Wells Fargo Funds Trust

09/28/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/28/2021 12:15

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Summary Prospectus
October 1, 2021

Wells Fargo Spectrum Aggressive Growth Fund

Class/Ticker: Class A - WEAFX - Class C - WEACX

Link to Prospectus

Link to SAI

Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund's prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund's prospectus, reports to shareholders and other information about the Fund online at wellsfargofunds.com/reports. You can also get information at no cost by calling 1-800-222-8222, or by sending an email request to [email protected] The current prospectus ("Prospectus") and statement of additional information ("SAI"), dated October 1, 2021, as supplemented from time to time, are incorporated by reference into this summary prospectus. The Fund's SAI may be obtained, free of charge, in the same manner as the Prospectus.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation with no emphasis on income.

Fees and Expenses

These tables are intended to help you understand the various costs and expenses you will pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the aggregate in specified classes of certain Wells Fargo Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in "Share Class Features" and "Reductions and Waivers of Sales Charges" on pages 47 and 48 of the Prospectus and "Additional Purchase and Redemption Information" on page 86 of the Statement of Additional Information. Investors who purchase through certain intermediaries may be subject to different sales charge discounts than those outlined shares in these sections. Please see Appendix A on page 69 for further information.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

Class A

Class C

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

5.75%

None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of offering price)

None1

1.00%

1. Investments of $1 million or more are not subject to a front-end sales charge but generally will be subject to a deferred sales charge of 1.00% if redeemed within 18 months from the date of purchase.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A

Class C

Management Fees

0.25%

0.25%

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

0.00%

0.75%

Other Expenses

0.51%

0.51%

Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses

0.27%

0.27%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses1

1.03%

1.78%

Fee Waivers

(0.01)%

(0.01)%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers1,2

1.02%

1.77%

1. The expense ratio shown does not correlate to the corresponding expense ratio shown in the Financial Highlights, which reflects only the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include any acquired fund fees and expenses.
2. The Manager has contractually committed through September 30, 2022, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the expenses of each class after fee waivers at 0.75% for Class A, and 1.50% for Class C. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses (if any), net expenses from affiliated master portfolios, and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the expense cap. Prior to or after the commitment expiration date, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

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Example of Expenses

The example below is intended to help you compare the costs of investing in the Fund with the costs of investing in other funds. The example assumes a $10,000 initial investment, 5% annual total return, and that fees and expenses remain the same as in the tables above. To the extent that the Manager is waiving fees or reimbursing expenses, the example assumes that such waiver or reimbursement will only be in place through the date noted above. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:

Assuming Redemption at End of Period

Assuming No Redemption

After:

Class A

Class C

Class C

1 Year

$673

$280

$180

3 Years

$883

$559

$559

5 Years

$1,110

$964

$964

10 Years

$1,761

$2,094

$2,094

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 82% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund is a fund-of-funds that invests in various affiliated and unaffiliated mutual funds and exchange-traded funds ("Underlying Funds") to pursue its investment objective. We seek to achieve the Fund's investment objective by investing at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in equity securities (through investment in Underlying Funds). The Fund is a diversified equity investment that consists of Underlying Funds that employ different and complementary investment styles to provide potential for growth. These equity styles include large company, small company, and international. Additionally, we may invest up to 20% of the Fund's net assets in bond or alternative-style asset classes (through investment in Underlying Funds).

Depending on market conditions, some equity asset classes will perform better than others. The Fund's broad diversification across equity styles and the use of tactical allocation between equity styles may help to reduce the overall impact of poor performance in any one equity asset class.

We employ both quantitative analysis and qualitative judgments in making tactical allocations among various Underlying Funds. Quantitative analysis involves the use of proprietary asset allocation models, which employ various valuation techniques. Qualitative judgments are made based on assessments of a number of factors, including economic conditions, corporate earnings, monetary policy, market valuations, investor sentiment, and market technicals. Changes to effective allocations in the Fund may be implemented with index futures contracts or by buying and selling Underlying Funds, or both.

The Fund incorporates a futures overlay strategy that contains two specific risk management components: 1.) Volatility Management Overlay (VMO) and 2.) Tail Risk Management (TRM). Together these strategies will allow the Fund to attempt to manage short-term volatility, mitigate risk and/or improve returns under certain market conditions. To execute this overlay strategy, the Fund invests in long and/or short positions in exchange-traded futures contracts across a variety of asset classes, which include, but are not limited to, stocks, bonds, and currencies.

1. The Volatility Management Overlay (VMO) seeks to keep the Fund's short-term volatility in-line with its strategic long-term target. The VMO uses quantitative inputs and strives to decrease the portfolio's effective equity exposure when projected equity market volatility is higher than average, and increasing the portfolio's effective equity exposure when projected equity market volatility is lower than average. The VMO may increase exposures to a given asset class under certain market conditions while decreasing exposure during others.

2. Tail Risk Management (TRM) is a quantitatively driven, structured hedging component developed to help reduce portfolio losses during severe market downturns. TRM will only seek to decrease market exposure under certain market conditions. When a portfolio breaches a certain value on the downside, downside protection (or hedge) may be added to decrease market exposure using futures. This component also systematically takes hedge profit by reducing downside protection after a severe portfolio decline.

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Portfolio Asset Allocation

The following table provides the Fund's neutral allocation and target ranges.

Asset Class

Neutral Allocation

Range1

US Large Cap Stock Funds

60%

50% to 70%

US Small Cap Stock Funds

10%

0% to 20%

International Stock Funds

30%

20% to 40%

Alternative/Bond Funds

0%

0% to 20%

Volatility Management Overlay

0%

-10% to 10%

Tail Risk Management

0%

-60% to 0%

1. Negative values represent short positions in futures contracts that may be taken using the applicable overlay strategy.

Principal Investment Risks

An investment in the Fund may lose money, is not a deposit of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its affiliates, is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, and is primarily subject to the risks briefly summarized below.

Market Risk. The values of, and/or the income generated by, securities held by the Fund may decline due to general market conditions or other factors, including those directly involving the issuers of such securities. Securities markets are volatile and may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, regulatory, political, or economic developments. Different sectors of the market and different security types may react differently to such developments.

Equity Securities Risk. The values of equity securities may experience periods of substantial price volatility and may decline significantly over short time periods. In general, the values of equity securities are more volatile than those of debt securities. Equity securities fluctuate in value and price in response to factors specific to the issuer of the security, such as management performance, financial condition, and market demand for the issuer's products or services, as well as factors unrelated to the fundamental condition of the issuer, including general market, economic and political conditions. Different parts of a market, industry and sector may react differently to adverse issuer, market, regulatory, political, and economic developments.

Underlying Funds Risk. The risks associated with a Fund include the risks related to each Underlying Fund in which the Fund invests.

Alternative Investment Risk. Alternative investment strategies, which may include, but are not limited to, investing in or having exposure to real estate, commodities (including precious metals), foreign currency, natural resources and other non-traditional investments, or following managed futures, event driven, global multi-asset, long-short, market neutral or other tactical investment strategies, may involve complex securities types or transactions and extensive short positions and/or focus on narrow segments of the market, which may increase and/or magnify the overall risks and volatility associated with the strategies.

Derivatives Risk. The use of derivatives, such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than mitigate risk. Certain derivative instruments may be difficult to sell when the portfolio manager believes it would be appropriate to do so, or the other party to a derivative contract may be unwilling or unable to fulfill its contractual obligations.

Emerging Markets Risk. Emerging market securities typically present even greater exposure to the risks described under "Foreign Investment Risk" and may be particularly sensitive to global economic conditions. Emerging market securities are also typically less liquid than securities of developed countries and could be difficult to sell, particularly during a market downturn.

Foreign Investment Risk. Foreign investments may be subject to lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Foreign investments may involve exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates and may be subject to higher withholding and other taxes.

Futures Contracts Risk. A Fund that uses futures contracts, which are a type of derivative, is subject to the risk of loss caused by unanticipated market movements. In addition, there may at times be an imperfect correlation between the movement in the prices of futures contracts and the value of their underlying instruments or indexes, and there may at times not be a liquid secondary market for certain futures contracts.

Growth/Value Investing Risk. Securities that exhibit growth or value characteristics tend to perform differently and shift into and out of favor with investors depending on changes in market and economic sentiment and conditions.

Management Risk. Investment decisions, techniques, analyses or models implemented by a Fund's manager or sub-adviser in seeking to achieve the Fund's investment objective may not produce expected returns, may cause the Fund's shares to lose value or may cause the Fund to underperform other funds with similar investment objectives.

Smaller Company Securities Risk. Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies.

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Performance

The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance before and after taxes is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's website at wfam.com.

Calendar Year Total Returns for Class C as of 12/31 each year2
(Returns do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did)

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Highest Quarter:
June 30, 2020

+17.51%

Lowest Quarter:
September 30, 2011

-17.23%

Year-to-date total return as of June 30, 2021 is +12.95%

Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/2020 (returns reflect applicable sales charges)1,2

Inception Date of Share Class

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Class A (before taxes)

2/10/2017

16.02%

11.48%

9.21%

Class C (before taxes)

10/1/1997

21.21%

12.15%

9.53%

Class C (after taxes on distributions)

10/1/1997

18.02%

9.82%

8.39%

Class C (after taxes on distributions and the sale of Fund Shares)

10/1/1997

14.68%

9.28%

7.64%

Spectrum Aggressive Growth Blended Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)3

17.79%

13.51%

11.13%

MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)

10.65%

8.93%

4.92%

Russell 3000® Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)

20.89%

15.43%

13.79%

1. Historical performance for the Class A shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Class C shares and includes the higher expenses applicable to the Class C shares. If these expenses had not been included, returns for the Class A shares would be higher.
2. Prior to February 13, 2017, historical performance shown for the Class C shares reflects the performance of the Fund's predecessor WealthBuilder Portfolio share class and does not reflect the front-end sales load previously attributable to the predecessor class. The expenses for Class C shares and the predecessor share class are similar.
3. Source: Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. The Spectrum Aggressive Growth Blended Index is composed 70% of the Russell 3000® Index and 30% of the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net). Effective November 2, 2020, the WealthBuilder Equity Blended Index was renamed the Spectrum Aggressive Growth Blended Index. You cannot invest directly in an index.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. After-tax returns are shown for only one class of shares. After-tax returns for any other class will vary.

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Fund Management

Manager

Sub-Adviser

Portfolio Manager, Title/Managed Since

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Wells Capital Management, LLC

Kandarp R. Acharya, CFA, FRM, Portfolio Manager / 2013
Christian L. Chan, CFA, Portfolio Manager / 2013
Travis L. Keshemberg, CFA, CIPM, FRM,Portfolio Manager / 2018

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

In general, you can buy or sell shares of the Fund online or by mail, phone or wire on any day the New York Stock Exchange is open for regular trading. You also may buy and sell shares through a financial professional.

Minimum Investments

To Buy or Sell Shares

Minimum Initial Investment
Regular Accounts: $1,000
IRAs, IRA Rollovers, Roth IRAs: $250
UGMA/UTMA Accounts: $50
Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans: No Minimum

Minimum Additional Investment
Regular Accounts, IRAs, IRA Rollovers, Roth IRAs: $100
UGMA/UTMA Accounts: $50
Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans: No Minimum

Mail: Wells Fargo Funds
P.O. Box 219967
Kansas City, MO 64121-9967
Online: wfam.com
Phone or Wire: 1-800-222-8222

Contact your financial professional.

Tax Information

Any distributions you receive from the Fund may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. However, subsequent withdrawals from such a tax-advantaged investment plan may be subject to federal income tax. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation.

Payments to Intermediaries

If you purchase a Fund through an intermediary, the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Consult your financial professional or visit your intermediary's website for more information.

Link to Prospectus

Link to SAI

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE
PROSPECTUSES AND SUMMARY PROSPECTUSES
OF
WELLS FARGO ALTERNATIVE FUNDS
WELLS FARGO COREBUILDER SHARES
WELLS FARGO FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MONEY MARKET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MULTI-ASSET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MUNICIPAL FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO SPECIALTY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO TARGET DATE RETIREMENT FUNDS
WELLS FARGO U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO VARIABLE TRUST FUNDS
(Each a "Fund", together the "Funds")

On February 23, 2021, Wells Fargo & Company ("Wells Fargo") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Wells Fargo Asset Management ("WFAM") to GTCR LLC ("GTCR") and Reverence Capital Partners, L.P. ("Reverence Capital Partners"). WFAM is the trade name used by the asset management businesses of Wells Fargo and includes Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, the investment manager to the Funds, Wells Capital Management Incorporated and Wells Fargo Asset Management (International) Limited, both registered investment advisers providing sub-advisory services to certain Funds, and Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, the Funds' principal underwriter. Under the terms of the agreement, the purchase price is $2.1 billion. As part of the transaction, Wells Fargo will own a 9.9% equity interest and will continue to serve as an important client and distribution partner.

Consummation of the transaction will result in the automatic termination of each Fund's investment management agreement and sub-advisory agreement(s). The Funds' Boards of Trustees (the "Boards") will be asked to approve new investment management arrangements with the new company. If approved by the Boards, and to the extent required by applicable law, the new investment management arrangements with the new company will be presented to the shareholders of each Fund for approval, and, if approved by shareholders, would take effect upon the closing of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Healthcare, Financial Services & Technology, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, and Growth Business Services Industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered The Leaders Strategy™ - finding and partnering with management leaders in core domains to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $20 billion in over 250 companies.

Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence-oriented investments in five sectors: (1) Depositories and Finance Companies, (2) Asset and Wealth Management, (3) Insurance, (4) Capital Markets and (5) Financial Technology/Payments. The firm was founded in 2013 by Milton Berlinski, Peter Aberg, and Alex Chulack, who collectively bring over 90 years of advisory and investing experience across a wide range of financial services sectors.

February 23, 2021

AFAM021/P503SP

SUPPLEMENT TO THE
PROSPECTUSES, SUMMARY PROSPECTUSES AND STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
OF
WELLS FARGO ALTERNATIVE FUNDS
WELLS FARGO COREBUILDER SHARES
WELLS FARGO FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MONEY MARKET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MULTI-ASSET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MUNICIPAL FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO SPECIALTY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO TARGET DATE RETIREMENT FUNDS
WELLS FARGO U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO VARIABLE TRUST FUNDS
(Each a "Fund", together the "Funds")

At a meeting held July 15, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the Wells Fargo Funds approved a change in the Funds' names to remove "Wells Fargo" from each Fund's name and replace with "Allspring". The change is expected to go into effect on Oct. 11, 2021.

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) today announced that it will be changing its company name to Allspring Global Investments upon the closing of the previously announced sale transaction of WFAM by Wells Fargo & Company to GTCR LLC and Reverence Capital Partners, L.P. The new corporate name is expected to go into effect on the closing date of the transaction, which is anticipated to occur in the second half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Following the closing of the transaction, Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, the Fund's Investment Manager, Wells Capital Management Incorporated and Wells Fargo Asset Management (International) Limited, each Sub-advisors to certain Funds, and Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, the Funds' principal underwriter, will each migrate to Allspring.

July 26, 2021

SFR071/P401SP

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Summary Prospectus
October 1, 2021

Wells Fargo Spectrum Aggressive Growth Fund

Class/Ticker: Institutional Class - WEAYX

Link to Prospectus

Link to SAI

Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund's prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund's prospectus, reports to shareholders and other information about the Fund online at wellsfargofunds.com/reports. You can also get information at no cost by calling 1-800-222-8222, or by sending an email request to [email protected] The current prospectus ("Prospectus") and statement of additional information ("SAI"), dated October 1, 2021, as supplemented from time to time, are incorporated by reference into this summary prospectus. The Fund's SAI may be obtained, free of charge, in the same manner as the Prospectus.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation with no emphasis on income.

Fees and Expenses

These tables are intended to help you understand the various costs and expenses you will pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of offering price)

None

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management Fees

0.25%

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

0.00%

Other Expenses

0.18%

Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses

0.27%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses1

0.70%

Fee Waivers

(0.01)%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers1,2

0.69%

1. The expense ratio shown does not correlate to the corresponding expense ratio shown in the Financial Highlights, which reflects only the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include any acquired fund fees and expenses.
2. The Manager has contractually committed through September 30, 2022, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the expenses of each class after fee waivers at 0.42% for Institutional Class . Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses (if any), net expenses from affiliated master portfolios, and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the expense cap. Prior to or after the commitment expiration date, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

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Example of Expenses

The example below is intended to help you compare the costs of investing in the Fund with the costs of investing in other funds. The example assumes a $10,000 initial investment, 5% annual total return, and that fees and expenses remain the same as in the tables above. To the extent that the Manager is waiving fees or reimbursing expenses, the example assumes that such waiver or reimbursement will only be in place through the date noted above. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:

After:

1 Year

$70

3 Years

$223

5 Years

$389

10 Years

$870

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 82% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund is a fund-of-funds that invests in various affiliated and unaffiliated mutual funds and exchange-traded funds ("Underlying Funds") to pursue its investment objective. We seek to achieve the Fund's investment objective by investing at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in equity securities (through investment in Underlying Funds). The Fund is a diversified equity investment that consists of Underlying Funds that employ different and complementary investment styles to provide potential for growth. These equity styles include large company, small company, and international. Additionally, we may invest up to 20% of the Fund's net assets in bond or alternative-style asset classes (through investment in Underlying Funds).

Depending on market conditions, some equity asset classes will perform better than others. The Fund's broad diversification across equity styles and the use of tactical allocation between equity styles may help to reduce the overall impact of poor performance in any one equity asset class.

We employ both quantitative analysis and qualitative judgments in making tactical allocations among various Underlying Funds. Quantitative analysis involves the use of proprietary asset allocation models, which employ various valuation techniques. Qualitative judgments are made based on assessments of a number of factors, including economic conditions, corporate earnings, monetary policy, market valuations, investor sentiment, and market technicals. Changes to effective allocations in the Fund may be implemented with index futures contracts or by buying and selling Underlying Funds, or both.

The Fund incorporates a futures overlay strategy that contains two specific risk management components: 1.) Volatility Management Overlay (VMO) and 2.) Tail Risk Management (TRM). Together these strategies will allow the Fund to attempt to manage short-term volatility, mitigate risk and/or improve returns under certain market conditions. To execute this overlay strategy, the Fund invests in long and/or short positions in exchange-traded futures contracts across a variety of asset classes, which include, but are not limited to, stocks, bonds, and currencies.

1. The Volatility Management Overlay (VMO) seeks to keep the Fund's short-term volatility in-line with its strategic long-term target. The VMO uses quantitative inputs and strives to decrease the portfolio's effective equity exposure when projected equity market volatility is higher than average, and increasing the portfolio's effective equity exposure when projected equity market volatility is lower than average. The VMO may increase exposures to a given asset class under certain market conditions while decreasing exposure during others.

2. Tail Risk Management (TRM) is a quantitatively driven, structured hedging component developed to help reduce portfolio losses during severe market downturns. TRM will only seek to decrease market exposure under certain market conditions. When a portfolio breaches a certain value on the downside, downside protection (or hedge) may be added to decrease market exposure using futures. This component also systematically takes hedge profit by reducing downside protection after a severe portfolio decline.

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Portfolio Asset Allocation

The following table provides the Fund's neutral allocation and target ranges.

Asset Class

Neutral Allocation

Range1

US Large Cap Stock Funds

60%

50% to 70%

US Small Cap Stock Funds

10%

0% to 20%

International Stock Funds

30%

20% to 40%

Alternative/Bond Funds

0%

0% to 20%

Volatility Management Overlay

0%

-10% to 10%

Tail Risk Management

0%

-60% to 0%

1. Negative values represent short positions in futures contracts that may be taken using the applicable overlay strategy.

Principal Investment Risks

An investment in the Fund may lose money, is not a deposit of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its affiliates, is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, and is primarily subject to the risks briefly summarized below.

Market Risk. The values of, and/or the income generated by, securities held by the Fund may decline due to general market conditions or other factors, including those directly involving the issuers of such securities. Securities markets are volatile and may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, regulatory, political, or economic developments. Different sectors of the market and different security types may react differently to such developments.

Equity Securities Risk. The values of equity securities may experience periods of substantial price volatility and may decline significantly over short time periods. In general, the values of equity securities are more volatile than those of debt securities. Equity securities fluctuate in value and price in response to factors specific to the issuer of the security, such as management performance, financial condition, and market demand for the issuer's products or services, as well as factors unrelated to the fundamental condition of the issuer, including general market, economic and political conditions. Different parts of a market, industry and sector may react differently to adverse issuer, market, regulatory, political, and economic developments.

Underlying Funds Risk. The risks associated with a Fund include the risks related to each Underlying Fund in which the Fund invests.

Alternative Investment Risk. Alternative investment strategies, which may include, but are not limited to, investing in or having exposure to real estate, commodities (including precious metals), foreign currency, natural resources and other non-traditional investments, or following managed futures, event driven, global multi-asset, long-short, market neutral or other tactical investment strategies, may involve complex securities types or transactions and extensive short positions and/or focus on narrow segments of the market, which may increase and/or magnify the overall risks and volatility associated with the strategies.

Derivatives Risk. The use of derivatives, such as futures, options and swap agreements, can lead to losses, including those magnified by leverage, particularly when derivatives are used to enhance return rather than mitigate risk. Certain derivative instruments may be difficult to sell when the portfolio manager believes it would be appropriate to do so, or the other party to a derivative contract may be unwilling or unable to fulfill its contractual obligations.

Emerging Markets Risk. Emerging market securities typically present even greater exposure to the risks described under "Foreign Investment Risk" and may be particularly sensitive to global economic conditions. Emerging market securities are also typically less liquid than securities of developed countries and could be difficult to sell, particularly during a market downturn.

Foreign Investment Risk. Foreign investments may be subject to lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Foreign investments may involve exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates and may be subject to higher withholding and other taxes.

Futures Contracts Risk. A Fund that uses futures contracts, which are a type of derivative, is subject to the risk of loss caused by unanticipated market movements. In addition, there may at times be an imperfect correlation between the movement in the prices of futures contracts and the value of their underlying instruments or indexes, and there may at times not be a liquid secondary market for certain futures contracts.

Growth/Value Investing Risk. Securities that exhibit growth or value characteristics tend to perform differently and shift into and out of favor with investors depending on changes in market and economic sentiment and conditions.

Management Risk. Investment decisions, techniques, analyses or models implemented by a Fund's manager or sub-adviser in seeking to achieve the Fund's investment objective may not produce expected returns, may cause the Fund's shares to lose value or may cause the Fund to underperform other funds with similar investment objectives.

Smaller Company Securities Risk. Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies.

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Performance

The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year. The Fund's average annual total returns are compared to the performance of one or more indices. Past performance before and after taxes is no guarantee of future results. Current month-end performance is available on the Fund's website at wfam.com.

Calendar Year Total Returns for Institutional Class as of 12/31 each year1

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Highest Quarter:
June 30, 2020

+17.81%

Lowest Quarter:
September 30, 2011

-17.23%

Year-to-date total return as of June 30, 2021 is +13.55%

Average Annual Total Returns for the periods ended 12/31/20201

Inception Date of Share Class

1 Year

5 Year

10 Year

Institutional Class (before taxes)

7/31/2018

23.53%

12.99%

9.94%

Institutional Class (after taxes on distributions)

7/31/2018

20.03%

10.46%

8.70%

Institutional Class (after taxes on distributions and the sale of Fund Shares)

7/31/2018

16.23%

9.90%

7.96%

Spectrum Aggressive Growth Blended Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)2

17.79%

13.51%

11.13%

MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)

10.65%

8.93%

4.92%

Russell 3000® Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)

20.89%

15.43%

13.79%

1. Historical performance shown for the Institutional Class shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of the Class A shares adjusted to reflect that Institutional Class shares do not have a sales load but not adjusted to reflect the Institutional Class expenses. If these expenses had been included, returns for the Institutional Class shares would be higher.
2. Source: Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. The Spectrum Aggressive Growth Blended Index is composed 70% of the Russell 3000® Index and 30% of the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net). Effective November 2, 2020, the WealthBuilder Equity Blended Index was renamed the Spectrum Aggressive Growth Blended Index. You cannot invest directly in an index.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state, local or foreign taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to tax-exempt investors or investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) Plans or Individual Retirement Accounts.

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Fund Management

Manager

Sub-Adviser

Portfolio Manager, Title/Managed Since

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Wells Capital Management, LLC

Kandarp R. Acharya, CFA, FRM, Portfolio Manager / 2013
Christian L. Chan, CFA, Portfolio Manager / 2013
Travis L. Keshemberg, CFA, CIPM, FRM, Portfolio Manager / 2018

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Institutional Class shares are generally available through intermediaries for the accounts of their customers and directly to institutional investors and individuals. Institutional investors may include corporations; private banks and trust companies; endowments and foundations; defined contribution, defined benefit and other employer sponsored retirement plans; institutional retirement plan platforms; insurance companies; registered investment advisor firms; bank trusts; 529 college savings plans; family offices; and funds of funds, including those managed by Funds Management. In general, you can buy or sell shares of the Fund online or by mail, phone or wire, on any day the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") is open for regular trading. You also may buy and sell shares through a financial professional.

Minimum Investments

To Buy or Sell Shares

Minimum Initial Investment
Institutional Class: $1 million (this amount may be reduced or eliminated for certain eligible investors)

Minimum Additional Investment
Institutional Class: None

Mail: Wells Fargo Funds
P.O. Box 219967
Kansas City, MO 64121-9967
Online: wfam.com
Phone or Wire: 1-800-222-8222

Contact your financial professional.

Tax Information

Any distributions you receive from the Fund may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. However, subsequent withdrawals from such a tax-advantaged investment plan may be subject to federal income tax. You should consult your tax adviser about your specific tax situation.

Payments to Intermediaries

If you purchase a Fund through an intermediary, the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Consult your financial professional or visit your intermediary's website for more information.

Link to Prospectus

Link to SAI

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE
PROSPECTUSES AND SUMMARY PROSPECTUSES
OF
WELLS FARGO ALTERNATIVE FUNDS
WELLS FARGO COREBUILDER SHARES
WELLS FARGO FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MONEY MARKET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MULTI-ASSET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MUNICIPAL FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO SPECIALTY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO TARGET DATE RETIREMENT FUNDS
WELLS FARGO U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO VARIABLE TRUST FUNDS
(Each a "Fund", together the "Funds")

On February 23, 2021, Wells Fargo & Company ("Wells Fargo") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Wells Fargo Asset Management ("WFAM") to GTCR LLC ("GTCR") and Reverence Capital Partners, L.P. ("Reverence Capital Partners"). WFAM is the trade name used by the asset management businesses of Wells Fargo and includes Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, the investment manager to the Funds, Wells Capital Management Incorporated and Wells Fargo Asset Management (International) Limited, both registered investment advisers providing sub-advisory services to certain Funds, and Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, the Funds' principal underwriter. Under the terms of the agreement, the purchase price is $2.1 billion. As part of the transaction, Wells Fargo will own a 9.9% equity interest and will continue to serve as an important client and distribution partner.

Consummation of the transaction will result in the automatic termination of each Fund's investment management agreement and sub-advisory agreement(s). The Funds' Boards of Trustees (the "Boards") will be asked to approve new investment management arrangements with the new company. If approved by the Boards, and to the extent required by applicable law, the new investment management arrangements with the new company will be presented to the shareholders of each Fund for approval, and, if approved by shareholders, would take effect upon the closing of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Healthcare, Financial Services & Technology, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, and Growth Business Services Industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered The Leaders Strategy™ - finding and partnering with management leaders in core domains to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $20 billion in over 250 companies.

Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence-oriented investments in five sectors: (1) Depositories and Finance Companies, (2) Asset and Wealth Management, (3) Insurance, (4) Capital Markets and (5) Financial Technology/Payments. The firm was founded in 2013 by Milton Berlinski, Peter Aberg, and Alex Chulack, who collectively bring over 90 years of advisory and investing experience across a wide range of financial services sectors.

February 23, 2021

AFAM021/P503SP

SUPPLEMENT TO THE
PROSPECTUSES, SUMMARY PROSPECTUSES AND STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
OF
WELLS FARGO ALTERNATIVE FUNDS
WELLS FARGO COREBUILDER SHARES
WELLS FARGO FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MONEY MARKET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MULTI-ASSET FUNDS
WELLS FARGO MUNICIPAL FIXED INCOME FUNDS
WELLS FARGO SPECIALTY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO TARGET DATE RETIREMENT FUNDS
WELLS FARGO U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
WELLS FARGO VARIABLE TRUST FUNDS
(Each a "Fund", together the "Funds")

At a meeting held July 15, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the Wells Fargo Funds approved a change in the Funds' names to remove "Wells Fargo" from each Fund's name and replace with "Allspring". The change is expected to go into effect on Oct. 11, 2021.

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) today announced that it will be changing its company name to Allspring Global Investments upon the closing of the previously announced sale transaction of WFAM by Wells Fargo & Company to GTCR LLC and Reverence Capital Partners, L.P. The new corporate name is expected to go into effect on the closing date of the transaction, which is anticipated to occur in the second half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Following the closing of the transaction, Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, the Fund's Investment Manager, Wells Capital Management Incorporated and Wells Fargo Asset Management (International) Limited, each Sub-advisors to certain Funds, and Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, the Funds' principal underwriter, will each migrate to Allspring.

July 26, 2021

SFR071/P401SP