This excerpt taken from the SIVB 10-Q filed Nov 9, 2007.
ARTICLE 8 AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION
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This excerpt taken from the SIVB 8-K filed Mar 13, 2006.
Amendment or Termination. Other than as expressly provided by Section 10, this Plan cannot be amended, altered, suspended or terminated in a manner that adversely affects a Covered Employee except upon six (6) months prior written notice by the Company to the affected Covered Employee, which notice cannot be given (i) after the occurrence of a Change in Control, or (ii) following or in connection with the approval by the Board of a Change in Control (unless such Change in Control is not reasonably expected to occur); provided, however, that no such amendment, alteration, suspension or termination will affect the right to any unpaid benefit of any Covered Employee whose termination date has occurred prior to amendment, alteration, suspension or termination of the Plan.