Nonprofit names BBVA Compass banker its Young Executive of the Year - Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston recognizes Antonio Zamarripa

- Bank vice president helped the nonprofit chamber of commerce relocate to East End

HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Antonio Zamarripa, a vice president for BBVA Compass' Commercial Banking group in Houston, was named Young Executive of the Year by the Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston Friday night at the organization's annual gala. The Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston is a nonprofit chamber of commerce formed in 1994 by Latin American immigrant entrepreneurs.

Zamarripa joined the bank in 2011 and manages a portfolio of commercial and industrial clients, including those in the manufacturing, engineering and oil field services industries. Earlier this year, he worked with the Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston to help it relocate its offices to a 6,000-square-foot space inside a BBVA Compass branch on Harrisburg Boulevard in Houston's East End.

"In the last few years, Tony has given his time to help build a stronger Hispanic business community in Houston," said Hipolito Acosta, the chamber's chairman. "We're very thankful having him as a member and we appreciate all his efforts to find space for us where we will continue to educate, guide and serve our members."

A Brownsville native and University of Houston graduate, Zamarripa received a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Zamarripa is an active member of the chamber as well as of the Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Houston and The Entrepreneurship Institute. He is currently an event leadership committee member and supporter of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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.

SOURCE BBVA Compass



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