ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) will conduct its Annual Stockholders Meeting on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 9:30 A.M. CT at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois.

Stockholders and interested investors may access the live, listen-only webcast by going to the Investor Relations section of the First Midwest web site at The replay of the webcast and the presentation materials will be available one hour following completion of the meeting and for 7 days thereafter.

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 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