BBVA Compass honors local nonprofits at 'Building a Better Houston' reception

BBVA Compass honors local nonprofits at 'Building a Better Houston' reception

- Bank recognizes 52 nonprofit grantees during the event

- More than 50 people attend event at BBVA Compass Plaza in Galleria area

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2014

HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --BBVA Compass and the BBVA Compass
Foundation hosted a "Building a Better Houston" reception Thursday, honoring
52 of the nonprofit and community partners it teams with to make the city a
better place to live and work.

In 2013, some $1.4 million was contributed to Houston's nonprofit community
directly from the bank and through the BBVA Compass Foundation and BBVA
Compass Charity, the bank's employee giving program. In addition, local
employees volunteered more than 8,416 hours of their time.

"BBVA Compass and its employees proudly support a number of local nonprofits
and our community partners in Houston," said Mark Montgomery, BBVA Compass
Houston city president. "Our support for these organizations is directly
linked to our dedication to building better communities across our footprint."

The honorees included:

  oAccion Texas
  oAir Alliance Houston
  oAmerican Red Cross
  oAssociation of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Houston Chapter
  oAVANCE Houston
  oAvenue CDC
  oBering Omega Community Services
  oBoys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
  oCasa de Esperanza de los Ninos
  oChildren's Museum of Houston
  oChinese Community Center
  oCommunities In Schools
  oCommunity of the Streets Outreach
  oEl Centro de Corazon
  oGirl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
  oGreater Houston Partnership Foundation
  oHolocaust Museum Houston
  oHouston Arboretum & Nature Center
  oHouston Area Urban League
  oHouston Community ToolBank
  oHEA Foundation
  oHouston Food Bank
  oHouston Grand Opera Association
  oHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  oHouston Minority Supplier Development Council
  oHouston Museum of Natural Science
  oHouston Symphony Society
  oHouston Zoo
  oJunior Achievement of Southeast Texas
  oKlein ISD Education Foundation
  oLocal Initiatives Support Corporation
  oMain Street Theatre
  oMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston
  oNeighborhood Centers
  oNew Hope Housing
  oLemonade Day Houston
  oPink Ribbons Project
  oProject GRAD
  oRebuilding Together
  oTahirih Justice Center
  oTeach for America
  oTexas Medical Center Orchestra
  oTSU Foundation
  oThe Arc of Greater Houston
  oThe Ensemble Theatre
  oThe Mission of Yahweh
  oThe Summerhouse
  oThe Women's Resource of Greater Houston
  oTrees of Hope
  oUniversity of Houston Foundation
  oWriters in the Schools
  oYMCA of Greater Houston Area

More than 50 people attended the event at BBVA Compass Plaza. Houston is a key
market for BBVA Compass, which is the fourth-largest bank in the city and
employs nearly 1,400 people in the area. Receptions also have been held in
Birmingham, Ala., and Austin and Laredo in Texas to celebrate 2013
contributions in those markets.

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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