BBVA Compass hires veteran banker to lead its new Los Angeles loan production office

BBVA Compass hires veteran banker to lead its new Los Angeles loan production
                                    office

- Everett Orrick has nearly three decades of experience

- Los Angeles-area office is located in city's financial district

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, June 26, 2014

HOUSTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass hired veteran banker
Everett Orrickto serve as its market president for Los Angeles, where he'll
also be responsible for the bank's commercial banking activities in Orange
County.

The Los Angeles location is new, and one of several loan production offices in
the works following the bank's successful expansion of its commercial banking
activities in California over the past three years. BBVA Compass has opened
loan production offices across the United States in San Francisco, Seattle,
Columbus, Ohio, and the North Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh.

"We're pleased to have Everett lead our commercial banking team in Los
Angeles," said Ron Smith, Western regional executive for Commercial Banking
for BBVA Compass. "He has nearly three decades of experience and has worked in
Southern California for the last decade. He's the right person to build and
lead our local team as we grow our commercial banking presence in the Greater
Los Angeles market and expand on our activities in Orange County."

The bank's permanent offices, which will open later this year, will be located
on the 11^th floor of 801 S. Figueroa St., in the city's financial
district.The bank will employ commercial, corporate and private bankers,
among others.

Orrick worked at several banks in California, most recently as a regional
manager of Union Bank's corporate and middle market banking offices in both
Los Angeles and the South Bay.

Orrick received his Masters of Business Administration and his Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration from California State University,
Sacramento. During his undergraduate program, Orrick spent one year studying
international finance and economics at the University of Copenhagen. He also
completed the Pacific Coast Banking School's three-year program at the
University of Washington.

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 the best
practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More
information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 684
branches, including 352 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 62 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 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 www.bbvacompass.com, by
following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com.

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

SOURCE BBVA Compass

Website: http://www.bbvacompass.com
Contact: Jena Moreno, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713.831.5867,
jena.moreno@bbvacompass.com, Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter
 
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