First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Announces New Board Member

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First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBH) (“First Mid” or the “Company”), holding company of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, First Clover Leaf Bank and First Mid Insurance Group, has announced that Mary Schwartz Westerhold has been appointed to the board of directors.

Ms. Westerhold previously served on the Board of Directors for First Clover Leaf Financial Corporation, holding company for First Clover Leaf Bank, which was recently acquired by First Mid.

“Mary brings strong financial skills and banking experience to the First Mid board of directors,” said Joe Dively, First Mid Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Her corporate accounting, regulatory and risk management experience, combined with her commitment to community banking, make her an outstanding addition to our Board.”

Ms. Westerhold is Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Madison Communications Company, where she has held positions in finance since 1992.  Prior to that, Ms. Westerhold served as a Commercial Loan Officer for Mark Twain Bancshares.  Ms. Westerhold also serves as Vice Chairman of the EGHM Foundation and is involved in many other civic and professional associations and resides in Edwardsville, Illinois.