Capitol Bancorp Announces the Planned Divestiture of Its Interest in Texas-based Bank of Las Colinas

Aug 08, 2011, 11:30 ET from Capitol Bancorp Limited

LANSING, Mich. and PHOENIX, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Bancorp Limited (OTCQB: CBCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which all outstanding shares of Bank of Las Colinas, including the 51 percent interest held by Capitol, will be acquired by Veritex Community Bank.

Capitol's Chairman and CEO Joseph D. Reid said, "This transaction, along with several other pending sales, will generate equity capital that will be reapportioned among our affiliate banks in an effort to improve their capital ratios."  

"Over the last three years, President Gerold Hooker and the Bank of Las Colinas team have worked diligently to establish a sound banking operation in the Irving market.  We wish them future success as they continue to serve the financial needs of their community," commented Reid.

The transaction, which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in 2011.    

About Capitol Bancorp Limited

Capitol Bancorp Limited is a national community banking company, with a network of separately chartered banks with operations in 13 states. Founded in 1988, the Corporation has executive offices in Lansing, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona.

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SOURCE Capitol Bancorp Limited