First Business

January 10, 2011

First Business Capital Corp. Hires Ralph Kourtjian

DETROIT, MI, January 10, 2011 - First Business Capital Corp. (FBCC) announced today that Ralph Kourtjian has been hired as Vice President-Business Development Officer. First Business Capital Corp. is a part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ). 

Ralph is responsible for new business development for the state of Michigan and is located in our southeastern Michigan office. He has over 20 years of asset-based experience including five years at Comerica Bank and seven years at Wells Fargo Business Credit. Ralph graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Oakland University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Wayne State University. He has been a member of the Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association for ten years and a board member from 2004-2007.

About First Business Capital Corp.
First Business Capital Corp. is a leading source of asset-based lending for small- to mid-market companies with credit requirements of $1,000,000 to $7,000,000 and more. It provides revolving lines of credit and term loans for acquisitions, debt restructuring, turnaround situations, debtor-in-possession, confirmation financing, and rapid growth financing. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 608-232-5980.

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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 - Northeast;First Business Trust & InvestmentsFirst Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

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