First Business

April 08, 2008

First Business Recipient of Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award

MADISON, WI, April 8, 2008 - First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ) is proud to announce it was a recent recipient of a Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award, in recognition of its exemplary employee relations and charitable donations to the community.

The Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award program was created and is sponsored by Corporate Report Wisconsin and Edgewood College. Wisconsin companies are evaluated on: environmental stewardship, community relations, diversity efforts, and customer relations. First Business was honored at a banquet held on April 4 at Edgewood College.

"Our business clients value our strong corporate culture and commitment to the community as key elements in the foundation of their relationship with us," said Mark Meloy, President & CEO, First Business Bank - Madison. "We are proud of what this award represents and to be in the company of the outstanding Wisconsin businesses previously honored."

First Business is featured in this month’s issue of Corporate Report Wisconsin. In selecting First Business for the Award, Corporate Report Wisconsin wrote, "The company distinguishes itself with notable employee relations, philanthropy, diversity, and customer care." A link to the full article can be found here.

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