Northern Trust Named to 100 Best Companies List By Working Mother Magazine

September 23, 2009

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Working Mother magazine today named Northern Trust for the 18th time to its Working Mother 100 Best Companies list. Northern Trust is recognized for its continued support of family-friendly policies and employee services.

Some of Northern Trust’s benefits include adoption assistance, paid paternity and adoption leave, back-up child and adult care leave, and a Family Assistance Program that helps employees with a broad range of life-management issues.

“Northern Trust’s original work/life initiative to recruit and retain working mothers has extended over time to now include fathers, grandparents, adoptive parents and other family members,” said Jeanne Ulatowski, vice president and employee service manager for Northern Trust. “We understand that people’s lives are complex and in offering these services, our partners can more easily attend to their personal lives and be more focused at work.”

“By offering benefits such as paid maternity leave and the ability to work from home as appropriate, Northern Trust is helping to reduce stress in the busy lives of working moms,” said Suzanne Riss, editor-in-chief of Working Mother magazine. “Helping working mothers manage work/life demands helps foster a highly motivated workforce.”

Northern Trust was selected for the 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 500 questions. The application included detailed questions about workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs and leave policies. Working Mother also checked the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture. One hundred percent of this year’s companies offer flextime, on-site lactation and telecommuting programs.

Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother and at www.workingmother.com.

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 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2009, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$3.2 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$558.9 billion. For 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 www.northerntrust.com.

SOURCE Northern Trust Corporation

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