Corporate Governance

Effective corporate governance is essential for maintaining the public trust and achieving business success. SVB is committed to sound oversight consistent with the best interests of our stockholders, ethical business principles and the letter and spirit of the law. SVB is also diligent about ensuring its compliance with the requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and reporting our financial results objectively and accurately.

This Web site is designed to provide you with important information about our corporate governance policies and practices, as well as relevant organizational and contact information for our key oversight bodies.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors has adopted clear corporate governance policies, and is committed to providing oversight of our corporate governance process. The corporate governance guidelines established by the Board of Directors provide the framework for the governance of SVB and are reviewed annually. The charter of each Board committee clearly establishes its role and responsibilities.

SVB actively communicates and enforces its Code of Conduct applicable to its employees, officers and directors, which we adhere to closely. We also have in place procedures for anonymous submission of employee complaints about any internal behavior, including accounting practices and audit controls. As of September 3, 2019, our prior standalone Code of Ethics expressly for our principal executive officers and senior financial officers was integrated into our Code of Conduct.

SVB maintains the highest standards of business ethics and corporate responsibility. We invite you to click on any of the links below to learn more about our key corporate governance practices.

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