Banks Move Forward with Acquisitions, Appointments and Financial Releases - Research Report on M&T, Comerica, Wintrust, MB

 Banks Move Forward with Acquisitions, Appointments and Financial Releases -
 Research Report on M&T, Comerica, Wintrust, MB Financial, and Signature Bank

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NEW YORK, July 22, 2013

NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting M&T Bank
Corporation (NYSE: MTB), Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), Wintrust Financial
Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC), MB Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI), and Signature
Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

M&T Bank Corporation Research Report

On July 17, 2013, M&T Bank Corporation (M&T) released its operations results
for Q2 2013. The Company's GAAP measured Diluted earnings per share jumped by
29% QoQ and 49% YoY to $2.55. The Company's GAAP net income rose by 27% QoQ
and 49% YoY to $348 million. Rene F. Jones, Executive Vice President and CFO
of M&T, said, "During the quarter, we took advantage of market conditions to
reduce our exposure to private label mortgage-backed securities in favor of
more liquid Ginnie Mae securities and we also liquidated our positions in Visa
and MasterCard stock, for which the value had risen significantly." The Full
Research Report on M&T Bank Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-17/MTB]

Comerica Incorporated Research Report

On July 16, 2013, Comerica Incorporated (Comerica) released its Q2 2013
financial results. The Company reported that net income for Q2 2013 increased
by 6.7% QoQ to $143 million. Q2 2013 earnings of $0.76 per diluted share were
higher as compared to $0.70 per diluted share in Q1 2013. Commenting on the
recent quarter's performance, Ralph W. Babb Jr., Chairman and CEO of Comerica,
said, "Average loan growth and fee growth, expense control and continued solid
credit quality, contributed to our 9 percent increase in earnings per share in
the second quarter. Average total loans grew $276 million compared to the
first quarter, and reflected an increase of $337 million, or 1 percent, in
commercial loans. Our Middle Market business lines across all three of our
major geographies were a key contributor to our loan growth in the second
quarter. Overall, customers remain cautious, but relatively more positive, in
this slow growing economy." The Full Research Report on Comerica Incorporated
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-17/CMA]

Wintrust Financial Corporation Research Report

On July 16, 2013, Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) reported its Q2
2013 financial results. Net income came in at $34.3 million or $0.69 per
diluted common share for Q2 2013, compared to net income of $32.1 million or
$0.65 per diluted common share in Q1 2012, and net income of $25.6 million or
$0.52 per diluted common share for Q2 2012. Edward J. Wehmer, President and
CEO of Wintrust stated, "Wintrust reported record levels of net income for a
quarterly and six month period. The second quarter of 2013 was highlighted by
solid loan growth, increased net interest margin, improved utilization of
liquidity and another strong quarter of mortgage banking and wealth management
results." The Full Research Report on Wintrust Financial Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-17/WTFC]

MB Financial Inc. Research Report

On July 15, 2013, MB Financial Inc. (MB Financial) announced that it has
entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Taylor Capital Group,
Inc. According to MB Financial, the combination is expected to nearly double
its middle market commercial banking market share in Chicago area. Commenting
on the acquisition, Mark A. Hoppe, President and CEO of Taylor Capital, said,
"We are proud to be joining the MB Financial organization, one that has a
remarkably similar culture and values as ours. Having fulfilled the strategic
and operating objectives that we have been pursuing over the past five years,
we undertook a thorough review of our options for the future and determined
without reservation that this path is clearly in the best long-term interests
of our shareholders, clients, employees and the communities that we serve."
The Full Research Report on MB Financial Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-18/MBFI]

Signature Bank Research Report

On July 10, 2013, Signature Bank (Signature Bank) announced the addition of a
new private client banking team to be based in the Brooklyn area. The Company
named Leon Kratsberg and Gary Shulevich as Senior Vice President and Group
Director, while Deborah Raffone was appointed as the Senior Client Associate.
Joseph J. DePaolo, President and CEO of Signature Bank stated, "The
appointment of Leon, Gary and Debbie marks the seventh team we've added in the
first half of the year and the 10th private client banking team we now have
based in Brooklyn, serving this growing marketplace. Leon and Gary will cater
to clients throughout Brooklyn as well as Staten Island, since during the past
decade, they have focused on forging relationships throughout both areas." He
further added "With the recent commercial and residential boom and changing
landscape throughout many parts of Brooklyn, we are continuing to expand our
presence in this vibrant marketplace. Our three established offices, along
with another set to open soon, will extend our single-point-of-contact
approach to additional clients throughout the borough. We welcome the team to
the Bank, and look forward to furthering our presence in this area." The Full
Research Report on Signature Bank - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-17/SBNY]

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