Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings Release Schedule

Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings
Release Schedule

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wintrust Financial
Corporation ("Wintrust") (Nasdaq:WTFC) today announced it will release its
fourth quarter and year-to-date 2012 earnings after the close of business on
Thursday, January 17, 2013 and host a conference call on Friday, January 18,
2013 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Individuals interested in listening should
call 877-363-5049 (U.S. and Canada) and enter Conference ID #88754309. A
simultaneous audio-only web cast may be accessed via the Company's web site at
(http://www.wintrust.com), Investor Relations, Investor News and Events,
Presentations & Conference Calls. A replay of the conference call will
subsequently be available at this same location. The text of the fourth
quarter and year-to-date 2012 earnings press release will be available on the
home page of the Company's website at (http://www.wintrust.com) and at the
Investor Relations, Investor News and Events, Press Releases link on its
website.

Date: January 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM ET

Listen via Internet:
http://www.wintrust.com/investor-relations/corporate-profile.html/

Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted):
http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=57216&k=086B6A93

Telephone: 877-363-5049
Access code: 88754309

ABOUT WINTRUST

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $17
billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built
on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and
resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community
banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank
subsidiaries, now with over 100 banking locations located in the greater
Chicago and Milwaukee market areas. Additionally, the Company operates various
non-bank subsidiaries including one of the largest commercial insurance
premium finance operations in the United States and Canada, a company
providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced
administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, companies
engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages
for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies
providing wealth management services.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that such statements are
predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially.
Wintrust's expected financial results or other plans are subject to a number
of risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties,
which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" and the forward-looking
statement disclosure contained in Wintrust's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the most recently ended fiscal year and in Wintrust's subsequent Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date
made and Wintrust undertakes no duty to update the information.

CONTACT: Wintrust Financial Corporation
         Edward J. Wehmer (President & Chief Executive Officer)
         (847) 939-9000

         Wintrust Financial Corporation
         David A. Dykstra (Senior EVP & Chief Operating Officer)
         (847) 939-9000
 
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