Associated Bank announces new Manitowoc branch

Associated Bank announces new Manitowoc branch

Manitowoc, WI-January 4, 2012- Associated Bank, part of Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), announced today the company's plans to open a new branch located at 1121 Franklin Street on Jan. 23.

The new location will serve the expanded Manitowoc County through its centralized retail location. The location will enhance the overall customers' banking experience and provide banking services for neighboring communities.

"What makes the Franklin Street location unique is that Associated now has a full service branch representing all lines of business available to the Manitowoc community," said Rick Bondowski, Regional Retail Director at Associated Bank. "The branch represents Associated's new brand image and is one of the first newly constructed buildings in downtown Manitowoc in a number of years."

The location will feature Associated's new branch design elements and standards and will incorporate a drive up ATM with the addition of a three-lane drive-thru and a safe deposit vault. The bank will continue building upon existing partnerships in retail, commercial and wealth management.

"We are proud to offer a state of the art location to the community and even prouder that we are able to provide jobs to local skilled labor and contractors to make it happen," said Bondowski.

The branch will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. Associated representatives and key leaders from the Manitowoc community will be present.

About Associated Banc-Corp

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. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at