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Michael W. Jamieson Joins First Midwest Bank as Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Midwest Bank announced today that Michael W. Jamieson has joined the Bank as Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking. In this role, Mr. Jamieson oversees all of the Bank’s commercial banking divisions, including middle market, business banking, commercial real estate, specialty banking, equipment leasing and treasury management. He has been appointed to the Bank’s Executive Management Committee and reports directly to Mark G. Sander, First Midwest Bank’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

“We are extremely pleased to add an executive with Mike’s background and proven record of achievement to our executive leadership team,” said Mark G. Sander. “He has been highly successful in managing commercial banking units and establishing new client relationships. Our corporate banking platform has grown significantly over the past several years, and Mike has the experience and drive to continue and enhance this growth. I look forward to working with Mike to further build and expand our deep client relationships.”

Jamieson’s banking career spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining First Midwest Bank, Jamieson served as Senior Vice President and Market Executive in the Central Region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, based in Chicago, where he was responsible for the Upper Midwest as well as various specialty groups. Previously, he served as Group Senior Vice President at LaSalle Bank, holding management positions across a number of regional and specialty commercial banking groups. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University and an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as well as Chair of the Finance Committee of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

About First Midwest Bank

First Midwest Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMBI), which is a relationship-based financial institution and one of the largest independent publicly-traded bank holding companies based on assets headquartered in the Midwest. First Midwest Bank and other affiliates provide a full range of commercial, equipment financing, 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. First Midwest’s website is www.firstmidwest.com.

Contact Information: James M. Roolf Senior Vice President and Corporate Relations Officer (630) 875-7533 jim.roolf@firstmidwest.com

Source:First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.