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BBVA Compass Announces Launch of Native Application for Blackberry PlayBook

HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today launched a native application for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. The free mobile application will allow users to check balances, view posted and pending transactions, view check images, transfer funds between BBVA Compass accounts and locate BBVA Compass branches.

"At BBVA Compass, we are committed to providing our customers access to their accounts via their preferred mobile device," said Alex Carriles, BBVA Compass senior vice president and director of mobile banking and internet strategies. "Our goal is to fully utilize the capabilities of each unique mobile platform, thereby creating the best possible user experience."

Chris Causey, BBVA Compass vice president and mobile services manager, added, "We realize to meet our customers' needs, we have to embrace new platforms, especially in the mobile industry." 

BBVA Compass is the first U.S.-based financial institution to develop a native application for the BlackBerry® PlayBook and is one of a few financial institutions with a native application for BlackBerry® smartphones. BBVA Compass also offers native mobile banking applications for the iPad® and iPhone® mobile digital devices as well as the Android™ mobile technology platform

For more information on additional BBVA Compass Mobile Banking applications, visit http://bbvacompass.com/go/mobile. BlackBerry® and BlackBerry PlayBook™ are trademarks of Research in Motion Limited Corporation Canada; iPad® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple, Inc.; and Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

ABOUT BBVA COMPASS

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 712 branches including 374 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 36 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 (4th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the nation's leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, earning 'Lender of the Year' honors in 2009 and 2010. Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website www.bbvacompass.com.

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a financial services group with approximately $800 billion in total assets, 48 million clients, 7,400 branches and approximately 110,000 employees in more than 30 countries. BBVA ranks among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the world based on market capitalization and 17th in Global Finance magazine's list of the "World's 50 Safest Banks" for 2011. BBVA provides its customers around the world with a full range of financial services, including commercial and wholesale banking, retail banking services, consumer loans, mortgages, credit cards, securities brokerage, wealth management, pension plan management and insurance. The BBVA Group maintains a leadership position in Spain, Mexico, Latin America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States, as well as operations in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.

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

SOURCE BBVA Compass

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