SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

March 29, 2006 17:14 ET

First Midwest Bancorp Announces Schedule for First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Teleconference

ITASCA, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2006 -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its first quarter 2006 earnings release and teleconference:

-- 1st Quarter 2006 Earnings Release: April 26, 2006, prior to the market opening, by Market Wire distribution and First Midwest's web site at

-- Teleconference: April 26, 2006, 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 Numbers: (866) 510-0707; International (617) 597-5376; passcode 14788433. Please call 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the teleconference.

-- Telephone Replay: (888) 286-8010; International (617) 801-6888; passcode 40530763. The replay will be available from 12:00 P.M. EDT on April 26, 2006 until 11:59 P.M. EDT on May 3, 2006.

-- 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 April 26, 2006 until 11:59 P.M. EDT on May 3, 2006.

First Midwest is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the growing Chicagoland banking market. 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 70 offices located in 50 communities, primarily in northeastern Illinois. First Midwest was the only bank named by Chicago magazine as one of the 25 best places to work in Chicago.

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