MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive Registration Begins

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MB Offers Deepest Early Bird Discount on Registration 20,000 Cyclists Enjoy Only Day of Car-Free Lake Shore Drive

MB Financial Bank announced today that it will again sponsor MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive. In partnership with the Active Transportation Alliance, MB Financial Bike the Drive offers Chicago area residents the chance to enjoy the only bike ride on a car-free Lake Shore Drive on May 24, 2015.

Registration begins on the same day as the Annual Winter Bike to Work Day Rally on January 23 in Daley Plaza from 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Save $7 registering online at http://www.bikethedrive.org. For the deepest discount, participants can visit any MB Banking Center and receive a special coupon to obtain a $9 discount on registration and receive a free Camelbak® water bottle. These discounts are available through Monday, February 2, 2015, at noon.

The Active Transportation Alliance's Executive Director Ron Burke said, "The support of MB Financial Bank is critical to our ability to bring events like this to Chicago as well as our ongoing efforts to improve the health and physical fitness of our community. MB Financial Bank and our other great sponsors help us provide more options for travel through walking, biking and using mass transit.”

Sue Peterson, MB Financial Bank Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Banking, said, “All of us at MB enjoy bringing this event to the city of Chicago. It’s the only day of the year when Lake Shore Drive is closed to car traffic and open to all people from across the Chicago area – families, individuals, novices and experts – all enjoying the city’s magnificent skyline and the beauty of Lake Michigan. This is our sixth year of sponsoring Bike the Drive and we couldn’t be happier with the ongoing success of the event. To encourage even more participation, we’re pleased to offer participants a special discount and gift at all of our banking centers.”

About the Active Transportation Alliance
The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. The Active Transportation Alliance is supported by more than 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit http://www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.

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.

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