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First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust Announces Michael L. Taylor Named Senior Executive Vice President

MATTOON, Ill., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Dively, Chairman, President and CEO of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc., recently announced a series of organizational changes for First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust in 2014.  These changes follow the retirement of Bill Rowland, former Chairman and CEO.

Michael L. Taylor was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Mid-Illinois Bank

As part of the organizational changes, Michael L. Taylor was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. With the promotion, he now oversees the Finance, Accounting, Risk Management, Operations and IT functions of the bank. Taylor joined First Mid in May 2000 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and has played a critical role at the company over the past 13 years.

Taylor is a graduate of the University of Illinois (U of I) and of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin. He served on the American Bankers Association Accounting Committee Board in Washington, D.C. from 2008-2012 and two terms on the Eastern Illinois University Accounting Advisory Board. Active in the community, Taylor is the former treasurer and board member of the Mattoon Area Family YMCA and is a supporter of the U of I Alumni Association. He was also a former board member of his local church and coached youth baseball and basketball for 10 years.

Dively commented, "I'm pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Taylor to Senior Executive Vice President. Mike has not only helped guide First Mid through the difficult regulatory and economic environment, he has also been key in building a strong balance sheet and completing several successful acquisitions.  His knowledge, expertise and commitment will enable him to continue to make significant contributions to the future success of First Mid."

About First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A.
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. (First Mid) and First Mid Insurance Group.  A community bank with over $1.6 billion in assets headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., First Mid offers comprehensive banking, trust and wealth management services, and insurance through 37 banking centers located in 25 Illinois communities. Established in 1865, First Mid's vision is to be the best financial institution in the region, where service is provided at a level above expectation, and to be recognized as such by customers, employees and the communities it serves.  Bancshares stock is traded in the over-the-counter market under the symbol "FMBH."  More information about First Mid is available at www.firstmid.com.      

First Mid provides comprehensive banking, trust and wealth management, and insurance services through its operating subsidiaries First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A., and First Mid Insurance Group. It operates banking centers and ATMs in over 25 communities in Illinois. More information about First Mid is available at www.firstmid.com.

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