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Northern Trust Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $169.7 Million, Earnings Per Common Share of $0.70.

January 22, 2014

Full Year Net Income of $731.3 Million , Earnings Per Common Share of $2.99 . CHICAGO --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Northern Trust Corporation today reported fourth quarter net income per diluted common share of $0.70 , up from $0.69 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and down from $0.84 in the third quarter of 2013. Net income was $169.7 million in the current quarter, up 1% from $167.7 million in the prior year fourth quarter, and down 18% from $206.5 million in the prior quarter. Return on average common equity was 8.7% in the current quarter, compared to 8.8% in the prior year quarter and 10.6% in the prior quarter. The current quarter includes a $19.2 million pre-tax charge ( $11.9 million after tax, or $0.05 per common share) in connection with an agreement to resolve certain long-standing class action litigation. Excluding the charge, fourth quarter results would have reflected net income per common share of $0.75 , net income of $181.6 million , and return on average common equity of 9.3%. The prior quarter included a $32.6 million pre-tax gain ( $20.3 million after tax, or $0.08 per common share) on the sale of an office building property. Excluding the gain, the prior quarter results would have reflected net income per common share of $0.76 , net income of $186.2 million , and return on average common equity of 9.6%. Reported net income per common share for the full year was $2.99 , compared to the prior year’s $2.81 per common share. Net income for 2013 totaled $731.3 million , up $44.0 million , or 6%, from the prior year’s $687.3 million . Frederick H. Waddell , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our fourth quarter and full year results reflect continued focus on serving our clients and improving the profitability and returns of our business. Our return on equity improved to 9.5% in 2013 from 9.3% in 2012 and 8.6% in 2011. We increased our quarterly dividend to $0.31 per share and repurchased 5.5 million shares in 2013, returning $609.0 million in capital to our shareholders compared to $449.8 million in 2012. "Strong new business and higher equity markets drove client assets under custody and under management up 16% and 17%, respectively, compared to the prior year. "Despite 8% growth in trust, investment and other servicing fees, overall revenue growth of 5% in 2013 was dampened by the challenging interest rate environment. Expense growth of 4% reflects the growth in our business and ongoing investment to support technology initiatives and regulatory and compliance requirements.” FOURTH QUARTER 2013 PERFORMANCE VS. FOURTH QUARTER 2012 Net income per common share was $0.70 in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $0.69 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income for the current quarter was $169.7 million , up 1% from $167.7 million in the prior year quarter. The current quarter includes the $19.2 million pre-tax charge in connection with the agreement to resolve certain long-standing class action litigation related to the Corporation’s securities lending program. The prior year quarter included restructuring and integration related pre-tax charges of $8.2 million ( $5.2 million after tax, or $0.02 per common share). Consolidated revenue of $1.05 billion in the current quarter was up $75.5 million , or 8%, from $969.7 million in the prior year quarter. Noninterest income, which represented 76% of revenue, increased $59.8 million , or 8%, to $795.3 million from the prior year quarter’s $735.5 million , primarily reflecting higher trust, investment and other servicing fees and foreign exchange trading income. Net interest income for the quarter on a fully taxable equivalent (FTE) basis increased $15.5 million , or 7%, to $259.1 million compared to $243.6 million in the prior year quarter, due to higher levels of average earning assets, partially offset by a decrease in the net interest margin. Trust, investment and other servicing fees were $673.8 million in the current quarter, up $51.2 million , or 8%, from $622.6 million in the prior year quarter. The increase primarily reflects new business and the favorable impact of equity markets, partially offset by higher waived fees in money market mutual funds. Assets under custody and assets under management are the primary drivers of our trust, investment and other servicing fees. The following table provides the assets under custody and assets under management of Northern Trust’s Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) and Wealth Management business units. December 31 , September 30 , December 31 , % Change % Change ($ In Billions) 2013 2013 2012 Q4-13/Q3-13 Q4-13/Q4-12 Assets Under Custody Corporate & Institutional $ 5,079.7 $ 4,766.5 $ 4,358.6 7 % 17 % Wealth Management 496.0 470.5 446.3 5 11 Total Assets Under Custody $ 5,575.7 $ 5,237.0 $ 4,804.9 6 % 16 % Assets Under Management Corporate & Institutional $ 662.7 $ 634.6 $ 561.2 4 % 18 % Wealth Management 221.8 211.6 197.7 5 12 Total Assets Under Management $ 884.5 $ 846.2 $ 758.9 5 % 17 % C&IS trust, investment and other servicing fees increased $26.8 million , or 8%, to $371.1 million in the current quarter from the prior year quarter’s $344.3 million . Q4 Q4 Change Q4 2013 ($ In Millions) 2013 2012 from Q4 2012 C&IS Trust , Investment and Other Servicing Fees Custody and Fund Administration $ 251.3 $ 224.7 $ 26.6 12 % Investment Management 74.9 74.2 0.7 1 Securities Lending 21.8 20.3 1.5 7 Other 23.1 25.1 (2.0) (8) Total $ 371.1 $ 344.3 $ 26.8 8 % Custody and fund administration fees, the largest component of C&IS fees, increased 12%, primarily driven by new business and the favorable impact of equity markets. C&IS investment management fees increased 1%. New business and the favorable impact of equity markets were offset by higher waived fees in money market mutual funds. Money market mutual fund fee waivers in C&IS, attributable to persistent low short-term interest rates, totaled $14.7 million in the current quarter, compared to waived fees of $5.7 million in the prior year quarter. Securities lending revenue increased 7%, primarily reflecting higher volumes in the current quarter. Trust, investment and other servicing fees in Wealth Management totaled $302.7 million in the current quarter, increasing $24.4 million , or 9%, from $278.3 million in the prior year quarter. The increased fees in the current quarter are primarily due to higher equity markets and new business, partially offset by higher waived fees in money market mutual funds. Money market mutual fund fee waivers in Wealth Management totaled $16.2 million in the current quarter compared with $9.6 million in the prior year quarter. Foreign exchange trading income totaled $50.8 million , up $10.0 million , or 25%, compared with $40.8 million in the prior year quarter. The increase is attributable to higher trading volumes and currency market volatility compared to the prior year quarter. Other operating income totaled $38.2 million in the current quarter, up 8% from $35.7 million in the prior year quarter. Net interest income for the quarter on an FTE basis totaled $259.1 million , up $15.5 million , or 7%, compared to $243.6 million in the prior year quarter. The increase is the result of higher levels of average earning assets, partially offset by a decline in the net interest margin to 1.12% from 1.17% in the prior year quarter. Average earning assets for the quarter were $91.60 billion , up $8.71 billion , or 11%, from $82.89 billion in the prior year quarter, due to higher levels of client deposits and short-term borrowings. The decline in the net interest margin primarily reflects lower yields on earning assets, partially offset by a lower cost of interest-related funds. The provision for credit losses was $5.0 million in both the current quarter and the prior year quarter. Net charge-offs totaled $14.6 million for the current quarter, resulting from $19.5 million of charge-offs and $4.9 million of recoveries, compared to $5.4 million of net charge-offs in the prior year quarter, resulting from $16.1 million of charge-offs and $10.7 million of recoveries. Nonperforming assets were relatively unchanged from the prior year quarter. Residential real estate loans and commercial real estate loans accounted for 72% and 19%, respectively, of total nonperforming loans and leases at December 31, 2013 . The table below provides information regarding nonperforming assets, the allowance for credit losses, and associated ratios. December 31 , September 30 , December 31 , ($ In Millions) 2013 2013 2012 Nonperforming Assets Nonperforming Loans and Leases $ 262.8 $ 270.1 $ 254.8 Other Real Estate Owned 11.9 13.9 20.3 Total Nonperforming Assets 274.7 284.0 275.1 Allowance for Credit Losses Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to: Loans and Leases 278.1 287.2 297.9 Undrawn Loan Commitments and Standby Letters of Credit 29.8 30.3 29.7 Total Allowance for Credit Losses $ 307.9 $ 317.5 $ 327.6 Ratios Nonperforming Loans and Leases to Total Loans and Leases 0.89 % 0.93 % 0.86 % Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases to Total Loans and Leases 0.95 % 0.99 % 1.01 % Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases to Nonperforming Loans and Leases 1.1x 1.1x 1.2x Noninterest expense totaled $794.5 million in the current quarter, up $53.0 million , or 7%, from $741.5 million in the prior year quarter, reflecting the current quarter $19.2 million pre-tax charge as well as higher compensation, outside services, and equipment and software expense. Compensation expense, the largest component of noninterest expense, equaled $334.8 million , up $18.5 million , or 6%, from $316.3 million in the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to higher staff levels. Staff on a full-time equivalent basis at December 31, 2013 totaled approximately 14,800, up 4% from a year ago. Employee benefit expense equaled $66.5 million , up 4% from $63.9 million in the prior year quarter. Expense associated with outside services totaled $152.1 million , up $11.4 million , or 8%, from $140.7 million in the prior year quarter. The current quarter increase is primarily attributable to higher consulting expense, including costs associated with a growing set of regulatory and compliance requirements, as well as higher technical services and sub-custodian expense. Equipment and software expense totaled $98.6 million , up $8.1 million , or 9%, from $90.5 million in the prior year quarter. The current quarter includes higher software amortization and related software support costs associated with the continued investment in technology related assets. Occupancy expense equaled $43.8 million , down 5% from $46.2 million in the prior year quarter. The prior year quarter included $3.0 million of restructuring charges related to reductions in office space. Other operating expense totaled $98.7 million , up $14.8 million , or 18%, from $83.9 million in the prior year quarter. The current quarter includes the $19.2 million pre-tax charge. The prior year quarter included $3.3 million of restructuring and integration related charges. Excluding the current and prior year charges, other operating expense decreased by 1% from the prior year quarter. Income tax expense was $76.0 million in the current quarter, representing an effective tax rate of 30.9%, and $55.5 million in the prior year quarter, representing an effective tax rate of 24.9%. These compare to full year 2013 and 2012 effective tax rates of 32.0% and 30.7%, respectively. The prior year quarter included an $11.7 million tax benefit in connection with the resolution of certain leveraged lease related matters. FOURTH QUARTER 2013 PERFORMANCE VS. THIRD QUARTER 2013 Net income per common share was $0.70 in the current quarter, compared with $0.84 in the third quarter of 2013. Net income for the current quarter totaled $169.7 million , down $36.8 million , or 18%, from $206.5 million in the prior quarter. Excluding the current quarter $19.2 million pre-tax charge in connection with the legal settlement, net income per common share and net income would have been $0.75 and $181.6 million , respectively. Excluding the prior quarter $32.6 million pre-tax gain on the sale of an office building property, net income per common share and net income in the prior quarter would have been $0.76 and $186.2 million , respectively. Consolidated revenue was $1.05 billion in both the current and prior quarter. Excluding the prior quarter gain, consolidated revenue in the current quarter increased 3% as compared to the prior quarter. Noninterest income in the current quarter decreased $14.9 million , or 2%, to $795.3 million from the prior quarter’s $810.2 million , primarily attributable to lower other operating income and foreign exchange trading income, partially offset by higher trust, investment and other servicing fees. Net interest income for the current quarter on an FTE basis increased $14.3 million , or 6%, to $259.1 million from $244.8 million in the prior quarter, due to higher levels of average earning assets, partially offset by a decline in the net interest margin. Trust, investment and other servicing fees totaled $673.8 million in the current quarter, up $25.8 million , or 4%, from $648.0 million in the prior quarter, primarily reflecting higher equity markets and new business. C&IS trust, investment and other servicing fees totaled $371.1 million in the current quarter, up $11.3 million , or 3%, from $359.8 million in the prior quarter. Q4 Q3 Change Q4 2013 ($ In Millions) 2013 2013 from Q3 2013 C&IS Trust , Investment and Other Servicing Fees Custody and Fund Administration $ 251.3 $ 239.4 $ 11.9 5 % Investment Management 74.9 71.3 3.6 5 Securities Lending 21.8 22.7 (0.9) (4) Other 23.1 26.4 (3.3) (12) Total $ 371.1 $ 359.8 $ 11.3 3 % C&IS custody and fund administration fees increased 5%, primarily driven by new business and the favorable impact of equity markets. Investment management fees, which include waived fees in money market mutual funds attributable to the low short-term interest rates, increased 5%, primarily due to new business and higher equity markets. Money market mutual fund fee waivers totaled $14.7 million in C&IS in the current quarter, compared to $15.3 million in the prior quarter. Securities lending revenue decreased 4%, reflecting lower volumes in the current quarter. Wealth Management trust, investment and other servicing fees were $302.7 million , up $14.5 million , or 5%, from $288.2 million in the prior quarter, primarily due to higher equity markets and new business. Money market mutual fund fee waivers in Wealth Management totaled $16.2 million in the current quarter, compared to $17.1 million in the prior quarter. Foreign exchange trading income decreased $12.0 million , or 19%, to $50.8 million compared to $62.8 million in the prior quarter. The current quarter decrease reflects lower currency market volatility and trading volumes. Other operating income in the current quarter totaled $38.2 million , down $29.0 million , or 43%, from $67.2 million in the prior quarter. The prior quarter included the $32.6 million pre-tax gain on the sale of an office building property. Excluding the prior quarter gain, other operating income in the current quarter increased by 10%. Net interest income on an FTE basis in the current quarter totaled $259.1 million , up $14.3 million , or 6%, compared to $244.8 million in the prior quarter. The increase is primarily the result of higher levels of average earning assets, partially offset by a decline in the net interest margin. Average earning assets totaled $91.60 billion in the current quarter, up $6.07 billion , or 7%, compared to $85.53 billion in the prior quarter. The net interest margin decreased to 1.12% in the current quarter from 1.14% in the prior quarter, reflecting lower yields on earning assets, partially offset by a lower cost of interest-related funds. The provision for credit losses totaled $5.0 million in both the current quarter and the prior quarter. Net charge-offs totaled $14.6 million for the current quarter resulting from $19.5 million of charge-offs and $4.9 million of recoveries, compared to $8.3 million of net charge-offs in the prior quarter resulting from $11.6 million of charge-offs and $3.3 million of recoveries. Nonperforming assets declined 3% as compared to the prior quarter. Noninterest expense totaled $794.5 million in the current quarter, up $53.8 million , or 7% from $740.7 million in the prior quarter. Excluding the current quarter $19.2 million pre-tax charge, noninterest expense as compared to the prior quarter increased $34.6 million , or 5%, primarily reflecting higher compensation, outside services and other operating expense in the current quarter. Compensation expense totaled $334.8 million for the current quarter, up $10.2 million , or 3%, from $324.6 million in the prior quarter, primarily reflecting higher staff levels. Employee benefit expense totaled $66.5 million for the current quarter, up 5% from $63.5 million in the prior quarter, primarily due to higher costs associated with employee medical benefits. Expense for outside services totaled $152.1 million , an increase of $6.2 million , or 4%, compared to $145.9 million in the prior quarter, primarily reflecting higher expense for legal services and increased sub-custodian expense in the current quarter. Equipment and software expense totaled $98.6 million in the current quarter, up 3% from $95.5 million in the prior quarter. Occupancy expense totaled $43.8 million , relatively unchanged from $43.3 million in the prior quarter. Other operating expense totaled $98.7 million , up $30.8 million , or 45%, from $67.9 million in the prior quarter. Excluding the current quarter $19.2 million pre-tax charge, other operating expense as compared to the prior quarter increased $11.6 million , or 17%, primarily reflecting higher charges associated with other account servicing activities as well as increased business promotion expense. Total income tax expense was $76.0 million for the current quarter, representing an effective tax rate of 30.9%. Income tax expense was $95.0 million in the prior quarter, representing an effective tax rate of 31.5%. FULL YEAR 2013 PERFORMANCE VS. FULL YEAR 2012 Reported net income per common share for the full year was $2.99 , compared to the prior full year’s $2.81 per common share. Net income for 2013 totaled $731.3 million , up $44.0 million , or 6%, from the prior year’s $687.3 million . The performance in 2013 produced a return on average common equity of 9.5% compared to 9.3% in 2012. The return on average assets was 0.8% in 2013 compared with 0.7% in 2012. The current year includes the $19.2 million pre-tax charge in connection with the legal settlement and a $12.4 million pre-tax write-off of certain fee receivables resulting from the correction of an accrual methodology followed in prior years, offset by the $32.6 million pre-tax gain on the sale of an office building property. The prior year included restructuring, acquisition and integration related pre-tax charges of $18.6 million , partially offset by the $11.7 million tax benefit in connection with the resolution of certain leveraged lease related matters. Excluding these current and prior year items, net income per common share and return on average common equity in both periods would have been unchanged from their reported amounts, while net income would have been $730.7 million in 2013, up $43.1 million , or 6%, from $687.6 million in 2012. Consolidated revenue totaled $4.09 billion in 2013, an increase of $193.2 million , or 5%, from $3.90 billion in the prior year. Noninterest income increased $250.4 million , or 9%, to $3.16 billion from $2.91 billion in 2012, primarily reflecting higher trust, investment and other servicing fees and foreign exchange trading income. The increased noninterest income was partially offset by lower net interest income. Net interest income on an FTE basis in 2013 totaled $965.6 million , a decrease of $65.5 million , or 6%, compared to $1.03 billion in 2012, primarily due to a decline in the net interest margin, partially offset by higher levels of average earning assets. Noninterest expense totaled $2.99 billion in 2013, up $115.0 million , or 4%, from $2.88 billion in the prior year. The current year includes higher compensation and outside services expense, the $19.2 million pre-tax charge and higher charges associated with other account servicing activities, higher equipment and software expense, and increases in various other miscellaneous categories of other operating expense. The prior year included the $18.6 million pre-tax restructuring, acquisition and integration related charges. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Total stockholders’ equity averaged $7.78 billion , up 3% from the prior year quarter’s average of $7.55 billion . The increase is primarily attributable to earnings, partially offset by dividend declarations and the repurchase of common stock pursuant to the Corporation’s share buyback program. During the three months and year ended December 31, 2013 , the Corporation repurchased 2,144,788 shares at a cost of $122.9 million ( $57.31 average price per share) and 5,545,401 shares at a cost of $310.0 million ( $55.90 average price per share), respectively. The Corporation is authorized by its board of directors to repurchase up to 7.9 million common shares after December 31, 2013 . As reflected in the table below, the risk-based capital ratios of Northern Trust and its principal subsidiary bank, The Northern Trust Company , remained strong at December 31, 2013 , with all ratios exceeding the U.S. regulatory requirements for classification as “well capitalized” institutions. December 31, 2013 September 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 Tier 1 Total Leverage Tier 1 Total Leverage Tier 1 Total Leverage Capital Capital Ratio Capital Capital Ratio Capital Capital Ratio Northern Trust Corporation 13.4 % 15.8 % 7.9 % 13.6 % 14.9 % 8.3 % 12.8 % 14.3 % 8.2 % The Northern Trust Company 11.5 % 14.3 % 6.8 % 11.7 % 13.3 % 7.2 % 11.9 % 13.7 % 7.6 % Minimum to Qualify as Well Capitalized 6.0 % 10.0 % 5.0 % 6.0 % 10.0 % 5.0 % 6.0 % 10.0 % 5.0 % The following table provides the Corporation’s ratios of tier 1 capital and of tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets, as well as a reconciliation of tier 1 capital calculated in accordance with applicable U.S. regulatory requirements and GAAP to tier 1 common equity. December 31 , September 30 , December 31 , ($ In Millions) 2013 2013 2012 Ratios Tier 1 Capital 13.4 % 13.6 % 12.8 % Tier 1 Common Equity 12.9 % 13.1 % 12.4 % Tier 1 Capital $ 7,853.2 $ 7,849.5 $ 7,489.0 Less: Floating Rate Capital Securities 268.8 268.8 268.7 Tier 1 Common Equity $ 7,584.4 $ 7,580.7 $ 7,220.3 Northern Trust is providing the tier 1 common equity ratio, a non-GAAP financial measure, in addition to its capital ratios prepared in accordance with regulatory requirements and GAAP as it is a measure that Northern Trust and investors use to assess capital adequacy. RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET INTEREST INCOME TO FULLY TAXABLE EQUIVALENT Net interest income stated on an FTE basis is a non-GAAP financial measure that facilitates the analysis of asset yields. Management believes an FTE presentation provides a clearer indication of net interest margins for comparative purposes. When adjusted to an FTE basis, yields on taxable, nontaxable, and partially taxable assets are comparable; however, the adjustment to an FTE basis has no impact on net income. The tables below present a reconciliation of interest income and net interest income prepared in accordance with GAAP to interest income and net interest income on an FTE basis. Three Months Ended December 31, 2013 September 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 ($ In Millions) Reported FTE Adj. FTE Reported FTE Adj. FTE Reported FTE Adj. FTE Net Interest Income Interest Income $ 302.4 $ 9.2 $ 311.6 $ 291.1 $ 7.8 $ 298.9 $ 302.1 $ 9.4 $ 311.5 Interest Expense 52.5 – 52.5 54.1 – 54.1 67.9 – 67.9 Net Interest Income $ 249.9 $ 9.2 $ 259.1 $ 237.0 $ 7.8 $ 244.8 $ 234.2 $ 9.4 $ 243.6 Net Interest Margin 1.08 % 1.12 % 1.10 % 1.14 % 1.12 % 1.17 % Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 ($ In Millions) Reported FTE Adj. FTE Reported FTE Adj. FTE Net Interest Income Interest Income $ 1,155.5 $ 32.5 $ 1,188.0 $ 1,287.7 $ 40.8 $ 1,328.5 Interest Expense 222.4 – 222.4 297.4 – 297.4 Net Interest Income $ 933.1 $ 32.5 $ 965.6 $ 990.3 $ 40.8 $ 1,031.1 Net Interest Margin 1.09 % 1.13 % 1.18 % 1.22 % FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This news release may be deemed to include forward-looking statements, such as statements that relate to Northern Trust's financial goals, capital adequacy, dividend policy, expansion and business development plans, risk management policies, anticipated expense levels and projected profit improvements, business prospects and positioning with respect to market, demographic and pricing trends, strategic initiatives, re-engineering and outsourcing activities, new business results and outlook, changes in securities market prices, credit quality including allowance levels, planned capital expenditures and technology spending, anticipated tax benefits and expenses, and the effects of any extraordinary events and various other matters (including developments with respect to litigation, other contingent liabilities and obligations, and regulation involving Northern Trust and changes in accounting policies, standards and interpretations) on Northern Trust's business and results. 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Northern Trust Corporation’s 2012 Financial Annual Report to Shareholders, including the section of Management’s Discussion and Analysis captioned “Factors Affecting Future Results,” and periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission , including the section captioned “Risk Factors,” contain additional information about factors that could affect actual results, including: economic, market, and monetary policy risks; operational risks; investment performance, fiduciary, and asset servicing risks; credit risks; liquidity risks; holding company risks; regulation risks; litigation risks; tax and accounting risks; strategic and competitive risks; and reputation risks. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available at the time of the release, and Northern Trust Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. WEBCAST OF FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL Northern Trust’s fourth quarter earnings conference call will be webcast live on January 22, 2014 . The live call will be conducted at 11.00 a.m. CT and is accessible on Northern Trust’s website at: http://www.northerntrust.com/financialreleases The rebroadcast of the live call will be available on Northern Trust’s website from 2:00 p.m. CT on January 22, 2014 , for approximately four weeks. Participants will need Windows Media tm or Adobe Flash software, which can be downloaded for free through Northern Trust’s website. This earnings release can also be accessed at the above web address. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) STATEMENT OF INCOME DATA ($ In Millions Except Per Share Data) FOURTH QUARTER 2013 2012 % Change (*) Noninterest Income Trust, Investment and Other Servicing Fees $ 673.8 $ 622.6 8 % Foreign Exchange Trading Income 50.8 40.8 25 Treasury Management Fees 17.5 16.4 6 Security Commissions and Trading Income 14.6 20.0 (27 ) Other Operating Income 38.2 35.7 8 Investment Security Gains (Losses), net 0.4 - N/M Total Noninterest Income 795.3 735.5 8 Net Interest Income Interest Income 302.4 302.1 - Interest Expense 52.5 67.9 (23 ) Net Interest Income 249.9 234.2 7 Total Revenue 1,045.2 969.7 8 Provision for Credit Losses 5.0 5.0 - Noninterest Expense Compensation 334.8 316.3 6 Employee Benefits 66.5 63.9 4 Outside Services 152.1 140.7 8 Equipment and Software 98.6 90.5 9 Occupancy 43.8 46.2 (5 ) Other Operating Expense 98.7 83.9 18 Total Noninterest Expense 794.5 741.5 7 Income before Income Taxes 245.7 223.2 10 Provision for Income Taxes 76.0 55.5 37 NET INCOME $ 169.7 $ 167.7 1 % Earnings Allocated to Participating Securities 2.7 2.5 8 % Earnings Allocated to Common and Potential Common Shares 167.0 165.2 1 Per Common Share Net Income Basic $ 0.70 $ 0.69 1 % Diluted 0.70 0.69 1 Average Common Equity $ 7,775.7 $ 7,552.0 3 % Return on Average Common Equity 8.66 % 8.83 % (2 ) Return on Average Assets 0.68 % 0.73 % (7 ) Cash Dividends Declared per Common Share $ 0.31 $ 0.30 3 % Average Common Shares Outstanding (000s) Basic 238,228 239,456 Diluted 239,656 239,916 Common Shares Outstanding (EOP) (000s) 237,322 268,915 (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) STATEMENT OF INCOME DATA FOURTH THIRD ($ In Millions Except Per Share Data) QUARTER QUARTER 2013 2013 % Change (*) Noninterest Income Trust, Investment and Other Servicing Fees $ 673.8 $ 648.0 4 % Foreign Exchange Trading Income 50.8 62.8 (19 ) Treasury Management Fees 17.5 17.6 (1 ) Security Commissions and Trading Income 14.6 16.8 (13 ) Other Operating Income 38.2 67.2 (43 ) Investment Security Gains (Losses), net 0.4 (2.2 ) N/M Total Noninterest Income 795.3 810.2 (2 ) Net Interest Income Interest Income 302.4 291.1 4 Interest Expense 52.5 54.1 (3 ) Net Interest Income 249.9 237.0 5 Total Revenue 1,045.2 1,047.2 - Provision for Credit Losses 5.0 5.0 - Noninterest Expense Compensation 334.8 324.6 3 Employee Benefits 66.5 63.5 5 Outside Services 152.1 145.9 4 Equipment and Software 98.6 95.5 3 Occupancy 43.8 43.3 1 Other Operating Expense 98.7 67.9 45 Total Noninterest Expense 794.5 740.7 7 Income before Income Taxes 245.7 301.5 (18 ) Provision for Income Taxes 76.0 95.0 (20 ) NET INCOME $ 169.7 $ 206.5 (18 ) % Earnings Allocated to Participating Securities 2.7 3.5 (23 ) % Earnings Allocated to Common and Potential Common Shares 167.0 203.0 (18 ) Per Common Share Net Income Basic $ 0.70 $ 0.85 (18 ) % Diluted 0.70 0.84 (17 ) Average Common Equity $ 7,775.7 $ 7,697.8 1 % Return on Average Common Equity 8.66 % 10.64 % (19 ) Return on Average Assets 0.68 % 0.86 % (21 ) Cash Dividends Declared per Common Share $ 0.31 $ 0.31 - % Average Common Shares Outstanding (000s) Basic 238,228 239,930 Diluted 239,656 241,331 Common Shares Outstanding (EOP) (000s) 237,322 238,984 (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) STATEMENT OF INCOME DATA ($ In Millions Except Per Share Data) TWELVE MONTHS 2013 2012 % Change (*) Noninterest Income Trust, Investment and Other Servicing Fees $ 2,609.8 $ 2,405.5 8 % Foreign Exchange Trading Income 244.4 206.1 19 Treasury Management Fees 69.0 67.4 2 Security Commissions and Trading Income 68.0 73.6 (8 ) Other Operating Income 166.5 154.9 8 Investment Security Gains (Losses), net (1.5 ) (1.7 ) (9 ) Total Noninterest Income 3,156.2 2,905.8 9 Net Interest Income Interest Income 1,155.5 1,287.7 (10 ) Interest Expense 222.4 297.4 (25 ) Net Interest Income 933.1 990.3 (6 ) Total Revenue 4,089.3 3,896.1 5 Provision for Credit Losses 20.0 25.0 (20 ) Noninterest Expense Compensation 1,306.6 1,267.4 3 Employee Benefits 257.5 258.2 - Outside Services 564.1 529.2 7 Equipment and Software 377.6 366.7 3 Occupancy 173.8 174.4 - Other Operating Expense 314.2 282.9 11 Total Noninterest Expense 2,993.8 2,878.8 4 Income before Income Taxes 1,075.5 992.3 8 Provision for Income Taxes 344.2 305.0 13 NET INCOME $ 731.3 $ 687.3 6 % Earnings Allocated to Participating Securities 11.9 10.0 19 % Earnings Allocated to Common and Potential Common Shares 719.4 677.3 6 Per Common Share Net Income Basic $ 3.01 $ 2.82 7 % Diluted 2.99 2.81 6 Average Common Equity $ 7,667.0 $ 7,358.2 4 % Return on Average Common Equity 9.54 % 9.34 % 2 Return on Average Assets 0.77 % 0.74 % 4 Cash Dividends Declared per Common Share $ 1.23 $ 1.18 4 % Average Common Shares Outstanding (000s) Basic 239,265 240,418 Diluted 240,555 240,881 Common Shares Outstanding (EOP) (000s) 237,322 238,915 (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) BALANCE SHEET ($ In Millions) DECEMBER 31 2013 2012 % Change (*) Assets Federal Funds Sold and Securities Purchased under Agreements to Resell $ 529.6 $ 60.8 N/M % Interest-Bearing Deposits with Banks 19,397.4 18,803.5 3 Federal Reserve Deposits and Other Interest-Bearing 12,911.5 7,619.7 69 Securities U.S. Government 1,917.9 1,784.6 7 Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions 229.8 343.4 (33 ) Government Sponsored Agency 17,563.8 18,751.7 (6 ) Other (**) 11,431.7 10,604.5 8 Total Securities 31,143.2 31,484.2 (1 ) Loans and Leases 29,385.5 29,504.5 - Total Earning Assets 93,367.2 87,472.7 7 Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases (278.1 ) (297.9 ) (7 ) Cash and Due from Banks 3,162.4 3,752.7 (16 ) Buildings and Equipment 458.8 469.9 (2 ) Client Security Settlement Receivables 1,355.2 2,049.1 (34 ) Goodwill 540.7 537.8 1 Other Assets 4,341.1 3,479.5 25 Total Assets $ 102,947.3 $ 97,463.8 6 % Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Interest-Bearing Deposits Savings and Money Market $ 14,991.5 $ 15,189.7 (1 ) % Savings Certificates and Other Time 1,874.4 2,466.1 (24 ) Non-U.S. Offices - Interest-Bearing 48,461.7 39,720.2 22 Total Interest-Bearing Deposits 65,327.6 57,376.0 14 Short-Term Borrowings 3,441.0 1,847.4 86 Senior Notes 1,996.6 2,405.8 (17 ) Long-Term Debt 1,709.2 1,421.6 20 Floating Rate Capital Debt 277.1 277.0 - Total Interest-Related Funds 72,751.5 63,327.8 15 Demand and Other Noninterest-Bearing Deposits 18,770.5 24,031.8 (22 ) Other Liabilities 3,513.3 2,577.2 36 Total Liabilities 95,035.3 89,936.8 6 Total Equity 7,912.0 7,527.0 5 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 102,947.3 $ 97,463.8 6 % (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. (**) Other securities include Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock and certain community development investments for purposes of presenting earning assets; such securities are classified in other assets on the consolidated balance sheet. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) BALANCE SHEET ($ In Millions) DECEMBER 31 SEPTEMBER 30 2013 2013 % Change (*) Assets Federal Funds Sold and Securities Purchased under Agreements to Resell $ 529.6 $ 534.6 (1 ) % Interest-Bearing Deposits with Banks 19,397.4 17,383.9 12 Federal Reserve Deposits and Other Interest-Bearing 12,911.5 8,452.8 53 Securities U.S. Government 1,917.9 1,524.5 26 Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions 229.8 263.2 (13 ) Government Sponsored Agency 17,563.8 17,066.0 3 Other (**) 11,431.7 12,123.6 (6 ) Total Securities 31,143.2 30,977.3 1 Loans and Leases 29,385.5 29,064.8 1 Total Earning Assets 93,367.2 86,413.4 8 Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases (278.1 ) (287.2 ) (3 ) Cash and Due from Banks 3,162.4 2,690.7 18 Buildings and Equipment 458.8 444.3 3 Client Security Settlement Receivables 1,355.2 1,630.2 (17 ) Goodwill 540.7 537.7 1 Other Assets 4,341.1 4,540.4 (4 ) Total Assets $ 102,947.3 $ 95,969.5 7 % Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Interest-Bearing Deposits Savings and Money Market $ 14,991.5 $ 13,802.6 9 % Savings Certificates and Other Time 1,874.4 1,939.6 (3 ) Non-U.S. Offices - Interest-Bearing 48,461.7 45,017.2 8 Total Interest-Bearing Deposits 65,327.6 60,759.4 8 Short-Term Borrowings 3,441.0 3,327.3 3 Senior Notes 1,996.6 1,996.5 - Long-Term Debt 1,709.2 993.5 72 Floating Rate Capital Debt 277.1 277.1 - Total Interest-Related Funds 72,751.5 67,353.8 8 Demand and Other Noninterest-Bearing Deposits 18,770.5 17,402.3 8 Other Liabilities 3,513.3 3,396.3 3 Total Liabilities 95,035.3 88,152.4 8 Total Equity 7,912.0 7,817.1 1 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 102,947.3 $ 95,969.5 7 % (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. (**) Other securities include Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock and certain community development investments for purposes of presenting earning assets; such securities are classified in other assets on the consolidated balance sheet. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET ($ In Millions) FOURTH QUARTER 2013 2012 % Change (*) Assets Federal Funds Sold and Securities Purchased under Agreements to Resell $ 549.7 $ 239.3 130 % Interest-Bearing Deposits with Banks 18,264.9 18,355.2 - Federal Reserve Deposits and Other Interest-Bearing 13,220.9 4,118.7 N/M Securities U.S. Government 1,318.8 1,785.1 (26 ) Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions 248.2 371.8 (33 ) Government Sponsored Agency 17,574.6 19,041.4 (8 ) Other (**) 11,566.5 9,793.3 18 Total Securities 30,708.1 30,991.6 (1 ) Loans and Leases 28,858.1 29,180.8 (1 ) Total Earning Assets 91,601.7 82,885.6 11 Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases (283.8 ) (298.1 ) (5 ) Cash and Due from Banks 2,676.5 4,059.3 (34 ) Buildings and Equipment 454.2 461.2 (2 ) Client Security Settlement Receivables 813.3 624.6 30 Goodwill 537.9 536.9 - Other Assets 3,906.9 3,401.0 15 Total Assets $ 99,706.7 $ 91,670.5 9 % Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Interest-Bearing Deposits Savings and Money Market $ 14,340.8 $ 14,023.4 2 % Savings Certificates and Other Time 1,861.6 2,728.9 (32 ) Non-U.S. Offices - Interest-Bearing 47,920.3 37,461.3 28 Total Interest-Bearing Deposits 64,122.7 54,213.6 18 Short-Term Borrowings 4,989.9 1,614.2 N/M Senior Notes 1,996.5 2,492.6 (20 ) Long-Term Debt 1,485.8 1,423.7 4 Floating Rate Capital Debt 277.1 277.0 - Total Interest-Related Funds 72,872.0 60,021.1 21 Demand and Other Noninterest-Bearing Deposits 16,004.8 21,280.4 (25 ) Other Liabilities 3,054.2 2,817.0 8 Total Liabilities 91,931.0 84,118.5 9 Total Equity 7,775.7 7,552.0 3 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 99,706.7 $ 91,670.5 9 % (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. (**) Other securities include Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock and certain community development investments for purposes of presenting earning assets; such securities are classified in other assets on the consolidated balance sheet. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET FOURTH THIRD ($ In Millions) QUARTER QUARTER 2013 2013 % Change (*) Assets Federal Funds Sold and Securities Purchased under Agreements to Resell $ 549.7 $ 548.2 - % Interest-Bearing Deposits with Banks 18,264.9 17,767.6 3 Federal Reserve Deposits and Other Interest-Bearing 13,220.9 7,987.5 66 Securities U.S. Government 1,318.8 1,619.2 (19 ) Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions 248.2 268.8 (8 ) Government Sponsored Agency 17,574.6 17,082.6 3 Other (**) 11,566.5 11,592.8 - Total Securities 30,708.1 30,563.4 - Loans and Leases 28,858.1 28,662.4 1 Total Earning Assets 91,601.7 85,529.1 7 Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases (283.8 ) (289.6 ) (2 ) Cash and Due from Banks 2,676.5 2,776.8 (4 ) Buildings and Equipment 454.2 453.0 - Client Security Settlement Receivables 813.3 714.8 14 Goodwill 537.9 532.5 1 Other Assets 3,906.9 5,495.9 (29 ) Total Assets $ 99,706.7 $ 95,212.5 5 % Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Interest-Bearing Deposits Savings and Money Market $ 14,340.8 $ 14,286.5 - % Savings Certificates and Other Time 1,861.6 1,969.0 (5 ) Non-U.S. Offices - Interest-Bearing 47,920.3 43,064.7 11 Total Interest-Bearing Deposits 64,122.7 59,320.2 8 Short-Term Borrowings 4,989.9 5,447.2 (8 ) Senior Notes 1,996.5 2,192.5 (9 ) Long-Term Debt 1,485.8 978.5 52 Floating Rate Capital Debt 277.1 277.1 - Total Interest-Related Funds 72,872.0 68,215.5 7 Demand and Other Noninterest-Bearing Deposits 16,004.8 16,134.2 (1 ) Other Liabilities 3,054.2 3,165.0 (3 ) Total Liabilities 91,931.0 87,514.7 5 Total Equity 7,775.7 7,697.8 1 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 99,706.7 $ 95,212.5 5 % (*) Percentage calculations are based on actual balances rather than the rounded amounts presented in the Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information. (**) Other securities include Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock and certain community development investments for purposes of presenting earning assets; such securities are classified in other assets on the consolidated balance sheet. NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (Supplemental Consolidated Financial Information) QUARTERLY TREND DATA 2013 2012 ($ In Millions Except Per Share Data) QUARTERS QUARTERS FOURTH THIRD SECOND FIRST FOURTH Net Income Summary Trust, Investment and Other Servicing Fees $ 673.8 $ 648.0 $ 657.3 $ 630.7 $ 622.6 Other Noninterest Income 121.5 162.2 143.1 119.6 112.9 Net Interest Income 249.9 237.0 220.1 226.1 234.2 Total Revenue 1,045.2 1,047.2 1,020.5 976.4 969.7 Provision for Credit Losses 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 Noninterest Expense 794.5 740.7 729.7 728.9 741.5 Income before Income Taxes 245.7 301.5 285.8 242.5 223.2 Provision for Income Taxes 76.0 95.0 94.7 78.5 55.5 Net Income $ 169.7 $ 206.5 $ 191.1 $ 164.0 $ 167.7 Per Common Share Net Income - Basic $ 0.70 $ 0.85 $ 0.78 $ 0.68 $ 0.69 - Diluted 0.70 0.84 0.78 0.67 0.69 Cash Dividends Declared per Common Share 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.30 0.30 Book Value (EOP) 33.34 32.71 32.17 31.82 31.51 Market Value (EOP) 61.89 54.38 57.90 54.56 50.16 Ratios Return on Average Common Equity 8.66 % 10.64 % 10.02 % 8.82 % 8.83 % Return on Average Assets 0.68 0.86 0.83 0.73 0.73 Net Interest Margin (GAAP) 1.08 1.10 1.06 1.12 1.12 Net Interest Margin (FTE) 1.12 1.14 1.10 1.15 1.17 Risk-based Capital Ratios Tier 1 13.4 % 13.6 % 13.1 % 13.3 % 12.8 % Total (Tier 1 + Tier 2) 15.8 14.9 14.4 14.7 14.3 Tier 1 Leverage 7.9 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.2 Tier 1 Common Equity (non-GAAP) 12.9 13.1 12.6 12.8 12.4 Assets Under Custody ($ In Billions) - EOP Corporate $ 5,079.7 $ 4,766.5 $ 4,538.9 $ 4,569.1 $ 4,358.6 Wealth Management 496.0 470.5 452.6 455.3 446.3 Total Assets Under Custody $ 5,575.7 $ 5,237.0 $ 4,991.5 $ 5,024.4 $ 4,804.9 Assets Under Management ($ In Billions) - EOP $ 884.5 $ 846.2 $ 803.0 $ 810.2 $ 758.9 Asset Quality ($ In Millions) - EOP Nonperforming Loans and Leases $ 262.8 $ 270.1 $ 266.7 $ 251.7 $ 254.8 Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) 11.9 13.9 14.5 10.5 20.3 Total Nonperforming Assets $ 274.7 $ 284.0 $ 281.2 $ 262.2 $ 275.1 Nonperforming Assets / Loans and Leases and OREO 0.93 % 0.98 % 0.98 % 0.91 % 0.93 % Gross Charge-offs $ 19.5 $ 11.6 $ 15.6 $ 12.6 $ 16.1 Less: Gross Recoveries 4.9 3.3 7.5 3.9 10.7 Net Charge-offs $ 14.6 $ 8.3 $ 8.1 $ 8.7 $ 5.4 Net Charge-offs (Annualized) to Average Loans and Leases 0.20 % 0.12 % 0.11 % 0.12 % 0.07 % Allowance for Credit Losses Assigned to Loans and Leases $ 278.1 $ 287.2 $ 290.4 $ 294.1 $ 297.9 Allowance to Nonperforming Loans and Leases 1.1x 1.1x 1.1x 1.2x 1.2x Allowance for Other Credit-Related Exposures $ 29.8 $ 30.3 $ 30.3 $ 29.7 $ 29.7 Northern Trust Corporation Investor Contact: Bev Fleming , (312) 444-7811 Beverly_Fleming@ntrs.com or Media Contact: Doug Holt , (312) 557-1571 Doug_Holt@ntrs.com http://www.northerntrust.com Source: Northern Trust Corporation


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