Associated donates $10,000 to the Plover Whiting Youth Athletics

Associated donates $10,000 to the Plover Whiting Youth Athletics

Bank gives back to Midwestern communities with first quarter donations

Stevens Point, Wis. - April 13, 2012 - Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) will donate $10,000 over three years to Plover Whiting Youth Athletics (PWYA) as part of the banks charitable donations to non-profit organizations.

The donation to PWYA will help fund two new softball/baseball diamonds located at the Woyak Community Sports Complex in the Village of Plover. Associated Bank's name will be displayed prominently and permanently on the front and back of a new scoreboard on one of the diamonds.

Two Associated Bank employees support PWYA through involvement on their board of directors. Brian Strigel, Vice President, Retail Payments, is the 13 Year Old Boys League Coordinator. David Nolan, Financial Consultant, is the 11 to 13 Year Old Girls League Coordinator. Strigel and Nolan are both members of the PWYA 2012 Fund Raising Committee.

"Associated Bank is pleased to support Plover Whiting Youth Athletics with this three year donation that will benefit several generations," said Val Glytas, Associated Bank, Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Payments. "Our colleagues and their families are involved in Plover Whiting Youth Athletics and Associated is grateful for the positive impact it has on the community."  

Associated Bank provides financial support through charitable donations to non-profit organizations throughout its footprint that help create and sustain healthy communities. In our corporate giving, 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.

In addition to monetary contributions to non-profit organizations, Associated seeks creative ways to make non-monetary donations, such as used equipment, facility use and other resources to benefit our community partners.

"Since its inception, Associated has had a rich tradition of providing superior financial services to the communities in which we do business," said Andrew Ruehl, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Associated Bank.

"As an extension of that commitment Associated is dedicated to giving back through philanthropic endeavors in the communities where we live and serve," said Ruehl. "Our hope is that through this program, we will continue to foster stronger, more stable communities that will ultimately lead to a more positive future for us all."

"I've had the privilege of working with Associated Bank and volunteering with Plover Whiting Youth Athletics," said Brian Strigel, Vice President, Retail Payments, Associated Bank. "I am thankful that Associated is a strong community supporter and gives back to organizations that give back to the community."

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

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