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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for theShareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 25, 2019.SVB FINANCIAL GROUPMeeting Type: Annual MeetingFor holders as of: February 25, 2019Date: April 25, 2019 Time: 4:30 p.m., Local TimeLocation: 3005 Tasman DriveSanta Clara, CA 95054You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.E57348-P16520
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Voting Items TheBoard of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 01) Greg W. Becker 02) Eric A. Benhamou 03) John S. Clendening 04) Roger F. Dunbar 05) Joel P. Friedman 06) Kimberly A. Jabal 07) Jeffrey N. Maggioncalda 08) Mary J. Miller 09) Kate D. Mitchell 10) John F. Robinson 11) Garen K. Staglin The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals: 2. To approve our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate cumulative voting in director elections. 2. To approve our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate cumulative voting in director elections. 4. To approve our 2006 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, to reserve an additional 2,500,000 shares of common stock for issuance thereunder and extend the expiration date of the Plan to April 24, 2029. 5. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal: 6. A stockholder proposal regarding political contributions reporting. E57350-P16520
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