This excerpt taken from the CVBF DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2008.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
We have nominated eight directors for election at the annual meeting, which is the number fixed for the election of directors.
We will nominate the persons named below, all of whom are present members of CVB Financial Corp.s Board of Directors, for election to serve until the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors have been elected and qualified. Each of these persons is also a member of the Board of Directors of our principal subsidiary, Citizens Business Bank. With the exception of Mr. Wiley and Mr. Myers each of these directors is independent within the meaning of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Nasdaq Stock Market and has been determined to be independent by our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Board will cast its votes to effect the election of these nominees. If any nominee is unable to serve, your proxy may vote for another nominee proposed by the Board.