Solera National Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB:SLRK), announced today that it has been selected for the Diversity Company of the Year Award. Nominations were submitted throughout the year and three finalists were selected by the ColoradoBiz Magazine’s editorial board. “We are honored to have been selected as one of the finalists for this prestigious award,” said Douglas Crichfield, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This is a reason for everyone at Solera National Bank to celebrate. We are being recognized for our commitment to diversity, not only through our hiring practices but also by the way we run our bank. We are dedicated to serving our diverse business community ‘one customer at a time’, and are focused on giving back by actively participating in a variety of community organizations.” Solera National Bank employs bilingual tellers and customer-service representatives. The bank partners with minority organizations and businesses, and supports Hispanic and minority nonprofits. It is Denver’s first and only Hispanic-, minority- and small business-focused, community-owned bank. The 2011 winner of the Diversity Corporation will be announced at the 18 th Annual Diversity in Business Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for Performing Arts. The winner of the Minority Businessperson of the Year Award will also be announced at the breakfast. ColoradoBiz has been celebrating minority businesses with an annual breakfast and awards program since 1995. For details on the 18 th Annual Diversity in Business Breakfast, visit the “events” page at www.COBIZmag.com, or contact Mike Taylor, Editor ColoradoBiz Magazine at (303) 694-5223. At March 31, 2012, Solera National Bancorp, Inc. had achieved profitability in six of the past eight quarters, with improving asset quality and strong capital levels: total risk-based capital was 20.2% and our tangible common equity ratio, excluding unrealized gains on securities, was 12.7%.
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 traditional, community, commercial bank with a specialized focus serving the Hispanic market. It prides itself in delivering personalized customer service — welcoming, inclusive and respectful — combined with leading-edge banking capabilities. The Bank is also actively involved in the community in which it serves. For more information, visit http://www.solerabank.com.