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Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Announces Commencement of Common Stock Offering

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:BDGE), the parent company of The Bridgehampton National Bank, today announced it has commenced an underwritten public offering of approximately $50.0 million of its common stock. The Company also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares sold in the offering.

Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering. The shares will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement and prospectus filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Form S-3 (File No. 333-210245).

The Company expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to support organic growth, the pursuit of strategic acquisition opportunities and other general corporate purposes, including contributing capital to The Bridgehampton National Bank.

Additional Information Regarding the Offering
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, which is made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related base prospectus, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The Company has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus and prospectus supplement) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Prospective investors, including current shareholders interested in participating in the offering, should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents that the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offering. Investors may obtain copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering without charge by visiting the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, or from Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10020, Attn: Syndicate Operations, or by phone at 1-866-805-4128, or Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by phone at 1-800-966-1559.

About Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company engaged in commercial banking and financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank ("BNB"). Established in 1910, BNB, with assets of approximately $3.83 billion, operates 40 retail branch locations serving Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area. In addition, BNB operates two loan production offices: one in Manhattan, and one in Riverhead, New York. Through its branch network and its electronic delivery channels, BNB provides deposit and loan products and financial services to local businesses, consumers and municipalities. Title insurance services are offered through BNB's wholly owned subsidiary, Bridge Abstract LLC. Bridge Financial Services, Inc. offers financial planning and investment consultation.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which Bridge Bancorp, Inc. operates, management’s beliefs and assumptions made by management. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any duty and does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Contact: John M. McCaffery Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer (631) 537-1001, ext. 7290

Source:Bridge Bancorp, Inc.