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Midland States Bancorp Announces Three Advisory Board Members

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSBI) today announced the appointment of three individuals to its Midland States Bank advisory board for the St. Louis region: Douglas Croghan, Jay Delsing, and Laurna Godwin.  

Doug Croghan
Doug Croghan added to Midland States Bank advisory board for St. Louis region

Jay Delsing
Jay Delsing added to Midland States Bank advisory board for St. Louis region

Laurna Godwin
Laurna Godwin added to Midland States Bank advisory board for St. Louis region

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“We are honored to have these three business and community leaders working with us to help better serve our customers and the St. Louis region,” said Steve Linton, St. Louis Regional Market President for Midland States Bank. “Their varied experience and regional knowledge will assist us as we continue to grow our engagement in the St. Louis market.”

Douglas Croghan leads the Anheuser-Busch Retail Sales team for the Midwest region. He has held various positions in both sales and marketing at A-B including Brand Management, Geographic Marketing, Key Account Management and Senior Sales Director.

Jay Delsing is a professional golfer and founder of Jay Delsing Golf, which provides world class entertainment and hospitality experiences. He is a life member of PGA Tour and PGA of America. Jay is also a golf broadcaster for Fox Sports.

Laurna Godwin is the owner/president of Vector Communications, an award winning engagement and communications consulting firm that helps  clients successfully engage and communicate with their target audiences on issues such as economic development, education, transportation, the environment and health and human services. Laurna is a former television news reporter, anchor and talk show host.

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 $3.2 billion, and its Midland Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $1.2 billion, as of September 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 future growth and its Operational Excellence initiative.  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.


Douglas J. Tucker
Sr. V.P., Corporate Counsel
and Director of Investor Relations
(217) 342-7566

Bruce Shumate
Marketing Manager
(314) 512-8548

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