SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

November 08, 2006 18:30 ET

First Midwest to Participate in Sandler O'Neill & Partners 2006 Financial Services Conference

ITASCA, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2006 -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced that it will be participating in the Sandler O'Neill & Partners 2006 Financial Services Conference to be held in Naples, Florida on November 15-17, 2006. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's Chief Financial Officer, and Thomas J. Schwartz, First Midwest's Group President of Commercial Banking, will represent the company at the Conference at 1:00 P.M. (EST) on Thursday, November 16, 2006. Interested individuals may listen to the live webcast of the presentation and view a copy of the slides used in the presentation by accessing The conference will also be available via audio dial-in (877) 711-4406 (no passcode is required for this call).

For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay will be available on First Midwest's website for approximately 7 days following the presentation.

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 102 offices located in 62 communities, primarily in metropolitan Chicago. First Midwest was the only bank named by Chicago magazine as one of the 25 best places to work in Chicago.

Contact Information

    Michael L. Scudder
    Chief Financial Officer
    (630) 875-7283

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