MB Financial Trades at New American Financial Exchange, Opening a Pathway to Reducing Transaction Costs and Lowering the Cost of Loans to Businesses

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MB Financial Bank, a founding member of the newly created American Financial Exchange (AFX), was proud to make one of the early trades in the ground breaking opening of the innovative electronic marketplace.

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“Our goal is to serve the needs of mid-sized American banks such as MB who are the real engines of growth in our local economy". said AFX chairman and CEO, Dr. Richard Sandor.

MB Financial Bank, a founding member of the newly created American Financial Exchange (AFX), was proud to make one of the early trades in the ground breaking opening of the innovative electronic marketplace. The exchange will give hundreds of mid sized banks across the United States more access to lend and borrow short-term funds in a transparent marketplace, while providing small businesses across the country more access to capital at a lower cost.

David Greiwe, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, represented MB at the AFX grand opening. Greiwe noted the significance of the exchange to MB Financial, “our hope for this exchange is to ultimately improve liquidity in interbank lending leading to better transparency in pricing both for banks as well for our customers. The future is bright for mid sized banks, its customers and local economies. With this exchange, the outlook only looks brighter. We are honored to be a founding participant.”

The American Financial Exchange’s chairman and CEO, Dr. Richard Sandor commented, "We are proud and honored to have MB as one of our Founding participants. They are thought-leaders and we look forward to working with them as we develop the AFX marketplace. “Sander continued, “Our goal is to serve the needs of mid-sized American banks such as MB who are the real engines of growth in our local economy. We hope an efficient, low-cost and transparent market can bring direct benefits to their customers." Find out more about The American Financial Exchange at http://www.theafex.com.

About MB Financial

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

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