C. Bryan Daniels Joins Cole Taylor Bank Board

Feb 10, 2009, 10:20 ET from Cole Taylor Bank

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cole Taylor Bank today announced that C. Bryan Daniels, co-founder and principal of Prairie Capital, L.P., has joined the bank's Board of Directors.

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"Bryan will be an outstanding addition to the Cole Taylor Bank Board," said Bruce W. Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Cole Taylor Bank. "As one of the founders of a leading middle-market private equity firm, Bryan has a unique understanding of our core clients: owner-operated businesses. The perspective he brings as a middle-market investor, along with sixteen years of Chicago-area commercial banking experience, will add tremendous value to our board."

Daniels, 50, is a co-founder and principal of Prairie Capital, a private equity firm focused on the lower-end of the middle market. Since 1997, Prairie Capital has invested a total of $475 million in 70 transactions. He serves on the board of directors of Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, Estes Cox Corporation, Navman Wireless, R3 Education and a number of other companies.

Prior to founding Prairie Capital, Daniels was a Senior Vice President at American National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), where he held positions in lending and investments, including management of the financial services group.

Daniels has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in Computer Science, also from the University of Chicago.

He is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Physical Science Department of the University of Chicago, and on the Board of Directors of WBEZ - Chicago Public Radio.

About Cole Taylor Bank

Cole Taylor Bank is a $4.4 billion, Chicago-based commercial bank specializing in serving the business banking, real estate lending and wealth management requirements of closely held and family-owned small- and medium- sized businesses. Cole Taylor is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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