497 1 d439978d497.htm NORTHERN FUNDS Northern Funds

November 21, 2012


Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549



Northern Funds (the “Trust”)

1933 Act Registration No. 033-73404

1940 Act Registration No. 811-08236

Ladies and Gentlemen:

On behalf of the Trust, transmitted herewith for filing pursuant to Rule 497 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Rule 497”), are exhibits containing risk/return summary information in the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format that reflect the risk/return summary information included in the prospectus supplement for the Trust’s Multi-Manager Funds dated November 16, 2012, filed pursuant to Rule 497 on November 16, 2012 (accession number 0001193125-12-473607).

Questions and comments concerning the filing may be directed to the undersigned at (312) 557-1441.


Very truly yours,

/s/ Jose J. Del Real

Jose J. Del Real




Craig Carberry, Esquire

Diana E. McCarthy, Esquire