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September 30, 2011

First Business Financial Services, Inc. Promotes Jodie Johnson and Katie Grotenhuis

MADISON, WI, September 30, 2011 - First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Jodie Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Katie Grotenhuis has been promoted to Senior Database Developer/Analyst.

Jodie has 14 years of experience in business-to-business marketing, specializing in marketing strategy and cost-effective execution. In her current role, she leads the in-house marketing team to serve the needs of seven First Business companies. She is a current Board Member of Center for Families, and past Board Member at The Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, as well as a past Board Member of the Madison Chapter of American Marketing Association. Jodie was recognized in In Business Magazine’s Executive Register list in 2010, In Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list in 2009, and Brava Magazine’s Top Marketers to Watch in 2007. She has a double major from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and also Management, and an MBA from Edgewood College.

Katie joined First Business in 2007 and has over 12 years of IT experience. Katie is a graduate of UW-Madison with a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Information Systems Analysis and Design and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a $1.2 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 - MadisonFirst Business Bank - MilwaukeeFirst Business Bank - NortheastFirst Business Trust & InvestmentsFirst Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visitwww.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

The First Business Financial Services, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2667

Jim Ropella
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
First Business Financial Services, Inc.

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