SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

June 29, 2005 16:38 ET

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

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

--  2nd Quarter 2005 Earnings Release:  July 27, 2005, prior to the market
    opening, by Market Wire distribution and First Midwest's web site at
    www.firstmidwest.com.
    
--  Teleconference:  July 27, 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 www.firstmidwest.com.
    
--  Dial-in Number:  (800) 901-5247; passcode 84855128.  Please call 10 to
    15 minutes before the scheduled start of the teleconference.
    
--  Telephone Replay:  (888) 286-8010; passcode 61974525.  The replay will
    be available from 12:00 P.M. EDT on July 27, 2005 until 11:59 P.M. EDT on
    August 3, 2005.
    
--  Web Replay:  Access the web replay by selecting the Investor Relations
    section of the First Midwest web site at www.firstmidwest.com.  The replay
    will be available beginning at 12:00 P.M. EDT on July 27, 2005 until 11:59
    P.M. EDT on August 3, 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 September 2004 issue as one of the 25 best places to work in Chicago, the only bank so honored.

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