Catherine Eden Joins Solera National Bank As Senior Vice President Of Risk Management/Compliance

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today announced that Catherine Eden has joined the bank's management team as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance. Eden will oversee regulatory compliance and internal audit for Solera National Bank and Solera Mortgage. Most recently, Eden was Senior Vice President and Director of Internal Audit and Compliance for F&M Bank in Clarksville, Tennessee, with assets of $805 million at June 30, 2013.

"Catherine has over 25 years experience in audit and compliance in the financial services industry. She will be an important member of the management team helping to implement our strategic growth goals while maintaining a strong risk-based audit and compliance culture," said Ray Nash, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

"This opportunity at Solera National Bank is a great fit with my experience. I am so happy to be back in Colorado in a strong institution with great Colorado vision. This position is a realization of my personal and professional goals," said Eden.

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 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
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