Associated Bank raises funds to help Lincoln County Humane Society

Partnership helps provide safe havens for animals in need

MERRILL, Wis. - October 11, 2012 - The Associated Bank branch on Main Street in Merrill recently partnered with the Lincoln County Humane Society to raise funds for the society's new building.

Together Associated and the Lincoln County Humane Society raised more than $200 through monetary donations from community members. The funds will go towards the Lincoln County Humane Society's new building, which will be better equipped to provide animals with a more comfortable environment.

"The Lincoln County Humane Society cannot express how grateful we are that Associated Bank has supported us by partnering with us for two years in a row," said Liz Friedenfels, Lincoln County Humane Society Manager. "The funds raised are a great beginning to us reaching our long-term goal and completing our new building. We would like to thank all of our supporters that donated to Associated Bank to help our mission."

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 is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services through more than 250 banking locations serving more than 150 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at

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