September 28, 2009

Jim Hartlieb Joins First Business Bank

MADISON, WI - September 28, 2009 - First Business Bank announced today that Jim Hartlieb has accepted the position of Senior Vice President. First Business Bank is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ).

In this role, Jim will be responsible for managing existing middle-market banking client relationships, attracting new relationships, and managing the business development staff.

Jim has over 16 years of experience in the commercial banking industry, focusing on serving middle-market companies in the Dane County area. He attended the University of Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and was a four year letter winner in football. Jim has been active in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards. He is currently involved with the Salvation Army, and is a member of the Middleton Outreach Ministry Board and the Finance Council of St. Maria Goretti Church.

About First Business Bank
First Business Bank was established by area business owners and investors in 1990 to specialize in quality business banking for the local business community. First Business Bank offers a full line of financial services for businesses and business owners, including: commercial lending, treasury management, private banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 608-238-8008.
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

Contact:
Kelley Dixon
Marketing Assistant
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
608-232-5774
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