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Midland States Bank Hires Cristina Ciorna as Training Director

EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – April 21, 2016 – Midland States Bank has recently hired Cristina Ciorna, a Learning and Development professional with over 9 years experience in designing and executing programs that elevate employee knowledge, productivity and engagement, to the position of Training Director.

Since 2006, Ciorna had worked for a large Southern California utility company with her most recent responsibility as Employee Development Manager, where she worked to develop learning solutions for its 13,000 employees. In her role with Midland, Ciorna will oversee the development, implementation and measurement of an employee learning and development strategy that focuses on enabling Midland teams to support and sustain the company's strategic direction and mission.

"Cristina is a proven leader in the area of professional development and learning," commented Sharon Schaubert, Senior Vice President of Banking Services. "With Midland's continued growth, Cristina will play a critical role in leading our efforts to design, develop and execute corporate learning programs using innovative approaches for training."

Ciorna earned her MBA in Leadership from the University of La Verne, in California. She has received various certifications in Education, Coaching and Organizational Design from University of Southern California, Cal State University in San Bernardino, and University of California, Irvine.

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 has assets of approximately $3.0 billion, and its Midland Wealth Management Group has assets under administration of approximately $1.2 billion as of December 31, 2015. Midland remains locally owned and provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, 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, its non-bank subsidiaries. Midland now has more than 80 locations across the U.S. As a community banking institution, Midland prides itself on establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with its customers and is committed to serving the financial needs of its communities. For additional information, visit http://www.midlandsb.com or follow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.

Greg Pence
Director of Marketing

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