ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ:FMBI), the holding company for First Midwest Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.10 per share.  This quarterly cash dividend will be payable on January 9, 2018 to common stockholders of record on December 22, 2017 and will represent the 140 th consecutive cash dividend paid by First Midwest since its inception in 1983.

About First Midwest

First Midwest is a relationship-focused financial institution and one of the largest independent publicly-traded bank holding companies based on assets headquartered in the Midwest, with over $14 billion in assets and $10 billion in trust assets under management.  First Midwest's principal subsidiary, First Midwest Bank, and other affiliates provide a full range of commercial, equipment leasing, retail, wealth management, trust and private banking products and services through over 130 locations in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa. First Midwest's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol FMBI.  First Midwest's website is .

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Investors: Patrick S. Barrett EVP and Chief Financial Officer (630) 875-7273 Media: James M. Roolf SVP and Corporate Relations Officer (630) 875-7533