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BBVA Compass appoints two new members to its San Antonio advisory board

- Dr. Alfonso Chiscano performed heart surgeries for nearly four decades

HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Zachry Holdings Inc. senior vice president Kenneth Oleson and retired cardiac surgeon Dr. Alfonso Chiscano have joined BBVA Compass' San Antonio advisory board.

A native of the Canary Islands, Chiscano earned his medical degree in Spain before moving to the United States in the 1960s to practice medicine in several hospitals. He ran his own private practice as a cardiac surgeon in San Antonio from 1972 until 2007. He is a senior member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association and the Bexar County Medical Society.

Oleson was a senior vice president at San Antonio-based Zachry, where he led negotiations for the company involving project finance arrangements and was active in acquisitions. Before joining Zachry, he worked as an executive with leading energy firms. Oleson has served on several local boards and is now the finance committee chair of the Briscoe Western Art Museum's board.

"I'm pleased to welcome Dr. Chiscano and Mr. Oleson to our growing board," said Andrea Smith, BBVA Compass' San Antonio city president. "They both know the city well and will provide key insights for us as we focus on providing the best service and products for our customers."

Oleson and Chiscano join other distinguished community leaders on the board, including: Clark Boddy, a real estate advisor; James Pfirrmann of BlueBonnet Capital Mortgage and Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties; Jason Reyes of Reyes Automotive Group; Jonathan Starr of Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP; and Jack Stein of Hanke, Green & Stein.

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.

SOURCE BBVA Compass

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