Associated Banc-Corp donates more than $1,000,000 to the United Way

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Nov. 12, 2012 - Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) today announced contributions totaling $1,002,559 to the United Way. The donations, raised through a combination of personal contributions by Associated employees, internal events and corporate support, are part of the company's annual workplace giving campaign.

"Again this year Associated is pleased to make a donation to the United Way on behalf of our corporate giving campaign," said Philip Flynn, President and CEO for Associated Banc-Corp. "We fully strive to meet our community's local needs and are able to do so through supporting the United Way with our monetary gifts and employee volunteerism efforts, both of which help our friends, colleagues and neighbors."

Associated has a long history of investing in its communities through charitable contributions, sponsorships, workplace giving, and volunteerism. This year, in addition to raising money, 734 Associated colleagues donated more than 2,177 hours of their time to the campaign by volunteering with United Way sponsored agencies through the company's annual "Days of Caring."

"We successfully built on last year's strong campaign and increased our overall level of contribution in 2012," said John Utz, Executive Vice President and Head of Specialized Industries & Commercial Financial Services and Associated's Corporate United Way Campaign Chair. "Associated colleagues demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the communities where they live and serve as shown in the 83.5% increase in participation through the Days of Caring volunteer activities. Our colleagues take great pride in their generosity to the United Way."

ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $23 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services through more than 250 banking locations serving more than 150 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. 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.

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