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BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio wealth management market executive

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

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 www.bbva.com.

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 www.bbvacompass.com.

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

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