State Tax-Free Funds' Distributions
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Federal and State Taxability of State Tax-Free Funds' Distributions for Calendar Year 2014

Dividends from tax-exempt mutual funds are taxed differently at the federal, state and local levels.

Federal Tax Treatment

Federal tax law allows dividends from mutual funds investing in municipal obligations to be considered tax-exempt dividends. Exempt-interest dividends are reported on IRS Form 1099-DIV, Box 10. The amount reported on your IRS Form 1099-DIV, Box 1a, represents the amount of taxable income that can result from normal investment operations of municipal funds and short-term capital gain distributions. IRS Form 1099-DIV, Box 2a is taxable capital gain distributions. The amounts reported on your form 1099-DIV must be included in your tax return.

State and Local Tax Treatment

Some of the Federal tax-exempt dividends may also be exempt from state and local taxes, depending on where you file your return. Listed below is the percentage of income by state. As state and local tax regulations vary from state to state, not all permit such exclusion. If the tax law of your state provides for the exemption, multiply the total income distribution shown on your year-end account statement by the appropriate percentage on the next pages. This amount can be excluded and the remaining balance should be reported on your state tax return.

This notice is provided to you for informational purposes only, and should not be considered tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for further assistance.

For any other questions, please contact the Fund(s) at 1-800-848-0920.

State Nationwide HighMark California Intermediate Tax Free Bond Fund Nationwide HighMark National Intermediate Tax Free Bond Fund Nationwide Ziegler Wisconsin Tax Exempt Fund
Alabama 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Alaska 0.00% 5.44% 0.00%
Arizona 0.00% 4.34% 0.00%
Arkansas 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
California 100.00% 23.10% 0.00%
Colorado 0.00% 0.51% 0.00%
Connecticut 0.00% 0.84% 0.00%
Delaware 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
District of Columbia 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Florida 0.00% 5.61% 0.00%
Georgia 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Guam 0.00% 0.00% 1.68%
Hawaii 0.00% 8.07% 0.00%
Idaho 0.00% 7.14% 0.00%
Illinois 0.00% 7.62% 0.00%
Indiana 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Iowa 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Kansas 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Kentucky 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Louisiana 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Maine 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Maryland 0.00% 0.29% 0.00%
Massachusetts 0.00% 4.76% 0.20%
Michigan 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Minnesota 0.00% 0.72% 0.00%
Mississippi 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Missouri 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Montana 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Nebraska 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Nevada 0.00% 3.32% 0.00%
New Hampshire 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
New Jersey 0.00% 3.63% 0.00%
New Mexico 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
New York 0.00% 3.99% 0.00%
North Carolina 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
North Dakota 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Ohio 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Oklahoma 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Oregon 0.00% 2.61% 0.00%
Pennsylvania 0.00% 0.41% 0.00%
Puerto Rico 0.00% 0.00% 19.10%
Rhode Island 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
South Carolina 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
South Dakota 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Tennessee 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Texas 0.00% 13.14% 0.00%
Utah 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Vermont 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Virginia 0.00% 1.18% 0.00%
Virgin Islands 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Washington 0.00% 3.28% 0.00%
West Virginia 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 79.02%
Wyoming 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
       
Alternative Minimum Tax* 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

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