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Northern Trust Canada Appoints New Board Chair

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 —

Northern Trust announced today that Robert Poirier has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Northern Trust Company, Canada.

Poirier holds his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial technology industry. Prior to joining Northern Trust’s Canadian board in 2017, he spent a total of nine years with State Street in Canada, most recently as managing director in the alternative investments servicing division.

Poirier serves as chairman of the board of PortsToronto, including Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and is a board member for Metrolinx, serving on the Capital Oversight Subcommittee, and for the Ontario Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority. From 1992 until 1999, he was a senior advisor to members of Canada’s Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, where he was involved in issues regarding institutional investor governance and the evolution of some of the country’s largest public sector pension and benefit plans.

“We are delighted to have Robert Poirier named as chair of Northern Trust Canada’s board of directors. Robert brings a wealth of knowledge in the institutional investment business and we are excited to leverage his experience on technology innovation in the financial services industry”, said Arti Sharma, President and CEO of the Northern Trust Company, Canada.

About The Northern Trust Company, Canada
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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 a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.0 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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