First Business

March 27, 2009

Michael E. (Mickey) Noone of First Business Bank Earns Certified Treasury Professional Designation

OSHKOSH, WI - March 27, 2009 - First Business Bank - Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ), announced today that Michael E. (Mickey) Noone has been granted the highly-regarded designation of Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) by the Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP).

Mickey is the President of First Business Bank - Northeast Region. He was previously a Senior Vice President with First National Bank - Fox Valley in Neenah, and prior to that he was a Vice President with M&I First American Bank in Wausau. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Mickey has volunteered his time with: Oshkosh Community YMCA, Fox Cities United Way, Oshkosh United Way, Future Neenah, Inc., Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Risk Management Association, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Oshkosh Family, Inc., and Wisconsin Family Business Forum.

By successfully meeting rigorous examination requirements, Mickey has joined a community of over 18,000 finance professionals worldwide who have earned this distinguished certification. In doing so, Mr. Noone brings the highest level of expertise and distinction to First Business Bank.

Recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of treasury and finance professionals, AFP implemented the certification program in 1986. The comprehensive body of knowledge and the certification exam are periodically reviewed, updated, and expanded by an AFP appointed committee of corporate and banking experts to reflect the on-going changes within the finance profession. In addition to meeting the program’s education and experience requirements, those awarded the CTP designation agree to complete a minimum of 36 hours of continuing professional education in treasury, cash management, and accounting every three years.

About the Association for Financial Professionals ®
The Association for Financial Professionals serves more than 16,000 individual members throughout all stages of their careers in treasury and financial management. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, AFP provides professional certification, continuing education, research, development of industry standards, financial tools and publications, training and career development, and representation to legislators and regulators. The global reach of AFP includes AFP of Canada, a Toronto-based membership organization; and gtnews, a London-based, on-line resource for the treasury and finance community.

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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First Business Financial Services, Inc.
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