SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

December 01, 2008 16:30 ET

Bridge Bank to Sponsor and Participate in AlwaysOn 2nd Annual Venture Summit Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, today announced that its Technology Banking Division is again sponsoring the 2nd Annual Venture Summit Silicon Valley put on by AlwaysOn.

It is estimated that 500 institutional investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, research analysts, financial and technology media and corporate buyers will attend the event. Venture industry executives attend the Summit to identify and debate emerging investment opportunities in venture and private equity, private growth companies, and build high-level relationships with technology and green-tech corporate buyers.

"The Venture Summit's goal is to match growth company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities," said AlwaysOn CEO Tony Perkins. "Our editors will also honor the AO Top Dealmakers and the annual AO Industry Analyst All-Star team. We look forward to the usual close level of partnership with Bridge Bank and its Technology Banking Team for another successful conference."

Ed Lambert, a Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Bridge Bank, will be a panelist for the 'Best of Breed CEO Showcase' with presentations from companies that were hand-picked from the AlwaysOn annual Global 250 private company list. Mr. Lambert will also be a panelist for the thirty-six CEO six-minute pitches from companies seeking early-stage through later-stage capital or potential acquirers.

"With the 2nd Annual Summit, AlwaysOn once again delivers a premier venue for Bridge Bank to meet and interact not only with great companies, but great individuals from all of the key investment and service groups that work in Technology," said Mike Field, Executive Vice President and Manager of the Bank's Technology Banking Division. "We look forward to working with them and to participating in the CEO Showcases."

The conference begins with a reception on Monday night, December 1st. It will run from Tuesday, December 2nd through Wednesday, December 3rd. Tickets are still available and can be purchased through www.alwayson-network.com or at the conference. In addition to Mike Field and Ed Lambert, Scott Chamberlin, Senior Vice President and Technology Market Manager with Bridge Bank will also participate in the conference.

About the Bridge Bank Technology Banking Division

With a growing nationwide web of offices and a correspondent banking network that stretches world-wide, the Bridge Bank Technology Banking Division serves venture and non-venture backed companies from inception to IPO. Bridge Bank's product offerings include growth capital loans, equipment financing, working capital and treasury management solutions along with a full line of international products and services and financing secured by domestic, government and foreign receivables. In today's virtual world, virtually anywhere you do business, you can count on Bridge Bank's responsive, personalized service.

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 http://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 and middle market companies, and emerging technology businesses in Silicon Valley, Northern California, and the Nation. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. For additional information, visit the Bridge Bank website at http://www.bridgebank.com.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (OnMedia NYC, Venture Summit East and West, On Hollywood, the Broadband Digital, Stanford Summit, and Going Green) and quarterly print "Blogozine." No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this press release. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to successfully execute its business plans and achieve its objectives; changes in general economic, real estate and financial market conditions, either nationally or locally in areas in which the Company conducts its operations; changes in interest rates; new litigation or changes in existing litigation; future credit loss experience; increased competitive challenges and expanding product and pricing pressures among financial institutions; legislation or regulatory changes which adversely affect the Company's operations or business; loss of key personnel; changes in accounting policies or procedures as may be required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other regulatory agencies; and the ability to satisfy requirements related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulation on internal control.

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.