Associated Announces Recipients of the 2011 Commercial Banking Circle of Excellence Awards

Associated Announces Recipients of the 2011 Commercial Banking Circle of Excellence Awards

Green Bay, Wis. - April 13, 2012 - Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Commercial Banking Circle of Excellence Awards.

This prestigious award acknowledges nine colleagues who in 2011 exemplified superior performance, demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and delivered exceptional results. The nine recipients epitomize the profession's best practices, have raised our standards and contributed to the growth of Associated.

The nine Associated colleagues include:

  • John J. Baur, Relationship Manager, Marshfield, WI
  • Thomas E. Dott, Senior Relationship Manager, Madison, WI
  • James W. Engel, Relationship Manager, Milwaukee, WI
  • Daniel R. Holzhauer, Relationship Manager, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bryan R. Hyska, Team Leader, Green Bay, WI
  • Adam F. Lutostanski, Relationship Manager, Chicago, IL
  • Angela L. O'Neill, Relationship Manager, Twin Cities, MN
  • Erik J. Skogsbakken, Relationship Manager, Chicago, IL
  • Bryan A. Spaeth, Relationship Manager, Green Bay, WI

In addition, John J. Baur, Relationship Manager, Marshfield, Wisconsin received the 2011 Commercial Banking Brand Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognized Baur for making a significant and lasting contribution to the organization. Baur has best represented the Associated Bank brand by communicating who Associated is to customers, communities, shareholders and others through his performance and daily activities.

Also announced, was the 2011 Commercial Banking Top Banker of the Year Award. This award was presented in two categories. Team Leader of the Year was presented to Bryan R. Hyska, Team Leader, Regional & Middle Market Northeast Wisconsin. Relationship Manager of the Year was presented to James W. Engel, Relationship Manager, Middle Market Wisconsin. This prestigious award honors these two men for their high standards of performance in banking throughout the year.

ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $22 billion and is one of the top 50 financial services holding companies operating in the United States. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated has more than 250 banking locations serving more than 150 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. The company offers a full range of banking services and other financial products and services. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.

Contact: Nicole Koremenos
Public Relations Specialist
414-278-1832 PHONE
Nicole.Koremenos@AssociatedBank.com