Paid Distributions

2018 

May

Record Date
05/30/2018
Ex, Pay and Reinvest Date
05/31/2018
Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Total Distributions
(per share)
Amana Mutual Funds Trust
Amana Income
Investor Shares (AMANX)
$0.29000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.29000
Amana Income
Institutional Shares (AMINX)
$0.36000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.36000
Amana Growth
Investor Shares (AMAGX)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Amana Growth
Institutional Shares (AMIGX)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Amana Developing World
Investor Shares (AMDWX)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Amana Developing World
Institutional Shares (AMIDX)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Amana Participation
Investor Shares (AMAPX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Amana Participation
Institutional Shares (AMIPX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

2017

December

Record Date
12/28/2017
Ex, Pay and Reinvest Date
12/29/2017
Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Total Distributions
(per share)
Amana Mutual Funds Trust
Amana Income
Investor Shares (AMANX)
$0.28200 $0.00 $2.40850 $2.69050
Amana Income
Institutional Shares (AMINX)
$0.37300 $0.00 $2.40850 $2.78150
Amana Growth
Investor Shares (AMAGX)
$0.17279 $0.00 $3.63810 $3.81089
Amana Growth
Institutional Shares (AMIGX)
$0.25523 $0.00 $3.63810 $3.89333
Amana Developing World
Investor Shares (AMDWX)
$0.01904 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01904
Amana Developing World
Institutional Shares (AMIDX)
$0.02888 $0.00 $0.00 $0.02888
Amana Participation
Investor Shares (AMAPX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Amana Participation
Institutional Shares (AMIPX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Record Date
12/28/2017
Ex, Pay, and Reinvest
Date 12/29/2017
Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Tax-Free Income Total Distributions
(per share)
Saturna Investment Trust
Idaho Tax-Exempt
(NITEX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Saturna Sustainable Bond
(SEBFX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Saturna Sustainable Equity
(SEEFX)
$0.08914 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.08914
Sextant Bond Income
(SBIFX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Core
(SCORX)
$0.17223 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.17223
Sextant Global High Income
(SGHIX)
$0.30418 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.30418
Sextant Growth
Investor Shares (SSGFX)
$0.07174 $0.05660 $1.28660 $0.00 $1.41494
Sextant Growth
Z Shares (SGZFX)
$0.16837 $0.05660 $1.28660 $0.00 $1.51157
Sextant International
Investor Shares (SSIFX)
$0.17129 $0.00 $1.26780 $0.00 $1.43909
Sextant International
Z Shares (SIFZX)
$0.18652 $0.00 $1.26780 $0.00 $1.45432
Sextant Short-Term Bond
(STBFX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00217 $0.00 $0.00217

November

Record Date
11/29/2017
Ex, Pay, and Reinvest
Date 11/30/2017
Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Tax-Free Income Total Distributions
(per share)
Saturna Investment Trust
Idaho Tax-Exempt
(NITEX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Saturna Sustainable Bond
(SEBFX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Saturna Sustainable Equity
(SEEFX)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Bond Income
(SBIFX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Core
(SCORX)
$0.00323 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00323
Sextant Global High Income
(SGHIX)
$0.00578 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00578
Sextant Growth
Investor Shares (SSGFX)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Growth
Z Shares (SGZFX)
$0.01550 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01550
Sextant International
Investor Shares (SSIFX)
$0.06275 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.06275
Sextant International
Z Shares (SIFZX)
$0.09253 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.09253
Sextant Short-Term Bond
(STBFX)
Daily $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

May

Record Date 05/30/2017 Ex, Pay and Reinvest Date 05/31/2017 Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Total Distributions 
(per share)
Amana Mutual Funds Trust
Amana Income
Investor Shares (AMANX)
$0.25000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.25000
Amana Income
Institutional Shares (AMINX)
$0.30000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.30000

2016

December

Record Date
12/29/2016
Ex, Pay and Reinvest Date
12/30/2016
Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Total Distributions
(per share)
Amana Mutual Funds Trust
Amana Income
Investor Shares (AMANX)
$0.33083 $0.00 $1.22684 $1.55767
Amana Income
Institutional Shares (AMINX)
$0.46887 $0.00 $1.22684 $1.69571 
Amana Growth
Investor Shares (AMAGX)
$0.22373 $0.00 $3.88473 $4.10845
Amana Growth
Institutional Shares (AMIGX)
$0.27031 $0.00 $3.88743 $4.15504
Amana Developing World
Investor Shares (AMDWX)
$0.02477 $0.00 $0.00 $0.02477
Amana Developing World
Institutional Shares (AMIDX)
$0.06724 $0.00 $0.00 $0.06724
Amana Participation
Investor Shares (AMDWX)
$0.01708 $0.01115 $0.00 $0.02823
Amana Participation
Institutional Shares (AMIDX)
$0.01891 $0.01115 $0.00 $0.03006
Record Date 12/29/2016 Ex, Pay, and Reinvest Date 12/30/2016 Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Tax-Free Income Total Distributions (per share)
Saturna Investment Trust
Idaho Tax-Exempt (NITEX) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01073 $0.01073
Saturna Sustainable Bond (SEBFX) $0.01991 $0.00973 $0.00501 $0.00 $0.03465
Saturna Sustainable Equity (SEEFX) $0.05345 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.05345
Sextant Bond Income (SBIFX) $0.01224 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01224
Sextant Core (SCORX) $0.16871 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.16871
Sextant Global High Income (SGHIX) $0.44063 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.44063
Sextant Growth (SSGFX) $0.08894 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.08894
Sextant International (SSIFX) $0.13976 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.13976
Sextant Short-Term Bond (STBFX) $0.00539 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00539

November

Record Date 11/29/2016 Ex, Pay, and Reinvest Date 11/30/2016 Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Tax-Free Income Total Distributions (per share)
Saturna Investment Trust
Idaho Tax-Exempt (NITEX) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00143 $0.01036 $0.01179
Saturna Sustainable Bond (SEBFX) $0.01743 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01743
Saturna Sustainable Equity (SEEFX) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Bond Income (SBIFX) $0.01169 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01169
Sextant Core (SCORX) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Global High Income (SGHIX) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sextant Growth (SSGFX) $0.02000 $0.00 $0.71708 $0.00 $0.73708
Sextant International (SSIFX) $0.05000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.05000
Sextant Short-Term Bond (STBFX) $0.00404 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00404

May

Record Date 05/30/2016 Ex, Pay and Reinvest Date 05/31/2016 Dividend Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Total Distributions 
(per share)
Amana Mutual Funds Trust
Amana Income
Investor Shares (AMANX)
$0.29000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.29000
Amana Income
Institutional Shares (AMINX)
$0.33900 $0.00 $0.00 $0.33900

Historical distributions are listed on each Fund's indivudal pages. Click a Fund's name above to view historical distribution information.

Regulations regarding distributions can be complex, and there are several methods for managing your tax liability. Please consult a tax advisor about your particular circumstances. You also may obtain helpful information by calling the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040 or visiting www.irs.gov.

The amounts in this chart do not reflect amounts for qualified dividends. However, those amounts, if applicable, will appear on Form 1099-DIV sent in late January. For more information on tax documentation, please visit Tax Documentation.

Amana, Saturna Sustainable, Sextant, and Idaho Funds pay per-share distributions to shareowners invested in a fund on the Record Date. On the Payable Date, each fund's share price is reduced by the amount of its distribution.

Dividend income estimates for funds that declare distributions daily are not listed, although they may pay distributions. In addition, some funds in the chart may show no estimated distributions at this time. However, please keep in mind that this may change.

Further Information About Distributions

What are distributions?

Distributions can be two different types: income and capital gains. Mutual fund companies must pass along at least 98% of their net investment income and 98.2% of their capital gains to their shareowners.

A fund pays income distributions if the securities in the fund's portfolio pay dividends or interest to the fund.

A fund pays capital gain distributions if the sale of securities within the fund creates a profit. Such profits, or gains, can be designated as short-term or long-term depending on how long the fund held the securities in its portfolio, and not on when you purchased fund shares.

Why are some distributions larger than others?

The amount of a distribution can increase when the dividend payments or profits increase. A fund's capital gain distribution, however, is not necessarily a reflection of its overall performance. Because regulations regarding distributions are complex, you may want to consult a tax advisor about your circumstances.

If distributions are paid to you by funds you own, the amount(s) paid will be shown on your fourth quarter statement. Taxable accounts holding taxable funds will also receieve IRS Form 1099-DIV, sent in late January. For more information on tax documentation, please visit Tax Documentation.

Why do funds pay distributions?

Tax rules require mutual funds to distribute at least 98% of net investment income and at least 98.2% of capital gains to shareowners each year. The rules also allow mutual funds to offset capital gains with losses carried forward from a prior year.

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 BondSextant Bond IncomeSaturna 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.