First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Declares First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.01 per Share

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Midwest") ( NASDAQ : FMBI ), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.01 per share, payable Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

First Midwest, with assets of $8.2 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 wealth management services through approximately 95 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 as one of Chicago's Top Workplaces for the third consecutive year by being named a National Standard Top Workplace. Additionally, Forbes has recognized First Midwest as one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies for 2012.