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Morningstar Ratings

 
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Overall Morningstar Ratings TM for select Northern Funds as of 05/31/15

 (based on risk-adjusted total return)

Equity Funds
Large Cap Core ”Morningstar
Among 1,178 large value funds
Mid Cap Index ”Morningstar
Among 336 mid-cap blend funds
Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity ”Morningstar
Among 550 diversified emerging markets funds
Small Cap Core ”Morningstar
Among 640 small blend funds
Small Cap Value ”Morningstar
Among 370 small value funds
Stock Index ”Morningstar
Among 1,369 large blend funds
Fixed Income Funds
Arizona Tax-Exempt ”Morningstar
Among 274 municipal single state long funds
California Tax-Exempt ”Morningstar
Among 117 municipal California long funds
Core Bond ”Morningstar
Among 930 intermediate-term bond funds
Fixed Income Morningstar Rating
Among 930 intermediate-term bond funds
High Yield Fixed Income ”Morningstar
Among 603 high yield 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 1,178 large value funds and 5 stars for the 5-year rating among 1,031 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

Mid Cap Index 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 336 mid-cap blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 279 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 550 diversified emerging markets funds and 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 350 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

Small Cap Core received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 640 small blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 578 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 376 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 304 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 204 funds.

Stock Index received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,369 large blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 1,223 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 845 funds.

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

California Tax-Exempt received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 117 municipal California long funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 108 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 91 funds.

Core Bond received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 930 intermediate-term bond funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 809 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 593 funds.

Fixed Income received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 930 intermediate-term bond funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 809 funds and 3 stars for the 10-year rating among 593 funds.

High Yield Fixed Income received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 603 high yield bond funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 516 funds and 3 stars for the 10-year rating among 360 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 75 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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