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Midland States Bancorp Announces Early Termination of FDIC Loss Share Agreements

EFFINGHAM, Ill., Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSBI) announced today that it entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) on October 3, 2016 to terminate its existing loss share agreements with the FDIC.  The loss share agreements are with respect to certain assets Midland acquired from the FDIC as part of the two FDIC-assisted bank acquisitions it has done, one in 2009 and one in 2010. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Midland made a net payment to the FDIC of $565,000 as consideration for the early termination of the loss share agreements.  Midland will record a one-time after-tax charge of approximately $225,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

“We are pleased to have negotiated an early termination of our loss share agreements with the FDIC,” said Leon J. Holschbach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Midland States Bancorp.  “Eliminating the loss share agreements provides a number of benefits to Midland including improving our balance sheet flexibility and simplifying our financial reporting.”

As a result of the termination of the agreements, covered residential real estate loans in the amount of $786,000 as of September 30, 2016, will be reclassified as non-covered assets in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The termination of the FDIC loss share agreements has no impact on the yield of the formerly covered loans.  All rights and obligations of the parties under the loss share agreements will be eliminated under the early termination agreement.  Midland will now recognize entirely all future gains, recoveries, charge-offs, losses and expenses related to the formerly covered assets with no offset to the FDIC. 

DD&F Consulting Group, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, served as advisors for this early termination.

About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Readers should note that in addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release includes "forward-looking statements," including but not limited to statements about the Company’s expected loan production and future earnings levels.  These statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including changes in interest rates and other general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; changes in business plans as circumstances warrant; and other risks detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers should note that the forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "propose," "may," "plan," "seek," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue," or similar terminology. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

Jeffrey G. Ludwig, Exec. V.P., Chief Financial Officer, at jludwig@midlandsb.com or (217) 342-7321

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