Greg Bianchi Joins Solera National Bank as Commercial Banker

Greg Bianchi Joins Solera National Bank as Commercial Banker

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today
announced the addition of Gregory J. Bianchi as Vice President, Commercial
Banker. As part of the commercial lending team, Bianchi will primarily be
responsible for cultivating Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for the
bank in the Denver area.

"We are pleased to have Greg join our commercial lending group. His depth of
experience in SBA lending complements our existing team, and we look forward
to leveraging his vast skill-set to better serve the needs of our customers,"
said John Carmichael, President and CEO. "Greg has a strong track record of
developing loans and full depository relationships with customers, which is an
important element of our growth strategy." Most recently, Bianchi was Vice
President, Business Development Officer in Denver for T Bank, headquartered in
Dallas, Texas.

Bianchi brings a wealth of knowledge to the position with over 11 years of
banking experience throughout Colorado, primarily focused in commercial
banking and business development. In the last year and a half, Bianchi has
been developing SBA 7(a) and 504 loan opportunities in the Denver metro area.
With Solera National Bank's Preferred Lender status, SBA loans will continue
to be a primary focus for Bianchi. He is a graduate of the University of
Colorado at Boulder and has post-graduate professional management training
from the Western States School of Banking and the School of Banking at the
University of Colorado. Bianchi is licensed in both credit and lending.

In addition to his board involvement with the Western States School of
Banking, Bianchi is active with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and
Economic Development Group. He is very involved in both family and community,
volunteering his time with Junior Achievement and Mountain Gorilla
Conservation Fund.

About Solera National Bancorp, Inc.

Solera National Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 to organize and serve
as the holding company for Solera National Bank which opened for business in
2007.Solera National Bank is a high-touch, high-tech community business bank
delivering personalized customer service that is welcoming, inclusive and
respectful with particular emphasis on the Hispanic market.As a preferred
Small Business Administration Lender and superior mortgage provider, Solera
embraces emerging communities, one individual, one family and one business at
a time.For more information, visit

         John Carmichael, President & CEO
         Robert J. Fenton, EVP & CFO
         The Cereghino Group
         IR CONTACT: 206-388-5785
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