SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

December 03, 2009 13:00 ET

Bridge Bank to Participate in Annual Emerging Technology Awards

Presented by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced today its participation in the annual Emerging Technology Awards event presented by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The event is being held on Thursday, December 3rd, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

"The companies honored at the Emerging Tech Awards represent the economic future of the Valley and are an inspiration to all companies operating in this challenging environment," said Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal publisher James MacGregor. "We look forward to working with Bridge Bank to make this event a success."

The goal of the Emerging Technology Awards is to recognize the innovations and significant accomplishments of technology-oriented companies in Silicon Valley. The Emerging Technology Awards will honor companies in 11 categories that are making valuable progress in the advancement of current technologies or are on the cutting edge in pursuing new and emerging technologies. The 22 finalists will be displaying their product and/or product information at individual exhibit tables during the pre and post receptions where attendees can meet and interact with the companies and their innovators.

"Bridge Bank and the Silicon Valley Business Journal have been partners since the Bank opened," said Daniel P. Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Capital Holdings and Bridge Bank. "We are happy to be a part of this great event honoring the companies and innovators that make our Valley the unique place that it is."

About Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal was recently recognized as a winner in the General Excellence category by its parent company, American City Business Journals. The Business Journal is the Valley's premier source of business news, and decision makers in Silicon Valley's fastest growing companies choose them as their preferred resource for the latest breaking news and information. For more information, visit the Business Journal on the web at

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

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

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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.