SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

December 13, 2010 13:30 ET

Bridge Bank to Participate in AlwaysOn's Annual Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2010

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced today its participation in the fourth annual Silicon Valley Venture Summit presented by AlwaysOn. This event is being held December 13-15, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California.

"We are excited to be partnering with Advanced Equities as well as our existing sponsors on this latest edition of Venture Summit West," said Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor of AlwaysOn. "With an economy in a state of turmoil, the innovators and investors here in the Valley are being looked to for continued contributions to a recovery in 2011. Our partner Bridge Bank and its Technology Banking Team have been, and will continue to be, a great 'go to' banking source for both the company and its investors."

Venture Summit Silicon Valley will highlight the significant economic, political, and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. The Venture Summit estimates they will have more than 400 in attendance and will feature the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers, and research analysts in keynote presentations and panel debates. The Venture Summit will also host 14 Best of Breed CEO Showcases handpicked from the AlwaysOn annual Top 100 Private Company List and 36 other qualified six-minute CEO pitches from companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers.

Bridge Bank officers will be at the event and serving as panelists for the CEO Showcases. Ed Lambert, Senior Vice President, Technology Banking Division at Bridge Bank, will be making the introductory speech for Keynote Speaker Kevin Surace, Chairman and CEO of Serious Materials. "The Venture Summit conference gives all of us in the Valley Tech community an opportunity to meet and share ideas and this will be the most relevant summit yet," said Mike Field, Executive Vice President and Manager of the Technology Banking Division at Bridge Bank.

About AlwaysOn
The AlwaysOn Network is transforming the media business by providing its readers with an open and participatory editorial environment. Borrowing from the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AO was launched in 2003 and has emerged as a leader in the "open media" revolution. The network's content focuses on the sweet spots in the technology markets where innovation is disrupting behavior and creating new business opportunities.

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 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.

About Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division
With a growing nationwide web of offices and a correspondent banking network that stretches worldwide, we serve venture-backed and non venture-backed companies from inception to IPO. Bridge Bank's product offering includes growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities 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.

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 can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements describe future plans, strategies and expectations. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available information, expectations, assumptions, projections, and management's judgment about the Company, the banking industry and general economic conditions. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, nor should they be relied upon as representing management's views as of any subsequent date. Future events are difficult to predict, and the expectations described above are necessarily subject to risk and uncertainty that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely.

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.