Associated Bank Mortgage Lending Professional, John Abraham receives national recognitions

Associated Bank Mortgage Lending Professional, John Abraham receives national recognitions

PEORIA, Ill. - May 23, 2012 - Associated Bank mortgage loan originator, John J. Abraham has been recently recognized by national publications for his mortgage lending performance in 2011.

Abraham ranked 47 out of more than 800 mortgage professionals across the country in total units closed, and 101 in total dollar volume, and ranked fifth in percentage of volume gain in the Scotsman Guide's Top Originators ranking. In addition, he was named as one of the top 200 mortgage originators in the nation for both dollars and units every year since 1995. Abraham also received a lifetime achievement award from Mortgage Originator Magazine for originating over 1 billion dollar in mortgage lending.

"We are extremely proud to have such an elite mortgage professional in the company's Central Illinois market," said David Bauer, Associated Bank Mortgage Sales Director. "We continually strive to deliver outstanding service to our customers and John, in particular, has a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations."

To be eligible for initial consideration in Scotsman Guide's Top Originators rankings, originators must have had at least $30 million in loan volume or 100 closed home loans for the 2011 calendar year. Only loans and volume that originators closed personally could be considered. After receiving submissions, Scotsman Guide required written verification of top entrants' volume from a certified public accountant, the chief financial officer at the originator's company or a similar source. This verification process makes Scotsman Guide's Top Originators list the most accurate ranking of top-producing originators in the industry.

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its third annual Top Originators rankings on April 1, 2012. The list, which ranks the nation's top mortgage brokers, originators and bankers, appears in Scotsman Guide's April 2012 residential edition, and searchable rankings are available online at

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 more than 250 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

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