Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 29, 2008


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   000-15637   91-1962278

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1191

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 654-7400


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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ITEM 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On January 24, 2008, the Board of Directors of SVB Financial Group (the “Company”) adopted and approved Amendment No. 2 to the Amended and Restated Preferred Stock Rights Agreement (the “Rights Agreement”). This amendment extends from January 31, 2008 to January 31, 2014 the Final Expiration Date (as defined in the Rights Agreement) of the Rights Agreement entered into between the Company and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Rights Agent, dated October 22, 1998, as amended on November 6, 2003, as amended and restated on January 29, 2004, as amended on August 2, 2004 and as amended on January 29, 2008. A copy of such Amendment No. 2 is being filed concurrently herewith as an exhibit to a Form 8-A/A.


ITEM 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

Please see the disclosure set fourth under “Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” which is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 29, 2008     SVB FINANCIAL GROUP
      By:   /s/ KENNETH P. WILCOX
      Name:   Kenneth P. Wilcox
      Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer