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      100 East Pratt Street
      Baltimore
      21202
      US-MD
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          State Street Corporation
          1776 Heritage Drive
          Quincy
          
          02171
          617-786-3000
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          London
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          T. ROWE PRICE SHORT-TERM BOND FUND, INC.
          100 East Pratt Street
          Baltimore
          
          21202
          410-345-2000
          All accounts, books, and other documents required to be maintained by the Registrant under Section 31(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the rules thereunder.
        
        
          The Bank of New York Mellon
          103 Bellevue Parkway
          Wilmington
          
          19809
          800-441-9800
          Fund accounting records.
        
        
          T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
          100 East Pratt Street
          Baltimore
          
          21202
          410-345-2000
          Transfer, dividend disbursing, and shareholder service records.
        
      
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          Bruce W. Duncan
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          Teresa Bryce Bazemore
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          Paul F. McBride
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          Kellye L. Walker
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          Robert J. Gerrard, Jr.
          N/A
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          Eric L. Veiel
          003269676
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          David Oestreicher
          004594569
          Y
          
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
          
        
      
      
        
          Armando Capasso
          007152939
          100 East Pratt Street
          Baltimore
          
          21202
          XXXXXX
          Y
          
            
          
        
      
      N
      N
      N
      N
      
      N
      N
      
        
          T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc.
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      N
      
        
          PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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          5493002GVO7EO8RNNS37
          
        
      
      N
      N
      N
      N
      N
      N
      N
    
    
      
        T. Rowe Price Short Duration Income Fund
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        N
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            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
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              N
            
          
        
        N/A
        N/A
        N/A
        
          Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
          Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
        
        Y
        Y
        Y
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
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            000105496
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            N
          
        
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited
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            549300J2AF74HTUGWG28
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            T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
            084-01079
            N/A
            
            Y
            N
          
          
            T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
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            N/A
            
            Y
            Y
          
        
        N
        
          
            ICE Data Services
            13-3668779
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            Markit North America, Inc.
            N/A
            
            N
          
          
            Bloomberg Finance L.P.
            5493001KJTIIGC8Y1R12
            
            N
          
          
            Refinitiv US Holdings Inc.
            549300NF240HXJO7N016
            
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            N
            N
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
          
            EUROCLEAR BANK SA/NV
            549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65
            BE
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, London
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            N
            N
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
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            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            
            N
            Y
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
        
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
            N/A
            
            Y
            Y
          
          
            T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
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            T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
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            T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc.
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            Morgan Stanley
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            Citigroup, Inc.
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            JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.
            N/A
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            The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            784F5XWPLTWKTBV3E584
            
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        1188.00000000
        
          
            The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
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            784F5XWPLTWKTBV3E584
            
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            BARCLAYS PLC
            N/A
            N/A
            213800LBQA1Y9L22JB70
            GB
            2879765.00000000
          
          
            Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            353800CI5L6DDAN5XZ33
            JP
            3543525.00000000
          
          
            JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.
            N/A
            N/A
            8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748
            
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            Citigroup Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            6SHGI4ZSSLCXXQSBB395
            
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            Wells Fargo & Company
            N/A
            N/A
            PBLD0EJDB5FWOLXP3B76
            
            4538725.00000000
          
          
            Morgan Stanley
            N/A
            N/A
            IGJSJL3JD5P30I6NJZ34
            
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            Bank of America Corporation
            N/A
            N/A
            9DJT3UXIJIZJI4WXO774
            
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            BNP PARIBAS
            N/A
            N/A
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            The Bank of Nova Scotia
            N/A
            N/A
            L3I9ZG2KFGXZ61BMYR72
            CA
            4649566.00000000
          
        
        75152012.00000000
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        T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund
        S000039055
        549300KJPJ2IQ3OSSV02
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        3
        0
        0
        
          
          
          
        
        N/A
        N
        N
        Y
        N
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            N
            
              
                
              
              N
            
          
        
        N/A
        N/A
        N/A
        
          Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
          Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
          Rule 12d1-4 (17 CFR 270.12d1-4)
        
        Y
        Y
        Y
        Y
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
            801-00856
            000105496
            7HTL8AEQSEDX602FBU63
            
            N
          
        
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited
            801-72035
            000155827
            549300J2AF74HTUGWG28
            Y
            HK
            
          
        
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
            084-01079
            N/A
            
            Y
            N
          
          
            T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
            084-01917
            N/A
            
            Y
            Y
          
        
        N
        
          
            Refinitiv US Holdings Inc.
            549300NF240HXJO7N016
            
            N
          
          
            ICE Data Services
            13-3668779
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            Bloomberg Finance L.P.
            5493001KJTIIGC8Y1R12
            
            N
          
          
            Markit North America, Inc.
            N/A
            
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A. - Milan Branch
            549300WCGB70D06XZS54
            IT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
            7W1GMC6J4KGLBBUSYP52
            LU
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A. - Lisbon Branch
            549300WCGB70D06XZS54
            PT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            
            N
            N
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - Sydney Branch
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            AU
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - New Zealand Branch
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            NZ
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Santander Securities Services, S.A.
            95980020140005970915
            ES
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
            RB0PEZSDGCO3JS6CEU02
            JP
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, London
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            GB
            N
            N
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            N
            N
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
          
            UniCredit Bank Austria AG
            D1HEB8VEU6D9M8ZUXG17
            AT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M.
            7JDSZWRGUQY2DSTWCR57
            IL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Helsinki Branch
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            FI
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Stockholm
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            SE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            EUROCLEAR BANK SA/NV
            549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65
            BE
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
            7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86
            DE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
        
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
            N/A
            
            Y
            N
          
          
            T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
            N/A
            
            Y
            Y
          
        
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
            7HTL8AEQSEDX602FBU63
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc.
            008-25130
            000008348
            N/A
            
            0.00000000
          
        
        
          
            The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            784F5XWPLTWKTBV3E584
            
            14076.00000000
          
          
            Citigroup, Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            6SHGI4ZSSLCXXQSBB395
            
            4039.00000000
          
          
            JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.
            N/A
            N/A
            8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748
            
            13318.00000000
          
          
            Morgan Stanley
            N/A
            N/A
            IGJSJL3JD5P30I6NJZ34
            
            11026.00000000
          
        
        42459.00000000
        
          
            The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            784F5XWPLTWKTBV3E584
            
            1696885947.00000000
          
          
            Citigroup Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            6SHGI4ZSSLCXXQSBB395
            
            4007775880.00000000
          
          
            Royal Bank of Canada
            N/A
            N/A
            ES7IP3U3RHIGC71XBU11
            CA
            525751039.00000000
          
          
            Wells Fargo & Company
            N/A
            N/A
            PBLD0EJDB5FWOLXP3B76
            
            2434963323.00000000
          
          
            Morgan Stanley
            N/A
            N/A
            IGJSJL3JD5P30I6NJZ34
            
            601721286.00000000
          
          
            MUFG SECURITIES EMEA PLC
            N/A
            N/A
            U7M81AY481YLIOR75625
            GB
            882126382.00000000
          
          
            Bank of America Corporation
            N/A
            N/A
            9DJT3UXIJIZJI4WXO774
            
            5669238413.00000000
          
          
            BARCLAYS PLC
            N/A
            N/A
            213800LBQA1Y9L22JB70
            GB
            2700686904.00000000
          
          
            JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.
            N/A
            N/A
            8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748
            
            2985845314.00000000
          
          
            Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
            N/A
            N/A
            353800CI5L6DDAN5XZ33
            JP
            9308867986.00000000
          
        
        33298158623.00000000
        N
        4595114428.00000000
        0.00000000
        N
        N
        N
        N
      
      
        T. Rowe Price Short-Term Bond Fund, Inc.
        S000002141
        O3EF15Z749ITOPZMGX97
        N
        4
        0
        0
        
          
          
          
          
        
        N/A
        N
        N
        Y
        N
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            N
            
              
                
              
              N
            
          
        
        N/A
        N/A
        N/A
        
          Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
          Rule 12d1-4 (17 CFR 270.12d1-4)
          Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
        
        Y
        Y
        N
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
            801-00856
            000105496
            7HTL8AEQSEDX602FBU63
            
            N
          
        
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited
            801-72035
            000155827
            549300J2AF74HTUGWG28
            Y
            HK
            
          
        
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
            084-01917
            N/A
            
            Y
            Y
          
          
            T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
            084-01079
            N/A
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            Refinitiv US Holdings Inc.
            549300NF240HXJO7N016
            
            N
          
          
            Markit North America, Inc.
            N/A
            
            N
          
          
            Bloomberg Finance L.P.
            5493001KJTIIGC8Y1R12
            
            N
          
          
            ICE Data Services
            13-3668779
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            EUROCLEAR BANK SA/NV
            549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65
            BE
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - New Zealand Branch
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            NZ
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A. - Milan Branch
            549300WCGB70D06XZS54
            IT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Banco Nacional De Mexico S.A.
            2SFFM4FUIE05S37WFU55
            MX
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
            RB0PEZSDGCO3JS6CEU02
            JP
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Citibank Anonim Sirketi
            CWZ8NZDH5SKY12Q4US31
            TR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            
            N
            Y
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
          
            J.P. Morgan S.A. - Distribuidora de Titulos e Valores Mobiliarios
            5493001LS7J56NZZ3G07
            BR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Royal Bank of Canada
            ES7IP3U3RHIGC71XBU11
            CA
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Bank Handlowy w Warszawie Spolka Akcyjna
            XLEZHWWOI4HFQDGL4793
            PL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            N
            N
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, London
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            GB
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - Sydney Branch
            7H6GLXDRUGQFU57RNE97
            AU
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Stockholm
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            SE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
            7W1GMC6J4KGLBBUSYP52
            LU
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
        
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
            N/A
            
            Y
            Y
          
          
            T. Rowe Price Services, Inc.
            N/A
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
            7HTL8AEQSEDX602FBU63
            
            Y
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Board of Directors of T. Rowe Price Short-Term Bond Fund, Inc. and Shareholders of T. Rowe Price Short-Term Bond Fund, T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund and T. Rowe Price Short Duration Income Fund

In planning and performing our audit of the financial statements of T. Rowe Price Short-Term Bond Fund, T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund and T. Rowe Price Short Duration Income Fund (constituting T. Rowe Price Short-Term Bond Fund, Inc., hereafter collectively referred to as the "Funds") as of and for the year ended May 31, 2022, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), we considered the Funds' internal control over financial reporting, including controls over safeguarding securities, as a basis for designing our auditing procedures for the purpose of expressing our opinion on the financial statements and to comply with the requirements of Form N-CEN, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Funds' internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion on the effectiveness of the Funds' internal control over financial reporting.

The management of the Funds is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting. In fulfilling this responsibility, estimates and judgments by management are required to assess the expected benefits and related costs of controls. A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of a company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

A deficiency in internal control over financial reporting exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company's annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

Our consideration of the Funds' internal control over financial reporting was for the limited purpose described in the first paragraph and would not necessarily disclose all deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that might be material weaknesses under standards established by the PCAOB. However, we noted no deficiencies in the Funds' internal control over financial reporting and its operation, including controls over safeguarding securities, that we consider to be material weaknesses as defined above as of May 31, 2022.

This report is intended solely for the information and use of the Board of Directors of T. Rowe Price Short-Term Bond Fund, Inc. and the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Baltimore, Maryland

July 20, 2022

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 100 East Pratt Street, Suite 2600, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-1096 T: 410 783 7600, www.pwc.com/us




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