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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
 
FORM
8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) January 21, 2021

NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware001-36609 36-2723087
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
50 South LaSalle Street 60603
Chicago,Illinois(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices) 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (312630-6000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $1.66 2/3 Par ValueNTRSThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing 1/1,000th interest in a share of Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock
NTRSOThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 



Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition

The information contained in the registrant’s January 21, 2021 press release, reporting on the registrant’s earnings for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits

    (d) Exhibits:
Exhibit NumberDescription
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.



SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION
(Registrant)
Dated:January 21, 2021By:/s/ Jason J. Tyler
Jason J. Tyler
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer