Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., a diversified financial company, operates in the traditional banking businesses of retail banking, asset management, private banking and wholesale banking. Segments The company’s six segments include the following: Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, Eurasia, Mexico, South America, and United States. Spain The Spain segment includes all of the company’s banking and non-banking businesses in Spain, other than those included in the Corporate Center area and Real Estate Activity in Spain. The main business units included in this segment are as follows: Spanish Retail Network: Spanish Retail Network includes the segments of individual customers, private banking, small companies and businesses in the domestic market; Corporate and Business Banking (CBB): CBB manages small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), companies and corporations, public institutions and developer segments; Corporate and Investment Banking (C&IB): C&IB is responsible for business with large corporations and multinational groups and the trading floor and distribution business in Spain; and Other units: Other units include the insurance business unit in Spain (BBVA Seguros), and the Asset Management unit, which manages Spanish mutual funds and pension funds. Real Estate Activity in Spain This segment provides specialized and structured management of the real estate assets accumulated by the company as a result of the economic crisis in Spain. It includes primarily lending to real estate developers and foreclosed real estate assets. Eurasia This segment covers the retail and wholesale banking businesses of the company in the rest of Europe and Asia. It also includes the company’s stakes in the Turkish bank Garanti and the Chinese banks, China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited and CITIC International Financial Holdings Ltd. Mexico The Mexico segment comprises the banking and insurance businesses conducted in Mexico by the BBVA Bancomer financial group. South America The South America segment manages the company’s banking and insurance businesses in the region. The business units included in the South America segment are as follows: Retail and Corporate Banking includes banks in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Insurance businesses includes insurance businesses in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela. United States This segment encompasses the company’s business in the United States. This segment also covers the assets and liabilities of the BBVA office in New York, which specializes in transactions with large corporations. Regulations The company is a bank holding company within the meaning of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. As such, the company is subject to the regulation and supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Federal Reserve). The company also is required to obtain the prior approval of the Federal Reserve before acquiring, directly or indirectly, the ownership or control of more than 5% of any class of voting securities of any U.S. bank or bank holding company. The company’s U.S. bank subsidiary, Compass Bank, and its U.S. branch is also subject to supervision and regulation by a variety of other U.S. regulatory agencies. In addition to supervision by the Federal Reserve, the company’s New York branch is licensed and supervised by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Compass Bank is an Alabama state-chartered bank, is a member of the Federal Reserve System, and has branches in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. Compass Bank is supervised and inspected by the Federal Reserve and the State of Alabama Banking Department. In addition, certain aspects of Compass Bank’s branch operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas are subject to inspection by the respective state banking regulators in such states. Compass Bank is also a depository institution insured by, and subject to the regulation of, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC). The company’s indirect U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary, BBVA Securities Inc. (BSI), is subject to regulation and supervision by the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with respect to its securities activities, as well as various U.S. state regulatory authorities. Additionally, the securities underwriting and dealing activities of BSI are subject to regulation and supervision by the Federal Reserve. Competition The Banco Santander Group is the company’s major competitor. History Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. was founded in 1988.
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