Manish Sharma, AVP- Banking iGATE, added, "With this Testing Center of Excellence, iGATE will perform end to end testing for the bank's entire gamut of IT applications. The Testing COE framework is application and service line agnostic, which enables us to be transparent about the process and governance and then draw clear lines of responsibility and shared risk for all parties."iGATE has a matured testing practice comprising of a team of over 2,600 testing professionals delivering projects for over 100 customers. Apart from having alliances with all major vendors for testing tools, iGATE has its own set of tools and solution frameworks to drive efficiencies and productivity improvements. 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 http://www.associatedbank.com. About iGATE iGATE Corporation is the first integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company providing full-spectrum consulting, technology and business process outsourcing, and product and engineering solutions on a Business Outcomes-based model. Armed with over three decades of IT Services experience and powered by the iTOPS platform, iGATE's multi-location global organization has a talent pool of more than 28,500 employees and consistently delivers effective solutions to over 300 companies including Fortune 1000 clients spanning verticals such as: banking and financial services; insurance and healthcare; life sciences; manufacturing, retail, distribution and logistics; media, entertainment, leisure and travel; energy and utilities; public sector; and independent software vendors. Please visit http://www.igate.com for more information. iGATE Corporation is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "IGTE."