MB Financial Bank Partners with the Federal Reserve for Money Smart Week®

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Chicago banking leader to offer free financial education classes.

For the ninth year, MB Financial Bank is participating in the Federal Reserve Bank Money Smart Week campaign, April 23-30. Launched in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign dedicated to helping consumers better manage their personal finances. The program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities.

“Increasing financial literacy has always been a top priority for MB,” said Karen Thomas, senior vice president, community development, MB Financial Bank. “MB is proud of our ability to meet these community needs, year after year, by providing free resources through partnerships like Money Smart Week.“

During its seminars, MB Financial Bank will cover critical financial topics such as the importance of saving, how to avoid credit card misuse, identity theft, the basics of home buying. Among the organizations partnering with MB to offer these programs include the Village of Glenwood Senior Center, Chicago, Evanston, Garfield Ridge, North Riverside, Berwyn, and LaGrange Park public libraries, Claretian Associates, Arab American Family Services, Aquinas Literacy Center, The Resurrection Project, St. Paul Ha Sang Korean Saturday School, Spanish Coalition for Housing, St. Andrews the Apostle Church and Pivotal Staffing (view schedule below).

“Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

To learn more about Money Smart Week or to view a schedule of activities, please visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org.

About MB Financial Bank
MB Financial Bank N.A. is a Chicago-based commercial bank with $15.6 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).

MB Financial Bank Money Smart Week Events
Home Ownership and Foreclosure Prevention
Home Sweet Home: For Homebuyers and Homeowners
April 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Chicago Public Library, Logan Square
3030 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago IL 60647

April 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston IL 60201

April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Chicago Public Library, Edgewater Branch
6000 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago IL 60660
Events hosted by Kelly J. Malitz, MB Mortgage;
No RSVP necessary.

How to Become a First Time Homeowner
April 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Garfield Ridge Library
6348 S. Archer, Chicago IL 60638
Presentation in Spanish and Polish.
Event hosted by Majde Muhdi, MB Garfield Ridge
Banking Center and the Garfield Ridge Library;
No RSVP necessary.

Mortgages for the First Time Homebuyer
April 28, 2016 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, St. Andrews the Apostle Church
768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City IL 60409
Event hosted by Mohamed Coleman,
MB Calumet Banking Center and St. Andrews
the Apostle Church; No RSVP necessary.

What You Need to Know to Own a Home
April 27, 2016 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, MB Financial Bank
3030 East 92nd St., Chicago IL 60617
Presentation in English and Spanish.
Event hosted by Marcia Carroll, MB South Chicago
Banking Center, the Claretian Associates and the
Spanish Coalition for Housing; RSVP by 4/25/16 to

Managing Money and Credit Wisely
Ask a Banker
April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm, North Riverside Library
2400 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546
Event hosted by Paul Porter, MB North Riverside
Banking Center and the North Riverside Public
Library; No RSVP necessary.

Building a Relationship with Your Bank
April 28, 2016 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am, MB Financial Bank
3030 East 92nd St., Chicago IL 60617
Presentation in English and Spanish.
Event hosted by Marcia Carroll, MB South
Chicago Branch and Claretian Associates;
RSVP by 4/25/16 to MCarroll(at)mbfinancial(dot)com

Credit Counseling
April 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Arab American Family Service
9044 S. Octavia Ave., Bridgeview IL 60455
Event hosted by Lama Alsaad, MB Oak Forest
Banking Center and Arab American Family
Services; No RSVP necessary.

Managing Money Wisely
April 26, 2016 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Aquinas Literacy Center
3540 S. Hermitage Ave., Chicago IL 60609
Event hosted by Sandra Partida, MB 47th Street
Banking Center and Aquinas Literacy Center;
No RSVP necessary.

Managing Money Wisely
April 25, 2016 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Chicago Public Library
2111 W. 47th St., Chicago, IL 60609
Event hosted by Sandra Partida, MB 47th Street
Banking Center; RSVP by 4/16/2016 to Sandra

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