SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

August 18, 2005 16:15 ET

First Midwest Bancorp Declares Third Quarter Dividend

ITASCA, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 18, 2005 -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share. The quarterly cash dividend will be payable on October 18, 2005 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 30, 2005 and represents the 91st consecutive quarterly dividend distribution since the Company's formation in 1983.

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 to be 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