SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

March 27, 2015 09:00 ET

Bridge Bank Recognized as a Top Performing Bank of 2014 by SNL Financial

Top Performing Bank of 2014 Recognition Marks Bridge Bank's Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2015) - SNL Financial, a leading provider of financial information on more than 6,500 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy, recently released its ranking of 2014's Top 100 Best Performing Banks. Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, was named on the list as one of the 100-best performing community banks among those with assets between $500 million and $5 billion.

"In 2014, our team was intently focused on building our franchise and continuing to add value to our client relationships -- the outcome of that combined effort was another great year of performance for Bridge Bank and our shareholders," stated Dan Myers, president and chief executive officer of Bridge Bank and Bridge Capital Holdings. "Our story is not only about growth, but also about consistency in our financial performance and risk management, which this recognition acknowledges," added Myers.

SNL ranked the best-performing community banks using six core financial performance metrics that focus on profitability, asset quality and growth for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014. The metrics used were: return on average tangible assets before tax, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans, adjusted Texas ratio, efficiency ratio, net interest margin and loan growth. SNL measured each company's standard deviation from the mean of each metric. The standard deviations, which are equally weighted, were added together to calculate a performance score for each company.

For the ranking of banks with between $500M and $5B, SNL ranked companies at the bank holding company level if consolidated data was reported; otherwise, the commercial bank subsidiary was used. Thrifts were excluded, and companies that have parents with assets above $5 billion were also excluded. Based on these criteria, 784 companies were eligible for the top 100 ranking of banks with assets between $500 million and $5 billion.

About Bridge Bank, National Association

Recognized by The Findley Reports as a "Super Premiere Performing Bank" and designated "Superior" by Bauer Financial and IDC, Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses, and emerging technology companies, from across many industries a better way to bank. Our 6 banking groups provide a broad range of financial solutions to venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages of growth. It's how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition. Bridge Bank's product offering includes growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, venture debt, and a suite of banking services including treasury and cash management solutions, along with a full line of international products and services and financing secured by domestic, government and foreign receivables. Learn more at the new www.bridgebank.com. Follow us @BridgeBank.

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. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to Sandler O'Neill's Class of 2014 "Sm-All Stars" -- a select group of 35 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2.5 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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.