SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

May 10, 2011 13:30 ET

Hammerhead Designs, Inc. Receives $400,000 in SBA Financing From Bridge Bank

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service business bank headquartered in the Silicon Valley region of California, announced today that Hammerhead Designs, Inc. of Redwood City has secured SBA financing to support its new product line.

Working with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and utilizing the 7(a) Loan Program, Bridge Bank provided Hammerhead Designs with financing that allows the company to purchase equipment and inventory for their expansion into aftermarket products for street motorcycles.

"While the idea of a small business obtaining financing in today's economic climate may seem daunting, Bridge Bank and the SBA program really came through for us," says John Clark, Owner and President of Hammerhead Designs. "Working with Bridge Bank has been a true pleasure and their staff has demonstrated a level of support and customer service that truly goes 'above and beyond' to take care of their clients. We feel very fortunate to have been accepted into the SBA program and we couldn't have done it without the help of Bridge Bank and their commitment to see this process through with the best interests of Hammerhead Designs in mind."

Hammerhead Designs manufactures accessories for motocross motorcycles that are widely used by professional racers looking for a competitive edge as well as riders looking to improve riding comfort and motorcycle control. With its success in the motocross sector, Hammerhead Designs is developing a product line to meet the needs of the street bike community.

"Bridge Bank is excited to be working with Hammerhead Designs as they expand into a new market," said Ken Mannina, Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager of Bridge Bank's SBA Group. "As a motorcycle enthusiast, I was already familiar with their products and great reputation. Having the opportunity to help them grow their business, both domestically and internationally, is a great opportunity for the Bank."

About Hammerhead Designs
Hammerhead Designs, headquartered in Redwood City, CA, is a manufacturer of ergonomic and innovative accessories for motocross motorcycles. Hammerhead makes high quality products with a wide range of adjustability and provides gear shifters and brake pedals to the Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Professional Team of Motocross Racing. Its product line includes shift levers, brake pedals, holeshot devices, axle blocks, case savers, and throttle tubes. Learn more about Hammerhead Designs at

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

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

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