Kathryn Kaporis Joins Cole Taylor Bank as Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing

Apr 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Cole Taylor Bank

    ROSEMONT, Ill., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathryn Kaporis has joined
 Cole Taylor Bank as Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing,
 announced John F. Timmer, Executive Vice President, Relationship Banking
 for Cole Taylor Bank.
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     "Kathy's broad-ranging marketing experience, both inside and outside
 the banking industry, is what attracted us to her in the first place. She
 knows Chicago's banking market and has a firm understanding of Cole
 Taylor's strategic fit in it," said Timmer. "Equally important, she has a
 demonstrated ability to execute winning strategies in the key areas of
 customer acquisition and retention. In short, she knows what has to be done
 and she knows how to do it. We are delighted to have her with us."
     Kaporis will be responsible for raising awareness of Cole Taylor Bank's
 products and services and for driving new business development initiatives
 to increase market share among closely-held businesses and their owners.
     Kaporis has more than fifteen years of advertising and marketing
 experience, primarily in the financial services arena, and joins Cole
 Taylor from Harris, where she served as Vice President of Marketing and
 Customer Strategies for their Northeast Region. She lives in Skokie, holds
 a B.A. and an M.A. in Business Communications from Northeastern Illinois
     About Cole Taylor Bank
     Cole Taylor Bank, a subsidiary of Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
 TAYC), specializes in meeting the unique financing, cash management and
 wealth management needs of the owners of Chicago's closely-held companies.
 One of Chicago's largest independent banks with more than $3 billion in
 assets, Cole Taylor has supplied sound financial guidance to Chicago-area
 businesses for more than 75 years. Cole Taylor Bank is a member of FDIC and
 is an Equal Housing Lender.

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