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2017 Important Dates and Tax-Related Materials



Description Date Accounts
Required Minimum Distribution October 6 A letter will be mailed to investors who have reached 70½ or who will reach 70½ in 2017 reminding them of minimum distribution requirements.
Estimated Capital Gains December 5
A letter will be mailed to nonretirement equity and fixed income investors with 10/31/17 capital gain estimates.
Record date December 20* Record date for distributions.
Payable date December 21* Distributions are paid.
Year-end Statements January 8 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 2018 reminding them of minimum distribution requirements.
1099-DIV January 31** Shareholders in nonretirement accounts who received taxable distributions and exempt-interest dividends in 2017.
1099-Q January 31** Shareholders in 529s or Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) who redeemed or exchanged shares in 2017.***
1099-R January 31** Shareholders who received Individual Retirement Account (IRA) distributions in 2017.
1099-B January 31** Shareholders (excluding money market funds and retirement accounts) who redeemed or exchanged shares in 2017. (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 2017.
5498 May 1 IRA shareholders who made contributions for 2017, including rollover contributions.


*The Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund will pay 2017 capital gains on December 26 for shareholders of record as of December 22.

**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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The Money Market Fund and the Municipal Money Market Fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Fund’s liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors.

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