Three PrimeLending Employees Named Among Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators

Dallas, TX – August 3, 2016 - National residential mortgage lender, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company and subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) is pleased to announce that three PrimeLending loan originators have been honored with Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Awards from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).

The following are this year’s recipients:

  • Alex Varela (NMLS# 184823) of Bedford, TX
  • Oscar Reto (NMLS# 505436) of Charlotte, NC
  • Christina Arias (NMLS# 222469) of Dallas, TX

The awards are given based on the number of mortgages closed last year by individual Latino loan originators across the U.S.

“There are few things that bring me as much satisfaction as watching those in our organization flourish,” said Steve Thompson, executive vice president of national production. “These team members epitomize so much of what PrimeLending stands for, and I could not be happier to congratulate them for the hard work and commitment they’ve demonstrated serving homebuyers and their agents.”

PrimeLending is a proud partner of NAHREP, which focuses on recognizing hardworking individuals from across the real estate industry who support homeownership in the Latino community.

“At PrimeLending, we take great pride in partnering with esteemed organizations like NAHREP that share our commitment to empowering homeownership in the Latino community,” says Latonia Donaldson, PrimeLending’s Vice President and National Director of Multicultural Community Lending. “As a national mortgage lender, we believe we have a responsibility to have a profound and positive impact on all the communities we serve.”

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a national residential mortgage originator. In the last four consecutive years, PrimeLending was listed as a top 10 mortgage lender in the nation in purchase units.* Offering fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo home loans, refinancing and relocation programs, PrimeLending is authorized to make loans in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1986, PrimeLending is a member of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH). More information at

* Ranked by Marketrac® for purchase units nationally for Jan.-Dec. 2012 - 2015

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