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2016 Important Dates and Tax-Related Materials



Description Date Accounts
Required Minimum Distribution September 30 A letter will be mailed to investors who have reached 70½ or who will reach 70½ in 2016 reminding them of minimum distribution requirements.
Estimated Capital Gains December 5
A letter will be mailed to nonretirement equity and fixed income investors with 10/31/16 capital gain estimates.
Record date December 14* Record date for distributions.
Payable date December 15* Distributions are paid.
Year-end Statements January 6 Statements will be mailed to all shareholders.
Corporate DRD Letter January 31
Corporate shareholders who may be eligible for the dividends received deduction (DRD).
Required Minimum Distribution January 31 A letter will be mailed to investors who will be reaching 70½ in 2017 reminding them of minimum distribution requirements.
1099-DIV January 31** Shareholders in nonretirement accounts who received taxable distributions and exempt-interest dividends in 2016.
1099-Q January 31** Shareholders in 529s or Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) who redeemed or exchanged shares in 2016.***
1099-R January 31** Shareholders who received Individual Retirement Account (IRA) distributions in 2016.
1099-B January 31** Shareholders (excluding money market funds and retirement accounts) who redeemed or exchanged shares in 2016. (Includes cost basis information.)
1042-S March 15 All nonresident alien shareholders who received dividends or capital gains distributions from a nonretirement account, or an account distribution from an IRA or employer-sponsored plan.
5498-ESA May 1
ESA shareholders who made contributions for 2016.
5498 May 1 IRA shareholders who made contributions for 2016, including rollover contributions.


*The Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund will pay 2016 capital gains on December 19 for shareholders of record as of December 16.

**Shareholders in the Global Real Estate Index Fund and the Multi-Manager Global Real Estate Fund will not receive tax information for those funds until February; as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) often don’t provide complete tax information until after the calendar year-end.

***Northern Funds does not offer 529s.

If a date falls on a non business day or holiday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) due date is the next business day.

Note: Northern Funds does not provide tax reporting for: corporate accounts (other than S corporations), institutional accounts and Northern Trust trust accounts.


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An investment in Northern Funds is not insured by the FDIC, and is not a deposit or obligation of, or guaranteed by The Northern Trust Company or any affiliate. An investment in Northern Funds involves risks, including possible loss of principal.

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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