Capitol Bancorp Announces the Sale of Bank of Las Colinas

Jan 15, 2010, 09:27 ET from Capitol Bancorp Limited

LANSING, Mich. and PHOENIX, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capitol Bancorp Limited (NYSE: CBC) announced today that it has entered into a stock redemption agreement with Bank of Las Colinas to sell its 51 percent interest in the bank.  

Capitol's Chairman and CEO Joseph D. Reid said, "We are pleased to have another opportunity to strengthen our consolidated equity and core capital ratios and also enable Bank of Las Colinas to retain its autonomy and secure additional local ownership."  

"It has been rewarding to work with President Gerold Hooker and the Bank of Las Colinas team," commented Reid.  "Their proven banking skills and industry knowledge have contributed to the bank's early success and will be assets as they move into the future."

The transaction is expected to be completed in 2010.    

About Capitol Bancorp Limited

Capitol Bancorp Limited (NYSE: CBC) is a $5.4 billion national community banking company, with a network of separately chartered banks in 17 states. Founded in 1988, Capitol Bancorp Limited has executive offices in Lansing, Michigan, and Phoenix, Arizona.

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