SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, today announced that they donated two vans; one to the Tri-Valley YMCA and the other to Open Heart Kitchen. The bank donated the vans, previously used for courier pickup, to these local charities as part of their commitment to giving back to non-profits in their communities.

"As a community business bank, we are committed to the communities we serve. We have a strong desire to give back, and hopefully these vans will make an immediate difference to the YMCA and Open Heart Kitchen," said Bill Del Biaggio, one of the principal founders of Heritage Bank of Commerce. The Tri-Valley YMCA, located in Pleasanton, serves Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Sunol. This community based non-profit is dedicated to building spirit, mind, and body of individuals and families throughout Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties. "This is a very generous contribution from Heritage Bank, and we are so grateful. This van will be used to move supplies and needed materials from our location to program sites all over the Tri-Valley." said Kelly O'Lague-Dulka, executive director for the YMCA. "Heritage Bank of Commerce continues to show its commitment to the community, and we couldn't be happier to receive their generosity." For more information about the YMCA visit Open Heart Kitchen, located in Livermore, offers free nutritious meals to hungry neighbors in need. They depend solely on financial support from the community, and expect to serve more than 180,000 meals this year. "Cathy Raty and her team at the Pleasanton office are always so generous and this donation is no exception," says Linda McKeever, executive director for Open Heart Kitchen. "This van will enable us to move food from our main location and pick up supplies from donors. We are very excited to have been chosen as the recipient of the van." To learn more about Open Heart or to volunteer visit Heritage Bank of Commerce is the operating subsidiary of Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), 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 with full-service branches in Los Gatos, Fremont, Danville, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, and Los Altos. Heritage Bank of Commerce is an SBA Preferred Lender with Loan Production Offices in Sacramento, Oakland and Santa Rosa, California. For more information, please visit

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