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Midland States Bank Opens New Banking Center in Jennings, Missouri

EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – October 13, 2015 – Midland States Bank has furthered its expansion into the St. Louis region by opening a new full-service banking center at 8021 W. Florissant Avenue, in the Buzz Westfall Plaza. This announcement follows Midland’s recent acquisition of eleven area Heartland Bank locations.

“We are excited to serve the families and businesses of North County and to be an active member of the community,” said Leon Holschbach, President and CEO of Midland States Bank. “Our new Jennings location further represents our commitment to expanding our ‘Great strength. More heart’ brand of banking throughout the St. Louis region.”

In addition to offering a full range of consumer and businesses banking services, the new Midland location includes a community room that will be utilized for local events and financial education
classes. Frank Smith, a 30 year banking veteran, will lead a team of five, including universal bankers and a community development mortgage consultant.

David Noble, Community Development and CRA Officer, said, “We held numerous community assessment meetings to get a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the area. From those meetings, we developed several unique products and services. Our objective is to establish deep relationships across our network by creating opportunities for individuals and businesses to succeed.”

The banking center, which opened on September 28, will host a series of community events to celebrate its opening, October 13-17, including a clergy breakfast, municipal leader reception, small business open house and a Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Food, games and face painting will be available. Lobby hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and an ATM is available 24 hours a day.

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 $2.8 billion, and its Midland Wealth Management Group has assets under administration of more than $1.2 billion. 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 70 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.

Bruce Shumate
Marketing Manager

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