Wintrust Financial Corporation Will be Presenting at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference on February 26, 2014

Wintrust Financial Corporation Will be Presenting at the Keefe, Bruyette &
Woods Boston Bank Conference on February 26, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wintrust Financial
Corporation ("Wintrust") (Nasdaq:WTFC) today announced that Company management
will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference on February
26, 2014. The presentation will be broadcast on the Internet and can be
accessed at http://wsw.com/webcast/kbw18/wtfc and will also be available
through Wintrust Financial Corporation's website at www.wintrust.com. The
presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.The archived
webcast will be available for ninety days after the event. Listeners should
go to the website at least fifteen minutes before the event to download and
install any necessary audio software. There is no charge to access the event.

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $18
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 120 banking locations located in the greater
Chicago and Milwaukee market areas. Additionally, the Company operates various
non-bank business units 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, a
business unit 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.

CONTACT: Edward J. Wehmer, President &
         Chief Executive Officer
         David A. Dykstra, Senior Executive Vice President
         & Chief Operating Officer
         (847) 939-9000
         Website address: www.wintrust.com
 
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