Northern Trust Named to 2016 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” List by Ethisphere Institute

Additional honors from FORTUNE and National Association for Female
Executives

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Trust has been recognized for the third consecutive year by the
Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the
standards of ethical business practices, as a 2016
World’s Most Ethical Companies
honoree.

“It is an honor for Northern Trust to receive this designation from the
Ethisphere Institute,” Northern Trust Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Frederick H. Waddell said. “We are committed to serving our
clients, communities and each other with the highest levels of service,
expertise and integrity.”

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Ethisphere and the World’s Most
Ethical Companies designation which recognizes those companies that
align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their
corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by
introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.

“Northern Trust puts its values into action by operating as a
responsible corporate citizen, helping create a sustainable business
advantage,” Ethisphere Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich said.
“Their leadership stands out in how they work to improve the communities
in which they operate. Congratulations to everyone at Northern Trust for
being recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company.”

Northern Trust is consistently recognized for exemplary business
practices and was recently named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s
Most Admired Companies
” list for the tenth consecutive year.
Northern Trust was also recognized by the National Association for
Female Executives (NAFE) for the seventh consecutive year as a Top
50 Company for Executive Women
.

“Northern Trust’s commitment to our guiding principles of service,
expertise and integrity remains a differentiator for our firm,” said
Connie Lindsey, Northern Trust head of Corporate Social Responsibility
and Global Diversity & Inclusion. “Our clients, prospects, employees and
other stakeholders benefit from this commitment as Northern Trust
develops products and services to serve evolving needs while encouraging
Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and supporting best-in-class
nonprofits around the globe. Recognition of our efforts by Ethisphere,
FORTUNE Magazine and NAFE are great testaments to this work and we are
proud to receive them.”

For the full list of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2016 World’s Most
Ethical Companies, please visit http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees/.

The World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology & Scoring

The World’s Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere
Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of
research and vetted and refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere’s
World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. The EQ offers a
quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective,
consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a
comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies,
rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability,
compliance and ethics.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance
program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture
of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and
reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the
process.

About the Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing
the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate
character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep
expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using
data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character.
Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical
Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts
with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends
and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere
magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.

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 20 international locations in
Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of
December 31, 2015, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.1
trillion, and assets under management of US$875 billion. For more than
125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader
for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation.
Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in
the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures.

Contacts

Northern Trust Corporation
Media Contact:
Gabrielle
Miller, (312) 444-3591
GM183@ntrs.com
http://www.northerntrust.com