Wintrust Becomes Illinois Youth Soccer Sponsor
Named Official Bank

The Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) is excited to announce that Wintrust and its Community Banks have become sponsors of Illinois’ largest youth soccer organization and are the Official Banks of the IYSA.

“We are very excited to add the Wintrust Community Bank as a sponsor of Illinois Youth Soccer,” said Mary Jane Bender, Illinois Youth Soccer Executive Director. “We only partner with companies that provide quality products and services and are at the top of their industry. We are also very grateful to our local Wintrust Community Bank, Village Bank & Trust of Arlington Heights, for supporting community outreach soccer events for our inner city children.”

Because of their commitment to Illinois Youth Soccer and it’s 74,000 players, the Illinois Youth Soccer Illinois Cup will be renamed the Wintrust Community Banks Illinois Cup beginning in Spring 2014.

There are currently more than 120 Wintrust Community Bank locations throughout Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin. While part of the Wintrust family of community banks, each individual bank is locally managed and locally focused, with their employees and bank management heavily invested in community activities and service.

“We chose to partner with Illinois Youth Soccer because of the positive impact this program has on the youth of the communities we collectively serve,” stated Matthew Doubleday, Senior Vice President of Wintrust Marketing. “We’re honored to be the official banks of Illinois Youth Soccer.”

For more details about Illinois Youth Soccer and all of our sponsors, please visit www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org. To find your local Wintrust Community Bank, please visit http://www.wintrust.com/find-us.

About Wintrust Financial - 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 the 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, with over 115 banking locations in the greater Chicago and Milwaukee market areas. Additionally, the Company operates various non-bank subsidiaries including one of the largest commercial insurance premium finance companies operating 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, companies 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. Wintrust Community Banks are Members FDIC and Equal Housing Lenders.