BankFinancial Corporation Declares Cash Dividend

BankFinancial Corporation Declares Cash Dividend

BURR RIDGE, Ill., April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BankFinancial Corporation
(Nasdaq:BFIN) announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend
of $0.01 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May10, 2013 to
stockholders of record on April26, 2013.

BankFinancial Corporation is the holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B., a
full-service, community-oriented bank providing financial services to
individuals, families and businesses through 20 full-service banking offices,
located in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, Illinois. At December31,
2012, BankFinancial had total assets of $1.481 billion, total loans of $1.030
billion, total deposits of $1.282 billion and stockholders' equity of $173
million. BankFinancial Corporation's common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol BFIN.

This release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A variety of factors could cause
BankFinancial's actual results to differ from those expected at the time of
this release. For a discussion of some of the factors that may cause actual
results to differ from expectations, please refer to BankFinancial's most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC. Investors are urged
to review all information contained in these reports, including the risk
factors discussed therein. Copies of these filings are available at no cost on
the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov or on BankFinancial's web site at
http://www.bankfinancial.com. Forward looking statements speak only as of the
date they are made, and we do not undertake to update them to reflect changes.

CONTACT: Shareholder, Analyst and Investor Inquiries:
         Elizabeth A. Doolan
         Senior Vice President - Controller
         BankFinancial Corporation
         Telephone: 630-242-7151
        
         Media Inquiries:
         Gregg T. Adams
         Executive Vice President - Marketing & Sales
         BankFinancial F.S.B.
         Telephone: 630-242-7234
 
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