BBVA Compass teams up with NBA legend Robert Horry

              BBVA Compass teams up with NBA legend Robert Horry

-BBVA Compass Foundation makes $15,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of

-Former San Antonio Spurs player gives 250 students basketball tips at clinic
on Tuesday

PR Newswire

LAREDO, Texas., Dec. 13, 2012

LAREDO, Texas., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Former NBA player Robert Horry
stopped by Laredo on Tuesday to give 250 students basketball tips and to help
the BBVA Compass Foundation present a $15,000 donation to the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Laredo.

The Boys & Girls Clubs will use the donation to host 600 children at its
holiday parties and also to buy supplies and equipment for its learning

"At BBVA Compass, our mission is to work for a better future for all people
and that starts with children," said Susana Valencia, BBVA Compass Laredo city
president. "We support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo because they are
helping to develop and prepare our leaders of tomorrow."

Hector Noyola, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo's executive director, and
Assistant Executive Director Kevin Lopez accepted the check from Valencia.

"We are wholeheartedly grateful to BBVA Compass for making the Christmas
holidays happy and memorable for our members," Noyola said. "The bank's
leaders agree with our beliefs that ‛great futures start here.'"

James Notzon, a BBVA Compass Wealth Management and Boys & Girls Clubs of
Laredo board president, also attended the check presentation at the
organization's offices.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo is a city-wide network with four facilities
in Laredo. The clubs, known as "The Positive Place for Kids," serve more than
35,000 young people.They provide guidance-oriented, character development
programs conducted by a full-time trained staff.

About BBVA Group

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global
financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in
Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading
franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its
diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on
technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the
leading eurozone banks in terms of return on equity and efficiency. Corporate
responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial
education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It
operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best
practices. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 709
branches, including 368 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 79 in Arizona, 65 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass
ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market
share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and
Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small
Business Administration lenders and ranked third in American Banker's 2012
reputation study of the leading 30 banks in the U.S. Additional information
about BBVA Compass can be found at


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