BankFinancial Corporation Announces Completion of Downers Grove National Bank Acquisition

Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:16pm EDT

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BURR RIDGE, Ill., March 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BankFinancial Corporation
(Nasdaq:BFIN) ("BankFinancial") announced today that it has completed its
acquisition of DG Bancorp, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Downers Grove
National Bank. As a result of the acquisition, BankFinancial now has two banking
locations in the Downers Grove and Westmont communities. The final purchase
price was $3.27 million in cash.

In making the announcement, BankFinancial Chairman and CEO F. Morgan Gasior
said, "Downers Grove National Bank is a well-established community bank that
complements our branch network very well. We are enthusiastic about extending
our products and services to customers in Downers Grove and southeastern DuPage
County. We're pleased to have closed the transaction as a privately negotiated
transaction and we are eager to begin working with our new colleagues to serve
those communities and adjacent neighborhoods."

BankFinancial Corporation is the holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B., a
full-service, community-oriented bank providing financial services to
individuals, families and businesses through 20 full-service banking offices,
located in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, Illinois. At December 31, 2010,
BankFinancial Corporation had total assets of $1.531 billion, total loans of
$1.051 billion, total deposits of $1.235 billion and stockholders' equity of
$253 million. BankFinancial Corporation's common stock trades on the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol BFIN.

This release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A variety of factors could cause
BankFinancial's actual results to differ from those expected at the time of this
release. For a discussion of some of the factors that may cause actual results
to differ from expectations, please refer to BankFinancial's most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC. Investors are urged to review all
information contained in these reports, including the risk factors discussed
therein. Copies of these filings are available at no cost on the SEC's website
at or on BankFinancial's website at Forward
looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not
undertake to update them to reflect changes.

CONTACT: Shareholder, Analyst and Investor Inquiries:
         Elizabeth A. Doolan
         Senior Vice President - Controller
         BankFinancial Corporation
         Telephone: 630-242-7151

         Media Inquiries:
         Gregg T. Adams
         Executive Vice President - Marketing & Sales
         BankFinancial F.S.B.
         Telephone: 630-242-7234
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