Lisa Dowis Joins Solera National Bank as Vice President of Marketing

LAKEWOOD, Colo., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today announced that Lisa Dowis has joined the bank's management team as Vice President of Marketing. Dowis will be heading up corporate marketing and will initially be heavily focused on marketing the bank's residential mortgage division. Most recently, Dowis was the Marketing Manager of The Bank at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"Lisa comes to us with an extensive sales and marketing background, with over six years specifically in the banking industry. She will be an important part of the management team that will assist Solera National Bank in achieving important growth goals," said Douglas Crichfield, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The banking industry is currently undergoing many changes through consolidations and technological advancements, and Solera National Bank is well-positioned in the market to capitalize on these changes. Lisa's business experience, enthusiasm and expertise will help our team navigate this change."

A strategic planner, Lisa started her own company, Krisalis Productions, along with three other partners in 2012, while also at The Bank at Broadmoor. This production company developed a women's event that utilized a proven personal planning process to help over fifty women not only solidify their personal goals, but develop a targeted way to realize these goals. "The experience of starting my own company, and the personal goals I developed during my own planning process were a great fit with Solera's strong customer service culture, community vision and financial health. This position is truly a realization of these goals," said Dowis.

Solera's total assets were $169.2 million at March 31, 2013. Solera recently reported net income of $181,000, or $0.07 per share, in the first three months of 2013, compared to a loss of $39,000, or $0.02 per share, in the like period a year ago. In the third quarter of 2012, Solera National Bank was recognized as the "Diversity Corporation of the Year" by ColoradoBiz magazine, for their focus and service to the diverse business community in Denver.

About Solera National Bank – 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.

CONTACT: SOLERA NATIONAL BANK DOUGLAS CRICHFIELD, PRESIDENT & CEO (303) 937-6429 ROBERT J. FENTON, EVP & CFO (303) 202-0933Source:Solera National Bancorp, Inc