SOURCE: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

August 26, 2005 17:30 ET

First Midwest to Participate in Lehman Brothers 2005 Financial Services Conference

ITASCA, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 26, 2005 -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced that it will be participating in the Lehman Brothers 2005 Third Annual Financial Services Conference to be held in New York, New York, on September 13-15, 2005. Over 80 companies are scheduled to present at Lehman Brothers' pre-eminent conference for companies in the financial services sector. John M. O'Meara, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's Chief Financial Officer, will represent the company at the Conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005. Interested individuals may listen to the live webcast of the presentation and view a copy of the slides used in the presentation by accessing http://www.firstmidwest.com/aboutinvestor_overview.asp.

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 67 offices located in 49 communities, primarily in northeastern Illinois. First Midwest is the 2004 recipient of the Illinois Bank Community Service Award and was honored by Chicago magazine in its October 2004 issue as one of the 25 best places to work in Chicago, the only bank to be so honored.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Steven H. Shapiro
    EVP, Corporate Secretary
    (630) 875-7345

    Michael L. Scudder
    EVP, Chief Financial Officer
    (630) 875-7283
    www.firstmidwest.com

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