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December 09, 2008

Ron Jankowski Joins First Business Bank - Northeast Board

APPLETON, WI - December 9, 2008 - First Business Bank - Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ), announced today Ron Jankowski, President, Valley Express, LLC., has joined its board. The board is led by Chairman Jerry Smith who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for First Business Financial Services, Inc. Other members include Michael (Mickey) Noone, President - Northeast Region of First Business Bank; Jeff Kowalik, President of Northcentral Construction Corporation; Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.; and Susan Andrews, Account Executive of FirstChoice Insurance Agency of WI, Inc.

"We are very pleased to have Ron join our board," commented Mickey Noone, President - Northeast Region of First Business Bank. "Ron exhibits the entrepreneurial spirit we look for in clients, staff members, and board members. He became a client of ours early on, so we have had the chance to work with him and his employees over the past two years; and now we are proud to have him join our board."

Ron grew up in the Madison area and in 1988 moved to Oshkosh with a national trucking company. In 1997 he started Valley Express, LLC., with one tractor and two trailers. Valley Express has since grown to 75 tractors and 200 trailers and provides transportation services throughout Wisconsin and the Greater Midwest. Its two facilities are located in Oshkosh. In 1999 Ron created Planet Freight, Inc. which provides a wide variety of third-party transportation services.

Ron is past President and a current member of the Fox Valley Traffic Club, as well as a member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. He also currently serves as President of the Parish Council at St. Mary’s Church in Greenville, WI. Ron has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Ron, his wife Amy, and their three children are very active in their church, school, and 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, including remote deposit, treasury management products, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing.


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