Associated Banc-Corp grows its Appleton area team with Schabo, Hillmer

Associated Banc-Corp grows its Appleton area team with Schabo, Hillmer

APPLETON, WIS. - October 14, 2011 - Associated Banc-Corp has grown its Appleton area team with the hiring of two new leaders.

Rick Schabo has been hired as senior vice president, relationship manager. He is responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of commercial relationships for Associated, helping businesses manage their financial accounts. Prior to joining Associated he was employed by M&I Bank, and has 20 years of banking experience. Schabo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Paul Hillmer has joined Associated as an assistant vice president, residential loan officer, coming from Waterstone Mortgage Corporation where he served as a senior loan officer. In his new capacity he works with customers to determine their best mortgage solution, and has expertise in FHA and VA lending. He brings 25 years of lending experience to the position. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

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 approximately 270 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. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.

Contact: Jennifer Kaminski
Vice President
Public Relations Manager
920-431-8894 PHONE
920-360-5914 CELL
Jennifer.kaminski@associatedbank.com