ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI) today announced that it will be participating in the Raymond James 32nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida on March 6th - 9th, 2011. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the conference on Tuesday, March 8th at 1:05 P.M. (ET). Interested individuals may listen to the live webcast by accessing For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available approximately 4 hours after the last presentation for 7 days. 

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 65 communities, primarily in metropolitan Chicago. First Midwest was recently recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of the top 20 best places to work in Chicago among large employers.

Contact Information:

Greg Gorbatenko
Investor Relations
(630) 875-7533

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
One Pierce Place, Suite 1500
Itasca, Illinois 60143-9768
(630) 875-7450