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Northern Trust Supports Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Community and Education Programme RPO Resound

Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced today that it is collaborating with 'RPO Resound', the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's (RPO) Community and Education programme to establish the Northern Trust: Young Person's Music and Mentoring Programme.

London, March 19, 2014 —

Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced today that it is collaborating with 'RPO Resound', the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's (RPO) Community and Education programme to establish the Northern Trust: Young Person's Music and Mentoring Programme.

The programme will enable Northern Trust to support a diverse range of young people including children across three main groups: primary school children, looked after children, and children with special educational needs. In addition, employees will have the opportunity to volunteer and mentor these children in a series of projects taking place throughout the year.  

"Northern Trust is committed to building a culture of social awareness and teamwork, which engages our employees and enables them to support the communities in which we live and work," said Wilson Leech, head of Northern Trust in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). "We have a 125 year history of creating meaningful and effective community partnerships globally and we are very proud to be collaborating with the RPO on this initiative."

RPO Resound is a diverse and well-established community and education programme, founded in the UK in 1993. An award winning programme, its aim is to promote music through artistically driven projects working with different groups - from primary schools to homeless shelters - to help broaden access to, and engagement with, world-class music. The collaboration with Northern Trust will support greater outreach for the programme throughout London.  

Using creative approaches in both music and mentoring, the Northern Trust: Young Person's Music and Mentoring Programme focuses on helping a diverse range of young people to build confidence, aspirations and self-esteem, opening their hearts and minds to the world of orchestral music, which they may not ordinarily have access to.

"Active participation in music-making opens up a whole new world for the children, providing unparalleled opportunities for inspiration and insight that stay with them through to adulthood," said Ian Maclay, managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "By working with Northern Trust to bring creative opportunities to children and young adults across London, we are making an important impact."

Northern Trust's community partnership programme, Northern Trust Community Partners, offers all permanent employees the opportunity to spend two paid days out of the office each year to support charity and community initiatives.

"Our community affairs focus at Northern Trust is centred on supporting children, education and environment," said Naomi Venn, head of internal communications and community affairs for EMEA at Northern Trust. "This new collaboration allows us to fuse the arts with business, allowing our employees the opportunity to engage with the children in a fun and creative environment."

The projects will take place across various London boroughs throughout 2014. The first project launches Friday 21 March with approximately 20 pupils at a primary school in Lewisham. 


About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 states, Washington, D.C., and 18 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2013, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$5.6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$884.5 billion. For more than 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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About the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Formed in 1946 by flamboyant maestro Sir Thomas Beecham, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has enjoyed more than sixty-five years of success, giving first-class performances of a wide range of musical repertoire all over the world with artists of the highest calibre. Under the inspired leadership of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit, the Orchestra continues to flourish, maintaining and building on a demanding schedule of performances, tours, community and education work, and recordings.

The Orchestra prides itself on a comprehensive regional touring programme, giving regular performances at venues across the UK. Internationally the Orchestra is in high demand, undertaking several major tours each season. Recent engagements have included a month-long tour to the USA and Canada, comprising twenty-one concerts, as well as performances in China, Russia, Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, Germany and Japan.