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Northern Trust Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income Of $167.7 Million, Earnings Per Common Share Of $0.69. Full Year Net Income Of $687.3 Million, Earnings Per Common Share Of $2.81.

Northern Trust Corporation today reported fourth quarter net income per common share of $0.69, up from $0.53 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and down from $0.73 in the third quarter of 2012. Net income was $167.7 million in the current quarter, up 29% from $130.2 million in the prior year fourth quarter, and down 6% from $178.8 million in the prior quarter. Return on equity was 8.8% in the current quarter, compared to 7.2% in the prior year quarter and 9.6% in the prior quarter.

Reported net income per common share for the full year was $2.81, compared to the prior year’s $2.47 per common share. Net income for 2012 totaled $687.3 million compared to the prior year’s $603.6 million. Return on equity for the full year 2012 was 9.3%, compared with 8.6% for 2011.

Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Fourth quarter and full year performance continued to reflect solid core trust fee growth amidst a challenging operating environment. We achieved strong new business success while also completing the integration of two important acquisitions.

Throughout the year, we focused on the needs of our clients and on improving the profitability and returns of our business. Our return on equity of 9.3% in 2012 improved from 8.6% in 2011 and our capital actions, including an increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.30 per share and the repurchase of 3.5 million common shares, returned $449.8 million in capital to our shareholders.”


Net income per common share in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.69 compared to $0.53 per common share in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income for the current quarter was $167.7 million, up $37.5 million, or 29%, from $130.2 million in the prior year quarter. The current quarter includes restructuring and integration related charges of $8.2 million ($5.2 million after tax, or $0.02 per common share). The prior year quarter included restructuring, acquisition and integration related charges of $61.0 million ($39.8 million after tax, or $0.17 per common share). Net income in the fourth quarter of 2011 benefitted from a reduction of a liability related to potential losses from indemnified litigation involving Visa, Inc. (Visa). The associated prior year quarter pre-tax expense reduction totaled $13.0 million ($8.0 million after tax, or $0.03 per common share).

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