CEO Report 3rd Quarter 2017

Our third quarter 2017 results reflect continued progress at First Business as we position for growth in 2018. Over the past year, we executed on opportunities to improve long-term performance, taking decisive measures to advance isolated problem credit workouts, to rebuild our Small Business Administration (SBA) lending platform, and to better align operating expenses with expected revenue trends.

While these measures, in some cases, come with short-term costs reflected in recent earnings, all are designed to strengthen and maximize the long-term growth potential of First Business’s unique franchise.