MILWAUKEE - December 27, 2012 - Associated Bank announces three new colleagues to its Milwaukee area team.

Anne M. Wenninger Gehring has been hired as senior vice president, managing senior counsel, and is responsible for leading Associated's retail banking legal team. She comes to Associated from BMO Harris Bank where she was a vice president, retail compliance manager. Gehring earned her under graduate degree in economics/finance from Rutgers University and her juris doctor law degree from Marquette University. Active in the community, Gehring volunteers for the Hartford Food Pantry food collection drives.

Mary Coleman has joined Associated as senior vice president, operations and technology audit director. She manages the bank's operations and information technology audits by providing risk centric assurance with respect to the effectiveness of risk management practices, governance process and internal controls systems. Prior to coming to Associated Coleman was a senior information technology manager with Fiserv. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Alicia Holcomb has been hired as senior vice president, corporate risk fiduciary, investment and non-bank process manager. She works with Associated's chief risk officer and senior business line managers in establishing policies and practices for the measurement and management of risk in the areas of market, interest rate and fiduciary. Before coming to Associated she was a senior audit manager with BMO Financial Corp. Holcomb holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Carroll University.

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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