BBVA Compass recognizes local nonprofits at 'Building a Better Birmingham' reception

  BBVA Compass recognizes local nonprofits at 'Building a Better Birmingham'

- Bank recognizes 50 nonprofit grantees during the event

- More than 50 people attend event at bank's downtown offices

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass and the BBVA
Compass Foundation hosted the first annual "Building a Better Birmingham"
reception Tuesday, honoring 50 of the nonprofit and community partners it
works with to make the city a better place to live and work.

In 2013, some $1.1 million was contributed to Birmingham's nonprofit community
directly from the bank as well as through the BBVA Compass Foundation and BBVA
Compass Charity, the bank's employee giving program. In addition, local
employees volunteered more than 15,000 hours of their time.

"BBVA Compass supports a number of great nonprofits in our community, and it
is important to us to take time to thank them for letting us be a part of
their mission," said Alan Register, BBVA Compass Birmingham city president.

The honorees included:

  oAccion Texas Inc.
  oAlabama Asset Building Coalition
  oAlabama Ballet
  oAlabama Council on Economic Education Inc.
  oAlabama Symphony Orchestra
  oAmerican Heart Association
  oBe The Match
  oBetter Basics
  oBirmingham Children's Theatre
  oBirmingham Civil Rights Institute
  oBirmingham Museum of Art
  oBirmingham Zoo Inc.
  oBreakthrough Collaborative
  oBreast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
  oChildcare Resources
  oFinancial Education Outreach
  oFirst Light
  oGirl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
  oGirls Incorporated of Central Alabama
  oGreater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America
  oHispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
  oImpact Alabama
  oIMPACT Family Counseling
  oJunior Achievement of Greater Birmingham Inc.
  oJunior League of Birmingham
  oLeadership Birmingham
  oMagic City Smooth Jazz
  oMarch of Dimes
  oMcWane Science Center
  oPFLAG Birmingham
  oPreSchool Partners
  oRailroad Park Foundation
  oRed Mountain Theatre Company
  oREV Birmingham
  oRonald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
  oSeedco Financial Services Inc.
  oTeach for America – Alabama
  oThe Children's Aid Society
  oThe Learning Village
  oThe Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham
  oThree Hots and a Cot
  oUAB Educational Foundation
  oUnited Way of Central Alabama Inc.
  oUniversity of Montevallo Foundation
  oWoodlawn Foundation
  oYMCA of Greater Birmingham

More than 50 people attended the event at BBVA Compass' Daniel Building in
downtown Birmingham. Birmingham is a key market for BBVA Compass, which is the
second-largest bank in the city and employs nearly 3,100 people in the area.

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 687
branches, including 351 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 lenders by the Small Business Administration 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, member FDIC.


Contact: Brittany Fish, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713.831.5582,
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