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Morningstar Ratings

 
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Overall Morningstar RatingsTM for select Northern Funds as of 11/30/17

 (based on risk-adjusted total return)

Equity Funds
Global Tactical Asset Allocation Morningstar Rating
Among 400 world allocation funds
Income Equity ”Morningstar
Among 1,107 large value funds
Large Cap Core ”Morningstar
Among 1,107 large value funds
Mid Cap Index ”Morningstar
Among 357 mid-cap blend funds
Multi-Manager Global Listed Infrastructure ”Morningstar
Among 76 infrastructure funds
Small Cap Value ”Morningstar
Among 338 small value funds
Stock Index ”Morningstar
Among 1,219 large blend funds
Fixed Income Funds
Arizona Tax-Exempt ”Morningstar
Among 148 municipal single state intermediate funds
Core Bond Morningstar Rating
Among 845 intermediate-term bond funds
Multi-Manager High Yield Opportunity Morningstar Rating
Among 612 high yield bond 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.

Global Tactical Asset Allocation received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 400 world allocation funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 346 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 168 funds.

Income Equity received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,107 large value funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 966 funds and 5 stars for the 10-year rating among 691 funds.

Large Cap Core received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,107 large value funds, 5 stars for the 5-year rating among 966 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 691 funds.

Mid Cap Index received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 357 mid-cap blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 325 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 218 funds.

Multi-Manager Global Listed Infrastructure received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 76 infrastructure funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 48 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

Small Cap Value received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 338 small value funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 298 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 201 funds.

Stock Index received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,219 large blend funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 1,083 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 797 funds.

Arizona Tax-Exempt received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 148 municipal single state intermediate funds, 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 137 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 119 funds.

Core Bond received 3 stars for the 3-year rating among 845 intermediate-term bond funds, 3 stars for the 5-year rating among 779 funds and 4 stars for the 10-year rating among 551 funds.

Multi-Manager High Yield Opportunity received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 612 high yield bond funds and 4 stars for the 5-year rating among 494 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.

©2017 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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