Cory Nettles Joins Associated Board

                     Cory Nettles Joins Associated Board

PR Newswire

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 10, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Associated Banc-Corp
(NASDAQ:ASBC) today announced that Cory L. Nettles has been appointed to
Associated's Board of Directors.

Mr. Cory L. Nettles, 43, is the Founder and Managing Director of Generation
Growth Capital Inc., a private equity fund. Mr. Nettles is also Of Counsel to
the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP. Mr. Nettles served as the Secretary of
the Wisconsin Department of Commerce from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Nettles also
serves on the boards of Weyco Group, Inc., Robert W. Baird's Baird Funds, Inc.
and several nonprofit organizations, including the Medical College of
Wisconsin, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin
Foundation.

"Cory has an outstanding business background, and we are delighted to have him
join our board," said Associated's Chairman, William R. Hutchinson. "We think
Cory will bring great value to our board, our company, and our shareholders,"
added Associated's President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip B. Flynn.

ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $24 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 approximately 240
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 www.associatedbank.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements made in this document which are not purely historical are
forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. This includes any statements regarding management's
plans, objectives, or goals for future operations, products or services, and
forecasts of its revenues, earnings or other measures of performance. Such
forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as
"believe", "expect", "anticipate", "plan", "estimate", "should", "will",
"intend", "outlook", or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are
based on current management expectations and, by their nature, are subject to
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those
contained in the forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause actual
results to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking
statements include those identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and
subsequent SEC filings. Such factors are incorporated herein by reference.

Investor Contact:

Brian Klaus, Director of Investor Relations

920-491-7059



Media Contact:

Cliff Bowers, Director of Public Relations

920-491-7542



SOURCE Associated Banc-Corp

Website: http://www.associatedbank.com/
 
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