David Noble (Midland States Bank), Liz Smith (Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago), and Sharon Legenza (Housing Action Illinois) at the 2017 Housing Matters! Conference

EFFINGHAM – Midland States Bank (NASDAQ: MSBI) today announced that David Noble, Community Development & CRA Officer, was elected to the Board of Directors for Housing Action Illinois, a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.

“We look forward to having David on our Board and continuing what has been a very supportive, collaborative partnership between Housing Action and Midland States Bank,” said Sharon Legenza, Executive Director of Housing Action Illinois. “We both believe that strong leadership is key to expanding the capacity of housing nonprofits throughout Illinois, and we both understand that it can take time and support to build that leadership and grow effective programs. Working together, we’ll be able to get closer to Housing Action’s vision of an Illinois where everyone has a good, affordable home.”

“I am extremely excited and honored to serve on Housing Action’s Board,” said David Noble. “Midland’s partnership with Housing Action began in 2015, working together to successfully launch a three year Organizational Leadership Development Initiative designed to enhance the leadership skills of housing-related nonprofit professionals in Illinois. And in recognition of the initiative, I’m very proud to say we were both recipients of the FHLB of Chicago’s Community First® Partnership Award. So I’m really looking forward to our continued partnership and the opportunity to share my perspectives, and learn from others, as a member of Housing Action’s Board.”

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 September 30, 2017, the Company had total assets of $4.3 billion and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $2.0 billion. Midland provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, commercial equipment leasing services are provided through Heartland Business Credit, and multi-family and healthcare facility FHA financing is provided through Love Funding, Midland’s non-bank subsidiaries.

About Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition that has been fighting to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing for more than three decades. Our members include housing counseling agencies, homeless service providers, developers of affordable housing and policymakers.

For more information, please contact:

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

Kristin Ginger, Communications Manager, Housing Action Illinois, at kristin@housingactionil.org or 312-351-3042.