ITASCA, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2016) - First Midwest Bank announced today that Jo Ann Boylan has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Operations Officer of the Bank. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing information technology, deposit and loan operations, facilities and project management at First Midwest Bank. Boylan assumed her position as part of a planned succession to Kent S. Belasco, who retired on April 1, 2016 after 30 years of service with First Midwest.

"We are extremely pleased to have Jo Ann as a member of our executive leadership team," said Mark G. Sander, President of First Midwest Bank. "I am confident that her extensive background in information technology and systems, as well as general bank operations, will be a great benefit to us as we continue to grow and provide the leading, high quality products and services our clients expect from First Midwest."

Boylan's career spans over 30 years, most recently at MB Financial Bank as Chief Technology Officer. Previously, she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at AmTrust Bank (acquired by New York Community Bank) and KeyCorp. Boylan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Applications from Pennsylvania State University and is actively involved in several professional and community organizations, including Special Olympics Illinois.

About First Midwest
First Midwest Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI), is a relationship-focused financial institution and one of the largest independent bank holding companies based in the Midwest. First Midwest Bank and its affiliates provide a full range of commercial, retail, wealth management, trust and private banking products and services through over 110 locations in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa.

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