ADVISORY, April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Michael Scudder, CEO, will ring the Opening Bell celebrating First Midwest's 30 th year as a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ Stock Market. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Monday, April 8, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET Contact: Jim Roolf (815) 774-2071 email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. [FMBI]: First Midwest, with assets of more than $8 billion, is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market. 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 approximately 95 offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa. First Midwest has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago's Top Workplaces for the third consecutive year by being named a National Standard Top Workplace. Additionally, Forbes has recognized First Midwest as one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies for 2012.