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Leon Holschbach Appointed to Advisory Board of Financial Regulatory Group

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the nationwide organization of banking and financial regulators from all 50 states and U.S. territories, has announced the appointment of Midland States Bancorp (Nasdaq:MSBI) CEO Leon Holschbach to serve a two-year term on the organization’s Bankers Advisory Board.

Mr. Holschbach was recommended for appointment by his home state bank commissioner Secretary Bryan A. Schneider of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.

“I’m pleased to welcome Leon to the Bankers Advisory Board,” said Schneider. “I think he will be a great asset and will provide valuable input as state regulators consider financial policies impacting community banks.”

“CSBS values the perspectives community bankers bring to policy discussions that may impact state-chartered financial institutions,” CSBS President and CEO John W. Ryan said. “For this reason, we have had a longstanding history of seeking input from Bankers Advisory Board members on pressing public policy matters,” said Ryan.

Leon Holschbach said, “The CSBS provides our community bank a seat-at-the-table to help initiate discussions concerning policies that heavily impact our company, our customers, and like-minded financial institutions in our region. I look forward to actively participating on this Advisory Board and I am honored to work alongside this dynamic group of community banking leaders.”

About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSBI) is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. Midland had assets of approximately $3.0 billion, and its Midland Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $1.2 billion, as of June 30, 2016. Midland provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, commercial equipment leasing services are provided through Heartland Business Credit, and multi-family and healthcare facility FHA financing is provided through Love Funding, Midland’s non-bank subsidiaries. Midland has more than 80 locations across the United States. For additional information, visit www.midlandsb.com or follow Midland on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.

Douglas J. Tucker
Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel
and Director of Investor Relations
(217) 342-7566

Jo Ann Luallen
Marketing Manager
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