SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

January 25, 2010 19:30 ET

Bridge Bank Co-Sponsors Fundraiser for the American Red Cross

Funds Target Local Silicon Valley Chapter

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced today that it will join The Brenner Group and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as co-sponsors of a poker tournament to raise funds for the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter.

Together, the three sponsors will invite the venture capital community to support the American Red Cross by participating in the poker tournament to take place at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California, on March 10, 2010. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter.

"The American Red Cross is so pleased that Bridge Bank and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have joined The Brenner Group's effort to raise money for the life-saving services and programs that the Silicon Valley Chapter provides in our local community, and we look forward to working with them to make this event a success," says Barb Larson Larkin, CEO, American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter.

About American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter

Founded in January 2009 with the merger of the Palo Alto Area and Santa Clara Valley chapters, the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Clara County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.siliconvalley-redcross.org or call us at 1-877-727-6771.

About The Brenner Group, Inc.

The Brenner Group® is one of the technology community's leading diversified professional services firms. Our core offerings include interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations, and financial advisory services. Since 1987 more than 1,000 companies have trusted The Brenner Group® with their finance and accounting needs. We are the premier resource for interim financial management within venture capital portfolio companies, and our market-leading Valuations Group has provided hundreds of independent third-party valuations for IRC 409A and SFAS 123(R) compliance. We are a leading advisor to financially distressed companies that need restructuring assistance, and are a preferred resource for conducting asset sales of IP or technology assets as part of the restructure process. In addition, our Financial Advisory Group can also supply high value investment banking services for small and mid-market technology companies. www.thebrennergroup.com

About Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol BBNK. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.

About Bridge Bank, N.A.

Bridge Bank, N.A. is Silicon Valley's full-service professional business bank. The Bank is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle-market and emerging technology businesses. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. Visit Bridge Bank on the web at www.bridgebank.com.

About Orrick

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. The firm's 22 offices are located in Beijing, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, New York, Orange County, Paris, Portland, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

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The reader should refer to the more complete discussion of such risks in Bridge Capital Holdings' annual reports on Forms 10-K and quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.