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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria adds new executive director

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Bilbao, Spain - May 30, 2013, Bilbao, Spain - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria announced the appointment of Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo as new executive director.

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Mr. Gonzalez-Paramo has more than 30 years of experience in the academic and financial worlds, in public and private institutions. He is joining the parent company’s board as an executive director. He will also take on the task of chairing a new International Advisory Board. He was a member of the board of directors and of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB). During his time at the ECB he was head of market operations and instrumentation of monetary policy.

Mr. Gonzalez-Paramo also performed other functions at the ECB including research & studies, risk management, statistics & information systems, and banknote. Prior to his appointment at the ECB he was a member of the governing council and the executive commission of the Bank of Spain from 1994 to 2004. He is professor of Economics at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid since 1988 and a lecturer at IESE Business School since 2012.

From 1985 to 1994 Mr. Gonzalez-Paramo was an economics adviser to various public and private entities, including the Spanish Ministry of Economy & Treasury, the Bank of Spain, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the Bank of International Settlements as an ECB representative.

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