T. Rowe Price Maryland Short-Term Tax-Free Bond Fund (PRMDX)
Ticker Symbol:
PRMDX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  February
Morningstar Category  Muni Single State Short
Inception Date 01/29/1993
Tax ID 52-1808148
Investment Objective
The fund provides the highest level of income exempt from federal and Maryland state and local income taxes, consistent with modest fluctuation in principal value.
Strategy
Invests at least 80% of net assets in Maryland municipal bonds. The fundís weighted average maturity will not exceed three years, but there is no maturity limit on individual securities.
Risk Potential**
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The fund offers Maryland investors triple-tax-free income. The fund's focus on short-term securities should keep price fluctuations modest, while offering higher yields and price fluctuation than municipal money market funds and less potential share price fluctuation and lower yields than the T. Rowe Price Maryland Tax-Free Bond Fund.

Yield and share price will vary with interest rate changes. Investors should note that if interest rates rise from current levels, bond fund total returns will decline and may even turn negative in the short term. There is also a chance that some of the fund's holdings may have their credit rating downgraded or may default. The fund is less diversified than one investing nationally.
**This chart displays relative risk of each U.S. mutual fund listed using standard deviation of returns. Those values are provided in the bars at the top of the chart.

Methodology: We evaluate the standard deviation and its resulting placement within a specific risk/return category on an annual basis. A fund is generally placed in a risk/return category based on the 10-year standard deviation of its performance. If a fund is less than 10 years old, the actual fund performance history is supplemented with the primary prospectus benchmark history to obtain a full 10-year history, or longest time period available up to 10 years. For an Asset Allocation fund with less than 10 years of performance history, sub-strategy returns are used. When a sub-strategy is less than 10 years old, the actual sub-strategy performance history is supplemented with benchmark history to obtain a full 10-year history, or longest time period available up to 10 years.

Risk return categories overlap; a fund with a standard deviation in the overlap between two categories, denoted by a plus (+), is placed so that its risk categorization is better aligned with anticipated return characteristics an investor may experience going forward at the discretion of T Rowe Price.

When a fund has a cash-like benchmark, denoted by a double plus (++), its standard deviation is estimated using only available fund returns. If the fund is less than 10 years old, benchmark returns are not used to obtain a full 10-year history because they would artificially suppress the volatility estimate.

All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. Standard deviation of returns, a measure of price volatility, is one measure of risk. Please consult the funds' prospectuses for a more complete discussion of the funds' risks.
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