SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

February 08, 2011 13:30 ET

Bridge Bank Establishes $1.4 Million Banking Relationship With Food Market Management, Inc., dba The Ginger People

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - 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 Food Market Management, Inc. dba The Ginger People, has chosen Bridge Bank to be its primary business bank.

Bridge Bank recently provided the company with credit facilities in excess of $1,400,000. The company also utilized extensive Treasury Management and International Banking Services. 

"Bridge Bank offers a flexible banking relationship that we are confident can meet the changing needs of The Ginger People," said Bruce Leeson, President of The Ginger People. "Our future plans include international growth for our retail brand and the development of non-food markets for ginger. Bridge Bank's sophisticated banking products provide The Ginger People with the financing capability to fund our growth."

Food Market Management, Inc. started in 1984 as a global supplier of ginger products doing business as Royal Pacific Foods and "The Ginger People." The company remains closely held with two state-of-the-art ginger factories in Australia and California. The Ginger People's products are made with all natural ingredients such as cane sugar, honey, and spice with focus on the health benefits of ginger. The Ginger People's award-winning product range is available wholesale and through mail order.

"Food Market Management, Inc. is the ideal client for Bridge Bank," said Ryan Banta, Vice President Corporate Banking Division at Bridge Bank. "We can meet their credit needs and provide sophisticated cash management and international products that are so important to a company with a global focus."

About Food Market Management, Inc.
Owned by Royal Pacific Foods, The Ginger People brand was established in 1984. With state-of-the-art ginger factories in California and Queensland, Australia, The Ginger People prides itself in being the most innovative, quality-oriented and environmentally conscious ginger producer in the world. Visit them on the web at www.gingerpeople.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 more 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.

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