First Business Trust & Investments: Hires Richard Thompson

Kelley Dixon
Marketing & Events Coordinator

First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Phone 608-232-5774

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First Business Trust & Investments: Hires Richard Thompson

MADISON, WI, August 1, 2012 – First Business Trust & Investments announced today that Richard Thompson has been hired as Vice President. First Business Trust & Investments is a part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ).

Richard comes to First Business with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining First Business, he was a Financial Advisor at MorganStanley SmithBarney, where his duties included new business development, client service and portfolio management. Richard began his career at U.S. Bank, where he held various financial and investment management positions including Senior Portfolio Manager for U.S. Bank Asset Management. In that role, he was responsible for managing taxable and tax-exempt portfolios for individuals, corporations and foundations.

A Madison native, Richard is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he earned a degree in economics. He holds both the CFA and CFP designations. His charitable commitments include acting as Vice President of The Friends for Financial Literacy board and as Chairman of the board for Sharing Resources Worldwide. He also enjoys volunteering at Luke House.

About First Business Trust & Investments

First Business Trust & Investments, a division of First Business Bank, serves the trust and investment needs of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals, offering a full line of products and services including qualified retirements plans, investment management services, and trust services. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 608-218-8000.

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 – 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.