Associated donates $10,000 to Henry Vilas Zoo

Associated donates $10,000 to Henry Vilas Zoo

Bank helps zoo add new exhibit

Madison, Wis. - March 22, 2012 - Associated Bank, part of Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), recently donated $10,000 to the Henry Vilas Zoo during the "Take a Ride on the Wild Side with Jungle Jack Hanna" fundraiser event.

Associated was one of the key sponsors of the fundraiser helping to raise more than $60,000 for the zoo's new "Arctic Passage Exhibit" for polar bears and seals. Additionally, Associated colleague Tom Dott, Relationship Manager, serves as the Henry Vilas Zoo Board President.

"I am very proud to have the opportunity to be serving as the Board President of the Henry Vilas Zoo," said Tom Dott, Relationship Manager, Associated Bank. "I am so appreciative of the support that Associated Bank has given the zoo in my time as a volunteer as well as the significant financial support for the Jack Hanna event."

"We cannot do events like this without the support of companies like Associated Bank," said Anna Reynolds, Executive Director, Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo. "The endless dedication that Associated has provided the Henry Vilas Zoo enables us to continue to transform the Zoo into a world class facility for animal conservation."
 
Associated Bank provides financial support through charitable donations across its footprint to help create and sustain healthy communities. Associated prioritizes its donation categories with greatest long-term, preventative impact on social and health conditions. Charitable giving has a strategic focus on economic development, health and human services, education, environment and arts & culture.

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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