First Business

September 05, 2007

Lee Ann Hintz and Cindy Borgen Join First Business Bank - Northeast

OSHKOSH, WI - September 5, 2007 - First Business Bank - Northeast has announced the addition of Lee Ann Hintz, Client Relationship Officer and Cindy Borgen, Credit Officer. First Business Bank - Northeast recently opened offices in northeast Wisconsin, introducing a unique cashless business model that allows clients to transmit transactions electronically using password-protected online banking and utilize remote deposit and branch automation capabilities.

Hintz joins First Business Bank - Northeast with over 15 years of banking experience. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating seamless interactions between the client and the bank. Previously, Hintz worked as the Operations Manager at First National Bank - Fox Valley and has a BBA in Human Resource Management. She and her husband have been involved in the Oshkosh area Big Brothers/Big Sisters program as a Big Couple.

Bringing nearly ten years of banking and finance experience to First Business Bank - Northeast, Borgen specializes in commercial credit analysis. At First Business she will be largely involved in the credit approval process and offer underwriting support to business development efforts. Prior to joining First Business Bank, Borgen worked for First National Bank - Fox Valley and Ford Motor Credit Company. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and recently earned her Loan Review Certification from BAI.

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 (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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