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Baylake Corp. Named to the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index

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STURGEON BAY, Wis., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylake Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: BYLK), holding company for Baylake Bank (the "Bank"), which provides full service banking and financial services from 21 locations in Northeast Wisconsin, today announced the Company has been added to the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index (the "Index").

Launched in 2003, the Index currently tracks the performance of approximately 374 community banks with a total market capitalization of approximately $175 billion. The Index is calculated on both stock price return and total return, with performance reported on the ABA website and through financial data services under the ticker symbol "ABAQ."  The ABA is the nation's largest banking trade association.

Robert J. Cera, President and CEO, commented:  "Baylake Corp. began trading on NASDAQ in November 2013, and we welcome the opportunity to now be included in the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index.  We believe joining the Index will further enhance our initiatives to expand Baylake's visibility and recognition among individual and institutional investors."

Baylake Corp., headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is the bank holding company for Baylake Bank. Through Baylake Bank, Baylake Corp. provides a variety of banking and financial services from 21 financial centers located throughout Northeast Wisconsin, in Brown, Door, Kewaunee, and Outagamie Counties.

The following appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This news release contains forward-looking statements about the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "would," "should," "could" or "may."

Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. These factors, which are described in this press release and in the annual and quarterly reports filed by Baylake Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 under "Item 1A. Risk Factors," include certain credit, market, operational, liquidity and interest rate risks associated with the Company's business and operations. Other factors include changes in general business and economic conditions, developments (including collection efforts) relating to the identified non-performing loans and other problem loans and assets, world events (especially those which could affect our customers' tourism-related businesses), competition, fiscal and monetary policies and legislation.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

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