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Bridge Capital Holdings Promotes Debra Bradford to Executive Vice President

Ms. Bradford to Assume Roles of Chief Governance Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/12 -- Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, announced today the promotion of Ms. Debra Bradford to the position of executive vice president and chief governance officer. Additionally, Ms. Bradford will assume the role of chief accounting officer as well as continue in the role of corporate secretary.

"I am pleased to recognize Debra's expanding role within Bridge with this well deserved promotion," stated Tom Sa, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bridge Capital Holdings. "She has provided thoughtful and steady counsel to management and the board as corporate secretary, and her roots in accounting, finance, corporate planning and reporting, and mergers and acquisitions are the perfect foundation for her to continue to enhance the company's governance, accounting, and reporting practices going forward."

Ms. Bradford joined Bridge in 2006 as its senior vice president and accounting and financial reporting officer. Since that time, she has accepted increasing responsibilities including those of corporate secretary and special regulatory compliance officer.

"I am very excited to take on an expanded role with Bridge," stated Ms. Bradford. "Bridge has always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance and financial reporting, and my goal is to ensure that our shareholders have the highest level of confidence in the integrity of our operations, financial statements, and disclosure."

Prior to Bridge Capital Holdings, Ms. Bradford served in a number of finance related positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and controller of corporate development with Greater Bay Bancorp, vice president and controller of Eldorado Bancshares, senior corporate auditor with First Nationwide Bank, and supervising senior accountant with KPMG.

Ms. Bradford holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from California State University, Sacramento, graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School, and holds a CPA certificate.

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, National Association
Bridge Bank, N.A. was founded in 2001 as a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley to meet the unique and varied needs of small and middle market businesses from across many industries, and at all stages -- from inception to IPO and beyond -- with an emphasis on corporate banking and emerging technology companies. Bridge Bank's team of highly-qualified, experienced business bankers create customized solutions to assist entrepreneurs, business owners and managers to reach their goals. For additional information, visit the Bridge Bank website 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 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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