Greater Bay Bancorp Receives The 2001 Small Business Bank of the Year Award From the Export-Import Bank

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Greater Bay Bancorp

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Bay Bancorp, a
 financial services holding company (Nasdaq: GBBK), announced that it has
 received the 2001 Small Business Bank of the Year Award from the Export-Import
 Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).  The award recognizes the successful
 contribution by the Company's International Banking Division to the U.S.
 export efforts and U.S. job creation.
     "We are extremely pleased to have received this award from the Ex-Im
 Bank", stated David L. Kalkbrenner, President and Chief Executive Officer of
 Greater Bay Bancorp.  "This award is a further recognition of our commitment
 to relationship banking in the greater San Francisco Bay markets that we serve
 by assisting small- and medium-sized exporters to successfully compete in
 global markets."
     Tony Oriti, Senior Vice President and Manager of Greater Bay Bancorp's
 International Banking Division, commented, "We are very honored to have been
 selected by Ex-Im Bank as the recipient of this national award.  We will
 continue to work with Ex-Im Bank to provide local companies who export U.S.
 goods with customized solutions in the financing of their foreign
 receivables."
     As an Ex-Im Bank high-level delegated authority lender, Greater Bay
 Bancorp expeditiously provides exporters with Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed working
 capital financing.  Since 1999, when the Company became active in the Ex-Im
 Bank's working capital guarantee program, the Company has provided over
 $18 million in Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed credit facilities supporting exporters
 selling products to Latin America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
     "Greater Bay Bancorp's active use of Ex-Im Bank programs has provided
 millions of dollars in Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed financing to small businesses
 that need these programs to effectively compete in difficult foreign markets,"
 said Ex-Im Bank Chairman James A. Harmon.
     The International Banking Division of Greater Bay Bancorp provides
 importers and exporters involved in international trade with the Pacific Rim,
 Europe and other parts of the world with cost-effective ways to manage and
 minimize risk in overseas transactions.  For more information on our
 International Services and Ex-Im Bank, call Tony Oriti at 415-782-8610.
     Greater Bay Bancorp through its ten subsidiary banks, Bank of Petaluma,
 Bank of Santa Clara, Bay Area Bank, Bay Bank of Commerce, Coast Commercial
 Bank, Cupertino National Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Mid-Peninsula Bank, Mt.
 Diablo National Bank and Peninsula Bank of Commerce, along with its operating
 divisions, serves clients throughout Silicon Valley, San Francisco, the San
 Francisco Peninsula, the East Bay Region, the North Bay Region and the Central
 Coastal Region.
 
     Safe Harbor
     This document may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those projected.  For a discussion of factors that could cause actual
 results to differ, please see the publicly available Securities and Exchange
 Commission filings of Greater Bay Bancorp, including its Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and particularly the discussion of
 risk factors within such documents.
     For investor information on Greater Bay Bancorp at no charge, call our
 automated shareholder information line at 1-800-PRO-INFO (1-800-776-4636) and
 enter code GBBK.  For international access, dial 1-201-432-6555.
 
 

SOURCE Greater Bay Bancorp
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Bay Bancorp, a
 financial services holding company (Nasdaq: GBBK), announced that it has
 received the 2001 Small Business Bank of the Year Award from the Export-Import
 Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).  The award recognizes the successful
 contribution by the Company's International Banking Division to the U.S.
 export efforts and U.S. job creation.
     "We are extremely pleased to have received this award from the Ex-Im
 Bank", stated David L. Kalkbrenner, President and Chief Executive Officer of
 Greater Bay Bancorp.  "This award is a further recognition of our commitment
 to relationship banking in the greater San Francisco Bay markets that we serve
 by assisting small- and medium-sized exporters to successfully compete in
 global markets."
     Tony Oriti, Senior Vice President and Manager of Greater Bay Bancorp's
 International Banking Division, commented, "We are very honored to have been
 selected by Ex-Im Bank as the recipient of this national award.  We will
 continue to work with Ex-Im Bank to provide local companies who export U.S.
 goods with customized solutions in the financing of their foreign
 receivables."
     As an Ex-Im Bank high-level delegated authority lender, Greater Bay
 Bancorp expeditiously provides exporters with Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed working
 capital financing.  Since 1999, when the Company became active in the Ex-Im
 Bank's working capital guarantee program, the Company has provided over
 $18 million in Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed credit facilities supporting exporters
 selling products to Latin America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
     "Greater Bay Bancorp's active use of Ex-Im Bank programs has provided
 millions of dollars in Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed financing to small businesses
 that need these programs to effectively compete in difficult foreign markets,"
 said Ex-Im Bank Chairman James A. Harmon.
     The International Banking Division of Greater Bay Bancorp provides
 importers and exporters involved in international trade with the Pacific Rim,
 Europe and other parts of the world with cost-effective ways to manage and
 minimize risk in overseas transactions.  For more information on our
 International Services and Ex-Im Bank, call Tony Oriti at 415-782-8610.
     Greater Bay Bancorp through its ten subsidiary banks, Bank of Petaluma,
 Bank of Santa Clara, Bay Area Bank, Bay Bank of Commerce, Coast Commercial
 Bank, Cupertino National Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Mid-Peninsula Bank, Mt.
 Diablo National Bank and Peninsula Bank of Commerce, along with its operating
 divisions, serves clients throughout Silicon Valley, San Francisco, the San
 Francisco Peninsula, the East Bay Region, the North Bay Region and the Central
 Coastal Region.
 
     Safe Harbor
     This document may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those projected.  For a discussion of factors that could cause actual
 results to differ, please see the publicly available Securities and Exchange
 Commission filings of Greater Bay Bancorp, including its Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and particularly the discussion of
 risk factors within such documents.
     For investor information on Greater Bay Bancorp at no charge, call our
 automated shareholder information line at 1-800-PRO-INFO (1-800-776-4636) and
 enter code GBBK.  For international access, dial 1-201-432-6555.
 
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