Jenkins, Reichen, Ziel and Pomeroy, of Solera National Bank, Win the 2013 Five Star Mortgage Professional Award

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today announced that Lonnie Jenkins, 4 year award winner, Kerrin Reichen and Nora Ziel, 3 year award winners and Liana Pomeroy, 2 year award winner are part of a select group, representing fewer than 7% of the mortgage professionals in the Denver area to be selected for this year's Five Star Mortgage Professional Award.

"We are proud of this distinction received by our Five Star Mortgage Professionals again this year," said Kathy Stout, Executive Vice President, Residential Mortgage of Colorado, a Division of Solera National Bank. "Lonnie, Kerrin, Nora and Liana have helped hundreds of families secure funding for new home purchases and lower their monthly payments with custom refinancing options. They deliver with prompt and individualized service, keeping them at the top of the Denver and Boulder markets."

Five Star Professional partnered with Denver's 5280 Magazine to recognize this select group of Denver area mortgage professionals who provide quality services to their clients. They will be featured in a special section of the September issue.

About the Five Star Professional research process

Now entering its 11th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States and Canada to identify premium service professionals. Five Star Professional contacts thousands of homebuyers to identify candidates and measure their client satisfaction levels. Phone, mail and online respondents rate their mortgage professional on criteria such as overall satisfaction and referability. Candidates are also evaluated on objective criteria including experience, production levels and disciplinary and complaint history. Mortgage professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. For more information, visit

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

CONTACT: SOLERA NATIONAL BANK ROBERT J. FENTON, EVP & CFO (303) 202-0933 LISA DOWIS, VP MARKETING (303) 937-6417Source:Solera National Bancorp, Inc