Sandi Moninger Joins Solera National Bank As Vice President Of Human Resources

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today announced that Sandi Moninger has joined the bank's management team as Vice President of Human Resources. Moninger will guide and manage all human resource functions for the company. She has over 17 years experience as a Human Resource professional and 13 years specifically in the financial services industry.

"Sandi will be an important member of the management team helping to establish an employee-oriented, high-performance culture able to attain our strategic growth goals and objectives," said John P. Carmichael, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With Sandi's track record of being a strategic business partner as well as an advocate for the company's employees, she has the right experience to help ensure the future success of Solera National Bank."

Moninger noted: "This opportunity at Solera National Bank is an excellent fit with my previous experience. I feel that the ability to work with each employee and develop relationships at a smaller company like Solera allows me to have a greater overall impact on the company's success."

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 September of 2007. Solera National Bank is a community bank serving emerging businesses in Lakewood, Colorado with five additional loan production offices in South Denver, Boulder, Durango, north Colorado Springs and downtown Colorado Springs. At the core of Solera National Bank is welcoming, inclusive and respectful customer service, a focus on supporting a growing and diverse Colorado economy, and a passion to serve the Hispanic community through service, education and volunteerism. For more information, please visit
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