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United States

Securities And Exchange Commission
Washington, DC 20549




Current Report Pursuant to
Section 13 or 15(
d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 6, 2024


Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Illinois 001-35272 37-1233196
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


1201 Network Centre Drive

Effingham, Illinois 62401

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (217) 342-7321


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par value MSBI The NASDAQ Market LLC
Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 7.750% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, $2.00 par value) MSBIP The NASDAQ Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b–2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐





Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On February 6, 2024, the board of directors of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”), the holding company of Midland States Bank (the “Bank”), appointed Gerald Carlson as a director of the Company. Mr. Carlson will serve as a Class II director of the Company, with a term expiring at the Company’s 2027 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Carlson will also serve as a director of the Bank. As a non-employee director of the Company, Mr. Carlson will be entitled to receive the compensation payable to non-employee directors of the Company, as disclosed in its proxy statement for its 2023 annual meeting of shareholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2023.


Item 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure.


On February 6, 2024, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Carlson as a director of the Company, which press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.


The information furnished pursuant to this Item and the related exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)       Exhibits


Exhibit No.Description
99.1Press Release of Midland States Bancorp, Inc., dated February 6, 2024
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 6, 2024Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
By:/s/ Douglas J. Tucker
Name:Douglas J. Tucker
Title:Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel


Midland States Bancorp Appoints Gerald Carlson to Board of Directors

EFFINGHAM, Ill., Feb. 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSBI) (the “Company” or “Midland”) announced today that Gerald Carlson has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company and Midland States Bank. With the addition of Mr. Carlson, the Company’s Board of Directors now has 11 directors, with 10 of the directors classified as independent.

“We are very pleased to add Jerry to our Board of Directors,” said Jeffrey C. Smith, Chairman of the Board of the Company. “Jerry is a highly accomplished executive who brings a wealth of experience to the Board, and he spent a good part of his career in St. Louis. We believe the St. Louis market represents a significant growth opportunity for Midland, and we are investing more resources into expanding our presence in this area. We believe that Jerry’s experience in this market will be helpful to our efforts to grow in St. Louis, increase our market share, and add new retail and commercial clients in both community banking and wealth management.”

Mr. Carlson served as the Managing Partner of KPMG for the firm’s Washington, D.C. metropolitan and Chesapeake regions, a position he held from 2013 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Carlson served as Managing Partner of KPMG’s St. Louis office, which position he held since 2008. Throughout his career, Mr. Carlson served as an audit partner and advisor to private and publicly held clients, including a number of Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Partner of KPMG, Mr. Carlson was responsible for leading a culture of ethics and integrity, developing marketplace strategies for growth, overseeing high-quality client service, attracting and retaining key resources and representing KPMG in the marketplace. Mr. Carlson has served on the boards of many organizations, including currently serving on the boards of two private equity backed companies, the Greater Rivers Greenway Foundation, Connected DMV, and the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Robert S. Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri—Columbia. He previously served on the boards of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Regional Business Council, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, among others.

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. As of December 31, 2023, the Company had total assets of approximately $7.9 billion, and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $3.7 billion. The Company provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services and business equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, insurance and financial planning services. For additional information, visit https://www.midlandsb.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.

Forward-Looking Statements

Readers should note that in addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meanings of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including but not limited to statements about the Company’s plans, objectives, future performance, goals and future earnings levels. These statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including changes in interest rates and other general economic, business and political conditions, the impact of inflation, continuing effects of the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, increased deposit volatility and potential regulatory developments; changes in the financial markets; changes in business plans as circumstances warrant; risks relating to acquisitions; changes to U.S. tax laws, regulations and guidance; and other risks detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers should note that the forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "propose," "may," "plan," "seek," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "continue," or similar terminology. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

Douglas J. Tucker, Sr. V.P., Corporate Counsel, at dtucker@midlandsb.com or (217) 342-7321