May 14, 2008

Sandra L. Lampman Appointed to First Business Bank Board of Directors

MADISON, May 14, 2008 - First Business Bank, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ), announced today that Sandra L. Lampman has been appointed to the First Business Bank Board of Directors.

Sandra is a life-long resident of Madison and has served the not-for-profit business community through a variety of roles during the past 20 years. She was recently named head of HospiceCare Foundation where she leads the Foundation along with several other key responsibilities for HospiceCare. Susan Phillips, President & CEO of HospiceCare, publicly referred to Sandra as "a strong and visionary leader who knows our community". Prior to joining HospiceCare, Sandra was CEO of American Red Cross - Badger Chapter and before that she led Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison. She currently serves as a director of Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum.

"Sandra brings knowledge of the not-for-profit sector, a perspective toward business development, as well as familiarity with the Dane County business community to our board. We are delighted to have Sandra join the First Business family," stated Mark Meloy, President & CEO of First Business Bank - Madison.

About First Business Bank - Madison First Business Bank - Madison 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 loans, cash management products and remote deposit, Internet banking, retirement plans/investment management services/trustee services, asset based lending, and equipment finance and leasing.
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 or call (608) 238-8008.

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