BBVA Compass treats community groups to holiday reception

          BBVA Compass treats community groups to holiday reception

- BBVA Compass, BBVA Compass Foundation thank 20 local groups for community

- 200 people attend event at bank's downtown Laredo office

PR Newswire

LAREDO, Texas, Dec. 19, 2012

LAREDO, Texas, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass and BBVA Compass
Foundation held a holiday reception Wednesday to express appreciation for the
20 community organizations they work with to build a better Laredo.

"At BBVA Compass, our mission is to work for a better future for all people
and we couldn't do it without the help of these local organizations," said
Susana Valencia, BBVA Compass Laredo city president. "It's hugely rewarding
for us to see our donations being used to help provide financial education,
food and housing assistance and other services to needy members of our

The bank's charitable arm, BBVA Compass Foundation, has provided donations in
the last year to Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, South Texas Food
Bank, Casa Misericordia, Boys and Girls Clubs of Laredo, United Way, Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation and Children's AdvocacyCenter ofLaredo-Webb

About 200 people attended the festivities at the downtown Laredo BBVA Compass

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

Editor's Note:
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.


Contact: Jena Moreno, Corporate Communications, Tel. +1-713-831-5867, Cell
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