April 19, 2012

Tim McKeag of First Business Bank Earns Certified Treasury Professional Designation

Appleton, WI - April 19, 2012 - First Business Bank - Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ), announced today that Tim McKeag has been granted the highly-regarded designation of Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) by the Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP).

Tim is Vice President of our Appleton office and brings with him 25 years of experience. He was previously Market President of The Business Bank - Appleton. Tim has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Tim has volunteered his time as a board member with the Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Outagamie County Housing Authority, and the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh College of Business Administration. He currently serves on the Appleton Education Foundation Board.
By successfully meeting rigorous examination requirements, Tim has joined a community of over 18,000 finance professionals worldwide who have earned this distinguished certification. In doing so, Mr. McKeag 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. AFP’s global reach 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 Bank - Northeast
First Business Bank - Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com/northeast or call 920-734-1800.

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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Contact:
Kelley Dixon
Marketing & Events Coordinator
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
920-734-1800
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