January 04, 2006

Chuck Batson Joins First Business Capital Corp. as President and CEO

MADISON, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/04/06 -- First Business Capital Corp., with headquarters in Madison, WI, announced today that Charles H. Batson has joined the firm as President and CEO. First Business Capital Corp. is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ).

Chuck has 30 years of asset-based lending experience, which includes 20 years directing and managing business development for Wells Fargo Business Credit, Inc. Past experience also includes positions of Vice President at CFC Capital Corporation and Heritage Bank Commercial Finance, as well as Assistant Vice President at First Wisconsin Financial Corporation. Chuck is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Turnaround Management Association.

About First Business Capital Corp. First Business Capital Corp. is a leading source of asset-based lending for small- to middle-market companies with credit requirements of $500,000 to over $5,000,000. First Business Capital Corp. 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 the company website or call 608-233-6385.
About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

The First Business Financial Services, Inc. logo is available at http://www.firstbusiness.com/logo

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Jodie Johnson
Assistant Vice President ? Marketing
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
(608) 232-5910