ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank announced today with great regret the death of Thomas M. Garvin, a member of its Board of Directors ("Board"), on July 30, 2010. He was 75 years old.

"Tom was a valued friend and advisor to First Midwest for over 20 years." said Michael L. Scudder, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Midwest. "His wise counsel has helped us grow into one of the strongest and most trusted organizations in the Chicagoland area. We will miss him greatly." Mr. Garvin had served as a director of First Midwest since August 23, 1989.

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 some 100 offices located in 64 communities, primarily in metropolitan Chicago. 

Contact Information:

Cynthia A. Lance
Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
(630) 875-7345