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PRESS RELEASE

Human Resources Executive Bob Chrismer Joins Performance Trust Capital Partners

Chicago

July 09, 2009

Bob Chrismer, a veteran human resources executive with significant experience in financial and professional services, has joined Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC as Chief Human Capital Officer, the company announced today. The Performance Trust Companies focus on helping financial institutions become top performers through strategic financial advisory and investment services.

Chrismer's position at Performance Trust Capital Partners is newly created and takes effect immediately. Chrismer will be responsible for developing and managing the company's human resources function including HR strategy, recruitment and talent development.

Prior to joining Performance Trust, Chrismer was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles, a leader in international executive search, where he specialized in disciplines of corporate strategy, human resources and consulting. Earlier in his career, he held senior recruiting and division level human resources roles at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, and First Chicago Corp., now part of JP Morgan Chase.

"We are excited about Bob Chrismer's decision to join Performance Trust," said James H. Matson, the firm's president and chief operating officer. "His extensive experience as a human resources professional will add tremendous value as we expand our capabilities and leverage the great success we've achieved over the past two years," he said. "Bob will be a key member of our management team, helping us develop the exceptional talent required to exceed our growth and leadership goals for the future."

Chrismer holds a MA in history from the University of Illinois and a BA in literature from Wheaton College.

About Performance Trust Capital Partners

Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC is committed to helping financial institutions improve their long-term performance and deliver shareholder value. Identifying your path to independence requires better tools and clear insights which lead to great decisions. For more information, go to www.performancetrust.com.

CONTACT: Pamela Shanahan, (312) 521-1690, pshanahan@performancetrust.com