State Street 3rd-qtr profit rises 20 pct on Lehman benefit

BOSTON Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:45am EDT

BOSTON Oct 16 (Reuters) - State Street Corp, the No. 2 global custody bank, said Tuesday that third-quarter net income rose 20 percent on a benefit from claims associated with the 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.

Boston-based State Street's net income rose to $654 million, or $1.36 a share, from $543 million, or $1.10 a share, in the year-ago quarter.

On an operating basis, State Street earned 99 cents a share. Analysts, on average, expected 96 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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