SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

September 29, 2005 17:30 ET

First Midwest Bancorp Announces Schedule for Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Release and Teleconference

ITASCA, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 29, 2005 -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its third quarter 2005 earnings release and teleconference:

--  3rd Quarter 2005 Earnings Release:  October 26, 2005, prior to the
    market opening, by Market Wire distribution and First Midwest's web site at

--  Teleconference:  October 26, 2005, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. EDT.
    Listen-only mode via telephone and Internet broadcast on the First Midwest
    web site at

--  Dial-in Number:  (800) 901-5213; passcode 47670407.  Please call 10 to
    15 minutes before the scheduled start of the teleconference.

--  Telephone Replay:  (888) 286-8010; passcode 36801518.  The replay will
    be available from 12:00 P.M. EDT on October 26, 2005 until 11:59 P.M. EDT
    on November 2, 2005.

--  Web Replay:  Access the web replay by selecting the Investor Relations
    section of the First Midwest web site at  The replay
    will be available beginning at 12:00 P.M. EDT on October 26, 2005 until
    11:59 P.M. EDT on November 2, 2005.

First Midwest is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the growing Chicagoland banking markets. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of both business and retail banking and trust and investment management services through 67 offices located in 49 communities, primarily in northeastern Illinois. First Midwest is the 2004 recipient of the Illinois Bank Community Service Award and was honored by Chicago magazine in its October 2004 issue as one of the 25 best places to work in Chicago, the only bank so honored.

Contact Information

    Steven H. Shapiro
    EVP, Corporate Secretary
    (630) 875-7345

    First Midwest Bancorp
    One Pierce Place, Suite 1500
    Itasca, Illinois 60143-9768
    (630) 875-7450