Bank of Commerce Holdings Announces First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.03

   Bank of Commerce Holdings Announces First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.03  PR Newswire  REDDING, Calif., March 19, 2014  REDDING, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Eslick, President and Chief Executive Officer  of Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH) (the "Company"), a $956million bank holding company and parent company of Redding Bank of Commerce™ (the "Bank"), today announced a cash dividend of $0.03 per share for the first quarter 2014.  The $0.03 per share quarterly cash dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of March 28, 2014, and is payable on April 11, 2014.  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 commercial banking and financial services through four 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 real estate lending; (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.  Investment firms making a market in BOCH stock are:  Raymond James Financial John T. Cavender 555 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105 (800) 346-5544  Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. Brian Sullivan 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6^th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 466-8022  McAdams Wright Ragen, Inc. Joey Warmenhoven 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400 Portland, OR 97204 (866) 662-0351  Stifel Nicolaus Perry Wright 1255 East Street, Suite 100 Redding, CA 96001 (530) 244-7199  FIG Partners Mike Hedrei 1175 Peachtree Street NE #100 Colony Square, Suite 2250 Atlanta, GA 30361 (212) 899-5217  SOURCE Bank of Commerce Holdings  Website: http://reddingbankofcommerce.com Contact: Randy Eslick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Telephone Direct (530) 722-3900; Samuel D. Jimenez, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer, Telephone Direct (530) 722-3952; Andrea Schneck, Vice President and Senior Administrative Officer, Telephone Direct (530) 722-3959