Bridge Bank Becomes Financial Partner

Bridge Bank Becomes Financial Partner to Great Place to Work Institute

SAN JOSE, CA, May 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Bridge Capital Holdings, whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that its Corporate Banking Division has welcomed Great Place To Work Institute, headquartered in San Francisco, as a new client.

"An increasing number of companies around the world have been turning to us to help them transform their organizations," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, chief executive officer of Great Place to Work Institute. "As a result, we needed access to capital to help support our growth. Bridge Bank offered us a flexible solution that we're very pleased with." Over the past decade, the institute has expanded its affiliate network to over two dozen European and Latin American countries, and most recently to Nigeria and the UAE.

"We're very impressed with the team at Great Place to Work Institute," said Martin Kriegler, senior vice president in Bridge Bank's Corporate Banking Division. "Not only does their business model have tremendous opportunities for continued worldwide growth, they provide a valuable service that can make a lasting, positive impact on the performance of their clients' businesses." Bridge Bank provides credit solutions to privately-held and venture-backed companies who need access to growth capital to enable their plans for expansion.

Founded in 1991, Great Place to Work Institute has based its consultative services on the result of 25 years of research and millions of employee surveys regarding issues such as company culture, performance and productivity. The institute focuses on helping companies to build a high degree of internal trust, which it views as the single most important element of a great workplace.

Bridge Bank's Corporate Banking Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of small and middle market companies through its branches in San Jose and Palo Alto, and its multiple business offices located throughout the Bay Area. Its lending services include lines of credit, commercial credit cards, equipment and acquisition financing, and an array of corporate banking and treasury management solutions.

About Bridge Capital Holdings Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association -- a full-service professional business bank dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle market and emerging technology businesses. 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 www.bridgecapitalholdings.com or www.bridgebank.com .

About Great Place to Work Institute Great Place to Work is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves business, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. In the US, Great Place to Work produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list and Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published by Entrepreneur.com. Join the movement of Great Place to Work at www.greatplacetowork.com .

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SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

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