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Dear Valued Customer,

We are very pleased to let you know that Bridgeview Bank has agreed to merge with First Midwest Bank. With our shared commitment to relationship banking and personalized customer service, we are confident this combination will be successful and beneficial to you.

Our collective market presence adds depth to the combined teams, enhancing our ability to serve your banking needs. When you become a First Midwest customer in the next few months, you will have access to a broader array of commercial, consumer and leasing alternatives, as well as a suite of wealth management, trust, private banking and treasury management products and services. Once the merger and systems conversion are complete, you also will have access to more than 100 full-service banking offices, over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs worldwide and state-of-the-art online and mobile banking options.

First Midwest looks forward to welcoming you. We will keep you informed on the progress of this merger through future communications. At this point, we anticipate the merger to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

Enclosed is a Question and Answer Guide to answer some initial questions you may have. This letter, the Question and Answer Guide and the press release announcing our merger are also available on our respective websites at and Of course, you can also direct any questions to your Bridgeview Bank relationship manager.

Thank you for your business and your continued loyalty – your confidence and trust are important to us. We look forward to continuing to serve you.


William L. Conaghan
President and CEO
Bridgeview Bank Group

Mark G. Sander
First Midwest Bank

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