions, the value of their securities is particularly dependent on the ability of the SPAC's management to identify and complete a profitable acquisition. Some SPACs may pursue acquisitions only within certain industries or regions, which may increase the volatility of their prices. An investment in a SPAC is subject to a variety of risks, including that (i) an attractive acquisition or merger target may not be identified at all and the SPAC will be required to return any remaining monies to shareholders; (ii) an acquisition or merger once effected may prove unsuccessful and an investment in the SPAC may lose value; (iii) the values of investments in SPACs may be highly volatile and may depreciate significantly over time; (iv) no or only a thinly traded market for shares of or interests in a SPAC may develop, leaving a fund unable to sell its interest in a SPAC or to sell its interest only at a price below what the fund believes is the SPAC interest's intrinsic value; (v) any proposed merger or acquisition may be unable to obtain the requisite approval, if any, of shareholders; (vi) an investment in a SPAC may be diluted by additional later offerings of interests in the SPAC or by other investors exercising existing rights to purchase shares of the SPAC; (vii) the warrants or other rights with respect to the SPAC held by a fund may expire worthless or may be repurchased or retired by the SPAC at an unfavorable price; (viii) a fund may be delayed in receiving any redemption or liquidation proceeds from a SPAC to which it is entitled; and (ix) a significant portion of the monies raised by the SPAC for the purpose of identifying and effecting an acquisition or merger may be expended during the search for a target transaction.
Purchased PIPE shares will be restricted from trading until the registration statement for the shares is declared effective. Upon registration, the shares can be freely sold, but only pursuant to an effective registration statement or other exemption from registration. The securities issued by a SPAC, which are typically traded either in the over-the-counter market or on an exchange, may be considered illiquid, more difficult to value, and/or be subject to restrictions on resale.
Structured Securities (also called "structured notes") are derivative debt securities, the interest rate on or principal of which is determined by an unrelated indicator. The value of the interest rate on and/or the principal of structured securities is determined by reference to changes in the value of a reference instrument (e.g., a security or other financial instrument, asset, currency, interest rate, commodity, or index) or the relative change in two or more reference instruments. A structured security may be positively, negatively, or both positively and negatively indexed; that is, its value or interest rate may increase or decrease if the value of the reference instrument increases. Similarly, its value or interest rate may increase or decrease if the value of the reference instrument decreases. Further, the change in the principal amount payable with respect to, or the interest rate of, a structured security may be calculated as a multiple of the percentage change (positive or negative) in the value of the underlying reference instrument(s); therefore, the value of such structured security may be very volatile. Structured securities may entail a greater degree of market risk than other types of debt securities because the investor bears the risk of the reference instrument. Structured securities may also be more volatile, less liquid, and more difficult to accurately price than less complex securities or more traditional debt securities. In addition, because structured securities generally are traded over-the-counter, structured securities are subject to the creditworthiness of the counterparty of the structured security, and their values may decline substantially if the counterparty's creditworthiness deteriorates.
Temporary Defensive Policies. Each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund reserves the right to invest without limitation in preferred stocks and investment-grade debt instruments for temporary, defensive purposes.
Transfer Agent Bank Accounts. Proceeds from shareholder purchases of a Fidelity® fund may pass through a series of demand deposit bank accounts before being held at the fund's custodian. Redemption proceeds may pass from the custodian to the shareholder through a similar series of bank accounts.
If a bank account is registered to the transfer agent or an affiliate, who acts as an agent for the funds when opening, closing, and conducting business in the bank account, the transfer agent or an affiliate may invest overnight balances in the account in repurchase agreements or money market funds. Any balances that are not invested in repurchase agreements or money market funds remain in the bank account overnight. Any risks associated with such an account are investment risks of the funds. A fund faces the risk of loss of these balances if the bank becomes insolvent.
Warrants. Warrants are instruments which entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Changes in the value of a warrant do not necessarily correspond to changes in the value of its underlying security. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss.
Warrants do not entitle a holder to dividends or voting rights with respect to the underlying security and do not represent any rights in the assets of the issuing company. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date. These factors can make warrants more speculative than other types of investments.
Zero Coupon Bonds do not make interest payments; instead, they are sold at a discount from their face value and are redeemed at face value when they mature. Because zero coupon bonds do not pay current income, their prices can be more volatile than other types of fixed-income securities when interest rates change. In calculating a fund's dividend, a portion of the difference between a zero coupon bond's purchase price and its face value is considered income.
In addition to the investment policies and limitations discussed above, a fund is subject to the additional operational risk discussed below.
Considerations Regarding Cybersecurity. With the increased use of technologies such as the Internet to conduct business, a fund's service providers are susceptible to operational, information security and related risks. In general, cyber incidents can result from deliberate attacks or unintentional events and may arise from external or internal sources. Cyber attacks include, but are not limited to, gaining unauthorized access to digital systems (e.g., through "hacking" or malicious software coding) for purposes of misappropriating assets or sensitive information; corrupting data, equipment or systems; or causing operational disruption. Cyber attacks may also be carried out in a manner that does not require gaining unauthorized access, such as causing denial-of-service attacks on websites (i.e., efforts to make network services unavailable to intended users). Cyber incidents affecting a fund's manager, any sub-adviser and other service providers (including, but not limited to, fund accountants, custodians, transfer agents and financial intermediaries) have the ability to cause disruptions and impact business operations, potentially resulting in financial losses, interference with a fund's ability to calculate its NAV, impediments to trading, the inability of fund shareholders to transact business, destruction to equipment and systems, violations of applicable privacy and other laws, regulatory fines, penalties, reputational damage, reimbursement or other compensation costs, or additional compliance costs. Similar adverse consequences could result from cyber incidents affecting issuers of securities in which a fund invests, counterparties with which a fund engages in transactions, governmental and other regulatory authorities, exchange and other financial market operators, banks, brokers, dealers, insurance companies and other financial institutions (including financial intermediaries and service providers for fund shareholders) and other parties. In addition, substantial costs may be incurred in order to prevent any cyber incidents in the future.
While a fund's service providers have established business continuity plans in the event of, and risk management systems to prevent, such cyber incidents, there are inherent limitations in such plans and systems including the possibility that certain risks have not been identified. Furthermore, a fund cannot control the cyber security plans and systems put in place by its service providers or any other third parties whose operations may affect a fund or its shareholders. A fund and its shareholders could be negatively impacted as a result.
 
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS
Orders for the purchase or sale of portfolio securities are placed on behalf of a fund by Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (FMR or the Adviser) pursuant to authority contained in the management contract.  
To the extent that the Adviser grants investment management authority to a sub-adviser (see the section entitled "Management Contracts"), that sub-adviser is authorized to provide the services described in the respective sub-advisory agreement, and in accordance with the policies described in this section. Furthermore, the sub-adviser's trading and associated policies, which may differ from the Adviser's policies, may apply to that fund, subject to applicable law.
The Adviser or a sub-adviser may be responsible for the placement of portfolio securities transactions for other investment companies and investment accounts for which it has or its affiliates have investment discretion.
A fund will not incur any commissions or sales charges when it invests in shares of certain pooled investment vehicles (including any underlying Central funds), but it may incur such costs when it invests directly in other types of securities.
Purchases and sales of equity securities on a securities exchange or OTC are effected through brokers who receive compensation for their services. Generally, compensation relating to securities traded on foreign exchanges will be higher than compensation relating to securities traded on U.S. exchanges and may not be subject to negotiation. Compensation may also be paid in connection with principal transactions (in both OTC securities and securities listed on an exchange) and agency OTC transactions executed with an electronic communications network (ECN) or an alternative trading system. Equity securities may be purchased from underwriters at prices that include underwriting fees.
Purchases and sales of fixed-income securities are generally made with an issuer or a primary market-maker acting as principal. Although there is no stated brokerage commission paid by a fund for any fixed-income security, the price paid by a fund to an underwriter includes the disclosed underwriting fee and prices in secondary trades usually include an undisclosed dealer commission or markup reflecting the spread between the bid and ask prices of the fixed-income security. New issues of equity and fixed-income securities may also be purchased in underwritten fixed price offerings. 
The Trustees of each fund periodically review the Adviser's performance of its responsibilities in connection with the placement of portfolio securities transactions on behalf of each fund. The Trustees also review the compensation paid by each fund over representative periods of time to determine if it was reasonable in relation to the benefits to the fund.
The Selection of Securities Brokers and Dealers
The Adviser or its affiliates generally have authority to select brokers (whether acting as a broker or a dealer) to place or execute a fund's portfolio securities transactions. In selecting brokers, including affiliates of the Adviser, to execute a fund's portfolio securities transactions, the Adviser or its affiliates consider the factors they deem relevant in the context of a particular trade and in regard to the Adviser's or its affiliates' overall responsibilities with respect to the fund and other investment accounts, including any instructions from the fund's portfolio manager, which may emphasize, for example, speed of execution over other factors. Based on the factors considered, the Adviser or its affiliates may choose to execute an order using ECNs, including broker-sponsored algorithms, internal crossing, or by verbally working an order with one or more brokers. Other possibly relevant factors include, but are not limited to, the following: price; costs; the size, nature and type of the order; the speed of execution; financial condition and reputation of the broker; broker specific considerations (e.g., not all brokers are able to execute all types of trades); broker willingness to commit capital; the nature and characteristics of the markets in which the security is traded; the trader's assessment of whether and how closely the broker likely will follow the trader's instructions to the broker; confidentiality and the potential for information leakage; the nature or existence of post-trade clearing, settlement, custody and currency convertibility mechanisms; and the provision of additional brokerage and research products and services, if applicable and where allowed by law.
In seeking best execution for portfolio securities transactions, the Adviser or its affiliates may from time to time select a broker that uses a trading method, including algorithmic trading, for which the broker charges a higher commission than its lowest available commission rate. The Adviser or its affiliates also may select a broker that charges more than the lowest commission rate available from another broker. Occasionally the Adviser or its affiliates execute an entire securities transaction with a broker and allocate all or a portion of the transaction and/or related commissions to a second broker where a client does not permit trading with an affiliate of the Adviser or in other limited situations. In those situations, the commission rate paid to the second broker may be higher than the commission rate paid to the executing broker. For futures transactions, the selection of a futures commission merchant is generally based on the overall quality of execution and other services provided by the futures commission merchant. The Adviser or its affiliates execute futures transactions verbally and electronically.
The Acquisition of Brokerage and Research Products and Services
Brokers (who are not affiliates of the Adviser) that execute transactions for a fund managed outside of the European Union may receive higher compensation from the fund than other brokers might have charged the fund, in recognition of the value of the brokerage or research products and services they provide to the Adviser or its affiliates.
Research Products and Services. These products and services may include, when permissible under applicable law, but are not limited to: economic, industry, company, municipal, sovereign (U.S. and non-U.S.), legal, or political research reports; market color; company meeting facilitation; compilation of securities prices, earnings, dividends and similar data; quotation services, data, information and other services; analytical computer software and services; and investment recommendations. In addition to receiving brokerage and research products and services via written reports and computer-delivered services, such reports may also be provided by telephone and in video and in-person meetings with securities analysts, corporate and industry spokespersons, economists, academicians and government representatives and others with relevant professional expertise. The Adviser or its affiliates may request that a broker provide a specific proprietary or third-party product or service. Some of these brokerage and research products and services supplement the Adviser's or its affiliates' own research activities in providing investment advice to the funds.
Execution Services. In addition, when permissible under applicable law, brokerage and research products and services include those that assist in the execution, clearing, and settlement of securities transactions, as well as other incidental functions (including, but not limited to, communication services related to trade execution, order routing and algorithmic trading, post-trade matching, exchange of messages among brokers or dealers, custodians and institutions, and the use of electronic confirmation and affirmation of institutional trades).
Mixed-Use Products and Services. Although the Adviser or its affiliates do not use fund commissions to pay for products or services that do not qualify as brokerage and research products and services or eligible external research under MiFID II and FCA regulations (as defined below), where allowed by applicable law, they, at times, will use commission dollars to obtain certain products or services that are not used exclusively in the Adviser's or its affiliates' investment decision-making process (mixed-use products or services). In those circumstances, the Adviser or its affiliates will make a good faith judgment to evaluate the various benefits and uses to which they intend to put the mixed-use product or service, and will pay for that portion of the mixed-use product or service that does not qualify as brokerage and research products and services or eligible external research with their own resources (referred to as "hard dollars").
Benefit to the Adviser. The Adviser's or its affiliates' expenses likely would be increased if they attempted to generate these additional brokerage and research products and services through their own efforts, or if they paid for these brokerage and research products or services with their own resources. Therefore, an economic incentive exists for the Adviser and/or its affiliates to select or recommend a broker-dealer based on its interest in receiving the brokerage and research products and services, rather than on the Adviser's or its affiliates' funds interest in receiving most favorable execution. The Adviser and its affiliates manage the receipt of brokerage and research products and services and the potential for conflicts through its Commission Uses Program. The Commission Uses Program effectively "unbundles" commissions paid to brokers who provide brokerage and research products and services, i.e., commissions consist of an execution commission, which covers the execution of the trade (including clearance and settlement), and a research charge, which is used to cover brokerage and research products and services. Those brokers have client commission arrangements (each a CCA) in place with the Adviser and its affiliates (each of those brokers referred to as CCA brokers). In selecting brokers for executing transactions on behalf of the fund, the trading desks through which the Adviser or its affiliates may execute trades are instructed to execute portfolio transactions on behalf of the funds based on the quality of execution without any consideration of brokerage and research products and services the CCA broker provides. Commissions paid to a CCA broker include both an execution commission and a research charge, and while the CCA broker receives the entire commission, it retains the execution commission and either credits or transmits the research portion (also known as "soft dollars") to a CCA pool maintained by each CCA broker. Soft dollar credits (credits) accumulated in CCA pools are used to pay research expenses. In some cases, the Adviser or its affiliates may request that a broker that is not a party to any particular transaction provide a specific proprietary or third-party product or service, which would be paid with credits from the CCA pool. The administration of brokerage and research products and services is managed separately from the trading desks, and traders have no responsibility for administering the research program, including the payment for research. The Adviser and/or its affiliates, at times, use a third-party aggregator to facilitate payments to research providers. Where an aggregator is involved, the aggregator would maintain credits in an account that is segregated from the aggregator's proprietary assets and the assets of its other clients and uses those credits to pay research providers as instructed by the Adviser or its affiliates. Furthermore, where permissible under applicable law, certain of the brokerage and research products and services that the Adviser or its affiliates receive are furnished by brokers on their own initiative, either in connection with a particular transaction or as part of their overall services. Some of these brokerage and research products or services may be provided at no additional cost to the Adviser or its affiliates or have no explicit cost associated with them. In addition, the Adviser or its affiliates may request that a broker provide a specific proprietary or third-party product or service, certain of which third-party products or services may be provided by a broker that is not a party to a particular transaction and is not connected with the transacting broker's overall services.
The Adviser's Decision-Making Process. In connection with the allocation of fund brokerage, the Adviser and/or its affiliates make a good faith determination that the compensation paid to brokers and dealers is reasonable in relation to the value of the brokerage and/or research products and services provided to the Adviser and/or its affiliates, viewed in terms of the particular transaction for a fund or the Adviser's or its affiliates' overall responsibilities to that fund or other investment companies and investment accounts for which the Adviser or its affiliates have investment discretion; however, each brokerage and research product or service received in connection with a fund's brokerage does not benefit all funds and certain funds will receive the benefit of the brokerage and research product or services obtained with other funds' commissions. As required under applicable laws or fund policy, commissions generated by certain funds may only be used to obtain certain brokerage and research products and services. As a result, certain funds will pay more proportionately for certain types of brokerage and research products and services than others, while the overall amount of brokerage and research products and services paid by each fund continues to be allocated equitably. While the Adviser and its affiliates take into account the brokerage and/or research products and services provided by a broker or dealer in determining whether compensation paid is reasonable, neither the Adviser, its affiliates, nor the funds incur an obligation to any broker, dealer, or third party to pay for any brokerage and research product or service (or portion thereof) by generating a specific amount of compensation or otherwise. Typically, for funds managed by the Adviser or its affiliates outside of the European Union or the United Kingdom, these brokerage and research products and services assist the Adviser or its affiliates in terms of their overall investment responsibilities to a fund or any other investment companies and investment accounts for which the Adviser or its affiliates may have investment discretion. Certain funds or investment accounts may use brokerage commissions to acquire brokerage and research products and services that also benefit other funds or accounts managed by the Adviser or its affiliates, and not every fund or investment account uses the brokerage and research products and services that may have been acquired through that fund's commissions.
Research Contracts. The Adviser and/or its affiliates have arrangements with certain third-party research providers and brokers through whom the Adviser and/or its affiliates effect fund trades, whereby the Adviser and/or its affiliates may pay with fund commissions or hard dollars for all or a portion of the cost of research products and services purchased from such research providers or brokers. If hard dollar payments are used, the Adviser and/or its affiliates, at times, will cause a fund to pay more for execution than the lowest commission rate available from the broker providing research products and services to the Adviser and/or its affiliates, or that may be available from another broker. The Adviser's and/or its affiliates' determination to pay for research products and services separately is wholly voluntary on the Adviser's or its affiliates' part and may be extended to additional brokers or discontinued with any broker participating in this arrangement.
Funds Managed within the European Union. The Adviser and its affiliates have established policies and procedures relating to brokerage commission uses in compliance with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in the European Union, commonly referred to as "MiFID II", as implemented in the United Kingdom through the Conduct of Business Sourcebook Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA), where applicable.
Funds, or portions thereof, that are managed within the United Kingdom by FMR Investment Management (UK) Limited (FMR UK) use research payment accounts (RPAs) to cover costs associated with equity and high income external research that is consumed by those funds or investment accounts in accordance with MiFID II and FCA regulations. With RPAs, funds pay for external research through a separate research charge that is generally assessed and collected alongside the execution commission1. For funds that use an RPA, FMR UK establishes a research budget. The budget is set by first grouping funds or investment accounts by strategy (e.g., asset allocation, blend, growth, etc.), and then determining what external research is consumed to support the strategies and portfolio management services provided within the European Union or the United Kingdom. In this regard, research budgets are set by research needs and are not otherwise linked to the volume or value of transactions executed on behalf of the fund or investment account. For funds where portions are managed both within and outside of the United Kingdom, external research may be paid using both a CCA and an RPA. Determinations of what is eligible research and how costs are allocated are made in accordance with the Adviser's and its affiliates' policies and procedures. Costs for research consumed by funds that use an RPA will be allocated among the funds or investment accounts within defined strategies pro rata based on the assets under management for each fund or investment account. While the research charge paid on behalf of any one fund that uses an RPA varies over time, the overall research charge determined at the fund level on an annual basis will not be exceeded.
FMR UK is responsible for managing the RPA and may delegate its administration to a third-party administrator for the facilitation of the purchase of external research and payments to research providers. RPA assets will be maintained in accounts at a third-party depository institution, held in the name of FMR UK. FMR UK provides on request, a summary of: (i) the providers paid from the RPA; (ii) the total amount they were paid over a defined period; (iii) the benefits and services received by FMR UK; and (iv) how the total amount spent from the RPA compares to the research budget set for that period, noting any rebate or carryover if residual funds remain in the RPA.
Impacted funds, like those funds that participate in CCA pools, at times, will make payments to a broker that include both an execution commission and a research charge, but unlike CCAs (for which research charges may be retained by the CCA broker and credited to the CCA, as described above), the broker will receive separate payments for the execution commission and the research charge and will promptly remit the research charge to the RPA. Assets in the RPA are used to satisfy external research costs consumed by the funds.
If the costs of paying for external research exceed the amount initially agreed in relation to funds in a given strategy, the Adviser or its affiliates may continue to charge those funds or investment accounts beyond the initially agreed amount in accordance with MiFID II, continue to acquire external research for the funds or investment accounts using its own resources, or cease to purchase external research for those funds or investment accounts until the next annual research budget. If assets for specific funds remain in the RPA at the end of a period, they may be rolled over to the next period to offset next year's research charges for those funds or rebated to those funds.
Funds managed by FMR UK that trade only fixed income securities will not participate in RPAs because fixed income securities trade based on spreads rather than commissions, and thus unbundling the execution commission and research charge is impractical. Therefore, FMR UK and its affiliates have established policies and procedures to ensure that external research that is paid for through RPAs is not made available to FMR UK portfolio managers that manage fixed income funds or investment accounts in any manner inconsistent with MiFID II and FCA regulations.
1The staff of the SEC addressed concerns that reliance on an RPA mechanism to pay for research would be permissible under Section 28(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by indicating that they would not recommend enforcement against investment advisers who used an RPA to pay for research and brokerage products and services so long as certain conditions were met. Therefore, references to "research charges" as part of the RPA mechanism to satisfy MiFID II requirements can be considered "commissions" for Section 28(e) purposes.
Commission Recapture
From time to time, the Adviser or its affiliates engages in brokerage transactions with brokers (who are not affiliates of the Adviser) who have entered into arrangements with the Adviser or its affiliates under which the broker will, at times, rebate a portion of the compensation paid by a fund (commission recapture). Not all brokers with whom a fund trades have been asked to participate in brokerage commission recapture.
Affiliated Transactions
The Adviser or its affiliates place trades with certain brokers, including NFS, through its Fidelity Capital Markets (FCM) division, and  Kezar Trading LLC (formerly Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC) (Kezar Trading), with whom they are under common control or otherwise affiliated, provided the Adviser or its affiliates determine that these affiliates' trade-execution abilities and costs are comparable to those of non-affiliated, qualified brokerage firms, and that such transactions be executed in accordance with applicable rules under the 1940 Act and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees of the funds and subject to other applicable law. In addition, from time to time, the Adviser or its affiliates place trades with brokers that use NFS or Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC (FCC) as a clearing agent and/or use Level ATS, an alternative trading system that is deemed to be affiliated with the Adviser, for execution services.
In certain circumstances, trades are executed through alternative trading systems or national securities exchanges in which the Adviser or its affiliates have an interest. Any decision to execute a trade through an alternative trading system or exchange in which the Adviser or its affiliates have an interest would be made in accordance with applicable law, including best execution obligations. For trades placed on such a system or exchange, not limited to ones in which the Adviser or its affiliates have an ownership interest, the Adviser or its affiliates derive benefit in the form of increased valuation(s) of its equity interest, where it has an ownership interest, or other remuneration, including rebates.
The Trustees of each fund have approved procedures whereby a fund is permitted to purchase securities that are offered in underwritings in which an affiliate of the adviser or certain other affiliates participate. In addition, for underwritings where such an affiliate participates as a principal underwriter, certain restrictions may apply that could, among other things, limit the amount of securities that the funds could purchase in the underwritings.
Non-U.S. Securities Transactions
To facilitate trade settlement and related activities in non-U.S. securities transactions, the Adviser or its affiliates effect spot foreign currency transactions with foreign currency dealers. In certain circumstances, due to local law and regulation, logistical or operational challenges, or the process for settling securities transactions in certain markets (e.g., short settlement periods), spot currency transactions are effected on behalf of funds by parties other than the Adviser or its affiliates, including funds' custodian banks (working through sub-custodians or agents in the relevant non-U.S. jurisdiction) or broker-dealers that executed the related securities transaction.
Trade Allocation
Although the Trustees and officers of each fund are substantially the same as those of certain other Fidelity® funds, investment decisions for each fund are made independently from those of other Fidelity® funds or investment accounts (including proprietary accounts). The same security is often held in the portfolio of more than one of these funds or investment accounts. Simultaneous transactions are inevitable when several funds and investment accounts are managed by the same investment adviser, or an affiliate thereof, particularly when the same security is suitable for the investment objective of more than one fund or investment account.
When two or more funds or investment accounts are simultaneously engaged in the purchase or sale of the same security or instrument, the prices and amounts are allocated in accordance with procedures believed by the Adviser to be appropriate and equitable to each fund or investment account. In some cases this could have a detrimental effect on the price or value of the security or instrument as far as a fund is concerned. In other cases, however, the ability of the funds to participate in volume transactions will produce better executions and prices for the funds.
Commissions Paid
A fund may pay compensation including both commissions and spreads in connection with the placement of portfolio transactions. The amount of brokerage commissions paid by a fund may change from year to year because of, among other things, changing asset levels, shareholder activity, and/or portfolio turnover.
For each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund, the following table shows the fund's portfolio turnover rate for the fiscal period(s) ended November 30, 2023 and 2022. Variations in turnover rate may be due to a fluctuating volume of shareholder purchase and redemption orders, market conditions, and/or changes in the Adviser's investment outlook.
 
Turnover Rates
2023
2022
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
89%
85%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
65%
57%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
43%
40%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
47%
47%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
29%
40%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
12%
8%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
50%
75%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
13%
11%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
29%
47%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
44%
64%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
59%
46%
 
 
 
During the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023, the following fund(s) held securities issued by one or more of its regular brokers or dealers or a parent company of its regular brokers or dealers. The following table shows the aggregate value of the securities of the regular broker or dealer or parent company held by a fund as of the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023.
 
Fund
 
Regular Broker or Dealer
 
Aggregate Value of
Securities Held
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
Bank of America Corp.
 $
8,641,000
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
Bank of America Corp.
 $
16,202,000
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
Bank of America Corp.
 $
28,197,000
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
Bank of America Corp.
 $
4,721,773
 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 $
6,524,300
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
Bank of America Corp.
 $
27,342,000
 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 $
9,918,000
 
Morgan Stanley
 $
2,041,000
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
Bank of America Corp.
 $
30,106,253
 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 $
12,645,289
 
Morgan Stanley
 $
3,127,980
 
 
The following table shows the total amount of brokerage commissions paid by the following fund(s), comprising commissions paid on securities and/or futures transactions, as applicable, for the fiscal year(s) ended November 30, 2023, 2022, and 2021. The total amount of brokerage commissions paid is stated as a dollar amount and a percentage of the fund's average net assets.
Fund
Fiscal Year
Ended
 
Dollar
Amount
Percentage
of
Average
Net Assets
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
2023
$
339,857
0.02%
 
2022
$
317,269
0.02%
 
2021
$
448,045
0.02%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
2023
$
322,540
0.03%
 
2022
$
291,101
0.03%
 
2021
$
378,282
0.03%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
2023
$
1,253,741
0.02%
 
2022
$
1,024,544
0.02%
 
2021
$
1,271,135
0.03%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
2023
$
399,835
0.02%
 
2022
$
364,789
0.02%
 
2021
$
377,625
0.02%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
2023
$
34,133
0.02%
 
2022
$
38,416
0.02%
 
2021
$
46,503
0.03%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
2023
$
95,538
0.01%
 
2022
$
48,132
0.01%
 
2021
$
67,087
0.01%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
2023
$
3,828,022
0.02%
 
2022
$
6,486,287
0.04%
 
2021
$
6,827,616
0.03%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
2023
$
102,047
0.01%
 
2022
$
63,457
0.01%
 
2021
$
108,784
0.01%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
2023
$
408,979
0.02%
 
2022
$
513,032
0.03%
 
2021
$
507,274
0.02%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
2023
$
618,986
0.03%
 
2022
$
1,122,015
0.06%
 
2021
$
917,393
0.04%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
2023
$
708,297
0.04%
 
2022
$
476,175
0.03%
 
2021
$
484,541
0.04%
 
The table below shows the total amount of brokerage commissions paid by the following fund(s) to an affiliated broker for the fiscal year(s) ended November 30, 2023, 2022, and 2021. The table also shows the approximate amount of aggregate brokerage commissions paid by a fund to an affiliated broker as a percentage of the approximate aggregate dollar amount of transactions for which the fund paid brokerage commissions as well as the percentage of transactions effected by a fund through an affiliated broker, in each case for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023. Affiliated brokers are paid on a commission basis.
Fund(s)
Fiscal Year Ended
Broker
Affiliated With
C
ommissions
Percentage
of
Aggregate
Brokerage
Commissions
Percentage
of
Aggregate
Dollar
Amount
of
Brokerage
 Transactions
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
6,451
1.90%
4.74%
 
2023
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
444
0.13%
0.39%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
12,878
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
1,322
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
16,687
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
1,667
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
11,803
3.66%
9.87%
 
2023
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
1,931
0.60%
1.83%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
12,922
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
2,083
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
9,969
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
1,893
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
34,522
2.75%
10.16%
 
2023
Kezar Trading(A)
FMR LLC
$
8,607
0.69%
3.11%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
26,445
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
7,418
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
27,860
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
5,462
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
15,650
3.91%
10.37%
 
2023
Kezar Trading(A)
FMR LLC
$
4,506
1.13%
3.78%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
13,356
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
3,462
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
13,326
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
2,904
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
901
2.64%
11.20%
 
2023
Kezar Trading(A)
FMR LLC
$
233
0.68%
2.86%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
1,197
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
223
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
1,145
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
225
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
2,613
2.74%
8.39%
 
2023
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
588
0.62%
1.94%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
1,207
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
148
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
1,381
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
104
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
140,425
3.67%
13.37%
 
2023
Kezar Trading(A)
FMR LLC
$
27,235
0.71%
2.34%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
290,017
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
47,489
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
229,057
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
43,014
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
2,199
2.15%
8.95%
 
2023
Kezar Trading(A)
FMR LLC
$
540
0.53%
2.01%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
1,766
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
339
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
2,536
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
339
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
16,976
4.15%
9.72%
 
2023
Kezar Trading(A)
FMR LLC
$
3,324
0.81%
2.64%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
27,502
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
5,524
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
21,907
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
5,714
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
17,715
2.86%
6.31%
 
2023
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
3,605
0.58%
1.58%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
27,975
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
5,916
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
17,935
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
7,086
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
2023
FCM(A)
FMR LLC
$
17,198
2.43%
7.36%
 
2023
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
4,328
0.61%
1.90%
 
2022
FCM
FMR LLC
$
13,482
 
 
 
2022
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
4,873
 
 
 
2021
FCM
FMR LLC
$
12,338
 
 
 
2021
Kezar Trading
FMR LLC
$
2,190
 
 
(A)The difference between the percentage of aggregate brokerage commissions paid to, and the percentage of the aggregate dollar amount of transactions effected through, an affiliated broker is a result of the low commission rates charged by an affiliated broker.
 
 
The following table shows the dollar amount of brokerage commissions paid to firms that may have provided research or brokerage services and the approximate dollar amount of the transactions involved for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023. 
Fund
Fiscal Year
Ended
 
$ Amount of
Commissions
Paid to Firms
for Providing
Research or
Brokerage
Services
 
$ Amount of
Brokerage
Transactions
Involved
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
2023
$
149,958
$
302,390,360
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
2023
$
262,512
$
963,934,695
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
2023
$
1,037,528
$
4,692,159,141
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
2023
$
342,415
$
1,121,577,166
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
2023
$
28,497
$
91,688,015
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
2023
$
78,752
$
274,835,617
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
2023
$
2,958,421
$
10,311,753,483
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
2023
$
75,179
$
193,982,748
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
2023
$
286,569
$
746,613,404
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
2023
$
455,599
$
1,276,098,151
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
2023
$
565,415
$
1,400,989,554
The following table shows the brokerage commissions that were allocated for research or brokerage services for the twelve-month period ended September 30, 2023. 
Fund
Twelve Month
Period Ended
 
$ Amount of
Commissions
Allocated
for Research or
Brokerage
Services(A)
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
September 30, 2023
$
34,778
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
September 30, 2023
$
69,235
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
September 30, 2023
$
269,369
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
September 30, 2023
$
103,573
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
September 30, 2023
$
6,685
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
September 30, 2023
$
20,668
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
September 30, 2023
$
696,924
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
September 30, 2023
$
16,651
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
September 30, 2023
$
75,170
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
September 30, 2023
$
105,041
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
September 30, 2023
$
84,396
(A) The staff of the SEC addressed concerns that reliance on an RPA mechanism to pay for research would not be deemed a "commission" for purposes of Section 28(e) by indicating that they would not recommend enforcement against investment advisers who used an RPA to pay for research and brokerage services so long as certain conditions were met. Therefore, references to "research charges" as part of the RPA mechanism to satisfy MiFID II requirements can be considered commissions for Section 28(e) purposes.
 
 
VALUATION
The NAV is the value of a single share. NAV is computed by adding a class's pro rata share of the value of a fund's investments, cash, and other assets, subtracting the class's pro rata share of the fund's liabilities, subtracting the liabilities allocated to the class, and dividing the result by the number of shares of that class that are outstanding.
The Board of Trustees has designated each fund's investment adviser as the valuation designee responsible for the fair valuation function and performing fair value determinations as needed. The adviser has established a Fair Value Committee (the Committee) to carry out the day-to-day fair valuation responsibilities and has adopted policies and procedures to govern the fair valuation process and the activities of the Committee.
Shares of open-end investment companies (including any underlying Central funds) held by a fund are valued at their respective NAVs. If an underlying fund's NAV is unavailable, shares of that underlying fund will be fair valued in good faith by the Committee in accordance with applicable fair value pricing policies.
Generally, other portfolio securities and assets held by a fund, as well as portfolio securities and assets held by an underlying Central fund, are valued as follows:
Most equity securities are valued at the official closing price or the last reported sale price or, if no sale has occurred, at the last quoted bid price on the primary market or exchange on which they are traded.
Debt securities and other assets for which market quotations are readily available may be valued at market values in the principal market in which they normally are traded, as furnished by recognized dealers in such securities or assets. Or, debt securities and convertible securities may be valued on the basis of information furnished by a pricing service that uses a valuation matrix which incorporates both dealer-supplied valuations and electronic data processing techniques.
Short-term securities with remaining maturities of sixty days or less for which market quotations and information furnished by a pricing service are not readily available may be valued at amortized cost, which approximates current value.
Futures contracts are valued at the settlement or closing price. Options are valued at their market quotations, if available. Swaps are valued daily using quotations received from independent pricing services or recognized dealers.
Prices described above are obtained from pricing services that have been approved by the Committee. A number of pricing services are available and a fund may use more than one of these services. A fund may also discontinue the use of any pricing service at any time. A fund's adviser through the Committee engages in oversight activities with respect to the fund's pricing services, which includes, among other things, testing the prices provided by pricing services prior to calculation of a fund's NAV, conducting periodic due diligence meetings, and periodically reviewing the methodologies and inputs used by these services.
Foreign securities and instruments are valued in their local currency following the methodologies described above. Foreign securities, instruments and currencies are translated to U.S. dollars, based on foreign currency exchange rate quotations supplied by a pricing service as of the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which uses a proprietary model to determine the exchange rate. Forward foreign currency exchange contracts are valued at an interpolated rate based on days to maturity between the closest preceding and subsequent settlement period reported by the third party pricing service.
Other portfolio securities and assets for which market quotations, official closing prices, or information furnished by a pricing service are not readily available or, in the opinion of the Committee, are deemed unreliable will be fair valued in good faith by the Committee in accordance with applicable fair value pricing policies. For example, if, in the opinion of the Committee, a security's value has been materially affected by events occurring before a fund's pricing time but after the close of the exchange or market on which the security is principally traded, that security will be fair valued in good faith by the Committee in accordance with applicable fair value pricing policies. In fair valuing a security, the Committee may consider factors including, but not limited to, price movements in futures contracts and ADRs, market and trading trends, the bid/ask quotes of brokers, and off-exchange institutional trading. The frequency that portfolio securities or assets are fair valued cannot be predicted and may be significant.
In determining the fair value of a private placement security for which market quotations are not available, the Committee generally applies one or more valuation methods including the market approach, income approach and cost approach. The market approach considers factors including the price of recent investments in the same or a similar security or financial metrics of comparable securities. The income approach considers factors including expected future cash flows, security specific risks and corresponding discount rates. The cost approach considers factors including the value of the security's underlying assets and liabilities.
Each fund's adviser reports to the Board information regarding the fair valuation process and related material matters.
 
BUYING, SELLING, AND EXCHANGING INFORMATION
A fund may make redemption payments in whole or in part in readily marketable securities or other property pursuant to procedures approved by the Trustees if Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC determines it is in the best interests of the fund. Such securities or other property will be valued for this purpose as they are valued in computing the NAV of a fund or class, as applicable. Shareholders that receive securities or other property will realize, upon receipt, a gain or loss for tax purposes, and will incur additional costs and be exposed to market risk prior to and upon the sale of such securities or other property.
Each fund, in its discretion, may determine to issue its shares in kind in exchange for securities held by the purchaser having a value, determined in accordance with the fund's policies for valuation of portfolio securities, equal to the purchase price of the fund shares issued. A fund will accept for in-kind purchases only securities or other instruments that are appropriate under its investment objective and policies. In addition, a fund generally will not accept securities of any issuer unless they are liquid, have a readily ascertainable market value, and are not subject to restrictions on resale. All dividends, distributions, and subscription or other rights associated with the securities become the property of the fund, along with the securities. Shares purchased in exchange for securities in kind generally cannot be redeemed for fifteen days following the exchange to allow time for the transfer to settle.
A fund may also effect redemptions in-kind in an effort to manage cash positions and/or to offset certain costs that arise from significant redemption activity or from portfolio turnover in connection with any type of selling activity, including portfolio repositioning and cash raises (e.g., for distributions or redemptions). This practice may benefit a fund and its shareholders by reducing the need for a fund to maintain significant cash reserves and/or to sell securities held in the fund to meet redemption requests or for other selling activities and, in so doing, avoid or reduce cash drag, transaction costs and capital gain realization that could otherwise arise from reserves maintained or securities sold. There is a risk that this activity could negatively impact the market value of the securities redeemed in-kind and, in turn, the NAV of the fund.
With respect to these redemptions in-kind, shareholders will receive either a pro rata basket or a custom basket of securities valued as they are for purposes of computing a fund's NAV. The custom basket includes only securities that have been disclosed in the fund's most recent public holdings disclosure.
In addition to the exchange privileges listed in each fund's prospectus, each fund offers the privilege of moving between certain share classes of the same fund, as detailed below. Such transactions are subject to eligibility requirements of the applicable class of shares of a fund, and may be subject to applicable sales loads. An exchange between share classes of the same fund generally is a non-taxable event.
Class A: Shares of Class A may be exchanged for Class Z or Class I shares of the same fund.
Class M: Shares of Class M may be exchanged for Class A (on a load-waived basis), Class Z, or Class I shares of the same fund.
Class C: Shares of Class C may be exchanged for Class A, Class M, Class Z, or Class I shares of the same fund.
Class I: Shares of Class I may be exchanged for Class A, if you are no longer eligible for Class I, or Class Z shares of the same fund.
Class Z: Shares of Class Z may be exchanged for Class A or Class I shares of the same fund if you are no longer eligible for Class Z.
Each fund may terminate or modify its exchange privileges in the future.
 
DISTRIBUTIONS AND TAXES
Dividends. A portion of each fund's income may qualify for the dividends-received deduction available to corporate shareholders. A portion of each fund's dividends, when distributed to individual shareholders, may qualify for taxation at long-term capital gains rates (provided certain holding period requirements are met). Distributions by a fund to tax-advantaged retirement plan accounts are not taxable currently (but you may be taxed later, upon withdrawal of your investment from such account).
Capital Gain Distributions. Unless your shares of a fund are held in a tax-advantaged retirement plan, each fund's long-term capital gain distributions are federally taxable to shareholders generally as capital gains.
The following table shows a fund's aggregate capital loss carryforward as of November 30, 2023, which is available to offset future capital gains. A fund's ability to utilize its capital loss carryforwards in a given year or in total may be limited.
Fund
 
Capital Loss
Carryforward (CLC)
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
$
4,677,742
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
$
2,234,570,222
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
$
2,205,737
Returns of Capital. If a fund's distributions exceed its taxable income and capital gains realized during a taxable year, all or a portion of the distributions made in the same taxable year may be recharacterized as a return of capital to shareholders. A return of capital distribution will generally not be taxable, but will reduce each shareholder's cost basis in the fund and result in a higher reported capital gain or lower reported capital loss when those shares on which the distribution was received are sold in taxable accounts.
Foreign Tax Credit or Deduction. Foreign governments may impose withholding taxes on dividends and interest earned by a fund with respect to foreign securities held directly by a fund. Foreign governments may also impose taxes on other payments or gains with respect to foreign securities held directly by a fund. Because each fund does not currently anticipate that securities of foreign issuers or underlying regulated investment companies will constitute more than 50% of its total assets at the end of its fiscal year, or fiscal quarter, respectively, shareholders should not expect to be eligible to claim a foreign tax credit or deduction on their federal income tax returns with respect to foreign taxes withheld.
Tax Status of the Funds. Each fund intends to qualify each year as a "regulated investment company" under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code so that it will not be liable for federal tax on income and capital gains distributed to shareholders. In order to qualify as a regulated investment company, and avoid being subject to federal income or excise taxes at the fund level, each fund intends to distribute substantially all of its net investment income and net realized capital gains within each calendar year as well as on a fiscal year basis (if the fiscal year is other than the calendar year), and intends to comply with other tax rules applicable to regulated investment companies.
Other Tax Information. The information above is only a summary of some of the tax consequences generally affecting each fund and its shareholders, and no attempt has been made to discuss individual tax consequences. Some of the information may not apply to certain shareholders, including tax-advantaged retirement plan shareholders. It is up to you or your tax preparer to determine whether the sale of shares of a fund resulted in a capital gain or loss or other tax consequence to you. In addition to federal income taxes, shareholders may be subject to state and local taxes on fund distributions, and shares may be subject to state and local personal property taxes. Investors should consult their tax advisers to determine whether a fund is suitable to their particular tax situation.
TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS
The Trustees, Members of the Advisory Board (if any), and officers of the trusts and funds, as applicable, are listed below. The Board of Trustees governs each fund and is responsible for protecting the interests of shareholders. The Trustees are experienced executives who meet periodically throughout the year to oversee each fund's activities, review contractual arrangements with companies that provide services to each fund, oversee management of the risks associated with such activities and contractual arrangements, and review each fund's performance. Except for Vijay Advani, each of the Trustees oversees 322 funds. Mr. Advani oversees 215 funds.
The Trustees hold office without limit in time except that (a) any Trustee may resign; (b) any Trustee may be removed by written instrument, signed by at least two-thirds of the number of Trustees prior to such removal; (c) any Trustee who requests to be retired or who has become incapacitated by illness or injury may be retired by written instrument signed by a majority of the other Trustees; and (d) any Trustee may be removed at any special meeting of shareholders by a two-thirds vote of the outstanding voting securities of the trust. Each Trustee who is not an interested person (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the trust and the funds is referred to herein as an Independent Trustee. Each Independent Trustee shall retire not later than the last day of the calendar year in which his or her 75th birthday occurs. The Independent Trustees may waive this mandatory retirement age policy with respect to individual Trustees. Officers and Advisory Board Members hold office without limit in time, except that any officer or Advisory Board Member may resign or may be removed by a vote of a majority of the Trustees at any regular meeting or any special meeting of the Trustees. Except as indicated, each individual has held the office shown or other offices in the same company for the past five years.
Experience, Skills, Attributes, and Qualifications of the Trustees. The Governance and Nominating Committee has adopted a statement of policy that describes the experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that are necessary and desirable for potential Independent Trustee candidates (Statement of Policy). The Board believes that each Trustee satisfied at the time he or she was initially elected or appointed a Trustee, and continues to satisfy, the standards contemplated by the Statement of Policy. The Governance and Nominating Committee also engages professional search firms to help identify potential Independent Trustee candidates who have the experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills consistent with the Statement of Policy. From time to time, additional criteria based on the composition and skills of the current Independent Trustees, as well as experience or skills that may be appropriate in light of future changes to board composition, business conditions, and regulatory or other developments, have also been considered by the professional search firms and the Governance and Nominating Committee. In addition, the Board takes into account the Trustees' commitment and participation in Board and committee meetings, as well as their leadership of standing and ad hoc committees throughout their tenure.
In determining that a particular Trustee was and continues to be qualified to serve as a Trustee, the Board has considered a variety of criteria, none of which, in isolation, was controlling. The Board believes that, collectively, the Trustees have balanced and diverse experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills, which allow the Board to operate effectively in governing each fund and protecting the interests of shareholders. Information about the specific experience, skills, attributes, and qualifications of each Trustee, which in each case led to the Board's conclusion that the Trustee should serve (or continue to serve) as a trustee of the funds, is provided below.
Board Structure and Oversight Function. Robert A. Lawrence is an interested person and currently serves as Chair. The Trustees have determined that an interested Chair is appropriate and benefits shareholders because an interested Chair has a personal and professional stake in the quality and continuity of services provided to the funds. Independent Trustees exercise their informed business judgment to appoint an individual of their choosing to serve as Chair, regardless of whether the Trustee happens to be independent or a member of management. The Independent Trustees have determined that they can act independently and effectively without having an Independent Trustee serve as Chair and that a key structural component for assuring that they are in a position to do so is for the Independent Trustees to constitute a substantial majority for the Board. The Independent Trustees also regularly meet in executive session. David M. Thomas serves as Lead Independent Trustee and as such (i) acts as a liaison between the Independent Trustees and management with respect to matters important to the Independent Trustees and (ii) with management prepares agendas for Board meetings.
Fidelity® funds are overseen by different Boards of Trustees. The funds' Board oversees Fidelity's high income and certain equity funds, and other Boards oversee Fidelity's alternative investment, investment-grade bond, money market, asset allocation, and other equity funds. The asset allocation funds may invest in Fidelity® funds overseen by the funds' Board. The use of separate Boards, each with its own committee structure, allows the Trustees of each group of Fidelity® funds to focus on the unique issues of the funds they oversee, including common research, investment, and operational issues. On occasion, the separate Boards establish joint committees to address issues of overlapping consequences for the Fidelity® funds overseen by each Board.
The Trustees operate using a system of committees to facilitate the timely and efficient consideration of all matters of importance to the Trustees, each fund, and fund shareholders and to facilitate compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and oversight of the funds' activities and associated risks. The Board, acting through its committees, has charged FMR and its affiliates with (i) identifying events or circumstances the occurrence of which could have demonstrably adverse effects on the funds' business and/or reputation; (ii) implementing processes and controls to lessen the possibility that such events or circumstances occur or to mitigate the effects of such events or circumstances if they do occur; and (iii) creating and maintaining a system designed to evaluate continuously business and market conditions in order to facilitate the identification and implementation processes described in (i) and (ii) above. Because the day-to-day operations and activities of the funds are carried out by or through FMR, its affiliates, and other service providers, the funds' exposure to risks is mitigated but not eliminated by the processes overseen by the Trustees. While each of the Board's committees has responsibility for overseeing different aspects of the funds' activities, oversight is exercised primarily through the Operations, Audit, and Compliance Committees. Appropriate personnel, including but not limited to the funds' Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), FMR's internal auditor, the independent accountants, the funds' Treasurer and portfolio management personnel, make periodic reports to the Board's committees, as appropriate, including an annual review of Fidelity's risk management program for the Fidelity® funds. The responsibilities of each standing committee, including their oversight responsibilities, are described further under "Standing Committees of the Trustees."
Interested Trustees*:
Correspondence intended for a Trustee who is an interested person may be sent to Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210.
Name, Year of Birth; Principal Occupations and Other Relevant Experience+
Bettina Doulton (1964)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Trustee
Ms. Doulton also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Doulton served in a variety of positions at Fidelity Investments, including as a managing director of research (2006-2007), portfolio manager to certain Fidelity® funds (1993-2005), equity analyst and portfolio assistant (1990-1993), and research assistant (1987-1990). Ms. Doulton currently owns and operates Phi Builders + Architects and Cellardoor Winery. Previously, Ms. Doulton served as a member of the Board of Brown Capital Management, LLC (2014-2018).
Robert A. Lawrence (1952)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Trustee
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Mr. Lawrence also serves as Trustee of other funds. Previously, Mr. Lawrence served as a Trustee and Member of the Advisory Board of certain funds. Prior to his retirement in 2008, Mr. Lawrence served as Vice President of certain Fidelity® funds (2006-2008), Senior Vice President, Head of High Income Division of Fidelity Management & Research Company (investment adviser firm, 2006-2008), and President of Fidelity Strategic Investments (investment adviser firm, 2002-2005).
* Determined to be an "Interested Trustee" by virtue of, among other things, his or her affiliation with the trusts or various entities under common control with FMR.
+ The information includes the Trustee's principal occupation during the last five years and other information relating to the experience, attributes, and skills relevant to the Trustee's qualifications to serve as a Trustee, which led to the conclusion that the Trustee should serve as a Trustee for each fund.
Independent Trustees:
Correspondence intended for an Independent Trustee may be sent to Fidelity Investments, P.O. Box 55235, Boston, Massachusetts 02205-5235.
Name, Year of Birth; Principal Occupations and Other Relevant Experience+
Vijay C. Advani (1960)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2023
Trustee
Mr. Advani also serves as Trustee or Member of the Advisory Board of other funds. Previously, Mr. Advani served as Executive Chairman (2020-2022), Chief Executive Officer (2017-2020) and Chief Operating Officer (2016-2017) of Nuveen (global investment manager). He also served in various capacities at Franklin Resources (global investment manager), including Co-President (2015-2016), Executive Vice President, Global Advisory Services (2008-2015), Head of Global Retail Distribution (2005-2008), Executive Managing Director, International Retail Development (2002-2005), Managing Director, Product Developments, Sales & Marketing, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa (2000-2002) and President, Templeton Asset Management India (1995-2000). Mr. Advani also served as Senior Investment Officer of International Finance Corporation (private equity and venture capital arm of The World Bank, 1984-1995). Mr. Advani is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. India Business Council (2018-present), a Director of The Global Impact Investing Network (2019-present), a Director of LOK Capital (Mauritius) (2022-present), a member of the Advisory Council of LOK Capital (2022-present), a Senior Advisor of Neuberger Berman (2021-present), a Senior Advisor of Seviora Holdings Pte. Ltd (Temasek-Singapore) (2021-present), a Director of Seviora Capital (Singapore) (2021-present) and an Advisor of EQUIAM (2021-present). Mr. Advani formerly served as a member of the Board of BowX Acquisition Corp. (special purpose acquisition company, 2020-2021), a member of the Board of Intellecap (advisory arm of The Aavishkaar Group, 2018-2020), a member of the Board of Nuveen Investments, Inc. (2017-2020) and a member of the Board of Docusign (software, 2016-2019).
Thomas P. Bostick (1956)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2021
Trustee
Lieutenant General Bostick also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Prior to his retirement, General Bostick (United States Army, Retired) held a variety of positions within the U.S. Army, including Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2012-2016) and Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Human Resources, U.S. Army (2009-2012). General Bostick currently serves as a member of the Board and Finance and Governance & Sustainability Committees of CSX Corporation (transportation, 2020-present) and a member of the Board and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (nuclear waste management, 2020-present). General Bostick serves as Chief Executive Officer of Bostick Global Strategies, LLC (consulting, 2016-present), as a member of the Board of HireVue, Inc. (video interview and assessment, 2020-present), as a member of the Board of Allonnia (biotechnology and engineering solutions, 2022-present) and on the Advisory Board of Solugen, Inc. (specialty bio-based chemicals manufacturer, 2022-present). Previously, General Bostick served as a Member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2021), President, Intrexon Bioengineering (2018-2020) and Chief Operating Officer (2017-2020) and Senior Vice President of the Environment Sector (2016-2017) of Intrexon Corporation (biopharmaceutical company).     
Donald F. Donahue (1950)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2018
Trustee
Mr. Donahue also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Mr. Donahue serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Miranda Partners, LLC (risk consulting for the financial services industry, 2012-present). Previously, Mr. Donahue served as Chief Executive Officer (2006-2012), Chief Operating Officer (2003-2006) and Managing Director, Customer Marketing and Development (1999-2003) of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (financial markets infrastructure). Mr. Donahue currently serves as a member (2007-present) and Co-Chairman (2016-present) of the Board of United Way of New York. Mr. Donahue previously served as a member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2015-2018) and as a member of the Board of The Leadership Academy (previously NYC Leadership Academy) (2012-2022).     
Vicki L. Fuller (1957)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Trustee
Ms. Fuller also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Previously, Ms. Fuller served as a member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2018-2020), Chief Investment Officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (2012-2018) and held a variety of positions at AllianceBernstein L.P. (global asset management, 1985-2012), including Managing Director (2006-2012) and Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager (2001-2006). Ms. Fuller currently serves as a member of the Board, Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee of two Blackstone business development companies (2020-present), as a member of the Board of Treliant, LLC (consulting, 2019-present), as a member of the Board of Ariel Alternatives, LLC (private equity, 2022-present) and as a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Gusto, Inc. (software, 2021-present). In addition, Ms. Fuller currently serves as a member of the Board of Roosevelt University (2019-present) and as a member of the Executive Board of New York University's Stern School of Business. Ms. Fuller previously served as a member of the Board, Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee of The Williams Companies, Inc. (natural gas infrastructure, 2018-2021).       
Patricia L. Kampling (1959)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Trustee
Ms. Kampling also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Kampling served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2012-2019), President and Chief Operating Officer (2011-2012) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2010-2011) of Alliant Energy Corporation. Ms. Kampling currently serves as a member of the Board, Finance Committee and Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee of Xcel Energy Inc. (utilities company, 2020-present) and as a member of the Board, Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and Safety, Environmental, Technology and Operations Committee and Chair of the Executive Development and Compensation Committee of American Water Works Company, Inc. (utilities company, 2019-present). In addition, Ms. Kampling currently serves as a member of the Board of the Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter (2019-present). Previously, Ms. Kampling served as a Member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2020), a member of the Board, Compensation Committee and Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (manufacturing, 2011-2021), a member of the Board of Interstate Power and Light Company (2012-2019) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (2012-2019) (each a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation) and as a member of the Board and Workforce Development Committee of the Business Roundtable (2018-2019).         
Thomas A. Kennedy (1955)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2021
Trustee
Mr. Kennedy also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as a Member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2020) and held a variety of positions at Raytheon Company (aerospace and defense, 1983-2020), including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2014-2020) and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2013-2014). Mr. Kennedy served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (aerospace and defense, 2020-2021). Mr. Kennedy serves as a Director of the Board of Directors of Textron Inc. (aerospace and defense, 2023-present).
Oscar Munoz (1959)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2021
Trustee
Mr. Munoz also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Munoz served as Executive Chairman (2020-2021), Chief Executive Officer (2015-2020), President (2015-2016) and a member of the Board (2010-2021) of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Mr. Munoz currently serves as a member of the Board of CBRE Group, Inc. (commercial real estate, 2020-present), a member of the Board of Univision Communications, Inc. (Hispanic media, 2020-present), a member of the Board of Archer Aviation Inc. (2021-present), a member of the Defense Business Board of the United States Department of Defense (2021-present) and a member of the Board of Salesforce.com, Inc. (cloud-based software, 2022-present). Previously, Mr. Munoz served as a Member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2021).
David M. Thomas (1949)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2008
Trustee
Lead Independent Trustee
Mr. Thomas also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Previously, Mr. Thomas served as Executive Chairman (2005-2006) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2000-2005) of IMS Health, Inc. (pharmaceutical and healthcare information solutions). Mr. Thomas currently serves as a member of the Board of Fortune Brands Home and Security (home and security products, 2004-present) and as Director (2013-present) and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board (2022-present) of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (marketing communication).     
Susan Tomasky (1953)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Trustee
Ms. Tomasky also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Tomasky served in various executive officer positions at American Electric Power Company, Inc. (1998-2011), including most recently as President of AEP Transmission (2007-2011). Ms. Tomasky currently serves as a member of the Board and Sustainability Committee and as Chair of the Audit Committee of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (2018-present) and as a member of the Board, Executive Committee, Corporate Governance Committee and Organization and Compensation Committee and as Lead Director of the Board of Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. (utilities company, 2012-present) and as a member of the Board of its subsidiary company, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (2021-present). In addition, Ms. Tomasky currently serves as a member (2009-present) and President (2020-present) of the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company - America (2009-present), as a member of the Board of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (2011-present) and as a member of the Board and Kenyon in the World Committee of Kenyon College (2016-present). Previously, Ms. Tomasky served as a Member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2020), as a member of the Board of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (2007-2020), as a member of the Board (2011-2018) and Lead Independent Director (2015-2018) of Andeavor Corporation (previously Tesoro Corporation) (independent oil refiner and marketer) and as a member of the Board of Summit Midstream Partners LP (energy, 2012-2018).
Michael E. Wiley (1950)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2018
Trustee
Mr. Wiley also serves as Trustee of other Fidelity® funds. Previously, Mr. Wiley served as a member of the Advisory Board of certain Fidelity® funds (2018-2020), Chairman, President and CEO of Baker Hughes, Inc. (oilfield services, 2000-2004). Mr. Wiley also previously served as a member of the Board of Andeavor Corporation (independent oil refiner and marketer, 2005-2018), a member of the Board of Andeavor Logistics LP (natural resources logistics, 2015-2018) and a member of the Board of High Point Resources (exploration and production, 2005-2020).
+ The information includes the Trustee's principal occupation during the last five years and other information relating to the experience, attributes, and skills relevant to the Trustee's qualifications to serve as a Trustee, which led to the conclusion that the Trustee should serve as a Trustee for each fund.
Advisory Board Members and Officers:
Correspondence intended for a Member of the Advisory Board (if any) may be sent to Fidelity Investments, P.O. Box 55235, Boston, Massachusetts 02205-5235. Correspondence intended for an officer or Peter S. Lynch may be sent to Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210.
Name, Year of Birth; Principal Occupation
Peter S. Lynch (1944)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2003
Member of the Advisory Board
Mr. Lynch also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of other Fidelity® funds. Mr. Lynch is Vice Chairman and a Director of Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (investment adviser firm). In addition, Mr. Lynch serves as a Trustee of Boston College and as the Chairman of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Previously, Mr. Lynch served as Vice Chairman and a Director of FMR Co., Inc. (investment adviser firm) and on the Special Olympics International Board of Directors (1997-2006).     
Karen B. Peetz (1955)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2023
Member of the Advisory Board
Ms. Peetz also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of other funds. Previously, Ms. Peetz served as Chief Administration Officer (2020-2023) of Citigroup Inc. (a diversified financial service company). She also served in various capacities at Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, including President (2013-2016), Vice Chairman, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Markets & Treasury Services (2010-2013), Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Corporate Trust (2003-2008), Senior Vice President and Division Manager of Global Payments & Trade Services (2002-2003) and Senior Vice President and Division Manager of Domestic Corporate Trust (1998-2002). Ms. Peetz also served in various capacities at Chase Manhattan Corporation (1982-1998), including Senior Vice President and Manager of Corporate Trust International Business (1996-1998), Managing Director and Manager of Corporate Trust Services (1994-1996) and Managing Director and Group Manager of Financial Institution Sales (1990-1993). Ms. Peetz currently serves as Chair of Amherst Holdings Advisory Council (2018-present), Trustee of Johns Hopkins University (2016-present), Chair of the Carey Business School Advisory Council, Member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board and Finance Committee and Chair of the Lyme and Tick Related Disease Institute Advisory Council. Ms. Peetz previously served as a member of the Board of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (2019-2023), a member of the Board of Trane Technologies (2018-2022), a member of the Board of Wells Fargo Corp. (2017-2019), a member of the Board of SunCoke Energy Inc. (2012-2016), a member of the Board of Private Export Funding Corporation (2010-2016) and as a Trustee of Penn State University (2010-2014) and the United Way of New York City (2008-2010).     
Heather Bonner (1977)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2023
Assistant Treasurer
Ms. Bonner also serves as an officer of other funds. Ms. Bonner is a Senior Vice President (2022-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments (2022-present). Ms. Bonner serves as Vice President, Treasurer, or Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity entities. Prior to joining Fidelity, Ms. Bonner served as Managing Director at AQR Capital Management (2013-2022) and was the Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of the AQR Funds (2013-2022).
Craig S. Brown (1977)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2022
Deputy Treasurer
Mr. Brown also serves as an officer of other funds. Mr. Brown is a Vice President (2015-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Brown serves as Assistant Treasurer of FIMM, LLC (2021-present). Previously, Mr. Brown served as Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity® funds (2019-2022).     
John J. Burke III (1964)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2018
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Burke also serves as Chief Financial Officer of other funds. Mr. Burke is Head of Fidelity Fund and Investment Operations (2018-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Burke serves as President, Executive Vice President, or Director of certain Fidelity entities. Previously Mr. Burke served as head of Asset Management Investment Operations (2012-2018).
Margaret Carey (1973)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2023
Secretary and Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
Ms. Carey also serves as an officer of other funds and as CLO of certain Fidelity entities. Ms. Carey is a Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel (2019-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments.        
William C. Coffey (1969)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2019
Assistant Secretary
Mr. Coffey also serves as Assistant Secretary of other funds. Mr. Coffey is a Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel (2010-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Previously, Mr. Coffey served as Secretary and CLO of certain funds (2018-2019); CLO, Secretary, or Senior Vice President of certain Fidelity entities and Assistant Secretary of certain funds (2009-2018).     
Timothy M. Cohen (1969)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2018
Vice President
Mr. Cohen also serves as Vice President of other funds. Mr. Cohen is Co-Head of Equity (2018-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Cohen serves as Director of Fidelity Management & Research (Japan) Limited (investment adviser firm, 2016-present). Previously, Mr. Cohen served as Executive Vice President of Fidelity SelectCo, LLC (2019) and Head of Global Equity Research (2016-2018).      
Jonathan Davis (1968)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2010
Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Davis also serves as an officer of other funds. Mr. Davis is a Vice President (2006-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Davis serves as Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity entities.        
Laura M. Del Prato (1964)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2018
Assistant Treasurer
Ms. Del Prato also serves as an officer of other funds. Ms. Del Prato is a Senior Vice President (2017-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Ms. Del Prato serves as Vice President or Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity entities. Previously, Ms. Del Prato served as President and Treasurer of The North Carolina Capital Management Trust: Cash Portfolio and Term Portfolio (2018-2020).     
Colm A. Hogan (1973)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Hogan also serves as an officer of other funds. Mr. Hogan is a Vice President (2016-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Hogan serves as Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity entities. Previously, Mr. Hogan served as Deputy Treasurer of certain Fidelity® funds (2016-2020) and Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity® funds (2016-2018). 
Pamela R. Holding (1964)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2018
Vice President
Ms. Holding also serves as Vice President of other funds. Ms. Holding is Co-Head of Equity (2018-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Previously, Ms. Holding served as Executive Vice President of Fidelity SelectCo, LLC (2019) and as Chief Investment Officer of Fidelity Institutional Asset Management (2013-2018). 
Chris Maher (1972)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Deputy Treasurer
Mr. Maher also serves as an officer of other funds. Mr. Maher is a Vice President (2008-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Maher serves as Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity entities. Previously, Mr. Maher served as Assistant Treasurer of certain funds (2013-2020).     
Jason P. Pogorelec (1975)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2020
Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Pogorelec also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of other funds. Mr. Pogorelec is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management Compliance (2020-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Pogorelec serves as Compliance Officer of Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (investment adviser firm, 2023-present) and Ballyrock Investment Advisors LLC (2023-present). Previously, Mr. Pogorelec served as a Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Fidelity Investments (2010-2020) and Assistant Secretary of certain Fidelity® funds (2015-2020).          
Brett Segaloff (1972)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2021
Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Officer
Mr. Segaloff also serves as AML Officer of other funds. Mr. Segaloff is a Vice President (2022-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Segaloff serves as Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer or Anti Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Officer of certain Fidelity entities.          
Stacie M. Smith (1974)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2016
President and Treasurer
Ms. Smith also serves as an officer of other funds. Ms. Smith is a Senior Vice President (2016-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Ms. Smith serves as Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity entities and has served in other fund officer roles.
Jim Wegmann (1979)
Year of Election or Appointment: 2019
Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Wegmann also serves as an officer of other funds. Mr. Wegmann is a Vice President (2016-present) and is an employee of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Wegmann serves as Assistant Treasurer of FIMM, LLC (2021-present). Previously, Mr. Wegmann served as Assistant Treasurer of certain Fidelity® funds (2019-2021).          
Standing Committees of the Trustees. The Board of Trustees has established various committees to support the Independent Trustees in acting independently in pursuing the best interests of the funds and their shareholders. Currently, the Board of Trustees has 9 standing committees. The members of each committee are Independent Trustees. Advisory Board members may be invited to attend meetings of the committees.
The Operations Committee is composed of all of the Independent Trustees, with Mr. Thomas currently serving as Chair and Mr. Wiley serving as Vice Chair. The committee serves as a forum for consideration of issues of importance to, or calling for particular determinations by, the Independent Trustees. The committee also considers matters involving potential conflicts of interest between the funds and FMR and its affiliates and reviews proposed contracts and the proposed continuation of contracts between the funds and FMR and its affiliates, and reviews and makes recommendations regarding contracts with third parties unaffiliated with FMR, including insurance coverage and custody agreements. The committee also monitors additional issues including the nature, levels and quality of services provided to shareholders and significant litigation. The committee also has oversight of compliance issues not specifically within the scope of any other committee. The committee is also responsible for definitive action on all compliance matters involving the potential for significant reimbursement by FMR.
The Fair Value Oversight Committee is composed of Mses. Fuller (Chair) and Tomasky, and Messrs. Advani, Bostick, and Donahue. The Fair Value Oversight Committee oversees the valuation of fund investments by the valuation designee, receives and reviews related reports and information, and monitors matters of disclosure to the extent required to fulfill its statutory responsibilities.
The Board of Trustees has established two Fund Oversight Committees: the Equity I Committee (composed of Ms. Tomasky (Chair) and Messrs. Advani, Bostick, Donahue, and Munoz) and the Equity II Committee (composed of Messrs. Kennedy (Chair), Thomas, and Wiley, and Mses. Fuller, Kampling, and Peetz). Each committee develops an understanding of and reviews the investment objectives, policies, and practices of each fund under its oversight. Each committee also monitors investment performance, compliance by each relevant fund with its investment policies and restrictions and reviews appropriate benchmarks, competitive universes, unusual or exceptional investment matters, the personnel and other resources devoted to the management of each fund and all other matters bearing on each fund's investment results. Each committee will review and recommend any required action to the Board in respect of specific funds, including new funds, changes in fundamental and non-fundamental investment policies and restrictions, partial or full closing to new investors, fund mergers, fund name changes, and liquidations of funds. The members of each committee may organize working groups to make recommendations concerning issues related to funds that are within the scope of the committee's review. These working groups report to the committee or to the Independent Trustees, or both, as appropriate. Each working group may request from FMR such information from FMR as may be appropriate to the working group's deliberations.
The Shareholder, Distribution, Brokerage and Proxy Voting Committee is composed of Ms. Kampling (Chair) and Messrs. Kennedy, Munoz, Thomas, and Wiley. Regarding shareholder services, the committee considers the structure and amount of the funds' transfer agency fees and fees, including direct fees to investors (other than sales loads), such as bookkeeping and custodial fees, and the nature and quality of services rendered by FMR and its affiliates or third parties (such as custodians) in consideration of these fees. The committee also considers other non-investment management services rendered to the funds by FMR and its affiliates, including pricing and bookkeeping services. The committee monitors and recommends policies concerning the securities transactions of the funds, including brokerage. The committee periodically reviews the policies and practices with respect to efforts to achieve best execution, commissions paid to firms supplying research and brokerage services or paying fund expenses, and policies and procedures designed to assure that any allocation of portfolio transactions is not influenced by the sale of fund shares. The committee also monitors brokerage and other similar relationships between the funds and firms affiliated with FMR that participate in the execution of securities transactions. Regarding the distribution of fund shares, the committee considers issues bearing on the various distribution channels employed by the funds, including issues regarding Rule 18f-3 plans and related consideration of classes of shares, sales load structures (including breakpoints), load waivers, selling concessions and service charges paid to intermediaries, Rule 12b-1 plans, contingent deferred sales charges, and finder's fees, and other means by which intermediaries are compensated for selling fund shares or providing shareholder servicing, including revenue sharing. The committee also considers issues bearing on the preparation and use of advertisements and sales literature for the funds, policies and procedures regarding frequent purchase of fund shares, and selective disclosure of portfolio holdings. Regarding proxy voting, the committee reviews the fund's proxy voting policies, considers changes to the policies, and reviews the manner in which the policies have been applied. The committee will receive reports on the manner in which proxy votes have been cast under the proxy voting policies and reports on consultations between the fund's investment advisers and portfolio companies concerning matters presented to shareholders for approval. The committee will address issues relating to the fund's annual voting report filed with the SEC. The committee will receive reports concerning the implementation of procedures and controls designed to ensure that the proxy voting policies are implemented in accordance with their terms. The committee will consider FMR's recommendations concerning certain non-routine proposals not covered by the proxy voting policies. The committee will receive reports with respect to steps taken by FMR to assure that proxy voting has been done without regard to any other FMR relationships, business or otherwise, with that portfolio company. The committee will make recommendations to the Board concerning the casting of proxy votes in circumstances where FMR has determined that, because of a conflict of interest, the proposal to be voted on should be reviewed by the Board.
The Audit Committee is composed of Messrs. Donahue (Chair), Advani, and Kennedy, and Mses. Peetz and Tomasky. All committee members must be able to read and understand fundamental financial statements, including a company's balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. At least one committee member will be an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by the SEC. The committee meets separately at least annually with the funds' Treasurer, with the funds' Chief Financial Officer, with personnel responsible for the internal audit function of FMR LLC, with the funds' independent auditors, and with the funds' CCO. The committee has direct responsibility for the appointment, compensation, and oversight of the work of the independent auditors employed by the funds. The committee assists the Trustees in fulfilling their responsibility to oversee: (i) the systems relating to internal control over financial reporting of the funds and the funds' service providers; (ii) the funds' auditors and the annual audits of the funds' financial statements; (iii) the financial reporting processes of the funds; (iv) the handling of whistleblower reports relating to internal accounting and/or financial control matters; (v) the accounting policies and disclosures of the funds; and (vi) studies of fund profitability and other comparative analyses relevant to the board's consideration of the investment management contracts for the funds. The committee considers and acts upon (i) the provision by any independent auditor of any non-audit services for any fund, and (ii) the provision by any independent auditor of certain non-audit services to fund service providers and their affiliates to the extent that such approval (in the case of this clause (ii)) is required under applicable regulations of the SEC. In furtherance of the foregoing, the committee has adopted (and may from time to time amend or supplement) and provides oversight of policies and procedures for non-audit engagements by independent auditors of the funds. The committee is responsible for approving all audit engagement fees and terms for the funds and for resolving disagreements between a fund and any independent auditor regarding any fund's financial reporting. Auditors of the funds report directly to the committee. The committee will obtain assurance of independence and objectivity from the independent auditors, including a formal written statement delineating all relationships between the auditor and the funds and any service providers consistent with the rules of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. It will discuss regularly and oversee the review of internal controls of and the management of risks by the funds and their service providers with respect to accounting and financial matters (including financial reporting relating to the funds), including a review of: (i) any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting that are reasonably likely to adversely affect the funds' ability to record, process, summarize, and report financial data; (ii) any change in the fund's internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the fund's internal control over financial reporting; and (iii) any fraud, whether material or not, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the funds' or service providers' internal control over financial reporting. The committee will also review periodically the funds' major exposures relating to internal control over financial reporting and the steps that have been taken to monitor and control such exposures. In connection to such reviews the committee will receive periodic reports on the funds' service providers' internal control over financial reporting. It will also review any correspondence with regulators or governmental agencies or published reports that raise material issues regarding the funds' financial statements or accounting policies. These matters may also be reviewed by the Compliance Committee or the Operations Committee. The Chair of the Audit Committee will coordinate with the Chairs of other committees, as appropriate. The committee reviews at least annually a report from each independent auditor describing any material issues raised by the most recent internal quality control, peer review, or Public Company Accounting Oversight Board examination of the auditing firm and any material issues raised by any inquiry or investigation by governmental or professional authorities of the auditing firm and in each case any steps taken to deal with such issues. The committee will oversee and receive reports on the funds' financial reporting process, will discuss with FMR, the funds' Treasurer, independent auditors and, if appropriate, internal audit personnel of FMR LLC, their qualitative judgments about the appropriateness and acceptability of accounting principles and financial disclosure practices used or proposed for adoption by the funds. The committee will review with FMR, the funds' Treasurer, independent auditor, and internal audit personnel of FMR LLC and, as appropriate, legal counsel the results of audits of the funds' financial statements.
The Governance and Nominating Committee is composed of Messrs. Thomas (Chair), Donahue, and Wiley, and Ms. Fuller. With respect to fund governance and board administration matters, the committee periodically reviews procedures of the Board of Trustees and its committees (including committee charters) and periodically reviews compensation of Independent Trustees. The committee monitors corporate governance matters and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the frequency and structure of the Board of Trustee meetings and on any other aspect of Board procedures. It acts as the administrative committee under the retirement plan for Independent Trustees who retired prior to December 30, 1996 and under the fee deferral plan for Independent Trustees. It reviews the performance of legal counsel employed by the funds and the Independent Trustees. On behalf of the Independent Trustees, the committee will make such findings and determinations as to the independence of counsel for the Independent Trustees as may be necessary or appropriate under applicable regulations or otherwise. The committee is also responsible for Board administrative matters applicable to Independent Trustees, such as expense reimbursement policies and compensation for attendance at meetings, conferences and other events. The committee monitors compliance with, acts as the administrator of, and makes determinations in respect of, the provisions of the code of ethics and any supplemental policies regarding personal securities transactions applicable to the Independent Trustees. The committee monitors the functioning of each Board committee and makes recommendations for any changes, including the creation or elimination of standing or ad hoc Board committees. The committee monitors regulatory and other developments to determine whether to recommend modifications to the committee's responsibilities or other Trustee policies and procedures in light of rule changes, reports concerning "best practices" in corporate governance, and other developments in mutual fund governance. The committee reports regularly to the Independent Trustees with respect to these activities. The committee recommends that the Board establish such special or ad hoc Board committees as may be desirable or necessary from time to time in order to address ethical, legal, or other matters that may arise. The committee also oversees the annual self-evaluation of the Board of Trustees and of each committee and establishes procedures to allow it to exercise this oversight function. In conducting this oversight, the committee shall address all matters that it considers relevant to the performance of the Board of Trustees and shall report the results of its evaluation to the Board of Trustees, including any recommended amendments to the principles of governance, and any recommended changes to the funds' or the Board of Trustees' policies, procedures, and structures. The committee reviews periodically the size and composition of the Board of Trustees as a whole and recommends, if necessary, measures to be taken so that the Board of Trustees reflects the appropriate balance of knowledge, experience, skills, expertise, and diversity required for the Board as a whole and contains at least the minimum number of Independent Trustees required by law. The committee makes nominations for the election or appointment of Independent Trustees and non-management Members of any Advisory Board, and for membership on committees. The committee shall have authority to retain and terminate any third-party advisers, including authority to approve fees and other retention terms. Such advisers may include search firms to identify Independent Trustee candidates and board compensation consultants. The committee may conduct or authorize investigations into or studies of matters within the committee's scope of responsibilities, and may retain, at the funds' expense, such independent counsel or other advisers as it deems necessary. The committee will consider Independent Trustee candidates to the Board of Trustees recommended by shareholders based upon the criteria applied to candidates presented to the committee by a search firm or other source. Recommendations, along with appropriate background material concerning the candidate that demonstrates his or her ability to serve as an Independent Trustee of the funds, should be submitted to the Chair of the committee at the address maintained for communications with Independent Trustees. If the committee retains a search firm, the Chair will generally forward all such submissions to the search firm for evaluation. With respect to the criteria for selecting Independent Trustees, it is expected that all candidates will possess the following minimum qualifications: (i) unquestioned personal integrity; (ii) not an interested person of the funds within the meaning of the 1940 Act; (iii) does not have a material relationship (e.g., commercial, banking, consulting, legal, or accounting) with the adviser, any sub-adviser, or their affiliates that could create an appearance of lack of independence in respect of the funds; (iv) has the disposition to act independently in respect of FMR and its affiliates and others in order to protect the interests of the funds and all shareholders; (v) ability to attend regularly scheduled meetings during the year; (vi) demonstrates sound business judgment gained through broad experience in significant positions where the candidate has dealt with management, technical, financial, or regulatory issues; (vii) sufficient financial or accounting knowledge to add value in the complex financial environment of the funds; (viii) experience on corporate or other institutional oversight bodies having similar responsibilities, but which board memberships or other relationships could not result in business or regulatory conflicts with the funds; and (ix) capacity for the hard work and attention to detail that is required to be an effective Independent Trustee in light of the funds' complex regulatory, operational, and marketing setting. The Governance and Nominating Committee may determine that a candidate who does not have the type of previous experience or knowledge referred to above should nevertheless be considered as a nominee if the Governance and Nominating Committee finds that the candidate has additional qualifications such that his or her qualifications, taken as a whole, demonstrate the same level of fitness to serve as an Independent Trustee.
The Compliance Committee is composed of Messrs. Wiley (Chair), Bostick, and Munoz, and Mses. Fuller, Kampling, and Peetz. The committee oversees the administration and operation of the compliance policies and procedures of the funds and their service providers as required by Rule 38a-1 of the 1940 Act. The committee is responsible for the review and approval of policies and procedures relating to (i) provisions of the Code of Ethics, (ii) anti-money laundering requirements, (iii) compliance with investment restrictions and limitations, (iv) privacy, (v) recordkeeping, and (vi) other compliance policies and procedures which are not otherwise delegated to another committee. The committee has responsibility for recommending to the Board the designation of a CCO of the funds. The committee serves as the primary point of contact between the CCO and the Board, oversees the annual performance review and compensation of the CCO, and makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the removal of the appointed CCO, as appropriate. The committee receives reports of significant correspondence with regulators or governmental agencies, employee complaints or published reports which raise concerns regarding compliance matters, and copies of significant non-routine correspondence with the SEC. The committee receives reports from the CCO including the annual report concerning the funds' compliance policies as required by Rule 38a-1, quarterly reports in respect of any breaches of fiduciary duty or violations of federal securities laws, and reports on any other compliance or related matters that would otherwise be subject to periodic reporting or that may have a significant impact on the funds. The committee will recommend to the Board, what actions, if any, should be taken with respect to such reports.
The Research Committee is composed of all of the Independent Trustees, with Mr. Bostick currently serving as Chair. The Committee's purpose is to assess the quality of the investment research available to FMR's investment professionals. As such, the Committee reviews information pertaining to the sources of such research, the categories of research, the manner in which the funds bear the cost of research, and FMR's internal research capabilities, including performance metrics, interactions between FMR portfolio managers and research analysts, and the professional quality of analysts in research careers. Where necessary, the Committee recommends actions with respect to various reports providing information on FMR's research function.
During the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023, each committee held the number of meetings shown in the table below:
COMMITTEE
NUMBER OF MEETINGS HELD
Operations Committee
10
Fair Value Oversight Committee
5
Equity I Committee
6
Equity II Committee
6
Shareholder, Distribution, Brokerage, and Proxy Voting Committee
5
Audit Committee
6
Governance and Nominating Committee
10
Compliance Committee
5
Research Committee
6
 
The following table sets forth information describing the dollar range of equity securities beneficially owned by each Trustee in each fund and in all funds in the aggregate within the same fund family overseen by the Trustee for the calendar year ended December 31, 2023.
Interested Trustees
DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES
Bettina Doulton
Robert A Lawrence
 
 
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
none
none
 
 
 
AGGREGATE DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES IN ALL FUNDS
OVERSEEN WITHIN FUND FAMILY
over $100,000
over $100,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Independent Trustees
DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES
Vijay Advani
Thomas P Bostick
Donald F Donahue
Vicki L Fuller
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
none
none
none
none
 
AGGREGATE DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES IN ALL FUNDS
OVERSEEN WITHIN FUND FAMILY
over $100,000
over $100,000
over $100,000
over $100,000
 
 
 
 
 
DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES
Patricia L Kampling
Thomas A Kennedy
Oscar Munoz
David M Thomas
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
none
none
none
none
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
none
none
none
none
 
AGGREGATE DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES IN ALL FUNDS
OVERSEEN WITHIN FUND FAMILY
over $100,000
over $100,000
none
over $100,000
 
 
 
 
 
DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES
Susan Tomasky
Michael E Wiley
 
 
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
none
none
 
 
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
none
none
 
 
 
AGGREGATE DOLLAR RANGE OF
FUND SHARES IN ALL FUNDS
OVERSEEN WITHIN FUND FAMILY
over $100,000
over $100,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following table sets forth information describing the compensation of each Trustee and Member of the Advisory Board (if any) for his or her services for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023, or calendar year ended December 31, 2023, as applicable.
Compensation Table(A)
AGGREGATE
COMPENSATION
FROM A FUND
 
Vijay Advani(B)
 
 
Thomas P Bostick
 
Donald F Donahue
 
 
Vicki L Fuller
 
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
$
167
$
528
$
567
$
528
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
$
107
$
344
$
369
$
344
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
$
689
$
1,871
$
2,011
$
1,871
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
$
176
$
565
$
608
$
565
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
$
20
$
68
$
74
$
68
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
$
100
$
285
$
306
$
285
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
$
1,606
$
4,728
$
5,081
$
4,728
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
$
111
$
335
$
360
$
335
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
$
181
$
573
$
616
$
573
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
$
187
$
605
$
650
$
605
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
$
161
$
487
$
523
$
487
TOTAL COMPENSATION
FROM THE FUND COMPLEX(C)
$
216,667
$
530,000
$
570,000
$
530,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AGGREGATE
COMPENSATION
FROM A FUND
 
Patricia L Kampling
 
 
Thomas A Kennedy
 
Oscar Munoz
 
 
Karen Peetz(D)
 
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
$
528
$
528
$
518
$
167
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
$
344
$
344
$
338
$
107
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
$
1,871
$
1,871
$
1,838
$
689
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
$
565
$
565
$
556
$
176
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
$
68
$
68
$
67
$
20
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
$
285
$
285
$
280
$
100
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
$
4,728
$
4,728
$
4,646
$
1,606
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
$
335
$
335
$
329
$
111
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
$
573
$
573
$
563
$
181
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
$
605
$
605
$
594
$
187
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
$
487
$
487
$
478
$
161
TOTAL COMPENSATION
FROM THE FUND COMPLEX(C)
$
530,000
$
530,000
$
520,000
$
216,667
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AGGREGATE
COMPENSATION
FROM A FUND
 
David M Thomas
 
 
Susan Tomasky
 
Michael E Wiley
 
 
 
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
$
619
$
528
$
557
 
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
$
403
$
344
$
363
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
$
2,194
$
1,871
$
1,977
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
$
663
$
565
$
597
 
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
$
80
$
68
$
72
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
$
334
$
285
$
301
 
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
$
5,546
$
4,728
$
4,995
 
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
$
393
$
335
$
354
 
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
$
672
$
573
$
605
 
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
$
709
$
605
$
639
 
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
$
571
$
487
$
514
 
TOTAL COMPENSATION
FROM THE FUND COMPLEX(C)
$
620,000
$
530,000
$
560,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(A) Bettina Doulton, Robert A. Lawrence, and Peter S. Lynch are interested persons and are compensated by Fidelity.
 
 
(B) Mr. Advani serves as a Trustee of Fidelity Advisor Series I and Fidelity Financial Trust effective August 1, 2023.
 
 
(C) Reflects compensation received for the calendar year ended December 31, 2023 for 322 funds of 30 trusts (including Fidelity Central Investment Portfolios LLC). Compensation figures include cash and may include amounts elected to be deferred. Certain individuals elected voluntarily to defer a portion of their compensation as follows: Vijay Advani, $128,708; Thomas P. Bostick, $120,000; Donald F. Donahue, $336,252; Vicki L. Fuller, $150,000; Thomas A. Kennedy, $156,083; Karen Peetz, $128,708; and Susan Tomasky, $180,000.
 
 
(D) Ms. Peetz serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Fidelity Advisor Series I and Fidelity Financial Trust effective August 1, 2023.
 
 
As of November 30, 2023, the Trustees, Members of the Advisory Board (if any), and officers of each fund owned, in the aggregate, less than 1% of each class's total outstanding shares, with respect to each fund.
As of November 30, 2023, the following owned of record and/or beneficially 5% or more of the outstanding shares:
Fund or Class Name
Owner Name
City
State
Ownership %
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund(A)
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
6.97%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
18.04%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class A
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
7.07%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class A
EDWARD D JONES & CO
MARYLAND HEIGHTS
MO
5.78%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class A
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
5.37%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
15.63%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class C
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
9.76%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
9.28%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.04%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class C
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
5.03%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class M
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
12.30%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
19.17%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
11.56%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
8.01%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
7.25%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
6.13%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.11%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class I
SEI INVESTMENTS DISTRIBUTION CO
OAKS
PA
5.90%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class Z
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
21.47%
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class Z
RELIANCE TRUST CO
ATLANTA
GA
9.34%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
8.26%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
7.81%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
5.86%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
5.60%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
5.04%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
EDWARD D JONES & CO
MARYLAND HEIGHTS
MO
5.02%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
11.13%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
9.99%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.71%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class I
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST
MERRIMACK
NH
34.26%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class I
CHET ADVISOR 529 DIVIDEND GROWTH PORTFOLIO
MERRIMACK
NH
13.72%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class I
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
12.35%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class M
PAYCHEX SECURITIES CORP
WEST HENRIETTA
NY
37.49%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class Z
MID ATLANTIC CLEARING & SETTLEMENT
PITTSBURGH
PA
5.17%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
11.25%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
9.02%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
PRUDENTIAL INVESTMENT MGMT
LINTHICUM
MD
8.18%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
7.18%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
6.78%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST
MERRIMACK
NH
6.63%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class I
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
5.98%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
10.21%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class A
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
7.07%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class A
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.96%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class M
PAYCHEX SECURITIES CORP
WEST HENRIETTA
NY
28.80%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class M
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
5.00%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
12.43%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
11.31%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
9.24%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class C
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
5.73%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class Z
EMPOWER ANNUITY INSURANCE COMPANY
GREENWOOD VILLAGE
CO
12.39%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class Z
PRINCIPAL SECURITIES INC
DES MOINES
IA
9.40%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class Z
ALERUS FINANCIAL NA
ARDEN HILLS
MN
9.29%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class Z
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
7.49%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class Z
EDWARD D JONES & CO
MARYLAND HEIGHTS
MO
5.75%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class I
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST
MERRIMACK
NH
22.59%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
12.09%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
7.51%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
6.58%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
5.67%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
7.61%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
5.69%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class A
EDWARD D JONES & CO
MARYLAND HEIGHTS
MO
5.05%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class M
PAYCHEX SECURITIES CORP
WEST HENRIETTA
NY
23.92%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class M
ADP BROKER-DEALER INC
BOSTON
MA
6.80%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
12.16%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
10.56%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
6.54%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
6.10%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.44%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
5.37%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class Z
MID ATLANTIC CLEARING & SETTLEMENT
PITTSBURGH
PA
8.15%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
11.08%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
9.60%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class A
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
5.93%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class C
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
10.33%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
9.52%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
9.34%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
7.86%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
6.17%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class M
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
5.43%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
17.41%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
16.27%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
12.21%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
8.93%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class I
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
6.19%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class Z
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
6.44%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class Z
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
6.34%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
11.39%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.78%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class A
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.68%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class M
TALCOTT RESOLUTION LIFE INSURANCE
HARTFORD
CT
5.65%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
21.93%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
15.53%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
14.34%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
7.05%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
12.10%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
8.51%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
8.06%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.07%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class C
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
5.22%
Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Fund Class M
PAYCHEX SECURITIES CORP
WEST HENRIETTA
NY
16.18%
Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Fund Class M
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.70%
Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Fund Class M
SAMMONS FINANCIAL NETWORK LLC
WEST DES MOINES
IA
5.25%
Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Fund Class M
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
5.09%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
13.65%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.85%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
6.77%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
6.42%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
16.96%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
12.32%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
11.67%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class C
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
7.57%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class C
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
6.93%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
5.86%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
18.76%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
14.46%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
13.26%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class I
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
7.34%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class I
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.48%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class I
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
5.13%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class Z
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
7.57%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class Z
PRINCIPAL SECURITIES INC
DES MOINES
IA
7.10%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class Z
EMPOWER ANNUITY INSURANCE COMPANY
GREENWOOD VILLAGE
CO
5.54%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class Z
EDWARD D JONES & CO
MARYLAND HEIGHTS
MO
5.45%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
10.49%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
7.39%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class A
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
5.51%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class C
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
15.33%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class C
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
12.07%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
8.40%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.18%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class M
ADP BROKER-DEALER INC
BOSTON
MA
16.62%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
14.40%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
7.89%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
7.66%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.19%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
7.12%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
6.08%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
5.73%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
5.58%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class I
JOHN HANCOCK TRUST CO LLC
BOSTON
MA
5.25%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund - Class Z
US BANK
MILWAUKEE
WI
15.95%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
8.83%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.47%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class A
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
5.75%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
7.62%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.55%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.70%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class I
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST
MERRIMACK
NH
14.67%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
11.76%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.18%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class I
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
6.85%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
5.46%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class I
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC
SAN FRANCISCO
CA
5.12%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class M
PAYCHEX SECURITIES CORP
WEST HENRIETTA
NY
28.50%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class M
ADP BROKER-DEALER INC
BOSTON
MA
6.55%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund - Class Z
EMPOWER ANNUITY INSURANCE COMPANY
GREENWOOD VILLAGE
CO
5.52%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
9.13%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class A
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
7.22%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class A
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.67%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class A
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.66%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class A
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
5.61%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
9.76%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
7.41%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class C
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
6.82%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class M
PAYCHEX SECURITIES CORP
WEST HENRIETTA
NY
7.64%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class M
COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL NETWORK
PITTSBURGH
PA
7.39%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class I
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST
MERRIMACK
NH
21.58%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
9.86%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.09%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class I
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
NEW YORK
NY
6.82%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
6.38%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class I
CHET ADVISOR 529 STOCK SELECTOR MID CAP PORTFOLIO
MERRIMACK
NH
5.36%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund - Class Z
EMPOWER ANNUITY INSURANCE COMPANY
GREENWOOD VILLAGE
CO
6.60%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class M
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
6.12%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class M
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
5.99%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class M
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
5.91%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class A
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER SMITH INC
JACKSONVILLE
FL
14.82%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class A
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
7.01%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class A
EDWARD D JONES & CO
MARYLAND HEIGHTS
MO
6.49%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class A
VALIC FINANCIAL ADVISORS INC
HOUSTON
TX
5.27%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class I
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
32.72%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class I
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
12.67%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class I
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST
MERRIMACK
NH
9.41%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class I
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
8.20%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class I
WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES LLC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
6.57%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class C
PERSHING LLC
JERSEY CITY
NJ
13.59%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class C
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
10.76%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class C
RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC
SAINT PETERSBURG
FL
9.97%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class C
STIFEL NICOLAUS & CO INC
SAINT LOUIS
MO
9.82%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class C
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
SAN DIEGO
CA
7.89%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund - Class C
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
MINNEAPOLIS
MN
7.13%
 
(A) The ownership information shown above is for a class of shares of the fund.
 
 
 
CONTROL OF INVESTMENT ADVISERS
FMR LLC, as successor by merger to FMR Corp., is the ultimate parent company of FMR, FMR Investment Management (UK) Limited, Fidelity Management & Research (Hong Kong) Limited, and Fidelity Management & Research (Japan) Limited. The voting common shares of FMR LLC are divided into two series. Series B is held predominantly by members of the Johnson family, including Abigail P. Johnson, directly or through trusts, and is entitled to 49% of the vote on any matter acted upon by the voting common shares. Series A is held predominantly by non-Johnson family member employees of FMR LLC and its affiliates and is entitled to 51% of the vote on any such matter. The Johnson family group and all other Series B shareholders have entered into a shareholders' voting agreement under which all Series B shares will be voted in accordance with the majority vote of Series B shares. Under the 1940 Act, control of a company is presumed where one individual or group of individuals owns more than 25% of the voting securities of that company. Therefore, through their ownership of voting common shares and the execution of the shareholders' voting agreement, members of the Johnson family may be deemed, under the 1940 Act, to form a controlling group with respect to FMR LLC.
At present, the primary business activities of FMR LLC and its subsidiaries are: (i) the provision of investment advisory, management, shareholder, investment information and assistance and certain fiduciary services for individual and institutional investors; (ii) the provision of securities brokerage services; (iii) the management and development of real estate; and (iv) the investment in and operation of a number of emerging businesses.
FMR, FMR Investment Management (UK) Limited, Fidelity Management & Research (Hong Kong) Limited, Fidelity Management & Research (Japan) Limited, Fidelity Distributors Company LLC (FDC), and the funds have adopted a code of ethics under Rule 17j-1 of the 1940 Act that sets forth employees' fiduciary responsibilities regarding the funds, establishes procedures for personal investing, and restricts certain transactions. Employees subject to the code of ethics, including Fidelity investment personnel, may invest in securities for their own investment accounts, including securities that may be purchased or held by the funds.
MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS
Each fund has entered into a management contract with FMR, pursuant to which FMR furnishes investment advisory and other services.
Management Services. Under the terms of its management contract with each fund, FMR acts as investment adviser and, subject to the supervision of the Board of Trustees, has overall responsibility for directing the investments of the fund in accordance with its investment objective, policies and limitations. FMR also provides each fund with all necessary office facilities and personnel for servicing the fund's investments, compensates all officers of each fund and all Trustees who are interested persons of the trusts or of FMR, and compensates all personnel of each fund or FMR performing services relating to research, statistical and investment activities.
In addition, FMR or its affiliates, subject to the supervision of the Board of Trustees, provide the management and administrative services necessary for the operation of each fund. These services include providing facilities for maintaining each fund's organization; supervising relations with custodians, transfer and pricing agents, accountants, underwriters and other persons dealing with each fund; preparing all general shareholder communications and conducting shareholder relations; maintaining each fund's records and the registration of each fund's shares under federal securities laws and making necessary filings under state securities laws; developing management and shareholder services for each fund; and furnishing reports, evaluations and analyses on a variety of subjects to the Trustees.
Management-Related Expenses. In addition to the management fee payable to FMR and the fees payable to the transfer agent and pricing and bookkeeping agent, and the costs associated with securities lending, as applicable, a fund or each class thereof, as applicable, pays all of its expenses that are not assumed by those parties. A fund pays for the typesetting, printing, and mailing of its proxy materials to shareholders, legal expenses, and the fees of the custodian, auditor, and Independent Trustees. A fund's management contract further provides that the fund will pay for typesetting, printing, and mailing prospectuses, statements of additional information, notices, and reports to shareholders. Other expenses paid by a fund include interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, fees and expenses associated with the fund's securities lending program, if applicable, the fund's proportionate share of insurance premiums and Investment Company Institute dues, and the costs of registering shares under federal securities laws and making necessary filings under state securities laws. A fund is also liable for such non-recurring expenses as may arise, including costs of any litigation to which the fund may be a party, and any obligation it may have to indemnify its officers and Trustees with respect to litigation.
Management Fees.
For the services of FMR under the management contract, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund each pays FMR a monthly management fee which has two components: a group fee rate and an individual fund fee rate.
For the services of FMR under the management contract, Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund each pays FMR a monthly management fee which has two components: a basic fee, which is the sum of a group fee rate and an individual fund fee rate, and a performance adjustment based on a comparison of the fund's performance to that of a designated index.
The group fee rate is based on the monthly average net assets of a group of registered investment companies with which FMR has management contracts.
GROUP FEE RATE SCHEDULE
 
 
 
EFFECTIVE ANNUAL FEE RATES
Average Group Assets
 
 
Annualized Rate
Group Net Assets
Effective Annual Fee Rate
0
-
$3 billion
.5200%
$1 billion
.5200%
3
-
6
.4900
50
.3823
6
-
9
.4600
100
.3512
9
-
12
.4300
150
.3371
12
-
15
.4000
200
.3284
15
-
18
.3850
250
.3219
18
-
21
.3700
300
.3163
21
-
24
.3600
350
.3113
24
-
30
.3500
400
.3067
30
-
36
.3450
450
.3024
36
-
42
.3400
500
.2982
42
-
48
.3350
550
.2942
48
-
66
.3250
600
.2904
66
-
84
.3200
650
.2870
84
-
102
.3150
700
.2838
102
-
138
.3100
750
.2809
138
-
174
.3050
800
.2782
174
-
210
.3000
850
.2756
210
-
246
.2950
900
.2732
246
-
282
.2900
950
.2710
282
-
318
.2850
1,000
.2689
318
-
354
.2800
1,050
.2669
354
-
390
.2750
1,100
.2649
390
-
426
.2700
1,150
.2631
426
-
462
.2650
1,200
.2614
462
-
498
.2600
1,250
.2597
498
-
534
.2550
1,300
.2581
534
-
587
.2500
1,350
.2566
587
-
646
.2463
1,400
.2551
646
-
711
.2426
1,450
.2536
711
-
782
.2389
1,500
.2523
782
-
860
.2352
1,550
.2510
860
-
946
.2315
1,600
.2497
946
-
1,041
.2278
1,650
.2484
1,041
-
1,145
.2241
1,700
.2472
1,145
-
1,260
.2204
1,750
.2460
1,260
-
1,386
.2167
1,800
.2449
1,386
-
1,525
.2130
1,850
.2438
1,525
-
1,677
.2093
1,900
.2427
1,677
-
1,845
.2056
1,950
.2417
1,845
-
2,030
.2019
2,000
.2407
Over
 
2,030
.1982
2,050
.2397
The group fee rate is calculated on a cumulative basis pursuant to the graduated fee rate schedule shown above on the left. The schedule above on the right shows the effective annual group fee rate at various asset levels, which is the result of cumulatively applying the annualized rates on the left. For example, the effective annual fee rate at $3,467 billion of group net assets - the approximate level for November 2023 - was 0.2227%, which is the weighted average of the respective fee rates for each level of group net assets up to $3,467 billion.
The individual fund fee rate for each of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund is set forth in the following table. Based on the average group net assets for November 2023, a fund's annual management fee rate would be calculated as follows:
Fund
Group Fee Rate
 
Individual Fund Fee Rate
 
Management Fee Rate
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
0.2227%
+
0.2000%
=
0.4227%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
0.2227%
+
0.2000%
=
0.4227%
The individual fund fee rate for each of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund is set forth in the following table. Based on the average group net assets for November 2023, a fund's annual basic fee rate would be calculated as follows:
Fund
Group Fee Rate
 
Individual Fund Fee Rate
 
Basic Fee Rate
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
0.2227%
+
0.2000%
=
0.4227%
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
0.2227%
+
0.4500%
=
0.6727%
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
0.2227%
+
0.3000%
=
0.5227%
One-twelfth of the basic fee rate or the management fee rate, as applicable, is applied to the fund's average net assets for the month, giving a dollar amount which is the fee for that month.
Computing the Performance Adjustment. The basic fee for the following funds is subject to upward or downward adjustment, depending upon whether, and to what extent, the fund's investment performance for the performance period exceeds, or is exceeded by, the record of the designated index over the same period. The performance period consists of the most recent month plus the previous 35 months. The performance comparison is made at the end of each month.
Fund
Performance Adjustment Index
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
ICE® BofA® All US Convertibles Index
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
S&P 500® Index
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
Russell 3000® Value Index
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
Russell 1000® Growth Index
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
S&P 500® Index
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
Russell 2000® Index
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
S&P MidCap 400® Index
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
Russell Midcap® Value Index
If the Trustees determine that another index is appropriate for Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, or Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund, they may designate a successor index to be substituted, when permitted by applicable law.
For the purposes of calculating the performance adjustment for Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, the fund's investment performance will be based on the average performance of all classes of the fund weighted according to their average assets for each month in the performance period.
For the purposes of calculating the performance adjustment for each of Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund, the fund's investment performance will be based on the performance of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund and Fidelity® Value Strategies Fund, a class of shares of the funds not offered through this SAI. For the purposes of calculating the performance adjustment for each of Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, the fund's investment performance will be based on the performance of Class I of the fund, a class of shares offered through this SAI. To the extent that other classes of Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund, and Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund have higher expenses, this could result in those classes bearing a larger positive performance adjustment and smaller negative performance adjustment than would be the case if each class's own performance were considered.
For Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund, Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund, each percentage point of difference, calculated to the nearest 0.01% (up to a maximum difference of ±10.00), is multiplied by a performance adjustment rate of 0.02%. The maximum annualized performance adjustment rate is ±0.20% of a fund's average net assets over the performance period.
For Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund, each percentage point of difference, calculated to the nearest 0.01% (up to a maximum difference of ±7.50), is multiplied by a performance adjustment rate of 0.02%. The maximum annualized performance adjustment rate is ±0.15% of a fund's average net assets over the performance period.
One twelfth (1/12) of this rate is then applied to the fund's average net assets over the performance period, giving a dollar amount which will be added to (or subtracted from) the basic fee.
The performance of a fund or class, as applicable, is calculated based on change in NAV. For purposes of calculating the performance adjustment, any dividends or capital gain distributions paid by the fund or class are treated as if reinvested in that fund's or class's shares at the NAV as of the record date for payment.
The record of an index is based on change in value and is adjusted for any cash distributions from the companies whose securities compose the index. Because the adjustment to the basic fee is based on a fund's performance compared to the investment record of the index, the controlling factor is not whether the fund's performance is up or down per se, but whether it is up or down more or less than the record of the designated performance adjustment index. Moreover, the comparative investment performance of the fund is based solely on the relevant performance period without regard to the cumulative performance over a longer or shorter period of time.
The following table shows the amount of management fees paid by a fund for the fiscal year(s) ended November 30, 2023, 2022, and 2021 to its current manager and prior affiliated manager(s), if any, and the amount of negative or positive performance adjustments to the management fees paid. The total management fees paid includes the amount of any performance adjustment.
Fund(s)
Fiscal
Years
Ended
 
Performance
Adjustment
 
Management
Fees
Paid to
Investment Adviser
Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund
2023
$
2,516,309
$
9,706,941
 
2022
$
2,348,130
$
10,270,872
 
2021
$
1,731,830
$
11,038,942
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund
2023
$
(130,430)
$
5,684,960
 
2022
$
(2,073,802)
$
3,821,464
 
2021
$
(1,978,631)
$
4,076,549
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund
2023
$
0
$
33,030,170
 
2022
$
0
$
23,564,493
 
2021
$
0
$
25,274,232
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund
2023
$
0
$
7,723,320
 
2022
$
0
$
7,341,913
 
2021
$
0
$
6,734,013
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund
2023
$
156,952
$
1,299,836
 
2022
$
274,632
$
1,451,379
 
2021
$
84,462
$
1,013,198
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund
2023
$
0
$
4,005,256
 
2022
$
0
$
3,090,979
 
2021
$
0
$
2,606,474
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund
2023
$
(36,294,751)
$
44,842,264
 
2022
$
(11,763,497)
$
83,005,190
 
2021
$
20,947,699
$
143,845,574
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund
2023
$
1,786,889
$
7,515,419
 
2022
$
(839,164)
$
4,528,181
 
2021
$
(2,015,482)
$
3,263,841
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund
2023
$
3,668,749
$
16,056,462
 
2022
$
3,397,651
$
16,709,224
 
2021
$
1,402,711
$
15,265,847
Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund
2023
$
(525,931)
$
9,622,848
 
2022
$
(273,585)
$
10,370,362
 
2021
$
1,401,392
$
13,003,731
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
2023
$
2,521,715
$
10,873,991
 
2022
$
2,053,965
$
9,675,115
 
2021
$
1,490,269
$
7,628,913
FMR may, from time to time, voluntarily reimburse all or a portion of a fund's or, in the case of a multiple class fund, a class's operating expenses. FMR retains the ability to be repaid for these expense reimbursements in the amount that expenses fall below the limit prior to the end of the fiscal year.
Expense reimbursements will increase returns and yield, and repayment of the reimbursement will decrease returns and yield.
Sub-Advisers - FMR Investment Management (UK) Limited, Fidelity Management & Research (Hong Kong) Limited, and Fidelity Management & Research (Japan) Limited. 
On behalf of each fund, FMR has entered into sub-advisory agreements with Fidelity Management & Research (Hong Kong) Limited (FMR H.K.) and Fidelity Management & Research (Japan) Limited (FMR Japan).
On behalf of each fund, FMR has entered into a sub-advisory agreement with FMR UK.
Pursuant to the sub-advisory agreements, FMR may receive from the sub-advisers investment research and advice on issuers outside the United States (non-discretionary services) and FMR may grant the sub-advisers investment management authority and the authority to buy and sell securities if FMR believes it would be beneficial to the fund (discretionary services). 
FMR, and not the fund, pays the sub-advisers. 
Zach Turner is the Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund and receives compensation for those services. Asher Anolic is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund and receives compensation for those services. Jason Weiner is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund and receives compensation for those services. John Sheehy is the Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund and receives compensation for those services. Sean Gavin is the Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund and receives compensation for those services. Matt Fruhan is the Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund and Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Becky Baker is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund and receives compensation for those services. Kyle Weaver is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund and receives compensation for those services. Jennifer Fo Cardillo is the Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Matt Friedman is the Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund and receives compensation for those services. As of November 30, 2023, portfolio manager compensation generally consists of a fixed base salary determined periodically (typically annually), a bonus, and in certain cases, participation in several types of equity-based compensation plans. A portion of each portfolio manager's compensation may be deferred based on criteria established by FMR or at the election of the portfolio manager.  
Mr. Turner's, Mr. Anolic's, Mr. Weiner's, Mr. Gavin's, and Mr. Fruhan's base salaries are determined by level of responsibility and tenure at FMR or its affiliates. The primary components of each portfolio manager's bonus are based on (i) the pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s), account(s), and lead account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group assigned to each fund, account, or lead account, and (ii) the investment performance of other equity funds and accounts. The pre-tax investment performance of each portfolio manager's fund(s), account(s), and lead account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s), account(s), and lead account(s) and the average asset size of those fund(s), account(s), and lead account(s) over the portfolio manager's tenure. Each component is calculated separately over the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s), account(s), and lead account(s) over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to three years for the comparison to a peer group. A smaller, subjective component of each portfolio manager's bonus is based on the portfolio manager's overall contribution to management of FMR. The portion of each portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund is based on the lead account's pre-tax investment performance measured against the benchmark index identified below for the fund, and the lead account's pre-tax investment performance within the peer groups identified below for the fund. Each portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.
Fund / Benchmark Index / Peer Group(s)  
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund / S&P 500® Index / Morningstar® Large Blend Category
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund / Russell 3000® Growth Index / Morningstar® Large Growth Category and Morningstar® Mid-Cap Growth Category
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund / Russell 3000® Value Index / Morningstar® Large Value Category
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund / S&P 500® Index / Lipper℠ Growth & Income Funds
Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund / S&P 500® Index / Morningstar® Large Blend Category
Ms. Baker's, Mr. Weaver's, Ms. Fo Cardillo's, and Mr. Friedman's base salaries are determined by level of responsibility and tenure at FMR or its affiliates. The primary components of each portfolio manager's bonus are based on (i) the pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group assigned to each fund or account, and (ii) the investment performance of other equity funds and accounts. The pre-tax investment performance of each portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) and the average asset size of those fund(s) and account(s) over the portfolio manager's tenure. Each component is calculated separately over the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to three years for the comparison to a peer group. A smaller, subjective component of each portfolio manager's bonus is based on the portfolio manager's overall contribution to management of FMR. The portion of each portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund is based on the fund's pre-tax investment performance measured against the benchmark index identified below for the fund, and the fund's pre-tax investment performance (based on the performance of the fund's Class I, except for Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund which is based on the performance of the fund's retail class) within the peer groups identified below for the fund. Each portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.
Fund / Benchmark Index / Peer Group(s)  
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund / Russell 1000® Growth Index / Morningstar® Large Growth Category
Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund / Russell 2000® Index / Morningstar® Small Blend Category
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund / Russell Midcap® Value Index / Morningstar® Mid-Cap Value Category
Mr. Sheehy's base salary is determined by level of responsibility and tenure at FMR or its affiliates. The primary components of the portfolio manager's bonus are based on (i) the pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group, if applicable, assigned to each fund or account, and (ii) the investment performance of other equity funds and accounts. The pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) and the average asset size of those fund(s) and account(s) over the portfolio manager's tenure. Each component is calculated separately over the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a peer group, if applicable. A smaller, subjective component of the portfolio manager's bonus is based on the portfolio manager's overall contribution to management of FMR. The portion of the portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the fund measured against the Russell 3000® Value Index, and the pre-tax investment performance of the fund (based on the performance of the fund's Class I) within the Lipper℠ Equity Income Funds. The portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.  
Effective January 1, 2024, Rick Gandhi serves as Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund and receives compensation for those services. Information with respect to Mr. Gandhi's holdings and other accounts managed will be updated in a supplement to this SAI. Adam Kramer is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund and receives compensation for those services. As of November 30, 2023 (January 1, 2024 for Mr. Gandhi), portfolio manager compensation generally consists of a fixed base salary determined periodically (typically annually), a bonus, and in certain cases, participation in several types of equity-based compensation plans. A portion of each portfolio manager's compensation may be deferred based on criteria established by FMR or at the election of the portfolio manager.
Each portfolio manager's base salary is determined by level of responsibility and tenure at FMR or its affiliates. The primary components of each portfolio manager's bonus are based on (i) the pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group assigned to each fund or account, and (ii) the investment performance of other high yield funds and accounts. The pre-tax investment performance of each portfolio manager' s fund(s) and account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) and the average asset size of those fund(s) and account(s) over the portfolio manager's tenure. Each component is calculated separately over the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a peer group. A smaller, subjective component of each portfolio manager's bonus is based on the portfolio manager's overall contribution to management of FMR. The portion of each portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund is based on the fund's pre-tax investment performance measured against ICE® BofA® All US Convertibles Index, and the fund's pre-tax investment performance (based on the performance of the fund's retail class) within the Lipper℠ Convertible Securities Funds. Each portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.  
Ingrid Chung is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Chad Colman is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Christopher Lee is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Laurie Mundt is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Shadman Riaz is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Douglas Simmons is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. Pierre Sorel is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. As of November 30, 2023, portfolio manager compensation generally consists of a fixed base salary determined periodically (typically annually), a bonus, and in certain cases, participation in several types of equity-based compensation plans. A portion of each portfolio manager's compensation may be deferred based on criteria established by FMR or at the election of the portfolio manager.
Each portfolio manager's base salary is determined by level of responsibility and tenure at FMR or its affiliates. The primary components of each portfolio manager's bonus are based on (i) the pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group assigned to each fund or account, and (ii) the investment performance of other equity funds and accounts. The pre-tax investment performance of each portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) and the average asset size of those fund(s) and account(s) over the portfolio manager's tenure. Each component is calculated separately over the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to three years for the comparison to a peer group. A smaller, subjective component of each portfolio manager's bonus is based on the portfolio manager's overall contribution to management of FMR. The portion of each portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund is based on the fund's pre-tax investment performance measured against the S&P MidCap 400® Index, and the fund's pre-tax investment performance (based on the performance of the fund's Class I) within the Morningstar® Mid-Cap Blend Category. Another component of each portfolio manager's bonus is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the portion of the fund's assets the portfolio manager manages measured against the benchmark index identified in the table below. Each portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.
Manager / Benchmark Index(es) 
Ingrid Chung / S&P MidCap 400® Communications Services Index and S&P MidCap 400® Consumer Discretionary Index
Chad Colman / S&P MidCap 400® Industrials Index
Christopher Lee / N/A
Laurie Mundt / S&P MidCap 400® Consumer Staples Index
Shadman Riaz / S&P MidCap 400® Energy Index and S&P MidCap 400® Materials Index
Douglas Simmons / S&P MidCap 400® Utilities Index
Pierre Sorel / S&P MidCap 400® Financials ex REITS Index
Samuel Wald is Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund and receives compensation for those services. As of November 30, 2023, portfolio manager compensation generally consists of a fixed base salary determined periodically (typically annually), a bonus, and in certain cases, participation in several types of equity-based compensation plans. A portion of the portfolio manager's compensation may be deferred based on criteria established by FMR or at the election of the portfolio manager.
The portfolio manager's base salary is determined by level of responsibility and tenure at FMR or its affiliates. The primary components of the portfolio manager's bonus are based on (i) the pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group assigned to each fund or account, and (ii) the investment performance of other equity funds and accounts. The pre-tax investment performance of the portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) and the average asset size of those fund(s) and account(s) over the portfolio manager's tenure. Each component is calculated separately over the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s) over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a peer group. A smaller, subjective component of the portfolio manager's bonus is based on the portfolio manager's overall contribution to management of FMR. The portion of the portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the fund measured against the S&P MidCap 400® Index, and the fund's pre-tax investment performance (based on the performance of the fund's Class I) within the Morningstar® Mid-Cap Blend Category. Another component of the portfolio manager's bonus is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the portion of the fund's assets the portfolio manager manages measured against the S&P MidCap 400® Financials Real Estate Sector Index. The portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.
A portfolio manager's compensation plan may give rise to potential conflicts of interest. Although investors in the fund may invest through either tax-deferred accounts or taxable accounts, a portfolio manager's compensation is linked to the pre-tax performance of the fund, rather than its after-tax performance. A portfolio manager's base pay tends to increase with additional and more complex responsibilities that include increased assets under management and a portion of the bonus relates to marketing efforts, which together indirectly link compensation to sales. When a portfolio manager takes over a fund or an account, the time period over which performance is measured may be adjusted to provide a transition period in which to assess the portfolio. The management of multiple funds and accounts (including proprietary accounts) may give rise to potential conflicts of interest if the funds and accounts have different objectives, benchmarks, time horizons, and fees as a portfolio manager must allocate time and investment ideas across multiple funds and accounts. In addition, a fund's trade allocation policies and procedures may give rise to conflicts of interest if the fund's orders do not get fully executed due to being aggregated with those of other accounts managed by FMR or an affiliate. A portfolio manager may execute transactions for another fund or account that may adversely impact the value of securities held by a fund. Securities selected for other funds or accounts may outperform the securities selected for the fund. Portfolio managers may be permitted to invest in the funds they manage, even if a fund is closed to new investors. Trading in personal accounts, which may give rise to potential conflicts of interest, is restricted by a fund's Code of Ethics.
Ali Khan and Eddie Yoon are research analysts and Co-Portfolio Managers of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and each receives compensation for services as a research analyst and as a portfolio manager under a single compensation plan. As of November 30, 2023, portfolio manager compensation generally consists of a fixed base salary determined periodically (typically annually), a bonus, and in certain cases, participation in several types of equity-based compensation plans. A portion of each portfolio manager's compensation may be deferred based on criteria established by FMR or at the election of the portfolio manager.                                
Each portfolio manager's base salary is determined primarily by level of experience and skills, and performance as a research analyst and fund manager at FMR or its affiliates. A portion of each portfolio manager's bonus relates to the portfolio manager's performance as a research analyst and is based on the Director of Research's assessment of the research analyst's performance and may include factors such as qualitative feedback assessments, which relate to analytical work and investment results within the relevant market(s) and impact on other equity funds and accounts as a research analyst, and the research analyst's contributions to the research groups and to FMR. Another component of the bonus is based upon (i) the pre-tax investment performance of each portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) measured against a benchmark index and within a defined peer group, if applicable, assigned to each fund or account, (ii) the investment performance of other equity funds and accounts, and (iii) the pre-tax investment performance of the research analyst's recommendations measured against a benchmark index corresponding to the research analyst's assignment universe and against a broadly diversified equity index. The pre-tax investment performance of each portfolio manager's fund(s) and account(s) is weighted according to the portfolio manager's tenure on those fund(s) and account(s). The component of the bonus relating to the Director of Research's assessment is calculated over a one-year period, and each other component of the bonus is calculated over a measurement period that initially is contemporaneous with the portfolio manager's tenure, but that eventually encompasses rolling periods of up to five years for the comparison to a benchmark index and rolling periods of up to three years for the comparison to a peer group, if applicable. The portion of each portfolio manager's bonus that is linked to the investment performance of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the fund measured against the S&P MidCap 400® Index, and the fund's pre-tax investment performance (based on the performance of the fund's Class I) within the Morningstar® Mid-Cap Blend Category. Another component of Mr. Khan's bonus is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the portion of the fund's assets the portfolio manager manages measured against the S&P MidCap 400® Information Technology Index. Another component of Mr. Yoon's bonus is based on the pre-tax investment performance of the portion of the fund's assets the portfolio manager manages measured against the S&P MidCap 400® Health Care Index. Each portfolio manager also is compensated under equity-based compensation plans linked to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the stock of FMR LLC, FMR's parent company. FMR LLC is a diverse financial services company engaged in various activities that include fund management, brokerage, retirement, and employer administrative services.
A portfolio manager's compensation plan may give rise to potential conflicts of interest. Although investors in the fund may invest through either tax-deferred accounts or taxable accounts, a portfolio manager's compensation is linked to the pre-tax performance of the fund, rather than its after-tax performance. A portfolio manager's base pay and bonus opportunity tend to increase with a portfolio manager's level of experience and skills relative to research and fund assignments. The management of multiple funds and accounts (including proprietary accounts) may give rise to potential conflicts of interest if the funds and accounts have different objectives, benchmarks, time horizons, and fees as a portfolio manager must allocate time and investment ideas across multiple funds and accounts. In addition, the fund's trade allocation policies and procedures may give rise to conflicts of interest if the fund's orders do not get fully executed due to being aggregated with those of other accounts managed by FMR. A portfolio manager may execute transactions for another fund or account that may adversely impact the value of securities held by the fund. Securities selected for other funds or accounts may outperform the securities selected for the fund. Trading in personal accounts, which may give rise to potential conflicts of interest, is restricted by a fund's Code of Ethics. Furthermore, the potential exists that the portfolio manager's responsibilities as a portfolio manager of the fund may not be entirely consistent with the portfolio manager's responsibilities as a research analyst providing recommendations to other Fidelity portfolio managers.
Portfolio managers may receive interests in certain funds or accounts managed by FMR or one of its affiliated advisers (collectively, "Proprietary Accounts"). A conflict of interest situation is presented where a portfolio manager considers investing a client account in securities of an issuer in which FMR, its affiliates or their (or their fund clients') respective directors, officers or employees already hold a significant position for their own account, including positions held indirectly through Proprietary Accounts. Because the 1940 Act, as well as other applicable laws and regulations, restricts certain transactions between affiliated entities or between an advisor and its clients, client accounts managed by FMR or its affiliates, including accounts sub-advised by third parties, are, in certain circumstances, prohibited from participating in offerings of such securities (including initial public offerings and other offerings occurring before or after an issuer's initial public offering) or acquiring such securities in the secondary market. For example, ownership of a company by Proprietary Accounts has, in certain situations, resulted in restrictions on FMR's and its affiliates' client accounts' ability to acquire securities in the company's initial public offering and subsequent public offerings, private offerings, and in the secondary market, and additional restrictions could arise in the future; to the extent such client accounts acquire the relevant securities after such restrictions are subsequently lifted, the delay could affect the price at which the securities are acquired.  
A conflict of interest situation is presented when FMR or its affiliates acquire, on behalf of their client accounts, securities of the same issuers whose securities are already held in Proprietary Accounts, because such investments could have the effect of increasing or supporting the value of the Proprietary Accounts. A conflict of interest situation also arises when FMR investment advisory personnel consider whether client accounts they manage should invest in an investment opportunity that they know is also being considered by an affiliate of FMR for a Proprietary Account, to the extent that not investing on behalf of such client accounts improves the ability of the Proprietary Account to take advantage of the opportunity. FMR has adopted policies and procedures and maintains a compliance program designed to help manage such actual and potential conflicts of interest.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Adam Kramer as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
8
 
10
 
1
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
1
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$23,618
 
$4,157
 
$494
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$1,673
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund ($1,673 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity® Convertible Securities Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Kramer was over $1,000,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Zach Turner as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
2
 
none
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$7,189
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$7,189
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund ($1,129 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Turner was none.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Asher Anolic as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
8
 
none
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
3
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$27,101
 
none
 
$1,742
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$9,617
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund ($7,704 (in millions) assets managed). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Anolic was none.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Jason Weiner as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
7
 
none
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$27,077
 
none
 
$1,742
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$9,594
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund ($7,704 (in millions) assets managed). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Weiner was over $1,000,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by John Sheehy as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
4
 
none
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
1
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$8,959
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$71
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund ($1,807 (in millions) assets managed). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Sheehy was $50,001 - $100,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Sean Gavin as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
8
 
2
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
4
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$20,719
 
$2,573
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$3,682
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund ($207 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Gavin was none.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Matt Fruhan as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
10
 
2
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
1
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$46,737
 
$3,928
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$4,433
 
$3,791
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund ($1,082 (in millions) assets managed). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Fruhan was none.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Becky Baker as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
5
 
11
 
1
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
1
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$23,587
 
$1,946
 
$2
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$17,282
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund ($17,282 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund beneficially owned by Ms. Baker was $100,001 - $500,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Kyle Weaver as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
4
 
7
 
2
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
1
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$20,992
 
$1,261
 
$191
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$17,282
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund ($17,282 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Weaver was over $1,000,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Matt Fruhan as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
10
 
2
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
1
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$46,737
 
$3,928
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$4,433
 
$3,791
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund ($1,178 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Large Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Fruhan was none.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Jennifer Fo Cardillo as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
4
 
none
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$5,197
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$2,729
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund ($1,724 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Small Cap Fund beneficially owned by Ms. Fo Cardillo was over $1,000,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Ingrid Chung as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
1
 
15
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
1
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$317
 
$1,542
 
$139
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$317
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Ms. Chung ($317 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Ms. Chung was $10,001 - $50,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Chad Colman as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
10
 
13
 
4
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$7,312
 
$1,737
 
$239
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$840
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Colman ($433 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Colman was $100,001 - $500,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Ali Khan as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
10
 
1
 
2
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$33,096
 
$33
 
$334
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$1,367
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Khan ($197 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Khan was $10,001 - $50,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Christopher Lee as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
11
 
21
 
4
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
3
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$108,830
 
$1,943
 
$1,389
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$11,399
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund ($1,911 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Lee was $50,001 - $100,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Laurie Mundt as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
5
 
5
 
1
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
4
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$2,612
 
$811
 
$9
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$384
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Ms. Mundt ($84 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Ms. Mundt was none.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Shadman Riaz as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
5
 
5
 
2
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
4
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$3,674
 
$811
 
$26
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$1,571
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Riaz ($221 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Riaz was $10,001 - $50,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Douglas Simmons as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
14
 
none
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
3
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$4,920
 
none
 
$963
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$1,032
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Simmons ($62 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Simmons was $100,001 - $500,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Pierre Sorel as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
13
 
2
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
3
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$15,339
 
$151
 
$279
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$973
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Sorel ($298 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Sorel was $100,001 - $500,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Samuel Wald as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
6
 
3
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$2,291
 
$147
 
$823
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$265
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Wald ($145 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Wald was $100,001 - $500,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Eddie Yoon as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
9
 
5
 
3
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
2
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$23,580
 
$689
 
$22
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$661
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes assets of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund managed by Mr. Yoon ($150 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Yoon was $10,001 - $50,000.
The following table provides information relating to other accounts managed by Matt Friedman as of November 30, 2023:
 
Registered Investment Companies*
 
Other Pooled
Investment
Vehicles
 
Other
Accounts
Number of Accounts Managed
7
 
9
 
none
Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees
4
 
none
 
none
Assets Managed (in millions)
$21,329
 
$2,022
 
none
Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)
$10,330
 
none
 
none
 
* Includes Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund ($1,903 (in millions) assets managed with performance-based advisory fees). The amount of assets managed of the fund reflects trades and other assets as of the close of the business day prior to the fund's fiscal year-end.
As of November 30, 2023, the dollar range of shares of Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund beneficially owned by Mr. Friedman was over $1,000,000.
PROXY VOTING GUIDELINES
 
Fidelity Proxy Voting Guidelines 
I. Introduction 
These guidelines are intended to help Fidelity's customers and the companies in which Fidelity invests understand how Fidelity votes proxies to further the values that have sustained Fidelity for over 75 years. Our core principles sit at the heart of our voting philosophy; putting our customers' and fund shareholders' long-term interests first and investing in companies that share our approach to creating value over the long-term guides everything we do. Fidelity generally adheres to these guidelines in voting proxies and our Stewardship Principles serve as the foundation for these guidelines. Our evaluation of proxies reflects information from many sources, including management or shareholders of a company presenting a proposal and proxy voting advisory firms. Fidelity maintains the flexibility to vote individual proxies based on our assessment of each situation.  
In evaluating proxies, Fidelity considers factors that are financially material to individual companies and investing funds' investment objectives and strategies in support of maximizing long-term shareholder value. This includes considering the company's approach to financial and operational, human, and natural capital and the impact of that approach on the potential future value of the business.
Fidelity will vote on proposals not specifically addressed by these guidelines based on an evaluation of a proposal's likelihood to enhance the long-term economic returns or profitability of the company or to maximize long-term shareholder value. Fidelity will not be influenced by business relationships or outside perspectives that may conflict with the interests of the funds and their shareholders.
II. Board of Directors and Corporate Governance 
Directors of public companies play a critical role in ensuring that a company and its management team serve the interests of its shareholders. Fidelity believes that through proxy voting, it can help ensure accountability of management teams and boards of directors, align management and shareholder interests, and monitor and assess the degree of transparency and disclosure with respect to executive compensation and board actions affecting shareholders' rights. The following general guidelines are intended to reflect these proxy voting principles.  
A. Election of Directors 
Fidelity will generally support director nominees in elections where all directors are unopposed (uncontested elections), except where board composition raises concerns, and/or where a director clearly appears to have failed to exercise reasonable judgment or otherwise failed to sufficiently protect the interests of shareholders.  
Fidelity will evaluate board composition and generally will oppose the election of certain or all directors if, by way of example:  
1. Inside or affiliated directors serve on boards that are not composed of a majority of independent directors.
2. There is no gender diversity on the board, or if a board of ten or more members has fewer than two gender diverse directors.
3. There are no racially or ethnically diverse directors.
4. The director is a public company CEO who sits on more than two unaffiliated public company boards.
5. The director, other than a CEO, sits on more than five unaffiliated public company boards.
Fidelity will evaluate board actions and generally will oppose the election of certain or all directors if, by way of example:
1. The director attended fewer than 75% of the total number of meetings of the board and its committees on which the director served during the company's prior fiscal year, absent extenuating circumstances.  
2. The company made a commitment to modify a proposal or practice to conform to these guidelines, and failed to act on that commitment.  
3. For reasons described below under the sections entitled Compensation and Anti-Takeover Provisions and Director Elections.
B. Contested Director Elections 
On occasion, directors are forced to compete for election against outside director nominees (contested elections). Fidelity believes that strong management creates long-term shareholder value. As a result, Fidelity generally will vote in support of management of companies in which the funds' assets are invested. Fidelity will vote its proxy on a case-by-case basis in a contested election, taking into consideration a number of factors, amongst others:  
1. Management's track record and strategic plan for enhancing shareholder value;
2. The long-term performance of the company compared to its industry peers; and
3. The qualifications of the shareholder's and management's nominees.
Fidelity will vote for the outcome it believes has the best prospects for maximizing shareholder value over the long-term.
C. Cumulative Voting Rights 
Under cumulative voting, each shareholder may exercise the number of votes equal to the number of shares owned multiplied by the number of directors up for election. Shareholders may cast all of their votes for a single nominee (or multiple nominees in varying amounts). With regular (non-cumulative) voting, by contrast, shareholders cannot allocate more than one vote per share to any one director nominee. Fidelity believes that cumulative voting can be detrimental to the overall strength of a board. Generally, therefore, Fidelity will oppose the introduction of, and support the elimination of, cumulative voting rights.  
D. Classified Boards 
A classified board is one that elects only a percentage of its members each year (usually one-third of directors are elected to serve a three-year term). This means that at each annual meeting only a subset of directors is up for re-election. Fidelity believes that, in general, classified boards are not as accountable to shareholders as declassified boards. For this and other reasons, Fidelity generally will oppose a board's adoption of a classified board structure and support declassification of existing boards.  
E. Independent Chairperson 
In general, Fidelity believes that boards should have a process and criteria for selecting the board chair, and will oppose shareholder proposals calling for, or recommending the appointment of, a non-executive or independent chairperson. If, however, based on particular facts and circumstances, Fidelity believes that appointment of a non-executive or independent chairperson appears likely to further the interests of shareholders and promote effective oversight of management by the board of directors, Fidelity will consider voting to support a proposal for an independent chairperson under such circumstances.  
F. Majority Voting in Director Elections 
In general, Fidelity supports proposals calling for directors to be elected by a majority of votes cast if the proposal permits election by a plurality in the case of contested elections (where, for example, there are more nominees than board seats). Fidelity may oppose a majority voting shareholder proposal where a company's board has adopted a policy requiring the resignation of an incumbent director who fails to receive the support of a majority of the votes cast in an uncontested election.  
G. Proxy Access 
Proxy access proposals generally require a company to amend its by-laws to allow a qualifying shareholder or group of shareholders to nominate directors on a company's proxy ballot. Fidelity believes that certain safeguards as to ownership threshold and duration of ownership are important to assure that proxy access is not misused by those without a significant economic interest in the company or those driven by short term goals. Fidelity will evaluate proxy access proposals on a case-by-case basis, but generally will support proposals that include ownership of at least 3% (5% in the case of small-cap companies) of the company's shares outstanding for at least three years; limit the number of directors that eligible shareholders may nominate to 20% of the board; and limit to 20 the number of shareholders that may form a nominating group.  
H. Indemnification of Directors and Officers 
In many instances there are sound reasons to indemnify officers and directors, so that they may perform their duties without the distraction of unwarranted litigation or other legal process. Fidelity generally supports charter and by-law amendments expanding the indemnification of officers or directors, or limiting their liability for breaches of care unless Fidelity is dissatisfied with their performance or the proposal is accompanied by anti-takeover provisions (see Anti-Takeover Provisions and Shareholders Rights Plans below).  
III. Compensation 
Incentive compensation plans can be complicated and many factors are considered when evaluating such plans. Fidelity evaluates such plans based on protecting shareholder interests and our historical knowledge of the company and its management.  
A. Equity Compensation Plans 
Fidelity encourages the use of reasonably designed equity compensation plans that align the interest of management with those of shareholders by providing officers and employees with incentives to increase long-term shareholder value. Fidelity considers whether such plans are too dilutive to existing shareholders because dilution reduces the voting power or economic interest of existing shareholders as a result of an increase in shares available for distribution to employees in lieu of cash compensation. Fidelity will generally oppose equity compensation plans or amendments to authorize additional shares under such plans if:  
1. The company grants stock options and equity awards in a given year at a rate higher than a benchmark rate ("burn rate") considered appropriate by Fidelity and there were no circumstances specific to the company or the compensation plans that leads Fidelity to conclude that the rate of awards is otherwise acceptable.  
2. The plan includes an evergreen provision, which is a feature that provides for an automatic increase in the shares available for grant under an equity compensation plan on a regular basis.  
3. The plan provides for the acceleration of vesting of equity compensation even though an actual change in control may not occur.  
As to stock option plans, considerations include the following:
1. Pricing: We believe that options should be priced at 100% of fair market value on the date they are granted. We generally oppose options priced at a discount to the market, although the price may be as low as 85% of fair market value if the discount is expressly granted in lieu of salary or cash bonus.  
2. Re-pricing: An "out-of-the-money" (or underwater) option has an exercise price that is higher than the current price of the stock. We generally oppose the re-pricing of underwater options because it is not consistent with a policy of offering options as a form of long-term compensation. Fidelity also generally opposes a stock option plan if the board or compensation committee has re-priced options outstanding in the past two years without shareholder approval.  
Fidelity generally will support a management proposal to exchange, re-price or tender for cash, outstanding options if the proposed exchange, re-pricing, or tender offer is consistent with the interests of shareholders, taking into account a variety of factors such as:  
1. Whether the proposal excludes senior management and directors;
2. Whether the exchange or re-pricing proposal is value neutral to shareholders based upon an acceptable pricing model;
3. The company's relative performance compared to other companies within the relevant industry or industries;
4. Economic and other conditions affecting the relevant industry or industries in which the company competes; and
5. Any other facts or circumstances relevant to determining whether an exchange or re-pricing proposal is consistent with the interests of shareholders.  
B. Employee Stock Purchase Plans 
These plans are designed to allow employees to purchase company stock at a discounted price and receive favorable tax treatment when the stock is sold. Fidelity generally will support employee stock purchase plans if the minimum stock purchase price is equal to or greater than 85% (or at least 75% in the case of non-U.S. companies where a lower minimum stock purchase price is equal to the prevailing "best practices" in that market) of the stock's fair market value and the plan constitutes a reasonable effort to encourage broad based participation in the company's stock.  
IV. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Say on Pay) and Frequency of Say on Pay Vote 
Current law requires companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on the compensation for named executive officers, as well as the frequency of such votes. Fidelity generally will support proposals to ratify executive compensation unless the compensation appears misaligned with shareholder interests or is otherwise problematic, taking into account:  
- The actions taken by the board or compensation committee in the previous year, including whether the company re-priced or exchanged outstanding stock options without shareholder approval; adopted or extended a golden parachute without shareholder approval; or adequately addressed concerns communicated by Fidelity in the process of discussing executive compensation;  
- The alignment of executive compensation and company performance relative to peers; and
- The structure of the compensation program, including factors such as whether incentive plan metrics are appropriate, rigorous and transparent; whether the long-term element of the compensation program is evaluated over at least a three-year period; the sensitivity of pay to below median performance; the amount and nature of non-performance-based compensation; the justification and rationale behind paying discretionary bonuses; the use of stock ownership guidelines and amount of executive stock ownership; and how well elements of compensation are disclosed.  
When presented with a frequency of Say on Pay vote, Fidelity generally will support holding an annual advisory vote on Say on Pay.  
A. Compensation Committee 
Directors serving on the compensation committee of the Board have a special responsibility to ensure that management is appropriately compensated and that compensation, among other things, fairly reflects the performance of the company. Fidelity believes that compensation should align with company performance as measured by key business metrics. Compensation policies should align the interests of executives with those of shareholders. Further, the compensation program should be disclosed in a transparent and timely manner.  
Fidelity will oppose the election of directors on the compensation committee if:
1.The compensation appears misaligned with shareholder interests or is otherwise problematic and results in concerns with:
a)The alignment of executive compensation and company performance relative to peers; and
b)The structure of the compensation program, including factors outlined above under the section entitled Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Say on Pay) and Frequency of Say on Pay Vote.
2. The company has not adequately addressed concerns communicated by Fidelity in the process of discussing executive compensation.
3. Within the last year, and without shareholder approval, a company's board of directors or compensation committee has either:
a) Re-priced outstanding options, exchanged outstanding options for equity, or tendered cash for outstanding options; or
b) Adopted or extended a golden parachute.
B. Executive Severance Agreements 
Executive severance compensation and benefit arrangements resulting from a termination following a change in control are known as "golden parachutes." Fidelity generally will oppose proposals to ratify golden parachutes where the arrangement includes an excise tax gross-up provision; single trigger for cash incentives; or may result in a lump sum payment of cash and acceleration of equity that may total more than three times annual compensation (salary and bonus) in the event of a termination following a change in control.  
V. Natural and Human Capital Issues 
As part of our efforts to maximize long-term shareholder value, we incorporate consideration of human and natural capital issues into our evaluation of a company if our research has demonstrated an issue is financially material to that company and the investing funds' investment objectives and strategies.
Fidelity generally considers management's recommendation and current practice when voting on shareholder proposals concerning human and natural capital issues because it generally believes that management and the board are in the best position to determine how to address these matters. Fidelity, however, also believes that transparency is critical to sound corporate governance. Fidelity evaluates shareholder proposals concerning natural and human capital topics. To engage and vote more effectively on the growing number of submitted proposals on these topics, we developed a four-point decision-making framework. In general, Fidelity will more likely support proposals that:
•Address a topic that our research has identified as financially material;
•Provide disclosure of new or additional information to investors without being overly prescriptive;
•Provide valuable information to the business or investors by improving the landscape of investment-decision relevant information or contributing to our understanding of a company's processes and governance of the topic in question; and
•Are realistic or practical for the company to comply with.
VI. Anti-Takeover Provisions and Shareholders Rights Plans 
Fidelity generally will oppose a proposal to adopt an anti-takeover provision.
Anti-takeover provisions include:
- classified boards;
- "blank check" preferred stock (whose terms and conditions may be expressly determined by the company's board, for example, with differential voting rights);  
- golden parachutes;
- supermajority provisions (that require a large majority (generally between 67-90%) of shareholders to approve corporate changes as compared to a majority provision that simply requires more than 50% of shareholders to approve those changes);  
- poison pills;
- provisions restricting the right to call special meetings;
- provisions restricting the right of shareholders to set board size; and
- any other provision that eliminates or limits shareholder rights.
A. Shareholders Rights Plans ("poison pills") 
Poison pills allow shareholders opposed to a takeover offer to purchase stock at discounted prices under certain circumstances and effectively give boards veto power over any takeover offer. While there are advantages and disadvantages to poison pills, they can be detrimental to the creation of shareholder value and can help entrench management by deterring acquisition offers not favored by the board, but that may, in fact, be beneficial to shareholders.  
Fidelity generally will support a proposal to adopt or extend a poison pill if the proposal:
1. Includes a condition in the charter or plan that specifies an expiration date (sunset provision) of no greater than five years;  
2. Is integral to a business strategy that is expected to result in greater value for the shareholders;
3. Requires shareholder approval to be reinstated upon expiration or if amended;
4. Contains a mechanism to allow shareholders to consider a bona fide takeover offer for all outstanding shares without triggering the poison pill; and  
5. Allows the Fidelity funds to hold an aggregate position of up to 20% of a company's total voting securities, where permissible.
Fidelity generally also will support a proposal that is crafted only for the purpose of protecting a specific tax benefit if it also believes the proposal is likely to enhance long-term economic returns or maximize long-term shareholder value.  
B. Shareholder Ability to Call a Special Meeting 
Fidelity generally will support shareholder proposals regarding shareholders' right to call special meetings if the threshold required to call the special meeting is no less than 25% of the outstanding stock.  
C. Shareholder Ability to Act by Written Consent 
Fidelity generally will support proposals regarding shareholders' right to act by written consent if the proposals include appropriate mechanisms for implementation. This means that proposals must include record date requests from at least 25% of the outstanding stockholders and consents must be solicited from all shareholders.  
D. Supermajority Shareholder Vote Requirement 
Fidelity generally will support proposals regarding supermajority provisions if Fidelity believes that the provisions protect minority shareholder interests in companies where there is a substantial or dominant shareholder.  
VII. Anti-Takeover Provisions and Director Elections 
Fidelity will oppose the election of all directors or directors on responsible committees if the board adopted or extended an anti-takeover provision without shareholder approval.  
Fidelity will consider supporting the election of directors with respect to poison pills if:
- All of the poison pill's features outlined under the Anti-Takeover Provisions and Shareholders Rights section above are met when a poison pill is adopted or extended.  
- A board is willing to consider seeking shareholder ratification of, or adding the features outlined under the Anti-Takeover Provisions and Shareholders Rights Plans section above to, an existing poison pill. If, however, the company does not take appropriate action prior to the next annual shareholder meeting, Fidelity will oppose the election of all directors at that meeting.  
- It determines that the poison pill was narrowly tailored to protect a specific tax benefit, and subject to an evaluation of its likelihood to enhance long-term economic returns or maximize long-term shareholder value.  
VIII. Capital Structure and Incorporation 
These guidelines are designed to protect shareholders' value in the companies in which the Fidelity funds invest. To the extent a company's management is committed and incentivized to maximize shareholder value, Fidelity generally votes in favor of management proposals; Fidelity may vote contrary to management where a proposal is overly dilutive to shareholders and/or compromises shareholder value or other interests. The guidelines that follow are meant to protect shareholders in these respects.  
A. Increases in Common Stock 
Fidelity may support reasonable increases in authorized shares for a specific purpose (a stock split or re-capitalization, for example). Fidelity generally will oppose a provision to increase a company's authorized common stock if such increase will result in a total number of authorized shares greater than three times the current number of outstanding and scheduled to be issued shares, including stock options.  
In the case of real estate investment trusts (REITs), however, Fidelity will oppose a provision to increase the REIT's authorized common stock if the increase will result in a total number of authorized shares greater than five times the current number of outstanding and scheduled to be issued shares.  
B. Multi-Class Share Structures 
Fidelity generally will support proposals to recapitalize multi-class share structures into structures that provide equal voting rights for all shareholders, and generally will oppose proposals to introduce or increase classes of stock with differential voting rights. However, Fidelity will evaluate all such proposals in the context of their likelihood to enhance long-term economic returns or maximize long-term shareholder value.  
C. Incorporation or Reincorporation in another State or Country 
Fidelity generally will support management proposals calling for, or recommending that, a company reincorporate in another state or country if, on balance, the economic and corporate governance factors in the proposed jurisdiction appear reasonably likely to be better aligned with shareholder interests, taking into account the corporate laws of the current and proposed jurisdictions and any changes to the company's current and proposed governing documents. Fidelity will consider supporting these shareholder proposals in limited cases if, based upon particular facts and circumstances, remaining incorporated in the current jurisdiction appears misaligned with shareholder interests.  
IX. Shares of Fidelity Funds or other non-Fidelity Funds 
When a Fidelity fund invests in an underlying Fidelity fund with public shareholders or a non-Fidelity investment company or business development company, Fidelity will generally vote in the same proportion as all other voting shareholders of the underlying fund (this is known as "echo voting"). Fidelity may not vote if "echo voting" is not operationally practical or not permitted under applicable laws and regulations. For Fidelity fund investments in a Fidelity Series Fund, Fidelity generally will vote in a manner consistent with the recommendation of the Fidelity Series Fund's Board of Trustees on all proposals, except where not permitted under applicable laws and regulations.
X. Foreign Markets 
Many Fidelity funds invest in voting securities issued by companies that are domiciled outside the United States and are not listed on a U.S. securities exchange. Corporate governance standards, legal or regulatory requirements and disclosure practices in foreign countries can differ from those in the United States. When voting proxies relating to non-U.S. securities, Fidelity generally will evaluate proposals under these guidelines and where applicable and feasible, take into consideration differing laws, regulations and practices in the relevant foreign market in determining how to vote shares.  
In certain non-U.S. jurisdictions, shareholders voting shares of a company may be restricted from trading the shares for a period of time around the shareholder meeting date. Because these trading restrictions can hinder portfolio management and could result in a loss of liquidity for a fund, Fidelity generally will not vote proxies in circumstances where such restrictions apply. In addition, certain non-U.S. jurisdictions require voting shareholders to disclose current share ownership on a fund-by-fund basis. When such disclosure requirements apply, Fidelity generally will not vote proxies in order to safeguard fund holdings information.  
XI. Securities on Loan 
Securities on loan as of a record date cannot be voted. In certain circumstances, Fidelity may recall a security on loan before record date (for example, in a particular contested director election or a noteworthy merger or acquisition). Generally, however, securities out on loan remain on loan and are not voted because, for example, the income a fund derives from the loan outweighs the benefit the fund receives from voting the security. In addition, Fidelity may not be able to recall and vote loaned securities if Fidelity is unaware of relevant information before record date, or is otherwise unable to timely recall securities on loan.  
XII. Compliance with Legal Obligations and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest 
Voting of shares is conducted in a manner consistent with Fidelity's fiduciary obligations to the funds and all applicable laws and regulations. In other words, Fidelity votes in a manner consistent with these guidelines and in the best interests of the funds and their shareholders, and without regard to any other Fidelity companies' business relationships.  
Fidelity takes its responsibility to vote shares in the best interests of the funds seriously and has implemented policies and procedures to address actual and potential conflicts of interest.  
XIII. Conclusion 
Since its founding more than 75 years ago, Fidelity has been driven by two fundamental values: 1) putting the long-term interests of our customers and fund shareholders first; and 2) investing in companies that share our approach to creating value over the long-term. With these fundamental principles as guideposts, the funds are managed to provide the greatest possible return to shareholders consistent with governing laws and the investment guidelines and objectives of each fund.  
Fidelity believes that there is a strong correlation between sound corporate governance and enhancing shareholder value. Fidelity, through the implementation of these guidelines, puts this belief into action through consistent engagement with portfolio companies on matters contained in these guidelines, and, ultimately, through the exercise of voting rights by the funds.  
Glossary 
  • Burn rate means the total number of stock option and full value equity awards granted as compensation in a given year divided by the weighted average common stock outstanding for that same year.  
                    - For a large-capitalization company, burn rate higher than 1.5%.
                    - For a small-capitalization company, burn rate higher than 2.5%.
             - For a micro-capitalization company, burn rate higher than 3.5%.
  • Golden parachute means employment contracts, agreements, or policies that include an excise tax gross-up provision; single trigger for cash incentives; or may result in a lump sum payment of cash and acceleration of equity that may total more than three times annual compensation (salary and bonus) in the event of a termination following a change in control.  
  • Large-capitalization company means a company included in the Russell 1000® Index or the Russell Global ex-U.S. Large Cap Index.  
  • Micro-capitalization company means a company with market capitalization under US $300 million.
  • Poison pill refers to a strategy employed by a potential takeover / target company to make its stock less attractive to an acquirer. Poison pills are generally designed to dilute the acquirer's ownership and value in the event of a takeover.  
  • Small-capitalization company means a company not included in the Russell 1000® Index or the Russell Global ex-U.S. Large Cap Index that is not a Micro-Capitalization Company.  
To view a fund's proxy voting record for the most recent 12-month period ended June 30, if applicable, visit www.fidelity.com/proxyvotingresults or visit the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov.
 
DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
Each fund has entered into a distribution agreement with Fidelity Distributors Company LLC (FDC), an affiliate of FMR. The principal business address of FDC is 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917. FDC is a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
A fund's distribution agreement calls for FDC to use all reasonable efforts, consistent with its other business, to secure purchasers for shares of the funds, which are continuously offered.
Promotional and administrative expenses in connection with the offer and sale of shares are paid by FMR.
Sales charge revenues collected and retained by FDC for the fiscal year(s) ended November 30, 2023, 2022, and 2021 are shown in the following table.
 
 
Sales Charge Revenue
CDSC Revenue
Fund
 Fiscal Year Ended
      Amount
       Paid to
         FDC
        Amount
      Retained By
           FDC
        Amount
         Paid to
           FDC
        Amount
      Retained By
         FDC
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class A
2023
$23,604
$12,791
$9
$9
 
2022
$27,096
$15,256
$6
$6
 
2021
$54,817
$34,434
$200
$200
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class M
2023
$1,396
$576
$0
$0
 
2022
$2,733
$598
$2
$2
 
2021
$7,333
$2,569
$239
$239
Fidelity Advisor® Convertible Securities Fund - Class C
2023
$0
$0
$217
$217
 
2022
$0
$0
$240
$240
 
2021
$0
$0
$699
$699
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class A
2023
$236,199
$103,498
$1,192
$1,192
 
2022
$235,043
$105,277
$1,327
$1,327
 
2021
$225,087
$89,544
$429
$429
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class M
2023
$36,248
$7,542
$19
$19
 
2022
$49,723
$11,152
$232
$232
 
2021
$47,761
$11,342
$52
$52
Fidelity Advisor® Dividend Growth Fund - Class C
2023
$0
$0
$554
$554
 
2022
$0
$0
$2,247
$2,247
 
2021
$0
$0
$2,020
$2,020
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class A
2023
$984,021
$543,475
$1,184
$1,184
 
2022
$693,515
$333,568
$1,853
$1,853
 
2021
$808,629
$368,538
$4,729
$4,729
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class M
2023
$103,704
$32,517
$49
$49
 
2022
$108,500
$30,947
$207
$207
 
2021
$121,634
$33,690
$61
$61
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Growth Fund - Class C
2023
$0
$0
$3,554
$4,132
 
2022
$0
$0
$1,877
$1,877
 
2021
$0
$0
$9,019
$9,019
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class A
2023
$274,697
$111,221
$1,722
$1,722
 
2022
$285,744
$104,072
$1,490
$1,490
 
2021
$234,110
$92,902
$512
$512
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class M
2023
$54,378
$12,270
$52
$52
 
2022
$62,157
$17,003
$38
$38
 
2021
$55,784
$13,718
$58
$58
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Income Fund - Class C
2023
$0
$0
$2,590
$2,590
 
2022
$0
$0
$2,399
$2,399
 
2021
$0
$0
$2,267
$2,267
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class A
2023
$75,600
$32,085
$165
$165
 
2022
$102,689
$44,939
$127
$127
 
2021
$102,996
$44,447
$169
$169
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class M
2023
$8,431
$2,597
$4
$4
 
2022
$9,856
$3,605
$19
$19
 
2021
$15,255
$4,057
$8
$8
Fidelity Advisor® Equity Value Fund - Class C
2023
$0
$0
$325
$325
 
2022
$0
$0
$705
$705
 
2021
$0
$0
$477
$477
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class A
2023
$363,537
$187,325
$1,323
$1,323
 
2022
$406,798
$187,303
$1,043
$1,043
 
2021
$252,379
$100,404
$1,041
$1,041
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class M
2023
$47,959
$13,505
$103
$103
 
2022
$47,207
$11,514
$29
$29
 
2021
$43,133
$10,352
$184
$184
Fidelity Advisor® Growth & Income Fund - Class C
2023
$0
$0
$817
$817
 
2022
$0
$0
$1,263
$1,263
 
2021
$0
$0
$1,575
$1,575
Fidelity Advisor® Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A
2023
$2,467,342
$1,523,054
$1,919
$1,919
 
2022
$2,949,001
$1,764,488
$5,811
$5,811
 
2021
$5,105,518
$3,258,827
$8,209