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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT - Solera National Bancorp, Inc.exhibitcarmichaelresignati.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2014 (October 3, 2014)
Solera National Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
319 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80226
(Address and telephone number of principal executive offices)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 3, 2014, John P. Carmichael notified Robert J. Fenton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company"), via an email that he was resigning from the Board of Directors of the Company, effective as of that date. Mr. Carmichael did not serve on any committees of the Board of Directors of the Company at the time of his resignation. Mr. Carmichael indicated that he was resigning as a result of disagreements with Mr. Fenton regarding operations of the Company. Mr. Carmichael's resignation followed his termination for cause by the Board as CEO and President of the Company and its bank, Solera National Bank, as of July 14, 2014 and the appointment of Mr. Fenton to those same positions as of July 15, 2014, all of which was reported in an 8-K filed by the Company on July 18, 2014.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
 (d) Exhibits
99.1 Resignation Letter of John Carmichael

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Solera National Bancorp, Inc.
Date: October 9, 2014
/s/ Robert J. Fenton
Robert J. Fenton
President & Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit Number                    Description                            
99.1                        Resignation Letter of John P. Carmichael