Washington, D.C. 20549


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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Schultz Robert F.

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(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)
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 03/10/2023 P 45 A $23.55 3,588.294(1) I Spouse
Common Stock 03/10/2023 P 476 A $23.41 37,845.688(1) I Summit Investors, LLP
Common Stock 32,117(2) D
Common Stock 30,153(1) I Red Bird Investors, LLC
Common stock 250,030(1) I J.M. Schultz Investment, 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) (3) (3) Common Stock 81,015.3171 81,015.3171 D
Restricted Stock Unit (3) (3) (3) Common Stock 7,137 7,137 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. 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
2. Includes holdings through a self-directed IRA or revocable grantor trust
3. Each common stock equivalent is the economic equivalent of one share of common stock.
/s/ Schultz Robert F 03/13/2023
/s/ Douglas J. Tucker, attorney-in-fact 03/13/2023
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints Douglas J. Tucker 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

       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/Robert F. Schultz

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