SOURCE: Heritage Bank of Commerce

Heritage Bank of Commerce

May 26, 2011 15:35 ET

Heritage Bank Donates 13 New Desktop Computer Systems to Alive East County After They Are Targeted in a Burglary

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - Heritage Commerce Corp. (NASDAQ: HTBK), parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, today announced the donation of 13 complete desktop computer systems, including CPU, monitor, keyboard, mice and a projector to Alive East County -- a division of Futures Explored, after their location in Antioch was burglarized last month. They lost an array of therapeutic equipment in the incident, including a Wii game console, a flat screen TV, a video projector and screen, cell phones as well as other key tools used for physical and cognitive therapies.

"When we heard about this unfortunate event our reaction was simply, what can we do to help?" stated Bill Del Biaggio, one of the principal founders of Heritage Bank of Commerce. "We are always concerned about those in our local community, but it is especially disconcerting when malicious acts such as this one occur. We hope that our donation will help Alive East County get back to the business of helping others."

Alive East County is a highly innovative program that supports adults with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Instructors and counselors at the site teach life skills, including budgeting, personal hygiene, cooking and resume writing to adults who are trying to become independent and find a job. "Before the Burglary even occurred, we were in great need of an upgrade to our computer lab," stated Dean Evans, IT Director for Futures Explored. "Thanks to Heritage's generous donation of the Pentium 4 systems as well as a new projector for the computer lab, we are able to do our advocacy work and job training and placement much more efficiently."

Alive East County also has an office location at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. To learn more about them, please visit www.futures-explored.org.

Heritage Bank of Commerce is the operating subsidiary of Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ: HTBK), a bank holding company established in February 1998, is the parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, established in 1994 and headquartered in San Jose with full-service branches in Los Gatos, Fremont, Danville, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, and Los Altos. Heritage Bank of Commerce is an SBA Preferred Lender with Loan Production Offices in Sacramento, Oakland and Santa Rosa, California. For more information, please visit http://www.heritagebankofcommerce.com

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