SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

January 20, 2011 16:30 ET

Bridge Bank Extends $2 Million in Financing to Sungevity, Inc.

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 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 it has provided a $2,000,000 line of credit to Sungevity, Inc. The financing will be used to support and expand the company's operations.

"Sungevity is excited about placing our growing banking needs in the hands of Bridge Bank," said Charles Ferer, Chief Financial Officer of Sungevity. "Bridge has an experienced group of executives that understand the unique banking needs of the clean tech industry in general and solar in particular."

Sungevity, Inc. is a venture-backed company that has designed a low cost Solar Lease Program for homeowners in partnership with premier solar system providers. The program has been successfully implemented in hundreds of homes throughout the western United States and the company plans expansion to the east coast.

"Bridge Bank is proud to play a part in the success of Sungevity," said Dan Pistone, Senior Vice President of Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Group. "This financing allows us to continue our support in the advancement of renewable energy, which is a priority for our company."

Sungevity has been awarded the prestigious Diamond Certified award by the American Ratings Corporation (ARC) and rated "Highest in Quality". Sungevity is a Certified Bay Area Green Business and won the award in the Renewable Energy: Distributed Solar category from the San Francisco Business Times in 2009 for its leadership in solar installation and innovative remote solar design process.

About Sungevity
Sungevity has designed a unique online sales process to make it easy and affordable for homeowners to go solar. Sungevity's Solar Lease offer gives most customers savings from the start. For many the electricity bill savings start immediately and increase over time. Sungevity has an easy online "iQuote" process, which enables Sungevity to use satellite images and aerial photography to assess customers' roofs remotely and accurately determine the homes' solar potential. This allows the company to furnish thousands of customers with a firm proposal to use solar power with no capital cost within 24 hours. For additional information, visit www.sungevity.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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