SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

February 07, 2012 18:20 ET

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Participate in Sterne Agee 2012 Financial Institutions Investor Conference

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI) announced today that it will be participating in the Sterne Agee 2012 Financial Institutions Investor Conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday, February 13, 2012. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer will give a presentation on behalf of the Company at the conference at 9:30 AM (ET).

The presentation will be broadcast via live webcast. Interested individuals may listen to the live webcast and view a copy of the slides by accessing http://wsw.com/webcast/agee2/fmbi. For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available within 24 hours of the live presentation for approximately 7 days following the presentation.

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.