Minister Bruton, leading fund administrator jointly announce expansion

LIMERICK, 19 September, 2012 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Clive Bellows, Country Head Ireland at Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) today announced that the company is to expand its Limerick operation by creating up to 400 new jobs over the next five years.  The expansion is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Northern Trust Corporation, founded in Chicago in 1889, is one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.  It provides investment management, asset and fund administration, banking and fiduciary services to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide.

Northern Trust has had a presence in Ireland since 1989 and opened its Dublin office in 2000. To facilitate the expansion of Northern Trust in Ireland, Limerick was chosen in 2006 as the second Irish location for its fund administration business, which to date employs more than 300 people and is based at Hamilton House, on the National Technology Park.

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