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Bridge Bank Expands Southern California Technology Banking Practice

James Crumpton Joins Loan Production Office in Irvine, California

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, one of the fastest-growing full-service business banks in California and the Nation, announced today that technology lending veteran James Crumpton has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager of its Southern California Region Technology Banking Loan Production Office. The office is located at the Spectrum Center in Irvine, CA.

"James is well known for providing financial solutions to technology companies in Southern California," said Michael Field, Bridge Bank's Executive Vice President and Manager of the Technology Banking Division. "His background and experience will allow Bridge Bank to service its growing base of technology clients in that region as well as assist the expansion of our technology banking practice nationwide."

Mr. Crumpton has over 25 years of commercial banking, cash management, and investment experience and has served technology and life science companies in the Southern California market. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Mr. Crumpton served as Chief Credit Officer with Hercules Technology Growth Capital where his responsibilities included risk management, underwriting, and management of a portfolio of venture debt relationships with emerging growth venture-backed and publicly-held technology companies. Previously, he held senior positions with Comerica Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.

"Technology and life science companies need a banking partner who can provide them with creative financial solutions that expand as their operations grow. This requires a collaborative approach to determining client needs, a broad menu of products and services, and the highest degree of client service," said Mr. Crumpton. "Bridge Bank has a solid track record in this regard, and I look forward to representing them in the Southern California region."

Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division offers a full range of banking products and cash and treasury management services to emerging and later-stage technology and life science companies. The Bank offers short and long term credit solutions including equipment, growth capital, asset-based, invoice-based, purchase order, vendor assurance, and bridge financing. The Bank also offers a complete suite of international credit products including foreign exchange, letters of credit, and EX-IM financing as a Delegated Authority Lender with the Export Import Bank of the United States. To assist clients with cash management and treasury management needs, Bridge Bank offers state-of-the-art Internet business banking and investment options in its Bridge Investment Services Group.

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 is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol BBNK. Visit Bridge Capital Holdings on the web 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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