SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

September 15, 2008 16:30 ET

Bridge Bank Sponsors 2nd Annual AlwaysOn/Morgan Stanley Going Green Conference

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association announced today its ongoing sponsorship and participation in the AlwaysOn/Morgan Stanley Going Green Conference. This event is being held September 15 - 17, 2008, at the Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, CA.

"Bridge Bank was one of the first banks to focus on Green and Clean Tech," said Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, AlwaysOn. "They have been a key partner for us for Going Green and their ability to provide great banking and partnership services is a significant benefit for the entrepreneurs and companies as well as the investors who will be attending the conference."

The two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities. The event's goal is to provide entrepreneurs and companies with a platform to share their innovations with their peers and potential investors and service providers in the Green/Clean Tech global industry.

Seven hundred greentech CEOs, business development officers, eminent researchers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend GoingGreen. Thousands of webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program. Executives attend GoingGreen to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships and create new business opportunities.

"Green Tech is the wave of the future," said Mike Field, Executive Vice President and Division Manager of the Bridge Bank Technology Banking Division. "Once again, AlwaysOn is providing a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, companies, investors, bloggers, and service providers here, around the country, and overseas to meet and interact. Bridge Bank is happy to partner with AlwaysOn and we look forward to being a part of GoingGreen."

At the conference, the AlwaysOn editors will also honor the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the GoingGreen 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in the "CEO Showcase."

About the Bridge Bank Technology Banking Division

With a growing nationwide web of offices and a correspondent banking network that stretches world-wide, we serve venture- and non-venture-backed companies from inception to IPO's. Bridge Bank 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 our 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. Visit Bridge Capital Holdings on the web 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to the safe harbors created by that Act. Forward-looking statements describe future plans, strategies, and expectations, and are based on currently available information, expectations, assumptions, projections, and management's judgment about the Bank, the banking industry and general economic conditions. These forward looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward looking statements.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) competitive pressures in the banking industry; (2) changes in interest rate environment; (3) general economic conditions, nationally, regionally, and in operating markets; (4) changes in the regulatory environment; (5) changes in business conditions and inflation; (6) changes in securities markets; (7) future credit loss experience; (8) the ability to satisfy requirements related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulation on internal control; (9) civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts, or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this type; and (10) the involvement of the United States in war or other hostilities.

The reader should refer to the more complete discussion of such risks in Bridge Capital Holdings reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q on file with the SEC.