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BBVA Compass appoints second member to its Gadsden advisory board

- Native Gadsden resident Kay Moore worked for bank for 30 years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former banker Kay Moore has joined BBVA Compass' Gadsden advisory board.

A native of Gadsden, Moore worked her way up from teller in 1973 to becoming a commercial lender before leaving Compass Bancshares Inc. in 2007, just before BBVA purchased the bank. After working in the mortgage industry for three years, she became the director of Downtown Gadsden Inc., a nonprofit organization.

Moore has a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama. She is an active volunteer in the community and currently serves on the board of trustees of Riverview Regional Medical Center.

"I'm pleased to welcome Kay to our board," said Todd O'Brien, BBVA Compass' Gadsden and Fort Payne market president. "She knows the city and the bank well and will provide key insights for us as we focus on providing the best service and products for our customers."

She joins another distinguished community leader on the board: Roger Boatner, a certified public accountant and managing partner with Willis Boatner Pugh LLC.

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 BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 685 branches, including 350 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 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.

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

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