ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its third quarter 2007 earnings release and teleconference:

--  3rd Quarter 2007 Earnings Release:  Wednesday, October 24, 2007, prior
    to the market opening, by Marketwire distribution and First Midwest's web
    site at
--  Teleconference:  Wednesday, October 24, 2007, from 10:00 A.M. ET to
    11:00 A.M. ET.  Listen-only mode via telephone and Internet broadcast on
    the First Midwest web site at
--  Dial-in Numbers:  (800) 510-0219; International (617) 614-3451;
    passcode 67614770.  Please call 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start
    of the teleconference.
--  Telephone Replay:  (888) 286-8010; International (617) 801-6888;
    passcode 11968276.  The replay will be available from 12:00 P.M. ET on
    October 24, 2007 until 11:59 P.M. ET on October 31, 2007.
--  Web Replay:  Access the web replay by selecting the Investor Relations
    section of the First Midwest web site at  The replay
    will be available beginning at 12:00 P.M. ET on October 24, 2007 until
    11:59 P.M. ET on October 31, 2007.

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 103 offices located in 63 communities, primarily in metropolitan Chicago. First Midwest was recently recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workforce Flexibility in the greater Chicago area.

Contact Information: Contact: Andrea L. Stangl Assistant Corporate Secretary (630) 875-7463