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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The following statement is being issued by Levi Korsinsky, LLP:

To: All Persons or Entities who purchased First BancTrust Corporation
(“First BancTrust” or the “Company”) (OTC: FIRT) stock prior
to December 11, 2017

You are hereby notified that Levi Korsinsky, LLP has commenced
an investigation into the fairness of the sale
First BancTrust to First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FMBH) for $5.00 in cash and 0.80 shares of FMBH per share of
First BancTrust. To learn more about the action and your rights, go

or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at or
by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There
is no cost or obligation to you

The investigation concerns whether the Board of First BancTrust breached
their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the
Company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is underpaying for First BancTrust
shares, thus unlawfully harming First BancTrust shareholders.

Levi Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York,
Connecticut, California, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have
extensive expertise in prosecuting securities litigation involving
financial fraud, representing investors throughout the nation in
securities lawsuits and have recovered hundreds of millions of
dollars for aggrieved shareholders
. For more information, please
feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed below. Attorney
advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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