First Business

August 12, 2013

Bob Pedersen Joins First Business Bank - Northeast Board of Directors

APPLETON, WI – August 12, 2013 - First Business Bank - Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ), announced today that Bob Pedersen has joined its Board of Directors.

“We’re extremely proud to have Bob join our board. First Business and its staff are dedicated to helping local not-for-profits succeed. Bob’s experience, resources, and insights will help us continuously improve the value we offer to nonprofits, foundations, and educational organizations in Northeast Wisconsin,” stated Mickey Noone, President, First Business Bank – Northeast.  

Bob Pedersen has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc. since 1991. He has over 40 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Prior to joining Goodwill, he was Associate Executive Director of Programs and Services for the Brown County Association for Retarded Citizens in Green Bay, WI, for 17 years.  Before returning to Wisconsin in 1974, he was Director of Adult Services for the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children in St. Petersburg, FL. Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychology from North Park College in Chicago. He did post-graduate study in Program Evaluation at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Bob also has an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

About First Business Bank - Northeast
First Business Bank - Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet 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 920-734-1800.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.
First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) is a $1.3 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 - Madison; First Business Bank - Milwaukee; First Business Bank - Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First 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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About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a $1.3 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 - Madison; First Business Bank - Milwaukee; First Business Bank - Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First 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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Kelley Schwersinske
Communications & Events Coordinator
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
920-734-1800
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