Raymond James Awards Community Bankers Cup to Heritage Commerce Corp; Ranks as One of the Top Community Banks in the Nation

Raymond James Awards Community Bankers Cup to Heritage Commerce Corp; Ranks as
One of the Top Community Banks in the Nation

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Commerce Corp
(NASDAQ:HTBK), the holding company (the “Company”) for Heritage Bank of
Commerce, was awarded the Community Bankers Cup by Raymond James & Associates
for operating one of the top performing community banks in the country.

“We are honored to be recognized by Raymond James as one of the top community
banks in the country, ranking us third out of 281 community banks,” said
Walter Kaczmarek, Chief Executive Officer. “The criteria used for measuring
exceptional performance during 2016 mirrors our own internal performance
metrics, including building long-term shareholder value.”

Raymond James evaluated 281 community banks on six financial performance
metrics focused on asset quality, profitability and returns: nonperforming
assets to loans and real estate owned, five-year average core deposit
percentage, net interest margin, efficiency ratio, return on average assets,
and return on average tangible common equity.  The selected banks had assets
between $500 million and $10 billion, as of December 31, 2016.

About Heritage Commerce Corp
Heritage Commerce Corp, a bank holding company established in February 1998,
is the parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, established in 1994 and
headquartered in San Jose, CA with full-service branches in Danville, Fremont,
Gilroy, Hollister, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Pleasanton, San Jose,
Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek. Heritage Bank of Commerce is an SBA Preferred
Lender. Bay View Funding, a subsidiary of Heritage Bank of Commerce, is based
in Santa Clara, CA and provides business-essential working capital factoring
financing to various industries throughout the United States. For more
information, please visit www.heritagecommercecorp.com.

Contact: Debbie Reuter/ EVP Corporate Secretary
408.494.4542

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