Green Bay, WI – January 23, 2018 – Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) (“Associated”) announced today that it has received regulatory approvals for the acquisition of Bank Mutual Corporation (Nasdaq: BKMU) (“Bank Mutual”) from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board. Associated and Bank Mutual entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) on July 20, 2017, pursuant to which Bank Mutual will merge with and into Associated (“Merger”). The Merger is expected to close on February 1, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Associated expects to merge Bank Mutual’s banking subsidiary with and into Associated’s banking subsidiary, Associated Bank, N.A., late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter of 2018.


About Associated Banc-Corp

Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $30 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 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


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