Associated Bank celebrates grand opening of first Oakdale Branch

Associated Bank celebrates grand opening of first Oakdale Branch

Oakdale, Minn. - May 29, 2012 - Associated Bank, part of Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), announced today the company's plans for celebrating the grand opening of its new branch located at 7860 32nd Street.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Mayor Carmen Sarrack, fellow Oakdale community ambassadors and the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance.

"We are excited to establish roots in the Oakdale community and create lasting relationships with the people who make this community a great place to live and do business in," said Jeff Abel, Branch Manager at the Oakdale location. "We appreciate all of our customers and hope our new branch adds to their overall banking experience. I would like to welcome all to join us for our grand opening celebration."

During the grand opening ceremony, the branch will donate $500 to Canvas Health, a private nonprofit, serving the Twin Cities with necessary services for mental and chemical health needs. Canvas Health specializes in offering hope, healing and recovery to people's lives. The agency helps those in need who suffer from debilitating aspects of mental illness, chemical dependency, aging, or domestic violence and sexual abuse.

"As a branch we chose Canvas Health because the agency is extremely community-driven," said Abel. "Caring about the community as a whole the way Canvas Health does helps to create unity, which in return creates an overall healthy uplifted environment for us all to live in. The work of Canvas Health uplifts us all."

Grand opening specials will be available for new customers of the bank. New customers who open a checking account at the Oakdale branch will receive a bonus as well as a free first order of Associated Bank logo checks. The promotion is available from May 14 through June 30. Please contact the branch at 651-395-5400 for more details about the bonus.

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