Dale Carnegie Training® Presents Its Leadership Award to BBVA Compass

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Birmingham, Ala. (July 25, 2012) – Dale Carnegie Training®, one of the world's leading human resources and management consulting organizations, today presents its prestigious Leadership Award to BBVA Compass, a leading U.S. banking franchise that ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share.

Dale Carnegie Training of Alabama

Dale Carnegie Training of Alabama

“We are delighted to recognize BBVA Compass for its ongoing commitment to the development of a corporate culture that fosters trust-based empowerment at all levels of the organization,” Peter Handal, Chairman & CEO, Dale Carnegie Training

Dale Carnegie Training® established the international award in 1985. It is given to a company that places special emphasis on the development of its human resources, innovation and organizational creativity for the purposes of achieving its business objectives. Awarded companies recognize and use human resources management in tandem with their technology and are major contributors to the development of their countries' economy and society. Wal-Mart Corporation, Syngenta and Hearst Newspapers are among the award recipients.

Presenting the award for Dale Carnegie is Chairman & CEO, Peter V. Handal.

“We are delighted to recognize BBVA Compass for its ongoing commitment to the development of a corporate culture that fosters trust-based empowerment at all levels of the organization,” Handal said. “In BBVA Compass we recognize those qualities that separate the truly great companies: commitment to providing excellent service and quality products to their customers, dedication to their employees’ growth and understanding of the value of employees, and a sense of obligation that compels them to a high level of community involvement. It is for these reasons that we want to acknowledge and recognize BBVA Compass as a truly formidable organization.”

Executive Director of Talent Management & Training Lonnie Hayes of BBVA Compass will accept the award on behalf of the bank.

“The Leadership Award is a great honor,” Hayes said. “We know that employees are our most valuable resource, so we want to help them excel. Dale Carnegie Training helps us do that by strengthening the communication skills of our people and teaching them how to be effective leaders.”

About Dale Carnegie Training®
Dale Carnegie Training® partners with middle market and large corporations as well as organizations to produce measurable business results by improving the performance of employees with emphasis on leadership, sales, team building and interpersonal relations, customer service, public speaking and presentations and other essential management skills. The courses are available in 30 languages throughout the world; they cover the entire United States and reach over 85 countries. Dale Carnegie Training® includes as its clients 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. Approximately eight million people have experienced Dale Carnegie Training®.

Dale Carnegie’s corporate specialists work with individuals, groups and organizations to design solutions that unleash your employees’ potential, enabling your organization to reach the next level of performance. Dale Carnegie Training® offers public courses, seminars and workshops, as well as in-house customized training, corporate assessments, online learning and one-on-one coaching.

Dale Carnegie Training® in Birmingham, AL is offered locally by Covert & Associates. Operating in Alabama since 2004, Covert & Associates is committed to creating an ever-expanding group of satisfied clients whose lives and businesses are improving due to partnering with us. We are in the business of improving the performance of companies by improving the performance of their people. For more information about Dale Carnegie Training®, please call Nancy Covert at 205.444.5011 or visit http://www.birmingham.dalecarnegie.com

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 710 branches, including 369 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 79 in Arizona, 65 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 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, http://www.bbvacompass.com.

BBVA Compass is part of the 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 toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of return on equity 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 best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at http://www.bbva.com.

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