Head of Corporate Banking for Associated Banc-Corp Announces Intention to Retire

Dec 17, 2014, 16:15 ET from Associated Banc-Corp

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) ("Associated") announced today that Donna N. Smith, EVP and head of corporate banking, has informed the company of her intention to retire June 1, 2015.

"Donna has been a leader and role model across the financial services industry during her five years at Associated," said Philip B. Flynn, Associated president and CEO. "We congratulate her on her many accomplishments and pending plans for retirement."

Smith's corporate banking executive responsibilities will be restructured.

John A. Utz, EVP and head of Associated's specialized financial services group, will add Corporate Banking North, consisting of the company's corporate banking activities in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as Asset-Based Finance, to his responsibilities.

Breck F. Hanson, EVP and head of commercial real estate, will add Corporate Banking South, consisting of Associated's corporate banking services in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri to his responsibilities. Hanson will become Associated's market president for Chicago.

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.

Contact: Cliff Bowers SVP/Director of Public Relations 920-491-7542 Clifford.bowers@associatedbank.com

SOURCE Associated Banc-Corp