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Veteran Tech Banker Robert Fernandez Joins Bridge Bank as Senior Vice President

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- 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 Robert Fernandez has joined its Technology Banking Division as senior vice president and team leader. Mr. Fernandez will be located in Bridge Bank's corporate headquarters in San Jose, where he will manage a team of technology lenders focused on growing the bank's national portfolio of technology companies, specifically within the Silicon Valley region.

"Robert's wealth of industry knowledge and experience working with technology companies and the broader tech ecosystem make him an invaluable addition to the Bridge Bank team," said Michael Field, executive vice president and division manager of Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division. "His reputation as a skilled and highly networked tech banker is excellent, and we're very pleased to welcome him to our team," Field added.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division," said Mr. Fernandez. "Bridge Bank has established a reputation as a well-respected lender and financial services provider to emerging and growth-oriented tech companies, and I look forward to supporting and extending that reputation even further," he added.

Mr. Fernandez joins Bridge Bank with 20 years of banking experience, with an emphasis on developing strategic relationships within the technology sector. Most recently he was vice president and team leader in Wells Fargo's Technology Banking Division where he was responsible for developing new relationships with venture-backed early- and growth-stage technology companies. Additionally, Robert's career includes having held senior level positions at Comerica Bank, Pentech Financial Services and Acuity Ventures, enabling him to work in-depth across many areas within the technology sector including enterprise software, networking technology, storage, security, SaaS, and cloud. Mr. Fernandez holds a B.A. in Philosophy from University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

About Bridge Bank, National Association

Recognized by The Findley Reports as a Super Premium Performing Bank, 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. Our technology Banking division provides a broad range of financial solutions to venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages of business life. 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 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

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