BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio wealth management market executive

   BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio wealth management market executive

-- Bank promotes Beaumont-based wealth management executive to new role

-- Mary Mahlie has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services

PR Newswire

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 16, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --BBVA Compass has promoted Mary
Mahlie to San Antonio market executive of Trust and Wealth Management.

Mahlie brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services
industry, with 11 years managing private banking, trust and wealth services.
Most recently, she served as the bank's wealth management market executive in
Beaumont, Corpus Christi and College Station. She will continue to oversee
wealth management operations in Beaumont and Corpus Christi.

"Mary is a strong member of our wealth management team and I'm confident she
will bring further success to our San Antonio market," said BBVA Compass South
Texas Regional Executive for Wealth Management Karen Dixon.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Mahlie is known for giving
back to her community through her nonprofit work in Southeast Texas. In 2012,
she founded The Giving Field, a two-acre organic garden that has produced more
than 7,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for local soup kitchens in
Beaumont and Port Arthur.

"Mary lives our mission of building a better future for people in her
community and we are fortunate to have her on our team," Dixon said.

Mahlie also served as CEO and executive director for the Hospital Sisters of
St. Francis, Mission Outreach where she developed national and international
partnerships for the organization's acquisition and retention strategy.

She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State
University and has completed executive development programs at the University
of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. She
also has several financial leadership certificates and licenses, including the
Six Sigma Black Belt.

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, +1-713-831-5582,
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