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CHICAGO—February 27, 2008—Stephen J. Sinclair was named Chief Information Officer of Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC, the company announced today.

Sinclair, who served as the company’s senior technology manager since 2003, steps into the CIO role, effective immediately. As head of information technology, Sinclair will be responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the firm’s technical initiatives. Performance Trust Capital Partners is a strategic, fixed income financial advisor to community banks throughout the country.

“Steve is a leading expert in providing technical solutions to the financial services industry, and we are pleased to promote him to be our CIO,” said James H. Matson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Performance Trust Capital Partners. “When it comes to managing trading data and proprietary investment analysis, Steve has proven to be a leader and innovator and he is a valued member of our team,” he said.

Sinclair has 14 years of software development, design and management experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Performance Trust Capital Partners, he founded Sintech Consulting Group and Sintech Software, LLC, which created custom web-based management systems for insurance companies. He also was a senior-level developer and manager for UBS’ foreign exchange technology division.

Sinclair has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and investments from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. He has been quoted in a number of technical and business publications discussing web technologies, and he is a featured speaker at industry conferences.

About The Performance Trust Companies
The Performance Trust Companies are an SEC-registered investment advisor and FINRA regulated broker\dealer, with proprietary investment methodologies and products designed to accomplish investment objectives. Based in Chicago, Performance Trust focuses on educating fixed income investment professionals and assisting client institutions to invest through total return. For more information, go to www.performancetrust.com