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December 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST
BBVA Compass Provides Online Privacy for Customers Nationwide With Reputation.com
BBVA Compass Selects Reputation.com's MyPrivacy to Provide Online Privacy Protection to Customers and Employees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced a partnership with Reputation.com, the leader in online privacy and reputation management solutions, to provide Internet privacy solutions for BBVA Compass customers and employees. BBVA Compass, one of the top 25 largest commercial banks in the U.S. based on deposit market share, is providing customers and employees with Reputation.com's MyPrivacy solution. MyPrivacy is a patented technology solution that finds, protects, removes and monitors individuals' personal information online.

"In today's digital age, it's essential that our customers and employees have solutions that ensure privacy and protect their identity," said Jon Mulkin, consumer segment director at BBVA Compass. "MyPrivacy is an innovative and proven technology solution that offers a way to manage personal information online. MyPrivacy aligns with our core strategy to provide simple, efficient solutions and services that benefit our customers, with a focus on innovation.

Mulkin continued, "We chose to affiliate ourselves with Reputation.com based on the company's industry leadership and technological edge."

MyPrivacy removes personal, private information—such as name, address, phone number, age, financial information, date of birth and more—from hundreds of people search databases online. With MyPrivacy, users benefit from continual, automated safeguarding of their private and personally identifiable information (pii) online.

"Individuals want control of their private information online and the businesses that deliver on this are at a huge competitive advantage," said Owen Tripp, co-founder and COO at Reputation.com. "BBVA Compass is ahead of the curve—they're putting privacy first. By doing so, they improve security and bring peace of mind to their customers."

MyPrivacy is being offered in all 712 BBVA Compass branch locations and to all customers via the bank's Privacy and Security center at http://www.bbvacompass.com/personal/security/my_privacy.cfm. For more information, customers may call 1-800-COMPASS.

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 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (3rd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). 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. Compass Bank, member FDIC.

ABOUT REPUTATION.COM

Reputation.com's mission is to empower individuals and businesses to control their privacy and reputation online. Reputation.com was founded in 2006 and is the pioneer of online reputation management solutions. The company is recognized by World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2011 for its global technology leadership and innovation. The privately held company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, has an office in Germany and serves customers in more than 100 countries.

SOURCE BBVA Compass

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