SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Schultz John M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1201 NETWORK CENTRE DR.

(Street)
EFFINGHAM IL 62401

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. [ MSBI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/30/2019
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 283,426(1) D
Common Stock 2,750(2) I Spouse
Common Stock 42,554(2) I Agracel, Inc.
Common Stock 69,903(2) I JNJ, LLC
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Common Share Equivalent (3) 09/30/2019 A 428.8964 (3) (3) Common Stock 428.8964 $26.05(4) 63,443.4283 D
Common Share Equivalent (3) 09/30/2019 A 597.6393 (3) (3) Common Stock 597.6393 $26.05(5) 64,041.0676 D
Restricted Stock Unit (6) (6) (6) Common Stock 1,185 1,185 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes holdings through a self-directed IRA or revocable grantor trust
2. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of these shares in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership of all of the reported shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose
3. Each common stock equivalent is the economic equivalent of one share of common stock.
4. Represents common share equivalents acquired by the reporting person under the Issuers Directors Deferred Compensation Plan (DDCP) with respect to director fees deferred by the reporting person during the quarter, based upon the closing price of the underlying shares on the last day of the quarter. Each common share equivalent is the economic equivalent of one share of common stock. Common share equivalents received for deferred director fees fully vested on the transaction date listed above and become payable upon termination of service as a director.
5. Represents common share equivalents acquired by the reporting person in the DDCP pursuant to the reinvestment of dividends received during the quarter on common share equivalents held in the DDCP by the reporting person at the time such dividend was paid on the underlying shares, based upon closing price of the underlying shares on the last day of the quarter. Common share equivalents received for dividend reinvestments fully vested on the transaction date listed above and become payable upon termination of service as a director.
6. Represents restricted stock units acquired by the reports person under the 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan and deferred under the DDCP on the grant date. Each restricted stock unit is the contingent right to receive one share of Issuer common stock. Restricted stock units will fully vest on March 31, 2020 and vested shares will be delivered to the reporting person based on the terms of the DDCP and the reporting persons distribution elections thereunder.
Remarks:
/s/ Schultz John M 10/02/2019
/s/ Douglas J. Tucker, attorney-in-fact 10/02/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY - SECTION 16 FILINGS

Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Douglas
J. Tucker and Sarah Leonard as the undersigned's true and lawful
attorney-in-fact to:

       (1) prepare, execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, and
submit to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission  (the
"Commission")  a Form  ID,  including amendments  thereto, and any other
documents necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and  passwords  enabling
the undersigned to make electronic filings with the Commission of reports
required by Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended  (the "Exchange Act"),  or any rule or regulation of the SEC;

       (2) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
undersigned's capacity as a reporting person of Midland States Bancorp,
Inc. (the "Company") pursuant to Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the
rules thereunder, Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the
Exchange Act and the rules thereunder;

       (3) do and perform any and  all  acts for and on behalf of the
undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any
such  Form 3, 4 or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments
thereto and file such fonn
 with the Commission and the applicable stock
exchange or similar authority; and

       (4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with
the foregoing which, in the opinion of any of such attorneys-in-fact, may
be of benefit to, in the  best  interest  of,  or  legally required by, the
undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by any of such
attorneys in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of
Attorney  shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions
as any of such attorneys-in-fact may approve in his or her discretion.

       The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full
power and authority to act separately and to do and perform any and every
act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the
exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all
intents  and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally
present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying
and confirming all that any of such attorneys-in-fact, or the substitute or
substitutes of any of such attorneys-in-fact, shall lawfully do or cause to
be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers
herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing
attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the
undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the
undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange
Act.

       This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until
the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect
to the undersigned's holdings  of  and transactions  in securities issued
by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed
writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned  has caused this Power of Attorney to
be executed as

of this 2nd day of February, 2016

/s/John M. Schultz
Signature


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