Partnerships, Schedules Operating Results, Awards, and Appointments Reported by Companies in the Financial Sector - Research

 Partnerships, Schedules Operating Results, Awards, and Appointments Reported
 by Companies in the Financial Sector - Research Report on T. Rowe, Franklin
                   Resources, Northern Trust, ING, and RBS

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NEW YORK, October 14, 2013

NEW YORK, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting T. Rowe
Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW), Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN),
Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS), ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING), and The
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE: RBS). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Research Report

On October 7, 2013, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (T. Rowe) announced that it has
partnered with Junior Achievement to develop a new web portal, designed to
serve as a go-to resource on financial education for parents, educators, and
students. According to the Company, the partnership was made possible through
a grant from the T. Rowe Foundation. The Company stated that the portal aims
to make financial topics interesting and engaging by offering tips, tools, and
games designed to convey basic financial concepts in a fun, easy-to-digest
format. Allston Boyce, President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation, said,
"Helping kids learn fundamental concepts, like setting goals, saving,
inflation, and asset allocation, is the focal point of the partnership with
Junior Achievement. We are pleased to provide funding for Junior Achievement
to develop an online resource that is readily available to parents, educators,
and volunteers around the country." The Full Research Report on T. Rowe Price
Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c441_TROW]

Franklin Resources Inc. Research Report

On October 7, 2013, Franklin Resources Inc. (Franklin Resources) announced
that it will release its Q4 FY 2013 (period ending September 30, 2013)
operating results on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at approximately 8:30 a.m.
ET. The Company informed that pre-recorded audio commentary on the results
from Chairman, CEO, and President, Greg Johnson, and CFO and Executive Vice
President, Ken Lewis will be available at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET.
Additionally the Company will also conduct a live teleconference at 10:30 a.m.
ET to answer questions of a material nature. Franklin Resources informed that
the pre-recorded audio commentary and accompanying slides will be available at
the Company's website. The Full Research Report on Franklin Resources Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2e0a_BEN]

Northern Trust Corporation Research Report

On October 8, 2013, Northern Trust Corporation (Northern Trust) announced that
it has appointed Carolyn Bracks as Director of Participant Communications and
Thomas Lauer as Defined Contribution Asset Servicing Consultant for the
Company's Defined Contribution Solutions practice. Bill Morrison, President
and Chief Operating Officer of Northern Trust said, "These new positions
strengthen our ability to offer multi-faceted investment and operational
solutions for our growing base of defined contribution plan clients. Carolyn
and Tom bring extraordinary depth of experience to their roles, and their
expertise will be valuable to plan sponsors in designing and implementing
programs that lead to successful retirement outcomes." The Full Research
Report on Northern Trust Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1dfc_NTRS]

ING Groep NV Research Report

On October 9, 2013, ING Groep NV (ING) announced that it has appointed Malcolm
Brown as Head of ING Group Investor Relations. According to the Company, Mr.
Brown will succeed Dorothy Hillenius, who has taken up the role of Head of
Corporate Development for ING Bank with effect from August 1, 2013. ING stated
that prior to his new role Mr. Brown has been serving as Global Head of
Financial Institutions at ING since 2008, and is responsible for ING's
relationship management with financial institutions. Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING
Group said, "I am pleased to have Malcolm Brown as our new Head of Investor
Relations. Malcolm's expertise and in-depth knowledge of our company and the
financial sector at large will be of great value in the relations with our
investor base as we move into the end phase of the restructuring process of
ING Group." The Full Research Report on ING Groep NV - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5304_ING]

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Research Report

ON October 9, 2013, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) announced that
an RBS graduate volunteering program has helped Pilotlight, an organization
which helps business leaders to mentor charities, to secure a prestigious Lord
Mayor's Dragon Award. According to the Company, the Dragon Awards are the UK's
oldest and most distinguished Corporate Social Responsibility awards, and the
Pilotlight RBS graduate project won the Community Partners award, which
recognises good practice and innovation by organisations in London working to
boost community involvement. RBS informed that the award winning program,
which has been running for three years, was developed by RBS Markets and
International Banking and Pilotlight to leverage the talent of graduates
employed by the bank for the benefit of charities. The Full Research Report on
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/709f_RBS]

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