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BBVA Hires Citigroup’s McNamara, WestLB’s Pasamontes for Loans

March 12, 2012

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA), Spain’s second-largest bank, said it hired Kim McNamara from Citigroup Inc. (C) and Victor Pasamontes from WestLB AG for its loan business.

McNamara joined the lender’s London office as a senior loan originator for corporate lending, northern Europe, including the U.K. and Germany, the Bilbao, Spain-based bank said in an e- mailed statement today. McNamara reports to Janin Campos, head of corporate lending Europe and head of global loan syndication.

Pasamontes joined BBVA’s loan syndicate and sales group in London to cover structured finance transactions in northern Europe, according to the statement. The team is headed globally by Horacio Martinez, BBVA said.

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