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PRESS RELEASE

Performance Trust Announces Partnership with Illinois Bankers Association

Chicago

October 01, 2013

New Relationship Expands Educational Offerings to Industry Professionals

Performance Trust Capital Partners and the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) have established a partnership to broaden their shared goal of educating financial professionals about industry developments and sharing tools for making more informed investment decisions.

Performance Trust's reputation for their fact-based, analytical approach to deciphering financial markets made them an ideal partner for the IBA.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to reach beyond our clients and help educate others in the industry on the greatest market challenges we face today," said Performance Trust CEO Rich Berg. "We are excited to work with our colleagues at the IBA to help industry professionals navigate the market and make decisions with the intent of producing the greatest possible reward for the quantifiable risks they are already taking."

Performance Trust's weekly Market Update and select Market Minute™ videos, resources designed to provide insight into key industry topics, will now be available to IBA members. Additionally, experts from Performance Trust will speak at IBA lectures and forums and collaborate with the IBA to offer customized educational opportunities to IBA members.

"We are thrilled to begin this relationship with Performance Trust, which allows us to offer our members even greater opportunity and distinction," said IBA president Linda Koch. "Given that the industry we work in can change so quickly, we look forward to having access to the insight and expertise of Performance Trust's proven leaders."

Partnering with the IBA supports Performance Trust's mission of inspiring financial decision-makers to achieve greater results through a disciplined investment methodology and approach. Performance Trust is delighted to work with this highly respected association and its members.

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