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Dear Valued Client,

We are very pleased to let you know that NorStates Bank has agreed to merge with First Midwest Bank. With our shared commitment to relationship banking, personalized customer service and deep involvement in our local communities, we are confident this partnership 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, you will have access to a broader array of commercial, consumer and leasing alternatives and a suite of wealth management, trust, private banking and treasury management products and services. Additionally, once the merger and systems conversion are complete, you also will have access to more than 110 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 to its banking family. 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 late 2018, subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and the completion of customary closing matters.

For answers to initial questions you may have, we have enclosed a Question and Answer Guide for your reference. We have made this letter, Question and Answer Guide and press release announcing the agreement available on our respective websites at and Of course, any questions you may have can be directed to your NorStates Bank relationship manager.

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


Scott Yelvington
President and CEO
NorStates Bank

Mark G. Sander
First Midwest Bank

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