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MB Financial Bank Receives 2015 President’s “E” Award for Export Service

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MB Financial Bank was honored today by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker as one of only 45 U.S. companies to receive the prestigious 2015 President’s “E” award. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. MB received the “E” Award for Export Service in recognition of its work in facilitating export services.

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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker presents the 2015 President's

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker presents the 2015 President’s “E” Award for export services to MB Financial Bank, one of only two banks in the country receiving this recognition. From left to right: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, MB Financial Bank Executive Vice President Edward F. Milefchik, MB Financial Bank Senior Vice President Scott M. Baranski, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun Kumar (Photo: Business Wire)

“Today’s awardees have made substantial contributions to increasing U.S. exports, which are critical to spurring economic growth and job creation,” said Secretary Penny Pritzker. “By exporting more Made-in-America goods and services, U.S. businesses are growing faster, hiring more workers, and paying better wages.”

In commenting on the award, Mark A. Hoppe, MB Financial Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “It is truly an honor to receive this award and to be recognized for our support of exports. Our talented international banking team provides companies with complete export services covering products as diverse as printing presses, feed supplements for livestock and construction and mining equipment. Exporting drives the success of many of our mid-market companies and MB Financial is committed to doing whatever we can to help build exports as an even more important driver of our economy.”

A few of the designations for MB Financial Bank in the export arena:

  • MB is approved under the U.S. Global Business Solutions Pilot Program. MB is recognized as a center of expertise for centralization of all of the US Government Export assistance programs.
  • MB is a Delegated Authority Lender with Eximbank under its Working Capital Guarantee Program
  • MB is Preferred Lender under SBA’s Export Express Loan Program.
  • MB is one of less than 25 banks nationwide to be approved by the USDA to participate in its GSM-102 program.

About MB Financial Bank

MB Financial Bank N.A. is a Chicago-based commercial bank with approximately $15 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) .

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