The Investment Option primarily seeks to provide capital appreciation and secondarily provide moderate current income.
The Investment Option invests in four Vanguard stock index funds, one Schwab index ETF, three Vanguard bond index funds and one BlackRock (iShares) bond index fund. Through its investment in these Underlying Investments, the Investment Option allocates approximately 45% of its assets to stocks and 55% of its assets to investment-grade bonds.
The Investment Option has a number of investment related risks. For a list and descriptions of the risks associated with the Vanguard funds, BlackRock funds and Schwab funds, see Explanations of Investment Risk Factors in the Plan Disclosure Statement.