Silverado Financial Hires Top Producer as Branch Manager for New East Bay Office

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Silverado Financial, Inc. (OTCBB:SLVO) announced today that it has hired a top producing mortgage broker to manage its new office in Rockridge/Emeryville, California. Silverado's new manager brings with him a seasoned team of mortgage professionals, who produced approximately $20,000,000 in loan originations during 2003.

This team specializes in purchase business further expanding Silverado's penetration into this market. "A" paper refinancing will continue to slow down as rates move up, but purchase business continues to be strong, as does the Company's core sub-prime lending business.

Peter Barkman, Silverado's Vice-President and Western Regional Manager stated, "We expect big things from the addition of the new team members. They bring a level of experience and professionalism that I expect to be contagious throughout the organization, especially with all our new trainees."

"The hiring of this group further diversifies our client base and increases our market penetration in the San Francisco Bay Area. I look forward to finishing the year ahead of our revenue projections," stated John E. Hartman, Silverado's President and Chief Executive Officer.

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