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First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Participate in Sandler O'Neill & Partners East Coast Financial Services Conference

ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") ( NASDAQ : FMBI ) today announced that it will be participating in the Sandler O'Neill East Coast Financial Services Conference to be held in Aventura, Florida on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer is scheduled to present at the conference at 7:10 AM (ET).

The presentation will be broadcast via live webcast at http://wsw.com/webcast/sandler2 and will also be available through First Midwest's website at www.firstmidwest.com/investorrelations/. For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available within 24 hours of the live presentation until 9:00 AM ET on November 23, 2012. 

First Midwest's live presentation will also be available via audio conference. The dial-in number for Session 1 is: (877) 253-8059; passcode: 8309199648 #.

First Midwest, with assets of approximately $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 some 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 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.