Associated names Henry Barham III Corporate Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer

Associated names Henry Barham III Corporate Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer

Barham brings nearly 30 years of operations and compliance experience

GREEN BAY - March 12, 2012 - Associated Banc- Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC) announced today that Henry (Rusty) Barham III has been named Corporate Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer.

Based in Milwaukee, Barham will be responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and day-to-day management of the Corporate BSA/AML/OFAC program in accordance with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's guidelines, the Bank Secrecy Act, the U.S.A. Patriots Act, and the requirements of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. His role also includes managing colleagues in Associated's BSA department, plus management information reporting and required regulatory reporting.

"I look forward to leveraging Rusty's talents as we work to enhance Associated's Bank Secrecy Act practices and further align our risk and compliance functions," said Arthur Heise, Chief Risk Officer.
Rusty brings 29 years of experience including Bank Secrecy Act operations and compliance, as well as serving as Associate Counsel. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Director of Bank Secrecy Act Operations for Hancock Holding Company/Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank in New Orleans. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Director of BSA Compliance for Whitney National Bank.

Rusty holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and is CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) certified.

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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