First Business Financial Services Inc. Announces Nasdaq Listing
MADISON, WI, – Oct. 6, 2005 – First Business Financial Services, Inc., located at 401 Charmany Drive in Madison, WI, announced today that its common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol FBIZ. Trading of First Business Financial Services, Inc. stock will begin on Friday, October 7, 2005.
Jerry Smith, CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. stated, “This is an exciting day for First Business. It is our belief that listing our common stock on a national market will make it easier for our shareholders to buy and sell our shares and enable future growth through greater access to capital. In addition, we believe a NASDAQ National Market listing will increase the visibility of First Business as we move forward.”
Persons interested in trading shares of First Business Financial Services, Inc. can contact either their own broker or one of the following market makers: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., 787 Seventh Ave, 4th FL, New York, NY 10019, (800) 342-5529; Ryan Beck & Company, Inc., 18 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932, (973) 549-4000; Sandler O?Neill & Partners, LP, 919 Third Avenue, 6th FL, New York, NY 10022, (212) 466-7800.
Smith continued, “Over the last fifteen years First Business has grown its assets to over $600 Million. The listing of our common stock is a continuation of that success story and will enable our company to continue to grow and serve our clients. We have established a statement of principles and beliefs that serve to remind us everyday of who we are and how we got here. Our vision of being the premier financial services provider in the markets we serve has never changed.”
About First Business
First Business Financial Services 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 www.firstbusiness.com.