Solera National Bank Receives Approval to Open Full-Service Branch in Denver's Cherry Creek Neighborhood

Solera National Bank Receives Approval to Open Full-Service Branch in Denver's
Cherry Creek Neighborhood

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today
announced that approval was granted from the Office of the Comptroller of the
Currency to open a full-service branch in the Cherry Creek neighborhood at 101
University Boulevard in Denver. This new branch, together with the Boulder
full-service branch, are targeted to open in the first quarter of 2014, which
will bring Solera National Bank to three full-service banking facilities and
four loan production offices in South Denver, Durango, Colorado Springs North
and Colorado Springs Downtown. In addition to traditional banking services,
this new office will also be home to Solera's Residential Mortgage Division
and several key Solera staff positions.

"We are excited about continuing our aggressive growth initiative with the
Cherry Creek location, especially on the heels of our recent Boulder
announcement. Cherry Creek is a prime market and remains a key economic center
of Denver. We expect to generate solid core deposits, build commercial
relationships, deepen our residential mortgage penetration and demonstrate our
intention of being one of the premier community banks that drives diverse
economic growth in Colorado," said John P. Carmichael, President and Chief
Executive Officer.

This will be Solera National Bank's second branch expansion since the opening
of its main office at 319 South Sheridan Boulevard in Lakewood, Colorado in

Cherry Creek and surrounding neighborhoods are some of the most desirable
residential areas in Denver. There are 90,000 multi-modal trips along 1^st
Avenue and private investment in Cherry Creek over the past decade has
positioned it as a major economic generator for the City of Denver. Cherry
Creek also offers a wide variety of employment opportunities, resulting in
over 14,500 jobs.

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 on
September 10, 2007. Solera National Bank is a high-touch, high-tech community
bank with a focus on delivering personalized customer service that is
welcoming, inclusive and respectful to small and medium-sized businesses, with
particular emphasis on the Hispanic market. By serving emerging businesses
that are leading growth in their respective communities, Solera envisions a
growing and diverse Colorado economy. For more information, visit

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