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Associated's Lisa Binder Elected to ABA Board of Directors


MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Associated Banc-Corp President and COO Lisa B. Binder has been elected to serve a one-year term on the American Bankers Association's board of directors. The ABA is the nation's largest bank trade association and works to enhance the competitiveness of the nation's banking industry and strengthen America's economy and communities.

"I am pleased to represent Associated and its customers, colleagues, and communities on the ABA board," Binder said. "The entire banking industry is operating in unchartered waters, making the ABA an even more critical resource for banks like Associated."

"We are pleased to welcome such an accomplished banker to our board of directors," said Edward L. Yingling, ABA president and CEO. "The involvement of our dedicated board provides the ABA with essential guidance that helps us fulfill our mission and respond to our members."

Binder is one of only two bankers from Wisconsin on the ABA board and recently was included among U.S. Banker's 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. Based in Milwaukee, she oversees Associated Banc-Corp's various lines of business, including retail, commercial and corporate banking, corporate real estate, wealth management, and insurance services.

Binder joined Associated Banc-Corp as President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2007. Previously, she held the position of Group Executive Vice President and Director of Retail and Business Banking for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Regions of Citizens Financial Group, a $164 billion commercial bank holding company. Other previous experience includes various senior executive positions at Citizens and Mellon Financial, including responsibility for business banking, commercial banking and retail banking, and related operations and support areas.

"Bankers are very fortunate that a talented individual like Lisa Binder will be helping to lead our industry during these challenging times," said Kurt Bauer, president and CEO of Wisconsin Bankers Association. "These are historic and difficult times for banks and Lisa's skills and perspectives will prove invaluable."

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is a diversified bank holding company with total assets of $24 billion. Associated has approximately 300 banking offices serving 160 communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Associated offers a full range of traditional banking services and a variety of other financial products and services. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at

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