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TillmanCarlson Recruits Nirup Krishnamurthy As Chief Technology Officer For Northern Trust Corporation

Oak Brook, IL (November 10, 2005) - TillmanCarlson recruits Nirup Krishnamurthy as Chief Technology Officer for Northern Trust Corporation.

Krishnamurthy joins Northern Trust from UAL Corporation where he most recently served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Krishnamurthy also was Vice President of United's information services division and headed up the company's joint global information technology efforts with the Star Alliance, the global airline benefits provider. He began his career in the finance division at United in 1990, developing key optimization models for airline scheduling, operations planning and aircraft maintenance.

Krishnamurthy holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in addition to a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering completed in India.

About Northern Trust Corporation

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust has a growing network of 84 offices in 18 U.S. states and has international offices in seven countries. As of September 30, 2005, Northern Trust had assets under custody of $2.8 trillion, and assets under investment management of $607 billion. Northern Trust, founded in 1889, has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining high-touch service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For further information on Northern Trust, visit www.northerntrust.com.

About TillmanCarlson (Formerly Blackbird Partners)

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, TillmanCarlson is a senior level executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of CEOs, CFOs and CIOs for a broad range of companies from venture-backed start-ups to large, global corporations.