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Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release Schedule

Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release
Schedule

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wintrust Financial
Corporation ("Wintrust") (Nasdaq:WTFC) today announced it will release its
first quarter 2013 earnings after the close of business on Wednesday, April
17, 2013 and host a conference call on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time). Individuals interested in listening should call 877-363-5049
(U.S. and Canada) and enter Conference ID #34690958. 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 first quarter
2013 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: April 18, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM 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=58610&k=7A3BE841

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. 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