First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. [FMBI]

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Michael Scudder

President And CEO

Michael L. Scudder is the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. and the Vice Chairman of the Board of First Midwest Bank. He serves as a member of our Advisory Committee.

Prior to his current appointment in September 2008, Mr. Scudder served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in May 2007, and as its Chief Financial Officer from January 2002 to May 2007. He previously served as the Group Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Midwest Bank from May 1995 to December 2001. He also has served in various other management capacities in his 22 years of service to the Company.

Mr. Scudder earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1982, and an MBA from DePaul University in 1993. He serves in various leadership positions with several civic and charitable organizations in the metropolitan Chicago area. He is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He has over 26 years of experience in the banking and financial institution industry.

Mr. Scudder brings extensive financial and banking experience to the Board and his day to day management of the Company provides the Board with Company-specific experience and expertise, including a complete understanding of the Company’s vision and strategy.