DENVER — Friday, May 18, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined Tim Laney, President and CEO of National Bank Holdings Corp., to announce that the community bank holding company will relocate its headquarters to Colorado from Boston. The company will have offices in Greenwood Village and Denver.
“National Bank Holdings Corp. has maintained a presence in Colorado for the past year, and the positive business experience, educated workforce and strategic location led the company to choose to move its headquarters here,” Hickenlooper said. “Access to banking is critical, and we are grateful for their significant investment in our state.”
Laney and a number of senior executives will move to the Denver area, and as the company continues to grow high-wage positions will be added to its Colorado headquarters. The move is expected to be complete by the end of August.
“We appreciate all of the efforts that Gov. Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky have provided in the move of our holding company to Colorado – a state with strong economic potential, solid political leadership, and a positive business climate,” said Laney. “We believe we have been effective in creating jobs and building a very strong franchise and presence in our Midwestern markets, and we are going to bring the same level of presence, commitment, and focus to Colorado. Our holding company move from Boston to Colorado further reinforces our commitment to grow deep roots in the communities we serve.”
National Bank Holdings Corp. was created in 2009 to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high-quality client service with a focus on helping individuals, families, and small- to medium-sized businesses prosper. In 2011, National Bank Holdings Corp. acquired Bank of Choice in Greeley and Community Banks of Colorado in Greenwood Village. The company also has a strong presence in Kansas City and surrounding markets. All of National Bank Holdings Corp.’s banks focus on client-centered, relationship-driven banking.
National Bank Holdings Corp. intends to operate under the Community Banks of Colorado name in Colorado and plans to continue to grow in Colorado and complementary markets, adding more community banks to its portfolio as the right opportunities present themselves.
About National Bank Holdings Corporation
National Bank Holdings Corporation raised in excess of $1.0 billion through the sale of common stock in a private placement in late 2009, making it one of the best-capitalized holding companies in the U.S. National Bank Holdings Corporation is led by a highly experienced and accomplished management team with a successful track record of operating large and complex financial institutions. National Bank Holdings Corporation currently operates a network of 103 full-service banking centers, with the majority of those banking centers located in the greater Kansas City region and Colorado. National Bank Holdings Corporation has $6.4 billion in total assets and approximately 1,200 full-time associates.