August 17, 2007

First Business Announces Expansion of its Business Banking Operations

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced the expansion of its business banking operations and the hiring of Michael E. (Mickey) Noone, John Nygaard, Will Deppiesse, Antoine Tines, and Steven Lautenschlager, CFP ®. The company has a location at 601 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, WI and will occupy a second location in a newly constructed building at 3913 West Prospect Avenue in Appleton, WI.

Mickey Noone joins the company as President - Northeast Region. Mickey was previously a Senior Vice President with First National Bank - Fox Valley in Neenah, and prior to that position he was a Vice President of M&I First American Bank in Wausau. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Mickey has volunteered with: Oshkosh Community YMCA, Fox Cities United Way, Oshkosh United Way, Future Neenah, Inc., Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Risk Management Association, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Oshkosh Family, Inc., and Wisconsin Family Business Forum.

The company also hired John Nygaard, Will Deppiesse, Antoine Tines, and Steven Lautenschlager, CFP ®. Nygaard has worked in the banking industry for over 15 years specializing in owner-managed businesses and commercial real estate. His title is Vice President - Commercial Lending, First Business Bank. Deppiesse has over eight years of banking experience. His title is also Vice President - Commercial Lending, First Business Bank. Tines has been in the banking and financial services industry for more than a decade. His new title is Treasury Management Officer. Lautenschlager has over 12 years experience in the financial services industry. He joins First Business Trust & Investments as Vice President. Tom Rude will also join the Northeast business development team as Vice President of First Business Equipment Finance.

About First Business Bank - Northeast First Business Bank - Northeast operates from 601 Oregon Street in Oshkosh and will be opening an Appleton office at Highways 41 and BB in the fall of 2007. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and leasing products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments, including remote deposit, cash management products, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing.
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 or call (608) 238-8008.

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