This excerpt taken from the SIVB DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2006.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
The undersigned appoints KENNETH P. WILCOX and JOHN JACK JENKINS-STARK, or either of them, with full power of substitution for himself or herself, as the Proxy Holder of the undersigned to vote and otherwise represent all of the shares registered in the name of the undersigned at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of SVB Financial Group to be held on Thursday, May 11, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. at the Companys headquarter offices, located at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054 and any postponements or adjournments thereof, with the same effect as if the undersigned were present and voting such shares, on the following matters and in the following manner.
If the undersigned holds shares in its name, and signs and returns this proxy card without giving specific voting instructions, the undersigneds shares will be voted as recommended by the Companys Board on all matters and as the proxy holders may determine in their discretion with respect to any other matters that properly come before the meeting.
The Board recommends a vote FOR each of the proposals.
1. To elect directors to serve for the ensuing year and until their successors are elected.