HOUSTON, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) did not object to its capital plan and capital actions proposed in the capital plan. BBVA Compass' capital plan includes common dividends of $200 million during the covered period, subject to approval by BBVA Compass' board of directors.
"For the fourth consecutive year the Federal Reserve did not object to our proposed capital plan and the actions proposed in the plan," said Onur Genç, president and CEO of BBVA Compass. "The results of the stress tests and review of our capital management process are a testament to the strength of our bank, our strong capital position and the disciplined approach we take to managing our risk profile."
BBVA Compass submitted its capital plan, which was approved by its board of directors, to the Federal Reserve in April 2017 as part of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) of the 34 largest U.S. bank holding companies. The capital plan includes proposed potential capital actions covering the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. This marks the fourth year that BBVA Compass has been subject to CCAR and, in each of the periods covered, has received a no-objection response by the Federal Reserve to its capital plan.
On June 22, the Federal Reserve disclosed the results of its 2017 Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) for the same 34 bank holding companies. Each of BBVA Compass' projected regulatory capital ratios exceeded the applicable regulatory minimums as defined by the Federal Reserve for all the quarters included in the nine-quarter forecasting horizon beginning January 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2019 under the hypothetical supervisory severely adverse scenario.
Additional information pertaining to BBVA Compass' CCAR and DFAST results can be found on our website at bbvacompass.com under the Investor Relations tab.
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About BBVA Group
BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it 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. More information about BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 657 branches, including 342 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 19 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 (SBA) and ranked 5th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2016. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at bbvacompass.com. For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit newsroom.bbvacompass.com.
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