Associated Bank Announces Grand Opening for New Oak Creek Branch Bank presents first in-store branch in Milwaukee County


Oak Creek, Wis.-July 11, 2011- Associated Bank, part of Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), announced today the company's plans for celebrating the grand opening of its new branch located at 8131 South Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, Wis.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. Mayor Richard Bolender, Representative Mark Honadel and fellow Oak Creek community ambassadors will be in attendance, as well as the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce.

"We are very excited about creating a presence in the Oak Creek community. We now have the opportunity to provide Oak Creek customers with the convenience of banking seven days a week while they shop," said Dave Frank, Central Region Retail Director, Associated Bank. "We appreciate all of our customers and hope to add to their overall banking experience." "We invite the community to join us for our grand opening celebration as well as Saturday's 'Family Fun Day'."

During the grand opening celebration on Friday at 1 p.m. business owners from the community are invited to attend "Meet the Manager and Team Day." Business owners are able to tour the branch, meet the staff, and register to win one of two grand prizes: a 10 pack of Brewer tickets or a $100 Woodman's gift card. Any businesses that switch to Associated Bank Business Choice or analyzed checking account by August 31 will receive a $150 cash bonus in addition to the eManager+ service, as well as additional added benefits.

Grand opening specials will be available for new and existing customers of the branch. Customers can enter a drawing to win prizes that include four $100 Woodman's gift cards or Brewer tickets. New customers who open a checking account will receive a $50 cash bonus and a complimentary first order of checks. The promotion will run through July 31, 2011. New customers can also open a Brewers Checking account, which includes Milwaukee Brewers licensed products, tickets, Brewer's logo checks and many more promotional items, including a Ryan Braun signed baseball for qualifying customers.

The branch will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Festivities include: games, prizes, balloons, and face painting. Fire engine tours will be provided by the Oak Creek Fire Department. During the celebration the branch will host an Associated Bank cookout to support the "Back to School Supply Drive." All proceeds will be donated to the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District to help provide school supplies for students in need.

About Associated Banc-Corp
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) is one of the top 50 financial services holding companies operating in the United States. At March 31, 2011, Associated had total assets of $21 billion. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated has approximately 270 banking locations serving more than 150 communities in 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

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