Nationwide Funds®

Nationwide Bond Index Fund

Overview

Investment Objective & Strategy

The Fund seeks to match the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (BARCAP Index) as closely as possible before the deduction of Fund expenses. The Fund employs a "passive" management, or indexing, approach, designed to match approximately the performance of the BARCAP Index before the deduction of Fund expenses. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets in a statistically selected sampling of bonds and other fixed-income securities that are included in or correlated with the BARCAP Index.

Portfolio Management

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC, Subadviser

Scott Radell and Karen Uyehara are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund, including selection of the Fund's investments.

Nationwide Fund Distributors LLC is not an affiliate of BlackRock Investment Management, LLC.