Associated Bank adds two to its Commercial Banking leadership team in Rockford

Associated Bank adds two to its Commercial Banking leadership team in Rockford

Rockford, Ill. - April 9, 2012 - Associated Bank is growing its Commercial Banking team in the Rockford area.

Andrew Shallow has been promoted to senior vice president, Commercial Banking team leader. In this capacity he is responsible for leading a team of commercial bankers charged with assisting businesses with all of their financial service needs. He previously was the community bank president for Associated Bank in Manitowoc, Wis. Shallow was a very active member of the Manitowoc community serving on the YMCA and Boy Scouts board of directors as well as volunteering with the Chamber of Commerce and United Way, and he looks to get involved in the Rockford community. He brings 11 years of banking experience to his new position.

Laura Wilhelmi has joined Associated Bank's Commercial Banking team as assistant vice president, portfolio manager, where she is responsible for the underwriting, credit monitoring and portfolio management of regional commercial banking customers. Wilhelmi comes to Associated from GE Capital where she was a Risk Analyst. She is a graduate of Rockford College and will earn her master's in business administration degree from Northern Illinois University this spring. Her office is located in the Associated Bank located at 612 N. Main St., Rockford.

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.

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Jennifer.kaminski@associatedbank.com