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Morningstar Ratings

 
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Overall Morningstar Ratings TM for select Northern Funds as of 04/30/15

 (based on risk-adjusted total return)

Equity Funds
Large Cap Core ”Morningstar
Among 1,158 large value funds
Mid Cap Index ”Morningstar
Among 336 mid-cap blend funds
Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity ”Morningstar
Among 539 diversified emerging markets funds
Small Cap Core ”Morningstar
Among 637 small blend funds
Small Cap Value ”Morningstar
Among 370 small value funds
Stock Index ”Morningstar
Among 1,346 large blend funds
Fixed Income Funds
Arizona Tax-Exempt ”Morningstar
Among 274 municipal single state long funds
California Intermediate Tax-Exempt ”Morningstar
Among 49 municipal California intermediate funds
California Tax-Exempt ”Morningstar
Among 131 municipal California long funds
Core Bond ”Morningstar
Among 926 intermediate-term bond funds
Fixed Income Morningstar Rating
Among 926 intermediate-term bond funds
Ultra-Short Fixed Income Morningstar Rating
Among 114 ultrashort bond funds

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Ratings reflect fee waivers in effect; in their absence, ratings may have been lower.

*Star ratings are based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The overall rating is a weighted average of the 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) returns. 5 stars = top 10% of funds in an asset category; 4 stars = next 22.5% of funds; 3 stars = next 35%; 2 stars = next 22.5% and 1 star = next 10%. A fund must be in existence three years to be rated. Ratings are subject to change monthly.

Large Cap Core received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,158 large value funds and 5 stars for the 5-year rating among 1,016 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

Mid Cap Index received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 336 mid-cap blend funds and 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 278 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 178 funds.

Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 539 diversified emerging markets funds and 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 343 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

Small Cap Core received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 637 small blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 573 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 373 funds.

Small Cap Value received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 370 small value funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 302 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 202 funds.

Stock Index received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,346 large blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 1,200 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 821 funds.

Arizona Tax-Exempt received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 274 municipal single state long funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 262 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 214 funds.

California Intermediate Tax-Exempt received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 49 municipal California intermediate funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 48 funds and 3 stars for the 10-year rating among 39 funds.

California Tax-Exempt received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 131 municipal California long funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 128 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 106 funds.

Core Bond received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 926 intermediate-term bond funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 805 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 593 funds.

Fixed Income received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 926 intermediate-term bond funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 805 funds and 3 stars for the 10-year rating among 593 funds.

Ultra-Short Fixed Income received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 114 ultrashort bond funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 80 funds.The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

©2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Morningstar and/or its content providers are the proprietors of this information; do not permit its unauthorized copying or distribution; do not warrant it to be accurate, complete or timely; and are not responsible for damages or losses arising from its use.

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