September 11, 2012

First Business Bank-Milwaukee Hires Bob Bell

MILWAUKEE, WI, September 11, 2012 - First Business Bank-Milwaukee announced today that Bob Bell has been hired as Vice President. First Business Bank-Milwaukee is a part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ). 

Bob comes to First Business with over 20 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Prior to joining First Business, he was a Manager and Team Lead for Commercial Banking at Johnson Bank in Milwaukee, where he was also a member of the leadership team for the Milwaukee Region.

Bob’s background includes sales and management roles in commercial and industrial and real estate lending. He holds a BA degree from Hobart College and was awarded the distinction of being in the 40 under 40 Class as presented by the Business Journal of Milwaukee in 2007. Bob is a native of Milwaukee. He has been involved in various civic and service organizations throughout his career. 

About First Business Bank - Milwaukee
First Business offers a full line of financial services for businesses, business owners, and high net worth individuals including: commercial lending, treasury management, private banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. First Business Bank - Milwaukee is chartered as a unit bank with a CEO, not a branch president, and a board of directors rather than an advisory board. This structure allows it to understand Milwaukee-area businesses and respond quickly and proactively to their needs. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 262-792-1400.


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, visit www.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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