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Bridge Bank Recognized as a "2013 Super Premier" Performing Bank by The Findley Reports

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/14 -- 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, announced today that it has been designated a "Super Premier" performing bank by The Findley Reports for the seventh time. The Findley Reports, a highly regarded consulting and reporting firm for the financial industry, has been recognizing the performance of California banking institutions for over 40 years.

Every year, The Findley Reports recognizes certain high performing banks as "Super Premier", "Premier", and "Commendable" based upon their operating results. Out of 129 banks recognized in 2013, Bridge Bank is one of only 60 performers to be recognized as "Super Premier." Banks are rated on four basic components: growth, return on beginning equity, net operating income as a percentage of average assets, and loan losses as a percentage of gross loans.

"We're pleased to recognize Bridge Bank for their "Super Premier" performance for 2013," said Gary Steven Findley, editor of The Findley Reports. "This achievement, in addition to their recognition as one of 11 "Exceptional" banks we recognized in 2013, further validates the consistency we have seen in their strong performance," he added.

"To be recognized as a "Super Premier" performing bank by The Findley Reports for the seventh time is yet another indication of our collective ability to execute on our strategic plan, and in a variety of economic circumstances," said Daniel P. Myers, president and chief executive officer of Bridge Bank and Bridge Capital Holdings. "We continually strive to add value to our clients' businesses by offering them the solutions they need to thrive in today's ever changing business environment, and owe our success to the personal investment of our bankers in that mission," he added.

About Bridge Bank, National Association

Recognized by The Findley Reports as a "Super Premier" performing bank for seven years, and designated "Superior" by BauerFinancial 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 from across many industries a better way to bank. We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages -- from inception to IPO and beyond. 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 and treasury 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 2012 "Sm-All Stars" - a select group of 25 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.

Learn more at the new www.bridgebank.com. Follow us @BridgeBank.

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.

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