September 21, 2001
To our clients and partners,
As we at Silicon Valley Bank return to our daily lives
during this difficult time, we share the sorrow felt by so
We acknowledge that the immediate tragedy was painful to all
Fortunately, our core operating business was not affected,
enabling us to remain open and assist our clients.
Empathetic to the liquidity needs of clients during the
financial markets' closure we:
- Met all client liquidity needs
- Prepared to meet additional client liquidity needs in the
event of extended market closure
- Extended grace periods for loan payments to some clients,
while to others we offered short-term loans of up to
We introduced two timely financial offerings to support
- A very Limited Fixed Income Security product through our
Client Investment (IPS) group.
- Supplemental Investment Deposit Account that required no
minimum deposit, offered at an interest rate of 3.73 percent,
and was FDIC insured up to $100,000.
Our clients' needs for help were immediate, and we were
committed to assist them throughout this national crisis. And,
as always, we stand strong, capable and ready to support our
clients in the future, even during the most challenging
We are glad to offer assistance while you assess and respond
to the impact of these recent events on your business. Please
call your relationship manager if you have any concerns about
specific financial needs.
Kenneth P. Wilcox
President and CEO
Silicon Valley Bank