Associated Bank grows its Green Bay area team

Associated Bank grows its Green Bay area team

GREEN BAY, Wis. - December 22, 2011 - Associated Bank grows its Green Bay area leadership team with two new appointments.

David Schlitz 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 nearly 40 years of banking experience. Schlitz is a graduate of St. Norbert College.

Ali Afshar has been promoted to vice president, risk intelligence manager where he is responsible for implementing and managing the enterprise risk information system that includes information gathering, system implementation and executive reporting. Afshar has been with Associated for eight years, most recently as a senior HRIS analyst. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and holds a master's of business administration degree from Marquette 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
Public Relations Manager
920-431-8894 PHONE
920-360-5914 CELL
Jennifer.kaminski@associatedbank.com