ITASCA, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - First Midwest Bank is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a national list of Top Workplaces. 

As a Top Workplace, First Midwest's employees are encouraged to be involved in the communities they live in and those that we serve by supporting community development and contributing their time and resources to community projects that improve their own lives as much as those we serve. First Midwest believes the employee experience should mirror the client experience. The Bank's focus on employees as its most important asset is demonstrated through an emphasis on succession planning, executive development, and the commitment to all employees that they will be developed to their highest potential.

"We are extremely pleased to be honored for the third consecutive year as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace," said Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest Bank, Chairman and CEO. Adding, "It is particularly gratifying that this recognition is based on the views of our colleagues, validating our ongoing commitment of creating a positive and helpful work environment."

About First Midwest
First Midwest Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Itasca-based First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI), is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market with approximately $8.2 billion in assets. 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. Additionally, Forbes has recognized First Midwest as one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies for 2012.

Contact Information:

James M. Roolf
SVP, Corporate Relations Officer
(630) 875-7533

First Midwest Bank
One Pierce Place, Suite 1500
Itasca, Illinois 60143
(630) 875-7450