MILWAUKEE - March 6, 2013 - Associated Bank has announced three changes to its Milwaukee team.

Rebecca Vanko has joined Associated as senior vice president, commercial audit director. In this role she is responsible for managing all the financial and operational audits of Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Middle Market and Regional Banking, Specialized Industries and Commercial Financial Services, Commercial Loan Operations and Corporate Credit. She previously was employed by BMO Harris Bank as a senior audit manager. A graduate of Baylor University, Vanko has 30 years of financial industry experience. Her office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

Tony Baumgardt has been hired as senior vice president, director of customer solutions - transactional where he will manage Associated's checking account products and card based products. Previously he was a vice president of enterprise payments with Johnson Bank. A 21-year veteran in the financial services industry, Baumgardt is a graduate of Western Michigan University. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

Mike Talbot has been promoted to senior vice president, business solutions manager and is now responsible for managing a team that provides project and daily information technology support to the private banking, trust, retirement plan services, brokerage and asset management business units. Currently located in Milwaukee, he will be relocating to Green Bay. Talbot earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $23 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 through approximately 240 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

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