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PRESS RELEASE

Western Independent Bankers Partners with Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC for Industry Educational Programs

Chicago

January 05, 2017

New Relationship Expands Educational Offerings to Industry Professionals

Western Independent Bankers (WIB), a premier trade association of more than 22,000 bankers and 140 community banks, announced today that Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC has become a Premier Solution Provider. WIB and Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC share a common goal of educating financial professionals about industry developments and sharing tools for making more informed investment decisions.

Performance Trust is committed to helping financial institutions improve their long-term performance. Working together will assist both institutions in expanding their reach and educating a greater number of professionals within the banking industry. Through this agreement, WIB will sponsor Performance Trust's Principles of Performance™ program in Las Vegas, NV taking place February 7-9, 2017.

Principles of Performance™ is an immersive and eye-opening educational experience that teaches financial institutions a disciplined methodology for their fixed-income portfolio and balance sheet. From a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, attendees will learn the pitfalls of conventional analytics, an objective approach to better quantify potential risk and reward of investments, and how this approach can be applied to the entire balance sheet. As they return to their institutions to apply their newfound knowledge, they have a more rational basis for their decisions rather than relying on conventional wisdom and intuition. They can go forth with confidence, knowing that they have the tools to make the best possible decisions for their institutions' performance.

Rich Berg, CEO of Performance Trust, stated, "We are excited to continue our relationship with WIB and the wonderful team within their organization. We hope to foster more opportunities for each group to continue educating industry professionals." Select Performance Trust materials will be available to WIB members. Those members will also be given the opportunity to attend Performance Trust events that take place across the United States.

About Western Independent Bankers and WIB Service Corporation

Established in 1937, Western Independent Bankers (WIB) is the premier networking and educational organization for community banks in the West. WIB informs, educates and connects community banks with the resources and services to achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational performance. WIB Service Corporation was established in 1994 by the WIB Board of Directors as a wholly owned subsidiary of WIB. WIB provides a due diligence summary package on each of its Premier Solutions Providers to WIB Member Banks upon request. For more information, visit www.wib.org.

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