2012 Estimated Capital Gain Distributions

Northern Funds will pay 2012 capital gains on December 19 for shareholders of record as of December 18. These amounts are estimates as of October 31, 2012 and may change based on final tax adjustments and differences in total fund shares. Northern Money Market Funds will not be paying any capital gains for 2012.

Payment or reinvestment of these distributions will be made based on the instructions you have previously provided. The actual distribution amounts will be reported on your year-end statement and on your Form 1099-DIV, which will be mailed to you in January 2013. Final distribution amounts will also be available after December 20, 2012 on northernfunds.com.

 

Estimated Short- and Long-Term Capital Gains Per Share

Northern Fixed Income Funds

Short-Term Gain

Long-Term Gain

Total Distribution

Arizona Tax-Exempt

$0.06

$0.08

$0.14

Bond Index

$0.03

$0.05

$0.08

California Intermediate Tax-Exempt

$0.08

$0.04

$0.12

California Tax-Exempt

$0.29

$0.03

$0.32

Core Bond

$0.17

$0.08

$0.25

Fixed Income

$0.18

$0.04

$0.22

Global Fixed Income

$0.01

$0.92

$0.93

High Yield Fixed Income

High Yield Municipal

Intermediate Tax-Exempt

$0.14

$0.08

$0.22

Multi-Manager High Yield Opportunity

$0.09

$0.09

Short Bond

Short-Intermediate Tax-Exempt

$0.01

$0.01

Short-Intermediate U.S. Government

$0.23

$0.03

$0.26

Tax-Advantaged Ultra-Short Fixed Income

Tax-Exempt

$0.20

$0.09

$0.29

Ultra-Short Fixed Income

$0.01

$0.01

U.S. Government

$0.28

$0.01

$0.29

U.S. Treasury Index

$0.07

$0.64

$0.71

Northern Equity Funds

Short-Term Gain

Long-Term Gain

Total Distribution

Emerging Markets Equity Index

Enhanced Large Cap

Global Real Estate Index*

Global Sustainability Index

Global Tactical Asset Allocation**

Income Equity

International Equity

International Equity Index

Large Cap Equity

Large Cap Growth

Large Cap Value

Mid Cap Index

$0.02

$0.28

$0.30

Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity

Multi-Manager Global Listed Infrastructure

Multi-Manager Global Real Estate*

$0.08

$0.59

$0.67

Multi-Manager International Equity

Multi-Manager Large Cap

$0.13

$1.03

$1.16

Multi-Manager Mid Cap

$0.49

$0.49

Multi-Manager Small Cap

$0.20

$0.20

Small Cap Core

$0.03

$0.03

Small Cap Index

$0.07

$0.07

Small Cap Value

$0.41

$0.41

Stock Index

Technology

 

*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.

** The Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund will pay 2012 capital gain distributions on December 26 for shareholders of record as of December 24.

If you have any questions, contact your financial advisor or call the Northern Funds Center at 800-595-9111 weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

 
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