BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio city president

             BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio city president

- Bank promotes Alabama-based commercial banker to new role in Texas

- Executive brings more than 18 years of experience in financial services

PR Newswire

SAN ANTONIO, May 16, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --After 12 years of successfully
managing commercial banking relationships at BBVA Compass, the bank has
promoted Andrea Smith to San Antonio city president.


Smith brings more than 18 years of experience in the financial services
industry. Most recently, she worked as a commercial relationship manager at
the bank in Birmingham, Ala., and focused on governmental and institutional
lending to nonprofits, universities and municipalities. She also brings
expertise in health care, commercial and industrial lending.

"Given the strong business climate in San Antonio, including the health care
and government sectors, we believe this will be a very good fit," said BBVA
Compass Head of Commercial Banking Rafael Bustillo. "San Antonio is the
seventh-largest city in the U.S., so it's a very important market for BBVA

Prior to joining BBVA Compass, Smith spent six years in community banking at
Lamar Bank and Pike County National Bank in Mississippi. She previously served
as president of the board for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, and
as a board member for the YMCA and the Railroad Park Foundation in Birmingham.

Smith earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business
administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, she
completed the BBVA Compass UT School of Management program and Alabama-based
executive programs such as Project Corporate Leadership and Leadership

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. 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 708
branches, including 367 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: Brittany Fish, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713-831-5582,
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