Wintrust Financial Corporation to Present at Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Wintrust Financial Corporation to Present at Raymond James 35th Annual
Institutional Investors Conference

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wintrust Financial
Corporation ("Wintrust") (Nasdaq:WTFC) will present at the Raymond James 35th
Annual Institutional Investors Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida on
March 2 - 5, 2014. Wintrust management will make a presentation that is
scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM, Eastern Time, on March 4, 2014.

This event will be webcast and may be accessed at or at Wintrust's website at by clicking on the "Presentations" link located on the
"Presentations and Conference Calls" page. Listeners should go to the website
at least fifteen minutes before the presentation to download and install any
necessary audio software. For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a
replay will be available for 7 days after the conference. 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.

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