BBVA Compass adds three new members to its Dallas advisory board

       BBVA Compass adds three new members to its Dallas advisory board

- Executives will join 16 other advisory board members

- Leaders' expertise will support local business development efforts

- New board members are active in the community

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2014

HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --BBVA Compass has added three new
members to its Dallas advisory board to support the bank's business
development activities in the market.

"We are excited to continue to grow our Dallas advisory board, which now
boasts 19 local leaders," said Key Coker, BBVA Compass Dallas market
president. "These executives bring to our board significant expertise in a
broad range of industries, and community knowledge that will be valuable as we
continue to expand."

New advisory board members:

  oWanda Granier is CEO and majority owner of BridgeWork Partners, a
    Dallas-based human resources recruiting firm. She also serves as the
    chairman of the board for the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
    Granier was given the 2014 Minority Business Leader Award by the Dallas
    Business Journal for her work promoting the development of minority
    businesses. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and
    attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

  oHattie Hill is a global leadership development expert and president & CEO
    of the Women's Foodservice Forum, the nation's largest professional
    organization focused on advancing women leaders in the food service
    industry. For more than 30 years, Hill and her team have provided
    leadership development for senior executives at Fortune 500 companies
    globally. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Arkansas State

  oBill Vanderstraaten is the co-founder of Chief Partners LP, a commercial
    real estate investment company based in Dallas. Vanderstraaten was a Fund
    1 partner at Thackeray Partners, a real estate private equity firm, with
    prior experience including the management of the Dallas office of
    CarrAmerica Realty Corp. Vanderstraaten has a bachelor's degree from
    Southern Methodist University.

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

About BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 673
branches, including 342 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 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 recently earned the
top ranking with customers in American Banker's 2014 annual reputation survey
of the top 25 largest U.S. retail banks. Additional information about BBVA
Compass can be found at, by following @BBVACompassNews on
Twitter or visiting

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


Contact: Jena Moreno, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713.831.5867,, Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter
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