SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

February 22, 2012 13:26 ET

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Participate in 2012 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that it will be participating in the 2012 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference to be held in Boston, Massachusetts on February 29 and March 1, 2012. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the conference on Wednesday, February 29 at 1:45 P.M. (ET).

Interested individuals may listen to the live webcast and view a copy of the slides by accessing http://www.kbw.com/news/conferenceBostonBank2012_Webcast.html. For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available approximately 4 hours after the last presentation for 7 days.

First Midwest, with assets of $8.0 billion is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of business, retail banking and trust and investment management services through some 100 offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois and eastern Iowa. First Midwest was recently recognized as having the "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Midwest" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study(SM). Additionally, First Midwest has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune for the second straight year as one the top 20 best places to work in Chicago among large employers.

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