SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

February 17, 2016 17:04 ET

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Declares First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.09 per Share

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company for First Midwest Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.09 per share. This quarterly cash dividend will be payable on April 12, 2016 to common stockholders of record on March 25, 2016 and will represent the 133rd consecutive cash dividend paid by First Midwest since its inception in 1983.

About First Midwest

First Midwest is a relationship-focused financial institution and one of Illinois' largest independent publicly-traded bank holding companies. First Midwest's principal subsidiary, First Midwest Bank, and other affiliates provide a full range of business, middle market and retail banking as well as wealth management and private banking services through over 100 locations in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa. First Midwest was recognized as having as having the "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Midwest, Two Years in a Row"* according to the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Retail Banking Satisfaction Studies(SM). First Midwest's website is www.firstmidwest.com.

* First Midwest Bank received the highest numerical score among retail banks in the Midwest region in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Retail Banking Satisfaction Studies(SM). The 2015 study is based on 82,030 total responses measuring 20 providers in the Midwest region (IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, WI) and measures opinions of consumers with their primary banking provider. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed April 2014 - February 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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