SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

April 21, 2011 11:46 ET

First Midwest Bank Ranked Highest in the Midwest for Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that J.D. Power and Associates ranked First Midwest Bank highest in customer satisfaction for the Midwest region in its 2011 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study.(SM)

"On behalf of all my colleagues at First Midwest, I would like to thank our clients for giving us such favorable reviews in this important study," said Michael L. Scudder, President and CEO of First Midwest. "With the current economic climate being what it is, I can't stress enough the importance of working with a bank like First Midwest. We are absolutely focused on creating great client experiences and long term relationships. If you haven't thought of banking with us before, now is a great time."

The results of the study published today analyzed customer satisfaction with the retail banking experience across six factors including: account initiation/product offerings, transactions, account statements, convenience, fees, and problem resolution. For more information about the study, please visit www.jdpower.com.

About J.D. Power and Associates
Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on cell phone ratings, car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

About First Midwest
First Midwest is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the growing Chicagoland banking market. 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 some 100 offices located primarily in metropolitan Chicago. First Midwest was recently recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of the top 20 best places to work in Chicago among large employers.

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
One Pierce Place, Suite 1500
Itasca, Illinois 60143-9768
(630) 875-7450

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