BBVA reinforces its Digital Banking area with the appointment of two new executives

   BBVA reinforces its Digital Banking area with the appointment of two new
                                  executives

Jeff Dennes, named one of the banking industry's top innovators in the U.S. on
more than one occasion, will head the new Digital Banking division at BBVA
Compass in the U.S.

Mark Jamison, previously Chief Digital Officer at Capital One Bank, will be
BBVA Director of Customer Experience and Business Intelligence

PR Newswire

MADRID, May 13, 2014

MADRID, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --BBVA incorporates two U.S. executives
with successful careers dedicated to innovation in banking. The new
appointments will help drive BBVA's transformation into a digital business
model, to better adapt to new customer demands marked by an increase in mobile
usage and the entrance of new competitors. Jeff Dennes and Mark Jamison will
both report to Carlos Torres Vila as part of the newly created area in BBVA
named Digital Banking.

Jeff Dennes

Jeff Dennes, who led digital and innovation efforts at SunTrust, Huntington
and USAA, will head the new Business Development and Digital Transformation
division of BBVA Compass, the Group's U.S. franchise. Mark Jamison, previously
Chief Digital Officer at Capital One Bank, will join BBVA as the Director of
Customer Experience and Business Intelligence.

"We are taking decisive steps in the Group's transformation in order to create
the best possible experience for current and future customers. The goal is for
BBVA to be the best bank of the digital age," said Torres Vila. 

The move is the latest as the Group anticipates a new banking landscape. The
Group announced its new Digital Banking area in March. Its primary goals are
to accelerate BBVA's transformation and to boost the development of new
digital businesses. This reorganization took place a month after BBVA
announced it was acquiring Simple, a startup considered a pioneer in digital
banking services in the U.S. BBVA also owns BBVA Ventures, a capital venture
arm that identifies startups working on disruptive technology for the
financial industry. 

Jeff Dennes, who will be based at BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston, is a veteran
in the financial services sector in the U.S., where he specialized in
understanding the customer decision-making process and finding digital
solutions. He previously led digital and innovation efforts at SunTrust and
Huntington National Bank, where he was Head of Digital and Chief Digital
Officer, respectively. In 2011, Jeff Dennes was recognized as Innovator of the
Year by Bank Technology News. He was also named to Bank Systems & Technology's
Elite 8 in 2010 for his work at USAA, where he was the head of Online and
Mobile Services. He holds a degree in business administration from Texas State
University.

Mark Jamison will be based in Madrid. He was previously the Chief Digital
Officer at Capital One Bank and also headed its innovation laboratory. His
projects exploring new opportunities for the deployment of digital payment
systems, social media, mobile services and big data, have been converted into
best practices and applied globally at Capital One Bank and Capital One 360
(previously ING Direct). He also held key positions at Charles Schwab,
Fidelity and McDonald's, where he was entrepreneur in residence for corporate
strategy and business development. He has an MBA from Northwestern University
and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University.

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About BBVA

BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857.
The Group has a solid position in Spain, it is the largest financial
institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the
Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is biased to
high-growth markets and it 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 the best practices. The Group is present in the main
sustainability indexes.

Mark Jamison

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SOURCE BBVA

Contact: In Spain: BBVA Corporate Communications, Tel. +34 619 274 063,
comunicacion.corporativa@bbva.com, In U.S.: Christina Anderson, BBVA Compass
Corporate Communications, Tel. +1 205 524 5214,
christina.anderson@bbvacompass.com
 
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