SVB Financial Group Sponsors 2006 California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women

Company news  |  September 25, 2006

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 25, 2006 - SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB) announced today its sponsorship of the 2006 California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women, which will be held on September 26, 2006 in Long Beach, California. SVB Financial Group will send a delegation of its female employees to participate in the day-long event to represent the company and its commitment to building better communities in the geographies in which it operates.

The conference, which calls on women to make significant contributions through volunteerism and community service, will feature more than 60 world-renowned speakers and panelists, including authors, reporters and business executives, who will address the issues and topics most important to women today. This year's special guest speaker at the event will be His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"SVB Financial Group continuously seeks out opportunities to engage our employees in activities that help to better serve our communities," said Lynda Ward Pierce, head of Human Resources for SVB Financial Group. "Our participation in this conference allows us to demonstrate our commitment to those values and learn new ways to support and encourage community leadership among our employees."

This event marks SVB Financial Group's second year as a sponsor and participant of the conference. The theme of this year's conference, which attracts 11,000 women, is "Connect Today, Seize Tomorrow."

About SVB Financial Group
For more than 20 years, SVB Financial Group, the parent company of SVB Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Alliant, SVB Analytics, SVB Capital and SVB Global, has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. SVB Financial Group is a financial holding company that serves emerging growth and mature companies in the technology, life science, private equity and premium wine industries. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., SVB Financial Group provides clients with commercial, investment, international and private banking services. The company also offers funds management, broker-dealer transactions, asset management and a full range of services for private equity companies, as well as the added value of its knowledge and networks worldwide. SVB Financial Group operates through 27 offices in the U.S. and three internationally. More information on the company can be found at

SVB Silicon Valley Bank refers to the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group, which includes Silicon Valley Bank, the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group.