Michael Leonard Joins MB Financial Bank as Commercial Banking Group President

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Leonard joins MB from First Midwest Bank where he was Regional President of the bank’s largest commercial banking region.

MB Financial Bank announced that Michael J. Leonard has joined the organization as a Group President in the bank’s Commercial Banking Group. Leonard joins MB from First Midwest Bank where he was Regional President of the bank’s largest commercial banking region. He and his team will be based in Lemont, Illinois, and will provide MB Financial Bank’s broad range of commercial banking services to mid-sized companies in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago as well as in northwest Indiana.

Larry Ryan, MB Financial Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Mike Leonard to MB Financial. Mike brings extensive market knowledge and experience, along with a proven record of leadership and growth. His deep roots in Chicago and his extensive involvement in service to the community make Mike an outstanding addition to MB’s commercial banking team.”

Leonard comes to MB Financial Bank with more than 25 years’ experience in Chicago commercial banking. He holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is active in the southwest suburban community as Commissioner of the Village of Tinley Park, President of the Alsip Industrial Association, and a Board Member of the Chicago Southland Development Corporation.

About MB Financial Bank
MB Financial Bank N.A. is a Chicago-based commercial bank with approximately $15 billion in assets and a more than one hundred year history of building deep and lasting relationships with middle-market companies and individuals. MB Financial Bank offers a full range of powerful financial solutions and the expertise and experience of bankers who are focused on their clients’ success. MB Financial Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI).

Learn more about MB Financial Bank at http://www.mbfinancial.com.

Mike Leonard, Group President, Commercial Banking, MB Financial Bank
MLeonard(at)mbfinancial(dot)com
T: 630-243-3726

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