GREEN BAY, Wis.  – February 14, 2020 – Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) (“Associated”) today announced it has closed its acquisition of First Staunton Bancshares, Inc. (“First Staunton”) having merged First Staunton into Associated.


“Associated Bank is pleased to welcome the customers and employees of First Staunton to our company,” said Philip B. Flynn, Associated President and CEO. “Our teams will continue to collaborate to ensure First Staunton customers enjoy the added conveniences, products and services available to them. This merger further enables us to invest in the Southern Illinois market and provide increased value for our customers and shareholders.”      


All First Staunton branches and ATMs have been closed for business as of 3 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Those scheduled to convert to Associated Bank will reopen as branches and ATMs of Associated Bank on February 17.


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About Associated Banc-Corp

Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $32 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 240 banking locations serving more than 120 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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