March 13, 2006

Approval of proposal by Marshall & Ilsley Corporation

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced its approval of the application and notice under sections 3 and 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act by Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to acquire Gold Banc, Inc. and its subsidiary bank, Gold Bank, both in Leawood, Kansas. The Board also approved the applications under the Bank Merger Act and section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act by M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, also in Milwaukee, to merge with Gold Bank and to establish and operate branches at Gold Bank's main office and branch locations.

Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.

Last Update: March 13, 2006