Green Bay Area Chamber Honors Associated Bank

Green Bay Area Chamber Honors Associated Bank

Company Release - 03/01/2010 17:21

Associated receives John B. and Meredith B. Rose Business Award for Community Involvement and Leadership

GREEN BAY, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Associated Bank has been awarded the John M. and Meredith B. Rose Business Award for Community Involvement and Leadership. Leadership Green Bay presented Associated Bank with the award at the All-Class Reunion on Thursday, Feb. 11 in Green Bay. Leadership Green Bay is a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

"Associated Bank has been a strong partner with the Leadership Green Bay program for many years," said Jeanne Agneessens, Leadership Green Bay program manager. "Associated colleagues who have come through the program have elevated our committees and boards through their continued participation."

The John M. and Meredith B. Rose Business Award for Community Involvement and Leadership is named after John Rose, the former President of Kellogg Bank, which eventually became Associated Banc-Corp when the holding company was officially formed in 1970. The award is a tribute to John and Meredith Rose, notably for their limitless desire to give back to the Green Bay community. As a passionate, influential community leader and longtime executive of Associated Bank, John, or "Jake" as his friends called him, is known for successfully guiding the local financial and business communities through the turbulent early years of the Great Depression.

"We'd like to think that Jake would be pleased with our selection this year," said Agneessens. "Congratulations to Associated Bank, and our thanks for their support in making Leadership Green Bay and this community the best it can be."

Associated Bank is part of Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), a diversified bank holding company with total assets of $23 billion headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Associated has 291 banking offices serving approximately 160 communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. Associated offers a full range of traditional banking services and a variety of other financial products and services. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.AssociatedBank.com.

Source: Associated Bank

Contact: Associated Bank Janet Ford Senior Vice President Public Relations Director 414-278-1890 PHONE 414-207-5070 CELL janet.ford@associatedbank.com