Associated Banc-Corp names three new leaders to its Green Bay area team

Associated Banc-Corp names three new leaders to its Green Bay area team

GREEN BAY, Wis. - December 6, 2011 - Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow in the Green Bay area with the naming of three new leaders to its team.

Jessica Harrison has been hired as senior vice president, director of accounting and corporate reporting where she is responsible for managing the corporate accounting and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting functions for the bank. Prior to joining Associated she was the senior audit manager for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in Appleton for eight years, and has nearly 15 years of auditor/analyst experience. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

Patrick Pirwitz has been hired as vice president, information security engineer. In this capacity he is responsible for electronic fraud prevention, risk assessment, security education and information technology security compliance. Prior to joining Associated he was a consultant with Omni Resources Corporation. Pirwitz brings 10 years of banking experience and 18 years of information technology experience to the position. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Thomas Irizarry has been promoted to vice president, enterprise risk manager. He is responsible for overseeing the organizational risk assessment and control design programs for Associated. He previously was a risk manager and brings 10 years of experience to the position. A native of Fond du Lac, Irizarry also serves as an Army Reserve civil affairs planner with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion and is on the steering committee for the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Leadership Green Bay program. He earned his bachelor's degree from Concordia University.

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
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Jennifer.kaminski@associatedbank.com