GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC) today announced that R. Jay Gerken has been appointed to Associated's Board of Directors.

Mr. R. Jay Gerken, 63, is a director of 18 mutual funds with approximately $30 billion in assets associated with Sanford C. Bernstein Fund, Inc. Mr. Gerken served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC from 2005 until June 2013. During that period, he was also the President and a director of the Legg Mason and Western Asset mutual funds with combined assets in excess of $100 billion. Previously, Mr. Gerken served in a similar capacity at Citigroup Asset Management Mutual Funds from 2002 to 2005.

"Jay's background will serve our board well," said Associated's Chairman, William R. Hutchinson. "We are delighted to have someone with Jay's depth of experience as a director," added Associated's President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip B. Flynn.

ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $26 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 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.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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