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NAV AS OF 05/23/19

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$12.04

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Summary

For those aggressive investors seeking competitive long-term investment returns through a broadly diversified portfolio, this Fund may be a good choice for you. The Small Cap Index Fund seeks to offer investment results, before expenses, approximating the aggregate price and dividend performance of the securities included in the Russell 2000 Index. Our experienced investment team does not use traditional methods of investment management of the Fund, rather the team will buy and sell securities in response to changes in the Russell 2000 Index.

Fund Objective

Seeks to Replicate Index

Fund Strategy

  • Passively managed, the Fund seeks to duplicate the investment composition and overall performance of the stocks included in the Russell 2000® Index.
  • Invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities in the Index, in weightings that approximate the relative composition of the Index.
  • Use proprietary quantitative techniques designed to minimize trading costs.

Investor Profile

If you are an aggressive investor seeking competitive long-term investment returns through a broadly diversified portfolio, this Fund may be appropriate for you. It seeks to offer investment results, before expenses, approximating the aggregate price and dividend performance of the securities included in the Russell 2000 Index.

Risk/Reward Potential

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Overall Morningstar Rating TM

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                4 stars for the Morningstar rating

Among 629 small blend funds derived from a weighted average of the fund's 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/19.

Small Cap Core received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 629 small blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 525 funds and 3 stars for the 10-year rating among 378 funds.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating," is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.

Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

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Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds.

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