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									                                                                            PRESS RELEASE
                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 29, 2001

Daniel P. Myers                                 Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley Names Stephen T. Yim as Senior Vice President
President & CEO                                                  and Manager of Pan Asia Business Group
Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley, N.A.
                                              Santa Clara, California – May 29, 2001 -- Daniel P. Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer
Allan C. Kramer, M.D.                 of Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley, today announced that financial industry veteran Stephen T. Yim has been
Chairman                              named the bank’s Senior Vice President and Manager of its Pan Asia Business Group.
Investor                                       “Stephen is a key addition to our executive team at Bridge Bank,” said Mr. Myers. “He brings more
                                      than 16 years of financial industry and venture capital experience to our new endeavor, and has special
Richard M. Brenner                    knowledge of Asian banking, technology trends and preferences, especially in the Silicon Valley and the Pan
Director                              Asia regions.
The Brenner Group, Inc.
                                               “I am very excited to join a team of professionals that understand the Silicon Valley business
David V. Campbell                     model”, said Mr. Yim, “ This is an excellent opportunity to build a bank that can add value to our clients
Director                              banking relationship through sharing of our experience in the commercial and technology lending world, and
Costella Kirsch, Inc.
                                      our extensive contacts in the venture capital community”.
Julie Mei-Ling Chen                           The Pan Asia Business Group will provide customized banking solutions to Asian-owned small,
                                      middle-market, and emerging businesses in Silicon Valley. The Group will offer unique depository accounts,
Improv Systems, Inc.
                                      customized loan products, strategic advisory services, and the most advanced internet-accessed cash
Howard Lee                            management system available in the region.
Financial Consultant                           Previously, Mr. Yim was a Director for the Santa Clara office of CDIB Venture Investment (USA)
                                      Ltd., a wholly owned venture capital subsidiary of the China Development Industrial Bank, based in Taipei.
Charles Lau                           He held that position for two years, and was responsible for setting up and managing the investment firm’s
Director                              Silicon Valley office and its portfolio.
Venture Capital
                                              Before coming to CDIB Venture Investment (USA) Ltd., Mr. Yim worked at New York-based
William H. Simon                      Bluestone Capital Partners, L.P., where he held the title of Vice President for the Asian Business Group. He
Director                              was responsible for opening the firm’s West Coast and Silicon Valley office, as well as expanding investment
Professor of Law,                     and merchant banking operations on the West Coast and Asia.
Stanford University
                                               From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Yim served as Vice President for Silicon Valley Bank’s Pacific Rim
Barry A. Turkus                       Practice, where he acted as the liaison between the Asian venture capital community and other Asian
BT Commercial                         investment sources, such as corporate and angel investors.
                                                Earlier, from 1994 to 1995, Mr. Yim served as Relationship Manager and Vice President in the San
                                      Jose regional office of Citibank. In that position, he coordinated overall activities of business development in
Contacts:                             the Silicon Valley, especially in the Asian business community.

Allan C. Kramer, M.D.
                                             Prior to joining Citibank, Mr. Yim served as Assistant Vice President and Account Officer at
Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley, N.A.   Sumitomo Bank of California in the Mountain View, Calif., office from 1990 to 1994.
                                               Mr. Yim is a former President of the Asian Business League of Silicon Valley, and has served on the
                                      board of the Asian Business Association in San Francisco.
Daniel P. Myers
Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley, N.A.
                                                Mr. Yim holds an undergraduate degree from University of Hawaii and resides in San Jose.
408-556-8302            About Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley
                                      Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley is Santa Clara County's newest full-service business bank. The bank is dedicated to
Thomas York
                                      meeting the financial needs of small and middle market businesses in Silicon Valley. Bridge Bank provides clients with a
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408-364-1121                          comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. Visit Bridge                  Bank on the Web at
                                                                                  Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley, N.A.
                                                                                        2120 El Camino Real
                                                                                   Santa Clara, California 95050
                                                                                     Telephone: (408) 423-8500
                                                                                      Facsimile: (408) 423-8520

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