May 21, 2014

First Business Recognized as one of the Top 40 Community Banks Nationwide by American Banker Magazine

(Madison, WI) May 21, 2014 - First Business (Nasdaq: FBIZ) was recognized as one of the top 40 community banks in the nation by American Banker Magazine. American Banker Magazine annually ranks the top community banks and thrifts with less than $2 billion of assets by three-year average ROE.  

Mark Meloy, President of First Business Bank, commented, "We are very proud of this recognition by the banking industry’s leading trade publication as it affirms our continuing efforts to provide quality service to our clients and sound financial results for our shareholders through the outstanding team at First Business."

At the time of the ranking, First Business had a 3-year average ROE of 13.27%. To see the full listing of the top ranked community banks, see the May Issue of American Banker Magazine.

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. 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 or call (608) 238-8008.

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Jodie Johnson
Vice President - Marketing
First Business