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July 17, 2018

Byline Bank Named Illinois SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year

CHICAGO – Byline Bank was selected as the Illinois SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year by the Illinois District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration at the 2018 Illinois Small Business Awards ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago on July 17, 2018. Byline received the award for providing the best overall support for the SBA 7(a) loan program based upon the total dollars delivered to Illinois small businesses in 2017. Byline Bank’s Illinois SBA loans totaled $135 million in fiscal 2017, which created 1,335 jobs, according to the SBA.

“Byline Bank is dedicated to helping businesses throughout Illinois obtain access to the capital needed to open, grow or expand their business, while creating jobs throughout the state,” said Bruce Lammers, President of Byline Small Business Capital. “This award is a testament to the hard work and expertise of our local SBA lending team, who work with business owners to find the right loan structure to meet their goals.”

Byline Bank was also honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the SBA Export Lender of the Year for small lending institutions earlier this year. Byline was recognized for its efforts to increase access to capital for United States companies, providing international trade financing to small businesses with $16.1 million in export loans in fiscal year 2017. Byline Bank ranked eighth nationally in 2017 for SBA 7(a) loan volume, totaling $397.9 million, according to the SBA.

About Byline Small Business Capital
Byline Bank’s Small Business Capital team specializes in government guaranteed lending nationwide, with loan production offices throughout the Midwest, in Tennessee and in Southern California. Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Byline Bank is a top 10 SBA lender in the nation, and is the number one SBA lender in Illinois and Wisconsin. Byline Small Business Capital also specializes in USDA lending across the country. For more information, visit

About Byline Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BY), 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.

For more information please contact:

Mary Mistrioty
Marketing Officer, Byline Bank
[email protected]
(262) 938-2728