SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association announced today its Technology Division's ongoing sponsorship and participation in the AlwaysOn/STVP Stanford Summit Conference. This event is being held July 22 - 24, 2008, at the Arrillaga Center at Stanford University.

The Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries. The Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The event's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

At the Summit, the editors of AlwaysOn will also honor the AO Global 250 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Global 250 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in the "CEO Showcase."

Over a thousand technology, media and entertainment CEOs, business development officers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will be attending. Over 20,000 webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program.

"The opportunity to meet the people at Bridge and learn about their ability to provide great banking and partnership services is another great value-add the Stanford Summit provides to the companies, investors and partners who attend our conference," said Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, AlwaysOn.

"The AlwaysOn/Bridge Bank relationship has been a mutually beneficial and close partnership for over four years. We look forward to yet another great opportunity for Bridge Bank to reach out and work with companies, investors, and partners here in Silicon Valley, around the country, and overseas," said Mike Field, Executive Vice President, Manager of Technology Banking.

About Bridge Bank Technology 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.

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. 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

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 describe future plans, strategies, and expectations, and are based on currently available information, expectations, assumptions, projections, and management's judgment about the Bank, the banking industry and general economic conditions. These forward looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward looking statements.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) competitive pressures in the banking industry; (2) changes in interest rate environment; (3) general economic conditions, nationally, regionally, and in operating markets; (4) changes in the regulatory environment; (5) changes in business conditions and inflation; (6) changes in securities markets; (7) future credit loss experience; (8) the ability to satisfy requirements related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulation on internal control; (9) civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts, or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this type; and (10) the involvement of the United States in war or other hostilities.

The reader should refer to the more complete discussion of such risks in Bridge Capital Holdings reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q on file with the SEC.