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FlexShares to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

FlexShares, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq:NTRS), will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

FlexShares began offering exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in 2011. As of December 31, 2014, FlexShares manages $8.4 billion in assets across seventeen ETFs. The most recent additions to the FlexShares family, FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (MBSD) and FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corproate Bond Index Fund (SKOR), were listed on Nasdaq in September and Novemeber 2014, respectively.

In honor of the occasion, Shundrawn Thomas, Executive Vice President, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts Group will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Northern Trust Corporation Media Contact:
Doug Holt
(312) 557-1571
Doug_Holt@ntrs.com

Michael VanDam
(312) 375-0872
Michael.VanDam@edelman.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Alexa Sugrue
(212) 231-5552
Alexa.Sugrue@nasdaq.com

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at:
https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About FlexShares

FlexShares® offers funds specifically designed with real-world goals in mind. Each fund is designed to pursue specific investment objectives: growing assets, managing risk, generating income and managing liquidity. FlexShares product engineering combines the understanding of these investor needs with thoughtful design and global portfolio expertise to produce investment strategies that improve and simplify the investment decision process for the long-term investor. For more information, please visit www.flexshares.com.

About Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq:NTRS):

Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Chicago-based Northern Trust has offices in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and 19 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of September 30, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$923 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com and follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

About Nasdaq's ETP Listings Business:

Nasdaq operates an efficient platform for successfully introducing a product suite into one of the single largest pools of liquidity, including market participants which represent a full spectrum of investors. ETF issuers benefit from an end-to-end solution that provides ongoing product support including index licensing, listings opportunities, data offerings and trading services. As the home to some of the world's most innovative ventures, Nasdaq generates opportunities for issuers to access new markets and deliver new concepts that change the way the industry develops, manages and applies ETFs.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.nasdaqomx.com.

-NDAQA-

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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