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Summary

You may find this Fund attractive if you are in investor who is seeking higher current income, but potentially less price volatility than the Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund, with income exempt from regular federal income tax. It is well suited for income-oriented investors in higher tax brackets who are willing to accept some risk of principal in exchange for higher yield potential. Income from the Fund may be subject to federal alternative minimum tax (AMT), state and local taxes. We focus on producing conservative tax-free income while managing portfolio risk. The Fund's average maturity ranges from one year to less than six years. We believe investing in a broad range of municipal securities with short to intermediate-term maturities can provide greater stability of principal than is generally available from longer-term, higher-yielding bonds.

Fund Objective

Current Tax-Exempt Income

Fund Strategy

  • Maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity range, under normal circumstances, between one and six years.
  • Invest in high-quality securities, primarily investment-grade debt.
  • Select investments on the basis of their relative value with a focus on total return.

Investor Profile

If you are an investor seeking higher current income, but potentially less price volatility than the Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund, with income exempt from regular federal income tax, you may find this Fund attractive. It is well suited for income-oriented investors in higher tax brackets who are willing to accept some risk of principal in exchange for higher yield potential. Income from the Fund may be subject to federal alternative minimum tax (AMT), state and local taxes.

Risk/Reward Potential

risk reward

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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