Byline Bancorp, Inc. Completes the Acquisition of First Evanston Bancorp

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BY), the holding company of Byline Bank,
today announced that it has completed its acquisition of First Evanston
Bancorp, Inc. (“First Evanston”), the parent company of First Bank &
Trust. As a result of the transaction, First Bank & Trust has now merged
into Byline Bank. The transaction brings Byline’s total assets to
approximately $4.4 billion, based on information as of March 31, 2018.

“We are excited to welcome First Bank and Trust customers and employees
to the Byline team,” said Alberto Paracchini, President and CEO of
Byline Bank. “Together we are focused on providing a first rate
experience for our customers and impassioned support for our

Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of First Evanston’s
common stock was converted into the right to receive: (1) 3.994 shares
of Byline’s common stock, and (2) an amount in cash equal to $27.0
million divided by the number of outstanding shares of First Evanston’s
common stock as of the closing date, with cash paid in lieu of any
fractional shares. The value of the total merger consideration at
closing was approximately $178.6 million.

Also in connection with the closing of the transaction, Robert R.
Yohanan, First Evanston’s Chief Executive Officer, was appointed to the
Board of Directors of Byline and Byline Bank.

About Byline Bancorp, Inc.

Headquartered in Chicago, Byline Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company for
Byline Bank, a full service commercial bank serving small- and
medium-sized businesses, financial sponsors, and consumers. Byline Bank
has over $4.0 billion in assets and operates over 50 full service branch
locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas.
Byline Bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking
products and services including small ticket equipment leasing solutions
and is one of the top 10 Small Business Administration lenders in the
United States.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with
respect to the financial condition, results of operations, plans,
objectives, future performance and business of Byline. Forward-looking
statements, which may be based upon beliefs, expectations and
assumptions of Byline’s management, are generally identifiable by the
use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,”
“intend,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should” or other
similar expressions. All statements in this press release speak only as
of the date they are made, and Byline does not undertake any obligation
to update any statement in light of new information or future events. A
number of factors, many of which are beyond the ability of Byline to
control or predict, could cause actual results to differ materially from
those in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among
others: (1) the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the
transaction will not be realized or will not be realized within the
expected time period; (2) the risk that integration of Byline’s and
First Evanston’s operations will be materially delayed or will be more
costly or difficult than expected; (3) the effect of the merger on
customer relationships and operating results; and (4) other risks
detailed from time to time in filings made by Byline with the SEC. These
risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating
forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on
such statements. Additional information concerning factors that could
materially affect Byline’s financial results are included in Byline’s
filings with the SEC.


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Byline Bank