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Press Release

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 IBC Bank Sponsors Las Americas Golf Tournament for Third Consecutive Year 

IBC Bank and San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau collaborate on tournament to foster economic development and tourism


World-renowned golfer, Lorena Ochoa, and IBC Bank-San Antonio President and CEO Mike Sohn at the Las Americas Golf Tournament on Nov. 20, 2012. IBC Bank was the title sponsor of the tournament for the third consecutive year.


(Nov. 20, 2012) SAN ANTONIO – IBC Bank was the title sponsor of the third annual Las Americas Golf Tournament that took place in San Antonio, Texas today at the Westin La Cantera Resort. The tournament was hosted by IBC Bank and the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau as a means to strengthen tourism to the Alamo City by Mexico-based visitors, and foster economic development through business networking opportunities.

“As a border-based financial institution, we are proud to join the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau in celebrating the bond between the U.S. and Mexico,” IBC Chairman and CEO Dennis E. Nixon said. “We are thrilled to be a title sponsor of the Las Americas Golf Tournament because it provides a vibrant networking venue for business people on both sides of the border and is a natural extension of IBC’s ‘We Do More’ philosophy.”

The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau leverages the Las Americas Golf Tournament to promote San Antonio as a premier golf destination for international visitors.

"As with all great events, we needed to find a partner that believed in our vision for Las Americas. For three years, we have found that in IBC Bank. Their commitment to exceptional service and strong ties to both Mexico and San Antonio make them an ideal partner as we continue to strengthen our relationships with and awareness in Mexico," said Casandra Matej, executive director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

World-renowned golfer, Lorena Ochoa, is again participating this year by conducting a golf clinic at the Las Americas Golf Tournament. All proceeds will benefit her foundation, “Ayudar es Posible.”

Since its founding in 1966 to meet the needs of small businesses in Laredo, Texas, IBC Bank has developed and maintained lasting relationships with businesses and industry leaders in Mexico. As a key participant in international trade, IBC sees Mexico as an integral partner in the success and growth of the nation’s cross-border commerce.

IBC’s dedication to international ties and focus on Hispanic outreach and influence has resulted in numerous recognitions throughout the years. In September 2011, the bank was named one of the top 20 Latino-owned businesses by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, Hispanic Business magazine ranked IBC as the largest Hispanic-owned business in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States based on revenue. In 2008, the bank was the recipient of the United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce Good Neighbor Award, given for the bank’s continued commitment to commercial relations between Mexico and the United States.

About IBC Bank

IBC Bank is a division of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $12.1 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 215 facilities and more than 335 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. International Bancshares Corporation was named one of the nation’s 100 most trustworthy companies by Forbes in 2012. More information is available at www.ibc.com. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore.

About the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, a department of the City of San Antonio, is funded through the hotel/motel occupancy tax. The bureau is a marketing, sales and service organization dedicated to the promotion of San Antonio as a meetings and visitor destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city's economy.