Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has added Eduardo Aguirre Jr. to the board of Compass Bancshares Inc., its U.S. retail banking arm.Mr. Aguirre, a former Bank of America Corp. executive, has held prominent positions on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years. He was the U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra under the George W. Bush administration.

He retired in 2001 as the president of B of A's international private bank. He has also served as the director of Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the acting chairman and chief executive of the Export-Import Bank.

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