SOURCE: First Midwest Bank

First Midwest Bank

June 18, 2012 07:23 ET

First Midwest Bank Welcomes Thomas M. Prame as Head of Retail Banking

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 18, 2012) - First Midwest Bank today announced that Thomas M. Prame has joined the bank as Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking.

"I am very pleased to welcome Thomas to our First Midwest leadership team," said Mark G. Sander, President and COO of First Midwest Bank. "His extensive retail banking experience is certain to enhance our strong core retail business. His leadership skills and background will be of great value as we look to grow and expand our retail platform and market presence," said Sander.

"It is exciting to join the First Midwest team," said Mr. Prame. "First Midwest has a well-deserved reputation as a strong and trusted financial partner, focused on meeting the needs of its clients. The bank is well respected and positioned for long term success, and I look forward to being part of that success," he said.

In his role as EVP and Director of Retail Banking, Prame is responsible for First Midwest's extensive retail bank network with some 100 branches. He also will oversee the enhancement, expansion and future development of the bank's retail platform, including sales, products and service delivery as well as strategy development to advance Internet and mobile banking capabilities. Prior to joining First Midwest he held senior level retail bank positions with Citigroup, Fifth Third and most recently with RBS Citizens in Boston. He received his MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and his Bachelor's Degree in finance from the University of Rochester.

About First Midwest
First Midwest Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Itasca-based First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market with approximately $8.0 billion in assets. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of business, retail banking and wealth management services through some 100 offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa. First Midwest has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune for two straight years as one of the top 20 best places to work in Chicago among large employers. Additionally, Forbes has recognized First Midwest as one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies for 2012.

Contact Information

    James M. Roolf
    SVP, Corporate Relations Officer
    (815) 774-2071

    First Midwest Bank
    One Pierce Place, Suite 1500
    Itasca, Illinois 60143
    (630) 875-7450