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    Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio

     
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    The Prime Obligations Portfolio seeks to maximize current income to the extent consistent with the preservation of capital and maintenance of liquidity. The Portfolio invests primarily in high-quality money market instruments, such as, government, bank and commercial obligations available in money markets. Dividends, if any, are declared daily and paid monthly.
    Fund Objective

    The Portfolio seeks to maximize current income to the extent consistent with the preservation of capital and maintenance of liquidity by investing exclusively in high quality money market instruments.

    This portfolio is designated as a "institutional money market portfolio". As a result of its designation, the portfolio will be subject to liquidity fees, redemption gates and have a variable net asset value.

    Updated Daily Unless Otherwise Noted
               Shares
    CUSIP665279204
    Inception Date08/21/03
    NAV$1.0000
    7-Day Current Yield1.31%
    7-Day Current Yield (As of 11/30/17)1.20%
    7-Day Effective Yield1.32%
    Total Net Assets
    (As of 12/15/17)
    $2,222,739,894
    Total Net Assets
    (As of 11/30/17)
    $2,543,262,462
    Daily Yield1.37%
    Daily Factor0.000112293
       
    Fund Cut Off TimesPurchases: 2:00 p.m. CT
    Redemptions: 2:00 p.m. CT
    Ratings
    S&P
    Moody's
     
    AAAm
    Aaa-mf

    Total Returns

    Total Returns for Month Ending 11/30/17
     Annualized
        Month   3-Month     YTD  1-Year  3-Year  5-Year  10-Year Since
    Incept.
    Shares0.09%0.29%0.94%0.99%0.50%0.32%0.49%1.34%
    iMoneyNetTM First Tier Instl0.08%0.25%0.78%0.82%0.37%0.23%0.47%N/A

    Total Returns

    Total Returns for Quarter Ending 09/30/17
     Annualized
        Month   3-Month     YTD  1-Year  3-Year  5-Year  10-Year Since
    Incept.
    Shares0.10%0.29%0.74%0.93%0.44%0.28%0.55%1.34%
    iMoneyNetTM First Tier Instl0.08%0.25%0.61%0.73%0.32%0.20%0.54%N/A
    Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown here.
    Northern Trust Investments, Inc. has contractually agreed to reimburse a portion of the operating expenses of the Portfolio (other than certain excepted expenses, i.e., acquired fund fees and expenses, service fees, the compensation paid to each Independent Trustee of the Trust, expenses of third party consultants engaged by the Board of Trustees, membership dues paid to the Investment Company Institute and Mutual Fund Directors Forum, expenses in connection with the negotiation and renewal of the revolving credit facility, extraordinary expenses and interest) to the extent the "Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses" exceed 0.15%. The “Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses After Expense Reimbursement” may be higher than the contractual limitation as a result of certain Portfolio expenses, including but not limited to service fees, that are not reimbursed. This contractual limitation may not be terminated before April 1, 2018 without the approval of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of these reimbursements, yield, total return, growth since inception and dividends would have been reduced. Total return is based on net change in NAV assuming reinvestment of distributions. The 7-day current yield more closely reflects the current earnings of the Portfolio than the total returns. The Portfolio also includes voluntary reimbursements that were in effect prior to November 30, 2013. Without the voluntary expense reimbursements, the annualized 5-Year, 10-Year and Since Inception returns would be lower. Also, the 7-Day current yield prior to November 30, 2013 would have been lower.
    NAV Information for V-Nav fund: Market Value NAV is calculated using current market quotations, or an appropriate substitute, to value a portfolio. This NAV is calculated to four decimal places and is currently being used for transacting purchase and sale activity.

    Annual Expense Ratios

     
     Gross Expense RatioNet Expense Ratio
    Prime Obligations0.17% 0.15%
    Includes contractual expense reimbursements that, if not extended, will end on April 1, 2018. Unaudited as of November 30, 2017.

    Ratings are as of March 3, 2017 for Standard and Poor's and October 4, 2016 for Moody's. They are subject to change. The Standard & Poor's Principal Stability Fund (PSF) rating, also known as the money market fund rating, is a forward-looking opinion about a fixed income fund's capacity to maintain stable principal (net asset value). When assigning a PSF rating to a fund, Standard & Poor's analysis focuses primarily on the creditworthiness of the fund's investments and counterparties, and also its investments' maturity structure and management's ability and policies to maintain the fund's stable net asset value. PSF ratings are assigned to funds that seek to maintain a stable or an accumulating net asset value. A fund rated AAAm demonstrates extremely strong capacity to maintain principal stability and to limit exposure to principal losses due to credit risk. The Moody’s money market fund rating is not a credit rating and is considered an Other Permissible Service (OPS). Moody's mmf ratings are opinions of the investment quality of shares in mutual funds and similar investment vehicles which principally invest in short-term fixed income obligations. Moody's uses an analytic assessment of two distinct fund factors: Portfolio Credit Profile (the quality of the assets in the portfolio) and Portfolio Stability Profile (including market and liquidity risks in stress scenarios). A set of standardized objective measures are used in a composite evaluation of these two key factors, which are complemented by other considerations such as sponsor quality, the fund's management, and legal factors to inform their assessment of money market funds. Funds rated Aaa-mf have a very strong ability to meet the dual objective of providing liquidity and preserving capital. The ratings are not intended to consider the prospective performance of a fund with respect to appreciation, volatility of net asset value, or yield.

    For more information about the ratings provided by Moody's and Standard and Poor's, please visit their websites at www.moodys.com and www.standardandpoors.com, respectively.

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    Portfolio Composition
    As of 11/30/17
    Weighted Average MaturityWeighted Average Life
    28 DAYS77 DAYS
    Weighted Average Maturity: The weighted average maturity (WAM) of a money market portfolio is the asset-weighted days until maturity of each security in the portfolio. The days until maturity for WAM are calculated using the lower of the stated maturity date or next interest rate reset date.
    Weighted Average Life: The weighted average life (WAL) of a money market portfolio is the asset-weighted days until maturity of each security in the portfolio. The days to maturity for WAL are calculated using the lower of the stated maturity date or demand feature date.
      
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    Fund Characteristics

    Number of Holdings117
    Dividend ScheduleMonthly
    Income*$0.000986
    *Reinvestment date of November 30. The amount shown represents dividends paid from fund net investment income and excludes distributions from capital gain income.
       
    Security Distribution   
    CD's- Certificate of Deposit30.1%
    Commercial Paper30.1%
    Time Deposit34.4%
    Repurchase Agreements4.5%
    Variable Rate Note/Bond1.0%
    As of 11/30/17
    Maturity Distribution 
    Overnight43.0%
    2 - 15 Days20.1%
    16 - 30 Days14.2%
    31 - 60 Days7.6%
    61 - 97 Days10.3%
    98 - 180 Days1.6%
    181 - 270 Days1.0%
    271 - 366 Days2.2%
    Quality Distribution 
    Tier 1100.0%
    Sector Distribution 
    Banking Industry83.9%
    Finance & Insurance7.6%
    Broker/Dealer5.4%
    Municipals1.5%
    Financial Conduit1.3%
    Commercial & Industrial0.3%
    All data is as of date indicated and subject to change.
    iMoneyNet Fund AverageTM - First Tier Institutional Category includes institutional funds that may invest in certificates of deposit, time deposits, bankers’ acceptances and other short-term obligations issued by domestic banks, foreign subsidiaries or foreign branches of domestic banks, domestic and foreign branches of foreign banks and other banking institutions, commercial paper, floating and variable rate demand notes and bonds and asset backed securities. The category average is the average of all funds in this category reported by iMoneyNet. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
    Quality Distribution: A security is classified as Tier 1 when two or more of the three nationally recognized statistical rating agencies have assigned a rating in their top short-term ratings category (A1+ and A1 for Standard & Poor's, P1 for Moody's and F1+ and F1 for Fitch). A security is classified as Tier 2 when two or more of the ratings assigned to that security are below the top short-term ratings from the agencies (this would include ratings of A2 for Standard & Poor's, P2 for Moody's and F2 for Fitch). If a security has only two short-term ratings available, the lower rating is used to define the Tier; i.e. a split rating of A1/P2 is considered Tier 2. If only one short-term rating is available for a security, the Tier is determined by that one agency. A security is classified as Tier 3 if it does not meet the definition of Tier 1 or Tier 2, has two or more ratings below A2, P2, or F2 or if the security does not have a short-term rating.
    Distribution Calculations: (Security Distribution, Quality Distribution, Maturity Distribution and Sector Distribution) are measured on a trade date basis and exclude uninvested cash from the market value used to compute the percentage calculations.
    Maturity Distribution: The data is measured using the lower of the stated maturity date or next interest rate reset date.
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    Jennifer Greca, CFP<sup>&reg;</sup>

    Jennifer Greca, CFP®

    Portfolio Manager

    Northern Fund Managed
    Northern Money Market Fund (NORXX)

    Institutional Portfolios Managed
    Northern Institutional Government Assets Portfolio (BDAXX)
    Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio  (NPAXX)

    With Northern Trust Since 2000
    Began Career in 2000

    Jennifer Greca, Vice President of Northern Trust, is a member of the short duration fixed income group. Ms. Greca currently co-manages the Northern Money Market Fund, Northern Institutional Government Assets Portfolio and Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio.

    Ms. Greca joined Northern Trust's Investment team in 2007, as a Client Service Associate, where she was responsible for the daily tactical servicing of client investment relationships for the Wealth Management and Public Funds segments. Ms. Greca also held positions within The Wealth Management Group, Private Equity, and Benefit Payment Services.

    Ms. Greca received a BBA in international business and human resource management from the University of Toledo and a MBA with a concentration in finance from Loyola University. She also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

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    Peter Yi, CFA<sup>&reg;</sup>

    Peter Yi, CFA®

    Portfolio Manager

    Northern Funds Managed
    Northern Money Market Fund (NORXX)
    Northern U.S. Government Money Market Fund (NOGXX)
    Northern U.S. Government Select Money Market Fund (NOSXX)

    Institutional Portfolios Managed
    Northern Institutional Government Assets Portfolio (BDAXX)
    Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio (NPAXX)
    Northern Institutional U.S. Government Portfolio (BNGXX)
    Northern Institutional U.S. Government Select Portfolio (BGSXX)

    With Northern Trust Since 2000
    Began Career in 2000

    Peter Yi, Senior Vice President at Northern Trust, is Director of Money Markets within the short duration fixed income group. In this capacity, Peter manages the team responsible for Northern Trust’s registered money market mutual funds, Short Term Investment Funds (STIFs) and separately managed institutional client mandates. His daily responsibilities are to develop and oversee strategies for the money market business. Mr. Yi is also a Senior Portfolio Manager and currently co-manages the Northern Institutional U.S. Government Portfolio, Northern Institutional U.S. Government Select Portfolio, Northern Institutional Government Assets Portfolio, Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio, Northern Money Market Fund, Northern U.S. Government Money Market Fund and the Northern U.S. Government Select Money Market.

    Mr. Yi is a member of the Northern Trust Fixed Income Product Council, Northern Trust Interest Rate Strategy Committee, Northern Trust OTC Counterparty and Collateral Risk Committee and the Securities Lending Collateral Committee. He also serves on the Money Market Advisory Board for the Investment Company Institute and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

    Mr. Yi received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is an active CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.

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    Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

    You could lose money by investing in the Portfolio. Because the share price of the Portfolio will fluctuate, when you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you originally paid for them. The Portfolio may impose a fee upon sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Portfolio's liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the Portfolio is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Portfolio's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Portfolio, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Portfolio at any time.

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