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Midland States Bancorp Added to ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index

EFFINGHAM, Ill., Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSBI) today announced that it has been added to the ABA (American Bankers Association) NASDAQ Community Bank Index (ABAQ), the nation’s most broadly representative stock index for community banks. The index includes 341 community banks with a total market capitalization of nearly $260 billion.

Launched in December 2003, the ABAQ is the most broadly representative stock index for community banks and remains an important tool for banks to establish additional visibility with analysts and investors.

Leon J. Holschbach, President and CEO of Midland States Bancorp, said, “We are very pleased to be added to the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index. We believe that Midland’s inclusion in this index will further our efforts to heighten the Company’s profile with the investment community and enhance the liquidity in our stock.”

About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. Midland had assets of approximately $3.2 billion, and its Midland Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $1.2 billion as of September 30, 2016. Midland provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, commercial equipment leasing services are provided through Heartland Business Credit, and multi-family and healthcare facility FHA financing is provided through Love Funding, Midland's non-bank subsidiaries. Midland has more than 80 locations across the United States. For additional information, visit www.midlandsb.com or follow Midland on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.

Forward-Looking Statements

Readers should note that this press release includes "forward-looking statements." These statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including changes in interest rates and other general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; changes in business plans as circumstances warrant; and other risks detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers should note that the forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "propose," "may," "plan," "seek," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue," or similar terminology. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

CONTACTS: Jeffrey G. Ludwig, Exec. V.P., at jludwig@midlandsb.com or (217) 342-7321 Douglas J. Tucker, Sr. V.P., Corporate Counsel, at dtucker@midlandsb.com or (217) 342-7321

Source:Midland States Bancorp, Inc.