Gordy Weber retires from Associated after 44 years of service

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8/15/2014

GREEN BAY – August 15, 2014 – Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) announced today the retirement of Gordy Weber, from commercial and corporate banking, after 44 years of dedicated service. Weber will retire on December 31, 2014.

When Weber joined Associated as an assistant cashier in 1970, the company was just one year shy of celebrating the union of its three founding banks – First National Bank of Neenah, Kellogg Citizens National Bank and Manitowoc Savings Bank.

In 1983 he was named Chief Lending Officer/Chief Investment Officer and Secretary of the Board. In 1986, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Associated Bank Lakeshore, a former subsidiary. In 1993, Weber became President and CEO of Associated’s Southeast Wisconsin Region, and then in 2000, President of Corporate Banking.

Since 2010, Weber has successfully addressed business development opportunities throughout the bank’s footprint while in a Senior Business Development Executive role. In this role he has also acted as an advisor to leaders within Commercial and Corporate Banking.

“Throughout his tenure, Gordy has shown an undying commitment to his many loyal clients and colleagues,” said Donna Smith, executive vice president, head of corporate banking, Associated Bank. “His leadership and accomplishments will remain with Associated and in the community far beyond his retirement.”

Weber is also active in the community in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout the company’s footprint. He currently serves on Boards of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and Marquette High School. In Milwaukee, he has also served on the Board for the Greater Milwaukee United Way, dedicated time and service to the United Performing Arts Fund, Inc. and helped establish one of the first Urban Scholarships for Marquette University. In Manitowoc, Weber was actively involved with the United Way, Holy Family Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc Maritime Museum, Silver Lake College, and the YMCA.

“I can’t imagine wanting to have worked anywhere other than Associated,” said Weber. “The quality of people at Associated – both colleagues and customers – is outstanding. They have been part of my family for the past 44 years.”

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ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $26 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 in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 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.

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