United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
October 18, 2006
First Busey Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Nevada   0-15959   37-1078406
(State or Other
Jurisdiction of Incorporation
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
201 West Main Street, Urbana, IL
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
  (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:     (217) 365-4556    
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, the Registrant issued a press release disclosing financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006. The press release is made part of this Form and is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
The press release made a part of this Form includes forward looking statements that are intended to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements include but are not limited to comments with respect to the objectives and strategies, financial condition, results of operations and business of the Registrant.
These forward looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and the risk that predictions and other forward looking statements will not be achieved. The Registrant cautions you not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements as a number of important factors could cause actual future results to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward looking statements.
  (d)   Exhibits:
  99.1   Press Release, dated October 18, 2006.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: October 18, 2006 First Busey Corporation
  By:   /s/ Barbara J. Harrington   
    Name:   Barbara J. Harrington   
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer