Three new banking experts join Associated Banc-Corp's Chicago team

Three new banking experts join Associated Banc-Corp's Chicago team

CHICAGO-July 18, 2011- Three new banking experts have joined Associated Banc-Corp's Chicago team.

Cynthia Mazzetta has been hired as vice president, senior business district manager. She is leading a team of business development officers located in Chicago and throughout Illinois who work with businesses with gross sales of $2 million to $5 million to help them with banking solutions to better meet their needs. She brings 20 years of banking and sales experience to the role, most recently as the chief sales officer for CIT Small Business Lending Corp.

Teresa Gutierrez joins Associated as vice president, controller of commercial real estate. Gutierrez is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the business unit's financial planning and budget management functions. She comes to Associated from Bank of America where she was a senior financial analyst, and brings10 years of experience to the position.

Thomas Quinn has joined Associated as vice president, portfolio manager. In this capacity, he manages a portfolio of commercial clients, working with business leaders to provide innovative financial solutions for their existing and future needs. He was previously employed by BMO Capital Markets (Harris Bank) as a vice president. He has more than 25 years of banking experience.

All three work out of Associated's offices located in the AON Center, 200 E. Randolph, Chicago.

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 approximately 270 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. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.

Contact: Jennifer Kaminski
Vice President
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jennifer.kaminski@associatedbank.com