BBVA Compass Expands Tempe and Birmingham Mortgage Operations Centers - Bank has immediate plans to hire 60 mortgage professionals

- Expansion supports bank's rapid growth in mortgage business

- Mortgage professionals sought in Arizona and Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the rapid growth of its mortgage business, BBVA Compass announced today it is expanding its mortgage operations centers in Tempe, Ariz., and Birmingham, Ala., and plans to hire 60 employees, including mortgage processors, underwriters, closers and other support staff.

"The Tempe location opened just five months ago, but it's already key to our mortgage processing operations, as is Birmingham," said Jon Mulkin, BBVA Compass consumer segment director. "They allow us to serve customers in multiple time zones across our Sunbelt footprint. Plus, both cities are rich sources of recruits."

In addition to the Birmingham and Tempe locations, BBVA Compass operates a third mortgage operations center in Laredo, Texas. When all three are fully staffed, the bank will employ approximately 430 professionals dedicated to the mortgage process, including 270 in Birmingham, 140 in Tempe and 20 in Laredo.

For more information on BBVA Compass mortgage loans, please visit www.bbvacompass.com or call 1-888-LENDING (536-3464). Individuals interested in Tempe and Birmingham job opportunities should visit www.bbvacompass.com/careers.

About BBVA Group
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 to high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of ROE and efficiency. 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.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 710 branches, including 371 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 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 Administration lenders and was named retail bank "Brand of the Year" by a Harris Poll EquiTrend® study in 2011. Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website, www.bbvacompass.com.

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

SOURCE BBVA Compass



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