Bank of Commerce Holdings Announces Closing of Public Offering and Full Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares of Common Stock

REDDING, Calif., May 10, 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 closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase an additional 357,143 shares, at the public offering price of $10.50 per share. The exercise of the option to purchase additional shares brought the total number of shares of common stock sold by the Company to 2,738,096 shares and increased the amount of net proceeds raised in the offering, after underwriting discounts and estimated expenses of the offering, to approximately $26.8 million.

Raymond James & Associates, Inc. served as bookrunning manager and D.A. Davidson & Co. served as co-manager.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering was made by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the SEC website at www.sec.gov or by contacting: Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, (800) 248-8863 or by email at prospectus@raymondjames.com.

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.

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