Bridge Bank Provides $6 Million Credit Facility to Fortress International Group

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - 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 it recently provided a $6 million line of credit to Fortress International Group (OTC: FIGI).

"We turned to Bridge Bank as a partner for this line of credit after several frustrating experiences with other banks, who did not fully appreciate our business and its potential. They were flexible, professional, and efficient, and we appreciate the confidence that Bridge Bank demonstrated in our service portfolio," said Anthony Angelini, CEO, Fortress International Group. "As Fortress continues to execute our strategic business plan, this line of credit provides an additional source of liquidity for our investments and working capital requirements, and we believe that it will serve as a solid foundation to assist our expected future growth," Angelini added.

"When Fortress International Group came to us, they were disappointed with recent experiences they had had with other banks," said Paul Gibson, senior vice president and market manager for Bridge Bank's East Coast Technology Banking Division. "We were able to work quickly to learn about Fortress's business, assess their needs, and tailor this flexible credit solution in just under six weeks. We are confident in the company's new leadership and firmly believe that Fortress is poised for success. We are delighted to be a part of their new success story," Gibson added.

About Fortress International Group, Inc.

Fortress International Group, Inc. is leading mission-critical facilities into a new era of maximum uptime and efficiency. Fortress provides consulting and engineering, construction management and 24/7/365 site services for the world's most technology dependent organizations. Serving as a trusted advisor, Fortress delivers the strategic guidance and pre-planning that makes every stage of the critical facility lifecycle more efficient. For those who own, lease or manage mission-critical facilities, Fortress provides innovative end-to-end capital management, energy, IT strategy, procurement, design, construction, implementation and operations solutions that optimize performance and reduce cost.

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 www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.

About Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle market, and emerging technology businesses located throughout the U.S. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division serves 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.

For additional information, visit the Bridge Bank website at www.bridgebank.com or follow us @BridgeBank.

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