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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)


United States
Securities And Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 24, 2020
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

401 Charmany Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (608) 238-8008
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 7.01.     Regulation FD Disclosure.
First Business Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release today announcing that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share on April 24, 2020. The dividend is payable on May 14, 2020 to shareholders of record on May 4, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a)     Not applicable
(b)     Not applicable
(c)     Not applicable
(d)    Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:
99.1     Press Release by First Business Financial Services, Inc. dated April 24, 2020.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 24, 2020

By:  /s/Ed Sloane
Name: Ed Sloane
Title: Chief Financial Officer

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)



Press Release    
Edward G. Sloane, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
[email protected]

First Business Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

MADISON, WI - April 24, 2020 - First Business Financial Services, Inc. (“First Business”) (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.165 per share which is equivalent to a dividend yield of 4.43% based on Thursday’s market close price of $14.90. The quarterly dividend is the same as the quarterly dividend declared in January 2020, and, based on our first quarter 2020 earnings per share, represents a dividend payout ratio of 43.4%. This regular cash dividend is payable on May 14, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 4, 2020.

“We are pleased that our ongoing financial strength has positioned us to meet growth objectives and allowed us to once again declare a cash dividend that will provide shareholders with a competitive dividend yield” noted Corey Chambas, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Business.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.
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 or call 608-238-8008.

This press release includes “forward-looking” statements related to First Business Financial Services, Inc. that can generally be identified as describing the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those currently anticipated. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For further information about the factors that could affect the Company’s future results, please see the Company’s 2019 annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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