Associated names three new leaders in the Milwaukee area

Associated names three new leaders in the Milwaukee area

MILWAUKEE - September 27, 2012 - Associated has named three new leaders in the Milwaukee area.

Jeff Frank has been hired as senior vice president, director of corporate security. He is responsible for overseeing security measures for Associated colleagues and locations as well as fraud prevention, detection and investigations. Frank brings more than 35 years of experience to Associated, including 26 years with the FBI, specializing in financial crimes. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

Ron Taylor has been hired as vice president, financial intelligence compliance manager. In this role he manages Associated's Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) quality review, BSA/AML risk, and Office of Foreign Assets Control programs respectively. Before joining Associated, Taylor worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York and Chicago. A graduate of Northwestern University, he brings nearly 10 years of compliance, financial services and legal industry experience to the role. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

Jon O'Dell has joined Associated as vice president, affinity program manager. In this role he leads Associated's Bank at Work program by managing the team of Bank at Work business development officers, while also developing and growing other affinity banking programs. O'Dell has more than 15 years of experience in financial services, most recently as a market vice president for Guaranty Bank, responsible for its Wisconsin retail bank branch locations. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

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 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 www.associatedbank.com.

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