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Month-end Performance

As of December 31, 2016

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Average Annual Total Return Ticker 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Expense
Amana Developing World Investor Shares AMDWX 0.97% -5.49% -2.20% n/a 1.51% 0.53%
Amana Developing World Institutional Shares AMIDX 1.22% -5.21% n/a n/a 1.20% 0.00%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index 11.19% -2.55% 1.27% 1.84% n/a n/a
Amana Growth Investor Shares AMAGX 7.62% 6.91% 10.79% 7.10% 1.09% 0.61%
Amana Growth Institutional Shares AMIGX 7.85% 7.15% n/a n/a 0.85% 0.70%
S&P 500 Index 11.96% 8.87% 14.64% 6.94% n/a n/a
Russell 1000 Growth Index 7.07% 8.55% 14.48% 8.33% n/a n/a
Amana Income Investor Shares AMANX 9.34% 5.04% 10.51% 7.36% 1.15% 1.40%
Amana Income Institutional Shares AMINX 9.63% 5.31% n/a n/a 0.90% 1.51%
S&P 500 Index 11.96% 8.87% 14.64% 6.94% n/a n/a
Russell 1000 Value Index 17.33% 8.58% 14.78% 5.70% n/a n/a
Amana Participation Investor Shares AMAPX 2.34% n/a n/a n/a 1.12% 2.19%
Amana Participation Institutional Shares AMIPX 2.56% n/a n/a n/a 0.72% 2.41%
Citi Sukuk Index 4.01% 3.98% 4.01% 4.18% n/a n/a
Idaho Tax-Exempt NITEX -0.60% 2.76% 2.01% 3.22% 0.67% 1.75%
S&P Idaho Municipal Bond Index 0.95% 4.94% 4.23% 4.65% n/a n/a
Saturna Sustainable Equity SEEFX -1.43% n/a n/a n/a 1.23% 0.63%
S&P Global 1200 Index 8.87% 4.43% 10.90% 4.50% n/a n/a
Saturna Sustainable Bond SEBFX 1.85% n/a n/a n/a 1.02% 4.14%
Citi World BIG Bond Index 1.95% -0.18% 0.29% 3.36% n/a n/a
Sextant Bond Income SBIFX 3.91% 3.62% 2.52% 4.20% 1.03% 2.58%
Citi US Broad Investment-Grade Bond Index 2.66% 3.01% 2.22% 4.42% n/a n/a
Sextant Core SCORX 4.22% 1.84% 4.41% n/a 1.02% 1.24%
Dow Jones Moderate Portfolio Index 7.68% 3.88% 7.37% 5.07% n/a n/a
Sextant Global High Income SGHIX 19.54% 2.37% n/a n/a 1.06% 3.76%
S&P Global 1200 Index 8.87% 4.43% 10.90% 4.50% n/a n/a
Bloomberg Global High Yield Corporate Bond Index 14.78% 2.96% 6.84% n/a n/a n/a
Sextant Growth SSGFX -0.46% 3.35% 10.41% 5.13% 0.90% 0.19%
S&P 500 Index 11.96% 8.87% 14.64% 6.94% n/a n/a
Russell 1000 Growth Index 7.07% 8.55% 14.48% 8.33% n/a n/a
Sextant International SSIFX 7.11% -0.87% 2.51% 1.95% 1.05% 0.42%
MSCI EAFE Index 1.51% -1.15% 7.01% 1.22% n/a n/a
Sextant Short-Term Bond STBFX 1.47% 1.16% 0.91% 2.38% 1.21% 1.05%
Citi USBIG Govt/Corp 1-3 Year Index 1.25% 0.85% 0.88% 2.42% n/a n/a

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¹ Expense ratios shown are as stated in a Fund's most recent prospectus or summary prospectus; September 22, 2016, for Amana Income, Amana Growth, Amana Developing World, and Amana Participation; March 29, 2016, for Saturna Sustainable Bond Fund and Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund; March 29, 2016, for Sextant Growth, Sextant International, Sextant Core, Sextant Global High Income, Sextant Short-Term Bond and Sextant Bond Income; and March 29, 2016, for Idaho Tax-Exempt. The Adviser has voluntarily capped actual expenses of Saturna Sustainable Bond and Sextant Global High Income Fund at 0.89%, actual expenses of Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund at 0.99%, actual expenses of Sextant Short-Term Bond at 0.75%, and actual expenses of Sextant Bond Income at 0.90% through March 31, 2017.

² A Fund's 30-Day Yield, sometimes referred to as "standardized yield" or "SEC yield,” is expressed as an annual percentage rate using a method of calculation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The 30-Day Yield provides an estimate of a Fund's investment income rate, but may not equal the actual income distribution rate. Without the voluntary expense cap, the 30-Day Yield for Saturna Sustainable Bond Fund would have been 3.41%, Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund would have been 0.00%, Sextant Bond Income Fund would have been 2.18%, Sextant Global High Income Fund would have been 3.02%, and Sextant Short-Term Bond Fund would have been 0.46%.

There are no redemption fees on Saturna's Funds, with the exception of the Amana Participation Fund, which charges 2% on shares redeemed within 182 days of purchase.

The Amana Participation Fund began operations on September 28, 2015.

The Saturna Sustainable Bond and Equity Funds began operations on March 27, 2015.

Performance data quoted represents past performance which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance data quoted. Standardized returns current to the most recent month-end can be obtained by visiting our Month-End Returns Page or by calling toll free 1-800-728-8762. Saturna Capital, the Funds' adviser, has absorbed, currently or in the past, certain Fund expenses, without which total returns would have been lower.

The S&P 500 is an index comprised of 500 widely held common stocks considered to be representative of the US stock market in general. The Russell 1000 Value Index is a widely recognized index of large-cap value stocks. The Russell 1000 Growth index is a widely recognized index of large-cap growth stocks. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index, produced by Morgan Stanley Capital International, measures equity market performance in over 20 emerging market countries. The MSCI EAFE Index is an international index focused on Europe, Australasia, and the Far East. The Dow Jones Moderate Portfolio Index is a broad-based index of stock and bond prices. The S&P Global 1200 Index is a global stock market index covering nearly 70% of the world's equity markets. The Bloomberg Global High Yield Corporate Bond Index is a rules-based, market-value weighted index engineered to measure the non-investment grade fixed-rate, taxable, global corporate bond market. The Citi Sukuk Index measures the performance of global Islamic fixed income securities, also known as sukuk. The Citi Gov./Corp. Investment Grade Index 1-3 Years is a broad-based index of shorter-term investment grade US government and corporate bond prices. The Citi Broad Investment Grade Bond Index is a broad-based index of medium and long-term investment grade bond prices. The Standard and Poor's Idaho Municipal Bond Index is a broad-based index of Idaho municipal bond prices. The Citi World BIG Bond Index is a multi-asset, multi-currency index, which provides a broad-based measure of the global fixed income markets.

A Few Words About Risk

By diversifying its investments, each Fund seeks to reduce the risk of owning only a few securities. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

The Funds (except Sextant Growth and Idaho Tax-Exempt Funds) may invest in non-US companies and in foreign markets. Investing in foreign securities involves risks not typically associated directly with investing in US securities. These risks include fluctuations in exchange rates of foreign currencies; less public information with respect to issuers of securities; less governmental supervision of exchanges, issuers, and brokers; and lack of uniform accounting, auditing, and financial reporting standards. There is also a risk of adverse political, social, or diplomatic developments that affect investment in foreign countries.

The Amana Growth and Sextant Growth Funds typically invest in smaller and less seasoned companies than the Income Fund, which may lead to greater variability in the Growth Funds' returns. Growth stocks, which can be priced on future expectations rather than current results, may decline substantially when expectations are not met or general market conditions weaken.

The Sextant Core Fund involves the risks of both equity and debt investing, although it seeks to mitigate these risks by maintaining a widely diversified portfolio that includes domestic stocks, foreign stocks, short and long-term bonds, and money market instruments.

Investment in the Sextant Global High Income Fund entails the risks of both equity and debt securities, although it seeks to mitigate these risks through a widely diversified portfolio that includes foreign and domestic stocks and bonds. Issuers of high-yield securities are generally not as strong financially as those issuing higher quality securities. Investments in high-yield securities can be speculative in nature. High-yield bonds may have low or no ratings, and may be considered "junk bonds."

The risks inherent in the Sextant Short-Term Bond, Sextant Bond Income, Saturna Sustainable Bond, and Idaho Tax-Exempt Funds depend primarily on the terms and quality of the obligations in their portfolios, as well as on bond market conditions. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. When interest rates fall, bond prices go up. Bonds with longer maturities (such as those held by the Bond Income Fund) usually are more sensitive to interest rate changes than bonds with shorter maturities (such as those held by the Short-Term Bond Fund). The Funds entail credit risk, which is the possibility that a bond will not be able to pay interest or principal when due. If the credit quality of a bond is perceived to decline, investors will demand a higher yield, which means a lower price on that bond to compensate for the higher level of risk.

In addition to the fixed-income market risks above, the Amana Participation Fund entails risks specific to investing in sukuk. Sukuk structures may be significantly more complicated than conventional bonds and often include a series of entities created specifically to support the sukuk structure. In addition, sukuk are largely created in or otherwise subject to the risks of developing economies, many of which have weak or inconsistent accounting, legal, and financial infrastructure. The structural complexity of sukuk, along with the weak infrastructure of the sukuk market, increases risks of investing in sukuk, including operational, legal, and investment risks.

The Idaho Tax-Exempt Fund's investments are susceptible to factors adversely affecting Idaho, such as political, economic, and financial trends unique to this relatively small state. Investing only in Idaho bonds means that the Fund's investments are more concentrated than other mutual funds, and relatively few bond price changes may lead to underperformance compared to investments selected in greater number and/or from a wider universe.

Islamic principles restrict the Amana Funds' ability to invest in certain stocks and market sectors, such as financial companies and fixed-income securities. This limits opportunities and may affect performance.

The Saturna Sustainable Funds limit the securities they purchase to those consistent with sustainable principles. This limits opportunities and may affect performance.

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