SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced today its participation in the America's Growth Capital (AGC) Seventh Annual West Coast Emerging Growth Conference. This two day event is being held February 14-15, 2011, at the Westin San Francisco Market Street hotel in San Francisco, California. 

"Bridge Bank has been a valued source of referrals and also a great solutions-based bank for our clients to whom we have referred them," said M. Benjamin Howe, Chief Executive Officer of AGC.

The conference provides a premier opportunity for the 1,000+ attendees (PE/VC/Debt/Institutional investors and other service providers) to meet and connect with more than 300+ fast-growing emerging growth companies with median revenues of $25 million. Also attending will be corporate development executives from leading acquirers with past representative from Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NSA, Oracle, Symantec, SAP, Tellabs, and The Walt Disney Company to name a few. 

"Bridge Bank is focused on serving emerging growth companies in the technology sector. We have enjoyed a close working relationship with AGC for many years," said Paul Gibson, Senior Vice President and Technology Market Manager of Bridge Bank. "We are pleased to participate in another great event sponsored by our friends at AGC."

The first day of the conference, Monday the 14th, will focus on the information security sector and will serve as a kick-off for the week-long conference. The second day of the conference, Tuesday the 15th, will focus on other hot companies in emerging growth sectors. Tom A. Sa, Chief Financial Officer of Bridge Capital Holdings, will be participating as a panelist to discuss the topic 'Current Trends in Technology Financing.' The conference programs will include thought-provoking keynote addresses by industry leaders, panel discussions on the most relevant topics of the day and company presentations delivered by executives of leading public and private emerging growth companies.

About America's Growth Capital
America's Growth Capital is a national, emerging growth focused investment bank founded by seasoned growth sector specialists with experience at leading boutique and bulge bracket investment banks. The firm's strategy and business model are tailored for today's dynamic and competitive emerging growth capital markets. The partnerships that AGC develops with their clients -- emerging growth companies and growth-oriented private equity and institutional investors -- are built on the principles of hard work, creativity and honesty. AGC's best-in-class capabilities and breadth of services will fully address their needs.

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

About Bridge Bank's Technology Banking 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.

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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.