BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. closes $750 million senior notes offering

June 29, 2017

HOUSTON, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Compass Bank has closed the sale of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of its 2.875 percent unsecured senior notes (Senior Notes). The Senior Notes were sold at a price of 99.847 percent of par.

BBVA Compass corporate logo (PRNewsFoto/BBVA Compass)

The Senior Notes will mature on June 29, 2022, and will bear interest at a rate of 2.875 percent per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on June 29 and December 29 of each year, beginning on December 29, 2017. Compass Bank intends to use the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes and as a source of diversification of its funding base.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, BBVA Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering of the Senior Notes.

Additional information pertaining to BBVA Compass' fixed income issuances can be found on our website at 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

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 For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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For further information: Christina Anderson, External Communications, Tel. 205 524 5214,, Ed Bilek, Investor Relations, Tel. 205 297 3331,

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