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Bank of Commerce Holdings Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

REDDING, Calif., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH) (the “Company”), a $1.1 billion asset bank holding company and parent company of Redding Bank of Commerce (the “Bank”), today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,380,953 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.50 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $25.0 million. The net proceeds to the Company after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses are expected to be approximately $23.3 million (or approximately $26.8 million if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full). The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 357,143 shares of the Company's common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is serving as bookrunning manager and D.A. Davidson & Co. is serving as co-manager. The Company expects to close the transaction, subject to customary conditions, on or about May 10, 2017.

The shares will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed as a part of a shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-3.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including contributing to the capital of Redding Bank of Commerce to support its lending and investing activities, to support or fund acquisitions of other institutions or branches as and if opportunities for such transactions become available, or to repay certain borrowings.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, (800) 248-8863.

About Bank of Commerce Holdings

Bank of Commerce Holdings is a bank holding company headquartered in Redding, California and is the parent company for Redding Bank of Commerce which operates under two separate names (Redding Bank of Commerce and Sacramento Bank of Commerce, a division of Redding Bank of Commerce). The Bank is an FDIC-insured California banking corporation providing community banking and financial services through nine offices located in northern California. The Bank opened on October 22, 1982. The Company’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market and trades under the symbol “BOCH”.

Forward-Looking Statements

Bank of Commerce Holdings wishes to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This news release includes statements by the Company, which describe management’s expectations and developments, which may not be based on historical facts and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21B of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended. Future events are difficult to predict, and the expectations described above are necessarily subject to risk and uncertainty that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely. In addition to discussions about risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the Company's public filings, factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward looking statements include, among others, the following possibilities: (1) local, national and international economic conditions are less favorable than expected or have a more direct and pronounced effect on the Company than expected and adversely affect the Company's ability to continue its internal growth at historical rates and maintain the quality of its earning assets; (2) changes in interest rates reduce interest margins more than expected and negatively affect funding sources; (3) projected business increases following strategic expansion or opening or acquiring new banks and/or branches are lower than expected; (4) our concentration in lending tied to real estate exposes us to the adverse effects of material increases in interest rates, declines in the general economy, tightening credit markets or declines in real estate values; (5) competitive pressure among financial institutions increases significantly; (6) legislation or regulatory requirements or changes adversely affect the businesses in which the Company is engaged; and (7) technological changes could expose us to new risks.

Contact Information: Randall S. Eslick, President and Chief Executive Officer Telephone Direct (530) 722-3900 Samuel D. Jimenez, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Telephone Direct (530) 722-3952 James A. Sundquist, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Telephone Direct (530) 722-3908 Andrea Schneck, Vice President and Senior Administrative Officer Telephone Direct (530) 722-3959

Source:Bank of Commerce Holdings