First Business

July 30, 2009

Jerry Smith Awarded Certificate of Director Education

MADISON, WI - July 30, 2009 - First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced Jerry Smith, Chairman, has been awarded a Certificate of Director Education from the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD) in recognition of his experience, education, and commitment to best practices in corporate governance.

Smith has a 40 year career in commercial banking and is current Chairman of the Board of First Business Financial Services, Inc. He also serves on the boards of: SECURA Insurance Company, investment and executive committees; the Aldo Leopold Foundation; and CTI Paper USA, Inc. In addition, Jerry serves on several economic and strategic committees for both the City of Madison and Dane County. Jerry was one of the original organizers of First Business in 1990. First Business Financial Services is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. On March 31, 2009, the Madison-based company reached over $1 billion in assets.

Jerry is originally from Freedom, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Graduate and Post-Graduate Schools of Banking. He has served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Graduate and Post-Graduate Schools of Banking, and has lectured at numerous seminars and consulted for banking groups throughout the United States.

About National Association for Corporate Directors
Founded in 1977, the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only member-based nonprofit organization for corporate directors providing tools, professional support and the platform for making corporate directors more effective in boardrooms across the country. With nearly 10,000 members, NACD improves director performance by empowering members through education, a forum for peers to share ideas, and an extensive knowledge base of information and publications. NACD fosters collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders to shape the future of corporate governance.

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 www.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

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Jodie Johnson
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First Business Financial Services, Inc.
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