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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.

Trust, investment and other servicing fees in Personal Financial Services (PFS) totaled $278.3 million in the current quarter, increasing $42.5 million, or 18%, from $235.8 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in the current quarter primarily reflects the favorable impact of markets on fees, strong new business, revised fee structures, and lower waived fees in money market mutual funds. Money market mutual fund fee waivers in PFS totaled $9.6 million in the current quarter compared with $21.3 million in the prior year quarter.

Foreign exchange trading income totaled $40.8 million, down $30.9 million, or 43%, compared with $71.7 million in the prior year quarter. The current quarter decrease is attributable to reduced currency market volatility.

Other operating income totaled $35.7 million in the current quarter, down 6% from $37.7 million in the prior year quarter.

Net interest income for the quarter on an FTE basis totaled $243.6 million, down $37.6 million, or 13%, compared to $281.2 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease reflects lower average earning assets and a continued decline in the net interest margin to 1.17% from 1.28% in the prior year quarter. Average earning assets for the quarter were $82.9 billion, down $4.3 billion, or 5%, from $87.2 billion in the prior year quarter, primarily reflecting decreased Federal Reserve deposits. The current quarter decline in the net interest margin primarily reflects lower yields on earning assets, partially offset by a higher percentage of funding from noninterest-bearing sources. Net interest income in the prior year quarter included $7.0 million of income attributable to a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the tax treatment for certain leveraged leasing transactions. Absent this leasing related adjustment, the prior year net interest margin would have been 1.25%.

The provision for credit losses was $5.0 million in the current quarter and $12.5 million in the prior year quarter. Net charge-offs totaled $5.4 million for the current quarter resulting from $16.1 million of charge-offs and $10.7 million of recoveries, compared to $18.2 million of net charge-offs in the prior year quarter resulting from $28.8 million of charge-offs and $10.6 million of recoveries. Nonperforming loans and leases decreased $38.9 million, or 13%, from the prior year quarter. Residential real estate loans and commercial real estate loans accounted for 69% and 22%, respectively, of total nonperforming loans at December 31, 2012.

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