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Midland States Bank Hires John Theisinger as Market President
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – April 20, 2016 – Midland States Bank has recently hired John R. Theisinger to the position of Market President with responsibilities over the Peru, Princeton and Mendota, Illinois markets.

Theisinger brings over two decades of experience in retail and commercial banking to Midland. He was previously associated with a regional bank serving as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. In his new role, Theisinger will lead the sales and management activities to support growth and development of retail, small business and commercial programs and services.

"John's experience within this region provides invaluable perspective as we build strategies to drive growth across our business lines," commented Jeff Lovett, Regional Market President for the area. "John has proven himself to be both an exceptional banker and an involved community partner."

Theisinger received his Associate of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Illinois Valley Community College, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois. He recently served as Vice Chairman of the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Theisinger will be based at Midland's Peru branch located at 2825 Plaza Drive in Peru, Illinois.

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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