First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Participate in 2013 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Participate in 2013 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods  Boston Bank Conference  ITASCA, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 --  First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that it will be participating in the 2013 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference to be held in Boston, Massachusetts February 27-28, 2013. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the conference on Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 P.M. (ET).  The audio presentation and slides will be broadcast via live webcast at http://wsw.com/webcast/kbw9/fmbi and will also be available through First Midwest's website at www.firstmidwest.com/investorrelations/. For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available immediately following the live presentation until 11:59 PM ET on March 6, 2013.   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.  James M. Roolf SVP, Corporate Relations Officer (815) 774-2071 Jim.Roolf@firstmidwest.com www.firstmidwest.com  First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. One Pierce Place, Suite 1500 Itasca, Illinois 60143-9768 (630) 875-7450