Associated donates $25,000 to the Stevens Point Area YMCA

Associated donates $25,000 to the Stevens Point Area YMCA

Bank gives back to Midwestern communities with first quarter donations

Green Bay, Wis. - April 16, 2012 - Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) will donate $25,000 over three years to the Stevens Point Area YMCA as part of the banks charitable donations to non-profit organizations.

Each year, $8,333 will be donated to the YMCA and used toward the Leaving Our Legacy Capital Campaign and distributed to the following funds: Facility Upgrades, Camp and Land Acquisition and Improvements, Creation of a Legacy Fund, and Endowment. Associated Bank, the 11th largest employer in Portage County, will be acknowledged as a major donor through permanent signage at the YMCA, joining other major employers in the community.

Numerous Associated Bank employees and board members support the YMCA including John Seramur, Associated Bank Board of Directors, through the John Seramur Foundation; Bill Bushman, Assistant Vice President, Residential Underwriting, through the YMCA board of directors and past president; and Don Peters, former Associated Bank executive, current chair of the YMCA capital campaign. Val Glytas, Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Payments, will join the YMCA Board of Directors April 2012.

"Associated Bank is proud to support the Stevens Point Area YMCA with this three year donation," said Val Glytas, Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Payments, Associated Bank. "In addition to our involvement with the YMCA Board of Directors, nearly 100 individuals/families that work at the Associated Bank Service Center in Stevens Point are active members of the YMCA."  

Associated Bank provides financial support through charitable donations to non-profit organizations throughout its footprint that help create and sustain healthy communities. In our corporate giving, Associated prioritizes its donation categories with greatest long-term, preventative impact on social and health conditions. Charitable giving has a strategic focus on economic development, health and human services, education, environment and arts & culture.

In addition to monetary contributions to non-profit organizations, Associated seeks creative ways to make non-monetary donations, such as used equipment, facility use and other resources to benefit our community partners.

"Since its inception, Associated has had a rich tradition of providing superior financial services to the communities in which we do business," said Andrew Ruehl, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Associated Bank.

"As an extension of that commitment Associated is dedicated to giving back through philanthropic endeavors in the communities where we live and serve," said Ruehl. "Our hope is that through this program, we will continue to foster stronger, more stable communities that will ultimately lead to a more positive future for us all."

"Through continued board support, individual volunteerism, and ongoing utilization of the YMCA by Associated employees, we will continue to support the YMCA in their programs," said Bill Bushman, Assistant Vice President, Residential Underwriting, Associated Bank, and YMCA Board of Directors.

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 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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