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PRESS RELEASE

Performance Trust Welcomes Investment Banker Andrew Yang

Chicago

September 22, 2014

Addition Key to Team's Advisory and Execution Excellence

Performance Trust Capital Partners announced today that Andrew Yang has joined the company as a Director in its Investment Banking Group.

"I'm excited to be part of Performance Trust's expanding investment banking presence in the dynamic market of depository institutions." said Yang of his new position. "I joined the firm because of its entrepreneurial culture and its commitment to client education and analytics-based decision-making. I look forward to contributing to the leadership team and continuing to do what I'm most passionate about: providing exceptional M&A execution and helping clients attain their strategic goals."

Yang has over seven years of investment banking experience, advising various depositories and other financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, capital management and strategic planning. Prior to joining Performance Trust, Yang was a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse, working in both New York City and Chicago.

"We consider Andy's addition to the team critical as we expand our offices in Chicago and across the nation," said Dan Bass, Managing Director for Investment Banking. His strong analytical and client relationship skills fit well with our firm's mission and methodologies that have long differentiated Performance Trust in its other bank advisory businesses. I am confident that Andy's knowledge and values will contribute greatly to the insights and services we provide our clients."

Yang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University and his MBA, with concentrations in Finance and Economics, from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

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