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Northern Trust Common Stock History

  • The Northern Trust Company was founded in 1889 by Byron Laflin Smith who provided 40% of the Bank's $1 million capitalization. There were twenty-seven original stockholders among which were Marshall Field, Philip D. Armour and Martin A. Ryerson.
  • Northern Trust declared its first dividend on July 1, 1896 with regular dividends continuing uninterrupted ever since.
  • Northern Trust Corporation was organized in Delaware in 1971 and that year became the owner of all of the outstanding capital stock, except directors' qualifying shares, of The Northern Trust Company (Bank), an Illinois banking corporation headquartered in the Chicago financial district and the Corporation's principal subsidiary.
  • Northern Trust stock traded over the counter until February 5, 1971, when it began trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market with the ticker symbol NTRS. This is the first day Nasdaq started trading.
  • Northern Trust's common stock has split seven times in the Corporation's history. There have been ten stock dividends in this same period. Read our stock split history for an inclusive list of stock splits and stock dividends.

Northern Trust Stock Split History

Payment DateCapital Change*New Basis % of Old Basis
12/09/1999Split 2:150%
12/09/1996Split 2:150%
12/09/1992Split 3:266.67%
4/30/1990Split 2:150%
4/30/1986Split 3:133.33%
12/31/1972Split 2:150%
3/16/197125% stock dividend80%
12/29/196933 1/3% stock dividend75%
6/30/196625% stock dividend80%
6/22/196433 1/3% stock dividend75%
11/30/196220% stock dividend83.33%
9/15/1960Split 5:120%
5/26/195925% stock dividend80%
12/17/19571:9 stock dividend90%
12/20/195550% stock dividend66.67%
12/22/1952100% stock dividend50%
10/31/191433 1/3% stock dividend75%

Note: The stock split history shown on the chart above is not necessarily indicative of future stock splits.

 

Adjusted per Share Cost Calculator

Pre-Split CostDate Purchased
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Post-Split Cost 
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* This factor can be used to convert the basis (cost) of the stock from a pre-split to a post-split basis. For example, if you bought 1 share for $45 in 1991, multiply the $45 by 66.67%, then by 50%, and then by 50% again to obtain the cost adjusted for three subsequent stock splits. The adjusted basis is $7.50.

Dividend History



Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Total

2020$0.700$ -$ -$ -$0.700
2019$0.600$0.600$0.700$0.700 $2.600
2018$0.420$0.420$0.550$0.550$1.940
2017$0.380$0.380$0.420$0.420$1.600
2016$0.360 $0.360 $0.380 $0.380$1.480
2015$0.330$0.360 $0.360 $0.360$1.410 
2014$0.310$0.330$0.330$0.330$1.300
2013$0.300$0.310$0.310$0.310$1.230
2012$0.580   **$0.300$0.300$1.180
2011$0.280$0.280$0.280$0.028$1.120
2010$0.280$0.280$0.280$0.280$1.120
2009$0.280$0.280$0.280$0.280$1.120
2008$0.280$0.280$0.280$0.280$1.120
2007$0.250$0.250$0.250$0.280$1.030
2006$0.230$0.230$0.230$0.250$0.940
2005$0.210$0.210$0.210$0.230$0.860
2004$0.190$0.190$0.190$0.210$0.780
2003$0.170$0.170$0.170$0.190$0.700
2002$0.170$0.170$0.170$0.170$0.680
2001$0.155$0.155$0.155$0.170$0.635
2000$0.135$0.135$0.135$0.155$0.560
1999$0.120$0.120$0.120$0.135$0.495
1998$0.105$0.105$0.105$0.120$0.435
1997$0.090$0.090$0.090$0.105$0.375
1996$0.078$0.078$0.078$0.090$0.325
1995$0.065$0.065$0.065$0.078$0.275
1994$0.055$0.055$0.055$0.065$0.230
1993$0.047$0.047$0.047$0.055$0.195
1992$0.040$0.040$0.040$0.047$0.165

The quarterly dividend is payable on the first business day of the following quarter.

Note: The dividend history shown on the chart above is not necessarily indicative of future dividends.

**Cash dividends of $0.58 per common share were declared in the first quarter of 2012, comprised of a $0.28 per common share dividend declared January 17, 2012, paid April 2, 2012, and a $0.30 per common share dividend declared March 14, 2012, paid July 2, 2012.

Registered stockholders of Northern Trust Corporation Common Stock who need to change their address, obtain information on dividend payments, or transfer shares should contact:

EQ Shareowner Services
P. O. Box 64854
St. Paul, MN 55164-0854

or

1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064
Fax: 651-450-4033

 

Stockholder FAQ

How do I transfer my shares of Northern Trust stock to another name or obtain a new/replacement stock certificate?

To reregister your shares of Northern Trust stock, please contact Northern Trust's Stock Transfer Agent, Registrar and Dividend Disbursing Agent as follows:

EQ Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
General Phone Number: 1-800-468-9716
Internet Site: https://www.shareowneronline.com

I am a registered Northern Trust stockholder. How do I change my mailing address for dividend checks, annual reports and proxy reports?

Please contact Northern Trust's Stock Transfer Agent, Registrar and Dividend Disbursing Agent as follows:

EQ Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
General Phone Number: 1-800-468-9716
Internet Site: https://www.shareowneronline.com


Does Northern Trust sell stock directly to the public?

No, Northern Trust does not currently have a direct stock purchase plan.


Does Northern Trust offer a Dividend Reinvestment Plan?

No, Northern Trust does not currently offer automatic reinvestment of dividends to its stockholders.


Can I have my dividend check deposited directly to my bank account?

Yes, you can arrange to have your dividend checks deposited directly to your personal bank account by contacting Northern Trust's Stock Transfer Agent, Registrar and Dividend Disbursing Agent as follows:

EQ Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
General Phone Number: 1-800-468-9716
Internet Site: https://www.shareowneronline.com


What is Northern Trust's stock split history?

For historical information on Northern Trust's stock splits, visit the Stock Split history page.


How can I obtain a history of the closing market price of Northern Trust stock?

To obtain a stock price, current or historical, visit the Nasdaq Stock Market Web site at www.nasdaq.com, which contains a charting feature containing 10 years of historical stock prices.


How can I obtain a copy of Northern Trust's annual report or other public documents like the quarterly earnings release or most recent Form 10-Q?

Electronic copies of Earnings Releases, the Annual Report and Proxy, and recent Form 10-Qs and other SEC filings are available on this Web site.

To obtain printed copies of financial reports, please e-mail or contact us as follows:

Northern Trust Corporation
Media Relations Department
50 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 444-4272
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