First Business

May 21, 2012

First Business Bank Hires Josh Hoesch and Promotes Erin Vander Loop

MADISON, WI, May 21, 2012 - First Business Bank announced today that Josh Hoesch has been hired as Assistant Vice President and Erin Vander Loop has been promoted to Commercial Real Estate Officer. First Business Bank is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ).

Josh has over seven years of commercial banking experience, with an emphasis on manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. As Assistant Vice President, Josh is in charge of relationship management and business development to First Business Bank, supporting local businesses throughout various life cycles. Prior to joining First Business, Josh was with BMO Harris Bank, working with businesses in the Greater Chicago Area. Josh has a B.S. in Accounting and Business Management from Trinity International University, where he also acted as Graduate Assistant Football Coach. Josh resides in the Madison area with his wife and two young children.

Erin joined First Business as a Credit Analyst and Appraisal Reviewer in 2009 and in 2011 joined the Business Development team as a Commercial Real Estate Lending Associate. Prior to that, Erin worked for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, where she worked as a real estate analyst, underwriting loans and analyzing commercial real estate projects. Erin gained experience working as a real estate consultant for Ernst & Young’s Transaction Real Estate Group, with a focus on the retail, industrial, and hospitality sectors of commercial real estate. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. Erin is an active volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison and serves as a board member for Madison Friends of International Students.

About First Business Bank
First Business Bank was established by area business owners and investors in 1990 to specialize in quality business banking for the local business community. First Business Bank offers a full line of financial services for businesses and business owners, including: commercial lending, treasury management, private banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 608-238-8008.


About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a $1.2 billion Wisconsin-based bank holding company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. It is the 2nd largest Wisconsin-based commercial bank holding company listed on NASDAQ or the NYSE. Its companies include: First Business Bank - MadisonFirst Business Bank - MilwaukeeFirst Business Bank - NortheastFirst Business Trust & InvestmentsFirst Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visitwww.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

The First Business Financial Services, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2667

Contact:
Jim Ropella
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
608-232-5970
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