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Northern Trust Announces Federal Reserve’s Review of its 2017 Capital Plan

Chicago, June 28, 2017 —

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) today announced that the Federal Reserve did not object to its 2017 Capital Plan.

Pursuant to its 2017 Capital Plan, Northern Trust requested authority to increase its quarterly common stock dividend to $0.42 per share from $0.38 per share, effective in the third quarter of 2017 and subject to approval by the company’s board of directors. Northern Trust’s 2017 Capital Plan also provides the company with the flexibility to repurchase up to $750 million of common stock through the open market or in privately negotiated transactions between July 2017 and June 2018. The timing and amount of shares repurchased will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to, Northern Trust’s business plans, financial performance, other investment opportunities, and general market conditions, including share price.

“We believe the capital distributions included in our 2017 Capital Plan demonstrate the strength of Northern Trust’s focused business model, financial position and commitment to shareholders,” said Frederick H. Waddell, Northern Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 22 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2017, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$7.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust

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