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FAQ
  • Quarterly earnings are generally announced within 30 days following the end of each quarter. The current quarter Earnings Release date is listed on the Event Calendar section of this website. A copy of the press release will be posted under the Press Releases section of this website once it is released by the Company. To sign up to receive an automatic e-mail of the press release, please visit the Email Notification section of this website.
  • Annual Reports, Proxy Statements, Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and other financial reports are available for viewing under the SEC Filings section of this website. If you would like a hard copy of these reports, please complete the form under the Information Request section of this website.
  • Stock split information is available for viewing under the Stock Information and Dividend section of this website.
  • Yes, First Midwest has distributed a cash dividend every quarter since the Company's formation in 1983. Anticipated dividend payable dates are in January, April, July and October subject to the approval by the Board of Directors. Please refer to the Stock Information and Dividend section of this website for historical dividend payouts and stock splits.

    First Midwest offers, at no charge, a Dividend Direct Deposit Program which provides for the automatic deposit of quarterly dividends directly to a checking or savings account at any financial institution. First Midwest also offers dividend reinvestment through its Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan.

    First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare, maintains the Dividend Direct Deposit Program and Dividend Reinvestment Plan. If you are a stockholder of record you may enroll on-line in the My Profile section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376. Additional information including an electronic copy of the First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan prospectus can be found under the Stock Information and Stock Purchase Program section of this website.
  • Yes, First Midwest offers, at no charge, a Dividend Direct Deposit Program which provides for the automatic deposit of quarterly dividends directly to a checking or savings account at any financial institution. First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare, maintains the Dividend Direct Deposit Program. If you are a stockholder of record you may enroll on-line in the My Profile section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.
  • Yes, First Midwest offers a dividend reinvestment plan. The First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan permits participating stockholders of record to obtain additional shares of First Midwest Common Stock without paying trading fees or service charges by: (1) reinvesting dividends on all shares of Common Stock held by the stockholder; or (2) reinvesting dividends on only a portion of the shares of Common Stock held by the stockholder while continuing to receive cash dividends on the remaining shares; or (3) by making optional purchases of not less than $100 per payment nor more than $5,000 per quarter, whether or not the stockholder’s dividends are reinvested.

    The Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan is maintained by First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare. If you are a stockholder of record you may enroll on-line in the My Profile section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or you may request a Prospectus and an enrollment form by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376. Additional information including an electronic copy of the First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan prospectus can be found under the Stock Information and Stock Purchase Program section of this website.
  • You cannot purchase your first share of stock from First Midwest, but after your initial purchase, you may buy additional shares through the optional cash purchase feature of First Midwest’s Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan. Optional cash purchases are made monthly (generally on the 3rd business day of the month, or on the dividend payment date) and cannot be less than $100 per payment nor more than $5,000 per quarter. You may pay by check or have your payment automatically deducted monthly from your bank account.

    The Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan is maintained by First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare. If you are a stockholder of record you may enroll on-line in the My Profile section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or you may request a Prospectus and an enrollment form by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376. Additional information including an electronic copy of the First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan prospectus can be found under the Stock Information and Stock Purchase Program section of this website.
  • Computershare serves as First Midwest’s transfer agent. If you are a stockholder of record and have recently moved, you can complete a change of address form on-line in the My Profile section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.
  • Dividend direct deposit information is maintained by First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare. You can update your account information on-line in My Profile section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.a
  • Dividend checks are mailed out by First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare. You can have a lost or stale dated dividend check reissued on-line in the Dividends and Payment section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.
  • Computershare is the stock transfer agent for First Midwest. In this capacity, Computershare maintains the stockholder records for First Midwest and performs all stock registrations, transfers and dividend disbursements and is the Plan agent for First Midwest’s dividend reinvestment plan. Computershare handles all stockholder requests, including change of address, replacement of lost stock certificates, dividend checks and duplicate Forms 1099 DIV. Computershare can be contacted in any of the following ways:

    Internet Access: www.computershare.com/investor
    Then simply follow the instructions to gain access to your account.

    Telephone Inquiries: Toll-free 1-888-581-9376
    Automated telephone support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Customer Service Representatives available 8:00am to 7:00pm EST.

    Written Inquires:
    Computershare
    P.O. Box 505005
    Louisville, KY 40233-5005

    Registered or Overnight Delivery:
    Computershare
    462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Online Inquiries: www-us.computershare.com/investor/contact
  • Through their website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, Computershare offers you state-of-the-art Internet capabilities that provides you with greater flexibility in accessing information and processing shareholder transactions.

    Information Available
    Account Summary
    Certificate history
    Dividend Reinvestment Plan history
    Dividend check history
    Tax information - Form 1099 DIV
    Historical stock price information
    View the Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan prospectus on-line

    Transactions Available
    Change your address
    Request a dividend check replacement
    Request a duplicate Form 1099 DIV
    Change your dividend payment election to:

    Cash
    Electronic deposit to your bank account
    Full dividend reinvestment
    Partial dividend reinvestment with the ability to receive the balance of your dividend in cash or electronic deposit
    Set up monthly electronic optional purchases under the Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan.
  • As a participant in the Direct Registration System, (“DRS”) First Midwest offers the flexibility for stockholders to hold shares electronically or in certificate form if they wish. You may continue to hold your shares in certificate form if you prefer, and if so, do not destroy your certificate(s) as they remain valid for the number of shares shown on them and you should continue to carefully preserve them.

    If however you would like greater flexibility and a safer way to hold your shares, you may submit your certificate(s) to First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare, and request that the shares be deposited as book entry.

    Electronic ownership provides stockholders with the following benefits:

    Eliminate the risk of lost, stolen or damaged stock certificates requiring costly replacement fees;
    Simplified transaction processing (sales, moving shares to different accounts or between the transfer agent and a broker/dealer more efficiently and;
    Allow stockholders to hold shares in book entry without being required to participate in a dividend reinvestment plan.





    If you wish to take advantage of the benefits of DRS and convert your certificated shares to book entry form, please send your certificate(s) via one of the following: Overnight Courier, Certified and Insured Mail or Registered Mail with a signed letter of direction instructing the shares to be held in book entry form to:

    Registered or Overnight Delivery:
    Computershare
    462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
    Louisville, KY 40202

    To learn more information about DRS, contact Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.
  • To have a First Midwest stock certificate replaced, contact First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare at (888) 581-9376 or send written notice to Computershare indicating which certificate(s) are lost or stolen by identifying the issuer name, number of shares and the stock certificate number(s) if known. Also include your name, address, daytime telephone number, and ensure the letter is signed by all owners. Send your request to the following address:

    Computershare
    P.O. Box 30170
    College Station, TX 77842-3170

    To replace a lost certificate, an Affidavit of Loss is required and will be sent to you upon notification to Computershare. Replacement fees will apply.
  • To transfer ownership of your First Midwest stock, you must contact First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare. Additional information and detailed instructions can be found on-line in the Help section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.
  • Form 1099 DIV’s are issued by First Midwest’s transfer agent, Computershare. You can find a duplicate Form 1099 DIV in the Statements and Documents section of Computershare’s website for investors, www.computershare.com/investor, or by calling Computershare directly at (888) 581-9376.
  • Dividends paid by First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (“First Midwest”) in calendar years 1994, 1995 and 1997 through 2007 were exempt from Illinois income tax based on a provision of Illinois state tax law permitting an exemption for dividends paid by corporations conducting certain levels of activity in designated Enterprise Zones.

    However, while the level of First Midwest’s activity conducted within designated Enterprise Zones has not changed, the State of Illinois has enacted tax legislation that impacts the taxation of such dividends and as a result, dividends paid after January 1, 2008 by First Midwest will be subject to Illinois tax.

    For additional details or copies of past stockholder communications, please contact the Corporate Secretary’s department at (630) 875-7463.