BBVA Compass presents financial literacy scholarship to San Antonio student

 BBVA Compass presents financial literacy scholarship to San Antonio student

- College-bound San Antonio ISD graduate awarded $5,000 college scholarship

- Recipient completed a financial education course

PR Newswire

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 13, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BBVA Compass presented a San
Antonio ISD high school graduate with a 2013 Financial Services Roundtable
Financial Literacy Scholarship to help jumpstart his higher education.

During an awards ceremony today at Concord Plaza, Highlands High School
graduate Joe Fabela received a $5,000 scholarship. Fabela, who completed a
financial education course in high school and graduated in June,plans to
attend the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

"Encouraging financial education is essential to improving lives and financial
well-being, which is why BBVA Compass continues to create those opportunities
in the communities we serve," BBVA Compass San Antonio City President Andrea
Smith said at the awards ceremony. "Joe's hard work and commitment to continue
his education show his drive to succeed and we are proud to present him with
his scholarship."

Fabela was among 13 students nationwide to receive the scholarship. BBVA
Compass has partnered with the Financial Services Roundtable to award these
scholarships for three years. 

BBVA Compass promotes financial education in San Antonio and throughout its
footprint through partnerships with organizations such as the FDIC, the
American Bankers Association Education Foundation and EverFi. The bank
participates annually in Junior Achievement activities and partners with NBA
Cares in its joint Team. Works. In Schools initiative.

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. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More
information about the BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 688
branches, including 352 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass
ranks among the top 25 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 was recently awarded the 2013 Celent Model
Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional information about
BBVA Compass can be found at

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

About The Financial Services Roundtable
The Financial Services Roundtable represents 100 of the largest integrated
financial services companies providing banking, insurance, and investment
products and services to the American consumer. Member companies participate
through the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives nominated by
the CEO.

Roundtable member companies provide fuel for America's economic engine,
accounting directly for $92.7 trillion in managed assets, $1.2 trillion in
revenue, and 2.3 million jobs.


Contact: Brittany Fish, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713-831-5582,
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