Associated names two leaders to its Chicago area team

CHICAGO - November 28, 2012 - Associated announces two new leaders to its Chicago area team.

Craig Thessin, age 34, has been promoted to senior vice president, Commercial Banking relationship manager. In this capacity he cultivates and works with new commercial banking customers, serving as an advisor to help them enhance their operations. He previously was a vice president in Commercial Banking. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Thessin brings his clients more than 10 years of financial industry experience. His office is located at 200 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.

Lynnette Ritter, age 30, has been hired as vice president, Commercial Banking portfolio manager, middle market banking. She is responsible for managing a portfolio of middle market customers by monitoring their performance and working with Associated's commercial banking relationship managers by assisting them with potential new clients. Ritter most recently worked for US Foods as a supervisor of financial analysis and before that spent six years working for Bank of America/LaSalle Bank. She is a graduate of Illinois State University. Her office is located at 190 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago.

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $23 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services through more than 250 banking locations serving more than 150 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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