SVB Financial Group
SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/13/1998 15:30:54)

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 13, 1998



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 10-Q

(MARK ONE)

/X/ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 1998

OR

/ / TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 [NO FEE REQUIRED]
For the transition period from ________ to ________.

Commission File Number: 33-41102

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

              California                            94-2856336
    (State or other jurisdiction of    (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
    incorporation or organization)


          3003 Tasman Drive
        Santa Clara, California                       95054-1191
(Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 654-7282

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes X No

At July 31, 1998, 20,578,979 shares of the registrant's common stock (no par value) were outstanding.



This report contains a total of 31 pages.

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                              TABLE OF CONTENTS

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                       PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

        CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                                    3

        CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS                                 4

        CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                5

        CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                          6

        NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS             7

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL
        CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS                           12


                       PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS                                             29

ITEM 2. CHANGES IN SECURITIES                                         29

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES                               29

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS           29

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION                                             29

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K                              30

SIGNATURES                                                            31

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1 - INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                                        June 30,     December 31,
                                                                          1998          1997
(Dollars in thousands)                                                (Unaudited)
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Assets:
Cash and due from banks                                                $  143,022     $  105,059
Federal funds sold and securities purchased under
  agreement to resell                                                     548,238        321,773
Investment securities, at fair value                                    1,066,464      1,013,904
Loans, net of unearned income                                           1,350,705      1,174,645
Allowance for loan losses                                                 (42,300)       (37,700)
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  Net loans                                                             1,308,405      1,136,945
Premises and equipment                                                      7,010          4,460
Other real estate owned                                                       689            689
Accrued interest receivable and other assets                               49,258         42,293
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Total assets                                                           $3,123,086     $2,625,123
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Liabilities:
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits                                    $  774,649     $  788,442
NOW deposits                                                               42,785         21,348
Money market deposits                                                   1,925,794      1,497,996
Time deposits                                                             124,051        124,621
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  Total deposits                                                        2,867,279      2,432,407
Other liabilities                                                          19,085         18,235
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Total liabilities                                                       2,886,364      2,450,642
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Company obligated mandatorily redeemable trust preferred securities
  of subsidiary trust holding solely junior subordinated debentures
 (trust preferred securities)                                              38,459              -

Shareholders' Equity:
Preferred stock, no par value:
  20,000,000 shares authorized; none outstanding
Common stock, no par value:
  60,000,000 shares authorized; 20,572,086 and
  19,940,474 shares outstanding at June 30, 1998
  and December 31, 1997, respectively                                      90,805         83,009
Retained earnings                                                         110,780         94,999
Unearned compensation                                                      (5,235)        (5,946)
Accumulated other comprehensive income:
   Net unrealized gain on available-for-sale investments                    1,913          2,419
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Total shareholders' equity                                                198,263        174,481
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Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                             $3,123,086     $2,625,123
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See notes to interim consolidated financial statements.

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                                SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES AND SUBSIDIARIES
                                      CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

                                                           For the three months ended                  For the six months ended
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                                                           June 30,           June 30,                 June 30,        June 30,
                                                             1998              1997                      1998           1997
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)          (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)                (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)
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Interest income:
 Loans, including fees                                     $ 33,760         $ 26,589                  $  64,862       $ 49,525
 Investment securities                                       16,205            9,402                     30,202         18,123
 Federal funds sold and securities
   purchased under agreement to resell                        4,765            3,729                      9,208          6,965
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Total interest income                                        54,730           39,720                    104,272         74,613
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Interest expense:
 Deposits                                                    19,331           12,638                     36,931         23,674
 Other borrowings                                                 -                -                          3              -
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Total interest expense                                       19,331           12,638                     36,934         23,674
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Net interest income                                          35,399           27,082                     67,338         50,939
Provision for loan losses                                     4,024            2,618                      9,505          5,966
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Net interest income after provision
  for loan losses                                            31,375           24,464                     57,833         44,973
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Noninterest income:
 Disposition of client warrants                               1,834            1,082                      4,274          4,245
 Letter of credit and foreign
   exchange income                                            1,631            1,110                      3,342          2,090
 Deposit service charges                                        473              407                        846            772
 Investment gains                                                 3               44                        477             45
 Other                                                          494              334                        887            655
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Total noninterest income                                      4,435            2,977                      9,826          7,807
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Noninterest expense:
 Compensation and benefits                                   12,483            9,420                     24,104         18,476
 Professional services                                        2,602            1,695                      4,029          3,131
 Furniture and equipment                                      2,691              763                      3,731          1,424
 Business development and travel                              1,407            1,026                      2,962          1,986
 Net occupancy expense                                        1,067              891                      2,058          1,653
 Telephone                                                      597              330                      1,119            634
 Advertising and promotion                                      520              450                        910            728
 Postage and supplies                                           478              342                        910            702
 Trust preferred securities distributions                       362               -                         362              -
 Cost of other real estate owned                             (1,274)              34                     (1,248)            26
 Other                                                          840              803                      1,741          1,660
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Total noninterest expense                                    21,773           15,754                     40,678         30,420
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Income before income tax expense                             14,037           11,687                     26,981         22,360
Income tax expense                                            5,836            4,908                     11,201          9,391
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Net income                                                 $  8,201         $  6,779                  $  15,780       $ 12,969
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Basic earnings per share                                   $   0.40         $   0.35                  $    0.78       $   0.68
Diluted earnings per share                                 $   0.39         $   0.34                  $    0.75       $   0.65
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See notes to interim consolidated financial statements.

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SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

                                                For the three months ended                         For the six months ended
                                                --------------------------                         ------------------------
                                                June 30,            June 30,                       June 30,          June 30,
                                                 1998                1997                           1998              1997
(Dollars in thousands)                        (Unaudited)         (Unaudited)                    (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)
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Net income                                      $  8,201           $  6,779                       $  15,780          $  12,969

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
 Unrealized gain/(loss) on available-for-
  sale investments:
  Unrealized holding gain arising
   during period                                     422              2,571                           2,250                259
  Less: Reclassification adjustment for
   gain included in net income                    (1,065)              (653)                         (2,756)            (2,488)
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Other comprehensive income                          (643)             1,918                            (506)            (2,229)
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Comprehensive income                            $  7,558           $  8,697                       $  15,274          $  10,740
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See notes to interim consolidated financial statements.

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SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

                                                                              For the six months ended
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                                                                             June 30,            June 30,
                                                                               1998                1997
(Dollars in thousands)                                                      (Unaudited)         (Unaudited)
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Cash flows from operating activities:
 Net income                                                                  $  15,780           $  12,969
 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
  provided by operating activities:
   Provision for loan losses                                                     9,505               5,966
   Depreciation and amortization                                                   685                 655
   Net gain on sales of investment securities                                     (477)                (45)
   Net gain on sales of other real estate owned                                 (1,298)                (45)
   Increase in accrued interest receivable                                      (4,125)             (2,715)
   Increase in prepaid expenses                                                   (855)               (250)
   Increase in unearned income                                                     656               1,875
   Increase (decrease) in accrued liabilities                                      546              (3,088)
   Increase (decrease) in taxes payable                                          2,928              (1,389)
   Other, net                                                                     (492)             (2,615)
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Net cash provided by operating activities                                       22,853              11,318
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Cash flows from investing activities:
 Proceeds from maturities and paydowns of
  investment securities                                                        703,818             670,952
 Proceeds from sales of investment securities                                   94,000              60,555
 Purchases of investment securities                                           (849,984)           (799,572)
 Net increase in loans                                                        (183,227)           (179,798)
 Proceeds from recoveries of charged off loans                                   1,606               1,837
 Net proceeds from sales of other real estate owned                              1,298                 857
 Purchases of premises and equipment                                            (3,373)               (222)
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Net cash applied to investing activities                                      (235,862)           (245,391)
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Cash flows from financing activities:
 Net increase in deposits                                                      434,872             280,712
 Proceeds from issuance of trust preferred securities,
  net of issuance costs                                                         38,459                   -
 Proceeds from issuance of common stock,
  net of issuance costs                                                          4,106               2,384
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Net cash provided by financing activities                                      477,437             283,096
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Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                                      264,428              49,023
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,                                        426,832             433,177
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Cash and cash equivalents at June 30,                                        $ 691,260           $ 482,200
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Supplemental disclosures:
 Interest paid                                                               $ 36,295            $  23,508
 Income taxes paid                                                           $  9,401            $  11,271
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See notes to interim consolidated financial statements.

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SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The accounting and reporting policies of Silicon Valley Bancshares (the "Company") and its subsidiaries conform with generally accepted accounting principles and prevailing practices within the banking industry. Certain reclassifications have been made to the Company's 1997 consolidated financial statements to conform to the 1998 presentations. Such reclassifications had no effect on the results of operations or shareholders' equity. The following is a summary of the significant accounting and reporting policies used in preparing the interim consolidated financial statements.

NATURE OF OPERATIONS

The Company is a bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Silicon Valley Bank (the "Bank"), a California-chartered bank with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. The Bank maintains regional banking offices in Northern and Southern California, and additionally has loan offices in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The Bank serves emerging growth and middle-market companies in targeted niches, focusing on the technology and life sciences industries, while also identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to serve companies in other industries whose financial services needs are underserved. Substantially all of the assets, liabilities and earnings of the Company relate to its investment in the Bank.

CONSOLIDATION

The interim consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and those of its wholly owned subsidiaries, the Bank, SVB Capital I and SVB Leasing Company (inactive). The revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities of the subsidiaries are included in the respective line items in the interim consolidated financial statements after elimination of intercompany accounts and transactions.

INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

In the opinion of Management, the interim consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of only normal, recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the Company's consolidated financial position at June 30, 1998, the results of its operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1997, and the results of its cash flows for the six month periods ended June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1997. The December 31, 1997, consolidated financial statements were derived from audited financial statements, and certain information and footnote disclosures normally presented in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been omitted.

The interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's 1997 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The results of operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, may not necessarily be indicative of the Company's operating results for the full year.

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BASIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT PRESENTATION

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires Management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the balance sheet date and the results of operations for the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. A material estimate that is particularly susceptible to possible change in the near term relates to the determination of the allowance for loan losses. An estimate of possible changes or range of possible changes cannot be made.

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

Cash and cash equivalents as reported in the consolidated statements of cash flows includes cash on hand, cash balances due from banks, federal funds sold, and securities purchased under agreement to resell. The cash equivalents are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and are so near their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value.

FEDERAL FUNDS SOLD AND SECURITIES PURCHASED UNDER AGREEMENT TO RESELL

Federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreement to resell as reported in the consolidated balance sheets includes interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions of $238,000 and $273,000 at June 30, 1998, and December 31, 1997, respectively.

NONACCRUAL LOANS

Loans are placed on nonaccrual status when they become 90 days past due as to principal or interest payments (unless the principal and interest are well secured and in the process of collection), when the Company has determined, based upon currently known information, that the timely collection of principal or interest is doubtful, or when the loans otherwise become impaired under the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 114, "Accounting by Creditors for Impairment of a Loan."

When a loan is placed on nonaccrual status, the accrued interest is reversed against interest income and the loan is accounted for on the cash or cost recovery method thereafter until qualifying for return to accrual status. Generally, a loan will be returned to accrual status when all delinquent principal and interest become current in accordance with the terms of the loan agreement and full collection of the principal appears probable.

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

The Company has adopted SFAS No. 130, "Reporting Comprehensive Income." This statement establishes standards for all entities for reporting comprehensive income and its components in financial statements. This statement requires that all items which are required to be recognized under accounting standards as components of comprehensive income be reported in a financial statement that is displayed with the same prominence as other financial statements. Comprehensive income is equal to net income plus the change in "other comprehensive income," as defined by SFAS No. 130. The only component of other comprehensive income currently applicable to the Company is the net unrealized gain or loss on available-for-sale investments. SFAS No. 130 requires that an entity: (a) classify items of other comprehensive income by their

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nature in a financial statement, and (b) report the accumulated balance of other comprehensive income separately from common stock and retained earnings in the equity section of the balance sheet. This statement is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 1997.

In June 1997, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued SFAS No. 131, "Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information." This statement establishes standards for publicly held entities to follow in reporting information about operating segments in annual financial statements and requires that those entities also report selected information about operating segments in interim financial statements. This statement also establishes standards for related disclosures about products and services, geographic areas and major customers. This statement is effective for financial statements issued for periods beginning after December 15, 1997.

In June 1998, the FASB issued SFAS No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities." This statement requires that an entity recognize all derivatives as either assets or liabilities in the balance sheet and measure those instruments at fair value. The statement is effective for fiscal quarters of fiscal years beginning after June 15, 1999. The Company expects to adopt this statement on January 1, 2000. The Company will begin evaluating the impact of its adoption on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

2. EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following is a reconciliation of basic earnings per share (EPS) to diluted EPS for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998 and 1997. The number of shares and earnings per share have been restated to reflect a two-for- one stock split for common shares of record as of April 17, 1998.

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                                                    Three Months Ended June 30,                  Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                             (Unaudited)                               (Unaudited)
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(Dollars and shares in thousands,                      Net                 Per Share            Net                 Per Share
except per share amounts)                            Income      Shares      Amount           Income       Shares     Amount
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1998:
Basic EPS:
Income available to common
   shareholders                                      $  8,201     20,262    $  0.40           $  15,780   20,164      $  0.78

Effect of Dilutive Securities:
Stock options and restricted stock                          -        738          -                   -      776            -
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Diluted EPS:
Income available to common
   shareholders plus assumed
   conversions                                       $  8,201     21,000    $  0.39           $  15,780   20,940      $  0.75
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1997:
Basic EPS:
Income available to common
   shareholders                                      $  6,779     19,163    $  0.35           $  12,969   19,076      $  0.68

Effect of Dilutive Securities:
Stock options and restricted stock                          -      1,000          -                   -    1,031            -
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Diluted EPS:
Income available to common
   shareholders plus assumed
   conversions                                       $  6,779     20,163    $  0.34           $  12,969   20,107      $  0.65
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3. LOANS

The detailed composition of loans, net of unearned income of $8.7 million and $8.0 million at June 30, 1998, and December 31, 1997, respectively, is presented in the following table:

                                                               June 30,             December 31,
                                                                1998                   1997
(Dollars in thousands)                                       (Unaudited)
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Commercial                                                    $  1,181,718           $  1,051,218
Real estate construction                                            67,642                 53,583
Real estate term                                                    56,416                 33,395
Consumer and other                                                  44,929                 36,449
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Total loans                                                   $  1,350,705           $  1,174,645
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4. ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

The activity in the allowance for loan losses for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998 and 1997 was as follows:

                                              Three Months Ended June 30,               Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                      (Unaudited)                              (Unaudited)
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(Dollars in thousands)                          1998           1997                        1998           1997
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Beginning balance                               $40,400        $36,400                     $37,700        $32,700
Provision for loan losses                         4,024          2,618                       9,505          5,966
Loans charged off                                (2,560)        (2,663)                     (6,511)        (3,203)
Recoveries                                          436            945                       1,606          1,837
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Balance at June 30,                             $42,300        $37,300                     $42,300        $37,300
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The aggregate recorded investment in loans for which impairment has been determined in accordance with SFAS No. 114 totaled $29.8 million and $15.2 million at June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1997, respectively. Allocations of the allowance for loan losses related to impaired loans totaled $8.7 million at June 30, 1998, and $5.6 million at June 30, 1997. Average impaired loans for the second quarter of 1998 and 1997 totaled $24.3 million and $17.5 million, respectively.

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ITEM 2 - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the Company's interim consolidated financial statements as presented in Item 1 of this report. In addition to historical information, this discussion and analysis includes certain forward-looking statements regarding events and circumstances which may affect the Company's future results. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in this discussion and analysis, as well as those described in the Company's 1997 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect unanticipated events and circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.

Certain reclassifications have been made to the Company's 1997 consolidated financial statements to conform to the 1998 presentations. Such reclassifications had no effect on the results of operations or shareholders' equity.

EARNINGS SUMMARY

The Company reported net income of $8.2 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 1998, compared with net income of $6.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 1997. Net income totaled $15.8 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 1998, versus $13.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, for the respective 1997 period. The annualized return on average assets (ROA) was 1.1% in the second quarter of 1998 versus 1.3% in the second quarter of 1997. The annualized return on average equity (ROE) for the second quarter of 1998 was 17.1%, compared to 18.7% in the 1997 second quarter. For the first six months of 1998, ROA was 1.2% and ROE was 17.0% versus 1.3% and 18.4%, respectively, for the comparable prior year period.

The increase in net income during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, as compared with the prior year respective periods, resulted primarily from growth in net interest income, partially offset by an increase in both the provision for loan losses and noninterest expense. The major components of net income and changes in these components are summarized in the following table for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998 and 1997, and are discussed in more detail below.

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                                              Three Months Ended June 30,         Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                     (Unaudited)                       (Unaudited)
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(Dollars in thousands)                            1998           1997                1998           1997
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Net interest income                             $35,399          $27,082             $67,338        $50,939
Provision for loan losses                         4,024            2,618               9,505          5,966
Noninterest income                                4,435            2,977               9,826          7,807
Noninterest expense                              21,773           15,754              40,678         30,420
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Income before income taxes                       14,037           11,687              26,981         22,360
Income tax expense                                5,836            4,908              11,201          9,391
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Net income                                     $  8,201         $  6,779             $15,780        $12,969
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NET INTEREST INCOME AND MARGIN

Net interest income represents the difference between interest earned, primarily on loans and investments, and interest paid on funding sources, primarily deposits, and is the principal source of revenue for the Company. Net interest margin is the amount of net interest income, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, expressed as a percentage of average interest-earning assets. The average yield earned on interest-earning assets is the amount of taxable-equivalent interest income expressed as a percentage of average interest-earning assets. The average rate paid on funding sources expresses interest expense as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.

The following tables set forth average assets, liabilities and shareholders' equity, interest income and interest expense, average yields and rates, and the composition of the Company's net interest margin for the three and six months ended June 30, 1998 and 1997, respectively.

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                            AVERAGE BALANCES, RATES AND YIELDS
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                                                      For the three months ended June 30,
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                                                                      Average                                            Average
                                          Average                      Yield/           Average                           Yield/
(Dollars in thousands)                    Balance        Interest       Rate            Balance           Interest         Rate
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Interest-earning assets:
 Federal funds sold and
  securities purchased under
  agreement to resell (1)                 $  344,935     $  4,765      5.5%             $  267,789          $  3,729       5.6%
 Investment securities:
  Taxable                                  1,042,159       15,529      6.0                 609,413             9,206        6.1
  Non-taxable (2)                             64,066        1,040      6.5                  15,208               302        8.0
 Loans:
  Commercial                               1,104,631       29,575     10.7                 858,789            23,831       11.1
  Real estate construction and term          118,299        3,177     10.8                  74,192             1,892       10.2
  Consumer and other                          44,396        1,008      9.1                  39,193               866        8.9
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 Total loans                               1,267,326       33,760     10.7                 972,174            26,589       11.0
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Total interest-earning assets              2,718,486       55,094      8.1               1,864,584            39,826        8.6
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Cash and due from banks                      132,498                                       158,247
Allowance for loan losses                    (41,390)                                      (37,089)
Other real estate owned                          689                                         1,249
Other assets                                  52,709                                        34,482
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Total assets                              $2,862,992                                    $2,021,473
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Funding sources:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
 NOW deposits                             $  21,447           106      2.0              $  12,953                 60        1.9
 Regular money market deposits              338,467         2,295      2.7                357,781              2,411        2.7
 Bonus money market deposits              1,403,672        15,491      4.4                812,674              9,081        4.5
 Time deposits                              127,727         1,439      4.5                104,651              1,086        4.2
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Total interest-bearing liabilities         1,891,313       19,331      4.1              1,288,059             12,638        3.9
Portion of noninterest-bearing
 funding sources                             827,173                                      576,525
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Total funding sources                      2,718,486       19,331      2.9              1,864,584             12,638        2.7
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Noninterest-bearing funding sources:
Demand deposits                              745,237                                      575,726
Other liabilities                             16,808                                       11,903
Trust preferred securities                    16,964                                            -
Shareholders' equity                         192,670                                      145,785
Portion used to fund
 interest-earning assets                    (827,173)                                    (576,525)
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Total liabilities and shareholders'
 equity                                   $2,862,992                                   $2,021,473
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Net interest income and margin                            $35,763      5.3%                                  $27,188        5.9%
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Memorandum:  Total deposits               $2,636,550                                   $1,863,785
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(1) Includes average interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions of $248 and $315 for the three months ended June 30, 1998 and 1997, respectively.

(2) Interest income on non-taxable investments is presented on a fully taxable-equivalent basis using the federal statutory rate of 35% in 1998 and 1997. The tax equivalent adjustments were $364 and $106 for the three months ended June 30, 1998 and 1997, respectively.

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                                   AVERAGE BALANCES, RATES AND YIELDS
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                                                                                      For the six months ended June 30,
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                                                                          1998                                          1997
                                                                       (Unaudited)                                  (Unaudited)
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                                                                                    Average                                 Average
                                                        Average                      Yield/        Average                   Yield/
(Dollars in thousands)                                  Balance         Interest     Rate          Balance        Interest    Rate
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Interest-earning assets:
  Federal funds sold and
    securities purchased under
    agreement to resell (1)                            $  334,672       $  9,208     5.5%       $  257,119       $  6,965      5.5%
  Investment securities:
    Taxable                                               972,197         28,864     6.0           597,801         17,747      6.0
    Non-taxable (2)                                        62,598          2,059     6.6            14,519            579      8.0
  Loans:
    Commercial                                          1,071,831         57,264    10.8           806,457         44,210     11.1
    Real estate construction and term                     105,949          5,703    10.9            72,802          3,606     10.0
    Consumer and other                                     41,688          1,895     9.2            38,396          1,709      9.0
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  Total loans                                           1,219,468         64,862    10.7           917,655         49,525     10.9
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Total interest-earning assets                           2,588,935        104,993     8.2         1,787,094         74,816      8.4
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Cash and due from banks                                   130,256                                  159,735
Allowance for loan losses                                (40,382)                                  (36,110)
Other real estate owned                                       689                                    1,544
Other assets                                               50,588                                   34,693
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Total assets                                           $2,730,086                               $1,946,956
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Funding sources:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
  NOW deposits                                          $  18,306            180     2.0         $  13,789            129      1.9
  Regular money market deposits                           331,846          4,466     2.7           337,786          4,519      2.7
  Bonus money market deposits                           1,311,119         29,408     4.5           766,875         17,042      4.5
  Time deposits                                           128,847          2,877     4.5            98,074          1,984      4.1
  Other borrowings                                            110              3     6.0                 -              -      -
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Total interest-bearing liabilities                      1,790,228         36,934     4.2         1,216,524         23,674      3.9
Portion of noninterest-bearing
  funding sources                                         798,707                                  570,570
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Total funding sources                                   2,588,935         36,934     2.9         1,787,094         23,674      2.7
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Noninterest-bearing funding sources:
Demand deposits                                           725,683                                  574,408
Other liabilities                                          18,135                                   13,658
Trust preferred securities                                  8,529                                        -
Shareholders' equity                                      187,511                                  142,366
Portion used to fund
  interest-earning assets                                (798,707)                                (570,570)
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Total liabilities and shareholders'
  equity                                               $2,730,086                               $1,946,956
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Net interest income and margin                                           $68,059     5.3%                         $51,142      5.8%
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Memorandum:  Total deposits                            $2,515,801                               $1,790,932
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(1) Includes average interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions of $257 and $323 for the six months ended June 30, 1998 and 1997, respectively.

(2) Interest income on non-taxable investments is presented on a fully taxable-equivalent basis using the federal statutory rate of 35% in 1998 and 1997. The tax equivalent adjustments were $721 and $203 for the six months ended June 30, 1998 and 1997, respectively.

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Net interest income is affected by changes in the amount and mix of interest- earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, referred to as "volume change." Net interest income is also affected by changes in yields earned on interest-earning assets and rates paid on interest-bearing liabilities, referred to as "rate change." The following table sets forth changes in interest income and interest expense for each major category of interest- earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities. The table also reflects the amount of change attributable to both volume and rate changes for the periods indicated. Changes relating to investments in non-taxable municipal securities are presented on a fully taxable-equivalent basis using the federal statutory rate of 35% in 1998 and 1997.

                                                              1998 Compared to 1997
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                                          Three Months Ended June 30,           Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                  (Unaudited)                          (Unaudited)
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                                             Increase (Decrease)                   Increase (Decrease)
                                               Due to Change in                      Due to Change in
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(Dollars in thousands)                      Volume         Rate         Total         Volume         Rate         Total
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Interest income:
 Federal funds sold and securities
 purchased under agreement to resell        $  1,066       $  (30)      $  1,036      $  2,135       $  108       $  2,243
 Investment securities                         7,213         (152)         7,061        12,625          (28)        12,597
 Loans                                         7,863         (692)         7,171        16,053         (716)        15,337
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Increase (decrease) in interest income        16,142         (874)        15,268        30,813         (636)        30,177
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Interest expense:
 NOW deposits                                     42            4             46            44            7             51
 Regular money market deposits                  (131)          15           (116)          (80)          27            (53)
 Bonus money market deposits                   6,522         (112)         6,410        12,207          159         12,366
 Time deposits                                   260           93            353           687          206            893
 Other borrowings                                  -            -              -             3            -              3
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Increase in interest expense                   6,693            -          6,693        12,861          399         13,260
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Increase (decrease) in net interest income  $  9,449        $(874)      $  8,575       $17,952      $(1,035)       $16,917
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Net interest income, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, totaled $35.8 million for the second quarter of 1998, an increase of $8.6 million, or 31.5%, from the $27.2 million total for the second quarter of 1997. The increase in net interest income was the result of a $15.3 million, or 38.3%, increase in interest income, offset by a $6.7 million, or 53.0%, increase in interest expense over the comparable prior year period.

The $15.3 million increase in interest income for the second quarter of 1998, as compared to the second quarter of 1997, was the result of a $16.1 million favorable volume variance partially offset by a $0.9 million unfavorable rate variance. The favorable volume variance resulted from a $853.9 million, or 45.8%, increase in average interest-earning assets over the comparable prior year period. The increase in average interest-earning assets resulted from strong growth in the Company's deposits, which increased $772.8 million, or 41.5%, compared to the second quarter of 1997. The increase in average interest-earning assets consisted of loans, which were up $295.2 million, plus a combination of highly liquid, lower-yielding federal funds sold, securities purchased under agreement to resell and investment securities, which collectively increased $558.8 million, accounting for 65.4% of the total increase in average interest-earning assets.

Average loans increased $295.2 million, or 30.4%, in the second quarter of 1998 as compared to the 1997 second quarter, resulting in a $7.9 million favorable volume variance. This growth was widely distributed throughout the loan portfolio, as reflected by increased loan balances in most

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of the Company's technology, life sciences and special industry niche practices, in specialized lending products, and throughout the Company's loan offices located across the nation.

Average investment securities for the second quarter of 1998 increased $481.6 million, or 77.1%, as compared to the 1997 second quarter, resulting in a $7.2 million favorable volume variance. The aforementioned strong growth in average deposits exceeded the growth in average loans over the past year, and generated excess funds that were largely invested in U.S. agency securities, U.S. Treasury securities, mortgage-backed securities, and municipal securities.

Average federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreement to resell in the second quarter of 1998 increased a combined $77.1 million, or 28.8%, over the prior year second quarter, resulting in a $1.1 million favorable volume variance. This increase was also a result of the aforementioned strong growth in average deposits during the past year.

The $16.1 million favorable volume variance associated with interest-earning assets was partially offset by a $0.9 million unfavorable rate variance in the second quarter of 1998 as compared to the respective prior year period. This unfavorable rate variance was largely attributable to a $0.7 million decrease in loan interest income that resulted from a 30 basis points decline in the average yield on loans primarily due to increased competition.

The yield on average interest-earning assets decreased 40 basis points in the second quarter of 1998 from the comparable prior year period. This decrease resulted from a decline in the average yield on loans, largely due to increased competition, and a shift in the composition of average interest-earning assets towards a higher percentage of highly liquid, lower-yielding federal funds sold, securities purchased under agreement to resell and investment securities. This shift in the composition of average interest-earning assets resulted from the aforementioned deposit growth having exceeded the growth in loans.

Total interest expense in the 1998 second quarter increased $6.7 million from the second quarter of 1997 due to an unfavorable volume variance. The unfavorable volume variance resulted from a $603.3 million, or 46.8%, increase in average interest-bearing liabilities in the second quarter of 1998 as compared with the second quarter of 1997. This increase was largely concentrated in the Company's bonus money market deposit product, which increased $591.0 million, or 72.7%, and was explained by high levels of client liquidity attributable to a strong inflow of investment capital into the venture capital community during the past year, and by growth in the number of clients served by the Company.

The average cost of funds paid on interest-bearing liabilities increased 20 basis points in the second quarter of 1998 versus the comparable prior year period. This increase primarily resulted from a shift in the composition of average interest-bearing liabilities towards a higher percentage of the Company's bonus money market deposit product. This shift in the composition of average interest-bearing liabilities resulted from the aforementioned high levels of client liquidity attributable to a strong inflow of investment capital into the venture capital community during the past year, and by growth in the number of clients served by the Company.

Net interest income, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, totaled $68.1 million for the first half of 1998, an increase of $16.9 million, or 33.1%, from the $51.1 million total for the first half of 1997. The increase in net interest income was the result of a $30.2 million, or 40.3%, increase in

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interest income, offset by a $13.3 million, or 56.0%, increase in interest expense over the comparable prior year period.

The $30.2 million increase in interest income for the first half of 1998, as compared to the first half of 1997, was the result of a $30.8 million favorable volume variance partially offset by a $0.6 million unfavorable rate variance. The favorable volume variance was attributable to growth in average interest-earning assets, which increased $801.8 million, or 44.9%, from the prior year comparable period. The increase in average interest-earning assets resulted from strong growth in the Company's deposits, which increased $724.9 million, or 40.5%, compared to the first half of 1997, and primarily consisted of an increase in both average loans and investment securities. The growth in average loans was widely distributed throughout the loan portfolio, as reflected by increased loan balances in most of the Company's technology, life sciences and special industry niche practices, in specialized lending products, and throughout the Company's loan offices located across the nation. The growth in average investment securities resulted from the aforementioned strong growth in average deposits, which exceeded the growth in average loans over the past year, and generated excess funds that were largely invested in U.S. agency securities, U.S. Treasury securities, mortgage-backed securities, and municipal securities.

The $30.8 million favorable volume variance associated with interest-earning assets was partially offset by a $0.6 million unfavorable rate variance in the first half of 1998 as compared to the respective prior year period. This unfavorable rate variance was largely attributable to a $0.7 million decrease in loan interest income that resulted from a 20 basis points decline in the average yield on loans primarily due to increased competition.

Total interest expense in the first half of 1998 increased $13.3 million from the first half of 1997 due to a $12.9 million unfavorable volume variance combined with a $0.4 million unfavorable rate variance. The unfavorable volume variance resulted from a $573.7 million, or 47.2%, increase in average interest-bearing liabilities in the first half of 1998 as compared with the first half of 1997. This increase was largely concentrated in the Company's bonus money market deposit product, which increased $544.2 million, or 71.0%, and was explained by high levels of client liquidity attributable to a strong inflow of investment capital into the venture capital community during the past year, and by growth in the number of clients served by the Company. The $0.4 million unfavorable rate variance was largely attributable to slight increases in the average rate paid on the Company's various interest-bearing liabilities.

PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

The provision for loan losses is based on Management's evaluation of the adequacy of the existing allowance for loan losses in relation to total loans, and on Management's periodic assessment of the inherent and identified risk dynamics of the loan portfolio resulting from reviews of selected individual loans and loan commitments.

The Company's provision for loan losses totaled $4.0 million for the second quarter of 1998, a $1.4 million, or 53.7%, increase compared to the $2.6 million provision for the second quarter of 1997. The provision for loan losses increased $3.5 million, or 59.3%, to a total of $9.5 million for the first six months of 1998, versus $6.0 million for the comparable 1997 period. See "Financial Condition - Credit Quality and the Allowance for Loan Losses" for additional related discussion.

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NONINTEREST INCOME

The following table summarizes the components of noninterest income for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998 and 1997:

                                                            Three Months Ended June 30,       Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                                  (Unaudited)                         (Unaudited)
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(Dollars in thousands)                                        1998              1997            1998            1997
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Disposition of client warrants                                $1,834            $1,082           $4,274         $4,245
Letter of credit and foreign exchange income                   1,631             1,110            3,342          2,090
Deposit service charges                                          473               407              846            772
Investment gains                                                   3                44              477             45
Other                                                            494               334              887            655
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Total noninterest income                                      $4,435            $2,977           $9,826         $7,807
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Noninterest income increased $1.5 million, or 49.0%, to a total of $4.4 million in the second quarter of 1998 versus $3.0 million in the prior year second quarter. The increase in noninterest income was largely due to both a $0.8 million increase from the disposition of client warrants and a $0.5 million increase in letter of credit fees, foreign exchange fees and other trade finance income in the 1998 second quarter as compared to the respective prior year period. Noninterest income totaled $9.8 million for the first six months of 1998, an increase of $2.0 million, or 25.9%, from the $7.8 million in the comparable 1997 period. This increase was largely due to a $1.3 million increase in letter of credit fees, foreign exchange fees and other trade finance income and a $0.4 million increase in gains on sales of investment securities.

The Company has historically obtained rights to acquire stock (in the form of warrants) in certain clients as part of negotiated credit facilities. The receipt of warrants does not change the loan covenants or other collateral control techniques employed by the Company to mitigate the risk of a loan becoming nonperforming, and collateral requirements on loans with warrants are similar to lending arrangements where warrants are not obtained. The timing and amount of income from the disposition of client warrants typically depend upon factors beyond the control of the Company, including the general condition of the public equity markets as well as the merger and acquisition environment, and therefore cannot be predicted with any degree of accuracy and are likely to vary materially from period to period. During the first six months of 1998, as well as throughout 1997, a significant portion of the income realized by the Company from the disposition of client warrants was offset by expenses related to the Company's efforts to build an infrastructure sufficient to support present and prospective business activities, as well as evaluate and pursue new business opportunities, and was also offset by increases to the provision for loan losses during those periods. As opportunities present themselves in future periods, the Company may continue to reinvest some or all of the income realized from the disposition of client warrants in furthering its business strategies.

Letter of credit fees, foreign exchange fees and other trade finance income totaled $1.6 million in the second quarter of 1998, an increase of $0.5 million, or 46.9%, from the $1.1 million earned in the second quarter of 1997. For the first six months of 1998, letter of credit fees, foreign exchange fees and other trade finance income totaled $3.3 million, an increase of $1.3 million, or 59.9%, compared to the $2.1 million in the first six months of 1997. The growth in this category of noninterest income reflects a concerted effort by Management to expand the penetration of trade finance products and services among the Company's growing client base, a large percentage of which provide products and services in international markets.

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Deposit service charges totaled $0.5 million for the three month period ended June 30, 1998, an increase of $0.1 million, or 16.2%, from the $0.4 million reported in the second quarter of 1997. For the first six months of both 1998 and 1997 deposit service charges totaled $0.8 million. Clients compensate the Company for depository services either through earnings credits computed on their demand deposit balances, or via explicit payments recognized by the Company as deposit service charges income.

The Company realized a $0.5 million gain on sales of investment securities during the first six months of 1998, compared to a nominal gain on sales of investment securities during the first half of the prior year. All investment securities sold were classified as available-for-sale, and all sales were conducted as a normal component of the Company's asset/liability and liquidity management activities. For additional related discussion, see the Item 2 section entitled "Liquidity."

Other noninterest income largely consists of service-based fee income, and increased $0.2 million, or 47.9%, to $0.5 million in the second quarter of 1998 from $0.3 million in the second quarter of 1997. For the six month period ended June 30, 1998, other noninterest income increased $0.2 million, or 35.4%, to $0.9 million from $0.7 million in the comparable 1997 period. The increase during 1998 was primarily due to a higher volume of cash management and loan documentation services related to the Company's growing client base.

NONINTEREST EXPENSE

Noninterest expense in the second quarter of 1998 totaled $21.8 million, a $6.0 million, or 38.2%, increase from the $15.8 million incurred in the comparable 1997 period. Noninterest expense totaled $40.7 million for the first six months of 1998, an increase of $10.3 million, or 33.7%, over the $30.4 million total for the comparable 1997 period. Management closely monitors the level of noninterest expense using a variety of financial ratios, including the efficiency ratio. The efficiency ratio is calculated by dividing the amount of noninterest expense, excluding costs associated with other real estate owned, by adjusted revenues, defined as the total of net interest income and noninterest income, excluding income from the disposition of client warrants and gains or losses related to sales of investment securities. This ratio reflects the level of operating expense required to generate $1 of operating revenue. The Company's efficiency ratio for the 1998 second quarter was 60.7% versus 54.3% for the second quarter of 1997. The Company's efficiency ratio for the first six months of 1998 was 57.9%, versus 55.8% for the comparable 1997 period. The following table presents the detail of noninterest expense and the incremental contribution of each line item to the Company's efficiency ratio:

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                                                                                 Three Months Ended June 30,
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                                                                      1998                                    1997
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                                                                           Percent of                              Percent of
                                                                            Adjusted                                Adjusted
(Dollars in thousands)                                     Amount           Revenues               Amount           Revenues
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Compensation and benefits                                 $12,483             32.9%                $ 9,420             32.6%
Furniture and equipment                                     2,691              7.1                     763              2.6
Professional services                                       2,602              6.8                   1,695              5.9
Business development and travel                             1,407              3.7                   1,026              3.5
Net occupancy expense                                       1,067              2.8                     891              3.1
Telephone                                                     597              1.6                     330              1.1
Advertising and promotion                                     520              1.4                     450              1.6
Postage and supplies                                          478              1.3                     342              1.2
Trust preferred securities distributions                      362              1.0                       -                -
Other                                                         840              2.2                     803              2.8
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Total excluding cost of other
  real estate owned                                        23,047             60.7%                 15,720             54.3%
Cost of other real estate owned                            (1,274)                                      34
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Total noninterest expense                                 $21,773                                  $15,754
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                                                                      1998                                    1997
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                                                                           Percent of                              Percent of
                                                                            Adjusted                                Adjusted
(Dollars in thousands)                                     Amount           Revenues               Amount           Revenues
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Compensation and benefits                                 $24,104             33.3%                $18,476             33.9%
Professional services                                       4,029              5.6                   3,131              5.7
Furniture and equipment                                     3,731              5.2                   1,424              2.6
Business development and travel                             2,962              4.1                   1,986              3.6
Net occupancy expense                                       2,058              2.8                   1,653              3.0
Telephone                                                   1,119              1.5                     634              1.2
Advertising and promotion                                     910              1.3                     728              1.3
Postage and supplies                                          910              1.3                     702              1.3
Trust preferred securities distributions                      362              0.5                       -                -
Other                                                       1,741              2.4                   1,660              3.0
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Total excluding cost of other
  real estate owned                                        41,926             57.9%                 30,394             55.8%
Cost of other real estate owned                            (1,248)                                      26
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Total noninterest expense                                 $40,678                                  $30,420
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Compensation and benefits expenses totaled $12.5 million in the second quarter of 1998, a $3.1 million, or 32.5%, increase over the $9.4 million incurred in the second quarter of 1997. For the first six months of 1998, compensation and benefits expenses totaled $24.1 million, an increase of $5.6 million, or 30.5%, compared to $18.5 million for the comparable 1997 period. The increase in compensation and benefits expenses was largely the result of an increase in the number of average full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel employed by the Company. Average FTE were 501 and 488 for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998 versus 402 and 397 for the respective prior year periods. The increase in FTE was primarily due to a combination of the Company's efforts to develop and support new markets through geographic expansion, to develop and expand products, services and niches, and to build an infrastructure sufficient to support present and prospective business activities. Further growth in the Company's FTE is likely to occur during future years as a result of the continued expansion of the Company's business activities.

During the third and fourth quarters of 1997, the Company granted a total of 209,000 shares of its common stock (restated to reflect a two-for-one stock split for common shares of record as of April 17, 1998) to numerous employees, subject to certain vesting requirements and resale restrictions (restricted stock). For these restricted stock grants, unearned compensation equivalent to the aggregate $5.9 million market value of the Company's common stock on the dates of grant was charged to shareholders' equity and will subsequently be amortized into compensation and benefits expense over the four-year vesting period.

Professional services expenses, which consist of costs associated with corporate legal services, litigation settlements, accounting and auditing services, consulting, and the Company's Board of Directors, totaled $2.6 million and $4.0 million for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, an increase of $0.9 million, or 53.5%, and $0.9 million, or 28.7%, compared to $1.7 million and $3.1 million in the comparable 1997 periods. The level of professional services expenses during 1998 and 1997 reflects the extensive efforts undertaken by the Company to continue to build and support its infrastructure, as well as evaluate and pursue new business opportunities, and also reflects the Company's efforts in outsourcing several corporate functions, such as internal audit, facilities management and credit review, where the Company believes it can achieve a combination of cost savings and increased quality of service.

Occupancy, furniture and equipment expenses totaled $3.8 million and $5.8 million for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, an increase of $2.1 million, or 127.2%, and $2.7 million, or 88.1%, from the $1.7 million and $3.1 million for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1997, respectively. The increase in occupancy, furniture and equipment expenses in 1998 as compared to 1997, was primarily the result of the Company incurring certain non-recurring costs in connection with the expansion of its existing headquarters facility during the second quarter of 1998. Occupancy, furniture and equipment expenses were also impacted by costs related to furniture, computer equipment and other related costs associated with the Company opening new loan offices in West Los Angeles, California, and Rosemont, Illinois, in early 1998. The Company intends to continue its geographic expansion into other emerging technology market places across the U.S. during future years.

Business development and travel expenses totaled $1.4 million and $3.0 million for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, an increase of $0.4 million, or 37.1%, and $1.0 million, or 49.1%, compared to the $1.0 million and $2.0 million totals for the comparable 1997 periods. The increase in business development and travel expenses was largely attributable to overall

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growth in the Company's business, including both an increase in the number of FTE and expansion into new geographic markets.

Total telephone expenses were $0.6 million and $1.1 million for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 1998, and increase of $0.3 million, or 80.9%, and $0.5 million, or 76.5%, compared to the $0.3 million and $0.6 million totals for the comparable 1997 periods. The increase in telephone expenses in 1998, as compared to the prior year respective periods, was largely the result of the aforementioned overall growth in the Company's business, including both an increase in the number of FTE and expansion into new geographic markets.

The Company incurred $0.4 million in trust preferred securities distributions in connection with the sale of $40.0 million in cumulative trust preferred securities during the second quarter of 1998. The trust preferred securities pay a fixed rate quarterly distribution of 8.25% and have a maximum maturity of 30 years. The future pre-tax expense associated with the trust preferred securities distributions will be approximately $0.8 million per quarter. For further discussion related to the trust preferred securities, see the Item 2 section entitled "Liquidity."

During the second quarter of 1998, the Company realized a net gain of $1.3 million in connection with a sale of an OREO property that consisted of multiple undeveloped lots.

The Company and the Bank are aware of the "year 2000" issue and the related potential risks. The Bank has engaged a third party vendor, a recognized expert in assisting in all phases of year 2000 compliance, as part of a multiphase project to assist the Bank with addressing the year 2000 issue. The first two phases of the year 2000 compliance project, systems inventory and risk assessment, were completed during the second quarter of 1998. The expense and related impact on the Company's pre-tax earnings of the first two phases of the year 2000 compliance project was approximately $250,000. Phase three, renovation, consists of analysis, remediation and unit testing, began during the second quarter of 1998 and is projected to be completed by the end of 1998. The expense and related potential impact on the Company's pre-tax earnings of phase three of the year 2000 compliance project is expected to approximate $1,250,000. The fourth and final phase, validation and implementation, is expected to begin in the first quarter of 1999. Management has not yet assessed the potential financial impact of the last phase of the project.

Certain lawsuits and claims arising in the ordinary course of business have been filed or are pending against the Company and/or the Bank. Based upon information available to the Company, its review of such claims to date and consultation with its legal counsel, Management believes the liability relating to these actions, if any, will not have a material adverse effect on the Company's liquidity, consolidated financial position or results of operations.

INCOME TAXES

The Company's effective tax rate was 41.6% and 41.5% for the second quarter and first half of 1998, respectively, compared to 42.0% in both the three and six month prior year periods. The slight decrease in the Company's effective income tax rate was attributable to adjustments in the Company's estimate of its tax liabilities.

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FINANCIAL CONDITION

The Company's total assets were $3.1 billion at June 30, 1998, an increase of $498.0 million, or 19.0%, compared to $2.6 billion at December 31, 1997.

FEDERAL FUNDS SOLD AND SECURITIES PURCHASED UNDER AGREEMENT TO RESELL

Federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreement to resell totaled a combined $548.2 million at June 30, 1998, an increase of $226.5 million, or 70.4%, compared to the $321.8 million outstanding at the prior year end. This increase was attributable to the Company investing excess funds, resulting from the strong growth in deposits during the first half of 1998 having exceeded the growth in loans, in these types of short-term, liquid investments.

INVESTMENT SECURITIES

Investment securities totaled $1.1 billion at June 30, 1998, an increase of $52.6 million, or 5.2%, from the December 31, 1997, balance of $1.0 billion. This slight increase resulted from excess funds that were generated by strong growth in the Company's deposits outpacing the growth in loans during the first half of 1998, and primarily consisted of U.S. agency securities and commercial paper investments.

LOANS

Total loans, net of unearned income, at June 30, 1998, were $1.4 billion, a $176.1 million, or 15.0%, increase compared to the roughly $1.2 billion total at December 31, 1997. The increase in loans from the 1997 year-end total was widely distributed throughout the loan portfolio. This diversified growth was evidenced by increased quarter-end loan balances in many of the Company's market niches, specialized lending products and loan offices.

CREDIT QUALITY AND THE ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

Credit risk is defined as the possibility of sustaining a loss because other parties to the financial instrument fail to perform in accordance with the terms of the contract. While the Bank follows underwriting and credit monitoring procedures which it believes are appropriate in growing and managing the loan portfolio, in the event of nonperformance by these other parties, the Bank's potential exposure to credit losses could significantly affect the Company's consolidated financial position and earnings.

Lending money involves an inherent risk of nonpayment. Through the administration of loan policies and monitoring of the portfolio, Management seeks to reduce such risks. The allowance for loan losses is an estimate to provide a financial buffer for losses, both identified and unidentified, in the loan portfolio.

Management regularly reviews and monitors the loan portfolio to determine the risk profile of each credit, and to identify credits whose risk profiles have changed. This review includes, but is not limited to, such factors as payment status, the financial condition of the borrower, borrower compliance with loan covenants, underlying collateral values, potential loan concentrations, and general economic conditions. Potential problem credits are identified and, based upon known information, action plans are developed.

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The allowance for loan losses totaled $42.3 million at June 30, 1998, an increase of $4.6 million, or 12.2%, compared to the $37.7 million balance at December 31, 1997. This increase was due to $9.5 million in additional provisions to the allowance for loan losses, offset by net charge-offs of $4.9 million for the first half of 1998. Gross charge-offs for the first half of 1998 totaled $6.5 million and included a charge-off totaling $3.0 million related to one commercial credit in the Bank's Diversified Industries practice.

In general, Management believes the allowance for loan losses is adequate as of June 30, 1998. However, future changes in circumstances, economic conditions or other factors could cause Management to increase or decrease the allowance for loan losses as deemed necessary.

Nonperforming assets consist of loans that are past due 90 days or more but still accruing interest, loans on nonaccrual status and OREO and other foreclosed assets. The table below sets forth certain relationships between nonperforming loans, nonperforming assets and the allowance for loan losses:

                                                        June 30,                  December 31,
                                                         1998                         1997
(Dollars in thousands)                                (Unaudited)                 (Unaudited)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nonperforming assets:
Loans past due 90 days or more                                     $  1,573       $  1,016
Nonaccrual loans                                                     29,798         24,476
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total nonperforming loans                                            31,371         25,492
OREO and other foreclosed assets                                      1,858          1,858
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total nonperforming assets                                         $ 33,229       $ 27,350
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans                      2.3%          2.2%
OREO and other foreclosed assets as a percentage of total assets        0.1%          0.1%
Nonperforming assets as a percentage of total assets                    1.1%          1.0%

Allowance for loan losses:                                          $42,300       $37,700
 As a percentage of total loans                                         3.1%          3.2%
 As a percentage of nonaccrual loans                                  142.0%        154.0%
 As a percentage of nonperforming loans                               134.8%        147.9%

Nonperforming loans totaled $31.4 million, or 2.3% of total loans, at June 30, 1998, compared to $25.5 million, or 2.2% of total loans, at December 31, 1997. The increase in nonperforming loans from the prior year end was primarily due to two credits, each in excess of $3.0 million, being placed on nonaccrual status during the first six months of 1998.

In addition to the loans disclosed in the foregoing analysis, Management has identified three loans with principal amounts aggregating approximately $16.5 million, that, on the basis of information known by Management, were judged to have a higher than normal risk of becoming nonperforming. The Company is not aware of any other loans where known information about possible problems of the borrower casts serious doubts about the ability of the borrower to comply with the loan repayment terms.

OREO and other foreclosed assets totaled a combined $1.9 million at both June 30, 1998, and December 31, 1997. The OREO and other foreclosed assets balance at June 30, 1998, consisted

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of one OREO property and one other asset which was acquired through foreclosure. The OREO property consists of multiple undeveloped lots and was acquired by the Company prior to June 1993. The one other asset acquired through foreclosure, which totaled $1.2 million at June 30, 1998, consists of a favorable leasehold right under a master lease which the Company acquired upon foreclosure of a loan during the third quarter of 1997.

DEPOSITS

Total deposits were $2.9 billion at June 30, 1998, an increase of $434.9 million, or 17.9%, from the prior year-end total of $2.4 billion. A significant portion of the increase in deposits during the first half of 1998 was concentrated in the Company's highest-rate paying deposit product, the bonus money market deposit product, which increased $388.1 million, or 33.9%, to a total of $1.5 billion at the end of the June 30, 1998. This increase was explained by high levels of client liquidity attributable to a strong inflow of investment capital into the venture capital community, and by growth during the first half of 1998 in the number of clients served by the Company.

MARKET RISK MANAGEMENT

Interest rate risk is the most significant market risk impacting the Company. The Company's monitoring activities related to managing interest rate risk include both interest rate sensitivity "gap" analysis and the use of a simulation model to measure the impact of market interest rate changes on the net present value of estimated cash flows from the Company's assets, liabilities and off-balance sheet items, defined as the Company's market value of portfolio equity (MVPE). See the Company's 1997 Annual Report on Form 10-K for disclosure of the quantitative and qualitative information regarding the interest rate risk inherent in interest rate risk sensitive instruments as of December 31, 1997. There have been no changes in the assumptions used by the Company in monitoring interest rate risk, and the Company is in compliance with all interest rate risk policy guidelines as of June 30, 1998. Other types of market risk affecting the Company in the normal course of its business activities include foreign currency exchange risk and equity price risk. The impact on the Company, resulting from these other two types of market risks, is deemed immaterial. The Company does not maintain a portfolio of trading securities and does not intend to engage in such activities in the immediate future.

LIQUIDITY

The objective of liquidity management is to ensure that funds are available in a timely manner to meet loan demand and depositors' needs, and to service other liabilities as they come due, without causing an undue amount of cost or risk, and without causing a disruption to normal operating conditions.

The Company regularly assesses the amount and likelihood of projected funding requirements through a review of factors such as historical deposit volatility and funding patterns, present and forecasted market and economic conditions, individual client funding needs, and existing and planned Company business activities. The asset/liability committee of the Bank provides oversight to the liquidity management process and recommends policy guidelines, subject to Board of Directors approval, and courses of action to address the Company's actual and projected liquidity needs.

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The ability to attract a stable, low-cost base of deposits is the Company's primary source of liquidity. Other sources of liquidity available to the Company include short-term borrowings, which consist of federal funds purchased, security repurchase agreements and other short-term borrowing arrangements. The Company's liquidity requirements can also be met through the use of its portfolio of liquid assets. Liquid assets, as defined, include cash and cash equivalents in excess of the minimum levels necessary to carry out normal business operations, federal funds sold, securities purchased under resale agreements, investment securities maturing within six months, investment securities eligible and available for pledging purposes with a maturity in excess of six months, and anticipated near term cash flows from investments.

Additionally, during the second quarter of 1998 the Company issued $40.0 million in cumulative trust preferred securities through a newly formed special-purpose trust (SVB Capital I). The securities had an offering price (liquidation amount) of $25 per security and distributions at a fixed rate of 8.25% will be paid by the Company quarterly. The securities have a maximum maturity of 30 years. The Company received proceeds of $38.5 million related to the sale of these securities, net of underwriting commissions and other offering expenses. The proceeds will be used by the Company for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, investments in liquid government and corporate debt securities, and investments in venture capital funds.

Bank policy guidelines provide that liquid assets as a percentage of total deposits should not fall below 20.0%. At June 30, 1998, the Bank's ratio of liquid assets to total deposits was 53.4%. This ratio is well in excess of the Bank's minimum policy guidelines and is slightly higher than the comparable ratio of 52.1% as of December 31, 1997. In addition to monitoring the level of liquid assets relative to total deposits, the Bank also utilizes other policy measures in its liquidity management activities. As of June 30, 1998, the Bank was in compliance with all of these policy measures.

CAPITAL RESOURCES

Management seeks to maintain adequate capital to support anticipated asset growth and credit risks, and to ensure that the Company and the Bank are in compliance with all regulatory capital guidelines. The primary source of new capital for the Company has been the retention of earnings. Aside from current earnings, other sources of new capital for the Company have been the issuance of common stock under the Company's employee benefit plans, including the Company's stock option plans, defined contribution plans and employee stock purchase plan.

Additionally, during the second quarter of 1998 the Company issued $40.0 million in cumulative trust preferred securities through a newly formed special-purpose trust (SVB Capital I), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The trust preferred securities are presented as a separate line item in the consolidated balance sheet of the Company under the caption "Company obligated mandatorily redeemable trust preferred securities of subsidiary trust holding solely junior subordinated debentures." The securities have a maximum maturity of 30 years and qualify as Tier 1 capital under the capital guidelines of the Federal Reserve Board.

Shareholders' equity totaled $198.3 million at June 30, 1998, an increase of $23.8 million, or 13.6%, from the $174.5 million balance at December 31, 1997. This increase resulted from net income of $15.8 million combined with capital generated primarily through the Company's

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employee benefit plans of $8.5 million, slightly offset by a decrease in the after-tax net unrealized gain on available-for-sale investments of $0.5 million from the prior year end.

The Company and the Bank are subject to capital adequacy guidelines issued by the Federal Reserve Board. Under these capital guidelines, the minimum total risk-based capital and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio requirements are 10.0% and 6.0%, respectively, of risk-weighted assets and certain off-balance sheet items for a "well capitalized" depository institution.

The Federal Reserve Board has also established minimum capital leverage ratio guidelines for state member banks. The ratio is determined using Tier 1 capital divided by quarterly average total assets. The guidelines require a minimum of 5.0% for a well capitalized depository institution.

The Company's and the Bank's risk-based capital ratios were in excess of regulatory guidelines for a well capitalized depository institution as of June 30, 1998, and December 31, 1997. Capital ratios for the Company are set forth below:

                                                        June 30,             December 31,
                                                          1998                   1997
                                                      (UNAUDITED)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total risk-based capital ratio                          13.2%                11.5%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio                         11.9%                10.2%
Tier 1 leverage ratio                                    8.2%                 7.1%
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The improvement in the Company's total risk-based capital ratio and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio from December 31, 1997, to June 30, 1998, was attributable to an increase in Tier 1 capital, partially offset by an increase in total assets. The increase in Tier 1 capital primarily resulted from the aforementioned net income and the issuance of $40.0 million in trust preferred securities during the first six months of 1998.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

There were no legal proceedings requiring disclosure pursuant to this item pending at June 30, 1998, or at the date of this report.

ITEM 2 - CHANGES IN SECURITIES

None.

ITEM 3 - DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.

ITEM 4 - SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on April 16, 1998. Each of the persons named in the Proxy Statement as a nominee for director was elected; and the appointment of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP as the Company's independent auditors for 1998 was ratified. The following are the voting results on each of these matters:

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS                                   IN FAVOR       WITHHELD

Gary K. Barr                                           8,552,794        138,915
James F. Burns, Jr.                                    8,552,622        139,087
John C. Dean                                           8,550,305        141,404
David M. deWilde                                       8,552,794        138,915
Clarence J. Ferrari, Jr., Esq.                         8,552,794        138,915
Daniel J. Kelleher                                     8,453,276        238,433
James R. Porter                                        8,552,622        139,087
Ann R. Wells                                           8,460,489        231,220

OTHER MATTERS                                      IN FAVOR  OPPOSED  ABSTAINED

Ratification of the appointment of
   KPMG Peat Marwick LLP as the
   Company's independent auditors
   for 1998                                       8,657,406  11,205    23,098

ITEM  5 - OTHER INFORMATION

None.

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ITEM 6 - EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K

(a) Exhibits:

 4.2   Form of Subordinated Indenture

 4.3   Form of Junior Subordinated Debenture

 4.6   Form of Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of SVB Capital I

 4.7   Form of Trust Preferred Certificate of SVB Capital I (included as an
       exhibit to Exhibit 4.6)

 4.8   Form of Guarantee Agreement

 4.9   Form of Agreement as to Expenses and Liabilities (included as an
       exhibit to Exhibit 4.6)

 4.10  Form of Common Securities Certificate of SVB Capital I (included as
       an exhibit to Exhibit 4.6)

 4.11  Form of Officers' Certificate and Company Order

10.38  Promissory Note between Silicon Valley Bancshares and Christopher T.
       Lutes, as of June 10, 1998

10.39  The 1998 Venture Capital Retention Program, Amended June 18, 1998

(b) REPORTS ON FORM 8-K:

No reports on Form 8-K were filed by the Company during the quarter ended June 30, 1998.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

Date:  August 13, 1998             /s/ Christopher T. Lutes
                                   -------------------------------
                                   Christopher T. Lutes
                                   Executive Vice President and
                                     Chief Financial Officer
                                   (Principal Accounting Officer)

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EXHIBIT 4.2


SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

TO

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY

TRUSTEE


JUNIOR SUBORDINATED INDENTURE

DATED AS OF MAY 22, 1998



TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE I       DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION.............   1
     Section 1.1.   DEFINITIONS.....................................................   1
     Section 1.2.   COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AND OPINIONS.............................  10
     Section 1.3.   FORMS OF DOCUMENTS DELIVERED TO TRUSTEE.........................  10
     Section 1.4.   ACTS OF HOLDERS.................................................  11
     Section 1.5.   NOTICES, ETC. TO TRUSTEE AND COMPANY............................  13
     Section 1.6.   NOTICE TO HOLDERS; WAIVER.......................................  13
     Section 1.7.   CONFLICT WITH TRUST INDENTURE ACT...............................  14
     Section 1.8.   EFFECT OF HEADINGS AND TABLE OF CONTENTS........................  14
     Section 1.9.   SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS..........................................  14
     Section 1.10.  SEPARABILITY CLAUSE.............................................  14
     Section 1.11.  BENEFITS OF INDENTURE...........................................  14
     Section 1.12.  GOVERNING LAW...................................................  14
     Section 1.13.  NON-BUSINESS DAYS...............................................  14

ARTICLE II      SECURITY FORMS......................................................  15
     Section 2.1.   FORMS GENERALLY.................................................  15
     Section 2.2.   FORM OF FACE OF SECURITY........................................  15
     Section 2.3.   FORM OF REVERSE OF SECURITY.....................................  19
     Section 2.4.   ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS REQUIRED IN GLOBAL SECURITY...............  22
     Section 2.5.   FORM OF TRUSTEE'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION.................  22

ARTICLE III     THE SECURITIES......................................................  22
     Section 3.1.   TITLE AND TERMS.................................................  22
     Section 3.2.   DENOMINATIONS...................................................  25
     Section 3.3.   EXECUTION, AUTHENTICATION, DELIVERY AND DATING..................  25
     Section 3.4.   TEMPORARY SECURITIES............................................  26
     Section 3.5.   REGISTRATION, TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE.............................  27
     Section 3.6.   MUTILATED, DESTROYED, LOST AND STOLEN SECURITIES................  29
     Section 3.7.   PAYMENT OF INTEREST; INTEREST RIGHTS PRESERVED..................  30
     Section 3.8.   PERSONS DEEMED OWNERS...........................................  31
     Section 3.9.   CANCELLATION....................................................  31
     Section 3.10.  COMPUTATION OF INTEREST.........................................  31
     Section 3.11.  DEFERRALS OF INTEREST PAYMENT DATES.............................  32
     Section 3.12.  RIGHT OF SET-OFF................................................  33
     Section 3.13.  AGREED TAX TREATMENT............................................  33
     Section 3.14.  SHORTENING OF STATED MATURITY...................................  33

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     Section 3.15.  CUSIP NUMBERS...................................................  33

ARTICLE IV      SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE..........................................  34
     Section 4.1.   SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE.........................  34
     Section 4.2.   APPLICATION OF TRUST MONEY......................................  35

ARTICLE V       REMEDIES............................................................  35
     Section 5.1.   EVENTS OF DEFAULT...............................................  35
     Section 5.2.   ACCELERATION OF MATURITY; RESCISSION AND ANNULMENT..............  36
     Section 5.3.   COLLECTION OF INDEBTEDNESS AND SUITS FOR ENFORCEMENT
                     BY TRUSTEE.....................................................  38
     Section 5.4.   TRUSTEE MAY FILE PROOFS OF CLAIM................................  38
     Section 5.5.   TRUSTEE MAY ENFORCE CLAIM WITHOUT POSSESSION OF SECURITIES......  39
     Section 5.6.   APPLICATION OF MONEY COLLECTED..................................  39
     Section 5.7.   LIMITATION ON SUITS.............................................  40
     Section 5.8.   UNCONDITIONAL RIGHT OF HOLDERS TO RECEIVE PRINCIPAL,
                     PREMIUM AND INTEREST; DIRECT ACTION BY HOLDERS OF
                     PREFERRED SECURITIES...........................................  40
     Section 5.9.   RESTORATION OF RIGHTS AND REMEDIES..............................  41
     Section 5.10.  RIGHTS AND REMEDIES CUMULATIVE..................................  41
     Section 5.11.  DELAY OR OMISSION NOT WAIVER....................................  41
     Section 5.12.  CONTROL BY HOLDERS..............................................  42
     Section 5.13.  WAIVER OF PAST DEFAULTS.........................................  42
     Section 5.14.  UNDERTAKING FOR COSTS...........................................  42
     Section 5.15.  WAIVER OF USURY, STAY OR EXTENSION LAWS.........................  43

ARTICLE VI      THE TRUSTEE.........................................................  43
     Section 6.1.   CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.............................  43
     Section 6.2.   NOTICE OF DEFAULTS..............................................  44
     Section 6.3.   CERTAIN RIGHTS OF TRUSTEE.......................................  45
     Section 6.4.   NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECITALS OR ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES..........  46
     Section 6.5.   MAY HOLD SECURITIES.............................................  46
     Section 6.6.   MONEY HELD IN TRUST.............................................  46
     Section 6.7.   COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT..................................  46
     Section 6.8.   DISQUALIFICATION; CONFLICTING INTERESTS.........................  47
     Section 6.9.   CORPORATE TRUSTEE REQUIRED; ELIGIBILITY.........................  47
     Section 6.10.  RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL; APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR...............  48
     Section 6.11.  ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT BY SUCCESSOR..........................  49
     Section 6.12.  MERGER, CONVERSION, CONSOLIDATION OR SUCCESSION TO BUSINESS.....  50
     Section 6.13.  PREFERENTIAL COLLECTION OF CLAIMS AGAINST COMPANY...............  50
     Section 6.14.  APPOINTMENT OF AUTHENTICATING AGENT.............................  51

ARTICLE VII     HOLDERS' LISTS AND REPORTS BY TRUSTEE AND COMPANY...................  52
     Section 7.1.   COMPANY TO FURNISH TRUSTEE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF HOLDERS.......  52
     Section 7.2.   PRESERVATION OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS TO HOLDERS..........  53

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     Section 7.3.   REPORTS BY TRUSTEE..............................................  53
     Section 7.4.   REPORTS BY COMPANY..............................................  53

ARTICLE VIII    CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE, TRANSFER OR LEASE................  54
     Section 8.1.   COMPANY MAY CONSOLIDATE, ETC., ONLY ON CERTAIN TERMS............  54
     Section 8.2.   SUCCESSOR CORPORATION SUBSTITUTED...............................  54

ARTICLE IX      SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES.............................................  55
     Section 9.1.   SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES WITHOUT CONSENT OF HOLDERS..............  55
     Section 9.2.   SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES WITH CONSENT OF HOLDERS.................  56
     Section 9.3.   EXECUTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES............................  58
     Section 9.4.   EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES...............................  58
     Section 9.5.   CONFORMITY WITH TRUST INDENTURE ACT.............................  58
     Section 9.6.   REFERENCE IN SECURITIES TO SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES..............  58

ARTICLE X       COVENANTS...........................................................  59
     Section 10.1.  PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL, PREMIUM AND INTEREST......................  59
     Section 10.2.  MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE OR AGENCY.................................  59
     Section 10.3.  MONEY FOR SECURITY PAYMENTS TO BE HELD IN TRUST.................  59
     Section 10.4.  STATEMENT AS TO COMPLIANCE......................................  61
     Section 10.5.  WAIVER OF CERTAIN COVENANTS.....................................  61
     Section 10.6.  ADDITIONAL SUMS.................................................  61
     Section 10.7.  ADDITIONAL COVENANTS............................................  62

ARTICLE XI      REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES............................................  63
     Section 11.1.  APPLICABILITY OF THIS ARTICLE...................................  63
     Section 11.2.  ELECTION TO REDEEM; NOTICE TO TRUSTEE...........................  63
     Section 11.3.  SELECTION OF SECURITIES TO BE REDEEMED..........................  63
     Section 11.4.  NOTICE OF REDEMPTION............................................  64
     Section 11.5.  DEPOSIT OF REDEMPTION PRICE.....................................  64
     Section 11.6.  PAYMENT OF SECURITIES CALLED FOR REDEMPTION.....................  65
     Section 11.7.  RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES INITIALLY ISSUED TO A
                     SVB TRUST......................................................  65

ARTICLE XII     SINKING FUNDS.......................................................  66
     Section 12.1.  APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE........................................  66
     Section 12.2.  SATISFACTION OF SINKING FUND PAYMENTS WITH SECURITIES...........  66
     Section 12.3.  REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES FOR SINKING FUND.......................  66

ARTICLE XIII    SUBORDINATION OF SECURITIES.........................................  68
     Section 13.1.  SECURITIES SUBORDINATE TO SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT..........  68
     Section 13.2.  PAYMENT OVER OF PROCEEDS UPON DISSOLUTION, ETC..................  68
     Section 13.3.  PRIOR PAYMENT TO SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT UPON
                     ACCELERATION OF SECURITIES.....................................  69

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     Section 13.4.  NO PAYMENT WHEN SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT IN DEFAULT.........  70
     Section 13.5.  PAYMENT PERMITTED IF NO DEFAULT.................................  71
     Section 13.6.  SUBROGATION TO RIGHTS OF HOLDERS OF SENIOR AND
                     SUBORDINATED DEBT..............................................  71
     Section 13.7.  PROVISIONS SOLELY TO DEFINE RELATIVE RIGHTS.....................  71
     Section 13.8.  TRUSTEE TO EFFECTUATE SUBORDINATION.............................  72
     Section 13.9.  NO WAIVER OF SUBORDINATION PROVISIONS...........................  72
     Section 13.10. NOTICE TO TRUSTEE...............................................  72
     Section 13.11. RELIANCE ON JUDICIAL ORDER OR CERTIFICATE OF
                     LIQUIDATING AGENT..............................................  73
     Section 13.12. TRUSTEE NOT FIDUCIARY FOR HOLDERS OF SENIOR AND
                     SUBORDINATED DEBT..............................................  73
     Section 13.13. RIGHTS OF TRUSTEE AS HOLDER OF SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED
                     DEBT; PRESERVATION OF TRUSTEE'S RIGHTS.........................  74
     Section 13.14. ARTICLE APPLICABLE TO PAYING AGENTS.............................  74
     Section 13.15. CERTAIN CONVERSIONS OR EXCHANGES DEEMED PAYMENT.................  74

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SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

Reconciliation and tie between the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (including cross-references to provisions of Sections 310 to and including 317 which, pursuant to Section 318(c) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended by the Trust Reform Act of 1990, are a part of and govern the Indenture whether or not physically contained therein) and the Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of May 22, 1998.

TRUST INDENTURE
  ACT SECTION                SECTION                               INDENTURE
---------------              -------                               ---------
SECTION 310     (a) (1), (2) and (5)...........................  Not Applicable
                (a) (3)........................................  Not Applicable
                (a) (4)........................................  Not Applicable
                (b)............................................  6.8
                ...............................................  6.10
                (c)............................................  Not Applicable
SECTION 311     (a)............................................  6.13(a)
                (b)............................................  6.13(b b) (2)
                ...............................................  7.3(a) (2)
                ...............................................  7.3(a) (2)
SECTION 312     (a)............................................  7.1
                ...............................................  7.2(a)
                (b)............................................  7.2(b)
                (c)............................................  7.2(c)
SECTION 313     (a)............................................  7.3(a)
                (b)............................................  7.3(b)
                (c)............................................  7.3(a), 7.3(b)
                (d)............................................  7.3(c)
SECTION 314     (a) (1), (2) and (3)...........................  7.4
                (a) (4)........................................  10.5
                (b)............................................  Not Applicable
                (c) (1)........................................  1.2
                (c) (2)........................................  1.2
                (c) (3)........................................  Not Applicable
                (d)............................................  Not Applicable
                (e)............................................  1.2
                (f)............................................  Not Applicable
SECTION 315     (a)............................................  6.1(a)
                (b)............................................  6.2

TRUST INDENTURE
  ACT SECTION                SECTION                               INDENTURE
---------------              -------                               ---------

                ...............................................  7.3(a) (6)
                (c)............................................  6.1(b)
                (d)............................................  6.1 (c)
                (d) (1)........................................  6.1(a) (1)
                (d) (2)........................................  6.1(c) (2)
                (d) (3)........................................  6.1(c) (3)
                (e)............................................  5.14
SECTION 316     (a)............................................  1.1
                (a) (1) (A)....................................  5.12
                (a) (1) (B)....................................  5.13
                (a) (2)........................................  Not Applicable
                (b)............................................  5.8
                (c)............................................  1.4(f)
SECTION 317     (a) (1)........................................  5.3
                (a) (2)........................................  5.4
                (b)............................................  10.3
SECTION 318     (a)............................................  1.7


NOTE: This reconciliation and tie shall not, for any purpose, be deemed to be a part of the Junior Subordinated Indenture.

JUNIOR SUBORDINATED INDENTURE, dated as of May 22, 1998, between SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES, a California corporation (hereinafter called the "Company") having its principal office at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054, and WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, a Delaware banking corporation, as Trustee (hereinafter called the "Trustee").

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

The Company has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture to provide for the issuance from time to time of its unsecured junior subordinated debt securities in series (hereinafter called the "Securities") of substantially the tenor hereinafter provided, including, without limitation, Securities issued to evidence loans made to the Company of the proceeds from the issuance from time to time by one or more business trusts (each a "SVB Trust," and, collectively, the "SVB Trusts") of preferred trust interests in such Trusts (the Preferred Securities") and common interests in such Trusts (the "Common Securities" and, collectively with the Preferred Securities, the Trust Securities), and to provide the terms and conditions upon which the Securities are to be authenticated, issued and delivered.

All things necessary to make the Securities, when executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered hereunder and duly issued by the Company the valid obligations of


the Company, and to make this Indenture a valid agreement of the Company, in accordance with their and its terms, have been done.

NOW THEREFORE, THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH: For and in consideration of the premises and the purchase of the Securities by the Holders thereof, it is mutually covenanted and agreed, for the equal and proportionate benefit of all Holders of the Securities or of any series thereof, as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

Section I.1. DEFINITIONS.

For all purposes of this Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article, and include the plural as well as the singular;

(b) All other terms used herein which are defined in the Trust Indenture Act, either directly or by reference therein, have the meanings assigned to them therein;

(c) All accounting terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term "generally accepted accounting principles" with respect to any computation required or permitted hereunder shall mean such accounting principles which are generally accepted at the date or time of such computation; provided, that when two or more principles are so generally accepted, it shall mean that set of principles consistent with those in use by the Company; and

(d) The words "herein," "hereof" and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.

"1940 ACT" means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

"ACT" when used with respect to any Holder has the meaning specified in
Section 1.4.

"ADDITIONAL INTEREST" means the interest, if any, that shall accrue on any interest on the Securities of any series the payment of which has not been made on the applicable Interest Payment Date and which shall accrue at the rate per annum specified or determined as specified in such Security.

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"ADDITIONAL SUMS" has the meaning specified in Section 10.6.

"ADDITIONAL TAXES" means the sum of any additional taxes, duties and other governmental charges to which a SVB Trust has become subject from time to time as a result of a Tax Event.

"ADMINISTRATIVE TRUSTEE" means, in respect of any SVB Trust, each Person identified as an "Administrative Trustee" or an "Administrative Agent" in the related Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, solely in such Person's capacity as Administrative Trustee or an Administrative Agent, as the case may be, of such SVB Trust under such Amended and Restated Trust Agreement and not in such Person's individual capacity, or any successor administrative trustee or successor administrative agent, as the case may be, appointed as therein provided.

"AFFILIATE" of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, no SVB Trust to which Securities have been issued shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Company. For the purposes of this definition, "control" when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms "controlling" and "controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

"ALLOCABLE AMOUNTS," when used with respect to any Senior and Subordinated Debt, means all amounts due or to become due on such Senior and Subordinated Debt less, if applicable, any amount which would have been paid to, and retained by, the holders of such Senior and Subordinated Debt (whether as a result of the receipt of payments by the holders of such Senior and Subordinated Debt from the Company or any other obligor thereon or from any holders of, or trustee in respect of, other indebtedness that is subordinate and junior in right of payment to such Senior and Subordinated Debt pursuant to any provision of such indebtedness for the payment over of amounts received on account of such indebtedness to the holders of such Senior and Subordinated Debt or otherwise) but for the fact that such Senior and Subordinated Debt is subordinate or junior in right of payment to (or subject to a requirement that amounts received on such Senior and Subordinated Debt be paid over to obligees on) trade accounts payable or accrued liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business.

"AUTHENTICATING AGENT" means any Person authorized by the Trustee pursuant to Section 6.14 to act on behalf of the Trustee to authenticate Securities of one or more series.

"BOARD OF DIRECTORS" means either the board of directors of the Company or any committee of that board duly authorized to act hereunder.

"BOARD RESOLUTION" means a copy of a resolution certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors, or such committee of the Board of Directors or officers of the Company to which authority to act on

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behalf of the Board of Directors has been delegated, and to be in full force and effect on the date of such certification, and delivered to the Trustee.

"BUSINESS DAY" means any day other than (i) a Saturday or Sunday, (ii) a day on which banking institutions in the State of California are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or (iii) a day on which the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, or, with respect to the Securities of a series initially issued to a SVB Trust, the principal office of the Property Trustee under the related Trust Agreement, is closed for business.

"CAPITAL TREATMENT EVENT" means the reasonable determination by the Company that, as a result of any amendment to, or change (including any prospective change) in, the laws (or any regulations thereunder) of the United States or any political subdivision thereof or therein, or as a result of any official or administrative pronouncement or action or judicial decision interpreting or applying such laws or regulations, which amendment or change is effective or such prospective change, pronouncement or decision is announced on or after the original issuance of the Preferred Securities of such SVB Trust, there is more than an insubstantial risk that the Company will not be entitled to treat the Preferred Securities (or any substantial portion thereof) as "Tier I Capital" (or the then equivalent thereof) for purposes of the capital adequacy guidelines of the primary federal regulator of the Company, as then in effect and applicable to the Company.

"COMMISSION" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, or if at any time after the execution of this instrument such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act, then the body performing such duties on such date.

"COMMON SECURITIES" has the meaning specified in the first recital of this Indenture.

"COMMON STOCK" means the common stock, no par value, of the Company.

"COMPANY" means the Person named as the "Company" in the first paragraph of this instrument until a successor corporation shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter "Company" shall mean such successor corporation.

"COMPANY REQUEST" and "COMPANY ORDER" mean, respectively, the written request or order signed in the name of the Company by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, its Chief Executive Officer, its President or a Vice President, and by its Chief Financial Officer, its Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company, and delivered to the Trustee.

"CORPORATE TRUST OFFICE" means the principal office of the Trustee at which at any particular time its corporate trust business shall be administered.

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"CORPORATION" includes a corporation, association, company, joint-stock company or business trust.

"DEBT" means, with respect to any Person, whether recourse is to all or a portion of the assets of such Person and whether or not contingent, (i) every obligation of such Person for money borrowed; (ii) every obligation of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments, including obligations incurred in connection with the acquisition of property, assets or businesses; (iii) every reimbursement obligation of such Person with respect to letters of credit, bankers' acceptances or similar facilities issued for the account of such Person; (iv) every obligation of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (but excluding trade accounts payable or accrued liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business); (v) every capital lease obligation of such Person; (vi) all indebtedness of such Person whether incurred on or prior to the date of this Indenture or thereafter incurred, for claims in respect of derivative products, including interest rate, foreign exchange rate and commodity forward contracts, options and swaps and similar arrangements; and (vii) every obligation of the type referred to in clauses (i) through (vi) of another Person and all dividends of another Person the payment of which, in either case, such Person has guaranteed or is responsible or liable for, directly or indirectly, as obligor or otherwise.

"DEFAULTED INTEREST" has the meaning specified in Section 3.7.

"DEPOSITARY" means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in whole or in part in the form of one or more Global Securities, the Person designated as Depositary by the Company pursuant to
Section 3.1 with respect to such series (or any successor thereto).

"DISCOUNT SECURITY" means any security which provides for an amount less than the principal amount thereof to be due and payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 5.2.

"DISTRIBUTIONS," with respect to the Trust Securities issued by a SVB Trust, means amounts payable in respect of such Trust Securities as provided in the related Trust Agreement and referred to therein as "Distributions."

"DOLLAR" or "U.S. $" means the currency of the United States of America that, as at the time of payment, is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.

"EVENT OF DEFAULT" has the meaning specified in Article V unless otherwise specified in the supplemental indenture or the Officers' Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 3.1 hereof creating a series of Securities.

"EXCHANGE ACT" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and any statute successor thereto, in each case as amended from time to time.

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"EXTENSION PERIOD" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"GLOBAL SECURITY" means a Security in the form prescribed in Section 2.4 evidencing all or part of a series of Securities, issued to the Depositary or its nominee for such series, and registered in the name of such Depositary or its nominee.

"SVB GUARANTEE" means the guarantee by the Company of distributions on the Preferred Securities of a SVB Trust to the extent provided in the related Guarantee Agreement.

"SVB TRUST" has the meaning specified in the first recital of this Indenture.

"GUARANTEE AGREEMENT" means the Guarantee Agreement substantially in the form attached hereto as Annex C, or substantially in such form as may be specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 with respect to the Securities of any series, in each case as amended from time to time.

"HOLDER" means a Person in whose name a Security is registered in the Securities Register.

"INDENTURE" means this instrument as originally executed or as it may from time to time be supplemented or amended by one or more indentures supplemental hereto entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions hereof or one or more Officers' Certificates delivered pursuant to Section 3.1 and shall include the terms of each particular series of Securities established as contemplated by Section 3.1.

"INTEREST PAYMENT DATE" means as to each series of Securities the Stated Maturity of an installment of interest on such Securities.

"INVESTMENT COMPANY EVENT" means, in respect of a SVB Trust, the receipt by the Company and an SVB Trust of an Opinion of Counsel, rendered by a law firm experienced in such matters, to the effect that, as a result of change in law or regulation or a written change in interpretation or application of law or regulation by any legislative body, court, governmental agency or regulatory authority, there is more than an insubstantial risk that such SVB Trust is or will be considered an "investment company" that is required to be registered under the 1940 Act, which change becomes effective on or after the date of original issuance of the Preferred Securities of such SVB Trust.

"JUNIOR SUBORDINATED PAYMENT" has the meaning specified in Section 13.2.

"MATURITY" when used with respect to any Security means the date on which the principal of such Security becomes due and payable as therein or herein provided, whether at the Stated Maturity or by declaration of acceleration, call for redemption or otherwise.

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"NOTICE OF DEFAULT" means a written notice of the kind specified in
Section 5.1(c).

"OFFICERS' CERTIFICATE" means a certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or a Vice President, and by the Chief Financial Officer, the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company, and delivered to the Trustee.

"OPINION OF COUNSEL" means a written opinion of counsel, who may be counsel for the Company, but not an employee thereof, and who shall be reasonably acceptable to the Trustee.

"ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE" means the date of issuance specified as such in each Security.

"OUTSTANDING" means, when used in reference to any Securities, as of the date of determination, all Securities theretofore authenticated and delivered under this Indenture, except:

(i) Securities theretofore canceled by the Trustee or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation;

(ii) Securities for whose payment or redemption money in the necessary amount has been theretofore deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent in trust for the Holders of such Securities; PROVIDED that, if such Securities are to be redeemed, notice of such redemption has been duly given pursuant to this Indenture; and

(iii) Securities in substitution for or in lieu of which other Securities have been authenticated and delivered or which have been paid pursuant to Section 3.6, unless proof satisfactory to the Trustee is presented that any such Securities are held by Holders in whose hands such Securities are valid, binding and legal obligations of the Company; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in determining whether the Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver hereunder, Securities owned by the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities or, unless all the Securities of a series shall then be held by an Affiliate of the Company, any Affiliate of the Company or such other obligor shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding, except that, in determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in relying upon any such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver, only Securities which the Trustee knows to be so owned shall be so disregarded. Securities so owned which have been pledged in good faith may be regarded as Outstanding if the pledgee establishes to the satisfaction of the Trustee the pledgee's right so to act with respect to such Securities and that the pledgee is not the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities or any Affiliate of the Company or such other obligor. Upon the written request of the Trustee, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee promptly an Officers' Certificate listing and identifying all Securities, if any, known by the Company to be owned or held by or for the account of the Company, or any other obligor on the Securities or any Affiliate of the Company or such obligor, and, subject to

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the provisions of Section 6.1, the Trustee shall be entitled to accept such Officers' Certificate as conclusive evidence of the facts therein set forth and of the fact that all Securities not listed therein are Outstanding for the purpose of any such determination.

"PAYING AGENT" means the Trustee or any Person authorized by the Company to pay the principal of or interest on any Securities on behalf of the Company.

"PERSON" means any individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, limited liability company or corporation, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

"PLACE OF PAYMENT" means, with respect to the Securities of any series, the place or places where the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on the Securities of such series are payable pursuant to Sections 3.1 and 3.11.

"PREDECESSOR SECURITY" of any particular Security means every previous Security evidencing all or a portion of the same debt as that evidenced by such particular Security; and, for the purposes of this definition, any security authenticated and delivered under Section 3.6 in lieu of a lost, destroyed or stolen Security shall be deemed to evidence the same debt as the lost, destroyed or stolen Security.

"PREFERRED SECURITIES" has the meaning specified in the first recital of this Indenture.

"PROCEEDING" has the meaning specified in Section 13.2.

"PROPERTY TRUSTEE" means, in respect of any SVB Trust, the commercial bank or trust company identified as the "Property Trustee" in the related Trust Agreement, solely in its capacity as Property Trustee of such SVB Trust under such Trust Agreement and not in its individual capacity, or its successor in interest in such capacity, or any successor property trustee appointed as therein provided.

"REDEMPTION DATE," when used with respect to any Security to be redeemed, means the date fixed for such redemption by or pursuant to this Indenture.

"REDEMPTION PRICE," when used with respect to any Security to be redeemed, means the price at which it is to be redeemed pursuant to this Indenture.

"REGULAR RECORD DATE" for the interest payable on any Interest Payment Date with respect to the Securities of a series means, unless otherwise provided pursuant to Section 3.1 with respect to Securities of a series, (i) in the case of Securities of a series represented by one or more Global Securities, the Business Day next preceding such Interest Payment Date and
(ii) in the case of Securities of a series not represented by one or more Global Securities, the date which is fifteen days next preceding such Interest Payment Date (whether or not a Business Day).

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"RESPONSIBLE OFFICER" when used with respect to the Trustee means any officer of the Trustee assigned by the Trustee from time to time to administer its corporate trust matters.

"SECURITIES" or "SECURITY" means any debt securities or debt security, as the case may be, authenticated and delivered under this Indenture.

"SECURITIES REGISTER" and "SECURITIES REGISTRAR" have the respective meanings specified in Section 3.5.

"SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT" means the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any (including interest accruing on or after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy or for reorganization relating to the Company whether or not such claim for post-petition interest is allowed in such proceeding), on Debt of the Company, whether incurred on or prior to the date of this Indenture or thereafter incurred, unless, in the instrument creating or evidencing the same or pursuant to which the same is outstanding, it is provided that such obligations are not superior in right of payment to the Securities, or to other Debt which is PARI PASSU with, or subordinated to the Securities, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that Senior and Subordinated Debt shall not be deemed to include (a) any Debt of the Company which, when incurred and without respect to any election under Section 1111(b) of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended, was without recourse to the Company, (b) any Debt of the Company to any of its Subsidiaries, (c) Debt to any employee of the Company, and (d) any Securities.

"SPECIAL RECORD DATE" for the payment of any Defaulted Interest means a date fixed by the Trustee pursuant to Section 3.7.

"STATED MATURITY" when used with respect to any Security or any installment of principal thereof or interest thereon means the date specified pursuant to the terms of such Security as the date on which the principal of such Security or such installment of interest is due and payable, in the case of such principal, as such date may be shortened or extended as provided pursuant to the terms of such Security and this Indenture.

"SUBSIDIARY" means a corporation more than 50% of the outstanding voting stock of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company or by one or more other Subsidiaries, or by the Company and one or more other Subsidiaries. For purposes of this definition, "voting stock" means stock which ordinarily has voting power for the election of directors, whether at all times or only so long as no senior class of stock has such voting power by reason of any contingency.

"TAX EVENT" means the receipt by the Company and the SVB Trust of an Opinion of Counsel (as defined in the relevant SVB Trust Agreement) experienced in such matters to the effect that, as a result of any amendment to, or change (including any announced prospective change) in, the laws (or any regulations thereunder) of the United States or any political

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subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, or as a result of any official administrative pronouncement or judicial decision interpreting or applying such laws or regulations, which amendment or change is effective or such prospective change, pronouncement or decision is announced on or after the original issuance of the Preferred Securities of such SVB Trust, there is more than an insubstantial risk that (i) such SVB Trust is, or will be within 90 days of the date of such Opinion of Counsel, subject to United States Federal income tax with respect to income received or accrued on the corresponding series of Securities, (ii) interest payable by the Company on such corresponding series of Securities is not, or within 90 days of the date of such Opinion of Counsel will not be, deductible by the Company, in whole or in part, for United States Federal income tax purposes or (iii) such SVB Trust is, or will be within 90 days of the date of such Opinion of Counsel, subject to more than a DE MINIMIS amount of other taxes, duties or other governmental charges.

"TRUST" has the meaning specified in the first recital of this Indenture.

"TRUST AGREEMENT" means the Trust Agreement substantially in the form attached hereto as Annex A, as amended by the form of Amended and Restated Trust Agreement substantially in the form attached hereto as Annex B, or substantially in such form as may be specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 with respect to the Securities of any series, in each case as amended from time to time.

"TRUSTEE" means the Person named as the "Trustee" in the first paragraph of this instrument until a successor Trustee shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter "Trustee" shall mean or include each Person who is then a Trustee hereunder and, if at any time there is more than one such Person, "Trustee" as used with respect to the Securities of any series shall mean the Trustee with respect to Securities of that series.

"TRUST INDENTURE ACT" means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. SECTIONS 77aaa-77bbb), as amended and as in effect on the date as of this Indenture, except as provided in Section 9.5.

"TRUST SECURITIES" has the meaning specified in the first recital of this Indenture.

"VICE PRESIDENT" when used with respect to the Company, means any duly appointed vice president, whether or not designated by a number or a word or words added before or after the title "vice president."

Section I.2. COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AND OPINIONS.

Upon any application or request by the Company to the Trustee to take any action under any provision of this Indenture, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate stating that all conditions precedent (including covenants, compliance with which constitutes a

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condition precedent), if any, provided for in this Indenture relating to the proposed action have been complied with and an Opinion of Counsel stating that in the opinion of such counsel all such conditions precedent (including covenants compliance with which constitute a condition precedent), if any, have been complied with, except that in the case of any such application or request as to which the furnishing of such documents is specifically required by any provision of this Indenture relating to such particular application or request, no additional certificate or opinion need be furnished.

Every certificate or opinion with respect to compliance with a condition or covenant provided for in this Indenture (other than the certificates provided pursuant to Section 10.4) shall include:

(1) a statement that each individual signing such certificate or opinion has read such covenant or condition and the definitions herein relating thereto;

(2) a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based;

(3) a statement that, in the opinion of each such individual, he has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable him to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and

(4) a statement as to whether, in the opinion of each such individual, such condition or covenant has been complied with.

Section I.3. FORMS OF DOCUMENTS DELIVERED TO TRUSTEE.

In any case where several matters are required to be certified by, or covered by an opinion of, any specified Person, it is not necessary that all such matters be certified by, or covered by the opinion of, only one such Person, or that they be so certified or covered by only one document, but one such Person may certify or give an opinion with respect to some matters and one or more other such Persons as to other matters, and any such Person may certify or give an opinion as to such matters in one or several documents.

Any certificate or opinion of an officer of the Company may be based, insofar as it relates to legal matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, counsel, unless such officer knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to matters upon which his certificate or opinion is based are erroneous. Any such certificate or Opinion of Counsel may be based, insofar as it relates to factual matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, an officer or officers of the Company stating that the information with respect to such factual matters is in the possession of the Company, unless such counsel knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to such matters are erroneous.

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Where any Person is required to make, give or execute two or more applications, requests, consents, certificates, statements, opinions, or other instruments under this Indenture, they may, but need not, be consolidated and form one instrument.

Section I.4. ACTS OF HOLDERS.

(a) Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided by this Indenture to be given to or taken by Holders may be embodied in and evidenced by one or more instruments of substantially similar tenor signed by such Holders in person or by an agent or proxy duly appointed in writing; and, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, such action shall become effective when such instrument or instruments is or are delivered to the Trustee, and, where it is hereby expressly required, to the Company. Such instrument or instruments (and the action embodied therein and evidenced thereby) are herein sometimes referred to as the "Act" of the Holders signing such instrument or instruments. Proof of execution of any such instrument or of a writing appointing any such agent shall be sufficient for any purpose of this Indenture and (subject to Section 6.1) conclusive in favor of the Trustee and the Company, if made in the manner provided in this Section.

(b) The fact and date of the execution by any Person of any such instrument or writing may be proved by the affidavit of a witness of such execution or by the certificate of any notary public or other officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, certifying that the individual signing such instrument or writing acknowledged to him the execution thereof. Where such execution is by a Person acting in other than his individual capacity, such certificate or affidavit shall also constitute sufficient proof of his authority.

(c) The fact and date of the execution by any Person of any such instrument or writing, or the authority of the Person executing the same, may also be proved in any other manner which the Trustee deems sufficient and in accordance with such reasonable rules as the Trustee may determine.

(d) The ownership of Securities shall be proved by the Securities Register.

(e) Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action by the Holder of any Security shall bind every future Holder of the same Security and the Holder of every Security issued upon the transfer thereof or in exchange therefor or in lieu thereof in respect of anything done or suffered to be done by the Trustee or the Company in reliance thereon, whether or not notation of such action is made upon such Security.

(f) The Company may set any day as a record date for the purpose of determining the Holders of Outstanding Securities of any series entitled to give, make or take any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided or permitted by this Indenture to be given, made or taken by Holders of Securities of such series, PROVIDED that

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the Company may not set a record date for, and the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply with respect to, the giving or making of any notice, declaration, request or direction referred to in the next paragraph. If any record date is set pursuant to this paragraph, the Holders of Outstanding Securities of the relevant series on such record date, and no other Holders, shall be entitled to take the relevant action, whether or not such Holders remain Holders after such record date, PROVIDED that no such action shall be effective hereunder unless taken on or prior to the applicable Expiration Date (as defined below) by Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of such series on such record date. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prevent the Company from setting a new record date for any action for which a record date has previously been set pursuant to this paragraph (whereupon the record date previously set shall automatically and with no action by any Person be canceled and of no effect), and nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to render ineffective any action taken by Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of the relevant series on the date such action is taken. Promptly after any record date is set pursuant to this paragraph, the Company, at its own expense, shall cause notice of such record date, the proposed action by Holders and the applicable Expiration Date to be given to the Trustee in writing and to each Holder of Securities of the relevant series in the manner set forth in Section 1.6.

The Trustee may set any day as a record date for the purpose of determining the Holders of Outstanding Securities of any series entitled to join in the giving or making of (i) any Notice of Default, (ii) any declaration of acceleration referred to in Section 5.2, (iii) any request to institute proceedings referred to in Section 5.7(b) or (iv) any direction referred to in Section 5.12, in each case with respect to Securities of such series. If any record date is set pursuant to this paragraph, the Holders of Outstanding Securities of such series on such record date, and no other Holders, shall be entitled to join in such notice, declaration, request or direction, whether or not such Holders remain Holders after such record date, PROVIDED that no such action shall be effective hereunder unless taken on or prior to the applicable Expiration Date by Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of such series on such record date. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prevent the Trustee from setting a new record date for any action for which a record date has previously been set pursuant to this paragraph (whereupon the record date previously set shall automatically and with no action by any Person be canceled and of no effect), and nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to render ineffective any action taken by Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of the relevant series on the date such action is taken. Promptly after any record date is set pursuant to this paragraph, the Trustee, at the Company's expense, shall cause notice of such record date, the proposed action by Holders and the applicable Expiration Date to be given to the Company in writing and to each Holder of Securities of the relevant series in the manner set forth in Section 1.6.

With respect to any record date set pursuant to this Section, the party hereto which sets such record dates may designate any day as the "Expiration Date" and from time to time may change the Expiration Date to any earlier or later day, PROVIDED that no such change shall be effective unless notice of the proposed new Expiration Date is given to the other party hereto in

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writing, and to each Holder of Securities of the relevant series in the manner set forth in Section 10.6, on or prior to the existing Expiration Date. If an Expiration Date is not designated with respect to any record date set pursuant to this Section, the party hereto which set such record date shall be deemed to have initially designated the 180th day after such record date as the Expiration Date with respect thereto, subject to its right to change the Expiration Date as provided in this paragraph. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Expiration Date shall be later than the 180th day after the applicable record date.

(g) Without limiting the foregoing, a Holder entitled hereunder to take any action hereunder with regard to any particular Security may do so with regard to all or any part of the principal amount of such Security or by one or more duly appointed agents each of which may do so pursuant to such appointment with regard to all or any part of such principal amount.

Section I.5. NOTICES, ETC. TO TRUSTEE AND COMPANY.

Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or Act of Holders or other document provided or permitted by this Indenture to be made upon, given or furnished to, or filed with,

(a) the Trustee by any Holder, any holder of Preferred Securities or the Company shall be sufficient for every purpose hereunder if made, given, furnished or filed in writing to or with the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office, or

(b) the Company by the Trustee, any Holder or any holder of Preferred Securities shall be sufficient for every purpose (except as otherwise provided in Section 5.1) hereunder if in writing and mailed, first class, postage prepaid, to the Company, addressed to it at the address of its principal office specified in the first paragraph of this instrument or at any other address previously furnished in writing to the Trustee by the Company.

Section I.6. NOTICE TO HOLDERS; WAIVER.

Where this Indenture provides for notice to Holders of any event, such notice shall be sufficiently given (unless otherwise herein expressly provided) if in writing and mailed, first class postage prepaid, to each Holder affected by such event, at the address of such Holder as it appears in the Securities Register, not later than the latest date, and not earlier than the earliest date, prescribed for the giving of such notice. In any case where notice to Holders is given by mail, neither the failure to mail such notice, nor any defect in any notice so mailed, to any particular Holder shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Holders. Where this Indenture provides for notice in any manner, such notice may be waived in writing by the Person entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be the equivalent of such notice. Waivers of notice by Holders shall be filed with the Trustee, but such filing shall not be a condition precedent to the validity of any action taken in reliance upon such waiver.

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Section I.7. CONFLICT WITH TRUST INDENTURE ACT.

If any provision of this Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with the duties imposed by any of Sections 310 to 317, inclusive, of the Trust Indenture Act through operation of Section 318(c) thereof, such imposed duties shall control.

Section I.8. EFFECT OF HEADINGS AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.

Section I.9. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.

All covenants and agreements in this Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

Section I.10. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE.

In case any provision in this Indenture or in the Securities shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Section I.11. BENEFITS OF INDENTURE.

Nothing in this Indenture or in the Securities, express or implied, shall give to any Person, other than the parties hereto and their successors and assigns, the Holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, the Holders of the Securities and, to the extent expressly provided in Sections 5.2, 5.8, 5.9, 5.11, 5.13, 9.1 and 9.2, the holders of Preferred Securities, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Indenture.

Section I.12. GOVERNING LAW.

This Indenture and the Securities shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, except that the immunities and standard of care of the Trustee shall be governed by Delaware law.

Section I.13. NON-BUSINESS DAYS.

In any case where any Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date or Stated Maturity of any Security shall not be a Business Day, then (notwithstanding any other provision of this Indenture or the Securities) payment of interest or principal (and premium, if any) need not be made on such date, but may be made on the next succeeding Business Day (and no interest shall accrue

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for the period from and after such Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date or Stated Maturity, as the case may be, until such next succeeding Business Day) with the same force and effect as if made on the Interest Payment Date or Redemption Date or at the Stated Maturity.

ARTICLE II

SECURITY FORMS

Section II.1. FORMS GENERALLY.

The Securities of each series shall be in substantially the forms set forth in this Article, or in such other form or forms as shall be established by or pursuant to a Board Resolution or in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in each case with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by this Indenture and may have such letters, numbers or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with applicable tax laws or the rules of any securities exchange or as may, consistently herewith, be determined by the officers executing such securities, as evidenced by their execution of the Securities.
If the form of Securities of any series is established by action taken pursuant to a Board Resolution, a copy of an appropriate record of such action shall be certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company and delivered to the Trustee at or prior to the delivery of the Company Order contemplated by Section 3.3 with respect to the authentication and delivery of such Securities.

The Trustee's certificates of authentication shall be substantially in the form set forth in this Article.

The definitive Securities shall be printed, lithographed or engraved or produced by any combination of these methods, if required by any securities exchange on which the Securities may be listed, on a steel engraved border or steel engraved borders or may be produced in any other manner permitted by the rules of any securities exchange on which the Securities may be listed, all as determined by the officers executing such Securities, as evidenced by their execution of such securities.

Section II.2. FORM OF FACE OF SECURITY.

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SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

__% JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE DUE ___________

Registered Principal Amount:
No. CUSIP No.:

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of California (hereinafter called the "Company", which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to __________, or registered assigns, the principal sum of $_______ Dollars on ________; provided that the Company may shorten the Stated Maturity of the principal of this Security to a date not earlier than ________. The Company further promises to pay interest on said principal sum from ________ or from the most recent interest payment date (each such date, an "Interest Payment Date") on which interest has been paid or duly provided for, quarterly (subject to deferral as set forth herein) in arrears on the _____ day of _____, _____, _____ and _____ of each year commencing ________ at the rate of ____% per annum, until the principal hereof shall have become due and payable, plus Additional Interest, if any, until the principal hereof is paid or duly provided for or made available for payment and on any overdue principal and (without duplication and to the extent that payment of such interest is enforceable under applicable law) on any overdue installment of interest at the rate of ____% per annum, compounded quarterly. The amount of interest payable for any period shall be computed on the basis of twelve 30-day months and a 360-day year. The amount of interest payable for any partial period shall be computed on the basis of the number of days elapsed in a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. In the event that any date on which interest is payable on this Security is not a Business Day, then a payment of the interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day which is a Business Day (and without any interest or other payment in respect of any such delay), with the same force and effect as if made on the date the payment was originally payable. A "Business Day" shall mean any day other than a Saturday or Sunday a day on which banking institutions in the State of California are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or on a day on which the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, or the principal office of the Property Trustee under the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement (hereinafter referred to) for [NAME OF TRUST] is closed for business. The interest installment so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in the Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest installment, which shall be [INSERT RECORD DATE] next preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest installment not so punctually paid or duly provided for shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than ____

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days prior to such Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

[IF APPLICABLE INSERT--So long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Company shall have the right at any time during the term of this Security to defer payment of interest on this Security, at any time or from time to time, for up to 20 consecutive quarterly interest payment periods with respect to each deferral period (each an "EXTENSION PERIOD"), (during which Extension Periods the Company shall have the right to make partial payments of interest on any Interest Payment Date, and at the end of which the Company shall pay all interest then accrued and unpaid (together with Additional Interest thereon to the extent permitted by applicable law)); PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that no Extension Period shall extend beyond the Stated Maturity of the principal of this Security; PROVIDED, FURTHER, that during any such Extension Period, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary of the Company to, (i) declare or pay any dividends or distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any of the Company's capital stock (which includes common and preferred stock), or (ii) make any payment of principal of or interest or premium, if any, on or repay, repurchase or redeem any debt security of the Company (including Securities issued by the Company pursuant to the Indenture other than the Securities represented by this certificate) that ranks PARI PASSU with or junior in interest to this Security, (iii) make any guarantee payments with respect to any guarantee by the Company of the debt securities of any Subsidiaries of the Company (if such guarantee ranks PARI PASSU in all respects with or junior in interest to this Security) (other than (a) dividends or distributions in capital stock of the Company (which includes common and preferred stock), (b) any declaration of a dividend in connection with the implementation of a stockholders' rights plan, or the issuance of stock under any such plan in the future or the redemption or repurchase of any such rights pursuant thereto, (c) payments under the SVB Guarantee related to the Preferred Securities issued by [NAME OF TRUST], and (d) purchases of Common Stock related to the issuance of Common Stock or rights under any of the Company's benefit plans for its directors, officers or employees) or (iv) redeem, purchase or acquire less than all of the Securities of this series or any of the Preferred Securities. Prior to the termination of any such Extension Period, the Company may further extend such Extension Period, PROVIDED that such extension does not cause such Extension Period to exceed ___ consecutive interest payment periods or to extend beyond the Stated Maturity. Upon the termination of any such Extension Period and upon the payment of all amounts then due on any Interest Payment Date, and subject to the foregoing limitation, the Company may elect to begin a new Extension Period. No interest shall be due and payable during an Extension Period except at the end thereof. The Company shall give the Trustee, the Property Trustee and the Administrative Trustees of [NAME OF TRUST] notice of its election to begin any Extension Period at least ___ Business Days prior to the earlier of (i) the date on which Distributions on the Preferred Securities would be payable except for the election to begin such Extension Period, or (ii) the date the Administrative Trustees are required to give notice to the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or other applicable stock exchange or automated quotation system

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on which the Preferred Securities are then listed or quoted or to holders of such Preferred Securities of the record date or (iii) the date such Distributions are payable, but in any event not less than ___ Business Days prior to such record date. The Trustee shall give notice of the Company's election to begin a new Extension Period to the holders of the Preferred Securities. There is no limitation on the number of times that the Company may elect to begin an Extension Period.]

Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency of the Trustee or at the office of such paying agent or paying agents as the Company may designate from time to time, maintained for that purpose in the United States, in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that at the option of the Company payment of interest may be made (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Securities Register or (ii) by transfer to an account maintained by the person entitled thereto, in immediately available funds, at such place and to such account as may be designated by the Person entitled thereto as specified in the Securities Register.

The indebtedness evidenced by this Security is, to the extent provided in the Indenture, unsecured and will rank junior and subordinate and subject in right of payments to the prior payment in full of all Senior and Subordinated Debt, and this Security is issued subject to the provisions of the Indenture with respect thereto. Each Holder of this Security, by accepting the same, (a) agrees to and shall be bound by such provisions, (b) authorizes and directs the Trustee on his behalf to take such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the subordination so provided and
(c) appoints the Trustee his attorney-in-fact for any and all such purposes. Each Holder hereof, by his acceptance hereof, waives all notice of the acceptance of the subordination provisions contained herein and in the Indenture by each holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt, whether now outstanding or hereafter incurred, and waives reliance by each such holder upon said provisions.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Security set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed under its corporate seal.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

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By:

[PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT]

Attest:


[SECRETARY OR ASSISTANT SECRETARY]

Section II.3. FORM OF REVERSE OF SECURITY.

This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the "Securities"), issued and to be issued in one or more series under a Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of ________, 1998 (herein called the "INDENTURE"), between the Company and Wilmington Trust Company, as Trustee (herein called the "Trustee", which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of the Securities, and of the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. This Security is one of the series designated on the face hereof, limited in aggregate principal amount to $_________.

All terms used in this Security that are defined in the Indenture and in the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated as of _____________, 1998, as amended (the "Amended and Restated Trust Agreement"), for
[INSERT NAME OF TRUST] among Silicon Valley Bancshares, as Depositor, and the Trustees named therein, shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture or the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, as the case may be.

[IF APPLICABLE, INSERT--The Company may at any time, at its option, on or after ________, and subject to the terms and conditions of Article XI of the Indenture], redeem this Security [in whole at any time] [or in part from time to time], at a redemption price equal to [INSERT REDEMPTION PRICE] to the Redemption Date.]

[IF APPLICABLE, INSERT--Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of a Tax Event, Investment Company Event or Capital Treatment Event in respect of a SVB Trust, the Company may, at its option, at any time within 90 days of the occurrence of such Tax Event, Investment Company Event or Capital Treatment Event redeem this Security, [IF APPLICABLE, INSERT--in whole but not in part], subject to the provisions of Section 11.7 and the other provisions of Article XI of the Indenture, at a redemption price equal to
[INSERT REDEMPTION PRICE] to the Redemption Date.]

[IF APPLICABLE, INSERT--In the event of redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities of this series for the portion hereof not redeemed will be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.]

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The Indenture contains provisions for satisfaction and discharge of the entire indebtedness of this Security upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the Company and the Trustee at any time to enter into a supplemental indenture or indentures for the purpose of modifying in any manner the rights and obligations of the Company and of the Holders of the Securities, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of each series to be affected by such supplemental indenture. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities of such series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.

[IF THE SECURITY IS NOT A DISCOUNT SECURITY,--As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, if an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of this series at the time Outstanding occurs and is continuing, then and in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series may declare the principal amount of all the Securities of this series to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), PROVIDED that, in the case of the Securities of this series issued to a SVB Trust, if upon an Event of Default, the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series fails to declare the principal of all the Securities of this series to be immediately due and payable, the holders of at least 25% in aggregate Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities then outstanding shall have such right by a notice in writing to the Company and the Trustee; and upon any such declaration the principal amount of and the accrued interest (including any Additional Interest) on all the Securities of this series shall become immediately due and payable, provided that the payment of principal and interest (including any Additional Interest) on such Securities shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article XIII of the Indenture.]

[IF THE SECURITY IS A DISCOUNT SECURITY,--As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, if an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of this series at the time Outstanding occurs and is continuing, then and in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of this series may declare an amount of principal of the Securities of this series to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), provided that, in the case of the Securities of this series issued to a SVB Trust, if upon an Event

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of Default, the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series fails to declare the principal of all the Securities of this series to be immediately due and payable, the holders of at least 25% in aggregate Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities then outstanding shall have such right by a notice in writing to the Company and the Trustee. Such amount shall be equal to
[INSERT FORMULA FOR DETERMINING THE AMOUNT]. Upon any such declaration, such amount of the principal of and the accrued interest (including any Additional Interest) on all the Securities of this series shall become immediately due and payable, provided that the payment of principal and interest (including any Additional Interest) on such Securities shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article XIII of the Indenture. Upon payment (i) of the amount of principal so declared due and payable and (ii) of interest on any overdue principal and overdue interest (in each case to the extent that the payment of such interest shall be legally enforceable), all of the Company's obligations in respect of the payment of the principal of and interest, if any, on this Security shall terminate.]

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the Securities Register, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company maintained under Section 10.2 of the Indenture duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Securities Registrar duly executed by, the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Securities of this series, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees. No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.

Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

The Securities of this series are issuable only in registered form without coupons in denominations of minimum denominations of $25 and any integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, Securities of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of such series of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.

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The Company and, by its acceptance of this Security or a beneficial interest therein, the Holder of, and any Person that acquires a beneficial interest in, this Security agree that for United States Federal, state and local tax purposes it is intended that this Security constitute indebtedness.

THE INDENTURE AND THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF.

Section II.4. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS REQUIRED IN GLOBAL SECURITY.

Any Global Security issued hereunder shall, in addition to the provisions contained in Sections 2.2 and 2.3, bear a legend in substantially the following form:

"THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITARY. THIS SECURITY IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR SECURITIES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A PERSON OTHER THAN THE DEPOSITARY OR ITS NOMINEE ONLY IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY TO THE DEPOSITARY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY."

Section II.5. FORM OF TRUSTEE'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION.

This is one of the Securities referred to in the within mentioned Indenture.

Dated:

[INSERT NAME OF TRUSTEE]
as Trustee

By:
Authorized Officer

ARTICLE III

THE SECURITIES

Section III.1. TITLE AND TERMS.

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The aggregate principal amount of Securities which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is unlimited.

The Securities may be issued in one or more series. There shall be established in or pursuant to a Board Resolution, and set forth in an Officers' Certificate (such Officers' Certificate shall have the effect of a supplemental indenture for all purposes hereunder), or established in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the issuance of Securities of a series:

(a) the title of the securities of such series, which shall distinguish the Securities of the series from all other Securities;

(b) the limit, if any, upon the aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture (except for Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of the series pursuant to Section 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 9.6 or 11.6 and except for any Securities which, pursuant to Section 3.3, are deemed never to have been authenticated and delivered hereunder); PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the authorized aggregate principal amount of such series may be increased above such amount by a Board Resolution to such effect;

(c) the Stated Maturity or Maturities on which the principal of the Securities of such series is payable or the method of determination thereof;

(d) the rate or rates, if any, at which the Securities of such series shall bear interest, if any, the rate or rates and extent to which Additional Interest, if any, shall be payable in respect of any Securities of such series, the Interest Payment Dates on which such interest shall be payable, the right, pursuant to Section 3.11 or as otherwise set forth therein, of the Company to defer or extend an Interest Payment Date, and the Regular Record Date for the interest payable on any Interest Payment Date or the method by which any of the foregoing shall be determined;

(e) the place or places where the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on the Securities of such series shall be payable, the place or places where the Securities of such series may be presented for registration of transfer or exchange, and the place or places where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities of such series may be made;

(f) the period or periods within or the date or dates on which, if any, the price or prices at which and the terms and conditions upon which the Securities of such series may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at the option of the Company;

(g) the obligation or the right, if any, of the Company to prepay, repay or purchase the Securities of such series pursuant to any sinking fund, amortization or analogous provisions, or at the option of a Holder thereof, and the period or periods within which, the price or prices at

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which, the currency or currencies (including currency unit or units) in which and the other terms and conditions upon which Securities of the series shall be redeemed, repaid or purchased, in whole or in part, pursuant to such obligation;

(h) the denominations in which any Securities of such series shall be issuable, if other than denominations of $25 and any integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof;

(i) if other than Dollars, the currency or currencies (including currency unit or units) in which the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on the Securities of the series shall be payable, or in which the Securities of the series shall be denominated;

(j) the additions, modifications or deletions, if any, in the Events of Default or covenants of the Company set forth herein with respect to the Securities of such series;

(k) if other than the principal amount thereof, the portion of the principal amount of Securities of such series that shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof;

(l) the additions or changes, if any, to this Indenture with respect to the Securities of such series as shall be necessary to permit or facilitate the issuance of the Securities of such series in bearer form, registrable or not registrable as to principal, and with or without interest coupons;

(m) any index or indices used to determine the amount of payments of principal of and premium, if any, on the Securities of such series or the manner in which such amounts will be determined;

(n) whether the Securities of the series, or any portion thereof, shall initially be issuable in the form of a temporary Global Security representing all or such portion of the Securities of such series and provisions for the exchange of such temporary Global Security for definitive Securities of such series;

(o) if applicable, that any Securities of the series shall be issuable in whole or in part in the form of one or more Global Securities and, in such case, the respective Depositaries for such Global Securities, the form of any legend or legends which shall be borne by any such Global Security in addition to or in lieu of that set forth in Section 2.4 and any circumstances in addition to or in lieu of those set forth in Section 3.5 in which any such Global Security may be exchanged in whole or in part for Securities registered, and any transfer of such Global Security in whole or in part may be registered, in the name or names of Persons other than the Depositary for such Global Security or a nominee thereof;

(p) the appointment of any Paying Agent or Agents for the Securities of such series;

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(q) the terms of any right to convert or exchange Securities of such series into any other securities or property of the Company, and the additions or changes, if any, to this Indenture with respect to the Securities of such series to permit or facilitate such conversion or exchange;

(r) the form or forms of the Trust Agreement, Amended and Restated Trust Agreement and Guarantee Agreement, if different from the forms attached hereto as Annexes A, B and C, respectively;

(s) the relative degree, if any, to which the Securities of the series shall be senior to or be subordinated to other series of Securities in right of payment, whether such other series of Securities are Outstanding or not; and

(t) any other terms of the Securities of such series (which terms shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture).

All Securities of any one series shall be substantially identical except as to denomination and except as may otherwise be provided herein or in or pursuant to such Board Resolution and set forth in such Officers' Certificate or in any such indenture supplemental hereto.

If any of the terms of the series are established by action taken pursuant to a Board Resolution, a copy of an appropriate record of such action shall be certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company and delivered to the Trustee at or prior to the delivery of the Officers' Certificate setting forth the terms of the series.

The Securities shall be subordinated in right of payment to Senior and Subordinated Debt as provided in Article XIII.

Section III.2. DENOMINATIONS.

The Securities of each series shall be in registered form without coupons and shall be issuable in minimum denominations of $25 and integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1.

Section III.3. EXECUTION, AUTHENTICATION, DELIVERY AND DATING.

The Securities shall be executed on behalf of the Company by its President or one of its Vice Presidents under its corporate seal reproduced or impressed thereon and attested by its Secretary or one of its Assistant Secretaries. The signature of any of these officers on the Securities may be manual or facsimile.

Securities bearing the manual or facsimile signatures of individuals who were at any time the proper officers of the Company shall bind the Company, notwithstanding that such

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individuals or any of them have ceased to hold such offices prior to the authentication and delivery of such Securities or did not hold such offices at the date of such Securities. At any time and from time to time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture, the Company may deliver Securities of any series executed by the Company to the Trustee for authentication, together with a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of such Securities, and the Trustee in accordance with the Company Order shall authenticate and deliver such Securities. If the form or terms of the Securities of the series have been established by or pursuant to one or more Board Resolutions as permitted by Sections 2.1 and 3.1, in authenticating such Securities, and accepting the additional responsibilities under this Indenture in relation to such Securities, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive, and (subject to Section 6.1) shall be fully protected in relying upon, an Opinion of Counsel stating,

(1) if the form of such Securities has been established by or pursuant to Board Resolution as permitted by Section 2.1, that such form has been established in conformity with the provisions of this Indenture;

(2) if the terms of such Securities have been established by or pursuant to Board Resolution as permitted by Section 3.1, that such terms have been established in conformity with the provisions of this Indenture; and

(3) that such Securities, when authenticated and delivered by the Trustee and issued by the Company in the manner and subject to any conditions specified in such Opinion of Counsel, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors' rights and to general equity principles.

If such form or terms have been so established, the Trustee shall not be required to authenticate such Securities if the issue of such Securities pursuant to this Indenture will affect the Trustee's own rights, duties or immunities under the Securities and this Indenture or otherwise in a manner which is not reasonably acceptable to the Trustee.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3.1 and of the preceding paragraph, if all Securities of a series are not to be originally issued at one time, it shall not be necessary to deliver the Officers' Certificate otherwise required pursuant to Section 3.1 or the Company Order and Opinion of Counsel otherwise required pursuant to such preceding paragraph at or prior to the authentication of each Security of such series if such documents are delivered at or prior to the authentication upon original issuance of the first Security of such series to be issued.

Each Security shall be dated the date of its authentication.

No Security shall be entitled to any benefit under this Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose, unless there appears on such Security a certificate of authentication substantially

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in the form provided for herein executed by the Trustee by the manual signature of one of its authorized officers, and such certificate upon any Security shall be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence, that such Security has been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any Security shall have been authenticated and delivered hereunder but never issued and sold by the Company, and the Company shall deliver such Security to the Trustee for cancellation as provided in Section 3.9, for all purposes of this Indenture such Security shall be deemed never to have been authenticated and delivered hereunder and shall never be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture.

Section III.4. TEMPORARY SECURITIES.

Pending the preparation of definitive Securities of any series, the Company may execute, and upon Company Order the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, temporary Securities which are printed, lithographed, typewritten, mimeographed or otherwise produced, in any denomination, substantially of the tenor of the definitive Securities of such series in lieu of which they are issued and with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as the officers executing such Securities may determine, as evidenced by their execution of such Securities.

If temporary Securities of any series are issued, the Company will cause definitive Securities of such series to be prepared without unreasonable delay. After the preparation of definitive Securities, the temporary Securities shall be exchangeable for definitive Securities upon surrender of the temporary Securities at the office or agency of the Company designated for that purpose without charge to the Holder. Upon surrender for cancellation of any one or more temporary Securities, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor one or more definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations having the same Original Issue Date and Stated Maturity and having the same terms as such temporary Securities. Until so exchanged, the temporary Securities of any series shall in all respects be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Securities of such series.

Section III.5. REGISTRATION, TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE.

The Company shall cause to be kept at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee a register in which, subject to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, the Company shall provide for the registration of Securities and of transfers of Securities. Such register is herein sometimes referred to as the "Securities Register." The Trustee is hereby appointed "Securities Registrar" for the purpose of registering Securities and transfers of Securities as herein provided.

Upon surrender for registration of transfer of any Security at the office or agency of the Company designated for that purpose the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Securities of the same series of any authorized denominations, of a like aggregate principal

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amount, of the same Original Issue Date and Stated Maturity and having the same terms.

At the option of the Holder, Securities may be exchanged for other Securities of the same series of any authorized denominations, of a like aggregate principal amount, of the same Original Issue Date and Stated Maturity and having the same terms, upon surrender of the Securities to be exchanged at such office or agency. Whenever any securities are so surrendered for exchange, the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Securities which the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive.

All Securities issued upon any transfer or exchange of Securities shall be the valid obligations of the Company, evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture, as the Securities surrendered upon such transfer or exchange.

Every Security presented or surrendered for transfer or exchange shall (if so required by the Company or the Securities Registrar) be duly endorsed, or be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Securities Registrar, duly executed by the Holder thereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

No service charge shall be made to a Holder for any transfer or exchange of Securities, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any transfer or exchange of Securities.

No service charge shall be made to a Holder for any transfer or exchange of Securities, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any transfer or exchange of Securities.

The provisions of Clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) below shall apply only to Global Securities:

(a) Each Global Security authenticated under this Indenture shall be registered in the name of the Depositary designated for such Global Security or a nominee thereof and delivered to such Depositary or a nominee thereof or custodian therefor, and each such Global Security shall constitute a single Security for all purposes of this Indenture.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Indenture, no Global Security may be exchanged in whole or in part for Securities registered, and no transfer of a Global Security in whole or in part may be registered, in the name of any Person other than the Depositary for such Global Security or a nominee thereof unless (i) such Depositary (A) has notified the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as Depositary for such Global Security or (B) has ceased to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act at a time when the Depositary is required to be so registered to act as depositary, in each case unless the Company has approved a successor Depositary

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within 90 days, (ii) there shall have occurred and be continuing an Event of Default with respect to such Global Security, (iii) the Company in its sole discretion determines that such Global Security will be so exchangeable or transferable or (iv) there shall exist such circumstances, if any, in addition to or in lieu of the foregoing as have been specified for this purpose as contemplated by Section 3.1.

(c) Subject to Clause (b) above, any exchange of a Global Security for other Securities may be made in whole or in part, and all Securities issued in exchange for a Global Security or any portion thereof shall be registered in such names as the Depositary for such Global Security shall direct.

(d) Every Security authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for or in lieu of, a Global Security or any portion thereof, whether pursuant to this Section, Section 3.4, 3.6, 9.6 or 11.6 or otherwise, shall be authenticated and delivered in the form of, and shall be, a Global Security, unless such Security is registered in the name of a Person other than the Depositary for such Global Security or a nominee thereof.

Neither the Company nor the Trustee shall be required, pursuant to the provisions of this Section, (i) to issue, transfer or exchange any Security of any series during a period beginning at the opening of business 15 days before the day of selection for redemption of Securities pursuant to Article XI and ending at the close of business on the day of mailing of notice of redemption or (ii) to transfer or exchange any Security so selected for redemption in whole or in part, except, in the case of any Security to be redeemed in part, any portion thereof not to be redeemed.

Section III.6. MUTILATED, DESTROYED, LOST AND STOLEN SECURITIES.

If any mutilated Security is surrendered to the Trustee together with such security or indemnity as may be required by the Company or the Trustee to save each of them harmless, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor a new Security of the same issue and series of like tenor and principal amount, having the same Original Issue Date and Stated Maturity, and bearing a number not contemporaneously outstanding.

If there shall be delivered to the Company and to the Trustee (i) evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of any Security, and (ii) such security or indemnity as may be required by them to save each of them harmless, then, in the absence of notice to the Company or the Trustee that such Security has been acquired by a bona fide purchaser, the Company shall execute and upon its request the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in lieu of any such destroyed, lost or stolen Security, a new Security of the same issue and series of like tenor and principal amount, having the same Original Issue Date and Stated Maturity as such destroyed, lost or stolen Security, and bearing a number not contemporaneously outstanding.

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become due and payable, the Company in its discretion may, instead of issuing a new Security, pay such Security.

Upon the issuance of any new Security under this Section, the Company may require the payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in relation thereto and any other expenses (including the fees and expenses of the Trustee) connected therewith.

Every new Security issued pursuant to this Section in lieu of any destroyed, lost or stolen Security shall constitute an original additional contractual obligation of the Company, whether or not the destroyed, lost or stolen Security shall be at any time enforceable by anyone, and shall be entitled to all the benefits of this Indenture equally and proportionately with any and all other Securities duly issued hereunder.

The provisions of this Section 3.6 are exclusive and shall preclude (to the extent lawful) all other rights and remedies with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Securities.

Section III.7. PAYMENT OF INTEREST; INTEREST RIGHTS PRESERVED.

Interest on any Security of any series which is payable, and is punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date, shall be paid to the Person in whose name that Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest in respect of Securities of such series, except that, unless otherwise provided in the Securities of such series, interest payable on the Stated Maturity of the principal of a Security shall be paid to the Person to whom principal is paid. The initial payment of interest on any Security of any series which is issued between a Regular Record Date and the related Interest Payment Date shall be payable as provided in such Security or in the Board Resolution pursuant to Section 3.1 with respect to the related series of Securities.

Any interest on any Security which is payable, but is not timely paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date for Securities of such series (herein called "Defaulted Interest"), shall forthwith cease to be payable to the registered Holder on the relevant Regular Record Date by virtue of having been such Holder, and such Defaulted Interest may be paid by the Company, at its election in each case, as provided in Clause (a) or (b) below:

(a) The Company may elect to make payment of any Defaulted Interest to the Persons in whose names the Securities of such series in respect of which interest is in default (or their respective Predecessor Securities) are registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest, which shall be fixed in the following manner. The Company shall notify the Trustee in writing of the amount of Defaulted Interest proposed to be paid on each Security and the date of the proposed payment, and at the same time the Company shall deposit with the Trustee an amount of money equal to the aggregate amount

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proposed to be paid in respect of such Defaulted Interest or shall make arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for such deposit prior to the date of the proposed payment, such money when deposited to be held in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled to such Defaulted Interest as in this Clause provided. Thereupon, the Trustee shall fix a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest which shall be not more than 15 days and not less than 10 days prior to the date of the proposed payment and not less than 10 days after the receipt by the Trustee of the notice of the proposed payment. The Trustee shall promptly notify the Company of such Special Record Date and, in the name and at the expense of the Company, shall cause notice of the proposed payment of such Defaulted Interest and the Special Record Date therefor to be mailed, first class, postage prepaid, to each Holder of a Security of such series at the address of such Holder as it appears in the Securities Register not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date. The Trustee may, in its discretion, in the name and at the expense of the Company, cause a similar notice to be published at least once in a newspaper, customarily published in the English language on each Business Day and of general circulation in the state of California, but such publication shall not be a condition precedent to the establishment of such Special Record Date. Notice of the proposed payment of such Defaulted Interest and the Special Record Date therefor having been mailed as aforesaid, such Defaulted Interest shall be paid to the Persons in whose names the Securities of such series (or their respective Predecessor Securities) are registered on such Special Record Date and shall no longer be payable pursuant to the following Clause (b).

(b) The Company may make payment of any Defaulted Interest in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of the series in respect of which interest is in default may be listed and, upon such notice as may be required by such exchange (or by the Trustee if the Securities are not listed), if, after notice given by the Company to the Trustee of the proposed payment pursuant to this Clause, such payment shall be deemed practicable by the Trustee.

Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.7, each Security delivered under this Indenture upon transfer of or in exchange for or in lieu of any other Security shall carry the rights to interest accrued and unpaid, and to accrue, which were carried by such other Security.

Section III.8. PERSONS DEEMED OWNERS.

The Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name any Security is registered as the owner of such Security for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of and (subject to Section 3.7) any interest on such Security and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

Section III.9. CANCELLATION.

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surrendered to any Person other than the Trustee, be delivered to the Trustee, and any such Securities and Securities surrendered directly to the Trustee for any such purpose shall be promptly canceled by it. The Company may at any time deliver to the Trustee for cancellation any Securities previously authenticated and delivered hereunder which the Company may have acquired in any manner whatsoever, and all Securities so delivered shall be promptly canceled by the Trustee. No Securities shall be authenticated in lieu of or in exchange for any Securities canceled as provided in this Section, except as expressly permitted by this Indenture. All canceled Securities shall be destroyed by the Trustee and the Trustee shall deliver to the Company a certificate of such destruction.

Section III.10. COMPUTATION OF INTEREST.

Except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 for Securities of any series, interest on the Securities of each series for any period shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months and interest on the Securities of each series for any partial period shall be computed on the basis of the number of days elapsed in a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months.

Section III.11. DEFERRALS OF INTEREST PAYMENT DATES.

If specified as contemplated by Section 2.1 or Section 3.1 with respect to the Securities of a particular series, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Company shall have the right, at any time during the term of such series, from time to time to defer the payment of interest on such Securities for such period or periods as may be specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 (each, an "EXTENSION PERIOD"). During Extension Periods the Company shall have the right to make partial payments of interest on any Interest Payment Date. No Extension Period shall end on a date other than an Interest Payment Date. At the end of any such Extension Period, the Company shall pay all interest then accrued and unpaid on the Securities (together with Additional Interest thereon, if any, at the rate specified for the Securities of such series to the extent permitted by applicable law); PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that no Extension Period shall extend beyond the Stated Maturity of the principal of the Securities of such series; PROVIDED, FURTHER, that during any such Extension Period, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to, (i) declare or pay any dividends or distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any of the Company's capital stock (which includes common and preferred stock), (ii) make any payment of principal of or interest or premium, if any, on or repay, repurchase or redeem any debt securities of the Company (including Securities other than the Securities of such series) that ranks PARI PASSU in all respects with or junior in interest to the Securities of such series or (iii) make any guarantee payments with respect to any guarantee by the Company of the debt securities of any Subsidiary of the Company if such guarantee ranks PARI PASSU with or junior in interest to the Securities of such series (other than (a) dividends or distributions in capital stock of the Company (which includes common and preferred stock), (b) any declaration of a dividend in connection with the implementation of a stockholders' rights plan, or the issuance of stock under any such plan in the

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future, or the redemption or repurchase of any such rights pursuant thereto,
(c) payments under the SVB Guarantee related to the Preferred Securities issued by the SVB Trust holding Securities of such series, and (d) purchases of Common Stock related to the issuance of Common Stock or rights under any of the Company's benefit plans for its directors, officers or employees) or
(iii) redeem, purchase or acquire less than all of the Securities of such series or any of the Preferred Securities. Prior to the termination of any such Extension Period, the Company may further extend such Extension Period, PROVIDED that such extension does not cause such Extension Period to extend beyond the Stated Maturity of the principal of such Securities. Upon termination of any Extension Period and upon the payment of all accrued and unpaid interest and any Additional Interest then due on any Interest Payment Date, the Company may elect to begin a new Extension Period, subject to the above requirements. No interest shall be due and payable during an Extension Period, except at the end thereof. The Company shall give the Trustee, the Property Trustee and the Administrative Trustees of the SVB Trust holding Securities of such series notice of its election of any Extension Period (or an extension thereof) at least one Business Day prior to the earlier of (i) the next succeeding date on which Distributions on the Preferred Securities of such SVB Trust would be payable except for the election to begin or extend such Extension Period or (ii) the date the Administrative Trustees are required to give notice to the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or other applicable stock exchange or automated quotation system on which the Preferred Securities are then listed or quoted or to holders of such Preferred Securities of the record date or (iii) the date such Distributions are payable, but in any event not less than one Business Day prior to such record date. The Trustee shall give notice of the Company's election to begin a new Extension Period to the holders of the Securities. There is no limitation on the number of times that the Company may elect to begin an Extension Period.

The Trustee shall promptly give notice of the Company's election to begin any such Extension Period to the Holders of the Outstanding Securities of such series.

Section III.12. RIGHT OF SET-OFF.

With respect to the Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Indenture, the Company shall have the right to set-off any payment it is otherwise required to make thereunder in respect of any such Security to the extent the Company has theretofore made, or is concurrently on the date of such payment making, a payment under the Guarantee Agreement relating to such Security or under
Section 5.8 of the Indenture.

Section III.13. AGREED TAX TREATMENT.

Each Security issued hereunder shall provide that the Company and, by its acceptance of a Security or a beneficial interest therein, the Holder of, and any Person that acquires a beneficial interest in, such Security agree that for United States Federal, state and local tax purposes it is intended that such Security constitute indebtedness.

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Section III.14. SHORTENING OF STATED MATURITY.

If specified as contemplated by Section 2.1 or Section 3.1 with respect to the Securities of a particular series, the Company shall have the right to shorten the Stated Maturity of the principal of the Securities of such series at any time to any date not earlier than the first date on which the Company has the right to redeem the Securities of such series. In the event that the Company elects to shorten the Stated Maturity of the Junior Subordinated Debentures, it shall give notice to the Indenture Trustee, and the Indenture Trustee shall give notice of such shortening to the holders of the Securities no less than 60 days prior to the effectiveness thereof.

Section III.15. CUSIP NUMBERS.

The Company in issuing the Securities may use "CUSIP" numbers (if then generally in use), and, if so, the Trustee shall use "CUSIP" numbers in notices of redemption as a convenience to Holders; provided that any such notice may state that no representation is made as to the correctness of such numbers either as printed on the Securities or as contained in any notice of a redemption and that reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed on the Securities, and any such redemption shall not be affected by any defect in or omission of such numbers.

ARTICLE IV

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE

Section IV.1. SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE.

This Indenture shall, upon Company Request, cease to be of further effect (except as to any surviving rights of registration of transfer or exchange of Securities herein expressly provided for and as otherwise provided in this Section 4.1) and the Trustee, on demand of and at the expense of the Company, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture, when

(a) either

(i) all Securities theretofore authenticated and delivered (other than (A) Securities which have been destroyed, lost or stolen and which have been replaced or paid as provided in Section 3.6 and (B) Securities for whose payment money has theretofore been deposited in trust or segregated and held in trust by the Company and thereafter repaid to the Company or discharged from such trust, as provided in Section 10.3) have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation; or

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(A) have become due and payable, or

(B) will become due and payable at their Stated Maturity within one year of the date of deposit, or

(C) are to be called for redemption within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the giving of notice of redemption by the Trustee in the name, and at the expense, of the Company,

and the Company, in the case of Clause (ii) (A), (B) or (C) above, has deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee as trust funds in trust for such purpose an amount in the currency or currencies in which the Securities of such series are payable sufficient to pay and discharge the entire indebtedness on such Securities not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation, for principal (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest) to the date of such deposit (in the case of Securities which have become due and payable) or to the Stated Maturity or Redemption Date, as the case may be;

(b) the Company has paid or caused to be paid all other sums payable hereunder by the Company; and

(c) the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture have been complied with.

Notwithstanding the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture, the obligations of the Company to the Trustee under Section 6.7, the obligations of the Trustee to any Authenticating Agent under Section 6.14 and, if money shall have been deposited with the Trustee pursuant to subclause (ii) of clause (a) of this Section, the obligations of the Trustee under Section 4.2 and the last paragraph of Section 10.3 shall survive.

Section IV.2. APPLICATION OF TRUST MONEY.

Subject to the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 10.3, all money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 4.1 shall be held in trust and applied by the Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and this Indenture, to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Company acting as its own Paying Agent) as the Trustee may determine, to the Persons entitled thereto, of the principal (and premium, if any) and interest for the payment of which such money or obligations have been deposited with or received by the Trustee.

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ARTICLE V

REMEDIES

Section V.1. EVENTS OF DEFAULT.

"Event of Default", wherever used herein with respect to the Securities of any series, means any one of the following events (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

(a) default in the payment of any interest upon any Security of that series, including any Additional Interest in respect thereof, when it becomes due and payable, and continuance of such default for a period of 30 days (subject to the deferral of any due date in the case of an Extension Period); or

(b) default in the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any, on) any Security of that series at its Stated Maturity, upon redemption by declaration or otherwise; or

(c) default in the performance, or breach, in any material respect, of any covenant of the Company in this Indenture (other than a covenant, a default in the performance of which is elsewhere in this Section 5.1 specifically dealt with), and continuance of such default or breach for a period of 90 days after there has been given, by registered or certified mail, to the Company by the Trustee or to the Company and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series a written notice specifying such default or breach and requiring it to be remedied; or

(d) the entry of a decree or order by a court having jurisdiction in the premises adjudging the Company a bankrupt or insolvent, or approving as properly filed a petition seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of or in respect of the Company under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar law, or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator (or other similar official) of the Company or of any substantial part of its property or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and the continuance of any such decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days; or

(e) the institution by the Company of proceedings to be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or the consent by it to the institution of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings against it, or the filing by it of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar law, or the consent by it to the filing of any such petition or to the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator (or other similar official) of the Company or of any substantial part

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of its property, or the making by it of an assignment for the benefit for creditors, or the admission by it in writing of its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due and its willingness to be adjudicated a bankrupt, or the taking of corporate action by the Company in furtherance of any such action; or

(f) any other Event of Default provided with respect to Securities of that series.

Section V.2. ACCELERATION OF MATURITY; RESCISSION AND ANNULMENT.

If an Event of Default (other than an Event of Default specified in
Section 5.1(d) or 5.1(e)) with respect to Securities of any series at the time Outstanding occurs and is continuing, then and in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series may declare the principal amount (or, if the Securities of that series are Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of that series) of all the Securities of that series to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), PROVIDED that, in the case of the Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, if, upon an Event of Default, the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series fail to declare the principal of all the Securities of that series to be immediately due and payable, the holders of at least 25% in aggregate liquidation amount of the corresponding series of Preferred Securities then outstanding shall have such right by a notice in writing to the Company and the Trustee; and upon any such declaration such principal amount (or specified portion thereof) of and the accrued interest (including any Additional Interest) on all the Securities of such series shall become immediately due and payable. Payment of principal and interest (including any Additional Interest) on such Securities shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article XIII notwithstanding that such amount shall become immediately due and payable as herein provided. If an Event of Default specified in Section 5.1(d) or 5.1(e) with respect to Securities of any series at the time Outstanding occurs, the principal amount of all the Securities of that series (or, if the Securities of that series are Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount of such Securities as may be specified by the terms of that series) shall automatically, and without any declaration or other action on the part of the Trustee or any Holder, become immediately due and payable.

At any time after such a declaration of acceleration with respect to Securities of any series has been made and before a judgment or decree for payment of the money due has been obtained by the Trustee as hereinafter in this Article provided, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series, by written notice to the Company and the Trustee, may rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences if:

(a) the Company has paid or deposited with the Trustee a sum sufficient to pay:

(i) all overdue installments of interest (including any Additional Interest) on all Securities of that series,

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(ii) the principal of (and premium, if any, on) any Securities of that series which have become due otherwise than by such declaration of acceleration and interest thereon at the rate borne by the Securities, and

(iii) all sums paid or advanced by the Trustee hereunder and the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel; and

(b) all Events of Default with respect to Securities of that series, other than the non-payment of the principal of Securities of that series which has become due solely by such acceleration, have been cured or waived as provided in Section 5.13.

In the case of Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, the holders of a majority in aggregate Liquidation Amount (as defined in the Trust Agreement under which such SVB Trust is formed) of the related series of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust shall also have the right to rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences by written notice to the Company and the Trustee subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Clauses (a) and (b) above of this Section 5.2.

No such rescission shall affect any subsequent default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Section V.3. COLLECTION OF INDEBTEDNESS AND SUITS FOR ENFORCEMENT BY TRUSTEE.

The Company covenants that if:

(a) default is made in the payment of any installment of interest (including any Additional Interest) on any Security when such interest becomes due and payable and such default continues for a period of 30 days (subject to the deferral of any due date in the case of an Extension Period), or

(b) default is made in the payment of the principal of (and premium, if any, on) any Security at the Maturity thereof,

the Company will, upon demand of the Trustee, pay to the Trustee, for the benefit of the Holders of such Securities, the whole amount then due and payable on such Securities for principal, including any sinking fund payment or analogous obligations (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest); and, in addition thereto, all amounts owing the Trustee under Section 6.7.

If the Company fails to pay such amounts forthwith upon such demand, the Trustee, in its own name and as trustee of an express trust, may institute a judicial proceeding for the collection of the sums so due and unpaid, and may prosecute such proceeding to judgment or final decree,

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and may enforce the same against the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities and collect the moneys adjudged or decreed to be payable in the manner provided by law out of the property of the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities, wherever situated.

If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of any series occurs and is continuing, the Trustee may in its discretion proceed to protect and enforce its rights and the rights of the Holders of Securities of such series by such appropriate judicial proceedings as the Trustee shall deem most effectual to protect and enforce any such rights, whether for the specific enforcement of any covenant or agreement in this Indenture or in aid of the exercise of any power granted herein, or to enforce any other proper remedy.

Section V.4. TRUSTEE MAY FILE PROOFS OF CLAIM.

In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition or other judicial proceeding relative to the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities or the property of the Company or of such other obligor or their creditors,

(a) the Trustee (irrespective of whether the principal of the Securities of any series shall then be due and payable as therein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Trustee shall have made any demand on the Company for the payment of overdue principal (and premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest)) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise,

(i) to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of principal (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest) owing and unpaid in respect to the Securities and to file such other papers or documents as may be necessary or advisable and to take any and all actions as are authorized under the Trust Indenture Act in order to have the claims of the Holders and any predecessor to the Trustee under Section 6.7 allowed in any such judicial proceedings; and

(ii) in particular, the Trustee shall be authorized to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same in accordance with Section 5.6; and

(b) any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator (or other similar official) in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder to make such payments to the Trustee for distribution in accordance with Section 5.6, and in the event that the Trustee shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Trustee any amount due to it and any predecessor Trustee under
Section 6.7.

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authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder in any such proceeding; provided, however, that the Trustee may, on behalf of the Holders, vote for the election of a trustee in bankruptcy or similar official and be a member of a creditors' or other similar committee.

Section V.5. TRUSTEE MAY ENFORCE CLAIM WITHOUT POSSESSION OF SECURITIES.

All rights of action and claims under this Indenture or the Securities may be prosecuted and enforced by the Trustee without the possession of any of the Securities or the production thereof in any proceeding relating thereto, and any such proceeding instituted by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as trustee of an express trust, and any recovery of judgment shall, after provision for the payment of all the amounts owing the Trustee and any predecessor Trustee under Section 6.7, its agents and counsel, be for the ratable benefit of the Holders of the Securities in respect of which such judgment has been recovered.

Section V.6. APPLICATION OF MONEY COLLECTED.

Any money or property collected or to be applied by the Trustee with respect to a series of Securities pursuant to this Article shall be applied in the following order, at the date or dates fixed by the Trustee and, in case of the distribution of such money or property on account of principal (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest), upon presentation of the Securities and the notation thereon of the payment if only partially paid and upon surrender thereof if fully paid:

FIRST: To the payment of all amounts due the Trustee and any predecessor Trustee under Section 6.7;

SECOND: Subject to Article XIII, to the payment of the amounts then due and unpaid upon such series of Securities for principal (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest), in respect of which or for the benefit of which such money has been collected, ratably, without preference or priority of any kind, according to the amounts due and payable on such series of Securities for principal (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest), respectively; and

THIRD: The balance, if any, to the Person or Persons entitled thereto.

Section V.7. LIMITATION ON SUITS.

No Holder of any Securities of any series shall have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to this Indenture or for the appointment of a receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator (or other similar official) or for any other remedy hereunder, unless:

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(a) such Holder has previously given written notice to the Trustee of a continuing Event of Default with respect to the Securities of that series;

(b) the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default in its own name as Trustee hereunder;

(c) such Holder or Holders have offered to the Trustee reasonable indemnity against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred in compliance with such request:

(d) the Trustee for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity has failed to institute any such proceeding; and

(e) no direction inconsistent with such written request has been given to the Trustee during such 60-day period by the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series;

it being understood and intended that no one or more of such Holders shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue of, or by availing itself of, any provision of this Indenture to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other Holders of Securities, or to obtain or to seek to obtain priority or preference over any other of such Holders or to enforce any right under this Indenture, except in the manner herein provided and for the equal and ratable benefit of all such Holders.

Section V.8. UNCONDITIONAL RIGHT OF HOLDERS TO RECEIVE PRINCIPAL, PREMIUM AND INTEREST; DIRECT ACTION BY HOLDERS OF PREFERRED SECURITIES.

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Indenture, the Holder of any Security shall have the right which is absolute and unconditional to receive payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and (subject to Section 3.7) interest (including any Additional Interest) on such Security on the respective Stated Maturities expressed in such Security (or, in the case of redemption, on the Redemption Date) and to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment, and such right shall not be impaired without the consent of such Holder. In the case of Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, any holder of the corresponding series of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust shall have the right, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default described in Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b), to institute a suit directly against the Company for enforcement of payment to such holder of principal of (premium, if any) and (subject to Section 3.7) interest (including any Additional Interest) on the Securities having a principal amount equal to the aggregate Liquidation Amount (as defined in the Trust Agreement under which such SVB Trust is formed) of such Preferred Securities of the corresponding series held by such holder.

Section V.9. RESTORATION OF RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

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proceeding to enforce any right or remedy under this Indenture and such proceeding has been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or has been determined adversely to the Trustee, such Holder or such holder of Preferred Securities, then and in every such case the Company, the Trustee, the Holders and such holder of Preferred Securities shall, subject to any determination in such proceeding, be restored severally and respectively to their former positions hereunder, and thereafter all rights and remedies of the Trustee, the Holders and the holders of Preferred Securities shall continue as though no such proceeding had been instituted.

Section V.10. RIGHTS AND REMEDIES CUMULATIVE.

Except as otherwise provided in the last paragraph of Section 3.6, no right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the Holders is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and every right and remedy shall, to the extent permitted by law, be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise. The assertion or employment of any right or remedy hereunder, or otherwise, shall not prevent the concurrent assertion or employment of any other appropriate right or remedy.

Section V.11. DELAY OR OMISSION NOT WAIVER.

No delay or omission of the Trustee, any Holder of any Security or any holder of any Preferred Security to exercise any right or remedy accruing upon any Event of Default shall impair any such right or remedy or constitute a waiver of any such Event of Default or an acquiescence therein.

Every right and remedy given by this Article or by law to the Trustee or to the Holders and the right and remedy given to the holders of Preferred Securities by Section 5.8 may be exercised from time to time, and as often as may be deemed expedient, by the Trustee, the Holders or the holders of Preferred Securities, as the case may be.

Section V.12. CONTROL BY HOLDERS.

The Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series shall have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee or exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee, with respect to the Securities of such series, PROVIDED that:

(a) such direction shall not be in conflict with any rule of law or with this Indenture,

(b) the Trustee may take any other action deemed proper by the Trustee which is not inconsistent with such direction, and

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to follow such direction if a Responsible Officer or Officers of the Trustee shall, in good faith, determine that the proceeding so directed would be unjustly prejudicial to the Holders not joining in any such direction or would involve the Trustee in personal liability.

Section V.13. WAIVER OF PAST DEFAULTS.

The Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series and, in the case of any Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, the holders of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust may waive any past default hereunder and its consequences with respect to such series except a default:

(1) in the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on any Security of such series, or

(2) in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which under Article IX cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series affected.

Any such waiver shall be deemed to be on behalf of the Holders of all the Securities of such series or, in the case of a waiver by holders of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust, by all holders of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust.

Upon any such waiver, such default shall cease to exist, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, for every purpose of this Indenture; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Section V.14. UNDERTAKING FOR COSTS.

All parties to this Indenture agree, and each Holder of any Security by his acceptance thereof shall be deemed to have agreed, that any court may in its discretion require, in any suit for the enforcement of any right or remedy under this Indenture, or in any suit against the Trustee for any action taken or omitted by it as Trustee, the filing by any party litigant in such suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of such suit, and that such court may in its discretion assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, against any party litigant in such suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by such party litigant; but the provisions of this Section shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Trustee, to any suit instituted by any Holder, or group of Holders, holding in the aggregate more than 10% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series, or to any suit instituted by any Holder for the enforcement of the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on any Security on or after the respective Stated Maturities expressed in such Security.

Section V.15. WAIVER OF USURY, STAY OR EXTENSION LAWS.

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The Company covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it will not at any time insist upon, or plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any usury, stay or extension law wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, which may affect the covenants or the performance of this Indenture; and the Company (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefit or advantage of any such law, and covenants that it will not hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but will suffer and permit the execution of every such power as though no such law had been enacted.

ARTICLE VI

THE TRUSTEE

Section VI.1. CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

(a) Except during the continuance of an Event of Default;

(A) the Trustee undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Indenture, and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee; and

(B) in the absence of bad faith on its part, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon certificates or opinions furnished to the Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this Indenture; but in the case of any such certificates or opinions which by any provisions hereof are specifically required to be furnished to the Trustee, the Trustee shall be under a duty to examine the same to determine whether or not they conform to the requirements of this Indenture.

(b) In case an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Trustee shall exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by this Indenture, and use the same degree of care and skill in their exercise, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of his own affairs.

(c) No provision of this Indenture shall be construed to relieve the Trustee from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct except that

(A) this Subsection shall not be construed to limit the effect of Subsection (a) of this Section;

(B) the Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer, unless it shall be proved that the Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts; and

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(C) the Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with the direction of Holders pursuant to Section 5.12 relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Trustee, under this Indenture with respect to the Securities of such series.

(d) No provision of this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if there shall be reasonable grounds for believing that repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it.

(e) Whether or not therein expressly so provided, every provision of this Indenture relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of this Section 6.1.

Section VI.2. NOTICE OF DEFAULTS.

Within 90 days after actual knowledge by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of the occurrence of any default hereunder with respect to the Securities of any series, the Trustee shall transmit by mail to all Holders of Securities of such series, as their names and addresses appear in the Securities Register, notice of such default, unless such default shall have been cured or waived; provided, however, that, except in the case of a default in the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on any Security of such series, the Trustee shall be protected in withholding such notice if and so long as the board of directors, the executive committee or a trust committee of directors and/or Responsible Officers of the Trustee in good faith determines that the withholding of such notice is in the interests of the Holders of Securities of such series; and PROVIDED, FURTHER, that, in the case of any default of the character specified in Section 5.13, no such notice to Holders of Securities of such series shall be given until at least 30 days after the occurrence thereof. For the purpose of this Section, the term "default" means any event which is, or after notice or lapse of time or both would become, an Event of Default with respect to Securities of such series.

Section VI.3. CERTAIN RIGHTS OF TRUSTEE.

Subject to the provisions of Section 6.1:

(a) the Trustee may rely and shall be protected in acting or refraining from acting upon any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, Security or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;

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(b) any request or direction of the Company mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by a Company Request or Company Order and any resolution of the Board of Directors may be sufficiently evidenced by a Board Resolution;

(c) whenever in the administration of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it desirable that a matter be proved or established prior to taking, suffering or omitting any action hereunder, the Trustee (unless other evidence be herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of bad faith on its part, rely upon an Officers' Certificate;

(d) the Trustee may consult with counsel and the advice of such counsel or any Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by it hereunder in good faith and in reliance thereon;

(e) the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request or direction of any of the Holders pursuant to this Indenture, unless such Holders shall have offered to the Trustee reasonable security or indemnity against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred by it in compliance with such request or direction;

(f) the Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, indenture, Security or other paper or document, but the Trustee in its discretion may make such inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit, and, if the Trustee shall determine to make such inquiry or investigation, it shall be entitled to examine the books, records and premises of the Company, personally or by agent or attorney; and

(g) the Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereunder or perform any duties hereunder either directly or by or through agents or attorneys and the Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder.

Section VI.4. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECITALS OR ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES.

The recitals contained herein and in the Securities, except the Trustee's certificates of authentication, shall be taken as the statements of the Company, and neither the Trustee nor any Authenticating Agent assumes any responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this Indenture or of the Securities. Neither the Trustee nor any Authenticating Agent shall be accountable for the use or application by the Company of the Securities or the proceeds thereof.

Section VI.5. MAY HOLD SECURITIES.

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The Trustee, any Authenticating Agent, any Paying Agent, any Securities Registrar or any other agent of the Company, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities and, subject to Sections 6.8 and 6.13, may otherwise deal with the Company with the same rights it would have if it were not Trustee, Authenticating Agent, Paying Agent, Securities Registrar or such other agent.

Section VI.6. MONEY HELD IN TRUST.

Money held by the Trustee in trust hereunder need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law. The Trustee shall be under no liability for interest on any money received by it hereunder except as otherwise agreed with the Company.

Section VI.7. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.

The Company agrees

(a) to pay to the Trustee from time to time compensation for all services rendered by it hereunder in such amounts as the Company and the Trustee shall agree from time to time (which compensation shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust);

(b) to reimburse the Trustee upon its request for all reasonable expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by the Trustee in accordance with any provision of this Indenture (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its agents and counsel), except any such expense, disbursement or advance as may be attributable to its negligence or bad faith; and

(c) to indemnify the Trustee for, and to hold it harmless against, any loss, liability or expense (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its agents and counsel) incurred without negligence or bad faith, arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of this trust or the performance of its duties hereunder, including the costs and expenses of defending itself against any claim or liability in connection with the exercise or performance of any of its powers or duties hereunder. This indemnification shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

To secure the Company's payment obligations in this Section 6.7, the Company and the Holders agree that the Trustee shall have a lien prior to the Securities on all money or property held or collected by the Trustee. Such lien shall survive the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture.

When the Trustee incurs expenses or renders services after an Event of Default specified in Section 5.1(d) or (e) occurs, the expenses and the compensation for the services are intended to constitute expenses of administration under the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 or any successor statute.

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Section VI.8. DISQUALIFICATION; CONFLICTING INTERESTS.

The Trustee for the Securities of any series issued hereunder shall be subject to the provisions of Section 310(b) of the Trust Indenture Act. Nothing herein shall prevent the Trustee from filing with the Commission the application referred to in the second to last paragraph of said Section 310(b).

Section VI.9. CORPORATE TRUSTEE REQUIRED; ELIGIBILITY.

There shall at all times be a Trustee hereunder which shall be

(a) a corporation organized and doing business under the laws of the United States of America or of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers and subject to supervision or examination by Federal, State, Territorial or District of Columbia authority, or

(b) a corporation or other Person organized and doing business under the laws of a foreign government that is permitted to act as Trustee pursuant to a rule, regulation or order of the Commission, authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers, and subject to supervision or examination by authority of such foreign government or a political subdivision thereof substantially equivalent to supervision or examination applicable to United States institutional trustees,

in either case having a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000, subject to supervision or examination by Federal or State authority. If such corporation publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of the aforesaid supervising or examining authority, then, for the purposes of this Section 6.9, the combined capital and surplus of such corporation shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section 6.9, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect hereinafter specified in this Article VI. Neither the Company nor any Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with the Company shall serve as Trustee for the Securities of any series issued hereunder.

Section VI.10. RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL; APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR.

(a) No resignation or removal of the Trustee and no appointment of a successor Trustee pursuant to this Article VI shall become effective until the acceptance of appointment by the successor Trustee under Section 6.11.

(b) The Trustee may resign at any time with respect to the Securities of one or more series by giving written notice thereof to the Company. If an instrument of acceptance by a

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successor Trustee shall not have been delivered to the Trustee within 30 days after the giving of such notice of resignation, the resigning Trustee may petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series.

(c) The Trustee may be removed at any time with respect to the Securities of any series by Act of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series, delivered to the Trustee and to the Company.

(d) If at any time:

(i) the Trustee shall fail to comply with Section 6.8 after written request therefor by the Company or by any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months, or

(ii) the Trustee shall cease to be eligible under Section 6.9 and shall fail to resign after written request therefor by the Company or by any such Holder, or

(iii) the Trustee shall become incapable of acting or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent or a receiver of the Trustee or of its property shall be appointed or any public officer shall take charge or control of the Trustee or of its property or affairs for the purpose of rehabilitation, conservation or liquidation,

then, in any such case, (i) the Company, acting pursuant to the authority of a Board Resolution, may remove the Trustee with respect to all Securities, or
(ii) subject to Section 5.14, any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months may, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the removal of the Trustee with respect to all Securities and the appointment of a successor Trustee or Trustees.

(e) If the Trustee shall resign, be removed or become incapable of acting, or if a vacancy shall occur in the office of Trustee for any cause with respect to the Securities of one or more series, the Company, by a Board Resolution, shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series. If, within one year after such resignation, removal or incapability, or the occurrence of such vacancy, a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series shall be appointed by Act of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series delivered to the Company and the retiring Trustee, the successor Trustee so appointed shall, forthwith upon its acceptance of such appointment, become the successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series and supersede the successor Trustee appointed by the Company. If no successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series shall have been so appointed by the Company or the Holders and accepted appointment in the manner hereinafter provided, any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months may, subject to Section 5.14, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series.

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(f) The Company shall give notice of each resignation and each removal of the Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series and each appointment of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series by mailing written notice of such event by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the Holders of Securities of such series as their names and addresses appear in the Securities Register. Each notice shall include the name of the successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series and the address of its Corporate Trust Office.

Section VI.11. ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT BY SUCCESSOR.

(a) In case of the appointment hereunder of a successor Trustee with respect to all Securities, every such successor Trustee so appointed shall execute, acknowledge and deliver to the Company and to the retiring Trustee an instrument accepting such appointment, and thereupon the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee shall become effective and such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee; but, on the request of the Company or the successor Trustee, such retiring Trustee shall, upon payment of its charges, execute and deliver an instrument transferring to such successor Trustee all the rights, powers and trusts of the retiring Trustee and shall duly assign, transfer and deliver to such successor Trustee all property and money held by such retiring Trustee hereunder.

(b) In case of the appointment hereunder of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more (but not all) series, the Company, the retiring Trustee and each successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more series shall execute and deliver an indenture supplemental hereto wherein each successor Trustee shall accept such appointment and which (1) shall contain such provisions as shall be necessary or desirable to transfer and confirm to, and to vest in, each successor Trustee all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series to which the appointment of such successor Trustee relates, (2) if the retiring Trustee is not retiring with respect to all Securities, shall contain such provisions as shall be deemed necessary or desirable to confirm that all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series as to which the retiring Trustee is not retiring shall continue to be vested in the retiring Trustee, and (3) shall add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture as shall be necessary to provide for or facilitate the administration of the trusts hereunder by more than one Trustee, it being understood that nothing herein or in such supplemental indenture shall constitute such Trustees co-trustees of the same trust and that each such Trustee shall be trustee of a trust or trusts hereunder separate and apart from any trust or trusts hereunder administered by any other such Trustee and upon the execution and delivery of such supplemental indenture the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee shall become effective to the extent provided therein and each such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the rights, powers, trusts, and duties of the retiring Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series to which the appointment of such successor Trustee relates; but, on request of the Company or any successor Trustee, such retiring Trustee shall duly assign, transfer and deliver to such successor Trustee all property and money held by such retiring

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Trustee hereunder with respect to the Securities of that or those series to which the appointment of such successor Trustee relates.

(c) Upon request of any such successor Trustee, the Company shall execute any and all instruments for more fully and certainly vesting in and confirming to such successor Trustee all rights, powers and trusts referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section 6.11, as the case may be.

(d) No successor Trustee shall accept its appointment unless at the time of such acceptance such successor Trustee shall be qualified and eligible under this Article VI.

Section VI.12. MERGER, CONVERSION, CONSOLIDATION OR SUCCESSION TO BUSINESS.

Any corporation into which the Trustee may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Trustee shall be a party, or any corporation succeeding to all or substantially all of the corporate trust business of the Trustee, shall be the successor of the Trustee hereunder, provided such corporation shall be otherwise qualified and eligible under this Article VI, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto. In case any Securities shall have been authenticated, but not delivered, by the Trustee then in office, any successor by merger, conversion or consolidation to such authenticating Trustee may adopt such authentication and deliver the Securities so authenticated, and in case any Securities shall not have been authenticated, any successor to the Trustee may authenticate such Securities either in the name of any predecessor Trustee or in the name of such successor Trustee, and in all cases the certificate of authentication shall have the full force which it is provided anywhere in the Securities or in this Indenture that the certificate of the Trustee shall have.

Section VI.13. PREFERENTIAL COLLECTION OF CLAIMS AGAINST COMPANY.

If and when the Trustee shall be or become a creditor of the Company (or any other obligor upon the Securities), the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act regarding the collection of claims against the Company (or any such other obligor).

Section VI.14. APPOINTMENT OF AUTHENTICATING AGENT.

The Trustee may appoint an Authenticating Agent or Agents with respect to one or more series of Securities which shall be authorized to act on behalf of the Trustee to authenticate Securities of such series issued upon original issue and upon exchange, registration of transfer or partial redemption thereof or pursuant to Section 3.6, and Securities so authenticated shall be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture and shall be valid and obligatory for all purposes as if authenticated by the Trustee hereunder. Wherever reference is made in this Indenture to the authentication and delivery of Securities by the Trustee or the Trustee's certificate of authentication, such reference shall be deemed to include authentication and delivery on behalf of the Trustee by an Authenticating Agent. Each Authenticating Agent shall be acceptable to the

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Company and shall at all times be a corporation organized and doing business under the laws of the United States of America, or of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, authorized under such laws to act as Authenticating Agent, having a combined capital and surplus of not less than $50,000,000 and subject to supervision or examination by Federal or State authority. If such Authenticating Agent publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of said supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section 6.14 the combined capital and surplus of such Authenticating Agent shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time an Authenticating Agent shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section 6.14, such Authenticating Agent shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect specified in this Section 6.14.

Any corporation into which an Authenticating Agent may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which such Authenticating Agent shall be a party, or any corporation succeeding to all or substantially all of the corporate trust business of an Authenticating Agent shall be the successor Authenticating Agent hereunder, provided such corporation shall be otherwise eligible under this Section, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of the Trustee or the Authenticating Agent.

An Authenticating Agent may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Trustee and to the Company. The Trustee may at any time terminate the agency of an Authenticating Agent by giving written notice thereof to such Authenticating Agent and to the Company. Upon receiving such a notice of resignation or upon such a termination, or in case at any time such Authenticating Agent shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section 6.14, the Trustee may appoint a successor Authenticating Agent which shall be acceptable to the Company and shall give notice of such appointment in the manner provided in Section 1.6 to all Holders of Securities of the series with respect to which such Authenticating Agent will serve. Any successor Authenticating Agent upon acceptance of its appointment hereunder shall become vested with all the rights, powers and duties of its predecessor hereunder, with like effect as if originally named as an Authenticating Agent. No successor Authenticating Agent shall be appointed unless eligible under the provision of this Section 6.14.

The Trustee agrees to pay to each Authenticating Agent from time to time reasonable compensation for its services under this Section 6.14, and the Trustee shall be entitled to be reimbursed for such payments, subject to the provisions of Section 6.7.

If an appointment with respect to one or more series is made pursuant to this Section 6.14, the Securities of such series may have endorsed thereon, in addition to the Trustee's certificate of authentication, an alternative certificate of authentication in the following form:

This is one of the Securities referred to in the within mentioned Indenture.

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Dated:

[INSERT NAME OF TRUSTEE]
As Trustee

By:
As Authenticating Agent

By:
Authorized Officer

ARTICLE VII

HOLDERS' LISTS AND REPORTS BY TRUSTEE AND COMPANY

Section VII.1. COMPANY TO FURNISH TRUSTEE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF HOLDERS.

The Company will furnish or cause to be furnished to the Trustee:

(a) semi-annually, not more than 15 days after January 15 and July 15 in each year, a list, in such form as the Trustee may reasonably require, of the names and addresses of the Holders as of January 1 and July 1 of such year, and

(b) at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, within 30 days after the receipt by the Company of any such request, a list of similar form and content as of a date not more than 15 days prior to the time such list is furnished, excluding from any such list names and addresses received by the Trustee in its capacity as Securities Registrar.

Section VII.2. PRESERVATION OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS TO HOLDERS.

(a) The Trustee shall preserve, in as current a form as is reasonably practicable, the names and addresses of Holders contained in the most recent list furnished to the Trustee as provided in Section 7.1 and the names and addresses of Holders received by the Trustee in its capacity as Securities Registrar. The Trustee may destroy any list furnished to it as provided in
Section 7.1 upon receipt of a new list so furnished.

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the Trustee, shall be as provided in the Trust Indenture Act.

(c) Every Holder of Securities, by receiving and holding the same, agrees with the Company and the Trustee that neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of either of them shall be held accountable by reason of the disclosure of information as to the names and addresses of the Holders made pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act.

Section VII.3. REPORTS BY TRUSTEE.

(a) The Trustee shall transmit to Holders such reports concerning the Trustee and its actions under this Indenture as may be required pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act, at the times and in the manner provided pursuant thereto.

(b) Reports so required to be transmitted at stated intervals of not more than 12 months shall be transmitted no later than July 15 in each calendar year, commencing with the first July 15 after the first issuance of Securities under this Indenture.

(c) A copy of each such report shall, at the time of such transmission to Holders, be filed by the Trustee with each stock exchange upon which any Securities are listed and also with the Commission. The Company will notify the Trustee when any Securities are listed on any stock exchange.

Section VII.4. REPORTS BY COMPANY.

The Company shall file with the Trustee and with the Commission, and transmit to Holders, such information, documents and other reports, and such summaries thereof, as may be required pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act at the times and in the manner provided in the Trust Indenture Act; provided that any such information, documents or reports required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act shall be filed with the Trustee within 15 days after the same is required to be filed with the Commission. Notwithstanding that the Company may not be required to remain subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the Company shall continue to file with the Commission and provide the Trustee with the annual reports and the information, documents and other reports which are specified in Sections 13 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act. The Company also shall comply with the other provisions of Trust Indenture Act Section 314(a).

ARTICLE VIII

CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE, TRANSFER OR LEASE

Section VIII.1. COMPANY MAY CONSOLIDATE, ETC., ONLY ON CERTAIN TERMS.

The Company shall not consolidate with or merge into any other Person or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, and no Person

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shall consolidate with or merge into the Company or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to the Company, unless:

(a) in case the Company shall consolidate with or merge into another Person or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, the corporation formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged or the Person which acquires by conveyance or transfer, or which leases, the properties and assets of the Company substantially as an entirety shall be a corporation, partnership or trust organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America or any State or the District of Columbia, and shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest) on all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture on the part of the Company to be performed or observed;

(b) immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no Event of Default, and no event which, after notice or lapse of time, or both, would become an Event of Default, shall have happened and be continuing;

(c) the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease and any such supplemental indenture comply with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with; and the Trustee, subject to
Section 6.1, may rely upon such Officers' Certificate and Opinion of Counsel as conclusive evidence that such transaction complies with this Section 8.1.

Section VIII.2. SUCCESSOR CORPORATION SUBSTITUTED.

Upon any consolidation or merger by the Company with or into any other Person, or any conveyance, transfer or lease by the Company of its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person in accordance with
Section 8.1, the successor corporation formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged or to which such conveyance, transfer or lease is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor Person had been named as the Company herein; and in the event of any such conveyance, transfer or lease the Company shall be discharged from all obligations and covenants under the Indenture and the Securities and may be dissolved and liquidated.

Such successor Person may cause to be signed, and may issue either in its own name or in the name of the Company, any or all of the Securities issuable hereunder which theretofore shall not have been signed by the Company and delivered to the Trustee; and, upon the order of such successor Person instead of the Company and subject to all the terms, conditions and limitations in this Indenture prescribed, the Trustee shall authenticate and shall deliver any Securities which previously shall have been signed and delivered by the officers of the Company to the Trustee for

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authentication pursuant to such provisions and any Securities which such successor Person thereafter shall cause to be signed and delivered to the Trustee on its behalf for the purpose pursuant to such provisions. All the Securities so issued shall in all respects have the same legal rank and benefit under this Indenture as the Securities theretofore or thereafter issued in accordance with the terms of this Indenture as though all of such Securities had been issued at the date of the execution hereof.

In case of any such consolidation, merger, sale, conveyance or lease, such changes in phraseology and form may be made in the Securities thereafter to be issued as may be appropriate.

ARTICLE IX

SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

Section IX.1. SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES WITHOUT CONSENT OF HOLDERS.

Without the consent of any Holders, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, may enter into one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the form and terms of Securities of any series may be established by a Board Resolution, as set forth in the Officers' Certificate delivered to the Trustee pursuant to Section 3.1, without entering into a supplemental indenture for all purposes hereunder, for any of the following purposes:

(a) to evidence the succession of another Person to the Company, and the assumption by any such successor of the covenants of the Company herein and in the Securities contained; or

(b) to convey, transfer, assign, mortgage or pledge any property to or with the Trustee or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company; or

(c) to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 2.1 or 3.1; or

(d) to add to the covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders of all or any series of Securities (and if such covenants are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities, stating that such covenants are expressly being included solely for the benefit of such series) or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company; or

(e) to add any additional Events of Default for the benefit of the Holders of all or any series of Securities (and if such additional Events of Default are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities, stating that such additional Events of Default are expressly being included solely for the benefit of such series); or

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(f) to change or eliminate any of the provisions of this Indenture, provided that any such change or elimination shall become effective only when there is no Security Outstanding of any series created prior to the execution of such supplemental indenture which is entitled to the benefit of such provision; or

(g) to cure any ambiguity, to correct or supplement any provision herein which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provision herein, or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under this Indenture, provided that such action pursuant to this clause (g) shall not adversely affect the interest of the Holders of Securities of any series in any material respect or, in the case of the Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust and for so long as any of the corresponding series of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust shall remain outstanding, the holders of such Preferred Securities; or

(h) to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment hereunder by a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more series and to add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture as shall be necessary to provide for or facilitate the administration of the trusts hereunder by more than one Trustee, pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.11(b); or

(i) to comply with the requirements of the Commission in order to effect or maintain the qualification of this Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act.

Section IX.2. SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES WITH CONSENT OF HOLDERS.

With the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of each series affected by such supplemental indenture, by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental hereto for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of this Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of Securities of such series under this Indenture; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that no such supplemental indenture shall, without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security affected thereby,

(a) except to the extent permitted by Sections 3.11 or 3.14 or as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 2.1 or Section 3.1 with respect to the deferral of the payment of interest on the Securities of any series or the shortening of the Stated Maturity of the Securities of any series, change the Stated Maturity of the principal of, or any installment of interest (including any Additional Interest) on, any Security, or reduce the principal amount thereof or the rate of interest thereon or reduce any premium payable upon the redemption thereof, or reduce the amount of principal of a Discount Security that would be due and payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 5.2, or change the place of payment where, or the coin or currency in which, any Security or interest thereon is payable, or impair the right to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after the Stated Maturity thereof (or, in the case of redemption, on or after the Redemption Date), or

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(b) reduce the percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series, the consent of whose Holders is required for any such supplemental indenture, or the consent of whose Holders is required for any waiver (of compliance with certain provisions of this Indenture or certain defaults hereunder and their consequences) provided for in this Indenture, or

(c) modify any of the provisions of this Section, Section 5.13 or
Section 10.5, except to increase any such percentage or to provide that certain other provisions of this Indenture cannot be modified or waived without the consent of the Holder of each Security affected thereby; or

(d) modify the provisions in Article XIII of this Indenture with respect to the subordination of Outstanding Securities of any series in a manner adverse to the Holders thereof; PROVIDED, FURTHER, that, in the case of the Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, so long as any of the corresponding series of Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust remains outstanding, (i) no such amendment shall be made that adversely affects the holders of such Preferred Securities in any material respect, and no termination of this Indenture shall occur, and no waiver of any Event of Default or compliance with any covenant under this Indenture shall be effective, without the prior consent of the holders of at least a majority of the aggregate liquidation preference of such Preferred Securities then outstanding unless and until the principal (and premium, if any) of the Securities of such series and all accrued and, subject to Section 3.7, unpaid interest (including any Additional Interest) thereon have been paid in full and (ii) no amendment shall be made to Section 5.8 of this Indenture that would impair the rights of the holders of Preferred Securities provided therein without the prior consent of the holders of each Preferred Security then outstanding unless and until the principal (and premium, if any) of the Securities of such series and all accrued and (subject to Section 3.7) unpaid interest (including any Additional Interest) thereon have been paid in full.

A supplemental indenture that changes or eliminates any covenant or other provision of this Indenture that has expressly been included solely for the benefit of one or more particular series of Securities or Preferred Securities, or which modifies the rights of the Holders of Securities or holders of Preferred Securities of such series with respect to such covenant or other provision, shall be deemed not to affect the rights under this Indenture of the Holders of Securities or holders of Preferred Securities of any other series.

It shall not be necessary for any Act of Holders under this Section to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such Act shall approve the substance thereof.

Section IX.3. EXECUTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES.

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indenture permitted by this Article or the modifications thereby of any series of Securities previously created by this Indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive, and (subject to Section 6.1) shall be fully protected in relying upon, an Officers' Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that the execution of such supplemental indenture is authorized or permitted by this Indenture, and that all conditions precedent have been complied with.
The Trustee may, but shall not be obligated to, enter into any such supplemental indenture which affects the Trustee's own rights, duties or immunities under this Indenture or otherwise.

Section IX.4. EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES.

Upon the execution of any supplemental indenture under this Article IX or delivery to the Trustee of the Officers' Certificate pursuant to Section 3.1 hereof (which Officers' Certificate shall have the effect of a supplemental indenture for all purposes hereunder), this Indenture shall be modified in accordance therewith, and such supplemental indenture shall form a part of this Indenture for all purposes; and every Holder of Securities theretofore or thereafter authenticated and delivered hereunder shall be bound thereby.

Section IX.5. CONFORMITY WITH TRUST INDENTURE ACT.

Every supplemental indenture executed pursuant to this Article IX and every Officers' Certificate delivered to the trustee pursuant to Section 3.1 hereof shall conform to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act as then in effect.

Section IX.6. REFERENCE IN SECURITIES TO SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES.

Securities authenticated and delivered after the execution of any supplemental indenture pursuant to this Article IX or delivery to the Trustee of the Officers' Certificate pursuant to Section 3.1 hereof (which Officers' Certificate shall have the effect of a supplemental indenture for all purposes hereunder) may, and shall if required by the Company, bear a notation in form approved by the Company as to any matter provided for in such supplemental indenture or such Officers' Certificate. If the Company shall so determine, new Securities of any series so modified as to conform, in the opinion of the Company, to any such supplemental indenture or such Officers's Certificate may be prepared and executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered by the Trustee in exchange for Outstanding Securities of such series.

ARTICLE X

COVENANTS

Section X.1. PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL, PREMIUM AND INTEREST.

The Company covenants and agrees for the benefit of each series of Securities that it will duly and punctually pay the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on the Securities of

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that series in accordance with the terms of such Securities and this Indenture.

Section X.2. MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE OR AGENCY.

The Company will maintain in each Place of Payment for any series of Securities, an office or agency where Securities of that series may be presented or surrendered for payment and an office or agency where Securities of that series may be surrendered for transfer or exchange and where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities of that series and this Indenture may be served. The Company initially appoints the Trustee, acting through its Corporate Trust Office, as its agent for said purposes. The Company will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any change in the location of any such office or agency. If at any time the Company shall fail to maintain such office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and the Company hereby appoints the Trustee as its agent to receive all such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands.

The Company may also from time to time designate one or more other offices or agencies where the Securities may be presented or surrendered for any or all of such purposes, and may from time to time rescind such designations; provided, however, that no such designation or rescission shall in any manner relieve the Company of its obligation to maintain an office or agency in each Place of Payment for Securities of any series for such purposes. The Company will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any such designation and any change in the location of any such office or agency.

Section X.3. MONEY FOR SECURITY PAYMENTS TO BE HELD IN TRUST.

If the Company shall at any time act as its own Paying Agent with respect to any series of Securities, it will, on or before each due date of the principal of (and premium, if any) or interest on any of the Securities of such series, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled thereto a sum sufficient to pay the principal (and premium, if any) or interest so becoming due until such sums shall be paid to such Persons or otherwise disposed of as herein provided, and will promptly notify the Trustee of its failure so to act.

Whenever the Company shall have one or more Paying Agents, it will, prior to 10:00 a.m. New York time on each due date of the principal of or interest on any Securities, deposit with a Paying Agent a sum sufficient to pay the principal (and premium, if any) or interest so becoming due, such sum to be held in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled to such principal and premium (if any) or interest, and (unless such Paying Agent is the Trustee) the Company will promptly notify the Trustee of its failure so to act.

The Company will cause each Paying Agent other than the Trustee to execute and deliver to the Trustee an instrument in which such Paying Agent shall agree with the Trustee, subject to the provisions of this Section 10.3, that such Paying Agent will:

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(a) hold all sums held by it for the payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) or interest on Securities in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled thereto until such sums shall be paid to such Persons or otherwise disposed of as herein provided;

(b) give the Trustee notice of any default by the Company (or any other obligor upon the Securities) in the making of any payment of principal (and premium, if any) or interest:

(c) at any time during the continuance of any such default, upon the written request of the Trustee, forthwith pay to the Trustee all sums so held in trust by such Paying Agent; and

(d) comply with the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act applicable to it as a Paying Agent.

The Company may at any time, for the purpose of obtaining the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture or for any other purpose, pay, or by Company Order direct any Paying Agent to pay, to the Trustee all sums held in trust by the Company or such Paying Agent, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the same trusts as those upon which such sums were held by the Company or such Paying Agent; and, upon such payment by any Paying Agent to the Trustee, such Paying Agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such money.

Any money deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent, or then held by the Company, in trust for the payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) or interest on any Security and remaining unclaimed for two years after such principal (and premium, if any) or interest has become due and payable shall (unless otherwise required by mandatory provision of applicable escheat or abandoned or unclaimed property law) be paid on Company Request to the Company, or (if then held by the Company) shall (unless otherwise required by mandatory provision of applicable escheat or abandoned or unclaimed property law) be discharged from such trust; and the Holder of such Security shall thereafter, as an unsecured general creditor, look only to the Company for payment thereof, and all liability of the Trustee or such Paying Agent with respect to such trust money, and all liability of the Company as trustee thereof, shall thereupon cease; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Trustee or such Paying Agent, before being required to make any such repayment, may at the expense of the Company cause to be published once, in a newspaper published in the English language, customarily published on each Business Day and of general circulation in the state of California, notice that such money remains unclaimed and that, after a date specified therein, which shall not be less than 30 days from the date of such publication, any unclaimed balance of such money then remaining will be repaid to the Company.

Section X.4. STATEMENT AS TO COMPLIANCE.

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year of the Company ending after the date hereof, an Officers' Certificate covering the preceding calendar year, stating whether or not to the best knowledge of the signers thereof the Company is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of or compliance with any of the terms, provisions, covenants and conditions of this Indenture, and if the Company shall be in default, specifying all such defaults and the nature and status thereof of which they may have knowledge. For the purpose of this
Section 10.4, compliance shall be determined without regard to any grace period or requirement of notice provided pursuant to the terms of this Indenture.

Section X.5. WAIVER OF CERTAIN COVENANTS.

The Company may omit in any particular instance to comply with any covenant or condition provided pursuant to Sections 3.1, 9.1(c), or 9.1(d) with respect to the Securities of any series, if before or after the time for such compliance the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series shall, by Act of such Holders, either waive such compliance in such instance or generally waive compliance with such covenant or condition, but no such waiver shall extend to or affect such covenant or condition except to the extent so expressly waived, and, until such waiver shall become effective, the obligations of the Company in respect of any such covenant or condition shall remain in full force and effect.

Section X.6. ADDITIONAL SUMS.

In the case of the Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 2.1 or Section 3.1, in the event that
(i) such SVB Trust is the Holder of all of the Outstanding Securities of such series, (ii) a Tax Event in respect of such SVB Trust shall have occurred and be continuing and (iii) the Company shall not have (A) redeemed the Securities of such series pursuant to Section 11.7 or (B) terminated such SVB Trust pursuant to Section 9.2(b) of the related Trust Agreement, the Company shall pay to such SVB Trust (and its permitted successors or assigns under the related Trust Agreement) for so long as such SVB Trust (or its permitted successor or assignee) is the registered holder of any Securities of such series, such additional amounts as may be necessary in order that the amount of Distributions (including any Additional Amounts (as defined in such Trust Agreement)) then due and payable by such SVB Trust on the related Preferred Securities and Common Securities that at any time remain outstanding in accordance with the terms thereof shall not be reduced as a result of any Additional Taxes (the "ADDITIONAL SUMS"). Whenever in this Indenture or the Securities there is a reference in any context to the payment of principal of or interest on the Securities, such mention shall be deemed to include mention of the payments of the Additional Sums provided for in this paragraph to the extent that, in such context, Additional Sums are, were or would be payable in respect thereof pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph and express mention of the payment of Additional Sums (if applicable) in any provisions hereof shall not be construed as excluding Additional Sums in those provisions hereof where such express mention is not made; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the deferral of the payment of interest pursuant to Section 3.11 or the Securities shall not defer the payment of any Additional Sums that may be due and payable.

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Section X.7. ADDITIONAL COVENANTS.

The Company covenants and agrees with each Holder of Securities of any series that it shall not, and it shall not permit any Subsidiary of the Company to, (a) declare or pay any dividends or distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any shares of the Company's capital stock (which includes common and preferred stock),
(b) make any payment of principal of or interest or premium, if any, on or repay, repurchase or redeem any debt securities of the Company (including Securities other than the Securities of such series) that rank PARI PASSU in all respects with or junior in interest to the Securities of such series or
(c) make any guarantee payments with respect to any guarantee by the Company of debt securities of any Subsidiary of the Company if such guarantee ranks PARI PASSU with or junior in interest to the Securities (other than (i) dividends or distributions in capital stock of the Company (which includes common and preferred stock), (ii) any declaration of a dividend in connection with the implementation of a rights plan, or the issuance of stock under any such plan in the future, or the redemption or repurchase of any such rights pursuant thereto, (iii) payments under the SVB Guarantee related to the Preferred Securities issued by the SVB Trust holding Securities of such series, and (iv) purchases of Common Stock related to the issuance of Common Stock or rights under any of the Company's benefit plans for its directors, officers consultants or employees or (c) redeem, purchase or acquire less than all of the Securities of such series or any of the Preferred Securities if at such time (i) there shall have occurred an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of such series, (ii) if the Securities of such series are held by a SVB Trust, the Company shall be in default with respect to its payment of any obligations under the SVB Guarantee relating to the Preferred Securities issued by such SVB Trust, or (iii) the Company shall have given notice of its election to begin an Extension Period with respect to the Securities of such series as provided herein and shall not have rescinded such notice, or such Extension Period, or any extension thereof, shall be continuing.

The Company also covenants with each Holder of Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust (i) to maintain, directly or indirectly, 100% ownership of the Common Securities of such SVB Trust; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that any permitted successor of the Company hereunder may succeed to the Company's ownership of such Common Securities, (ii) not to voluntarily terminate, wind-up or liquidate such SVB Trust, except (a) in connection with a distribution of the Securities of such series to the holders of Trust Securities in liquidation of such SVB Trust or (b) in connection with certain mergers, consolidations or amalgamations permitted by the related Trust Agreement and (iii) to use its reasonable efforts, consistent with the terms and provisions of such Trust Agreement, to cause such SVB Trust to remain classified as a grantor trust and not an association taxable as a corporation for United States federal income tax purposes.

ARTICLE XI

REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES

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Section XI.1. APPLICABILITY OF THIS ARTICLE.

Redemption of Securities of any series (whether by operation of a sinking fund or otherwise) as permitted or required by any form of Security issued pursuant to this Indenture shall be made in accordance with such form of Security and this Article; provided, however, that if any provision of any such form of Security shall conflict with any provision of this Article, the provision of such form of Security shall govern. Except as otherwise set forth in the form of Security for such series, each Security of such series shall be subject to partial redemption only in the amount of $25 or, in the case of the Securities of a series issued to a SVB Trust, $25, or integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof.

Section XI.2. ELECTION TO REDEEM; NOTICE TO TRUSTEE.

The election of the Company to redeem any Securities shall be evidenced by or pursuant to a Board Resolution. In case of any redemption at the election of the Company of less than all of the Securities of any particular series and having the same terms, the Company shall, not less than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date (unless a shorter notice shall be satisfactory to the Trustee), notify the Trustee of such date and of the principal amount of Securities of that series to be redeemed. In the case of any redemption of Securities prior to the expiration of any restriction on such redemption provided in the terms of such Securities, the Company shall furnish the Trustee with an Officers' Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel evidencing compliance with such restriction.

Section XI.3. SELECTION OF SECURITIES TO BE REDEEMED.

If less than all the Securities of any series are to be redeemed (unless all the Securities of such series and of a specified tenor are to be redeemed or unless such redemption affects only a single Security), the particular Securities to be redeemed shall be selected not more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date by the Trustee, from the Outstanding Securities of such series not previously called for redemption, by such method as the Trustee shall deem fair and appropriate and which may provide for the selection for redemption of a portion of the principal amount of any Security of such series, provided that the portion of the principal amount of any Security not redeemed shall be in an authorized denomination (which shall not be less than the minimum authorized denomination) for such Security. If less than all the Securities of such series and of a specified tenor are to be redeemed (unless such redemption affects only a single Security), the particular Securities to be redeemed shall be selected not more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date by the Trustee, from the Outstanding Securities of such series and specified tenor not previously called for redemption in accordance with the preceding sentence.

The Trustee shall promptly notify the Company in writing of the Securities selected for partial redemption and the principal amount thereof to be redeemed. For all purposes of this Indenture, unless the context otherwise requires, all provisions relating to the redemption of Securities shall relate, in the case of any Security redeemed or to be redeemed only in part, to the

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portion of the principal amount of such Security which has been or is to be redeemed. If the Company shall so direct, Securities registered in the name of the Company, any Affiliate or any Subsidiary thereof shall not be included in the Securities selected for redemption.

Section XI.4. NOTICE OF REDEMPTION.

Notice of redemption shall be given by first-class mail, postage prepaid, mailed not later than the thirtieth day, and not earlier than the sixtieth day, prior to the Redemption Date, to each Holder of Securities to be redeemed, at the address of such Holder as it appears in the Securities Register.

With respect to Securities of each series to be redeemed, each notice of redemption shall state:

(a) the Redemption Date;

(b) the Redemption Price;

(c) if less than all Outstanding Securities of such particular series and having the same terms are to be redeemed, the identification (and, in the case of partial redemption, the respective principal amounts) of the particular Securities to be redeemed;

(d) that on the Redemption Date, the Redemption Price will become due and payable upon each such Security or portion thereof, and that interest thereon, if any, shall cease to accrue on and after said date;

(e) the place or places where such Securities are to be surrendered for payment of the Redemption Price; and

(f) that the redemption is for a sinking fund, if such is the case.

Notice of redemption of Securities to be redeemed at the election of the Company shall be given by the Company or, at the Company's request, by the Trustee in the name and at the expense of the Company and shall not be irrevocable. The notice if mailed in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the Holder receives such notice. In any case, a failure to give such notice by mail or any defect in the notice to the Holder of any Security designated for redemption as a whole or in part shall not affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other Security.

Section XI.5. DEPOSIT OF REDEMPTION PRICE.

Prior to 12:00 noon, Eastern time on the Redemption Date specified in the notice of redemption given as provided in Section 11.4, the Company will deposit with the Trustee or with

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one or more Paying Agents (or if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent, the Company will segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 10.3) an amount of money sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of, and any accrued interest (including Additional Interest) on, all the Securities which are to be redeemed on that date.

Section XI.6. PAYMENT OF SECURITIES CALLED FOR REDEMPTION.

If any notice of redemption has been given as provided in Section 11.4, the Securities or portion of Securities with respect to which such notice has been given shall become due and payable on the date and at the place or places stated in such notice at the applicable Redemption Price. On presentation and surrender of such Securities at a Place of Payment in said notice specified, the said securities or the specified portions thereof shall be paid and redeemed by the Company at the applicable Redemption Price, together with accrued interest (including any Additional Interest) to the Redemption Date; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1, installments of interest whose Stated Maturity is on or prior to the Redemption Date will be payable to the Holders of such Securities, or one or more Predecessor Securities, registered as such at the close of business on the relevant Record Dates according to their terms and the provisions of Section 3.7.

Upon presentation of any Security redeemed in part only, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder thereof, at the expense of the Company, a new Security or Securities of the same series, of authorized denominations, in aggregate principal amount equal to the portion of the Security not redeemed so presented and having the same Original Issue Date, Stated Maturity and terms. If a Global Security is so surrendered, such new Security will also be a new Global Security.

If any Security called for redemption shall not be so paid upon surrender thereof for redemption, the principal of and premium, if any, on such Security shall, until paid, bear interest from the Redemption Date at the rate prescribed therefor in the Security.

Section XI.7. RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES INITIALLY ISSUED TO A SVB TRUST.

In the case of the Securities of a series initially issued to a SVB Trust, except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1, the Company, at its option, may redeem such Securities (i) on or after the date five years after the Original Issue Date of such Securities, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, or (ii) upon the occurrence and during the continuation of a Tax Event, Investment Company Event, or Capital Treatment Event, at any time within 90 days following the occurrence of such Tax Event, Investment Company Event or Capital Treatment Event in respect of such SVB Trust, in whole (but not in part), in each case at a Redemption Price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof.

ARTICLE XII

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SINKING FUNDS

Section XII.1. APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE.

The provisions of this Article shall be applicable to any sinking fund for the retirement of Securities of any series except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 for such Securities.

The minimum amount of any sinking fund payment provided for by the terms of any Securities of any series is herein referred to as a "mandatory sinking fund payment", and any sinking fund payment in excess of such minimum amount which is permitted to be made by the terms of such Securities of any series is herein referred to as an "optional sinking fund payment". If provided for by the terms of any Securities of any series, the cash amount of any sinking fund payment may be subject to reduction as provided in Section 12.2. Each sinking fund payment shall be applied to the redemption of Securities of any series as provided for by the terms of such Securities.

Section XII.2. SATISFACTION OF SINKING FUND PAYMENTS WITH SECURITIES.

In lieu of making all or any part of a mandatory sinking fund payment with respect to any Securities of a series in cash, the Company may at its option, at any time no more than 16 months and no less than 30 days prior to the date on which such sinking fund payment is due, deliver to the Trustee Securities of such series (together with the unmatured coupons, if any, appertaining thereto) theretofore purchased or otherwise acquired by the Company, except Securities of such series that have been redeemed through the application of mandatory or optional sinking fund payments pursuant to the terms of the Securities of such series, accompanied by a Company Order instructing the Trustee to credit such obligations and stating that the Securities of such series were originally issued by the Company by way of bona fide sale or other negotiation for value; provided that the Securities to be so credited have not been previously so credited. The Securities to be so credited shall be received and credited for such purpose by the Trustee at the redemption price for such Securities, as specified in the Securities so to be redeemed, for redemption through operation of the sinking fund and the amount of such sinking fund payment shall be reduced accordingly.

Section XII.3. REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES FOR SINKING FUND.

Not less than 60 days prior to each sinking fund payment date for any series of Securities, the Company will deliver to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate specifying the amount of the next ensuing sinking fund payment for such Securities pursuant to the terms of such Securities, the portion thereof, if any, which is to be satisfied by payment of cash in the currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as provided pursuant to Section 3.1) and the portion thereof, if any, which is to be satisfied by delivering and crediting Securities pursuant to Section 12.2 and will also deliver to the Trustee any Securities to be so delivered. Such Officers'

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Certificate shall be irrevocable and upon its delivery the Company shall be obligated to make the cash payment or payments therein referred to, if any, on or before the succeeding sinking fund payment date. In the case of the failure of the Company to deliver such Officers' Certificate (or, as required by this Indenture, the Securities and coupons, if any, specified in such Officers' Certificate), the sinking fund payment due on the succeeding sinking fund payment date for such series shall be paid entirely in cash and shall be sufficient to redeem the principal amount of the Securities of such series subject to a mandatory sinking fund payment without the right to deliver or credit securities as provided in Section 12.2 and without the right to make the optional sinking fund payment with respect to such series at such time.

Any sinking fund payment or payments (mandatory or optional) made in cash plus any unused balance of any preceding sinking fund payments made with respect to the Securities of any particular series shall be applied by the Trustee (or by the Company if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent) on the sinking fund payment date on which such payment is made (or, if such payment is made before a sinking fund payment date, on the sinking fund payment date immediately following the date of such payment) to the redemption of Securities of such series at the Redemption Price specified in such Securities with respect to the sinking fund. Any sinking fund moneys not so applied or allocated by the Trustee (or, if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent, segregated and held in trust by the Company as provided in
Section 10.3) for such series and together with such payment (or such amount so segregated) shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of this
Section 12.3. Any and all sinking fund moneys with respect to the Securities of any particular series held by the Trustee (or if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent, segregated and held in trust as provided in Section 10.3) on the last sinking fund payment date with respect to Securities of such series and not held for the payment or redemption of particular Securities of such series shall be applied by the Trustee (or by the Company if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent), together with other moneys, if necessary, to be deposited (or segregated) sufficient for the purpose, to the payment of the principal of the Securities of such series at Maturity. The Trustee shall select the Securities to be redeemed upon such sinking fund payment date in the manner specified in Section 11.3 and cause notice of the redemption thereof to be given in the name of and at the expense of the Company in the manner provided in Section 11.4. Such notice having been duly given, the redemption of such Securities shall be made upon the terms and in the manner stated in Section 11.6. On or before each sinking fund payment date, the Company shall pay to the Trustee (or, if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent, the Company shall segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 10.3) in cash a sum in the currency in which Securities of such series are payable (except as provided pursuant to
Section 3.1) equal to the principal and any interest accrued to the Redemption Date for Securities or portions thereof to be redeemed on such sinking fund payment date pursuant to this Section 12.3.

Neither the Trustee nor the Company shall redeem any Securities of a series with sinking fund moneys or mail any notice of redemption of Securities of such series by operation of the sinking fund for such series during the continuance of a default in payment of interest, if any, on any Securities of such series or of any Event of Default (other than an Event of Default occurring

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as a consequence of this paragraph) with respect to the Securities of such series, except that if the notice of redemption shall have been provided in accordance with the provisions hereof, the Trustee (or the Company, if the Company is then acting as its own Paying Agent) shall redeem such Securities if cash sufficient for that purpose shall be deposited with the Trustee (or segregated by the Company) for that purpose in accordance with the terms of this Article XII. Except as aforesaid, any moneys in the sinking fund for such series at the time when any such default or Event of Default shall occur and any moneys thereafter paid into such sinking fund shall, during the continuance of such default or Event of Default, be held as security for the payment of the Securities and coupons, if any, of such series; provided, however, that in case such default or Event of Default shall have been cured or waived herein, such moneys shall thereafter be applied on the next sinking fund payment date for the Securities of such series on which such moneys may be applied pursuant to the provisions of this Section 12.3.

ARTICLE XIII

SUBORDINATION OF SECURITIES

Section XIII.1. SECURITIES SUBORDINATE TO SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT.

The Company covenants and agrees, and each Holder of a Security, by its acceptance thereof, likewise covenants and agrees, that, to the extent and in the manner hereinafter set forth in this Article XIII, the payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest) on each and all of the Securities are hereby expressly made subordinate and subject in right of payment to the prior payment in full of all amounts then due and payable in respect of all Senior and Subordinated Debt.

Section XIII.2. PAYMENT OVER OF PROCEEDS UPON DISSOLUTION, ETC.

In the event of any liquidation, dissolution, winding up, receivership, insolvency, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition, assignment for the benefit of creditors, marshaling of assets, debt restructuring or other similar proceedings relative to the Company (each such event, if any, herein sometimes referred to as a "Proceeding"), then the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt shall be entitled to receive payment in full of Allocable Amounts of such Senior and Subordinated Debt, or provision shall be made for such payment in cash or cash equivalents or otherwise in a manner satisfactory to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, before the Holders of the Securities are entitled to receive or retain any payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, property or securities (including any payment or distribution which may be payable or deliverable by reason of the payment of any other Debt of the Company subordinated to the payment of the Securities, such payment or distribution being hereinafter referred to as a "Junior Subordinated Payment"), on account of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on the Securities or on account of the purchase or other acquisition of Securities by the Company or any Subsidiary and to that end the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt shall be entitled to

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receive, for application to the payment thereof, any payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, property or securities, including any Junior Subordinated Payment, which may be payable or deliverable in respect of the Securities in any such Proceeding.

In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this
Section 13.2, the Trustee or the Holder of any Security shall have received any payment or distribution of assets of the Company of any kind or character, whether in cash, property or securities, including any Junior Subordinated Payment, before all Allocable Amounts of all Senior and Subordinated Debt are paid in full or payment thereof is provided for in cash or cash equivalents or otherwise in a manner satisfactory to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, and if such fact shall, at or prior to the time of such payment or distribution, have been made known to the Trustee or, as the case may be, such Holder, then and in such event such payment or distribution shall be paid over or delivered forthwith to the trustee in bankruptcy, receiver, liquidating trustee, custodian, assignee, agent or other Person making payment or distribution of assets of the Company for application to the payment of all Allocable Amounts of all Senior and Subordinated Debt remaining unpaid, to the extent necessary to pay all Allocable Amounts of all Senior and Subordinated Debt in full, after giving effect to any concurrent payment or distribution to or for the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt.

For purposes of this Article XIII only, the words "any payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, property or securities" shall not be deemed to include shares of stock of the Company as reorganized or readjusted, or securities of the Company or any other corporation provided for by a plan of reorganization or readjustment which securities are subordinated in right of payment to all then outstanding Senior and Subordinated Debt to substantially the same extent as the Securities are so subordinated as provided in this Article XIII. The consolidation of the Company with, or the merger of the Company into, another Person or the liquidation or dissolution of the Company following the sale of all or substantially all of its properties and assets as an entirety to another Person upon the terms and conditions set forth in Article VIII shall not be deemed a Proceeding for the purposes of this Section 13.2 if the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged or the Person which acquires by sale such properties and assets as an entirety, as the case may be, shall, as a part of such consolidation, merger, or sale comply with the conditions set forth in Article VIII.

Section XIII.3. PRIOR PAYMENT TO SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT UPON ACCELERATION OF SECURITIES.

In the event that any Securities are declared due and payable before their Stated Maturity, then and in such event the holders of the Senior and Subordinated Debt outstanding at the time such Securities so become due and payable shall be entitled to receive payment in full of all Allocable Amounts due on or in respect of such Senior and Subordinated Debt (including any amounts due upon acceleration), or provision shall be made for such payment in cash or cash equivalents or otherwise in a manner satisfactory to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, before the Holders of the Securities are entitled to receive any payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, properties or securities (including any Junior Subordinated

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Payment) by the Company on account of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on the Securities or on account of the purchase or other acquisition of Securities by the Company or any Subsidiary; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that nothing in this Section 13.3 shall prevent the satisfaction of any sinking fund payment in accordance with this Indenture or as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 for the Securities of any series by delivering and crediting pursuant to Section 12.2 or as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 for the Securities of any series Securities which have been acquired (upon redemption or otherwise) prior to such declaration of acceleration.

In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall make any payment to the Trustee or the Holder of any Security prohibited by the foregoing provisions of this Section 13.3, and if such fact shall, at or prior to the time of such payment, have been made known to the Trustee or, as the case may be, such Holder, then and in such event such payment shall be paid over and delivered forthwith to the Company.

The provisions of this Section 13.3 shall not apply to any payment with respect to which Section 13.2 would be applicable.

Section XIII.4. NO PAYMENT WHEN SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT IN DEFAULT.

(a) In the event and during the continuation of any default in the payment of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest on any Senior and Subordinated Debt, or in the event that any event of default with respect to any Senior and Subordinated Debt shall have occurred and be continuing and shall have resulted in such Senior and Subordinated Debt becoming or being declared due and payable prior to the date on which it would otherwise have become due and payable, unless and until such event of default shall have been cured or waived or shall have ceased to exist and such acceleration shall have been rescinded or annulled, or (b) in the event any judicial proceeding shall be pending with respect to any such default in payment or such event or default, then no payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, properties or securities (including any Junior Subordinated Payment) shall be made by the Company on account of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest), if any, on the Securities or on account of the purchase or other acquisition of Securities by the Company or any Subsidiary, in each case unless and until all Allocable Amounts of such Senior and Subordinated Debt are paid in full; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that nothing in this Section 13.4 shall prevent the satisfaction of any sinking fund payment in accordance with this Indenture or as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 for the Securities of any series by delivering and crediting pursuant to Section 12.2 or as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 3.1 for the Securities of any series Securities which have been acquired (upon redemption or otherwise) prior to such default in payment or event of default.

In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall make any payment to the Trustee or the Holder of any Security prohibited by the foregoing provisions of this Section 13.4, and if such fact shall, at or prior to the time of such payment, have been made known to the

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Trustee or, as the case may be, such Holder, then and in such event such payment shall be paid over and delivered forthwith to the Company.

The provisions of this Section 13.4 shall not apply to any payment with respect to which Section 13.2 would be applicable.

Section XIII.5. PAYMENT PERMITTED IF NO DEFAULT.

Nothing contained in this Article XIII or elsewhere in this Indenture or in any of the Securities shall prevent (a) the Company, at any time except during the pendency of any Proceeding referred to in Section 13.2 or under the conditions described in Sections 13.3 and 13.4, from making payments at any time of principal of (and premium, if any) or interest (including Additional Interest) on the Securities, or (b) the application by the Trustee of any money deposited with it hereunder to the payment of or on account of the principal of (and premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on the Securities or the retention of such payment by the Holders, if, at the time of such application by the Trustee, it did not have knowledge that such payment would have been prohibited by the provisions of this Article XIII.

Section XIII.6. SUBROGATION TO RIGHTS OF HOLDERS OF SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT.

Subject to the payment in full of all amounts due or to become due on all Senior and Subordinated Debt, or the provision for such payment in cash or cash equivalents or otherwise in a manner satisfactory to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, the Holders of the Securities shall be subrogated to the extent of the payments or distributions made to the holders of such Senior and Subordinated Debt pursuant to the provisions of this Article XIII (equally and ratably with the holders of all indebtedness of the Company which by its express terms is subordinated to Senior and Subordinated Debt of the Company to substantially the same extent as the Securities are subordinated to the Senior and Subordinated Debt and is entitled to like rights of subrogation by reason of any payments or distributions made to holders of such Senior and Subordinated Debt) to the rights of the holders of such Senior and Subordinated Debt to receive payments and distributions of cash, property and securities applicable to the Senior and Subordinated Debt until the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on the Securities shall be paid in full. For purposes of such subrogation, no payments or distributions to the holders of the Senior and Subordinated Debt of any cash, property or securities to which the Holders of the Securities or the Trustee would be entitled except for the provisions of this Article, and no payments pursuant to the provisions of this Article XIII to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt by Holders of the Securities or the Trustee shall, as among the Company, its creditors other than holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, and the Holders of the Securities, be deemed to be a payment or distribution by the Company to or on account of the Senior and Subordinated Debt.

Section XIII.7. PROVISIONS SOLELY TO DEFINE RELATIVE RIGHTS.

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the relative rights of the Holders of the Securities on the one hand and the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt on the other hand. Nothing contained in this Article XIII or elsewhere in this Indenture or in the Securities is intended to or shall (a) impair, as between the Company and the Holders of the Securities, the obligations of the Company, which are absolute and unconditional, to pay to the Holders of the Securities the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest (including any Additional Interest) on the Securities as and when the same shall become due and payable in accordance with their terms; or (b) affect the relative rights against the Company of the Holders of the Securities and creditors of the Company other than their rights in relation to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt; or (c) prevent the Trustee or the Holder of any Security from exercising all remedies otherwise permitted by applicable law upon default under this Indenture including, without limitation, filing and voting claims in any Proceeding, subject to the rights, if any, under this Article XIII of the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt to receive cash, property and securities otherwise payable or deliverable to the Trustee or such Holder.

Section XIII.8. TRUSTEE TO EFFECTUATE SUBORDINATION.

Each Holder of a Security by his or her acceptance thereof authorizes and directs the Trustee on his or her behalf to take such action as may be necessary or appropriate to acknowledge or effectuate the subordination provided in this Article XIII and appoints the Trustee his or her attorney-in-fact for any and all such purposes.

Section XIII.9. NO WAIVER OF SUBORDINATION PROVISIONS.

No right of any present or future holder of any Senior and Subordinated Debt to enforce subordination as herein provided shall at any time in any way be prejudiced or impaired by any act or failure to act on the part of the Company or by any act or failure to act, in good faith, by any such holder, or by any noncompliance by the Company with the terms, provisions and covenants of this Indenture, regardless of any knowledge thereof that any such holder may have or be otherwise charged with.

Without in any way limiting the generality of the immediately preceding paragraph, the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt may, at any time and from to time, without the consent of or notice to the Trustee or the Holders of the Securities, without incurring responsibility to the Holders of the Securities and without impairing or releasing the subordination provided in this Article or the obligations hereunder of the Holders of the Securities to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt, do any one or more of the following: (i) change the manner, place or terms of payment or extend the time of payment of, or renew or alter, Senior and Subordinated Debt, or otherwise amend or supplement in any manner Senior and Subordinated Debt or any instrument evidencing the same or any agreement under which Senior and Subordinated Debt is outstanding; (ii) sell, exchange, release or otherwise deal with any property pledged, mortgaged or otherwise securing Senior and Subordinated Debt; (iii) release any Person liable in any manner for the collection of Senior and Subordinated Debt; and (iv) exercise or refrain from exercising any

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rights against the Company and any other Person.

Section XIII.10. NOTICE TO TRUSTEE.

The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any fact known to the Company which would prohibit the making of any payment to or by the Trustee in respect of the Securities. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Article XIII or any other provision of this Indenture, the Trustee shall not be charged with knowledge of the existence of any facts which would prohibit the making of any payment to or by the Trustee in respect of the Securities, unless and until the Trustee shall have received written notice thereof from the Company or a holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt or from any trustee, agent or representative therefor; provided, however, that if the Trustee shall not have received the notice provided for in this Section 13.10 at least two Business Days prior to the date upon which by the terms hereof any monies may become payable for any purpose (including, without limitation, the payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on any Security), then, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, the Trustee shall have full power and authority to receive such monies and to apply the same to the purpose for which they were received and shall not be affected by any notice to the contrary which may be received by it within two Business Days prior to such date.

Subject to the provisions of Section 6.1, the Trustee shall be entitled to rely on the delivery to it of a written notice by a Person representing himself to be a holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt (or a trustee therefor) to establish that such notice has been given by a holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt (or a trustee therefor). In the event that the Trustee determines in good faith that further evidence is required with respect to the right of any Person as a holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt to participate in any payment or distribution pursuant to this Article, the Trustee may request such Person to furnish evidence to the reasonable satisfaction of the Trustee as to the amount of Senior and Subordinated Debt held by such Person, the extent to which such Person is entitled to participate in such payment or distribution and any other facts pertinent to the rights of such Person under this Article, and if such evidence is not furnished, the Trustee may defer any payment to such Person pending judicial determination as to the right of such Person to receive such payment.

Section XIII.11. RELIANCE ON JUDICIAL ORDER OR CERTIFICATE OF LIQUIDATING AGENT.

Upon any payment or distribution of assets of the Company referred to in this Article XIII, the Trustee, subject to the provisions of Section 6.1, and the Holders of the Securities shall be entitled to rely upon any order or decree entered by any court of competent jurisdiction in which such Proceeding is pending, or a certificate of the trustee in bankruptcy, receiver, liquidating trustee, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors, agent or other Person making such payment or distribution, delivered to the Trustee or to the Holders of Securities, for the purpose of ascertaining the Persons entitled to participate in such payment or distribution, the holders of the Senior and Subordinated Debt and other indebtedness of the Company, the amount

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thereof or payable thereon, the amount or amounts paid or distributed thereon and all other facts pertinent thereto or to this Article XIII.

Section XIII.12. TRUSTEE NOT FIDUCIARY FOR HOLDERS OF SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT.

The Trustee, in its capacity as trustee under this Indenture, shall not be deemed to owe any fiduciary duty to the holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt and shall not be liable to any such holders if it shall in good faith mistakenly pay over or distribute to Holders of Securities or to the Company or to any other Person cash, property or securities to which any holders of Senior and Subordinated Debt shall be entitled by virtue of this Article or otherwise.

Section XIII.13. RIGHTS OF TRUSTEE AS HOLDER OF SENIOR AND SUBORDINATED DEBT; PRESERVATION OF TRUSTEE'S RIGHTS.

The Trustee in its individual capacity shall be entitled to all the rights set forth in this Article XIII with respect to any Senior and Subordinated Debt which may at any time be held by it, to the same extent as any other holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt, and nothing in this Indenture shall deprive the Trustee of any of its rights as such holder.

Section XIII.14. ARTICLE APPLICABLE TO PAYING AGENTS.

In case at any time any Paying Agent other than the Trustee shall have been appointed by the Company and be then acting hereunder, the term "Trustee" as used in this Article XIII shall in such case (unless the context otherwise requires) be construed as extending to and including such Paying Agent within its meaning as fully for all intents and purposes as if such Paying Agent were named in this Article XIII in addition to or in place of the Trustee.

Section XIII.15. CERTAIN CONVERSIONS OR EXCHANGES DEEMED PAYMENT.

For the purposes of this Article XIII only, (a) the issuance and delivery of junior securities upon conversion or exchange of Securities shall not be deemed to constitute a payment or distribution on account of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest (including any Additional Interest) on Securities or on account of the purchase or other acquisition of Securities, and (b) the payment, issuance or delivery of cash, property or securities (other than junior securities) upon conversion or exchange of a Security shall be deemed to constitute payment on account of the principal of such security. For the purposes of this Section 13.15, the term "junior securities" means (i) shares of any stock of any class of the Company and
(ii) securities of the Company which are subordinated in right of payment to all Senior and Subordinated Debt which may be outstanding at the time of issuance or delivery of such securities to substantially the same extent as, or to a greater extent than, the Securities are so subordinated as provided in this Article XIII.

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This instrument may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Indenture to be duly executed, and their respective corporate seals to be hereunto affixed and attested, all as of the day and year first above written.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

                                       By:     /s/ John C. Dean
                                             ---------------------------------
                                       Name:   John C. Dean
                                       Title:  President and Chief Executive
                                               Officer

Attest:



By:     /s/ A. Catherine Ngo
     ----------------------------
Name:   A. Catherine Ngo
Title:  Executive Vice President
        and Secretary

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,
as Trustee

                                       By:   /s/ Denise M. Geran
                                             ---------------------------------
                                       Its:  Financial Services Officer
Attest:



By:  /s/ Joseph B. Feil
     ----------------------------
Its:  Assistant Secretary

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EXHIBIT 4.3

[Face of Security]

THIS JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE IS A GLOBAL CERTIFICATE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (THE "DEPOSITARY") OR A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY. THIS JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A PERSON OTHER THAN THE DEPOSITARY OR ITS NOMINEE ONLY IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE JUNIOR SUBORDINATED INDENTURE AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE (OTHER THAN A TRANSFER OF THIS JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY TO THE DEPOSITARY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY) MAY BE REGISTERED EXCEPT IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.

UNLESS THIS JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY (55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK) TO SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY AND ANY PAYMENT HEREON IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY A PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

8.25% JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEFERRABLE
INTEREST DEBENTURE DUE JUNE 15, 2028

CUSIP NO.: 827064 AA 4

REGISTERED NO. 1 PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $41,237,125

Silicon Valley Bancshares, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of California (hereinafter called the "Company", which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Wilmington Trust Company, as Property Trustee, for the benefit of Cede & Co., as the nominee of the Depositary Trust Company and the registered owner of this Debenture, the principal sum of $41,237,125 on June 15, 2028; provided that the Company may shorten the Stated Maturity of the principal of this Security to a date not earlier than June 15, 2003. The Company further promises to pay interest on said principal sum from the date of original issuance or from the most recent interest payment date (each such date, an "Interest Payment Date") on which interest has been paid or duly provided for, quarterly (subject to deferral as set forth herein) in arrears on the


15th day of March, June, September and December of each year commencing September 15, 1998 at the rate of 8.25% per annum, until the principal hereof shall have become due and payable, plus Additional Interest, if any, until the principal hereof is paid or duly provided for or made available for payment and on any overdue principal and (without duplication and to the extent that payment of such interest is enforceable under applicable law) on any overdue installment of interest at the rate of 8.25% per annum, compounded quarterly. The amount of interest payable for any period shall be computed on the basis of twelve 30-day months and a 360-day year. The amount of interest payable for any partial period shall be computed on the basis of the number of days elapsed in a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. In the event that any date on which interest is payable on this Security is not a Business Day, then a payment of the interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day which is a Business Day (and without any interest or other payment in respect of any such delay), with the same force and effect as if made on the date the payment was originally payable. A "Business Day" shall mean any day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a day on which banking institutions in the State of California are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or on a day on which the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, or the principal office of the Property Trustee under the Trust Agreement (hereinafter referred to) is closed for business. The interest installment so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in the Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest installment, which shall be the next Business Day preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest installment not so punctually paid or duly provided for shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

So long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Company shall have the right at any time during the term of this Security to defer payment of interest on this Security, at any time or from time to time, for up to 20 consecutive quarterly interest payment periods with respect to each deferral period (each an "Extension Period"), (during which Extension Periods the Company shall have the right to make partial payments of interest on any Interest Payment Date, and at the end of which the Company shall pay all interest then accrued and unpaid (together with Additional Interest thereon to the extent permitted by applicable law)); provided, however, that no Extension Period shall extend beyond the Stated Maturity of the principal of this Security; provided, further, that during any such Extension Period, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary of the Company to,
(i) declare or pay any dividends or distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any of the Company's capital stock (which includes common and preferred stock), (ii) make any payment of principal of or interest or premium, if any, on or repay, repurchase or redeem any debt security of the Company (including Securities issued by the Company pursuant to the


Indenture other than the Securities represented by this certificate) that ranks PARI PASSU with or junior in interest to this Security, (iii) make any guarantee payments with respect to any guarantee by the Company of the debt securities of any Subsidiaries of the Company (if such guarantee ranks PARI PASSU in all respects with or junior in interest to this Security) (other than (a) dividends or distributions in capital stock of the Company (which includes common and preferred stock), (b) any declaration of a dividend in connection with the implementation of a stockholders' rights plan, or the issuance of stock under any such plan in the future or the redemption or repurchase of any such rights pursuant thereto, (c) payments under the Silicon Valley Bancshares Guarantee related to the Trust Preferred Securities issued by SVB Capital I, and (d) purchases of Common Stock related to the issuance of Common Stock or rights under any of the Company's benefit plans for its directors, officers or employees) or (iv) redeem, purchase or acquire less than all of the Securities represented by this certificate or any of the Preferred Securities. Prior to the termination of any such Extension Period, the Company may further extend such Extension Period, provided that such extension does not cause such Extension Period to exceed 20 consecutive interest payment periods or to extend beyond the Stated Maturity. Upon the termination of any such Extension Period and upon the payment of all amounts then due on any Interest Payment Date, and subject to the foregoing limitation, the Company may elect to begin a new Extension Period. No interest shall be due and payable during an Extension Period except at the end thereof. The Company shall give the Trustee, the Property Trustee and the Administrative Trustees of SVB Capital I notice of its election to begin any Extension Period at least one Business Day prior to the earlier of (i) the date on which Distributions on the Trust Preferred Securities would be payable except for the election to begin such Extension Period, (ii) the date the Administrative Trustees are required to give notice to the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or other applicable stock exchange or automated quotation system on which the Preferred Securities are then listed or quoted or to holders of such Preferred Securities of the record date, or
(iii) the date such Distributions are payable, but in any event not less than one Business Day prior to such record date. The Trustee shall give notice of the Company's election to begin a new Extension Period to the holders of the Preferred Securities. There is no limitation on the number of times that the Company may elect to begin an Extension Period.

Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency of the Trustee or at the office of such paying agent or paying agents as the Company may designate from time to time, maintained for that purpose in the United States, in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts; provided, however, that at the option of the Company payment of interest may be made (i) by check mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Securities Register of (ii) by transfer to an account maintained by the person entitled thereto, in immediately available funds, at such place and to such account as may be designated by the Person entitled thereto as specified in the Securities Register.

The indebtedness evidenced by this Security is, to the extent provided in the Indenture, unsecured and will rank junior and subordinate and subject in right of payments to the prior payment in full of all Senior and Subordinated Debt, and this Security is issued subject to


the provisions of the Indenture with respect thereto. Each Holder of this Security, by accepting the same, (a) agrees to and shall be bound by such provisions, (b) authorizes and directs the Trustee on his behalf to take such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the subordination so provided, and (c) appoints the Trustee his attorney-in-fact for any and all such purposes. Each Holder hereof, by his acceptance hereof, waives all notice of the acceptance of the subordination provisions contained herein and in the Indenture by each holder of Senior and Subordinated Debt, whether now outstanding or hereafter incurred, and waives reliance by each such holder upon said provisions.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Security set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed under its corporate seal.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

                                       By:     /s/ John C. Dean
                                               ------------------------------
                                       Name:   John C. Dean
                                       Title:  President and Chief Executive
                                               Officer


Attest:

By:     A. Catherine Ngo
    ------------------------------
Name:   A. Catherine Ngo
Title:  Executive Vice President
        and Secretary


This is one of the Securities referred to in the within mentioned Indenture.

Dated: May 22, 1998

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY
as Trustee

By:  /s/ Denise M. Geran
     ------------------------------
     Authorized Officer


[Reverse of Security]

This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the "Securities"), issued and to be issued in one or more series under a Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of May 22, 1998 (herein called the "Indenture"), between the Company and Wilmington Trust Company, as Trustee (herein called the "Trustee", which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of the Securities, and of the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. This Security is one of the series designated on the face hereof, limited in aggregate principal amount to $41,237,125.

All terms used in this Security that are defined in the Indenture and in the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated as of May 22, 1998, as amended (the "Trust Agreement"), for SVB Capital I among Silicon Valley Bancshares, as Depositor, and the Trustees named therein, shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture or the Trust Agreement, as the case may be.

The Company may at any time, at its option, on or after June 15, 2003, and subject to the terms and conditions of Article XI of the Indenture, and subject to the Company having received any necessary regulatory approval to do so if then required under applicable capital guidelines or policies, redeem this Security in whole at any time or in part from time to time, without premium or penalty, at a redemption price equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on the Security so redeemed to the Redemption Date, plus 100% of the principal amount thereof.

Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of a Tax Event, Investment Company Event or Capital Treatment Event, the Company may, at its option, at any time within 90 days of the occurrence of such Tax Event, Investment Company Event or Capital Treatment Event redeem this Security, in whole but not in part, subject to the provisions of Section 11.7 and the other provisions of Article XI of the Indenture, at a redemption price equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on the Security so redeemed to the Redemption Date, plus 100% of the principal amount thereof.

In the event of redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities of this series for the portion hereof not redeemed will be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.

The Indenture contains provisions for satisfaction and discharge of the entire indebtedness of this Security upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the Company and the Trustee at any time to enter into a supplemental indenture or indentures for the purpose


of modifying in any manner the rights and obligations of the Company and of the Holders of the Securities, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of each series to be affected by such supplemental indenture. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities of such series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange therefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.

As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, if an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of this series at the time Outstanding occurs and is continuing, then and in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series may declare the principal amount of all the Securities of this series to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), provided that, in the case of the Securities of this series issued to Cede & Co. for the benefit of SVB Capital I, if upon an Event of Default, the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series fails to declare the principal of all the Securities of this series to be immediately due and payable, the holders of at least 25% in aggregate Liquidation Amount of the Trust Preferred Securities then outstanding shall have such right by a notice in writing to the Company and the Trustee; and upon any such declaration the principal amount of and the accrued interest (including any Additional Interest) on all the Securities of this series shall become immediately due and payable, provided that the payment of principal and interest (including any Additional Interest) on such Securities shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article XIII of the Indenture.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the Securities Register, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company maintained under Section 10.2 of the Indenture duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Securities Registrar duly executed by, the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing and thereupon one or more new Securities of this series, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees. No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.


Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

The Securities of this series are issuable only in registered form without coupons in denominations of minimum denominations of $25 and any integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, Securities of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of such series of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.

The Company and, by its acceptance of this Security or a beneficial interest therein, the Holder of, and any Person that acquires a beneficial interest in, this Security agree that for United States Federal, state and local tax purposes it is intended that this Security constitute indebtedness.

THE INDENTURE AND THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF.


EXHIBIT 4.6

AMENDED AND RESTATED TRUST AGREEMENT

among

Silicon Valley Bancshares, as Depositor,

Wilmington Trust Company,
as Property Trustee,

Wilmington Trust Company,
as Delaware Trustee,

and

The Administrative Trustees Named Herein

Dated as of May 22, 1998


TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                       PAGE
                                                                                       ----
ARTICLE I.    DEFINED TERMS.........................................................      1
     Section 1.1.  DEFINITIONS......................................................      1

ARTICLE II.   ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TRUST............................................     10
     Section 2.1.  NAME.............................................................     10
     Section 2.2.  OFFICE OF THE DELAWARE TRUSTEE; PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS......     11
     Section 2.3.  INITIAL CONTRIBUTION OF TRUST PROPERTY; ORGANIZATIONAL EXPENSES..     11
     Section 2.4.  ISSUANCE OF THE PREFERRED SECURITIES.............................     11
     Section 2.5.  ISSUANCE OF THE COMMON SECURITIES; SUBSCRIPTION AND PURCHASE OF
                   DEBENTURES.......................................................     11
     Section 2.6.  DECLARATION OF TRUST.............................................     12
     Section 2.7.  AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS.................     12
     Section 2.8.  ASSETS OF TRUST..................................................     15
     Section 2.9.  TITLE TO TRUST PROPERTY..........................................     16

ARTICLE III.  PAYMENT ACCOUNT.......................................................     16
     Section 3.1.  PAYMENT ACCOUNT..................................................     16

ARTICLE IV.   DISTRIBUTIONS; REDEMPTION.............................................     16
     Section 4.1.  DISTRIBUTIONS....................................................     16
     Section 4.2.  REDEMPTION.......................................................     17
     Section 4.3.  SUBORDINATION OF COMMON SECURITIES...............................     19
     Section 4.4.  PAYMENT PROCEDURES...............................................     20
     Section 4.5.  TAX RETURNS AND REPORTS..........................................     20
     Section 4.6.  PAYMENT OF TAXES, DUTIES, ETC. OF THE TRUST......................     20
     Section 4.7.  PAYMENTS UNDER INDENTURE OR PURSUANT TO DIRECT ACTIONS...........     20

ARTICLE V.    TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES.........................................     21
     Section 5.1.  INITIAL OWNERSHIP................................................     21
     Section 5.2.  THE TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES................................     21
     Section 5.3.  EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES..........     21
     Section 5.4.  REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE OF PREFERRED SECURITIES
                   CERTIFICATES.....................................................     21
     Section 5.5.  MUTILATED, DESTROYED, LOST OR STOLEN TRUST SECURITIES
                   CERTIFICATES.....................................................     22
     Section 5.6.  PERSONS DEEMED SECURITYHOLDERS...................................     23
     Section 5.7.  ACCESS TO LIST OF SECURITYHOLDERS' NAMES AND ADDRESSES...........     23
     Section 5.8.  MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE OR AGENCY..................................     23
     Section 5.9.  APPOINTMENT OF PAYING AGENT......................................     23
     Section 5.10. OWNERSHIP OF COMMON SECURITIES BY DEPOSITOR......................     24


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                                                                                       PAGE
                                                                                       ----
     Section 5.11.  BOOK-ENTRY PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES; COMMON SECURITIES
                    CERTIFICATE.....................................................     24
     Section 5.12.  NOTICES TO CLEARING AGENCY......................................     25
     Section 5.13.  DEFINITIVE PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES....................     25
     Section 5.14.  RIGHTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS.......................................     26

ARTICLE VI.   ACTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS; MEETINGS; VOTING.............................     28
     Section 6.1.  LIMITATIONS ON VOTING RIGHTS.....................................     28
     Section 6.2.  NOTICE OF MEETINGS...............................................     29
     Section 6.3.  MEETINGS OF PREFERRED SECURITYHOLDERS............................     29
     Section 6.4.  VOTING RIGHTS....................................................     29
     Section 6.5.  PROXIES, ETC.....................................................     29
     Section 6.6.  SECURITYHOLDER ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT.........................     30
     Section 6.7.  RECORD DATE FOR VOTING AND OTHER PURPOSES........................     30
     Section 6.8.  ACTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS..........................................     30
     Section 6.9.  INSPECTION OF RECORDS............................................     31

ARTICLE VII.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES........................................     31
     Section 7.1.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE BANK.......................     31
     Section 7.2.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF DEPOSITOR......................     32

ARTICLE VIII. THE TRUSTEES..........................................................     33
     Section 8.1.  CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES..............................     33
     Section 8.2.  CERTAIN NOTICES..................................................     34
     Section 8.3.  CERTAIN RIGHTS OF PROPERTY TRUSTEE...............................     35
     Section 8.4.  NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECITALS OR ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES...........     36
     Section 8.5.  MAY HOLD SECURITIES..............................................     37
     Section 8.6.  COMPENSATION; INDEMNITY; FEES....................................     37
     Section 8.7.  CORPORATE PROPERTY TRUSTEE REQUIRED; ELIGIBILITY OF TRUSTEES.....     38
     Section 8.8.  CONFLICTING INTERESTS............................................     38
     Section 8.9.  CO-TRUSTEES AND SEPARATE TRUSTEE.................................     39
     Section 8.10. RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL; APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR................     40
     Section 8.11. ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT BY SUCCESSOR...........................     41
     Section 8.12. MERGER, CONVERSION, CONSOLIDATION OR SUCCESSION TO BUSINESS......     42
     Section 8.13. PREFERENTIAL COLLECTION OF CLAIMS AGAINST DEPOSITOR OR TRUST.....     42
     Section 8.14. REPORTS BY PROPERTY TRUSTEE......................................     43
     Section 8.15. REPORTS TO THE PROPERTY TRUSTEE..................................     43
     Section 8.16. EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS PRECEDENT.................     44
     Section 8.17. NUMBER OF TRUSTEES...............................................     44
     Section 8.18. DELEGATION OF POWER..............................................     44
     Section 8.19. VOTING...........................................................     44

ARTICLE IX.  DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION AND MERGER....................................     45
     Section 9.1.  DISSOLUTION UPON EXPIRATION DATE.................................     45


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     Section 9.2.  EARLY DISSOLUTION...............................................      45
     Section 9.3.  DISSOLUTION.....................................................      45
     Section 9.4.  LIQUIDATION.....................................................      45
     Section 9.5.  MERGERS, CONSOLIDATIONS, AMALGAMATIONS OR REPLACEMENTS OF THE
                   TRUST...........................................................      47

ARTICLE X.  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS...............................................      48
     Section 10.1.  LIMITATION OF RIGHTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS........................      48
     Section 10.2.  AMENDMENT......................................................      48
     Section 10.3.  COUNTERPARTS...................................................      49
     Section 10.4.  SEPARABILITY...................................................      49
     Section 10.5.  GOVERNING LAW..................................................      49
     Section 10.6.  PAYMENTS DUE ON NON-BUSINESS DAY...............................      50
     Section 10.7.  SUCCESSORS.....................................................      50
     Section 10.8.  HEADINGS.......................................................      50
     Section 10.9.  REPORTS, NOTICES AND DEMANDS...................................      50
     Section 10.10. AGREEMENT NOT TO PETITION......................................      51
     Section 10.11. TRUST INDENTURE ACT; CONFLICT WITH TRUST INDENTURE ACT.........      51
     Section 10.12. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF TRUST AGREEMENT, GUARANTEE AND
                    INDENTURE......................................................      51



EXHIBIT A..........................................................................      53
EXHIBIT B..........................................................................      55
EXHIBIT C..........................................................................      60
EXHIBIT D..........................................................................      61
EXHIBIT E..........................................................................      65

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SVB CAPITAL I

SVB CAPITAL I

Certain Sections of this Trust Agreement relating to Sections 310 through 318 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939:

                     Trust Indenture                         Trust Agreement
                       Act Section                             Section
                     ---------------                         ---------------
(SECTION) 310           (a) (1)                                     8.7
                        (a) (2)                                     8.7
                        (a) (3)                                     8.7
                        (a) (4)                                     2.7 (a) (ii)
                        (b)
(SECTION) 311           (a)                                         8.13
                        (b)                                         8.13
(SECTION) 312           (a)                                         5.7
                        (b)                                         5.7
                        (c)                                         5.7
(SECTION) 313           (a)                                         8.14 (a)
                        (a) (4)                                     8.14 (b)
                        (b)                                         8.14 (b)
                        (c)                                         10.8
                        (d)                                         8.14 (c)
(SECTION) 314           (a)                                         8.15
                        (b)                                         Not Applicable
                        (c) (1)                                     8.16
                        (c) (2)                                     8.16
                        (c) (3)                                     Not Applicable
                        (d)                                         Not Applicable
                        (e)                                         1.1, 8.16
(SECTION) 315           (a)                                         8.1 (a), 8.3 (a)
                        (b)                                         8.2, 10.8
                        (c)                                         8.1 (a)
                        (d)                                         8.1, 8.3
                        (e)                                         Not Applicable
(SECTION) 316           (a)                                         Not Applicable
                        (a) (1) (A)                                 Not Applicable
                        (a) (1) (B)                                 Not Applicable
                        (a) (2)                                     Not Applicable
                        (b)                                         5.14
                        (c)                                         6.7
(SECTION) 317           (a) (1)                                     Not Applicable
                        (a) (2)                                     Not Applicable
                        (b)                                         5.9
(SECTION) 318           (a)                                         10.10

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Note: This reconciliation and tie sheet shall not, for any purpose, be deemed to be a part of the Trust Agreement.
AMENDED AND RESTATED TRUST AGREEMENT (this "Trust Agreement"), dated as of May 22, 1998, among (i) Silicon Valley Bancshares, a California corporation (including


any successors or assigns, the "Depositor"), (ii) Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware banking corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, as property trustee, (in such capacity, the "Property Trustee" and, in its separate corporate capacity and not in its capacity as Property Trustee, the "Bank"), (iii) Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware banking corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, as Delaware trustee (the "Delaware Trustee"), (iv) Barbara B. Kamm, an individual, Christopher T. Lutes, an individual, and David Jaques, an individual, each of whose address is c/o Silicon Valley Bancshares, 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054 (each an "Administrative Trustee" and collectively the "Administrative Trustees") (the Property Trustee, the Delaware Trustee and the Administrative Trustees are referred to collectively herein as the "Trustees") and (v) the several Holders, as hereinafter defined.

WITNESSETH

WHEREAS, the Depositor, the Delaware Trustee and each of the Administrative Trustees, have heretofore duly declared and established a business trust pursuant to the Delaware Business Trust Act by the entering into this certain Trust Agreement, dated as of April 28, 1998 (the "Original Trust Agreement"), and by the execution and filing by the Delaware Trustee with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware of the Certificate of Trust, filed on April 29, 1998, attached as Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, the parties desire to amend and restate the Original Trust Agreement in its entirety as set forth herein to provide for, among other things, (i) the issuance of the Common Securities by the Trust to the Depositor, (ii) the issuance and sale of the Preferred Securities by the Trust pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, (iii) the acquisition by the Trust from the Depositor of all of the right, title and interest in the Debentures and (iv) the appointment of the Property Trustee;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the agreements and obligations set forth herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, each party, for the benefit of the other parties and for the benefit of the Securityholders, hereby agrees as follows:

ARTICLE I.

DEFINED TERMS

SECTION I.1. DEFINITIONS.

For all purposes of this Trust Agreement, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) the terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular;

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(b) all other terms used herein that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act, either directly or by reference therein, have the meanings assigned to them therein;

(c) unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to an "Article" or a "Section" refers to an Article or a Section, as the case may be, of this Trust Agreement; and

(d) the words "herein", "hereof" and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Trust Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.

"ACT" has the meaning specified in Section 6.8.

"ADDITIONAL AMOUNT" means, with respect to Trust Securities of a given Liquidation Amount and/or a given period, the amount of Additional Interest (as defined in the Indenture) paid by the Depositor on a Like Amount of Debentures for such period.

"ADDITIONAL SUMS" has the meaning specified in Section 10.6 of the Indenture.

"ADMINISTRATIVE TRUSTEE" means each of the Persons identified as an "Administrative Trustee" in the preamble to this Trust Agreement solely in such Person's capacity as Administrative Trustee of the Trust created and continued hereunder and not in such Person's individual capacity, or such Administrative Trustee's successor in interest in such capacity, or any successor trustee appointed as herein provided.

"AFFILIATE" of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person. For the purposes of this definition, "control" when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms "controlling" and "controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

"BANK" has the meaning specified in the preamble to this Trust Agreement.

"BANKRUPTCY EVENT" means, with respect to any Person:

(a) the entry of a decree or order by a court having jurisdiction in the premises judging such Person a bankrupt or insolvent, or approving as properly filed a petition seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjudication or composition of or in respect of such Person under any applicable Bankruptcy Law, or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator (or other similar official) of such Person or of any substantial part of its property or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and the continuance of any such decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days; or

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(b) the institution by such Person of proceedings to be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or the consent by it to the institution of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings against it, or the filing by it of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief under any applicable Bankruptcy Law, or the consent by it to the filing of any such petition or to the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) of such Person or of any substantial part of its property, or the making by it of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the admission by it in writing of its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due and its willingness to be adjudicated a bankrupt, or the taking of corporate action by such Person in furtherance of any such action.

"BANKRUPTCY LAW" means any Federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or similar law.

"BOARD RESOLUTION" means a copy of a resolution certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Depositor to have been duly adopted by the Depositor's Board of Directors, or such committee of the Board of Directors or officers of the Depositor to which authority to act on behalf of the Board of Directors has been delegated, and to be in full force and effect on the date of such certification, and delivered to the appropriate Trustees.

"BOOK-ENTRY PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES" means a beneficial interest in the Preferred Securities Certificates, ownership and transfers of which shall be made through book entries by a Clearing Agency as described in
Section 5.11.

"BUSINESS DAY" means a day other than (a) a Saturday or Sunday, (b) a day on which banking institutions in the State of California are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed, or (c) a day on which the Property Trustee's Corporate Trust Office or the Corporate Trust Office of the Debenture Trustee is closed for business.

"CAPITAL TREATMENT EVENT" means, the reasonable determination by the Depositor that, as a result of any amendment to, or change (including any prospective change) in, the laws (or any regulations thereunder) of the United States or any political subdivision thereof or therein, or as a result of any official or administrative pronouncement or action or judicial decision interpreting or applying such laws or regulations, which amendment or change is effective or such prospective change, pronouncement or decision is announced on or after the original issuance of the Preferred Securities, there is more than an insubstantial risk that the Depositor will not be entitled to treat the Preferred Securities (or any substantial portion thereof) as "Tier I Capital" (or the then equivalent thereof) for purposes of the capital adequacy guidelines of the primary federal regulator of the Depositor, as then in effect and applicable to the Depositor.

"CERTIFICATE DEPOSITORY AGREEMENT" means the agreement among the Trust, the Depositor and The Depository Trust Company, as the initial Clearing Agency, dated as of the Closing Date, relating to the Preferred Securities Certificates, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit B, as the same may be amended and supplemented from time to time.

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"CERTIFICATE OF TRUST" means the certificate of trust filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware with respect to the Trust, as amended or restated from time to time.

"CLEARING AGENCY" means an organization registered as a "clearing agency" pursuant to Section 17A of the Exchange Act. The Depository Trust Company will act as the initial Clearing Agency hereunder.

"CLEARING AGENCY PARTICIPANT" means a broker, dealer, bank, other financial institution or other Person for whom from time to time a Clearing Agency effects book-entry transfers and pledges of securities deposited with the Clearing Agency.

"CLOSING DATE" means the date of execution and delivery of this Trust Agreement.

"CODE" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

"COMMISSION" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, as amended, or, if at any time after the execution of this instrument such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act, then the body performing such duties at such time.

"COMMON SECURITY" means an undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust, having a Liquidation Amount of $25 and having the rights provided therefor in this Trust Agreement, including the right to receive Distributions and a Liquidation Distribution as provided herein.

"COMMON SECURITIES CERTIFICATE" means a certificate evidencing ownership of Common Securities, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit C.

"CORPORATE TRUST OFFICE" means (i) when used with respect to the Property Trustee, the principal office of the Property Trustee located at Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration, and (ii) when used with respect to the Debenture Trustee, the principal office of the Debenture Trustee located at Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration.

"DEBENTURE EVENT OF DEFAULT" means an "EVENT OF DEFAULT" as defined in the Indenture.

"DEBENTURE REDEMPTION DATE" means, with respect to any Debentures to be redeemed under the Indenture, the date fixed for redemption under the Indenture.

"DEBENTURE TAX EVENT" means a "TAX EVENT" as defined in the Indenture.

"DEBENTURE TRUSTEE" means Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware banking corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware and any successor thereto, as trustee under the Indenture.

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"DEBENTURES" means the aggregate principal amount of the Depositor's 8.25% Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures, issued pursuant to the Indenture.

"DEFINITIVE PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES" means either or both (as the context requires) of (a) Preferred Securities Certificates issued as Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificate as provided in Section 5.11(a) and (b) Preferred Securities Certificates issued in certificated, fully registered form as provided in Section 5.13.

"DELAWARE BUSINESS TRUST ACT" means Chapter 38 of Title 12 of the Delaware Code, 12 Del. C. (SECTION) 3801, ET SEQ., as it may be amended from time to time.

"DELAWARE TRUSTEE" means the Person identified as the "Delaware Trustee" in the preamble to this Trust Agreement solely in its capacity as Delaware Trustee of the Trust created and continued hereunder and not in its individual capacity, or its successor in interest in such capacity, or any successor trustee appointed as herein provided.

"DEPOSITOR" has the meaning specified in the preamble to this Trust Agreement.

"DISTRIBUTION DATE" has the meaning specified in Section 4.1(a).

"DISTRIBUTIONS" means amounts payable in respect of the Trust Securities as provided in Section 4.1.

"EARLY DISSOLUTION EVENT" has the meaning specified in Section 9.2.

"EVENT OF DEFAULT" means any one of the following events (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

(a) the occurrence of a Debenture Event of Default; or

(b) default by the Trust in the payment of any Distribution when it becomes due and payable, and continuation of such default for a period of 30 days; or

(c) default by the Trust in the payment of any Redemption Price of any Trust Security when it becomes due and payable; or

(d) default in the performance, or breach, in any material respect, of any covenant or warranty of the Property Trustee in this Trust Agreement (other than a covenant or warranty a default in the performance or breach of which is dealt with in clause (b) or (c) above) and continuation of such default or breach for a period of 60 days after there has been given, by registered or certified mail, to the defaulting Property Trustee and the Trust by the Holders of at least 25% in aggregate liquidation preference of the Outstanding Preferred Securities a written

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notice specifying such default or breach and requiring it to be remedied and stating that such notice is a "Notice of Default" hereunder; or

(e) the occurrence of a Bankruptcy Event with respect to the Property Trustee and the failure by the Depositor to appoint a successor Property Trustee within 60 days thereof.

"EXCHANGE ACT" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

"EXPENSE AGREEMENT" means the Agreement as to Expenses and Liabilities between the Depositor and the Trust, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit D, as amended from time to time.

"EXPIRATION DATE" has the meaning specified in Section 9.1.

"GUARANTEE" means the Guarantee Agreement executed and delivered by the Depositor and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee, contemporaneously with the execution and delivery of this Trust Agreement, for the benefit of the holders of the Preferred Securities, as amended from time to time.

"HOLDER" means a Securityholder.

"INDENTURE" means the Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of May 22, 1998, between the Depositor and the Debenture Trustee, as trustee, as amended or supplemented from time to time.

"INVESTMENT COMPANY EVENT" means the receipt by the Depositor and the Trust of an Opinion of Counsel experienced in such matters to the effect that, as a result of the occurrence of a change in law or regulation or a written change in interpretation or application of law or regulation by any legislative body, court, governmental agency or regulatory authority (a "Change in Investment Company Act Law"), there is more than an insubstantial risk that the Trust is or will be considered an "investment company" that is required to be registered under the Investment Company Act, which Change in Investment Company Act Law becomes effective on or after the date or original issuance of the Preferred Securities under this Trust Agreement.

"LIEN" means any lien, pledge, charge, encumbrance, mortgage, deed of trust, adverse ownership interest, adverse claim, hypothecation, assignment, security interest or preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever.

"LIKE AMOUNT" means (a) with respect to a redemption of Trust Securities, Trust Securities having a Liquidation Amount equal to the principal amount of Debentures to be contemporaneously redeemed in accordance with the Indenture, allocated to the Common Securities and the Preferred Securities based upon the relative Liquidation Amounts of such classes and the proceeds of which will be used to pay the Redemption Price of such Trust Securities, and (b) with respect to a distribution of Debentures to Holders of Trust Securities in connection with a dissolution or liquidation of the Trust, Debentures having a principal amount

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equal to the Liquidation Amount of the Trust Securities of the Holder to whom such Debentures are distributed.

"LIQUIDATION AMOUNT" means the stated amount of $25 per Trust Security.

"LIQUIDATION DATE" means the date on which Debentures are to be distributed to Holders of Trust Securities in connection with a dissolution and liquidation of the Trust pursuant to Section 9.4(a).

"LIQUIDATION DISTRIBUTION" has the meaning specified in Section 9.4(d).

"1940 ACT" means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

"OFFICERS' CERTIFICATE" means a certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or a Vice President, and by the Chief Financial Officer, the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Depositor, and delivered to the appropriate Trustee. One of the officers signing an Officers' Certificate given pursuant to Section 8.16 shall be the principal executive, financial or accounting officer of the Depositor. Any Officers' Certificate delivered with respect to compliance with a condition or covenant provided for in this Trust Agreement shall include:

(a) a statement that each officer signing the Officers' Certificate has read the covenant or condition and the definitions relating thereto;

(b) a brief statement of the nature and scope of the examination or investigation undertaken by each officer in rendering the Officers' Certificate;

(c) a statement that each such officer has made such examination or investigation as, in such officer's opinion, is necessary to enable such officer to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and

(d) a statement as to whether, in the opinion of each such officer, such condition or covenant has been complied with.

"OPINION OF COUNSEL" means a written opinion of counsel, who may be counsel for the Trust, the Property Trustee, the Delaware Trustee or the Depositor, but not an employee of any thereof, and who shall be reasonably acceptable to the Property Trustee.

"ORIGINAL TRUST AGREEMENT" has the meaning specified in the recitals to this Trust Agreement.

"OUTSTANDING," when used with respect to Trust Securities, means, as of the date of determination, all Trust Securities theretofore executed and delivered under this Trust Agreement, EXCEPT:

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(a) Trust Securities theretofore canceled by the Property Trustee or delivered to the Property Trustee for cancellation;

(b) Trust Securities for whose payment or redemption money in the necessary amount has been theretofore deposited with the Property Trustee or any Paying Agent for the Holders of such Trust Securities; PROVIDED that, if such Trust Securities are to be redeemed, notice of such redemption has been duly given pursuant to this Trust Agreement; and

(c) Trust Securities which have been paid or in exchange for or in lieu of which other Trust Securities have been executed and delivered pursuant to Sections 5.4, 5.5, 5.11 and 5.13; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in determining whether the Holders of the requisite Liquidation Amount of the Outstanding Preferred Securities have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver hereunder, Preferred Securities owned by the Depositor, any Trustee or any Affiliate of the Depositor or any Trustee shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding, except that (a) in determining whether any Trustee shall be protected in relying upon any such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver, only Preferred Securities that such Trustee knows to be so owned shall be so disregarded and (b) the foregoing shall not apply at any time when all of the outstanding Preferred Securities are owned by the Depositor, one or more of the Trustees and/or any such Affiliate. Preferred Securities so owned which have been pledged in good faith may be regarded as Outstanding if the pledgee establishes to the satisfaction of the Administrative Trustees the pledgee's right so to act with respect to such Preferred Securities and that the pledgee is not the Depositor or any Affiliate of the Depositor. Upon the written request of any Trustee, the Depositor shall furnish to such Trustee promptly an Officers' Certificate listing and identifying all Trust Securities, if any, known by the Depositor to be owned or held by or for the account of the Depositor, any Trustee or any Affiliate of the Depositor or any Trustee, and, subject to the provisions of Section 8.1, such Trustee shall be entitled to accept such Officers' Certificate as conclusive evidence of the facts therein set forth and of the fact that all Trust Securities not listed therein are Outstanding for the purpose of any such determination.

"OWNER" means each Person who is the beneficial owner of a Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificate as reflected in the records of the Clearing Agency or, if a Clearing Agency Participant is not the Owner, then as reflected in the records of a Person maintaining an account with such Clearing Agency (directly or indirectly, in accordance with the rules of such Clearing Agency).

"PAYING AGENT" means any paying agent or co-paying agent appointed pursuant to Section 5.9 and shall initially be the Bank.

"PAYMENT ACCOUNT" means a segregated non-interest-bearing corporate trust account maintained by the Property Trustee with the Bank in its trust department for the benefit of the Securityholders in which all amounts paid in respect of the Debentures will be held and from which the Property Trustee, through the Paying Agent, shall make payments to the Securityholders in accordance with Sections 4.1 and 4.2.

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"PERSON" means any individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, limited liability company or corporation, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

"PREFERRED SECURITY" means an undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust designated as "8.25% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities," having a Liquidation Amount of $25 per security and having the rights provided therefor in this Trust Agreement, including the right to receive Distributions and a Liquidation Distribution as provided herein.

"PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATE" means a certificate evidencing ownership of Preferred Securities, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit E.

"PROPERTY TRUSTEE" means the Person identified as the "Property Trustee" in the preamble to this Trust Agreement solely in its capacity as Property Trustee of the Trust heretofore created and continued hereunder and not in its individual capacity, or its successor in interest in such capacity, or any successor property trustee appointed as herein provided.

"REDEMPTION DATE" means, with respect to any Trust Security to be redeemed, the date fixed for such redemption by or pursuant to this Trust Agreement; PROVIDED that each Debenture Redemption Date and the stated maturity of the Debentures shall be a Redemption Date for a Like Amount of Preferred Securities.

"REDEMPTION PRICE" means, with respect to any Trust Security, the Liquidation Amount of such Trust Security, plus accumulated and unpaid Distributions to the Redemption Date, plus the allocated on a pro rata basis (based on Liquidation Amounts) among the Preferred Securities.

"RELEVANT TRUSTEE" shall have the meaning specified in Section 8.10.

"SECURITIES REGISTER" and "SECURITIES REGISTRAR" have the respective meanings specified in Section 5.4.

"SECURITYHOLDER" means a Person in whose name a Trust Security is registered in the Securities Register; any such Person shall be deemed to be a beneficial owner within the meaning of the Delaware Business Trust Act.

"TAX EVENT" means the receipt by the Depositor and the Trust of an Opinion of Counsel experienced in such matters to the effect that, as a result of any amendment to, or change (including any announced prospective change) in, the laws (or any regulations thereunder) of the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, or as a result of any official administrative pronouncement or judicial decision interpreting or applying such laws or regulations, which amendment or change is effective or which pronouncement or decision is announced on or after the original issuance of the Preferred Securities under this Trust Agreement, there is more than an insubstantial risk that (i) the Trust is, or will be within 90 days after the date of such Opinion of Counsel, subject to United States Federal income tax with respect to income received or accrued on the Debentures, (ii) interest payable by the Depositor

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on the Debentures is not, or within 90 days after the date of such Opinion of Counsel will not be, deductible by the Depositor, in whole or in part, for United States Federal income tax purposes or (iii) the Trust is, or will be within 90 days after the date of such Opinion of Counsel subject to more than a DE MINIMIS amount of other taxes, duties or other governmental charges.

"TRUST" means the Delaware business trust created and continued hereby and identified on the cover page to this Trust Agreement.

"TRUST AGREEMENT" means this Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, as the same may be modified, amended or supplemented in accordance with the applicable provisions hereof, including (i) all exhibits hereto and (ii) for all purposes of this Amended and Restated Trust Agreement and any such modification, amendment or supplement, the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act that are deemed to be a part of and govern this Trust Agreement and any such modification, amendment or supplement, respectively.

"TRUST INDENTURE ACT" means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as amended and as in force at the date as of which this instrument was executed; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in the event the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 is amended after such date, "Trust Indenture Act" means, to the extent required by any such amendment, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as so amended.

"TRUST PROPERTY" means (a) the Debentures, (b) any cash on deposit in, or owing to, the Payment Account and (c) all proceeds and rights in respect of the foregoing and any other property and assets for the time being held or deemed to be held by the Property Trustee pursuant to the trusts of this Trust Agreement.

"TRUST SECURITY" means any one of the Common Securities or the Preferred Securities.

"TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATE" means any one of the Common Securities Certificates or the Preferred Securities Certificates.

"TRUSTEES" means, collectively, the Property Trustee, the Delaware Trustee and the Administrative Trustees.

"UNDERWRITERS" means each of the Underwriters named in the Underwriting Agreement.

"UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT" means that certain Underwriting Agreement dated as of May 19, 1998, among the Trust, the Depositor, and BT Alex. Brown Incorporated, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Hoefer & Arnett Incorporated, as the Underwriters.

ARTICLE II.

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TRUST

SECTION II.1. NAME.

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The Trust continued hereby shall be known as "SVB Capital I," as such name may be modified from time to time by the Administrative Trustees following written notice to the Holders of Trust Securities and the other Trustees, in which name the Trustees may engage in the transactions contemplated hereby, make and execute contracts and other instruments on behalf of the Trust and sue and be sued.

SECTION II.2. OFFICE OF THE DELAWARE TRUSTEE; PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS.

The address of the Delaware Trustee in the State of Delaware is c/o Wilmington Trust Company, Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration, or such other address in the State of Delaware as the Delaware Trustee may designate by written notice to the Securityholders and the Depositor. The principal executive office of the Trust is c/o Silicon Valley Bancshares, 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054.

SECTION II.3. INITIAL CONTRIBUTION OF TRUST PROPERTY; ORGANIZATIONAL EXPENSES.

The Trustees acknowledges receipt in trust from the Depositor in connection with the Trust Agreement of the sum of $10, which constituted the initial Trust Property. The Depositor shall pay organizational expenses of the Trust as they arise or shall, upon request of any Trustee, promptly reimburse such Trustee for any such expenses paid by such Trustee. The Depositor shall make no claim upon the Trust Property for the payment of such expenses.

SECTION II.4. ISSUANCE OF THE PREFERRED SECURITIES.

The Depositor and an Administrative Trustee, on behalf of the Trust and pursuant to the Trust Agreement, have executed and delivered the Underwriting Agreement. Contemporaneously with the execution and delivery of this Trust Agreement, an Administrative Trustee, on behalf of the Trust, shall execute in accordance with Section 5.2 and deliver to the Underwriters named in the Underwriting Agreement, Preferred Securities Certificates, registered in the name of the nominee of the initial Clearing Agency, as instructed by BT Alex. Brown Incorporated, as a representative of the Underwriters, in an aggregate amount of 1,600,000 Preferred Securities having an aggregate Liquidation Amount of $40,000,000, against receipt of such aggregate purchase price of such Preferred Securities of $40,000,000 which amount the Administrative Trustee shall promptly deliver to the Property Trustee.

SECTION II.5. ISSUANCE OF THE COMMON SECURITIES; SUBSCRIPTION AND PURCHASE OF DEBENTURES.

Contemporaneously with the execution and delivery of this Trust Agreement, an Administrative Trustee, on behalf of the Trust, shall execute in accordance with Section 5.2 and deliver to the Depositor Common Securities Certificates, registered in the name of the Depositor, in an aggregate amount of 49,485 Common Securities having an aggregate Liquidation Amount of $1,237,125, against payment by the Depositor of such amount, which amount such

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Administrative Trustee shall promptly deliver to the Property Trustee. An Administrative Trustee, on behalf of the Trust, shall subscribe to and purchase from the Depositor Debentures, registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of The Depository Trust Company, and having an aggregate principal amount equal to $41,237,125 and, in satisfaction of the purchase price for such Debentures, the Property Trustee, on behalf of the Trust, shall deliver to the Depositor the sum of $41,237,125, such amount being the sum of the amounts delivered to the Property Trustee pursuant to (i) the second sentence of Section 2.4 and (ii) the first sentence of this Section 2.5.

SECTION II.6. DECLARATION OF TRUST.

The exclusive purposes and functions of the Trust are (a) to issue and sell Trust Securities and use the proceeds from such sale to acquire the Debentures, and (b) to engage in those activities necessary, advisable or incidental thereto. The Depositor hereby appoints the Trustees as trustees of the Trust, to have all the rights, powers and duties to the extent set forth herein, and the Trustees hereby accept such appointment. The Property Trustee hereby declares that it will hold the Trust Property in trust upon and subject to the conditions set forth herein for the benefit of the Trust and the Securityholders. The Administrative Trustees shall have all rights, powers and duties set forth herein and in accordance with applicable law with respect to accomplishing the purposes of the Trust. The Delaware Trustee shall not be entitled to exercise any powers, nor shall the Delaware Trustee have any of the duties and responsibilities, of the Property Trustee or the Administrative Trustees set forth herein. The Delaware Trustee shall be one of the Trustees of the Trust for the sole and limited purpose of fulfilling the requirements of Section 3807 of the Delaware Business Trust Act.

SECTION II.7. AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS.

(a) The Trustees shall conduct the affairs of the Trust in accordance with the terms of this Trust Agreement. Subject to the limitations set forth in paragraph (b) of this Section and Section 2.6, and in accordance with the following provisions (i) and (ii), the Trustees shall have the authority to enter into all transactions and agreements determined by the Trustees to be appropriate in exercising the authority, express or implied, otherwise granted to the Trustees under this Trust Agreement, and to perform all acts in furtherance thereof, including without limitation, the following:

(i) As among the Trustees, each Administrative Trustee shall have the power and authority to act on behalf of the Trust with respect to the following matters:

(A) the issuance and sale of the Trust Securities;

(B) to cause the Trust to enter into, and to execute, deliver and perform on behalf of the Trust, the Expense Agreement and the Certificate Depository Agreement and such other agreements as may be necessary or desirable in connection with the purposes and function of the Trust;

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(C) assisting in the registration (including the execution of a registration statement on the appropriate form) of the Preferred Securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and under state securities or blue sky laws, and the qualification of this Trust Agreement as a trust indenture under the Trust Indenture Act;

(D) assisting in the listing of the Preferred Securities upon such securities exchange or exchanges as shall be determined by the Depositor and the registration of the Preferred Securities under the Exchange Act, and the preparation and filing of all periodic and other reports and other documents pursuant to the foregoing;

(E) the sending of notices (other than notices of default) and other information regarding the Trust Securities and the Debentures to the Securityholders in accordance with this Trust Agreement;

(F) the appointment of a Paying Agent, authenticating agent and Securities Registrar in accordance with this Trust Agreement;

(G) registering transfer of the Trust Securities in accordance with this Trust Agreement;

(H) to the extent provided in this Trust Agreement, the winding up of the affairs of and liquidation of the Trust and the preparation, execution and filing of the certificate of cancellation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware;

(I) unless otherwise determined by the Depositor, the Property Trustee or the Administrative Trustees, or as otherwise required by the Delaware Business Trust Act or the Trust Indenture Act, to execute on behalf of the Trust (either acting alone or together with any or all of the Administrative Trustees) any documents that the Administrative Trustees have the power to execute pursuant to this Trust Agreement; and

(J) the taking of any action incidental to the foregoing as the Trustees may from time to time determine is necessary or advisable to give effect to the terms of this Trust Agreement for the benefit of the Securityholders (without consideration of the effect of any such action on any particular Securityholder).

(ii) As among the Trustees, the Property Trustee shall have the power, duty and authority to act on behalf of the Trust with respect to the following matters:

(A) the establishment of the Payment Account;

(B) the receipt of the Debentures;

(C) the collection of interest, principal and any other payments made in respect of the Debentures in the Payment Account;

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(D) the distribution through the Paying Agent of amounts owed to the Securityholders in respect of the Trust Securities;

(E) the exercise of all of the rights, powers and privileges of a holder of the Debentures;

(F) the sending of notices of default and other information regarding the Trust Securities and the Debentures to the Securityholders in accordance with this Trust Agreement;

(G) the distribution of the Trust Property in accordance with the terms of this Trust Agreement;

(H) to the extent provided in this Trust Agreement, the winding up of the affairs of and liquidation of the Trust and the preparation, execution and filing of the certificate of cancellation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware;

(I) after an Event of Default (other than under paragraph (b), (c),
(d) or (e) of the definition of such term if such Event of Default is by or with respect to the Property Trustee) the taking of any action incidental to the foregoing as the Property Trustee may from time to time determine is necessary or advisable to give effect to the terms of this Trust Agreement and protect and conserve the Trust Property for the benefit of the Securityholders (without consideration of the effect of any such action on any particular Securityholder);

(J) so long as the Property Trustee is the Securities Registrar, registering transfers of the Trust Securities in accordance with this Trust Agreement; and

(K) except as otherwise provided in this Section 2.7(a)(ii), the Property Trustee shall have none of the duties, liabilities, powers or the authority of the Administrative Trustees set forth in Section 2.7(a)(i).

(b) So long as this Trust Agreement remains in effect, the Trust (or the Trustees acting on behalf of the Trust) shall not undertake any business, activities or transaction except as expressly provided herein or contemplated hereby. In particular, the Trustees shall not (i) acquire any investments or engage in any activities not authorized by this Trust Agreement, (ii) sell, assign, transfer, exchange, mortgage, pledge, set-off or otherwise dispose of any of the Trust Property or interests therein, including to Securityholders, except as expressly provided herein, (iii) take any action that would cause the Trust to fail or cease to qualify as a "grantor trust" for United States federal income tax purposes, (iv) incur any indebtedness for borrowed money or issue any other debt or (v) take or consent to any action that would result in the placement of a Lien on any of the Trust Property. The Administrative Trustees shall defend all claims and demands of all Persons at any time claiming any Lien on any of the Trust Property adverse to the interest of the Trust or the Securityholders in their capacity as Securityholders.

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(c) In connection with the issue and sale of the Preferred Securities, the Depositor shall have the right and responsibility to assist the Trust with respect to, or effect on behalf of the Trust, the following (and any actions taken by the Depositor in furtherance of the following prior to the date of this Trust Agreement are hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects):

(i) the preparation and filing by the Trust with the Commission and the execution by the Trust of a registration statement on the appropriate form in relation to the Preferred Securities, including any amendments thereto;

(ii)) the determination of the States in which to take appropriate action to qualify or register for sale all or part of the Preferred Securities and the determination of any and all such acts, other than actions which must be taken by or on behalf of the Trust, and the advice to the Trustees of actions they must take on behalf of the Trust, and the preparation for execution and filing of any documents to be executed and filed by the Trust or on behalf of the Trust, as the Depositor deems necessary or advisable in order to comply with the applicable laws of any such States;

(iii) the preparation for filing by the Trust and execution on behalf of the Trust of an application to the New York Stock Exchange or any other national stock exchange or the Nasdaq National Market for listing upon notice of issuance of any Preferred Securities;

(iv) the preparation for filing by the Trust with the Commission and the execution on behalf of the Trust of a registration statement on Form 8-A relating to the registration of the Preferred Securities under Section 12(b) or 12(g) of the Exchange Act, including any amendments thereto;

(v) the negotiation of the terms of, and the execution and delivery of, the Underwriting Agreement providing for the sale of the Preferred Securities; and

(vi) the taking of any other actions necessary or desirable to carry out any of the foregoing activities.

(d) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Administrative Trustees are authorized and directed to conduct the affairs of the Trust and to operate the Trust so that the Trust will not be deemed to be an "investment company" required to be registered under the 1940 Act, or fail to be classified as a grantor trust for United States federal income tax purposes and so that the Debentures will be treated as indebtedness of the Depositor for United States federal income tax purposes. In this connection, the Depositor and the Administrative Trustees are authorized to take any action, not inconsistent with applicable law, the Certificate of Trust or this Trust Agreement, that each of the Depositor and any Administrative Trustee determines in its discretion to be necessary or desirable for such purposes, as long as such action does not adversely affect in any material respect the interests of the holders of the Preferred Securities.

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SECTION II.8. ASSETS OF TRUST.

The assets of the Trust shall consist of the Trust Property.

SECTION II.9. TITLE TO TRUST PROPERTY.

Legal title to all Trust Property shall be vested at all times in the Property Trustee (in its capacity as such) and shall be held and administered by the Property Trustee for the benefit of the Trust and the Securityholders in accordance with this Trust Agreement.

ARTICLE III.

PAYMENT ACCOUNT

SECTION III.1. PAYMENT ACCOUNT.

(a) On or prior to the Closing Date, the Property Trustee shall establish the Payment Account. The Property Trustee and any agent of the Property Trustee shall have exclusive control and sole right of withdrawal with respect to the Payment Account for the purpose of making deposits in and withdrawals from the Payment Account in accordance with this Trust Agreement. All monies and other property deposited or held from time to time in the Payment Account shall be held by the Property Trustee in the Payment Account for the exclusive benefit of the Securityholders and for distribution as herein provided, including (and subject to) any priority of payments provided for herein.

(b) The Property Trustee shall deposit in the Payment Account, promptly upon receipt, all payments of principal of or interest on, and any other payments or proceeds with respect to, the Debentures. Amounts held in the Payment Account shall not be invested by the Property Trustee pending distribution thereof.

ARTICLE IV.

DISTRIBUTIONS; REDEMPTION

SECTION IV.1. DISTRIBUTIONS.

(a) The Trust Securities represent undivided beneficial interests in the Trust Property, and Distributions (including of Additional Amounts) will be made on the Trust Securities at the rate and on the dates that payments of interest (including of Additional Interest, as defined in the Indenture) are made on the Debentures. Accordingly:

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Distributions. Distributions shall accrue from the date of original issuance of the Trust Securities, and, except in the event (and to the extent) that the Depositor exercises its right to defer the payment of interest on the Debentures pursuant to the Indenture, shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the 15th day of March, June, September and December of each year, commencing on September 15, 1998. If any date on which a Distribution is otherwise payable on the Trust Securities is not a Business Day, then the payment of such Distribution shall be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day (and without any interest or other payment in respect of any such delay) with the same force and effect as if made on such date (each date on which distributions are payable in accordance with this Section 4.1(a), a "Distribution Date").

(ii) Assuming payments of interest on the Debentures are made when due (and before giving effect to Additional Amounts, if applicable), Distributions on the Trust Securities shall be payable at a rate of 8.25% per annum of the Liquidation Amount of the Trust Securities. The amount of Distributions payable for any full period shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. The amount of Distributions for any partial period shall be computed on the basis of the number of days elapsed in a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. The amount of Distributions payable for any period shall include the Additional Amounts, if any.

(iii) Distributions on the Trust Securities shall be made by the Property Trustee from the Payment Account and shall be payable on each Distribution Date only to the extent that the Trust has funds then on hand and available in the Payment Account for the payment of such Distributions.

(b) Distributions on the Trust Securities with respect to a Distribution Date shall be payable to the Holders thereof as they appear on the Securities Register for the Trust Securities on the relevant record date, which shall be the date 15 days prior to the relevant Distribution Date (or if such date is not a Business Day, the next Business Day following such date).

SECTION IV.2. REDEMPTION.

(a) On each Debenture Redemption Date and on the stated maturity of the Debentures, the Trust will be required to redeem, subject to Section 4.3, a Like Amount of Trust Securities at the Redemption Price.

(b) Notice of redemption shall be given by the Property Trustee by first-class mail, postage prepaid, mailed not less than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date to each Holder of Trust Securities to be redeemed, at such Holder's address appearing in the Security Register. All notices of redemption shall state:

(i) the Redemption Date;

(ii) the Redemption Price;

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(iii) the CUSIP number;

(iv) if less than all the Outstanding Trust Securities are to be redeemed, the identification and the total Liquidation Amount of the particular Trust Securities to be redeemed; and

(v) that on the Redemption Date the Redemption Price will become due and payable upon each such Trust Security to be redeemed and that Distributions thereon will cease to accrue on and after said date.

(c) The Trust Securities redeemed on each Redemption Date shall be redeemed at the Redemption Price with the proceeds from the contemporaneous redemption of Debentures. Redemptions of the Trust Securities shall be made and the Redemption Price shall be payable on each Redemption Date only to the extent that the Trust has funds then on hand and available in the Payment Account for the payment of such Redemption Price.

(d) If the Property Trustee gives a notice of redemption in respect of any Preferred Securities, then, by 12:00 noon, Eastern time, on the Redemption Date, subject to Section 4.2(c), with respect to Preferred Securities held in book-entry form, the Property Trustee will irrevocably deposit with the Clearing Agency for the Preferred Securities, to the extent funds are available, funds sufficient to pay the applicable Redemption Price and will give such Clearing Agency irrevocable instructions and authority to pay the Redemption Price to the holders thereof. With respect to Preferred Securities held in certificated form, the Property Trustee, subject to
Section 4.2(c), will irrevocably deposit with the Paying Agent, to the extent funds are available, funds sufficient to pay the applicable Redemption Price and will give the Paying Agent irrevocable instructions and authority to pay the Redemption Price to the Holders thereof upon surrender of their Preferred Securities Certificates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Distributions payable on or prior to the Redemption Date for any Trust Securities called for redemption shall be payable to the Holders of such Trust Securities as they appear on the Register for the Trust Securities on the relevant record dates for the related Distribution Dates. If notice of redemption shall have been given and funds deposited as required, then upon the date of such deposit, all rights of Securityholders holding Trust Securities so called for redemption will cease, except the right of such Securityholders to receive the Redemption Price and any Distribution payable on or prior to the Redemption Date, but without interest, on such Redemption Date and such Securities will cease to be outstanding. In the event that any date on which any Redemption Price is payable is not a Business Day, then payment of the Redemption Price payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day (and without any interest or other payment in respect of any such delay), with the same force and effect as if made on such date. In the event that payment of the Redemption Price in respect of any Trust Securities called for redemption is improperly withheld or refused and not paid either by the Trust or by the Depositor pursuant to the Guarantee, Distributions on such Trust Securities will continue to accrue, at the then applicable rate, from the Redemption Date originally established by the Trust for such Trust Securities to the date such Redemption Price is actually paid, in which case the actual payment date will be the date fixed for redemption for purposes of calculating the Redemption Price.

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(e) Payment of the Redemption Price on the Trust Securities shall be made to the recordholders thereof as they appear on the Securities Register for the Trust Securities.

(f) Subject to Section 4.3(a), if less than all the Outstanding Trust Securities are to be redeemed on a Redemption Date, then the aggregate Redemption Price of Trust Securities to be redeemed shall be allocated on a pro rata basis (based on Liquidation Amounts) among the Common Securities and the Preferred Securities. The particular Preferred Securities to be redeemed shall be selected on a pro rata basis (based upon Liquidation Amounts) not more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date by the Property Trustee from the Outstanding Preferred Securities not previously called for redemption, by such method (including, without limitation, by lot) as the Property Trustee shall deem fair and appropriate and which may provide for the selection for redemption of portions (equal to $25 or an integral multiple of $25 in excess thereof) of the Liquidation Amount of Preferred Securities of a denomination larger than $25. The Property Trustee shall promptly notify the Security Registrar in writing of the Preferred Securities selected for redemption and, in the case of any Preferred Securities selected for partial redemption, the Liquidation Amount thereof to be redeemed. For all purposes of this Trust Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, all provisions relating to the redemption of Preferred Securities shall relate, in the case of any Preferred Securities redeemed or to be redeemed only in part, to the portion of the Liquidation Amount of Preferred Securities that has been or is to be redeemed.

SECTION IV.3. SUBORDINATION OF COMMON SECURITIES.

(a) Payment of Distributions (including Additional Amounts, if applicable) on, and the Redemption Price of, the Trust Securities, as applicable, shall be made, subject to Section 4.2(f), pro rata among the Common Securities and the Preferred Securities based on the Liquidation Amount of the Trust Securities; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that if on any Distribution Date or Redemption Date any Event of Default resulting from a Debenture Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, no payment of any Distribution (including Additional Amounts, if applicable) on, or Redemption Price of, any Common Security, and no other payment on account of the redemption, liquidation or other acquisition of Common Securities, shall be made unless payment in full in cash of all accumulated and unpaid Distributions (including Additional Amounts, if applicable) on all Outstanding Preferred Securities for all Distribution periods terminating on or prior thereto, or in the case of payment of the Redemption Price, the full amount of such Redemption Price on all Outstanding Preferred Securities then called for redemption, shall have been made or provided for, and all funds immediately available to the Property Trustee shall first be applied to the payment in full in cash of all Distributions (including Additional Amounts, if applicable) on, or the Redemption Price of, Preferred Securities then due and payable.

(b) In the case of the occurrence of any Event of Default resulting from any Debenture Event of Default, the Holder of Common Securities will be deemed to have waived any right to act with respect to any such Event of Default under this Trust Agreement until the effect of all such Events of Default with respect to the Preferred Securities have been cured, waived or otherwise eliminated. Until any such Event of Default under this Trust Agreement

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with respect to the Preferred Securities has been so cured, waived or otherwise eliminated, the Property Trustee shall act solely on behalf of the Holders of the Preferred Securities and not the Holder of the Common Securities, and only the Holders of the Preferred Securities will have the right to direct the Property Trustee to act on their behalf.

SECTION IV.4. PAYMENT PROCEDURES.

Payments of Distributions (including Additional Amounts, if applicable) in respect of the Preferred Securities shall be made by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear on the Securities Register or, if the Preferred Securities are held by a Clearing Agency, such Distributions shall be made to the Clearing Agency in immediately available funds, which shall credit the relevant Persons' accounts at such Clearing Agency on the applicable Distribution Dates. Payments in respect of the Common Securities shall be made in such manner as shall be mutually agreed between the Property Trustee and the Common Securityholder.

SECTION IV.5. TAX RETURNS AND REPORTS.

The Administrative Trustees shall prepare (or cause to be prepared), at the Depositor's expense, and file all United States federal, state and local tax and information returns and reports required to be filed by or in respect of the Trust. In this regard, the Administrative Trustees shall (a) prepare and file (or cause to be prepared and filed) the appropriate Internal Revenue Service form required to be filed in respect of the Trust in each taxable year of the Trust and (b) prepare and furnish (or cause to be prepared and furnished) to each Securityholder the appropriate Internal Revenue Service form required to be provided on such form. The Administrative Trustees shall provide the Depositor and the Property Trustee with a copy of all such returns and reports promptly after such filing or furnishing. The Trustees shall comply with United States federal withholding and backup withholding tax laws and information reporting requirements with respect to any payments to Securityholders under the Trust Securities.

SECTION IV.6. PAYMENT OF TAXES, DUTIES, ETC. OF THE TRUST.

Upon receipt under the Debentures of Additional Sums, the Property Trustee shall promptly pay any taxes, duties or governmental charges of whatsoever nature (other than withholding taxes) imposed on the Trust by the United States or any other taxing authority.

SECTION IV.7. PAYMENTS UNDER INDENTURE OR PURSUANT TO DIRECT ACTIONS.

Any amount payable hereunder to any Holder of Preferred Securities shall be reduced by the amount of any corresponding payment that such Holder (and any Owner with respect thereto) has directly received pursuant to Section 5.8 of the Indenture or Section 5.14 of this Trust Agreement.

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ARTICLE V0

TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES

SECTION V.1. INITIAL OWNERSHIP.

Upon the formation of the Trust and the contribution by the Depositor pursuant to Section 2.3 and until the issuance of the Trust Securities, and at any time during which no Trust Securities are outstanding, the Depositor shall be the sole beneficial owner of the Trust.

SECTION V.2. THE TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES.

The Preferred Securities Certificates shall be issued in minimum denominations of $25 Liquidation Amount and integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof, and the Common Securities Certificates shall be issued in denominations of $25 Liquidation Amount and integral multiples thereof. The Trust Securities Certificates shall be executed on behalf of the Trust by manual signature of at least one Administrative Trustee. Trust Securities Certificates bearing the manual signatures of individuals who were, at the time when such signatures shall have been affixed, authorized to sign on behalf of the Trust, shall be validly issued and entitled to the benefits of this Trust Agreement, notwithstanding that such individuals or any of them shall have ceased to be so authorized prior to the delivery of such Trust Securities Certificates or did not hold such offices at the date of delivery of such Trust Securities Certificates. A transferee of a Trust Securities Certificate shall become a Securityholder, and shall be entitled to the rights and subject to the obligations of a Securityholder hereunder, upon due registration of such Trust Securities Certificate in such transferee's name pursuant to Sections 5.4, 5.11 and 5.13.

SECTION V.3. EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES.

On the Closing Date, the Administrative Trustees shall cause Trust Securities Certificates, in an aggregate Liquidation Amount as provided in
Section 2.4, to be executed on behalf of the Trust and delivered to or upon the written order of the Depositor, signed by its chief executive officer, its president, any executive vice president or any vice president, treasurer or assistant treasurer or controller without further corporate action by the Depositor, in authorized denominations.

SECTION V.4. REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE OF PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES.

The Depositor shall keep or cause to be kept, at the office or agency maintained pursuant to Section 5.8, a register or registers for the purpose of registering Trust Securities Certificates and transfers and exchanges of Preferred Securities Certificates (the "Securities Register") in which, the registrar designated by the Depositor (the "Securities Registrar"), subject to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, shall provide for the registration of Preferred Securities Certificates and Common Securities Certificates (subject to Section 5.10 in the case of the Common Securities Certificates) and registration of transfers and exchanges of Preferred

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Securities Certificates as herein provided. The Property Trustee shall be the initial Securities Registrar.

Upon surrender for registration of transfer of any Preferred Securities Certificate at the office or agency maintained pursuant to Section 5.8, the Administrative Trustees or any one of them shall execute and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Preferred Securities Certificates in authorized denominations of a like aggregate Liquidation Amount dated the date of execution by such Administrative Trustee or Trustees.

The Securities Registrar shall not be required to register the transfer of any Preferred Securities that have been called for redemption. At the option of a Holder, Preferred Securities Certificates may be exchanged for other Preferred Securities Certificates in authorized denominations of the same class and of a like aggregate Liquidation Amount upon surrender of the Preferred Securities Certificates to be exchanged at the office or agency maintained pursuant to Section 5.8.

Every Preferred Securities Certificate presented or surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange shall be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to an Administrative Trustee and the Securities Registrar duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing. Each Preferred Securities Certificate surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange shall be canceled and subsequently disposed of by an Administrative Trustee in accordance with such Person's customary practice. The Trust shall not be required to (i) issue, register the transfer of, or exchange any Preferred Securities during a period beginning at the opening of business 15 calendar days before the date of mailing of a notice of redemption of any Preferred Securities called for redemption and ending at the close business on the day of such mailing or
(ii) register the transfer of or exchange any Preferred Securities so selected for redemption, in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of any such Preferred Securities being redeemed in part.

No service charge shall be made for any registration of transfer or exchange of Preferred Securities Certificates, but the Securities Registrar may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any transfer or exchange of Preferred Securities Certificates.

SECTION V.5. MUTILATED, DESTROYED, LOST OR STOLEN TRUST SECURITIES CERTIFICATES.

If (a) any mutilated Trust Securities Certificate shall be surrendered to the Securities Registrar, or if the Securities Registrar shall receive evidence to its satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of any Trust Securities Certificate and (b) there shall be delivered to the Securities Registrar and the Administrative Trustees such security or indemnity as may be required by them to save each of them harmless, then in the absence of notice that such Trust Securities Certificate shall have been acquired by a bona fide purchaser, the Administrative Trustees, or any one of them, on behalf of the Trust shall execute and make available for delivery, in exchange for or in lieu of any such mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Trust Securities Certificate, a new Trust Securities Certificate of like class, tenor and denomination. In connection with the issuance of

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any new Trust Securities Certificate under this Section, the Administrative Trustees or the Securities Registrar may require the payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection therewith. Any duplicate Trust Securities Certificate issued pursuant to this Section shall constitute conclusive evidence of an undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust, as if originally issued, whether or not the lost, stolen or destroyed Trust Securities Certificate shall be found at any time.

SECTION V.6. PERSONS DEEMED SECURITYHOLDERS.

The Trustees or the Securities Registrar shall treat the Person in whose name any Trust Securities Certificate shall be registered in the Securities Register as the owner of such Trust Securities Certificate for the purpose of receiving Distributions and for all other purposes whatsoever, and neither the Trustees nor the Securities Registrar shall be bound by any notice to the contrary.

SECTION V.7. ACCESS TO LIST OF SECURITYHOLDERS' NAMES AND ADDRESSES.

At any time when the Property Trustee is not also acting as the Securities Registrar, the Administrative Trustees or the Depositor shall furnish or cause to be furnished to the Property Trustee (a) semi-annually on or before January 1 and July 1 in each year, a list, in such form as the Property Trustee may reasonably require, of the names and addresses of the Securityholders as of the most recent Record Date and (b) promptly after receipt by any Administrative Trustee or the Depositor of a request therefor from the Property Trustee, such other information as the Property Trustee may reasonably require in order to enable the Property Trustee to discharge its obligations under this Trust Agreement, in each case to the extent such information is in the possession or control of the Administrative Trustees or the Depositor and is not identical to a previously supplied list or has not otherwise been received by the Property Trustee in its capacity as Securities Registrar. The rights of Securityholders to communicate with other Securityholders with respect to their rights under this Trust Agreement or under the Trust Securities, and the corresponding rights of the Trustee shall be as provided in the Trust Indenture Act. Each Securityholder, by receiving and holding a Trust Securities Certificate, and each Owner shall be deemed to have agreed not to hold the Depositor, the Property Trustee or the Administrative Trustees accountable by reason of the disclosure of its name and address, regardless of the source from which such information was derived.

SECTION V.8. MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE OR AGENCY.

The Administrative Trustees shall maintain an office or offices or agency or agencies where Preferred Securities Certificates may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange and where notices and demands to or upon the Trustees in respect of the Trust Securities Certificates may be served. The Administrative Trustees initially designate the principal corporate trust office of the Property Trustee, Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration, as the principal corporate trust office for such purposes. The Administrative Trustees shall give

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prompt written notice to the Depositor and to the Securityholders of any change in the location of the Securities Register or any such office or agency.

SECTION V.9. APPOINTMENT OF PAYING AGENT.

The Paying Agent shall make Distributions to Securityholders from the Payment Account and shall report the amounts of such Distributions to the Property Trustee and the Administrative Trustees. Any Paying Agent shall have the revocable power to withdraw funds from the Payment Account for the purpose of making the Distributions referred to above. The Administrative Trustees may revoke such power and remove the Paying Agent if such Trustees determine in their sole discretion that the Paying Agent shall have failed to perform its obligations under this Trust Agreement in any material respect. The Paying Agent shall initially be the Property Trustee, and any co-paying agent chosen by the Property Trustee, and acceptable to the Administrative Trustees and the Depositor. Any Person acting as Paying Agent shall be permitted to resign as Paying Agent upon 30 days' written notice to the Administrative Trustees, the Property Trustee and the Depositor. In the event that the Property Trustee shall no longer be the Paying Agent or a successor Paying Agent shall resign or its authority to act be revoked, the Administrative Trustees shall appoint a successor that is acceptable to the Property Trustee and the Depositor to act as Paying Agent (which shall be a bank or trust company). The Administrative Trustees shall cause such successor Paying Agent or any additional Paying Agent appointed by the Administrative Trustees to execute and deliver to the Trustees an instrument in which such successor Paying Agent or additional Paying Agent shall agree with the Trustees that as Paying Agent, such successor Paying Agent or additional Paying Agent will hold all sums, if any, held by it for payment to the Securityholders in trust for the benefit of the Securityholders entitled thereto until such sums shall be paid to such Securityholders. The Paying Agent shall return all unclaimed funds to the Property Trustee and upon removal of a Paying Agent such Paying Agent shall also return all funds in its possession to the Property Trustee. The provisions of Sections 8.1, 8.3 and 8.6 herein shall apply to the Property Trustee also in its role as Paying Agent, for so long as the Property Trustee shall act as Paying Agent and, to the extent applicable, to any other paying agent appointed hereunder. Any reference in this Trust Agreement to the Paying Agent shall include any co-paying agent unless the context requires otherwise.

SECTION V.10. OWNERSHIP OF COMMON SECURITIES BY DEPOSITOR.

At the Closing Date, the Depositor shall acquire and retain beneficial and record ownership of the Common Securities. To the fullest extent permitted by law, other than a transfer in connection with a consolidation or merger of the Depositor into another Person, or any conveyance, transfer or lease by the Depositor of its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, pursuant to Section 8.1 of the Indenture, any attempted transfer of the Common Securities shall be void. The Administrative Trustees shall cause each Common Securities Certificate issued to the Depositor to contain a legend stating "THIS CERTIFICATE IS NOT TRANSFERABLE".

SECTION V.11. BOOK-ENTRY PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES; COMMON SECURITIES CERTIFICATE.

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(a) The Preferred Securities Certificates, upon original issuance, will be issued in the form of a typewritten Preferred Securities Certificate or Certificates representing Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificates, to be delivered to The Depository Trust Company, the initial Clearing Agency, by, or on behalf of, the Trust. Such Preferred Securities Certificate or Certificates shall initially be registered on the Securities Register in the name of Cede & Co., the nominee of the initial Clearing Agency, and no Owner will receive a Definitive Preferred Securities Certificate representing such Owner's interest in such Preferred Securities, except as provided in Section
5.13. Unless and until Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates have been issued to Owners pursuant to Section 5.13:

(i) the provisions of this Section 5.11(a) shall be in full force and effect;

(ii) the Securities Registrar, the Paying Agent and the Trustees shall be entitled to deal with the Clearing Agency for all purposes of this Trust Agreement relating to the Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificates (including the payment of the Liquidation Amount of and Distributions on the Preferred Securities evidenced by Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificates) and shall have no obligations to the Owners thereof;

(iii) to the extent that the provisions of this Section 5.11 conflict with any other provisions of this Trust Agreement, the provisions of this
Section 5.11 shall control; and

(iv) the rights of the Owners of the Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificates shall be exercised only through the Clearing Agency and shall be limited to those established by law and agreements between such Owners and the Clearing Agency and/or the Clearing Agency Participants. Pursuant to the Certificate Depository Agreement, unless and until Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates are issued pursuant to Section 5.13, the initial Clearing Agency will make book-entry transfers among the Clearing Agency Participants and receive and transmit payments on the Preferred Securities to such Clearing Agency Participants. Any Clearing Agency designated pursuant hereto will not be deemed an agent of the Trustee for any purpose.

(b) A single Common Securities Certificate representing the Common Securities shall be issued to the Depositor in the form of a definitive Common Securities Certificate.

SECTION V.12. NOTICES TO CLEARING AGENCY.

To the extent that a notice or other communication to the Owners is required under this Trust Agreement, unless and until Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates shall have been issued to Owners pursuant to Section 5.13, the Trustees shall give all such notices and communications specified herein to be given to Owners to the Clearing Agency, and shall have no obligations to the Owners.

SECTION V.13. DEFINITIVE PREFERRED SECURITIES CERTIFICATES.

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If (a) the Depositor advises the Trustees in writing that the Clearing Agency is no longer willing or able to properly discharge its responsibilities with respect to the Preferred Securities Certificates, and the Depositor is unable to locate a qualified successor or (b) the Depositor at its option advises the Trustees in writing that it elects to terminate the book-entry system through the Clearing Agency, then the Property Trustee shall notify the Clearing Agency and the Clearing Agency shall notify all Owners of Preferred Securities Certificates and the other Trustees of the occurrence of any such event and of the availability of the Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates to Owners of such class or classes, as applicable, requesting the same. Upon surrender to the Property Trustee of the typewritten Preferred Securities Certificate or Certificates representing the Book Entry Preferred Securities Certificates by the Clearing Agency, accompanied by registration instructions, the Administrative Trustees, or any one of them, shall execute the Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates in accordance with the instructions of the Clearing Agency. Neither the Securities Registrar nor the Trustees shall be liable for any delay in delivery of such instructions and may conclusively rely on, and shall be protected in relying on, such instructions. Upon the issuance of Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates, the Trustees shall recognize the Holders of the Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates as Securityholders. The Definitive Preferred Securities Certificates shall be engraved and executed in accordance with the applicable rules of the Nasdaq National Market or such other national exchange or over-the-counter market on which the Preferred Securities are then listed for trading.

SECTION V.14. RIGHTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS.

(a) The legal title to the Trust Property is vested exclusively in the Property Trustee (in its capacity as such) in accordance with Section 2.9, and the Securityholders shall not have any right or title therein other than the undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust conferred by their Trust Securities and they shall have no right to call for any partition or division of property, profits or rights of the Trust except as described below. The Trust Securities shall be personal property giving only the rights specifically set forth therein and in this Trust Agreement. The Trust Securities shall have no preemptive or similar rights and when issued and delivered to Securityholders against payment of the purchase price therefor will be fully paid and nonassessable by the Trust. The Holders of the Trust Securities, in their capacities as such, shall be entitled to the same limitation of personal liability extended to stockholders of private corporations for profit organized under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

(b) For so long as any Preferred Securities remain Outstanding, if, upon a Debenture Event of Default, the Debenture Trustee fails or the holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Debentures fail to declare the principal of all of the Debentures to be immediately due and payable, the Holders of at least 25% in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities then Outstanding shall have such right by a notice in writing to the Depositor and the Debenture Trustee; and upon any such declaration such principal amount of and the accrued interest on all of the Debentures shall become immediately due and payable, provided

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that the payment of principal and interest on such Debentures shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in the Indenture.

At any time after such a declaration of acceleration with respect to the Debentures has been made and before a judgment or decree for payment of the money due has been obtained by the Debenture Trustee as in the Indenture provided, the Holders of a majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities, by written notice to the Property Trustee, the Depositor and the Debenture Trustee, may rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences if:

(i) the Depositor has paid or deposited with the Debenture Trustee a sum sufficient to pay

(A) all overdue installments of interest (including any Additional Interest (as defined in the Indenture)) on all of the Debentures,

(B) the principal of (and premium, if any, on) any Debentures which have become due otherwise than by such declaration of acceleration and interest thereon at the rate borne by the Debentures, and

(C) all sums paid or advanced by the Debenture Trustee under the Indenture and the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Debenture Trustee and the Property Trustee, their agents and counsel; and

(ii) all Events of Default with respect to the Debentures, other than the non-payment of the principal of the Debentures which has become due solely by such acceleration, have been cured or waived as provided in
Section 5.13 of the Indenture.

The Holders of a majority in aggregate Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities may, on behalf of the Holders of all the Preferred Securities, waive any past default under the Indenture, except a default in the payment of principal or interest (unless such default has been cured and a sum sufficient to pay all matured installments of interest and principal due otherwise than by acceleration has been deposited with the Debenture Trustee) or a default in respect of a covenant or provision which under the Indenture cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the holder of each outstanding Debenture. No such rescission shall affect any subsequent default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Upon receipt by the Property Trustee of written notice declaring such an acceleration, or rescission and annulment thereof, by Holders of the Preferred Securities all or part of which is represented by Book-Entry Preferred Securities Certificates, a record date shall be established for determining Holders of Outstanding Preferred Securities entitled to join in such notice, which record date shall be at the close of business on the day the Property Trustee receives such notice. The Holders on such record date, or their duly designated proxies, and only such Persons, shall be entitled to join in such notice, whether or not such Holders remain Holders after such record date; provided, that, unless such declaration of acceleration, or rescission and annulment, as the

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case may be, shall have become effective by virtue of the requisite percentage having joined in such notice prior to the day which is 90 days after such record date, such notice of declaration of acceleration, or rescission and annulment, as the case may be, shall automatically and without further action by any Holder be canceled and of no further effect. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent a Holder, or a proxy of a Holder, from giving, after expiration of such 90-day period, a new written notice of declaration of acceleration, or rescission and annulment thereof, as the case may be, that is identical to a written notice which has been canceled pursuant to the proviso to the preceding sentence, in which event a new record date shall be established pursuant to the provisions of this Section 5.14(b).

(c) For so long as any Preferred Securities remain Outstanding, to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the terms of this Trust Agreement and the Indenture, upon a Debenture Event of Default specified in
Section 5.1(1) or 5.1(2) of the Indenture, any Holder of Preferred Securities shall have the right to institute a proceeding directly against the Depositor, pursuant to Section 5.8 of the Indenture, for enforcement of payment to such Holder of the principal amount of or interest on Debentures having a principal amount equal to the Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities of such Holder (a "Direct Action"). Except as set forth in
Section 5.14(b) and this Section 5.14(c), the Holders of Preferred Securities shall have no right to exercise directly any right or remedy available to the holders of, or in respect of, the Debentures.

ARTICLE VI0

ACTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS; MEETINGS; VOTING

SECTION VI.1. LIMITATIONS ON VOTING RIGHTS.

(a) Except as provided in this Section, in Sections 5.14, 8.10 and 10.2 and in the Indenture and as otherwise required by law, no Holder of Preferred Securities shall have any right to vote or in any manner otherwise control the administration, operation and management of the Trust or the obligations of the parties hereto, nor shall anything herein set forth, or contained in the terms of the Trust Securities Certificates, be construed so as to constitute the Securityholders from time to time as partners or members of an association.

(b) So long as any Debentures are held by the Property Trustee, the Trustees shall not (i) direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Debenture Trustee, or execute any trust or power conferred on the Property Trustee with respect to such Debentures, (ii) waive any past default which is waivable under Section 5.13 of the Indenture, (iii) exercise any right to rescind or annul a declaration that the principal of all the Debentures shall be due and payable or (iv) consent to any amendment, modification or termination of the Indenture or the Debentures, where such consent shall be required, without, in each case, obtaining the prior approval of the Holders of at least a majority in Liquidation Amount of all Outstanding Preferred Securities, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that where a consent under the Indenture would require the consent of each Holder of Debentures affected thereby, no such consent shall be given by the Property Trustee without the prior written consent of each Holder

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of Preferred Securities. The Trustees shall not revoke any action previously authorized or approved by a vote of the Holders of Preferred Securities, except by a subsequent vote of the Holders of Preferred Securities. The Property Trustee shall notify all Holders of the Preferred Securities of any notice of default received from the Debenture Trustee with respect to the Debentures. In addition to obtaining the foregoing approvals of the Holders of the Preferred Securities, prior to taking any of the foregoing actions, the Trustees shall, at the expense of the Depositor, obtain an Opinion of Counsel experienced in such matters to the effect that such action shall not cause the Trust to fail to be classified as a grantor trust for United States federal income tax purposes.

(c) If any proposed amendment to the Trust Agreement provides for, or the Trustees otherwise propose to effect, (i) any action that would adversely affect in any material respect the powers, preferences or special rights of the Preferred Securities, whether by way of amendment to the Trust Agreement or otherwise, or (ii) the dissolution, winding-up or termination of the Trust, other than pursuant to the terms of this Trust Agreement, then the Holders of Outstanding Preferred Securities as a class will be entitled to vote on such amendment or proposal and such amendment or proposal shall not be effective except with the approval of the Holders of at least a majority in Liquidation Amount of the Outstanding Preferred Securities. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Trust Agreement, no amendment to this Trust Agreement may be made if, as a result of such amendment, it would cause the Trust to fail to be classified as a grantor trust for United States federal income tax purposes.

SECTION VI.2. NOTICE OF MEETINGS.

Notice of all meetings of the Preferred Securityholders, stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting, shall be given by the Property Trustee pursuant to Section 10.9 to each Preferred Securityholder of record, at his registered address, at least 15 days and not more than 90 days before the meeting. At any such meeting, any business properly before the meeting may be so considered whether or not stated in the notice of the meeting. Any adjourned meeting may be held as adjourned without further notice.

SECTION VI.3. MEETINGS OF PREFERRED SECURITYHOLDERS.

No annual meeting of Securityholders is required to be held. The Administrative Trustees, however, shall call a meeting of Preferred Securityholders to vote on any matter upon the written request of Holders of record of 25% of the Outstanding Preferred Securities (based upon their Liquidation Amount) and the Administrative Trustees or the Property Trustee may, at any time in their discretion, call a meeting of Preferred Securityholders to vote on any matters as to which Preferred Securityholders are entitled to vote.

Holders of record of 50% of the Outstanding Preferred Securities (based upon their Liquidation Amount), present in person or by proxy, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of Securityholders.

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If a quorum is present at a meeting, an affirmative vote by the Preferred Securityholders of record present, in person or by proxy, holding more than a majority of the Preferred Securities (based upon their Liquidation Amount) held by the Preferred Securityholders of record present, either in person or by proxy, at such meeting shall constitute the action of the Preferred Securityholders, unless this Trust Agreement requires a greater number of affirmative votes.

SECTION VI.4. VOTING RIGHTS.

Securityholders shall be entitled to one vote for each $25 of Liquidation Amount represented by their Trust Securities in respect of any matter as to which such Securityholders are entitled to vote.

SECTION VI.5. PROXIES, ETC.

At any meeting of Securityholders, any Securityholder entitled to vote thereat may vote by proxy, provided that no proxy shall be voted at any meeting unless it shall have been placed on file with the Administrative Trustees, or with such other officer or agent of the Trust as the Administrative Trustees may direct, for verification prior to the time at which such vote shall be taken. Pursuant to a resolution of the Property Trustee, proxies may be solicited in the name of the Property Trustee or one or more officers of the Property Trustee. Only Securityholders of record shall be entitled to vote. When Trust Securities are held jointly by several Persons, any one of them may vote at any meeting in person or by proxy in respect of such Trust Securities, but if more than one of them shall be present at such meeting in person or by proxy, and such joint owners or their proxies so present disagree as to any vote to be cast, such vote shall not be received in respect of such Trust Securities. A proxy purporting to be executed by or on behalf of a Securityholder shall be deemed valid unless challenged at or prior to its exercise, and the burden of proving invalidity shall rest on the challenger. No proxy shall be valid more than three years after its date of execution.

SECTION VI.6. SECURITYHOLDER ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT.

Any action which may be taken by Securityholders at a meeting may be taken without a meeting if Securityholders holding a majority of all Outstanding Trust Securities (based upon their aggregate Liquidation Amount) entitled to vote in respect of such action (or such larger proportion thereof as shall be required by any express provision of this Trust Agreement) shall consent to the action in writing (based upon their aggregate Liquidation Amount).

SECTION VI.7. RECORD DATE FOR VOTING AND OTHER PURPOSES.

For the purposes of determining the Securityholders who are entitled to notice of and to vote at any meeting or by written consent, or to participate in any Distribution on the Trust Securities in respect of which a record date is not otherwise provided for in this Trust Agreement, or for the purpose of any other action, the Administrative Trustees may from time to time fix a date, not more than 90 days prior to the date of any meeting of Securityholders or the

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payment of a Distribution or other action, as the case may be, as a record date for the determination of the identity of the Securityholders of record for such purposes.

SECTION VI.8. ACTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS.

Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided or permitted by this Trust Agreement to be given, made or taken by Securityholders or Owners may be embodied in and evidenced by one or more instruments of substantially similar tenor signed by such Securityholders or Owners in person or by an agent duly appointed in writing; and, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, such action shall become effective when such instrument or instruments are delivered to an Administrative Trustee. Such instrument or instruments (and the action embodied therein and evidenced thereby) are herein sometimes referred to as the "Act" of the Securityholders or Owners signing such instrument or instruments. Proof of execution of any such instrument or of a writing appointing any such agent shall be sufficient for any purpose of this Trust Agreement and (subject to Section 8.1) conclusive in favor of the Trustees, if made in the manner provided in this Section.

The fact and date of the execution by any Person of any such instrument or writing may be proved by the affidavit of a witness of such execution or by a certificate of a notary public or other officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, certifying that the individual signing such instrument or writing acknowledged to him the execution thereof. Where such execution is by a signer acting in a capacity other than his individual capacity, such certificate or affidavit shall also constitute sufficient proof of his authority. The fact and date of the execution of any such instrument or writing, or the authority of the Person executing the same, may also be proved in any other manner which any Trustee receiving the same deems sufficient.

The ownership of Preferred Securities shall be proved by the Securities Register.

Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act of the Securityholder of any Trust Security shall bind every future Securityholder of the same Trust Security and the Securityholder of every Trust Security issued upon the registration of transfer thereof or in exchange therefor or in lieu thereof in respect of anything done, omitted or suffered to be done by the Trustees or the Trust in reliance thereon, whether or not notation of such action is made upon such Trust Security.

Without limiting the foregoing, a Securityholder entitled hereunder to take any action hereunder with regard to any particular Trust Security may do so with regard to all or any part of the Liquidation Amount of such Trust Security or by one or more duly appointed agents each of which may do so pursuant to such appointment with regard to all or any part of such liquidation amount.

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Securityholder or Trustee under this Article VI, then the determination of such matter by the Property Trustee shall be conclusive with respect to such matter.

A Securityholder may institute a legal proceeding directly against the Depositor under the Guarantee to enforce its rights under the Guarantee without first instituting a legal proceeding against the Guarantee Trustee (as defined in the Guarantee), the Trust or any Person.

SECTION VI.9. INSPECTION OF RECORDS.

Upon reasonable notice to the Administrative Trustees and the Property Trustee, the records of the Trust shall be open to inspection by Securityholders during normal business hours for any purpose reasonably related to such Securityholder's interest as a Securityholder.

ARTICLE VII.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

SECTION VII.1. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE BANK.

The Bank hereby represents and warrants for the benefit of the Depositor and the Securityholders that:

(a) the Bank is a Delaware banking corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware;

(b) the Bank has full corporate power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Trust Agreement and has taken all necessary action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance by it of this Trust Agreement;

(c) this Trust Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Bank and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the other parties thereto, constitutes the valid and legally binding agreement of the Bank enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors' rights and to general equity principles;

(d) the execution, delivery and performance of this Trust Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other action on the part of the Bank and does not require any approval of stockholders of the Bank and such execution, delivery and performance will not (i) violate the charter or bylaws of the Bank, (ii) violate any provision of, or constitute, with or without notice or lapse of time, a default under, or result in the creation or imposition of, any Lien on any properties included in the Trust Property pursuant to the provisions of, any indenture, mortgage, credit agreement, license or other agreement or instrument to which the Bank is a party or by which it is bound, or (iii) violate any law, governmental rule or regulation

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of the United States governing the banking or trust powers of the Bank or of the State of Delaware or any order, judgment or decree applicable to the Bank;

(e) neither the authorization, execution or delivery by the Bank of this Trust Agreement nor the consummation of any of the transactions by the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee (as appropriate in context) contemplated herein or therein requires the consent or approval of, the giving of notice to, the registration with or the taking of any other action with respect to any governmental authority or agency under any existing federal law governing the banking, or trust powers of the Bank, as the case may be, under the laws of the United States or the State of Delaware;

(f) there are no proceedings pending or, to the best the Bank's knowledge, threatened against or affecting the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee in any court or before any governmental authority, agency or arbitration board or tribunal which, individually or in the aggregate, would materially and adversely affect the Trust or would question the right, power and authority of the Bank to enter into or perform its obligations as one of the Trustees under this Trust Agreement.

SECTION VII.2. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF DEPOSITOR.

The Depositor hereby represents and warrants for the benefit of the Securityholders that:

(a) the Trust Securities Certificates issued at the Closing Date on behalf of the Trust have been duly authorized and will have been, duly and validly executed, issued and delivered by the Trustees pursuant to the terms and provisions of, and in accordance with the requirements of, this Trust Agreement and the Securityholders will be, as of each such date, entitled to the benefits of this Trust Agreement; and

(b) there are no taxes, fees or other governmental charges payable by the Trust (or the Trustees on behalf of the Trust) under the laws of the State of Delaware or any political subdivision thereof in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Bank, the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee, as the case may be, of Bank, this Trust Agreement.

ARTICLE VIII.

THE TRUSTEES

SECTION VIII.1. CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

(a) The duties and responsibilities of the Trustees shall be as provided by this Trust Agreement and, in the case of the Property Trustee, by the Trust Indenture Act. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no provision of this Trust Agreement shall require the Trustees to expend or risk their own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of their duties hereunder, or in the exercise of any of their rights or powers, unless they are afforded reasonable

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indemnity against such risk or liability. Whether or not therein expressly so provided, every provision of this Trust Agreement relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustees shall be subject to the provisions of this Section. No Administrative Trustee or the Delaware Trustee shall be subject to any liability under this Trust Agreement except for its own grossly negligent action, its own grossly negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct. To the extent that, at law or in equity, a Trustee has duties (including fiduciary duties) and liabilities relating thereto to the Trust or to the Securityholders, such Trustee shall not be liable to the Trust or to any Securityholder for such Trustee's good faith reliance on the provisions of this Trust Agreement. The provisions of this Trust Agreement, to the extent that they restrict the duties and liabilities of the Trustees otherwise existing at law or in equity, are agreed by the Depositor and the Securityholders to replace such other duties and liabilities of the Trustees.

(b) All payments made by the Property Trustee or a Paying Agent in respect of the Trust Securities shall be made only from the revenue and proceeds from the Trust Property and only to the extent that there shall be sufficient revenue or proceeds from the Trust Property to enable the Property Trustee or a Paying Agent to make payments in accordance with the terms hereof. Each Securityholder, by its acceptance of a Trust Security, agrees that it will look solely to the revenue and proceeds from the Trust Property to the extent legally available for distribution to it as herein provided and that the Trustees are not personally liable to it for any amount distributable in respect of any Trust Security or for any other liability in respect of any Trust Security. This Section 8.1(b) does not limit the liability of the Trustees expressly set forth elsewhere in this Trust Agreement or, in the case of the Property Trustee, in the Trust Indenture Act.

(c) No provision of this Trust Agreement shall be construed to relieve the Property Trustee from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct, except that:

(i) the Property Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by an authorized officer of the Property Trustee, unless it shall be proved that the Property Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts;

(iii)C the Property Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with the direction of the Holders of the Trust Securities given in accordance with this Trust Agreement relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Property Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Property Trustee under this Trust Agreement;

(iv)C the Property Trustee's sole duty with respect to the custody, safe keeping and physical preservation of the Debentures and the Payment Account shall be to deal with such Property in a similar manner as the Property Trustee deals with similar property for its own account, subject to the protections and limitations on liability afforded to the Property Trustee under this Trust Agreement and the Trust Indenture Act;

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(v)C the Property Trustee shall not be liable for any interest on any money received by it except as it may otherwise agree with the Depositor; and money held by the Property Trustee need not be segregated from other funds held by it except in relation to the Payment Account maintained by the Property Trustee pursuant to Section 3.1 and except to the extent otherwise required by law; and

(vi)C the Property Trustee shall not be responsible for monitoring the compliance by the Administrative Trustees or the Depositor with their respective duties under this Trust Agreement, nor shall the Property Trustee be liable for the default or misconduct of the Administrative Trustees or the Depositor.

SECTION VIII.2. CERTAIN NOTICES.

(a) Within five Business Days after the occurrence of any Event of Default actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Property Trustee, the Property Trustee shall transmit, in the manner and to the extent provided in
Section 10.9, notice of such Event of Default to the Securityholders, the Administrative Trustees and the Depositor, unless the Event of Default shall have been cured or waived. For purposes of this Section the term "Event of Default" means any event that is, or after notice or lapse of time or both would become, and Event of Default.

(b)vi The Administrative Trustees shall transmit, to the Securityholders in the manner and to the extent provided in Section 10.9, notice of the Depositor's election to begin or further extend an Extension Period on the Debentures (unless such election shall have been revoked) within the time specified for transmitting such notice to the holders of the Debentures pursuant to the Indenture as originally executed.

SECTION VIII.3. Certain Rights of Property Trustee.

Subject to the provisions of Section 8.1:

(a)vi the Property Trustee may rely and shall be protected in acting or refraining from acting in good faith upon any resolution, Opinion of Counsel, certificate, written representation of a Holder or transferee, certificate of auditors or any other certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, appraisal, bond, debenture, note, other evidence of indebtedness or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;

(b)vi if (i) in performing its duties under this Trust Agreement the Property Trustee is required to decide between alternative courses of action or (ii) in construing any of the provisions of this Trust Agreement the Property Trustee finds the same ambiguous or inconsistent with any other provisions contained herein or (iii) the Property Trustee is unsure of the application of any provision of this Trust Agreement, then, except as to any matter as to which the Preferred Securityholders are entitled to vote under the terms of this Trust Agreement, the Property Trustee shall deliver a notice to the Depositor requesting written instructions of the Depositor as to the course of action to be taken and the Property

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Trustee shall take such action, or refrain from taking such action, as the Property Trustee shall be instructed in writing to take, or to refrain from taking, by the Depositor; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that if the Property Trustee does not receive such instructions of the Depositor within ten Business Days after it has delivered such notice, or such reasonably shorter period of time set forth in such notice (which to the extent practicable shall not be less than two Business Days), it may, but shall be under no duty to, take or refrain from taking such action not inconsistent with this Trust Agreement as it shall deem advisable and in the best interests of the Securityholders, in which event the Property Trustee shall have no liability except for its own bad faith, negligence or willful misconduct;

(c)vi any direction or act of the Depositor or the Administrative Trustees contemplated by this Trust Agreement shall be sufficiently evidenced by an Officers' Certificate;

(d)vi whenever in the administration of this Trust Agreement, the Property Trustee shall deem it desirable that a matter be established before undertaking, suffering or omitting any action hereunder, the Property Trustee (unless other evidence is herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of bad faith on its part, request and rely upon an Officers' Certificate which, upon receipt of such request, shall be promptly delivered by the Depositor or the Administrative Trustees;

(e) the Property Trustee shall have no duty to see to any recording, filing or registration of any instrument (including any financing or continuation statement or any filing under tax or securities laws) or any rerecording, refiling or registration thereof;

(f)vi the Property Trustee may consult with counsel and the advice of such counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by it hereunder in good faith and in reliance thereon and in accordance with such advice, such counsel may be counsel to the Depositor or any of its Affiliates, but not an employee thereof; the Property Trustee shall have the right at any time to seek instructions concerning the administration of this Trust Agreement from any court of competent jurisdiction;

(g)vi the Property Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Trust Agreement at the request or direction of any of the Securityholders pursuant to this Trust Agreement, unless such Securityholders shall have offered to the Property Trustee reasonable security or indemnity against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred by it in compliance with such request or direction;

(h)vi the Property Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, approval, bond, debenture, note or other evidence of indebtedness or other paper or document, unless requested in writing to do so by one or more Securityholders, but the Property Trustee may make such further inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit;

(i)vi the Property Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereunder or perform any duties hereunder either directly or by or through its agents or attorneys, PROVIDED that the Property Trustee shall be responsible for its own negligence or recklessness with respect to selection of any agent or attorney appointed by it hereunder;

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(j)vi whenever in the administration of this Trust Agreement the Property Trustee shall deem it desirable to receive instructions with respect to enforcing any remedy or right or taking any other action hereunder the Property Trustee (i) may request instructions from the Holders of the Trust Securities which instructions may only be given by the Holders of the same proportion in Liquidation Amount of the Trust Securities as would be entitled to direct the Property Trustee under the terms of the Trust Securities in respect of such remedy, right or action, (ii) may refrain from enforcing such remedy or right or taking such other action until such instructions are received, and (iii) shall be protected in acting in accordance with such instructions; and

(k)vi except as otherwise expressly provided by this Trust Agreement, the Property Trustee shall not be under any obligation to take any action that is discretionary under the provisions of this Trust Agreement.

No provision of this Trust Agreement shall be deemed to impose any duty or obligation on the Property Trustee to perform any act or acts or exercise any right, power, duty or obligation conferred or imposed on it, in any jurisdiction in which it shall be illegal, or in which the Property Trustee shall be unqualified or incompetent in accordance with applicable law, to perform any such act or acts, or to exercise any such right, power, duty or obligation. No permissive power or authority available to the Property Trustee shall be construed to be a duty.

SECTION VIII.4. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECITALS OR ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES.

The recitals contained herein and in the Trust Securities Certificates shall be taken as the statements of the Trust, and the Trustees do not assume any responsibility for their correctness. The Trustees shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Depositor of the proceeds of the Debentures.

SECTION VIII.5. MAY HOLD SECURITIES.

Any Trustee or any other agent of any Trustee or the Trust, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Trust Securities and, except as provided in the definition of the term "Outstanding" in Article I and subject to Sections 8.8 and 8.13, may otherwise deal with the Trust with the same rights it would have if it were not a Trustee or such other agent.

SECTION VIII.6. COMPENSATION; INDEMNITY; FEES.

The Depositor agrees:

(a)vi to pay to the Trustees from time to time reasonable compensation for all services rendered by them hereunder (which compensation shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust) as specified in a separate agreement between any of the Trustees and the Depositor;

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(b)vi except as otherwise expressly provided herein, to reimburse the Trustees upon request for all reasonable expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by the Trustees in accordance with any provision of this Trust Agreement (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its agents and counsel), except any such expense, disbursement or advance as may be attributable to its negligence, bad faith or willfulness; and

(c)vi to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to indemnify and hold harmless (i) each Trustee, (ii) any Affiliate of any Trustee, (iii) any officer, director, shareholder, employee, representative or agent of any Trustee, and (iv) any employee or agent of the Trust or its Affiliates, (referred to herein as an "Indemnified Person") from and against any loss, damage, liability, tax, penalty, expense or claim of any kind or nature whatsoever incurred by such Indemnified Person by reason of the creation, operation or dissolution of the Trust or any act or omission performed or omitted by such Indemnified Person in good faith on behalf of the Trust and in a manner such Indemnified Person reasonably believed to be within the scope of authority conferred on such Indemnified Person by this Trust Agreement, except that no Indemnified Person shall be entitled to be indemnified in respect of any loss, damage or claim incurred by such Indemnified Person by reason of gross negligence (or ordinary negligence in the case of the Property Trustee), bad faith or willful misconduct with respect to such acts or omissions.

The provisions of this Section 8.6 shall survive the termination of this Trust Agreement.

No Trustee may claim any lien or charge on any Trust Property as a result of any amount due pursuant to this Section 8.6.

The Depositor and any Trustee may (subject to Section 8.8) engage in or possess an interest in other business ventures of any nature or description, independently or with others, similar or dissimilar to the business of the Trust, and the Trust and the Holders of Trust Securities shall have no rights by virtue of this Trust Agreement in and to such independent ventures or the income or profits derived therefrom, and the pursuit of any such venture, even if competitive with the business of the Trust, shall not be deemed wrongful or improper. Neither the Depositor, nor any Trustee, shall be obligated to present any particular investment or other opportunity to the Trust even if such opportunity is of a character that, if presented to the Trust, could be taken by the Trust, and the Depositor or any Trustee shall have the right to take for its own account (individually or as a partner or fiduciary) or to recommend to others any such particular investment or other opportunity. Any Trustee may engage or be interested in any financial or other transaction with the Depositor or any Affiliate of the Depositor, or may act as depository for, trustee or agent for, or act on any committee or body of holders of, securities or other obligations of the Depositor or its Affiliates.

SECTION VIII.7. CORPORATE PROPERTY TRUSTEE REQUIRED; ELIGIBILITY OF TRUSTEES.

(a)vi There shall at all times be a Property Trustee hereunder with respect to the Trust Securities. The Property Trustee shall be a Person that is eligible pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act to act as such and has a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000. If any such

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Person publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of its supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section, the combined capital and surplus of such Person shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time the Property Trustee with respect to the Trust Securities shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect hereinafter specified in this Article.

(b)vi There shall at all times be one or more Administrative Trustees hereunder with respect to the Trust Securities. Each Administrative Trustee shall be either a natural person who is at least 21 years of age or a legal entity that shall act through one or more persons authorized to bind that entity.

(c)vi There shall at all times be a Delaware Trustee with respect to the Trust Securities. The Delaware Trustee shall either be (i) a natural person who is at least 21 years of age and a resident of the State of Delaware or
(ii) a legal entity with its principal place of business in the State of Delaware and that otherwise meets the requirements of applicable Delaware law that shall act through one or more persons authorized to bind such entity.

SECTION VIII.8. CONFLICTING INTERESTS.

If the Property Trustee has or shall acquire a conflicting interest within the meaning of the Trust Indenture Act, the Property Trustee shall either eliminate such interest or resign, to the extent and in the manner provided by, and subject to the provisions of, the Trust Indenture Act and this Trust Agreement.

SECTION VIII.9. CO-TRUSTEES AND SEPARATE TRUSTEE.

Unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, at any time or times, for the purpose of meeting the legal requirements of the Trust Indenture Act or of any jurisdiction in which any part of the Trust Property may at the time be located, the Depositor and the Administrative Trustees, by agreed action of the majority of such Trustees, shall have power to appoint, and upon the written request of the Administrative Trustees, the Depositor shall for such purpose join with the Administrative Trustees in the execution, delivery, and performance of all instruments and agreements necessary or proper to appoint, one or more Persons approved by the Property Trustee either to act as co-trustee, jointly with the Property Trustee, of all or any part of such Trust Property, or to the extent required by law to act as separate trustee of any such property, in either case with such powers as may be provided in the instrument of appointment, and to vest in such Person or Persons in the capacity aforesaid, any property, title, right or power deemed necessary or desirable, subject to the other provisions of this Section. If the Depositor does not join in such appointment within 15 days after the receipt by it of a request so to do, or in case a Debenture Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Property Trustee alone shall have power to make such appointment. Any co-trustee or separate trustee appointed pursuant to this Section shall either be (i) a natural person who is at least 21 years of age and a resident of the United States or (ii) a legal entity with its principal place of business in the United States that shall act through one or more persons authorized to bind such entity.

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Should any written instrument from the Depositor be required by any co-trustee or separate trustee so appointed for more fully confirming to such co-trustee or separate trustee such property, title, right, or power, any and all such instruments shall, on request, be executed, acknowledged and delivered by the Depositor.

Every co-trustee or separate trustee shall, to the extent permitted by law, but to such extent only, be appointed subject to the following terms, namely:

(a)vi The Trust Securities shall be executed and delivered and all rights, powers, duties, and obligations hereunder in respect of the custody of securities, cash and other personal property held by, or required to be deposited or pledged with, the Trustees specified hereunder shall be exercised solely by such Trustees and not by such co-trustee or separate trustee.

(b)vi The rights, powers, duties, and obligations hereby conferred or imposed upon the Property Trustee in respect of any property covered by such appointment shall be conferred or imposed upon and exercised or performed by the Property Trustee or by the Property Trustee and such co-trustee or separate trustee jointly, as shall be provided in the instrument appointing such co-trustee or separate trustee, except to the extent that under any law of any jurisdiction in which any particular act is to be performed, the Property Trustee shall be incompetent or unqualified to perform such act, in which event such rights, powers, duties and obligations shall be exercised and performed by such co-trustee or separate trustee.

(c)vi The Property Trustee at any time, by an instrument in writing executed by it, with the written concurrence of the Depositor, may accept the resignation of or remove any co-trustee or separate trustee appointed under this Section, and, in case a Debenture Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Property Trustee shall have power to accept the resignation of, or remove, any such co-trustee or separate trustee without the concurrence of the Depositor. Upon the written request of the Property Trustee, the Depositor shall join with the Property Trustee in the execution, delivery and performance of all instruments and agreements necessary or proper to effectuate such resignation or removal. A successor to any co-trustee or separate trustee so resigned or removed may be appointed in the manner provided in this Section.

(d)vi No co-trustee or separate trustee hereunder shall be personally liable by reason of any act or omission of the Property Trustee or any other trustee hereunder.

(e)vi The Property Trustee shall not be liable by reason of any act of a co-trustee or separate trustee.

(f)vi Any Act of Holders delivered to the Property Trustee shall be deemed to have been delivered to each such co-trustee and separate trustee.

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SECTION VIII.10. RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL; APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR.

No resignation or removal of any Trustee (the "Relevant Trustee") and no appointment of a successor Trustee pursuant to this Article shall become effective until the acceptance of appointment by the successor Trustee in accordance with the applicable requirements of Section 8.11.

Subject to the immediately preceding paragraph, the Relevant Trustee may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Common Securityholder. If the instrument of acceptance by the successor Trustee required by Section 8.11 shall not have been delivered to the Relevant Trustee within 30 days after the giving of such notice of resignation, the Relevant Trustee may petition, at the expense of the Trust, any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Relevant Trustee.

Unless a Debenture Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, any Trustee may be removed at any time by Act of the Common Securityholder. If a Debenture Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee, or both of them, may be removed at such time by Act of the Holders of a majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities, delivered to the Relevant Trustee (in its individual capacity and on behalf of the Trust). In no event will the Holders of the Preferred Securities have the right to vote to appoint, remove or replace the Administrative Trustee. An Administrative Trustee may be removed by the Common Securityholder at any time.

If any Trustee shall resign, be removed or become incapable of acting as Trustee, or if a vacancy shall occur in the office of any Trustee for any cause, at a time when no Debenture Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Common Securityholder, by Act of the Common Securityholder delivered to the retiring Trustee, shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee or Trustees, and the retiring Trustee shall comply with the applicable requirements of Section 8.11. If the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee shall resign, be removed or become incapable of continuing to act as the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee, as the case may be, at a time when a Debenture Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Preferred Securityholders, by Act of the Securityholders of a majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities then Outstanding delivered to the retiring Relevant Trustee, shall promptly appoint a successor Relevant Trustee or Trustees, and such successor Trustee shall comply with the applicable requirements of Section 8.11. If an Administrative Trustee shall resign, be removed or become incapable of acting as Administrative Trustee, at a time when a Debenture Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Common Securityholder by Act of the Common Securityholder delivered to the Administrative Trustee shall promptly appoint a successor Administrative Trustee or Administrative Trustees and such successor Administrative Trustee or Trustees shall comply with the applicable requirements of Section 8.11. If no successor Relevant Trustee shall have been so appointed by the Common Securityholder or the Preferred Securityholders and accepted appointment in the manner required by Section 8.11, any Securityholder who has been a Securityholder of Trust Securities for at least six months may, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Relevant Trustee.

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The Property Trustee shall give notice of each resignation and each removal of a Trustee and each appointment of a successor Trustee to all Securityholders in the manner provided in Section 10.9 and shall give notice to the Depositor. Each notice shall include the name of the successor Relevant Trustee and the address of its Corporate Trust Office if it is the Property Trustee.

Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this Trust Agreement, in the event any Administrative Trustee or a Delaware Trustee who is a natural person dies or becomes, in the opinion of the Depositor, incompetent or incapacitated, the vacancy created by such death, incompetence or incapacity may be filled by (a) the unanimous act of the remaining Administrative Trustees if there are at least two of them or (b) otherwise by the Depositor (with the successor in each case being a Person who satisfies the eligibility requirement for Administrative Trustees or Delaware Trustee, as the case may be, set forth in Section 8.7).

SECTION VIII.11. ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT BY SUCCESSOR.

In case of the appointment hereunder of a successor Relevant Trustee, the retiring Relevant Trustee and each successor Relevant Trustee with respect to the Trust Securities shall execute and deliver an amendment hereto wherein each successor Relevant Trustee shall accept such appointment and which (a) shall contain such provisions as shall be necessary or desirable to transfer and confirm to, and to vest in, each successor Relevant Trustee all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Relevant Trustee with respect to the Trust Securities and the Trust and (b) shall add to or change any of the provisions of this Trust Agreement as shall be necessary to provide for or facilitate the administration of the Trust by more than one Relevant Trustee, it being understood that nothing herein or in such amendment shall constitute such Relevant Trustees co-trustees and upon the execution and delivery of such amendment the resignation or removal of the retiring Relevant Trustee shall become effective to the extent provided therein and each such successor Relevant Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Relevant Trustee; but, on request of the Trust or any successor Relevant Trustee such retiring Relevant Trustee shall duly assign, transfer and deliver to such successor Relevant Trustee all Trust Property, all proceeds thereof and money held by such retiring Relevant Trustee hereunder with respect to the Trust Securities and the Trust.

Upon request of any such successor Relevant Trustee, the Trust shall execute any and all instruments for more fully and certainly vesting in and confirming to such successor Relevant Trustee all such rights, powers and trusts referred to in the first or second preceding paragraph, as the case may be.

No successor Relevant Trustee shall accept its appointment unless at the time of such acceptance such successor Relevant Trustee shall be qualified and eligible under this Article.

SECTION VIII.12. MERGER, CONVERSION, CONSOLIDATION OR SUCCESSION TO BUSINESS.

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Any Person into which the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which such Relevant Trustee shall be a party, or any corporation succeeding to all or substantially all the corporate trust business of such Relevant Trustee, shall be the successor of such Relevant Trustee hereunder, provided such corporation shall be otherwise qualified and eligible under this Article, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto.

SECTION VIII.13. PREFERENTIAL COLLECTION OF CLAIMS AGAINST DEPOSITOR OR TRUST.

In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition or other similar judicial proceeding relative to the Trust or any other obligor upon the Trust Securities or the property of the Trust or of such other obligor or their creditors, the Property Trustee (irrespective of whether any Distributions on the Trust Securities shall then be due and payable as therein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Property Trustee shall have made any demand on the Trust for the payment of any past due Distributions) shall be entitled and empowered, to the fullest extent permitted by law, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:

(a)vi to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of any Distributions owing and unpaid in respect of the Trust Securities and to file such other papers or documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Property Trustee (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Property Trustee, its agents and counsel) and of the Holders allowed in such judicial proceeding, and

(b)vi to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same; and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder to make such payments to the Property Trustee and, in the event the Property Trustee shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Property Trustee any amount due it for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Property Trustee, its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Property Trustee.

Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the Property Trustee to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Holder any plan of reorganization, arrangement adjustment or compensation affecting the Trust Securities or the rights of any Holder thereof or to authorize the Property Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder in any such proceeding.

SECTION VIII.14. REPORTS BY PROPERTY TRUSTEE.

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Section 10.9, and to the Depositor, a brief report dated as of the immediately preceding December 31 with respect to:

(vii)C its eligibility under Section 8.7 or, in lieu thereof, if to the best of its knowledge it has continued to be eligible under said Section, a written statement to such effect;

(viii)C a statement that the Property Trustee has complied with all of its obligations under this Trust Agreement during the twelve-month period (or, in the case of the initial report, the period since the Closing Date) ending with such December 31 or, if the Property Trustee has not complied in any material respect with such obligations, a description of such noncompliance; and

(ix)C any change in the property and funds in its possession as Property Trustee since the date of its last report and any action taken by the Property Trustee in the performance of its duties hereunder which it has not previously reported and which in its opinion materially affects the Trust Securities.

(b) In addition the Property Trustee shall transmit to Securityholders such reports concerning the Property Trustee and its actions under this Trust Agreement as may be required pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act at the times and in the manner provided pursuant thereto.

(c) A copy of each such report shall, at the time of such transmission to Holders, be filed by the Property Trustee with each national stock exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or such other interdealer quotation system or self-regulatory organization upon which the Trust Securities are listed or traded, with the Commission and with the Depositor.

SECTION VIII.15. REPORTS TO THE PROPERTY TRUSTEE.

The Depositor and the Administrative Trustees on behalf of the Trust shall provide to the Property Trustee such documents, reports and information as required by Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act (if any) and the compliance certificate required by Section 314(a) of the Trust Indenture Act in the form, in the manner and at the times required by Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act.

SECTION VIII.16. EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS PRECEDENT.

Each of the Depositor and the Administrative Trustees on behalf of the Trust shall provide to the Property Trustee such evidence of compliance with any conditions precedent, if any, provided for in this Trust Agreement that relate to any of the matters set forth in Section 314 (c) of the Trust Indenture Act. Any certificate or opinion required to be given by an officer pursuant to Section 314(c)(1) of the Trust Indenture Act shall be given in the form of an Officers' Certificate.

SECTION VIII.17. NUMBER OF TRUSTEES.

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(a) The number of Trustees shall be five (5) provided that the Holder of all of the Common Securities by written instrument may increase or decrease the number of Administrative Trustees. The Property Trustee and the Delaware Trustee may be the same Person.

(b) If a Trustee ceases to hold office for any reason and the number of Administrative Trustees is not reduced pursuant to Section 8.17(a), or if the number of Trustees is increased pursuant to Section 8.17(a), a vacancy shall occur. The vacancy shall be filled with a Trustee appointed in accordance with Section 8.10.

(c) The death, resignation, retirement, removal, bankruptcy, incompetence or incapacity to perform the duties of a Trustee shall not operate to dissolve, terminate or annul the Trust. Whenever a vacancy in the number of Administrative Trustees shall occur, until such vacancy is filled by the appointment of an Administrative Trustee in accordance with Section 8.10, the Administrative Trustees in office, regardless of their number (and notwithstanding any other provision of this Trust Agreement), shall have all the powers granted to the Administrative Trustees and shall discharge all the duties imposed upon the Administrative Trustees by this Trust Agreement.

SECTION VIII.18. DELEGATION OF POWER.

(a Any Administrative Trustee may, by power of attorney consistent with applicable law, delegate to any other natural person over the age of 21 his or her power for the purpose of executing any documents contemplated in
Section 2.7(a), including any registration statement or amendment thereto filed with the Commission, or making any other governmental filing; and

(b The Administrative Trustees shall have power to delegate from time to time to such of their number or to the Depositor the doing of such things and the execution of such instruments either in the name of the Trust or the names of the Administrative Trustees or otherwise as the Administrative Trustees may deem expedient, to the extent such delegation is not prohibited by applicable law or contrary to the provisions of this Trust Agreement, as set forth herein.

SECTION VIII.19. VOTING.

Except as otherwise provided in this Trust Agreement, the consent or approval of the Administrative Trustees shall require consent or approval by not less than a majority of the Administrative Trustees, unless there are only two, in which case both must consent.

ARTICLE IX.

DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION AND MERGER

SECTION IX.1. DISSOLUTION UPON EXPIRATION DATE.

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Unless dissolved earlier, the Trust shall automatically dissolve on June 16, 2029 (the "Expiration Date"), following the distribution of the Trust Property in accordance with Section 9.4.

SECTION IX.2. EARLY DISSOLUTION.

The first to occur of any of the following events is an "Early Dissolution Event," upon the occurrence of which the Trust shall dissolve:

(a) the occurrence of a Bankruptcy Event in respect of, or the dissolution or liquidation of, the Depositor;

(b) the written direction to the Property Trustee from the Depositor at any time to dissolve the Trust and distribute Debentures to Securityholders in exchange for a Like Amount of the Preferred Securities (which direction is optional and wholly within the discretion of the Depositor);

(c) the redemption of all of the Preferred Securities in connection with the redemption of all the Debentures; and

(d) the entry of an order for dissolution of the Trust by a court of competent jurisdiction.

SECTION IX.3. DISSOLUTION.

The respective obligations and responsibilities of the Trustees and the Trust created and continued hereby shall dissolve upon the latest to occur of the following: (a) the distribution by the Property Trustee to Securityholders upon the liquidation of the Trust pursuant to Section 9.4, or upon the redemption of all of the Trust Securities pursuant to Section 4.2, of all amounts required to be distributed hereunder upon the final payment of the Trust Securities; (b) the payment of any expenses owed by the Trust; and
(c) the discharge of all administrative duties of the Administrative Trustees, including the performance of any tax reporting obligations with respect to the Trust or the Securityholders, and (d) the filing of a Certificate of Cancellation by the Administrative Trustee under the Business Trust Act.

SECTION IX.4. LIQUIDATION.

(a) If an Early Dissolution Event specified in clause (a), (b) or (d) of Section 9.2 occurs or upon the Expiration Date, the Trust shall be liquidated by the Trustees as expeditiously as the Trustees determine to be possible by distributing, after satisfaction of liabilities to creditors of the Trust as provided by applicable law, to each Securityholder a Like Amount of Debentures, subject to Section 9.4(d). Notice of liquidation shall be given by the Property Trustee by first-class mail, postage prepaid mailed not later than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the

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Liquidation Date to each Holder of Trust Securities at such Holder's address appearing in the Securities Register. All notices of liquidation shall:

(i) state the Liquidation Date;

(ii) state that from and after the Liquidation Date, the Trust Securities will no longer be deemed to be Outstanding and any Trust Securities Certificates not surrendered for exchange will be deemed to represent a Like Amount of Debentures; and

(iii) provide such information with respect to the mechanics by which Holders may exchange Trust Securities Certificates for certificates representing the Like Amount of the Debentures, or if Section 9.4(d) applies receive a Liquidation Distribution, as the Administrative Trustees or the Property Trustee shall deem appropriate.

(b) Except where Section 9.2(c) or 9.4(d) applies, in order to effect the liquidation of the Trust and distribution of the Debentures to Securityholders, the Administrative Trustees shall establish a record date for such distribution (which shall be not more than 45 days prior to the Liquidation Date) and, either itself acting as exchange agent or through the appointment of a separate exchange agent, shall establish such procedures as it shall deem appropriate to effect the distribution of Debentures in exchange for the Outstanding Trust Securities Certificates.

(c) Except where Section 9.2(c) or 9.4(d) applies, after the Liquidation Date, (i) the Trust Securities will no longer be deemed to be Outstanding, (ii) certificates representing a Like Amount of Debentures will be issued to holders of Trust Securities Certificates, upon surrender of such certificates to the Administrative Trustees or their agent for exchange,
(iii) the Depositor shall use its best efforts to have the Debentures listed on the Nasdaq National Market or on such other exchange, interdealer quotation system or self-regulatory organization as the Preferred Securities are then listed, (iv) any Trust Securities Certificates not so surrendered for exchange will be deemed to represent a Like Amount of Debentures, accruing interest at the rate provided for in the Debentures from the last Distribution Date on which a Distribution was made on such Trust Securities Certificates until such certificates are so surrendered (and until such certificates are so surrendered, no payments of interest or principal will be made to Holders of Debentures represented by such certificates) and (v) all rights of Securityholders holding Trust Securities will cease, except the right of such Securityholders to receive a Like Amount of Debentures upon surrender of Trust Securities Certificates.

(d) In the event that, notwithstanding the other provisions of this
Section 9.4, whether because of an order for dissolution entered by a court of competent jurisdiction or otherwise, distribution of the Debentures in the manner provided herein is determined by the Property Trustee not to be practical, the Trust Property shall be liquidated, and the Trust shall be wound-up or terminated, by the Property Trustee in such manner as the Property Trustee determines. In such event, on the date of the dissolution of the Trust, Securityholders will be entitled to receive out of the assets of the Trust available for distribution to Securityholders, after satisfaction of liabilities to creditors of the Trust as provided by applicable law, an amount equal to the Liquidation Amount per Trust Security plus accumulated and unpaid Distributions thereon

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to the date of payment (such amount being the "Liquidation Distribution"). If, upon any such winding up or termination, the Liquidation Distribution can be paid only in part because the Trust has insufficient assets available to pay in full the aggregate Liquidation Distribution, then, subject to the next succeeding sentence, the amounts payable by the Trust on the Trust Securities shall be paid on a pro rata basis (based upon Liquidation Amounts). The Holder of the Common Securities will be entitled to receive Liquidation Distributions upon any such winding-up or termination pro rata (determined as aforesaid) with Holders of Preferred Securities, except that, if a Debenture Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Holders of the Preferred Securities shall have a priority over the Holders of Common Securities.

SECTION IX.5. MERGERS, CONSOLIDATIONS, AMALGAMATIONS OR REPLACEMENTS OF THE TRUST.

The Trust may not merge with or into, consolidate, amalgamate, or be replaced by, or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any corporation or other body, except pursuant to this Section 9.5 or Section 9.4. At the request of the Depositor, with the consent of the Administrative Trustees and without the consent of the Holders of the Preferred Securities, the Property Trustee or the Delaware Trustee, the Trust may merge with or into, consolidate, amalgamate, or be replaced by or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to a trust organized as such under the laws of any State; PROVIDED, that (i) such successor entity either (a) expressly assumes all of the obligations of the Trust with respect to the Preferred Securities or (b) substitutes for the Preferred Securities other securities having substantially the same terms as the Preferred Securities (the "Successor Securities") so long as the Successor Securities rank the same as the Preferred Securities rank in priority with respect to distributions and payments upon liquidation, redemption and otherwise, (ii) the Depositor expressly appoints a trustee of such successor entity possessing the same powers and duties as the Property Trustee as the holder of the Debentures, (iii) the Successor Securities are listed or traded, or any Successor Securities will be listed upon notification of issuance, on any national securities exchange or other organization on which the Preferred Securities are then listed or traded, if any, (iv) such merger, consolidation, amalgamation, replacement, conveyance, transfer or lease does not cause the Preferred Securities (including any Successor Securities) to be downgraded by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, (v) such merger, consolidation, amalgamation, replacement, conveyance, transfer or lease does not adversely affect the rights, preferences and privileges of the holders of the Preferred Securities (including any Successor Securities) in any material respect, (vi) such successor entity has a purpose substantially identical to that of the Trust, (vii) prior to such merger, consolidation, amalgamation, replacement, conveyance, transfer or lease, the Depositor has received an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that (a) such merger, consolidation, amalgamation, replacement, conveyance, transfer or lease does not adversely affect the rights, preferences and privileges of the holders of the Preferred Securities (including any Successor Securities) in any material respect, and (b) following such merger, consolidation, amalgamation, replacement, conveyance, transfer or lease, neither the Trust nor such successor entity will be required to register as an investment company under the 1940 Act and (viii) the Depositor owns all of the Common Securities of such successor entity and guarantees the obligations of such successor entity under the Successor Securities at least to the extent provided by the Guarantee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Trust shall not, except with the consent of holders of 100% in

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Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities, consolidate, amalgamate, merge with or into, or be replaced by or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any other entity or permit any other entity to consolidate, amalgamate, merge with or into, or replace it if such consolidation, amalgamation, merger, replacement, conveyance, transfer or lease would cause the Trust or the successor entity to be classified as other than a grantor trust for United States federal income tax purposes.

ARTICLE X.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SECTION X.1. LIMITATION OF RIGHTS OF SECURITYHOLDERS.

The death or incapacity of any person having an interest, beneficial or otherwise, in Trust Securities shall not operate to terminate this Trust Agreement, nor entitle the legal representatives or heirs of such person or any Securityholder for such person, to claim an accounting, take any action or bring any proceeding in any court for a partition or winding up of the arrangements contemplated hereby, nor otherwise affect the rights, obligations and liabilities of the parties hereto or any of them.

SECTION X.2. AMENDMENT.

(a) This Trust Agreement may be amended from time to time by the Property Trustee, the Administrative Trustees and the Depositor, without the consent of any Securityholders, (i) to cure any ambiguity, correct or supplement any provision herein which may be inconsistent with any other provision herein, or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under this Trust Agreement, which shall not be inconsistent with the other provisions of this Trust Agreement, or (ii) to modify, eliminate or add to any provisions of this Trust Agreement to such extent as shall be necessary to ensure that the Trust will be classified for United States federal income tax purposes as a grantor trust at all times that any Trust Securities are outstanding or to ensure that the Trust will not be required to register as an investment company under the 1940 Act; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in the case of clause (i), such action shall not adversely affect in any material respect the interests of any Securityholder, and any such amendments of this Trust Agreement shall become effective when notice thereof is given to the Securityholders.

(b) Except as provided in Section 10.2(c) hereof, any provision of this Trust Agreement may be amended by the Administrative Trustees and the Property Trustee with (i) the consent of Trust Securityholders representing not less than a majority (based upon Liquidation Amounts) of the Trust Securities then Outstanding and (ii) receipt by the Trustees of an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that such amendment or the exercise of any power granted to the Trustees in accordance with such amendment will not affect the Trust's status as a grantor trust for United States federal income tax purposes or the Trust's exemption from status of an investment company under the 1940 Act.

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(c) In addition to and notwithstanding any other provision in this Trust Agreement, without the consent of each affected Securityholder (such consent being obtained in accordance with Section 6.3 or 6.6 hereof), this Trust Agreement may not be amended to (i) change the amount or timing of any Distribution on the Trust Securities or otherwise adversely affect the amount of any Distribution required to be made in respect of the Trust Securities as of a specified date or (ii) restrict the right of a Securityholder to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such date; notwithstanding any other provision herein, without the unanimous consent of the Securityholders (such consent being obtained in accordance with Section 6.3 or 6.6 hereof), this paragraph (c) of this Section 10.2 may not be amended.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Trust Agreement, no Administrative Trustee shall enter into or consent to any amendment to this Trust Agreement which would (i) cause the Trust to fail or cease to qualify for the exemption from status of an investment company under the 1940 Act,
(ii) cause the Trust to fail or cease to be classified as a grantor trust for United States federal income tax purposes, or (iii) cause the Preferred Securities to be delisted by the Nasdaq National Market or such other national exchange or over-the-counter market on which the Preferred Securities are then listed for trading.

(e) Notwithstanding anything in this Trust Agreement to the contrary, without the consent of the Delaware Trustee or the Depositor, as the case may be, this Trust Agreement may not be amended in a manner which imposes any additional obligation on the Depositor or the Delaware Trustee.

(f) In the event that any amendment to this Trust Agreement is made, the Administrative Trustees shall promptly provide to the Depositor a copy of such amendment.

(g) Neither the Property Trustee nor the Delaware Trustee shall be required to enter into any amendment to this Trust Agreement which affects its own rights, duties or immunities under this Trust Agreement. The Property Trustee shall be entitled to receive an Opinion of Counsel and an Officers' Certificate stating that any amendment to this Trust Agreement is in compliance with this Trust Agreement.

SECTION X.3. COUNTERPARTS.

This Trust Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.

SECTION X.4. SEPARABILITY.

In case any provision in this Trust Agreement or in the Trust Securities Certificates shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

SECTION X.5. GOVERNING LAW.

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THIS TRUST AGREEMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF EACH OF THE SECURITYHOLDERS, THE TRUST AND THE TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO THIS TRUST AGREEMENT AND THE TRUST SECURITIES SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAWS PRINCIPLES).

SECTION X.6. PAYMENTS DUE ON NON-BUSINESS DAY.

If the date fixed for any payment on any Trust Security shall be a day that is not a Business Day, then such payment need not be made on such date but may be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day, with the same force and effect as though made on the date fixed for such payment, and no interest shall accrue thereon for the period after such date.

SECTION X.7. SUCCESSORS.

This Trust Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of any successor to the Depositor, the Trust or the Relevant Trustee, including any successor by operation of law. Except in connection with a consolidation, merger or sale involving the Depositor that is permitted under Article Eight of the Indenture and pursuant to which the assignee agrees in writing to perform the Depositor's obligations hereunder, the Depositor shall not assign its obligations hereunder.

SECTION X.8. HEADINGS.

The Article and Section headings are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction of this Trust Agreement.

SECTION X.9. REPORTS, NOTICES AND DEMANDS.

Any report, notice, demand or other communication which by any provision of this Trust Agreement is required or permitted to be given or served to or upon any Securityholder or the Depositor may be given or served in writing by deposit thereof, first-class postage prepaid, in the United States mail, hand delivery or facsimile transmission, in each case, addressed, (a) in the case of a Preferred Securityholder, to such Preferred Securityholder as such Securityholder's name and address may appear on the Securities Register; and (b) in the case of the Common Securityholder or the Depositor, to Silicon Valley Bancshares, 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, Attention: Christopher T. Lutes, facsimile number: (408) 496-2405. Such notice, demand or other communication to or upon a Securityholder shall be deemed to have been sufficiently given or made, for all purposes, upon hand delivery, mailing or transmission.

Any notice, demand or other communication which by any provision of this Trust Agreement is required or permitted to be given or served to or upon the Trust, the Property Trustee, the Delaware Trustee or the Administrative Trustees shall be given in writing addressed (until another address is published by the Trust) as follows: (a) with respect to the Property Trustee to Wilmington Trust Company, Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street,

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Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001; (b) with respect to the Delaware Trustee, to Wilmington Trust Company, Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration; and (c) with respect to the Administrative Trustees, to them at the address above for notices to the Depositor, marked "Attention Administrative Trustees of SVB Capital I." Such notice, demand or other communication to or upon the Trust or the Property Trustee shall be deemed to have been sufficiently given or made only upon actual receipt of the writing by the Trust or the Property Trustee.

SECTION X.10. AGREEMENT NOT TO PETITION.

Each of the Trustees and the Depositor agree for the benefit of the Securityholders that, until at least one year and one day after the Trust has been terminated in accordance with Article IX, they shall not file, or join in the filing of, a petition against the Trust under any Bankruptcy Laws or otherwise join in the commencement of any proceeding against the Trust under any Bankruptcy Law. In the event the Depositor takes action in violation of this Section 10.10, the Property Trustee agrees, for the benefit of Securityholders, that at the expense of the Depositor, it shall file an answer with the bankruptcy court or otherwise properly contest the filing of such petition by the Depositor against the Trust or the commencement of such action and raise the defense that the Depositor has agreed in writing not to take such action and should be stopped and precluded therefrom and such other defenses, if any, as counsel for the Trustee or the Trust may assert. The provisions of this Section 10.10 shall survive the termination of this Trust Agreement.

SECTION X.11. TRUST INDENTURE ACT; CONFLICT WITH TRUST INDENTURE ACT.

(a) This Trust Agreement is subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act that are required to be part of this Trust Agreement and shall, to the extent applicable, be governed by such provisions.

(b) The Property Trustee shall be the only Trustee which is a trustee for the purposes of the Trust Indenture Act.

(c) If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision hereof which is required to be included in this Trust Agreement by any of the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act, such required provision shall control. If any provision of this Trust Agreement modifies or excludes any provision of the Trust Indenture Act which may be so modified or excluded, the latter provision shall be deemed to apply to this Trust Agreement as so modified or excluded, as the case may be.

(d) The application of the Trust Indenture Act to this Trust Agreement shall not affect the nature of the Securities as equity securities representing undivided beneficial interests in the assets of the Trust.

SECTION X.12. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF TRUST AGREEMENT, GUARANTEE AND INDENTURE.

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THE RECEIPT AND ACCEPTANCE OF A TRUST SECURITY OR ANY INTEREST THEREIN BY OR ON BEHALF OF A SECURITYHOLDER OR ANY BENEFICIAL OWNER, WITHOUT ANY SIGNATURE OR FURTHER MANIFESTATION OF ASSENT, SHALL CONSTITUTE THE UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE BY THE SECURITYHOLDER AND ALL OTHERS HAVING A BENEFICIAL INTEREST IN SUCH TRUST SECURITY OF ALL THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THIS TRUST AGREEMENT AND AGREEMENT TO THE SUBORDINATION PROVISIONS AND OTHER TERMS OF THE GUARANTEE AND THE INDENTURE, AND SHALL CONSTITUTE THE AGREEMENT OF THE TRUST, SUCH SECURITYHOLDER AND SUCH OTHERS THAT THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THIS TRUST AGREEMENT SHALL BE BINDING, OPERATIVE AND EFFECTIVE AS BETWEEN THE TRUST AND SUCH SECURITYHOLDER AND SUCH OTHERS.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Amended and Restated Trust Agreement this 22nd day of May, 1998.

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SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

By: /s/ Barbara B. Kamm
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    Name:  Barbara B. Kamm
    Title: Executive Vice President

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,
as Property Trustee

By: /s/ Denise M. Geran
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    Name:  Denise M. Geran
    Title: Financial Services Officer

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,
as Delaware Trustee

By: /s/ Denise M. Geran
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    Name:  Denise M. Geran
    Title: Financial Services Officer

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SVB CAPITAL I

/s/ Barbara B. Kamm
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Barbara B. Kamm,
  as Administrative Trustee

/s/ Christopher T. Lutes
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Christopher T. Lutes,
  as Administrative Trustee

/s/ David Jaques
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David Jaques,
  as Administrative Trustee

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EXHIBIT A
CERTIFICATE OF TRUST

OF

SVB CAPITAL I

THIS CERTIFICATE OF TRUST of SVB CAPITAL I (the "Trust"), dated __________, 1998, is being duly executed and filed by the undersigned, as trustees, to form a business trust under the Delaware Business Trust Act (12 Del. C. (SECTION) 3801 et seq.).

1. NAME. The name of the business trust being formed hereby is SVB CAPITAL I.

2. DELAWARE TRUSTEE. The name and business address of the trustee of the Trust in the State of Delaware are Wilmington Trust Company, Rodney Square North, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration.

3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Certificate of Trust shall be effective upon its filing.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being the trustees of the Trust, have executed this Certificate of Trust as of the date first above written.

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,
as Trustee

By:

Name:


Title:


Barbara B. Kamm, Administrative Trustee


Christopher T. Lutes, Administrative Trustee


David Jaques, Administrative Trustee

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EXHIBIT B

The Depository Trust Company,
55 Water Street, 49th Floor,
New York, New York 10041-0099

__________, 1998

Attention: _______________
General Counsel's Office

Re: SVB CAPITAL I ____% CUMULATIVE TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The purpose of this letter is to set forth certain matters relating to the issuance and deposit with The Depository Trust Company ("DTC") of the SVB CAPITAL I ____% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities, (the "Trust Preferred Securities"), of SVB CAPITAL I, a Delaware business trust (the "Issuer"), formed pursuant to an Amended and Restated Trust Agreement between Silicon Valley Bancshares ("Silicon") and Wilmington Trust Company, as Property Trustee, Wilmington Trust Company, as Delaware Trustee, and the Administrative Trustees named therein. The payment of distributions on the Trust Preferred Securities, and payments due upon liquidation of the Issuer or redemption of the Trust Preferred Securities, to the extent the Issuer has funds available for the payment thereof are guaranteed by Silicon to the extent set forth in a Guarantee Agreement dated ____________, 1998 by Silicon with respect to the Trust Preferred Securities. Silicon and the Issuer propose to sell the Trust Preferred Securities to certain Underwriters (the "Underwriters") pursuant to a Underwriting Agreement dated ____________, 1998 by and among the Underwriters, the Issuer and Silicon, and the Underwriters wish to take delivery of the Trust Preferred Securities through DTC. Wilmington Trust Company is acting as transfer agent and registrar with respect to the Trust Preferred Securities (the "Transfer Agent and Registrar").

To induce DTC to accept the Trust Preferred Securities as eligible for deposit at DTC, and to act in accordance with DTC's rules with respect to the Trust Preferred Securities, the Issuer, the Transfer Agent and Registrar and DTC agree among each other as follows:

1. Prior to the closing of the sale of the Trust Preferred Securities to the Underwriters, which is expected to occur on or about ____________, 1998, there shall be deposited with DTC one or more global certificates (individually and collectively, the "Global Certificate") registered in the name of DTC's Trust Preferred Securities nominee, Cede & Co., representing an aggregate of ____________ Trust Preferred Securities and bearing the following legend:

Unless this certificate is presented by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company, a New York corporation ("DTC"), to the Issuer or its agent for registration of transfer, exchange, or payment, and any certificate issued

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is registered in the name of Cede & Co. or in such other name as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC (and any payment is made to Cede & Co. or to such other entity as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL inasmuch as the registered owner hereof, Cede & Co., has an interest herein.

2. The Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Issuer provides for the voting by holders of the Trust Preferred Securities under certain limited circumstances. The Issuer shall establish a record date for such purposes and shall, to the extent possible, give DTC notice of such record date not less than 15 calendar days in advance of such record date.

3. In the event of a stock split, conversion, recapitalization, reorganization or any other similar transaction resulting in the cancellation of all or any part of the Trust Preferred Securities outstanding, the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar shall send DTC a notice of such event at least 5 business days prior to the effective date of such event.

4. In the event of distribution on, or an offering or issuance of rights with respect to, the Trust Preferred Securities outstanding, the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar shall send DTC a notice specifying: (a) the amount of and conditions, if any, applicable to the payment of any such distribution or any such offering or issuance of rights; (b) any applicable expiration or deadline date, or any date by which any action on the part of the holders of Trust Preferred Securities is required; and (c) the date any required notice is to be mailed by or on behalf of the Issuer to holders of Trust Preferred Securities or published by or on behalf of the Issuer (whether by mail or publication, the "Publication Date"). Such notice shall be sent to DTC by a secure means (e.g., legible telecopy, registered or certified mail, overnight delivery) in a timely manner designed to assure that such notice is in DTC's possession no later than the close of business on the business day before the Publication Date. The Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar will forward such notice either in a separate secure transmission for each CUSIP number or in a secure transmission of multiple CUSIP numbers (if applicable) that includes a manifest or list of each CUSIP number submitted in that transmission. (The party sending such notice shall have a method to verify subsequently the use of such means and the timeliness of such notice.) The Publication Date shall be not less than 30 calendar days nor more than 60 calendar days prior to the payment of any such distribution or any such offering or issuance of rights with respect to the Trust Preferred Securities. After establishing the amount of payment to be made on the Trust Preferred Securities, the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar will notify DTC's Dividend Department of such payment 5 business days prior to payment date. Notices to DTC's Dividend Department by telecopy shall be sent to (212) 709-1723. Such notices by mail or by any other means shall be sent to:

Manager, Announcements
Dividend Department
The Depository Trust Company
7 Hanover Square, 23rd Floor
New York, New York 10004-2695

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The Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar shall confirm DTC's receipt of such telecopy by telephoning the Dividend Department at (212) 709-1270.

5. In the event of a redemption by the Issuer of the Trust Preferred Securities, notice specifying the terms of the redemption and the Publication Date of such notice shall be sent by the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar to DTC not less than 30 calendar days prior to such event by a secure means in the manner set forth in paragraph 4. Such redemption notice shall be sent to DTC's Call Notification Department at (516) 227-4164 or
(516) 227-4190, and receipt of such notice shall be confirmed by telephoning
(516) 227-4070. Notice by mail or by any other means shall be sent to:

Call Notification Department
The Depository Trust Company
711 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530-4719

6. In the event of any invitation to tender the Trust Preferred Securities, notice specifying the terms of the tender and the Publication Date of such notice shall be sent by the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar to DTC by a secure means and in a timely manner as described in paragraph 4. Notices to DTC pursuant to this paragraph and notices of other corporate actions (including mandatory tenders, exchanges and capital changes) shall be sent, unless notification to another department is expressly provided for herein, by telecopy to DTC's Reorganization Department at (212) 709-1093 or (212) 709-1094 and receipt of such notice shall be confirmed by telephoning (212) 709-6884, or by mail or any other means to:

Manager, Reorganization Department Reorganization Window
The Depository Trust Company
7 Hanover Square, 23rd Floor
New York, New York 10004-2695

7. All notices and payment advices sent to DTC shall contain the CUSIP number or numbers of the Trust Preferred Securities and the accompanying designation of the Trust Preferred Securities, which, as of the date of this letter, is "SVB CAPITAL I ____% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities.

8. Distribution payments or other cash payments with respect to the Trust Preferred Securities evidenced by the Global Certificate shall be received by Cede & Co., as nominee of DTC, or its registered assigns in next day funds on each payment date (or in accordance with existing arrangements between the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar and DTC). Such payments shall be made payable to the order of Cede & Co., and shall be addressed as follows:

NDFS Redemption Department
The Depository Trust Company
7 Hanover Square, 23rd Floor
New York, New York 10004-2695

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9. DTC may by prior written notice direct the Issuer and the Transfer Agent and Registrar to use any other telecopy number or address of DTC as the number or address to which notices or payments may be sent.

10. In the event of a conversion, redemption, or any other similar transaction (e.g., tender made and accepted in response to the Issuer's or the Transfer Agent and Registrar's invitation) necessitating a reduction in the aggregate number of Trust Preferred Securities outstanding evidenced by Global Certificates, DTC, in its discretion: (a) may request the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar to issue and countersign a new Global Certificate; or (b) may make an appropriate notation on the Global Certificate indicating the date and amount of such reduction.

11. DTC may discontinue its services as a securities depositary with respect to the Trust Preferred Securities at any time by giving at least 90 days' prior written notice to the Issuer and the Transfer Agent and Registrar (at which time DTC will confirm with the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar the aggregate number of Trust Preferred Securities deposited with it) and discharging its responsibilities with respect thereto under applicable law. Under such circumstances, the Issuer may determine to make alternative arrangements for book-entry settlement for the Trust Preferred Securities, make available one or more separate global certificates evidencing Trust Preferred Securities to any Participant having Trust Preferred Securities credited to its DTC account, or issue definitive Trust Preferred Securities to the beneficial holders thereof, and in any such case, DTC agrees to cooperate fully with the Issuer and the Transfer Agent and Registrar, and to return the Global Certificate, duly endorsed for transfer as directed by the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar, together with any other documents of transfer reasonably requested by the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar.

12. In the event that the Issuer determines that beneficial owners of Trust Preferred Securities shall be able to obtain definitive Trust Preferred Securities, the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar shall notify DTC of the availability of certificates. In such event, the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar shall issue, transfer and exchange certificates in appropriate amounts, as required by DTC and others, and DTC agrees to cooperate fully with the Issuer and the Transfer Agent and Registrar and to return the Global Certificate, duly endorsed for transfer as directed by the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar, together with any other documents of transfer reasonably requested by the Issuer or the Transfer Agent and Registrar.

13. This letter may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

Nothing herein shall be deemed to require the Transfer Agent and Registrar to advance funds on behalf of SVB CAPITAL I.

Very truly yours,

SVB CAPITAL I
(as Issuer)

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By:
Name:


Title:

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,
as Trustee, Paying Agent and Registrar

By:

Name:


Title:

RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED:

THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY

By:

AUTHORIZED OFFICER

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                                     EXHIBIT C

                         THIS CERTIFICATE IS NOT TRANSFERABLE

CERTIFICATE NUMBER C-1                        NUMBER OF COMMON SECURITIES 49,485



                      CERTIFICATE EVIDENCING COMMON SECURITIES

OF

SVB CAPITAL I

____% Common Securities
(liquidation amount $25 per Common Security)

SVB CAPITAL I, a statutory business trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the "Trust"), hereby certifies that SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES (the "Holder") is the registered owner of 49,485 common securities of the Trust representing undivided beneficial interests of the Trust and designated the ____% Common Securities (liquidation amount $25 per Common Security) (the "Common Securities"). In accordance with Section 5.10 of the Trust Agreement (as defined below) the Common Securities are not transferable and any attempted transfer hereof shall be void. The designations, rights, privileges, restrictions, preferences and other terms and provisions of the Common Securities are set forth in, and this certificate and the Common Securities represented hereby are issued and shall in all respects be subject to the terms and provisions of, the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of __________, 1998, as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Trust Agreement") including the designation of the terms of the Common Securities as set forth therein. The Trust will furnish a copy of the Trust Agreement to the Holder without charge upon written request to the Trust at its principal place of business or registered office.

Upon receipt of this certificate, the Holder is bound by the Trust Agreement and is entitled to the benefits thereunder.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, an Administrative Trustee of the Trust has executed this certificate this _____ day of ______, 1998.

SVB CAPITAL I

By:

Name:


Title:

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EXHIBIT D

AGREEMENT AS TO EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES

AGREEMENT AS TO EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES (this "Agreement"), dated as of ____________, 1998, between SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES, a California corporation (the "Company") and SVB CAPITAL I, a Delaware business trust (the "Trust").

WHEREAS, the Trust intends to issue its Common Securities (the "Common Securities") to and receive Debentures from the Company and to issue and sell ____% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities (the "Trust Preferred Securities") with such powers, preferences and special rights and restrictions as are set forth in the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of _________, 1998 as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Trust Agreement");

WHEREAS, the Company will directly or indirectly own all of the Common Securities of the Trust and will issue the Debentures;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the purchase by each holder of the Trust Preferred Securities, which purchase the Company hereby agrees shall benefit the Company and which purchase the Company acknowledges will be made in reliance upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company and the Trust hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

SECTION 1.1. Guarantee by the Company.

Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Company hereby irrevocably and unconditionally guarantees to each person or entity to whom the Trust is now or hereafter becomes indebted or liable (the "Beneficiaries") the full payment, when and as due, of any and all Obligations (as hereinafter defined) to such Beneficiaries. As used herein, "Obligations" means any costs, expenses or liabilities of the Trust, other than obligations of the Trust to pay to holders of any Trust Preferred Securities or other similar interests in the Trust the amounts due such holders pursuant to the terms of the Trust Preferred Securities or such other similar interests, as the case may be. This Agreement is intended to be for the benefit of, and to be enforceable by, all such Beneficiaries, whether or not such Beneficiaries have received notice hereof.

SECTION 1.2. TERM OF AGREEMENT.

This Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force and effect upon the later of (a) the date on which full payment has been made of all amounts payable to all holders of all the Trust Preferred Securities (whether upon redemption, liquidation, exchange or otherwise) and (b) the date on which there are no Beneficiaries remaining; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that this Agreement shall continue to be effective or shall be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time any holder of Trust Preferred Securities or any Beneficiary must restore payment of any sums paid under the

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Trust Preferred Securities, under any Obligation, under the Guarantee Agreement dated the date hereof by the Company and Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware banking corporation, as guarantee trustee or under this Agreement for any reason whatsoever. This Agreement is continuing, irrevocable, unconditional and absolute.

SECTION 1.3. WAIVER OF NOTICE.

The Company hereby waives notice of acceptance of this Agreement and of any Obligation to which it applies or may apply, and the Company hereby waives presentment, demand for payment, protest, notice of nonpayment, notice of dishonor, notice of redemption and all other notices and demands.

SECTION 1.4. NO IMPAIRMENT.

The obligations, covenants, agreements and duties of the Company under this Agreement shall in no way be affected or impaired by reason of the happening from time to time of any of the following:

(a) the extension of time for the payment by the Trust of all or any portion of the Obligations or for the performance of any other obligation under, arising out of, or in connection with, the obligations;

(b) any failure, omission, delay or lack of diligence on the part of the Beneficiaries to enforce, assert or exercise any right, privilege, power or remedy conferred on the Beneficiaries with respect to the Obligations or any action on the part of the Trust granting indulgence or extension of any kind; or

(c) the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution, sale of any collateral, receivership, insolvency, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, reorganization, arrangement, composition or readjustment of debt of, or other similar proceedings affecting, the Trust or any of the assets of the Trust.

There shall be no obligation of the Beneficiaries to give notice to, or obtain the consent of, the Company with respect to the happening of any of the foregoing.

SECTION 1.5. ENFORCEMENT.

A Beneficiary may enforce this Agreement directly against the Company and the Company waives any right or remedy to require that any action be brought against the Trust or any other person or entity before proceeding against the Company.

SECTION 1.6. SUBROGATION.

The Company shall be subrogated to all (if any) rights of the Trust in respect of any amounts paid to the Beneficiaries by the Company under this Agreement; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Company shall not (except to the extent required by mandatory provisions of law) be entitled to enforce or exercise any rights which it may acquire by way of subrogation or any

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indemnity, reimbursement or other agreement, in all cases as a result of payment under this Agreement, if, at the time of any such payment, any amounts are due and unpaid under this Agreement.

ARTICLE II

SECTION 2.1. BINDING EFFECT.

All guarantees and agreements contained in this Agreement shall bind the successors, assigns, receivers, trustees and representatives of the Company and shall inure to the benefit of the Beneficiaries.

SECTION 2.2. AMENDMENT.

So long as there remains any Beneficiary or any Trust Preferred Securities of any series are outstanding, this Agreement shall not be modified or amended in any manner adverse to such Beneficiary or to the holders of the Trust Preferred Securities.

SECTION 2.3. NOTICES.

Any notice, request or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be given in writing by delivering the same against receipt therefor by facsimile transmission (confirmed by mail), telex or by registered or certified mail, addressed as follows (and if so given, shall be deemed given when mailed or upon receipt of an answer-back, if sent by telex):

SVB CAPITAL I
c/o SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054

Facsimile No.: (408) ___-____
Attention: ______________

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054

Facsimile No.: (408) ___-____
Attention: ______________

SECTION 2.4. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES).

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THIS AGREEMENT is executed as of the day and year first above written.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

By:

Name:


Title:

SVB CAPITAL I

By:

Name:


ADMINISTRATIVE TRUSTEE

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EXHIBIT E

This Preferred Security is a Global Certificate within the meaning of the Trust Agreement hereinafter referred to and is registered in the name of The Depository Trust Company (the "Depository") or a nominee of the Depository. This Preferred Security is exchangeable for Trust Preferred Securities registered in the name of a person other than the Depository or its nominee only in the limited circumstances described in the Trust Agreement and no transfer of this Preferred Security (other than a transfer of this Preferred Security as a whole by the Depository to a nominee of the Depository or by a nominee of the Depository to the Depository or another nominee of the Depository) may be registered except in limited circumstances.

Unless this Preferred Security is presented by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company (55 Water Street, New York) to SVB CAPITAL I or its agent for registration of transfer, exchange or payment, and any Preferred Security issued is registered in the name of Cede & Co. or such other name as requested by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company and any payment hereon is made to Cede & Co., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY A PERSON IS WRONGFUL inasmuch as the registered owner hereof, Cede & Co., has an interest herein.

CERTIFICATE NUMBER P-1 NUMBER OF TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES _______

CUSIP NO.

CERTIFICATE EVIDENCING TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES

OF

SVB CAPITAL I

____% CUMULATIVE TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES,
(LIQUIDATION AMOUNT $__ PER PREFERRED SECURITY)

SVB CAPITAL I, a statutory business trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the "Trust"), hereby certifies that ________________ (the "Holder") is the registered owner of ________ ( ) Trust Preferred Securities of the Trust representing an undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust and designated the SVB CAPITAL I ____% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities, (liquidation amount $__ per Preferred Security) (the "Trust Preferred Securities"). The Trust Preferred Securities are transferable on the books and records of the Trust, in person or by a duly authorized attorney, upon surrender of this certificate duly endorsed and in proper form for transfer as provided in Section 5.4 of the Trust Agreement (as defined below). The designations, rights, privileges, restrictions, preferences and other terms and provisions of the Trust Preferred Securities are set forth in, and this certificate and the Trust Preferred Securities represented hereby are issued and shall in all respects be subject to the terms and provisions of, the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of

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__________, 1998, as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Trust Agreement") including the designation of the terms of Trust Preferred Securities as set forth therein. The Holder is entitled to the benefits of the Guarantee Agreement entered into by Silicon Valley Bancshares, a California corporation, and [insert name of Guarantee Trustee], as guarantee trustee, dated as of ___________, 1998, (the "Guarantee"), to the extent provided therein. The Trust will furnish a copy of the Trust Agreement and the Guarantee to the Holder without charge upon written request to the Trust at its principal place of business or registered office.

Upon receipt of this certificate, the Holder is bound by the Trust Agreement and is entitled to the benefits thereunder.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, an Administrative Trustee of the Trust has executed this certificate this ___ day of ___________, 1998.

SVB CAPITAL I

By:
Name:
ADMINISTRATIVE TRUSTEE

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ASSIGNMENT

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned assigns and transfers this Preferred Security to:

(Insert assignee's social security or tax identification number)

(Insert address and zip code of assignee)

and irrevocably appoints

agent to transfer this Preferred Security Certificate on the books of the Trust. The agent may substitute another to act for him or her.

Date: ________________

Signature: _________________________________________________________________ (Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Preferred Security Certificate)

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to SEC Rule 17Ad-15.

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EXHIBIT 4.7

THIS TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY IS A GLOBAL CERTIFICATE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (THE "DEPOSITARY") OR A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY. THIS TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A PERSON OTHER THAN THE DEPOSITARY OR ITS NOMINEE ONLY IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE TRUST AGREEMENT AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY (OTHER THAN A TRANSFER OF THIS TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY TO THE DEPOSITARY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY) MAY BE REGISTERED EXCEPT IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.

UNLESS THIS TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY (55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK) TO SVB CAPITAL I OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY AND ANY PAYMENT HEREON IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY A PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

CERTIFICATE NUMBER P-1 NUMBER OF TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES: 1,600,000

CUSIP NO. 784868 20 0

CERTIFICATE EVIDENCING TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES

OF

SVB CAPITAL I

8.25% CUMULATIVE TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES,
(LIQUIDATION AMOUNT $25 PER TRUST PREFERRED SECURITY)

SVB CAPITAL I, a statutory business trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the "Trust"), hereby certifies that Cede & Co. (the "Holder") is the registered owner of One Million Six Hundred Thousand (1,600,000) Trust Preferred Securities of the Trust representing an undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust and designated the SVB CAPITAL I 8.25% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities, (liquidation amount $25 per Trust Preferred Security) (the "Trust Preferred Securities"). The Trust Preferred Securities are transferable on the books and records of the Trust, in person or by a duly authorized attorney, upon surrender of this certificate duly endorsed and in proper form for transfer as provided in Section 5.4 of the Trust Agreement (as defined below). The designations, rights, privileges, restrictions, preferences and other terms and provisions of the Trust Preferred Securities are set forth in, and this certificate


and the Trust Preferred Securities represented hereby are issued and shall in all respects be subject to the terms and provisions of, the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of May 22, 1998, as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Trust Agreement"), including the designation of the terms of Trust Preferred Securities as set forth therein. The Holder is entitled to the benefits of the Guarantee Agreement entered into by Silicon Valley Bancshares, a California corporation, and Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware banking corporation, as guarantee trustee, dated as of May 22, 1998 (the "Guarantee"), to the extent provided therein. The Trust will furnish a copy of the Trust Agreement and the Guarantee to the Holder without charge upon written request to the Trust at its principal place of business or registered office.

Upon receipt of this certificate, the Holder is bound by the Trust Agreement and is entitled to the benefits thereunder.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, an Administrative Trustee of the Trust has executed this certificate this 22nd day of May, 1998.

SVB CAPITAL I

By:     /s/ Barbara Kamm
        ------------------------------
Name:   Barbara B. Kamm
Title:  Administrative Trustee


ASSIGNMENT

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned assigns and transfers this Trust Preferred Security to:


(Insert assignee's social security or tax identification number)



(Insert address and zip code of assignee)

and                              irrevocably                          appoints

----------------------------------------------------------

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              ,
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as agent to transfer this Trust Preferred Security Certificate on the books of the Trust. The agent may substitute another to act for him or her.

Date:

Signature:


(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Trust Preferred Security Certificate)

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to Rule 17Ad-15 of the regulations promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


EXHIBIT 4.8


GUARANTEE AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES
(AS GUARANTOR)

AND

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY
(AS TRUSTEE)

DATED AS OF

MAY 22, 1998



TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                      PAGE
ARTICLE I.     DEFINITIONS...........................................   1

     SECTION 1.1  DEFINITIONS........................................   1

ARTICLE II.    TRUST INDENTURE ACT...................................   4

     SECTION 2.1  TRUST INDENTURE ACT; APPLICATION...................   4
     SECTION 2.2  LIST OF HOLDERS....................................   4
     SECTION 2.3  REPORTS BY THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE...................   4
     SECTION 2.4  PERIODIC REPORTS TO THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE..........   5
     SECTION 2.5  EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS PRECEDENT...   5
     SECTION 2.6  EVENTS OF DEFAULT; WAIVER..........................   5
     SECTION 2.7  EVENT OF DEFAULT; NOTICE...........................   5
     SECTION 2.8  CONFLICTING INTERESTS..............................   6

ARTICLE III.   POWERS, DUTIES AND RIGHTS OF THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE....   6

     SECTION 3.1  POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.........   6
     SECTION 3.2  CERTAIN RIGHTS OF GUARANTEE TRUSTEE................   7
     SECTION 3.3  INDEMNITY..........................................   9

ARTICLE IV.    GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.....................................   9

     SECTION 4.1  GUARANTEE TRUSTEE: ELIGIBILITY.....................   9
     SECTION 4.2  APPOINTMENT, REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION OF THE
                   GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.................................  10

ARTICLE V.     GUARANTEE.............................................  10

     SECTION 5.1  GUARANTEE..........................................  10
     SECTION 5.2  WAIVER OF NOTICE AND DEMAND........................  10
     SECTION 5.3  OBLIGATIONS NOT AFFECTED...........................  11
     SECTION 5.4  RIGHTS OF HOLDERS..................................  12
     SECTION 5.5  GUARANTEE OF PAYMENT...............................  12
     SECTION 5.6  SUBROGATION........................................  12
     SECTION 5.7  INDEPENDENT OBLIGATIONS............................  12

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ARTICLE VI.    COVENANTS AND SUBORDINATION...........................  13

     SECTION 6.1  SUBORDINATION......................................  13
     SECTION 6.2  PARI PASSU GUARANTEES..............................  13

ARTICLE VII.   CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE, TRANSFER OR LEASE..  13

     SECTION 7.1  GUARANTOR MAY CONSOLIDATE, ETC., ONLY ON
                   CERTAIN TERMS.....................................  13
     SECTION 7.2  SUCCESSOR GUARANTOR SUBSTITUTED....................  14

ARTICLE VIII.  TERMINATION...........................................  14

     SECTION 8.1  TERMINATION........................................  14

ARTICLE IX.    MISCELLANEOUS.........................................  14

     SECTION 9.1  SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.............................  14
     SECTION 9.2  AMENDMENTS.........................................  14
     SECTION 9.3  NOTICES............................................  15
     SECTION 9.4  BENEFIT............................................  16
     SECTION 9.5  INTERPRETATION.....................................  16
     SECTION 9.6  GOVERNING LAW......................................  16

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CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE*

       Section of Trust                                    Section of
Indenture Act of 1939, as amended                      Guarantee Agreement
---------------------------------                      -------------------
           310(a).                                           4.1(a)
           310(b).                                        4.1(c), 2.8
           310(c).                                        Inapplicable
           311(a).                                           2.2(b)
           311(b).                                           2.2(b)
           311(c).                                        Inapplicable
           312(a).                                           2.2(a)
           312(b).                                           2.2(b)
           313.                                               2.3
           314(a).                                            2.4
           314(b).                                        Inapplicable
           314(c).                                            2.5
           314(d).                                        Inapplicable
           314(e).                                       1.1, 2.5, 3.2
           314(f).                                         2.1, 3.2
           315(a).                                           3.1(d)
           315(b).                                            2.7
           315(c).                                            3.1
           315(d).                                           3.1(d)
           316(a).                                       1.1, 2.6, 5.4
           316(b).                                            5.3
           316(c).                                            9.2
           317(a).                                        Inapplicable
           317(b).                                        Inapplicable
           318(a).                                           2.1(b)
           318(b).                                            2.1
           318(c).                                           2.1(a)


* This Cross-Reference Table does not constitute part of the Guarantee Agreement and shall not affect the interpretation of any of its terms or provisions.

GUARANTEE AGREEMENT

This GUARANTEE AGREEMENT, dated as of May 22, 1998, is executed and delivered by SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES, a California corporation (the "Guarantor") having its


principal office at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, and WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, a Delaware banking corporation, as trustee (the "Guarantee Trustee"), for the benefit of the Holders from time to time of the Preferred Securities (as defined herein) of SVB CAPITAL I, a Delaware statutory business trust (the "Trust").

WHEREAS, pursuant to an Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated as of May 22, 1998 (the "Trust Agreement"), among the Guarantor, as Depositor, Wilmington Trust Company as Property Trustee, Wilmington Trust Company, as Delaware Trustee, the Administrative Trustees named therein and the Holders from time to time of undivided beneficial interests in the assets of the Trust, the Trust issued $40,000,000 aggregate Liquidation Amount (as defined in the Trust Agreement) of its 8.25% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities, Liquidation Amount $25 per Trust Preferred Security (the "Preferred Securities");

WHEREAS, the Preferred Securities will be issued by the Trust and the proceeds thereof, together with the proceeds from the issuance of the Trust's Common Securities (as defined below), will be used to purchase the Debentures (as defined in the Trust Agreement) of the Guarantor which were deposited with Wilmington Trust Company, as Property Trustee under the Trust Agreement, as trust assets;

WHEREAS, as an incentive for the Holders to purchase the Preferred Securities, the Guarantor desires irrevocably and unconditionally to agree, to the extent set forth herein, to pay to the Holders of the Preferred Securities the Guarantee Payments (as defined herein) and to make certain other payments on the terms and conditions set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the purchase by each Holder of Preferred Securities, which purchase the Guarantor hereby agrees shall benefit the Guarantor, the Guarantor executes and delivers this Guarantee Agreement and pursuant to Section 5.1 hereof extends the Guarantee for the benefit of the Holders from time to time of the Preferred Securities.

ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS

SECTION I.1 DEFINITIONS.

As used in this Guarantee Agreement, the terms set forth below shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the following meanings. Capitalized or otherwise defined terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Trust Agreement and the Indenture (as defined herein), each as in effect on the date hereof.

"AFFILIATE" of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that an Affiliate of the Guarantor shall not be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Trust. For the purposes of this definition, "CONTROL" when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person,

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directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms "CONTROLLING" and "CONTROLLED" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

"BOARD OF DIRECTORS" means either the board of directors of the Guarantor or any committee of that board duly authorized to act hereunder.

"COMMON SECURITIES" means the securities representing common undivided beneficial interests in the assets of the Trust.

"EVENT OF DEFAULT" means a default by the Guarantor on any of its payment or other obligations under this Guarantee Agreement; provided, however, that, except with respect to a default in payment of any Guarantee Payments, the Guarantor shall have received notice of default and shall not have cured such default within 90 days after receipt of such notice.

"GUARANTEE" has the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

"GUARANTEE PAYMENTS" means the following payments or distributions, without duplication, with respect to the Preferred Securities, to the extent not paid or made by or on behalf of the Trust: (i) any accrued and unpaid Distributions (as defined in the Trust Agreement) required to be paid on the Preferred Securities, to the extent the Trust shall have funds on hand available therefor at such time, (ii) the applicable Redemption Price (as defined in the Trust Agreement), to the extent the Trust shall have funds on hand available therefor at such time, and (iii) upon a voluntary or involuntary termination, winding up or liquidation of the Trust, unless Debentures are distributed to the Holders, the lesser of (a) the aggregate of the Liquidation Distribution (as defined in the Trust Agreement) and (b) the amount of assets of the Trust remaining available for distribution to Holders of Preferred Securities after satisfaction of liabilities to creditors of the Trust as required by applicable law.

"GUARANTEE TRUSTEE" means Wilmington Trust Company, until a Successor Guarantee Trustee has been appointed and has accepted such appointment pursuant to the terms of this Guarantee Agreement, and thereafter means each such Successor Guarantee Trustee.

"HOLDER" means any holder, as registered on the books and records of the Trust, of any Preferred Securities; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in determining whether the holders of the requisite percentage of Preferred Securities have given any request, notice, consent or waiver hereunder, "Holder" shall not include the Guarantor, the Guarantee Trustee, or any Affiliate of the Guarantor or the Guarantee Trustee.

"INDENTURE" means the Junior Subordinated Indenture dated as of May 22, 1998, as supplemented and amended between the Guarantor and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee.

"LIST OF HOLDERS" has the meaning specified in Section 2.2(a).

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"MAJORITY IN LIQUIDATION AMOUNT OF THE PREFERRED SECURITIES" means, except as provided by the Trust Indenture Act, a vote by the Holder(s), voting separately as a class, of more than 50% of the Liquidation Amount of all then outstanding Preferred Securities issued by the Trust.

"OFFICERS' CERTIFICATE" means, with respect to any Person, a certificate signed by the Chairman or a Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of such Person or the President or a Vice President of such Person, and by the Chief Financial Officer, the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of such Person, and delivered to the Guarantee Trustee. Any Officers' Certificate delivered with respect to compliance with a condition or covenant provided for in this Guarantee Agreement shall include:

(1) a statement that each officer signing the Officers' Certificate has read the covenant or condition and the definitions relating thereto;

(2) a brief statement of the nature and scope of the examination or investigation undertaken by each officer in rendering the Officers' Certificate;

(3) a statement that each officer has made such examination or investigation as, in such officer's opinion, is necessary to enable such officer to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and

(4) a statement as to whether, in the opinion of each officer, such condition or covenant has been complied with.

"OTHER GUARANTEES" means any guarantees similar to the Guarantee issued, from time to time, by the Guarantor on behalf of holders of one or more series of Preferred Securities issued by any SVB Trust (as defined in the Indenture) other than the Trust.

"PERSON" means a legal person, including any individual, corporation, estate, partnership, joint venture, association, joint stock company, limited liability company, trust, unincorporated association, or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof, or any other entity of whatever nature.

"RESPONSIBLE OFFICER" means, with respect to the Guarantee Trustee, any officer of the Corporate Trust Department of the Guarantee Trustee and also means, with respect to a particular corporate trust matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of that officer's knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject.

"SECURITIES ACT" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

"SUCCESSOR GUARANTEE TRUSTEE" means a successor Guarantee Trustee possessing the qualifications to act as Guarantee Trustee under Section 4.1.

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"TRUST INDENTURE ACT" means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.

ARTICLE II. TRUST INDENTURE ACT

SECTION II.1 TRUST INDENTURE ACT; APPLICATION.

(1) This Guarantee Agreement is subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act that are required to be part of this Guarantee Agreement and shall, to the extent applicable, be governed by such provisions.

(2) If and to the extent that any provision of this Guarantee Agreement limits, qualifies or conflicts with the duties imposed by Sections 310 to 317, inclusive, of the Trust Indenture Act, such imposed duties shall control.

SECTION II.2 LIST OF HOLDERS.

(1) The Guarantor shall furnish or cause to be furnished to the Guarantee Trustee (a) semiannually, on or before January 15 and July 15 of each year, a list, in such form as the Guarantee Trustee may reasonably require, of the names and addresses of the Holders ("List of Holders") as of a date not more than 15 days prior to the delivery thereof, and (b) at such other times as the Guarantee Trustee may request in writing, within 30 days after the receipt by the Guarantor of any such request, a List of Holders as of a date not more than 15 days prior to the time such list is furnished, in each case to the extent such information is in the possession or control of the Guarantor and is not identical to a previously supplied list of Holders or has not otherwise been received by the Guarantee Trustee in its capacity as such. The Guarantee Trustee may destroy any List of Holders previously given to it on receipt of a new List of Holders.

(2) The Guarantee Trustee shall comply with its obligations under
Section 311(a), Section 311(b) and Section 312(b) of the Trust Indenture Act.

SECTION II.3 REPORTS BY THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.

Not later than March 31 of each year, commencing on the year beginning January 1, 1999, the Guarantee Trustee shall provide to the Holders such reports as are required by Section 313 of the Trust Indenture Act, if any, in the form and in the manner provided by Section 313 of the Trust Indenture Act. The Guarantee Trustee shall also comply with the requirements of
Section 313(d) of the Trust Indenture Act.

SECTION II.4 PERIODIC REPORTS TO THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.

The Guarantor shall provide to the Guarantee Trustee, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Holders such documents, reports and information, if any, as required by

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Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act and the compliance certificate required by Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act, in the form, in the manner and at the times required by Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act.

SECTION II.5 EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS PRECEDENT.

The Guarantor shall provide to the Guarantee Trustee, on an annual basis, such evidence of compliance with such conditions precedent, if any, provided for in this Guarantee Agreement that relate to any of the matters set forth in Section 314(c) of the Trust Indenture Act. Any certificate or opinion required to be given by an officer pursuant to Section 314(c)(1) may be given in the form of an Officers' Certificate.

SECTION II.6 EVENTS OF DEFAULT; WAIVER.

The Holders of a Majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities may, by vote, on behalf of the Holders, waive any past Event of Default and its consequences. Upon such waiver, any such Event of Default shall cease to exist, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, for every purpose of this Guarantee Agreement, but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent therefrom.

SECTION II.7 EVENT OF DEFAULT; NOTICE.

(1) The Guarantee Trustee shall, within 90 days after the occurrence of a default which with notice or the passage of time, or both, could become an Event of Default, transmit by mail, first class postage prepaid, to the Holders, notices of all such defaults known to the Guarantee Trustee, unless such defaults have been cured before the giving of such notice, provided, that, except in the case of a default in the payment of a Guarantee Payment, the Guarantee Trustee shall be protected in withholding such notice if and so long as the Board of Directors, the executive committee or a trust committee of directors and/or Responsible Officers of the Guarantee Trustee in good faith determines that the withholding of such notice is in the interests of the Holders.

(2) The Guarantee Trustee shall not be deemed to have knowledge of any such default unless the Guarantee Trustee shall have received written notice, or a Responsible Officer charged with the administration of this Guarantee Agreement shall have obtained written notice, of such default.

SECTION II.8 CONFLICTING INTERESTS.

The Trust Agreement shall be deemed to be specifically described in this Guarantee Agreement for the purposes of clause (i) of the first proviso contained in Section 310(b) of the Trust Indenture Act.

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ARTICLE III. POWERS, DUTIES AND RIGHTS OF THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE

SECTION III.1 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.

(1) This Guarantee shall be held by the Guarantee Trustee for the benefit of the Holders, and the Guarantee Trustee shall not transfer this Guarantee to any Person except to a Holder exercising his or her rights pursuant to Section 5.4(iv) or to a Successor Guarantee Trustee on acceptance by such Successor Guarantee Trustee of its appointment to act as Successor Guarantee Trustee. The right, title and interest of the Guarantee Trustee shall automatically vest in any Successor Guarantee Trustee, upon acceptance by such Successor Guarantee Trustee of its appointment hereunder, and such vesting and cessation of title shall be effective whether or not conveyancing documents have been executed and delivered pursuant to the appointment of such Successor Guarantee Trustee.

(2) If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Guarantee Trustee shall enforce this Guarantee for the benefit of the Holders.

(3) The Guarantee Trustee, before the occurrence of any Event of Default and after the curing of all Events of Default that may have occurred, shall undertake to perform only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Guarantee Agreement, and no implied covenants shall be read into this Guarantee Agreement against the Guarantee Trustee. In case an Event of Default has occurred (that has not been cured or waived pursuant to Section 2.6), the Guarantee Trustee shall exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by this Guarantee Agreement, and use the same degree of care and skill in its exercise thereof, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of his or her own affairs.

(4) No provision of this Guarantee Agreement shall be construed to relieve the Guarantee Trustee from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act or its own willful misconduct, except that:

(1) prior to the occurrence of any Event of Default and after the curing or waiving of all such Events of Default that may have occurred:

(1) the duties and obligations of the Guarantee Trustee shall be determined solely by the express provisions of this Guarantee Agreement, and the Guarantee Trustee shall not be liable except for the performance of such duties and obligations as are specifically set forth in this Guarantee Agreement; and

(2) in the absence of bad faith on the part of the Guarantee Trustee, the Guarantee Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon any certificates or opinions furnished to the Guarantee Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this

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Guarantee Agreement; but in the case of any such certificates or opinions that by any provision hereof or of the Trust Indenture Act are specifically required to be furnished to the Guarantee Trustee, the Guarantee Trustee shall be under a duty to examine the same to determine whether or not they conform to the requirements of this Guarantee Agreement;

(2) The Guarantee Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Guarantee Trustee, unless it shall be proved that the Guarantee Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts upon which such judgment was made;

(3) the Guarantee Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with the direction of the Holders of not less than a Majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Guarantee Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Guarantee Trustee under this Guarantee Agreement; and

(4) no provision of this Guarantee Agreement shall require the Guarantee Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur personal financial liability in the performance of any of its duties or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if the Guarantee Trustee shall have reasonable grounds for believing that the repayment of such funds or liability is not reasonably assured to it under the terms of this Guarantee Agreement or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it.

SECTION III.2 CERTAIN RIGHTS OF GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.

(1) Subject to the provisions of Section 3.1:

(1) The Guarantee Trustee may rely and shall be fully protected in acting or refraining from acting upon any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, other evidence of indebtedness or other paper or document reasonably believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or presented by the proper party or parties.

(2) Any direction or act of the Guarantor contemplated by this Guarantee Agreement shall be sufficiently evidenced by an Officers' Certificate unless otherwise prescribed herein.

(3) Whenever, in the administration of this Guarantee Agreement, the Guarantee Trustee shall deem it desirable that a matter be proved or established before taking, suffering or omitting to take any action hereunder, the Guarantee Trustee (unless

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other evidence is herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of bad faith on its part, request and rely upon an Officers' Certificate which, upon receipt of such request from the Guarantee Trustee, shall be promptly delivered by the Guarantor.

(4) The Guarantee Trustee may consult with legal counsel, and the written advice or opinion of such legal counsel with respect to legal matters shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted to be taken by it hereunder in good faith and in accordance with such advice or opinion. Such legal counsel may be legal counsel to the Guarantor or any of its Affiliates and may be one of its employees. The Guarantee Trustee shall have the right at any time to seek instructions concerning the administration of this Guarantee Agreement from any court of competent jurisdiction.

(5) The Guarantee Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Guarantee Agreement at the request or direction of any Holder, unless such Holder shall have provided to the Guarantee Trustee such adequate security and indemnity as would satisfy a reasonable person in the position of the Guarantee Trustee, against the costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees and expenses) and liabilities that might be incurred by it in complying with such request or direction, including such reasonable advances as may be requested by the Guarantee Trustee; provided that, nothing contained in this Section 3.2(a)(v) shall be taken to relieve the Guarantee Trustee, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, of its obligation to exercise the rights and powers vested in it by this Guarantee Agreement.

(6) The Guarantee Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, other evidence of indebtedness or other paper or document, but the Guarantee Trustee, in its discretion, may make such further inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit.

(7) The Guarantee Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereunder or perform any duties hereunder either directly or by or through its agents or attorneys, and the Guarantee Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any such agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder.

(8) Whenever in the administration of this Guarantee Agreement the Guarantee Trustee shall deem it desirable to receive instructions with respect to enforcing any remedy or right or taking any other action hereunder, the Guarantee Trustee (A) may request instructions from the Holders, (B) may refrain from enforcing such remedy or right or taking such other action until such instructions are received, and (C) shall be protected in acting in accordance with such instructions.

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(2) No provision of this Guarantee Agreement shall be deemed to impose any duty or obligation on the Guarantee Trustee to perform any act or acts or exercise any right, power, duty or obligation conferred or imposed on it in any jurisdiction in which it shall be illegal, or in which the Guarantee Trustee shall be unqualified or incompetent in accordance with applicable law, to perform any such act or acts or to exercise any such right, power, duty or obligation. No permissive power or authority available to the Guarantee Trustee shall be construed to be a duty to act in accordance with such power and authority.

SECTION III.3 INDEMNITY.

The Guarantor agrees to indemnify the Guarantee Trustee for, and to hold it harmless against, any loss, liability or expense incurred without negligence or bad faith on the part of the Guarantee Trustee, arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of this Guarantee Agreement, including the costs and expenses of defending itself against any claim or liability in connection with the exercise or performance of any of its powers or duties hereunder.

ARTICLE IV. GUARANTEE TRUSTEE

SECTION IV.1 GUARANTEE TRUSTEE: ELIGIBILITY.

(1) There shall at all times be a Guarantee Trustee which shall:

(1) not be an Affiliate of the Guarantor; and

(2) be a Person that is eligible pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act to act as such and has a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000, and shall be a corporation meeting the requirements of
Section 310(a) of the Trust Indenture Act. If such corporation publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of the supervising or examining authority, then, for the purposes of this Section 4.1(a)(ii) and to the extent permitted by the Trust Indenture Act, the combined capital and surplus of such corporation shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published.

(2) If at any time the Guarantee Trustee shall cease to be eligible to so act under Section 4.1(a), the Guarantee Trustee shall immediately resign in the manner and with the effect set out in Section 4.2(c).

(3) If the Guarantee Trustee has or shall acquire any "conflicting interest" within the meaning of Section 310(b) of the Trust Indenture Act, the Guarantee Trustee and Guarantor shall in all respects comply with the provisions of Section 310(b) of the Trust Indenture Act.

SECTION IV.2 APPOINTMENT, REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION OF THE GUARANTEE TRUSTEE.

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(1) Subject to Section 4.2(b), the Guarantee Trustee may be appointed or removed without cause at any time by the Guarantor.

(2) The Guarantee Trustee shall not be removed until a Successor Guarantee Trustee has been appointed and has accepted such appointment by written instrument executed by such Successor Guarantee Trustee and delivered to the Guarantor.

(3) The Guarantee Trustee appointed hereunder shall hold office until a Successor Guarantee Trustee shall have been appointed or until its removal or resignation. The Guarantee Trustee may resign from office (without need for prior or subsequent accounting) by an instrument in writing executed by the Guarantee Trustee and delivered to the Guarantor, which resignation shall not take effect until a Successor Guarantee Trustee has been appointed and has accepted such appointment by instrument in writing executed by such Successor Guarantee Trustee and delivered to the Guarantor and the resigning Guarantee Trustee.

(4) If no Successor Guarantee Trustee shall have been appointed and accepted appointment as provided in this Section 4.2 within 60 days after delivery to the Guarantor of an instrument of resignation, the resigning Guarantee Trustee may petition, at the expense of the Guarantor, any court of competent jurisdiction for appointment of a Successor Guarantee Trustee. Such court may thereupon, after prescribing such notice, if any, as it may deem proper, appoint a Successor Guarantee Trustee.

ARTICLE V. GUARANTEE

SECTION V.1 GUARANTEE.

The Guarantor irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to pay in full on a subordinated basis to the Holders the Guarantee Payments (without duplication of amounts theretofore paid by or on behalf of the Trust), as and when due, regardless of any defense, right of set-off or counterclaim which the Trust may have or assert other than the defense of payment (the "Guarantee"). The Guarantee is a continuing guarantee, and the Guarantor fully, knowingly and unconditionally waives any right the Guarantor may have to revoke the Guarantee as to any future transactions under Section 2815 of the California Civil Code or otherwise. The Guarantor's obligation to make a Guarantee Payment may be satisfied by direct payment of the required amounts by the Guarantor to the Holders or by causing the Trust to pay such amounts to the Holders.

SECTION V.2 WAIVER OF NOTICE AND DEMAND.

The Guarantor hereby waives notice of acceptance of the Guarantee and of any liability to which it applies or may apply, presentment, demand for payment, any right to require a proceeding first against the Guarantee Trustee, Trust or any other Person before proceeding

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against the Guarantor, protest, notice of nonpayment, notice of dishonor, notice of redemption and all other notices and demands.

SECTION V.3 OBLIGATIONS NOT AFFECTED.

The obligations, covenants, agreements and duties of the Guarantor under this Guarantee Agreement shall in no way be affected or impaired by reason of the happening from time to time of any of the following:

(1) the release or waiver, by operation of law or otherwise, of the performance or observance by the Trust of any express or implied agreement, covenant, term or condition relating to the Preferred Securities to be performed or observed by the Trust;

(2) the extension of time for the payment by the Trust of all or any portion of the Distributions (other than an extension of time for payment of Distributions that results from the extension of any interest payment period on the Debentures as provided in the Indenture), Redemption Price, Liquidation Distribution or any other sums payable under the terms of the Preferred Securities or the extension of time for the performance of any other obligation under, arising out of, or in connection with, the Preferred Securities;

(3) any failure, omission, delay or lack of diligence on the part of the Holders to enforce, assert or exercise any right, privilege, power or remedy conferred on the Holders pursuant to the terms of the Preferred Securities, or any action on the part of the Trust granting indulgence or extension of any kind;

(4) the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution, sale of any collateral, receivership, insolvency, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, reorganization, arrangement, composition or readjustment of debt of, or other similar proceedings affecting, the Trust or any of the assets of the Trust;

(5) any invalidity of, or defect or deficiency in, the Preferred Securities;

(6) the settlement or compromise of any obligation guaranteed hereby or hereby incurred; or

(7) any other circumstance whatsoever that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge or defense of a guarantor, it being the intent of this Section 5.3 that the obligations of the Guarantor hereunder shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances.

There shall be no obligation of the Holders to give notice to, or obtain the consent of, the Guarantor with respect to the happening of any of the foregoing. In addition to the foregoing provisions of this Section 5.3 and
Section 5.2, Guarantor waives all rights and defenses arising out

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of an election of remedies by Guarantee Trustee or Holders, even though that election of remedies has destroyed the Guarantor's rights of subrogation and reimbursement against the principal by operation of Section 580d of the California Code of Civil Procedure or otherwise.

SECTION V.4 RIGHTS OF HOLDERS.

The Guarantor expressly acknowledges that: (i) this Guarantee will be deposited with the Guarantee Trustee to be held for the benefit of the Holders; (ii) the Guarantee Trustee has the right to enforce this Guarantee on behalf of the Holders; (iii) the Holders of a Majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Guarantee Trustee in respect of this Guarantee Agreement or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Guarantee Trustee under this Guarantee Agreement; and (iv) any Holder may institute a legal proceeding directly against the Guarantor to enforce its rights under this Guarantee Agreement, without first instituting a legal proceeding against the Guarantee Trustee, the Trust or any other Person.

SECTION V.5 GUARANTEE OF PAYMENT.

This Guarantee creates a guarantee of payment and not of collection. This Guarantee will not be discharged except by payment of the Guarantee Payments in full (without duplication of amounts theretofore paid by the Trust) or upon distribution of Debentures to Holders as provided in the Trust Agreement.

SECTION V.6 SUBROGATION.

The Guarantor shall be subrogated to all (if any) rights of the Holders against the Trust in respect of any amounts paid to the Holders by the Guarantor under this Guarantee Agreement and shall have the right to waive payment by the Trust pursuant to Section 5.1; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Guarantor shall not (except to the extent required by mandatory provisions of law) be entitled to enforce or exercise any rights which it may acquire by way of subrogation or any indemnity, reimbursement or other agreement, in all cases as a result of payment under this Guarantee, if, at the time of any such payment, any amounts are due and unpaid under this Guarantee. If any amount shall be paid to the Guarantor in violation of the preceding sentence, the Guarantor agrees to hold such amount in trust for the Holders and to pay over such amount to the Holders.

SECTION V.7 INDEPENDENT OBLIGATIONS.

The Guarantor acknowledges that its obligations hereunder are independent of the obligations of the Trust with respect to the Preferred Securities and that the Guarantor shall be liable as principal and as debtor hereunder to make Guarantee Payments pursuant to the terms of this Guarantee Agreement notwithstanding the occurrence of any event referred to in subsections (a) through (g), inclusive, of Section 5.3 hereof.

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ARTICLE VI. COVENANTS AND SUBORDINATION

SECTION VI.1 SUBORDINATION.

The obligations of the Guarantor under this Guarantee will constitute unsecured obligations of the Guarantor and will rank subordinate and junior in right of payment to all Senior and Subordinated Debt in the same manner as Debentures.

SECTION VI.2 PARI PASSU GUARANTEES.

The obligations of the Guarantor under this Guarantee shall rank PARI PASSU with the obligations of the Guarantor under all Other Guarantees.

ARTICLE VII. CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE,
TRANSFER OR LEASE

SECTION VII.1 GUARANTOR MAY CONSOLIDATE, ETC., ONLY ON CERTAIN TERMS.

The Guarantor shall not consolidate with or merge into any other Person or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, and no Person shall consolidate with or merge into the Guarantor or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to the Guarantor, unless:

(1) in case the Guarantor shall consolidate with or merge into another Person or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Guarantor is merged or the Person which acquires by conveyance or transfer, or which leases, the properties and assets of the Guarantor substantially as an entirety shall be a corporation, partnership or trust organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America or any State or the District of Columbia, and shall expressly assume the Guarantor's obligations under this Guarantee;

(2) immediately after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default, and no event which, after notice or lapse of time, or both, would become an Event of Default, shall have happened and be continuing;

(3) such consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease is permitted under the Trust Agreement and the Indenture and does not give rise to any breach or violation of the Trust Agreement or the Indenture; and

(4) the Guarantor has delivered to the Guarantee Trustee an Officers' Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease and assumption of the Guarantor's obligations under this Guarantee Agreement comply

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with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with; and the Guarantee Trustee, subject to Section 3.1 hereof, may rely upon such Officers' Certificate and Opinion of Counsel as conclusive evidence that such transaction complies with this Section 7.1.

SECTION VII.2 SUCCESSOR GUARANTOR SUBSTITUTED.

Upon any consolidation or merger by the Guarantor with or into any other Person, or any conveyance, transfer or lease by the Guarantor of its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person in accordance with Section 7.1, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Guarantor is merged or to which such conveyance, transfer or lease is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Guarantor under this Guarantee Agreement with the same effect as if such successor Person had been named as the Guarantor herein; and in the event of any such conveyance, transfer or lease the Guarantor shall be discharged from all obligations and covenants under this Guarantee Agreement.

ARTICLE VIII. TERMINATION

SECTION VIII.1 TERMINATION.

This Guarantee Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force and effect upon the earliest of (i) full payment of the applicable Redemption Price of all Preferred Securities, (ii) the distribution of Debentures to the Holders in exchange for all of the Preferred Securities or (iii) full payment of the amounts payable in accordance with the Trust Agreement upon liquidation of the Trust. Notwithstanding the foregoing clauses (i) through
(iii), this Guarantee Agreement will continue to be effective or will be reinstated if it has been terminated pursuant to one of such clauses (i) through (iii), as the case may be, if at any time any Holder must restore payment of any sums paid with respect to Preferred Securities or this Guarantee Agreement.

ARTICLE IX. MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION IX.1 SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.

All guarantees and agreements contained in this Guarantee Agreement shall bind the successors, assigns, receivers, trustees and representatives of the Guarantor and shall inure to the benefit of the Holders of the Preferred Securities then outstanding. Except in connection with a consolidation, merger or sale involving the Guarantor that is permitted under Article VII hereof and Article VIII of the Indenture, the Guarantor shall not assign its obligations hereunder.

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SECTION IX.2 AMENDMENTS.

Except with respect to any changes which do not adversely affect the rights of the Holders in any material respect (in which case no vote will be required), this Guarantee Agreement may not be amended without the prior approval of the Holders of not less than a Majority in Liquidation Amount of the Preferred Securities. The provisions of Article VI of the Trust Agreement concerning meetings of the Holders shall apply to the giving of such approval.

SECTION IX.3 NOTICES.

Any notice, request or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing, duly signed by the party giving such notice, and delivered, telecopied or mailed by first class mail as follows:

(1) if given to the Guarantor, to the address set forth below or such other address, facsimile number or to the attention of such other Person as the Guarantor may give notice to the Holders:

Silicon Valley Bancshares
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054

Facsimile No.: (408) 496-2405 Attention: Christopher T. Lutes

(2) if given to the Trust, in care of the Guarantee Trustee, at the Trust's (and the Guarantee Trustee's) address set forth below or such other address as the Guarantee Trustee on behalf of the Trust may give notice to the Holders:

SVB Capital I
c/o Silicon Valley Bancshares
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California, 95054

Facsimile No.: (408) 496-2405 Attention: Christopher T. Lutes

with a copy to:

Wilmington Trust Company
Rodney Square North
1100 North Market Street

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Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001

Facsimile No.: (302) 651-1576 Attention: Corporate Trust Administration

(3) if given to any Holder, at the address set forth on the books and records of the Trust.

All notices hereunder shall be deemed to have been given when received in person, telecopied with receipt confirmed, or mailed by first class mail, postage prepaid, except that if a notice or other document is refused delivery or cannot be delivered because of a changed address of which no notice was given, such notice or other document shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date of such refusal or inability to deliver.

SECTION IX.4 BENEFIT.

This Guarantee is solely for the benefit of the Holders and is not separately transferable from the Preferred Securities.

SECTION IX.5 INTERPRETATION.

In this Guarantee Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) capitalized terms used in this Guarantee Agreement but not defined in the preamble hereto have the respective meanings assigned to them in
Section 1.1;

(2) a term defined anywhere in this Guarantee Agreement has the same meaning throughout;

(3) all references to "the Guarantee Agreement" or "this Guarantee Agreement" are to this Guarantee Agreement as modified, supplemented or amended from time to time;

(4) all references in this Guarantee Agreement to Articles and Sections are to Articles and Sections of this Guarantee Agreement unless otherwise specified;

(5) a term defined in the Trust Indenture Act has the same meaning when used in this Guarantee Agreement unless otherwise defined in this Guarantee Agreement or unless the context otherwise requires;

(6) a reference to the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and

(7) the masculine, feminine or neuter genders used herein shall include the masculine, feminine and neuter genders.

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SECTION IX.6 GOVERNING LAW.

THIS GUARANTEE AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF.

This instrument may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

THIS GUARANTEE AGREEMENT is executed as of the day and year first above written.

Silicon Valley Bancshares

By:      /s/ John C. Dean
      --------------------------------
Name:   John C. Dean
Title:  President and Chief Executive
        Officer

Wilmington Trust Company as Guarantee Trustee

By:      /s/ Denise M. Geran
      --------------------------------
Name:   Denise M. Geran
Title:  Financial Services Officer

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EXHIBIT 4.9

AGREEMENT AS TO EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES

THIS AGREEMENT AS TO EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES (this "Agreement"), dated as of May 22, 1998, between Silicon Valley Bancshares, a California corporation (the "Company"), and SVB Capital I, a Delaware business trust (the "Trust").

WHEREAS, the Trust intends to issue its Common Securities (the "Common Securities") to and receive Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures (the "Debentures") from the Company and to issue and sell 8.25% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities (the "Trust Preferred Securities") with such powers, preferences and special rights and restrictions as are set forth in the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of May 22, 1998 as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Trust Agreement");

WHEREAS, the Company will directly or indirectly own all of the Common Securities of the Trust and will issue the Debentures;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the purchase by each holder of the Trust Preferred Securities, which purchase the Company hereby agrees shall benefit the Company and which purchase the Company acknowledges will be made in reliance upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company and the Trust hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

SECTION 1.1. GUARANTEE BY THE COMPANY.

Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Company hereby irrevocably and unconditionally guarantees to each person or entity to whom the Trust is now or hereafter becomes indebted or liable (the "Beneficiaries") the full payment, when and as due, of any and all Obligations (as hereinafter defined) to such Beneficiaries. As used herein, "Obligations" means any costs, expenses or liabilities of the Trust, other than obligations of the Trust to pay to holders of any Trust Preferred Securities or other similar interests in the Trust the amounts due such holders pursuant to the terms of the Trust Preferred Securities or such other similar interests, as the case may be. This Agreement is intended to be for the benefit of, and to be enforceable by, all such Beneficiaries, whether or not such Beneficiaries have received notice hereof.

SECTION 1.2. TERM OF AGREEMENT.

This Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force and effect on the date on which full payment has been made of all amounts payable to all holders of all the Trust Preferred Securities (whether upon redemption, liquidation, exchange or otherwise); PROVIDED, HOWEVER,


that this Agreement shall continue to be effective or shall be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time any holder of Trust Preferred Securities or any Beneficiary must restore payment of any sums paid under the Trust Preferred Securities, under any Obligation, under the Guarantee Agreement dated the date hereof by the Company and Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware banking corporation, as guarantee trustee or under this Agreement for any reason whatsoever. This Agreement is continuing, irrevocable, unconditional and absolute and the Company fully, knowingly and unconditionally waives any right to revoke the guarantee under Section 2895 of the California Civil Code or otherwise.

SECTION 1.3. WAIVER OF NOTICE.

The Company hereby waives notice of acceptance of this Agreement and of any Obligation to which it applies or may apply, and the Company hereby waives presentment, demand for payment, protest, notice of nonpayment, notice of dishonor, notice of redemption and all other notices and demands.

SECTION 1.4. NO IMPAIRMENT.

The obligations, covenants, agreements and duties of the Company under this Agreement shall in no way be affected or impaired by reason of the happening from time to time of any of the following:

(a) the extension of time for the payment by the Trust of all or any portion of the Obligations or for the performance of any other obligation under, arising out of, or in connection with, the Obligations;

(b) any failure, omission, delay or lack of diligence on the part of the Beneficiaries to enforce, assert or exercise any right, privilege, power or remedy conferred on the Beneficiaries with respect to the Obligations or any action on the part of the Trust granting indulgence or extension of any kind; or

(c) the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution, sale of any collateral, receivership, insolvency, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, reorganization, arrangement, composition or readjustment of debt of, or other similar proceedings affecting, the Trust or any of the assets of the Trust.

There shall be no obligation of the Beneficiaries to give notice to, or obtain the consent of, the Company with respect to the happening of any of the foregoing.

SECTION 1.5. ENFORCEMENT.

A Beneficiary may enforce this Agreement directly against the Company and the Company waives any right or remedy to require that any action be brought against the Trust or any other person or entity before proceeding against the Company.


SECTION 1.6. SUBROGATION.

The Company shall be subrogated to all (if any) rights of the Trust in respect of any amounts paid to the Beneficiaries by the Company under this Agreement; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Company shall not (except to the extent required by mandatory provisions of law) be entitled to enforce or exercise any rights which it may acquire by way of subrogation or any indemnity, reimbursement or other agreement, in all cases as a result of payment under this Agreement, if, at the time of any such payment, any amounts are due and unpaid under this Agreement.

ARTICLE II

SECTION 2.1. BINDING EFFECT.

All guarantees and agreements contained in this Agreement shall bind the successors, assigns, receivers, trustees and representatives of the Company and shall inure to the benefit of the Beneficiaries.

SECTION 2.2. AMENDMENT.

So long as there remains any Beneficiary or any Trust Preferred Securities are outstanding, this Agreement shall not be modified or amended in any manner adverse to such Beneficiary or to the holders of the Trust Preferred Securities.

SECTION 2.3. NOTICES.

Any notice, request or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be given in writing by delivering the same against receipt therefor by facsimile transmission (confirmed by mail), telex or by registered or certified mail, addressed as follows (and if so given, shall be deemed given when mailed or upon receipt of an answer-back, if sent by telex):

SVB CAPITAL I:
c/o Silicon Valley Bancshares
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054

Facsimile No.: (408) 496-2405

Attention: Christopher T. Lutes

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054


Facsimile No.: (408) 496-2405
Attention: Christopher T. Lutes

SECTION 2.4. CHOICE OF LAW.

THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES).

THIS AGREEMENT is executed as of the day and year first above written.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

By:     /s/ John C. Dean
     --------------------------------
     Name:   John C. Dean
     Title:  President and Chief
              Executive Officer

SVB CAPITAL I

By:     /s/ Barbara B. Kamm
     --------------------------------
     Name:   Barbara B. Kamm
     Title:  Administrative Trustee


EXHIBIT 4.10

THIS CERTIFICATE IS NOT TRANSFERABLE

CERTIFICATE NUMBER C-1 NUMBER OF COMMON SECURITIES: 49,485

CERTIFICATE EVIDENCING COMMON SECURITIES

OF

SVB CAPITAL I

8.25% COMMON SECURITIES
(LIQUIDATION AMOUNT $25 PER COMMON SECURITY)

SVB CAPITAL I, a statutory business trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the "Trust"), hereby certifies that SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES (the "Holder") is the registered owner of Forty-Nine Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty-Five (49,485) common securities of the Trust representing an undivided beneficial interest in the assets of the Trust and designated the 8.25% Common Securities (liquidation amount $25 per Common Security) (the "Common Securities"). In accordance with Section 5.10 of the Trust Agreement (as defined below) the Common Securities are not transferable and any attempted transfer hereof shall be void. The designations, rights, privileges, restrictions, preferences and other terms and provisions of the Common Securities are set forth in, and this certificate and the Common Securities represented hereby are issued and shall in all respects be subject to the terms and provisions of, the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of May 22, 1998, as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Trust Agreement") including the designation of the terms of the Common Securities as set forth therein. The Trust will furnish a copy of the Trust Agreement to the Holder without charge upon written request to the Trust at its principal place of business or registered office.

Upon receipt of this certificate, the Holder is bound by the Trust Agreement and is entitled to the benefits thereunder.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, an Administrative Trustee of the Trust has executed this certificate this 22nd day of May, 1998.

SVB CAPITAL I

By:     /s/ Christopher T. Lutes
    -----------------------------------
Name:  Christopher T. Lutes
Title: Administrative Trustee


EXHIBIT 4.11

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

OFFICERS' CERTIFICATE AND COMPANY ORDER
RELATING TO THE

8.25% JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEFERRABLE INTEREST DEBENTURES DUE JUNE 15, 2028

OF SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

Pursuant to the Indenture dated as of May 22, 1998 (the "Indenture"), between Silicon Valley Bancshares, a California corporation (the "Company") and Wilmington Trust Company, as Debenture Trustee (the "Debenture Trustee") and resolutions adopted by the Pricing Committee of the Company's Board of Directors on May 19, 1998; this Officers' Certificate is being delivered to the Debenture Trustee to establish the terms of one series of securities (the "Securities") in accordance with Section 3.1 of the Indenture, to establish the form of the Securities of such series in accordance with Section 2.1 of the Indenture, to request the authentication and delivery of the Securities of such series pursuant to Section 3.3 of the Indenture and to comply with the provisions of Section 1.2 of the Indenture. This Officers' Certificate shall be treated for all purposes under the Indenture as a supplemental indenture thereto.

All conditions precedent provided for in the Indenture relating to the establishment of (i) a series of Securities, (ii) the form of Securities of such series, and (iii) authentication of such series of Securities, have been complied with.

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

1. ESTABLISHMENT OF SERIES OF SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.1 OF THE INDENTURE.

There are hereby established pursuant to Section 3.1 of the Indenture a series of Securities which shall have the following terms:

A The Securities of such series shall bear the title "8.25% Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures Due June 15, 2028."

B. The aggregate principal amount of such series of Securities to be issued pursuant to this Officers' Certificate and Company Order shall be limited to $41,237,125 (except for Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration of, transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of such series pursuant to Section 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 9.6 or 11.7 of the Indenture and except for any Securities which, pursuant to Section 3.3 of the Indenture, are deemed never to have been authenticated and delivered thereunder).


C. The date on which the principal of the Securities is due and payable shall be June 15, 2028.

D. The Securities shall bear interest at the rate of 8.25% per annum (based upon a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months), from and including the date of original issuance or from and including the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, as the case may be, payable quarterly in arrears on the 15th day of March, June, September and December in each year (each, an "Interest Payment Date"), commencing September 15, 1998, until the principal thereof is paid or made available for payment. The Business Day next preceding an Interest Payment Date shall be the "Regular Record Date" for the interest payable on such Interest Payment Date. Accrued interest that is not paid on such applicable Interest Payment Date will bear additional interest on the amount thereof (to the extent permitted by law) at a rate per annum of 8.25% thereof compounded quarterly.

In addition, so long as no Event of Default with respect to the Securities has occurred or is continuing, the Company has the right under the Indenture at any time during the term of such Securities to defer the payment of interest at any time or from time to time for a period not exceeding 20 consecutive quarterly periods with respect to each Extension Period, provided that no Extension Period may extend beyond the Stated Maturity. At the end of such Extension Period, the Company must pay all interest then accrued and unpaid (together with interest thereon at the annual rate of 8.25%, compounded quarterly, to the extent permitted by applicable law).

E. Principal of and interest on the Securities will be payable, and, except as provided in Section 3.5 of the Indenture with respect to a Global Security (as defined below), the transfer of the Securities will be registrable and Securities will be exchangeable for Securities bearing identical terms and provisions at the corporate trust office of Wilmington Trust Company in the City of Wilmington, Delaware.

F. The Securities will be redeemable in whole at any time and in part from time to time, at the option of the Company at any time on or after June 15, 2003, subject to the Company having received prior regulatory approval if then so required, at a redemption price equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities so redeemed to the date fixed for redemption, plus 100% of the principal amount thereof.

In addition, upon the occurrence of a Tax Event, an Investment Company Event or a Capital Treatment Event, the Company may, at its option and subject to receipt of prior regulatory approval if then required under applicable capital guidelines or policies, prepay the Securities in whole (but not in part) at any time within 90 days of the occurrence of such Tax Event, Investment Company Event or a Capital Treatment Event, at a redemption price equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities so redeemed to the date fixed for redemption, plus 100% of the principal amount thereof.

G. The Company shall not be obligated to redeem or purchase any Securities pursuant to any sinking fund or analogous provisions or at the option of the Holder.


H. The Securities will be issued only in fully registered form and the authorized minimum denomination of the Securities shall be $25.00 and any integral multiple of $25.00 in excess thereof.

I. The Securities shall be denominated, and payments of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on the Securities of such series will be made, in United States dollars.

J. The Securities shall be subject to the Events of Default specified in Section 5.1, paragraphs (a) through (e), of the Indenture.

K. The portion of the principal amount of the Securities which shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of maturity thereof shall not be other than the principal amount thereof.

L. The Securities will be issued in fully registered form, without coupons. The Securities will not be issued in bearer form.

M. The amount of payments of principal of and any premium or interest on the Securities will not be determined with reference to an index.

N. The Securities shall not be issued in the form of a temporary Global Security (as defined below).

O. The Securities will initially be deposited with, and on behalf of, The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York, as Depositary, and will be represented by a global security (a "Global Security") registered in the name of a nominee of the Depositary. If, and so long as the Depositary or its nominee is the registered holder of any Global Security, the Depositary or its nominee, as the case may be, will be considered the sole Holder of the Securities of such series represented by such Global Security for all purposes under the Indenture and the Securities.

P. The Trustee shall be Paying Agent.

Q. The Securities will not be convertible into any other securities or property of the Company. The Securities of any series may not be exchanged for Securities of any other series.

R. The Trust Agreement, the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement and the Guarantee Agreement are in the forms attached hereto as Exhibits A, B, and C respectively.

S. The Securities are subordinate and subject in right of payment to


the prior payment in full of all amounts then due and payable in respect of all Senior and Subordinated Debt, as provided in the Indenture.

II. ESTABLISHMENT OF FORMS OF SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.1 OF INDENTURE.

It is hereby established pursuant to Section 2.1 of the Indenture that the Securities shall be substantially in the form attached as Exhibit D hereto.

III. ORDER FOR THE AUTHENTICATION AND DELIVERY OF SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.3 OF THE INDENTURE.

It is hereby ordered pursuant to Section 3.3 of the Indenture that the Trustee authenticate, in the manner provided by the Indenture, Securities in the aggregate principal amount of $41,237,125 registered in the name of Cede & Co., as the nominee of The Depository Trust Company, which Securities have been heretofore duly executed by the proper officers of the Company and delivered to you as provided in the Indenture, and to deliver said authenticated Securities to Wilmington Trust Company or its custodian on May 22, 1998.

IV. OTHER MATTERS.

Attached as Exhibit E hereto are true and correct copies of resolutions adopted by the Pricing Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company at a meeting on May 19, 1998. Attached as Exhibit F hereto are true and correct copies of resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company at a meeting on April 16, 1998. Such resolutions have not been further amended, modified or rescinded and remain in full force and effect; and such resolutions (together with this Officers' Certificate) are the only resolutions or other action adopted by the Company's Board of Directors or any committee thereof or by any Authorized Officers relating to the offering and sale of the Securities.

The undersigned have read the pertinent sections of the Indenture including the related definitions contained therein. The undersigned have examined the resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors and the Pricing Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. In the opinion of the undersigned, the undersigned have made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable the undersigned to express an informed opinion as to whether or not the conditions precedent to the establishment of (i) a series of Securities, (ii) the forms of such Securities and (iii) authentication of such series of Securities, contained in the Indenture have been complied with. In the opinion of the undersigned, such conditions have been complied with.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Certificate this 22nd day of May, 1998.

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

By:     /s/ John C. Dean
        ------------------------------
Name:   John C. Dean
Title:  President and Chief Executive
        Officer



By:     /s/ Barbara B. Kamm
        ------------------------------
Name:   Barbara B. Kamm
Title:  Executive Vice President and
        Acting Chief Financial Officer


EXHIBIT 10.38

PROMISSORY NOTE

BORROWER:   CHRISTOPHER T. LUTES           LENDER:  SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES
                                                    3003 TASMAN DRIVE
                                                    SANTA CLARA, CA  95054


PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $75,000.00 INTEREST RATE: 5.50% DATE OF NOTE: JUNE 10, 1998

PROMISE TO PAY. Christopher T. Lutes ("Borrower") promises to pay to Silicon Valley Bancshares ("Lender"), or order, in lawful money of the United States of America, the principal amount of Seventy Five Thousand & 00/100 Dollars ($75,000.00), plus all accrued unpaid interest in accordance with the terms of this Promissory Note.

PAYMENT. Borrower will pay this Promissory Note in three (3) annual principal payments each in the amount of $25,000.00. Such payments are due on March 1, 1999, March 1, 2000 and March 1, 2001, respectively. In addition, Borrower will pay three (3) annual payments of all accrued unpaid interest, together with such principal payments. Payments hereunder are principal plus interest.

INTEREST RATE. The interest rate on this Promissory Note is fixed at a rate of 5.50% per annum. Interest on this Promissory Note is computed on a 365/365 simple interest basis; that is, by applying the ratio of the annual interest rate over the number of days in a year, multiplied by the outstanding principal balance, multiplied by the actual number of days the principal balance is outstanding.

PREPAYMENT. Borrower may pay without penalty all or a portion of the amount owed earlier than it is due.

TERMINATION. THIS PROMISSORY NOTE SHALL BE DUE AND PAYABLE IN FULL UPON EARLIEST TO OCCUR OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS: (a) Borrower leaves his employment with Silicon Valley Bank (the "Bank") for any reason (whether by resignation or involuntary termination), (b) Borrower's employment terminates by Borrower's death before this loan is repaid, or (c) March 1, 2001.

CHOICE OF LAW. This Promissory shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to principles of conflicts of law.

BORROWER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS A PROMISSORY NOTE, NOT AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT. BORROWER ALSO UNDERSTANDS THAT BY VIRTUE OF BORROWER'S PROMOTION TO CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE BANK AND LENDER, LENDER HAS AGREED TO MAKE THIS LOAN TO BORROWER ON TERMS THAT MAY DEEMED PREFERENTIAL IN NATURE.

BORROWER:

/s/ Christopher T. Lutes                     Date: 6/10/98
------------------------                           -------
Christopher T. Lutes

LENDER:

SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES

By: /s/ Barbara B. Kamm                      Date: 6/10/98
    -------------------                            -------
Name: Barbara B. Kamm
      ---------------
Title: EVP & CAO
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EXHIBIT 10.39

THE 1998 VENTURE CAPITAL RETENTION PROGRAM
ADOPTED FEBRUARY 19, 1998
AMENDED JUNE 18, 1998

Silicon Valley Bank ("Bank") recognizes the valuable contributions made by certain key employees of the Bank and wishes to retain these employees who are critical to the Bank's long-term success. In that regard, the Bank has established a retention program (the "Retention Program") where these employees can share in distributions on Silicon Valley Bancshares' (the "Company") investments in certain venture capital funds ("VC Funds"). These investments have been made by the Company under its existing venture capital investment program (the "VC Program"). Employees' continued participation in distributions from VC Funds generally will be subject to such employees' continued employment with the Bank.

- DEFINITIONS

- DESIGNATED COMMITMENTS. $4.25 million of the Company's existing commitments under the VC Program, whether funded or unfunded, which the Company has earmarked for the Retention Program.

- DISTRIBUTIONS. Payments made by a VC Fund (under Designated Commitments) to the Company as an investor in the VC Fund.

- PARTICIPANTS. Those employees designated by the Bank's Executive Committee to participate in the Retention Program.

- VC PARTICIPANT DISTRIBUTIONS. Those Distributions made to Participants under the Retention Program.

- HOW THE RETENTION PROGRAM WORKS

- PARTICIPANTS' POTENTIAL INTEREST IN VC PROGRAM AGGREGATES $850,000 (20% OF DESIGNATED COMMITMENTS). For the 1998 Retention Program, the Company will establish a "book entry" account for Participants, covering 20% of the Designated Commitments ($850,000 in the aggregate).

- PARTICIPANTS SHARE IN $850,000 PROGRAM PRO RATA AS DETERMINED BY BANK'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The Bank's Executive Committee shall determine the Participants' respective interests in the 1998 $850,000 Retention Program, and in turn, respective interests in the VC Participant Distributions. Each such Participant's "book entry" interest shall be deemed his or her "VC Participant Amount," and each such Participant's pro rata share in VC Participant Distributions shall be referred to as such Participant's "Pro Rata" share. For example, a Participant allocated a $15,000 "book entry" interest in the $850,000 Retention Program would have been granted a $15,000

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Participant Amount (1.8% Pro Rata share of the 1998 Retention Program), and would be entitled to 1.8% of VC Participant Distributions made in any calendar year during the term of the Retention Program (which VC Participant Distributions to Participants aggregate to 20% of Distributions to the Company). (See discussion below regarding how VC Participant Distributions are made.)

- PARTICIPANTS' 20% INTEREST IN DISTRIBUTIONS WILL BE RESERVED FOR PARTICIPANTS AND PAID IN JANUARY OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. Upon receipt of
Distributions to the Company, the Company will set aside the VC Participant Distributions allocable to all Participants (e.g., 20% of the total Distributions to the Company made during the applicable calendar year). (See discussion below regarding VC Participant Distributions being paid the following January.)

- ANNUAL VC PARTICIPANT DISTRIBUTIONS WILL BE MADE TO PARTICIPANTS IN JANUARY (FOR DISTRIBUTIONS MADE IN THE PRECEDING YEAR). All Distributions reserved for Participants in a given calendar year will be paid to the Participants in January following the year of distribution, provided, however, that any Distributions which the Company may receive in the form of stock shall be retained by the Company until such time as the Company, in its sole discretion, liquidates the stock. The Participants' Pro Rata share in proceeds realized from liquidation of such stock will then be paid to the Participants in January following the year of liquidation.

- PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE DISTRIBUTIONS ONLY TO THE EXTENT RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY. VC Participant Distributions will be paid to the Participants only to the extent they are received by the Company (subject to discussion below under "Changes That Could Affect the Award"). Therefore, if no Distributions are paid to the Company in a given year, the Participants will not receive any VC Participant Distributions in January of the following year.

- PARTICIPANTS HAVE A 20% INTEREST IN UNFUNDED DESIGNATED COMMITMENTS. Upon the expiration of the Company's commitment to fund a VC Fund classified as a Designated Commitment (the "Commitment Termination Date"--in most cases, this will be the expiration of the term of the VC Fund), 20% of unfunded commitments made to that VC Fund, will be paid to Participants (Pro Rata) as Distributions in January following the year in which the Commitment Termination Date occurs.

- 1998 RETENTION PROGRAM (INCLUDING BANK'S OBLIGATION TO PAY DISTRIBUTIONS ON FUNDED DESIGNATED COMMITMENTS) TERMINATES IN 2010. In 2010, the Bank's obligation to distribute to the Participants any Distributions, or unfunded commitments pertaining to Designated Commitments, will terminate. Final VC Participant Distributions, and Pro Rata interests in unfunded commitments, will be paid to Participants in January, 2011.

- NO ASSURANCE OF ANY DISTRIBUTIONS. In light of the speculative nature of investments in the VC Funds, the Company and the Bank make no assurances whatsoever as to payment of any VC Participant Distributions to Participants and Participants shall have no claim on the Company or on the assets of the Company in the event of a failure of a Participant to receive any payment of amounts under the Retention Program for which the Company

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did not receive a Distribution (subject to discussion below under "Changes That Could Affect the Award").

- DISTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE TAXABLE AS ORDINARY INCOME. For income tax purposes, VC Participant Distributions are taxable as ordinary income to Participants and are subject to withholding of income and employment taxes at the time of payment. Participants should consult with their own personal tax advisors to confirm the tax treatment of VC Participant Distributions.

- ELIGIBILITY

- CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT REQUIRED. To be eligible to receive VC Participant Distributions, Participants must be employed by the Bank on the date VC Participant Distributions are paid to Participants. A Participant who terminates employment with the Bank forfeits such Participant's Pro Rata interest in future VC Participant Distributions and any further interest in such Participant's VC Participant Amount. (Any such forfeited interests will remain the property of the Company, and specifically, will not be allocated among remaining Participants in the Retention Program.) Also, a Participant who terminates employment with the Bank prior to the date on which VC Participant Distributions are paid to Participants forfeits any accrued VC Participant Distributions set aside for the Participant's benefit. The terms in this paragraph are subject to discussion below under "Changes in Employment Status."

- CHANGES THAT COULD AFFECT THE AWARD

- PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. Awards are payable only to active employees who maintain performance ratings of 3 or higher. A Participant whose performance rating is sub-standard (rating below 3) forfeits any accrued VC Participant Distributions set aside for the Participant's benefit, which the Participant otherwise would have received in January following the sub-standard performance year, except in the sole discretion of the Bank's Executive Committee. Any forfeitures arising from a Participant's sub-standard performance will remain the property of the Company. If and as the Participant's performance improves to a rating of 3 or above in a subsequent year, the Participant will again become eligible to receive VC Participant Distributions for such subsequent year or years.

- CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT STATUS. A Participant must be employed by the Bank at the time VC Participant Distributions are paid (January of each year) in order to receive such Participant's Pro Rata share in the VC Participant Distributions. Notwithstanding the foregoing:

- DISABILITY. For the first eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program (e.g., February 19, 1998), any Participant whose employment terminates due to the Participant's disability shall be entitled to the Cashout Amount.

"Cashout Amount" shall mean an amount equal to the aggregate of such Participant's (1) VC Participant Amount (less (a) VC Participant Distributions then to-date made on such Designated Commitments, (b) VC Participant Distributions made pursuant to

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subsection (2) immediately below, and (c) any payments then-to-date made on unfunded Designated Commitments) and (2) then-accrued VC Participant Distribution (prior to the regular January VC Participant Distribution date).

A Participant whose employment terminates due do the Participant's disability after eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program shall be entitled to receive the Present Value of the Participant's VC Participant Amount.

"Present Value" shall be determined by conducting an appraisal of the Designated Commitments and determining the fair market value of the Designated Commitments discounted to present value. The appraisal shall be prepared by an independent business valuation appraiser ("Independent Appraiser"). The appraisal shall be dated within three (3) months prior to the termination of the Participant pursuant to this section or three
(3) months after such termination. The Present Value established by the Independent Appraiser is conclusive and binding upon the parties. The Company will pay the fees and expenses charged by the Independent Appraiser.

- DEATH. In the event of death of a Participant within eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, the Participant's estate or beneficiary shall be entitled to receive the Cashout Amount.

In the event of death of a Participant after eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, the Participant's estate or beneficiary shall be entitled to receive the Present Value of the Participant's VC Participant Amount.

- RETIREMENT. If within the first eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, a Participant retires from employment with the Bank following the Participant's 55th birthday, the Participant shall be entitled to receive the Cashout Amount.

If a Participant retires after eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), in such CEO's sole discretion, shall determine if the Participant shall: (1) be entitled to receive the Present Value of the Participant's VC Participant Amount; or (2) be permitted to receive future VC Participant Distributions ("Continued Participation").

- CHANGE TO CONSULTANT STATUS OR OTHER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. If within the first eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, a Participant leaves the Bank's employment, including where such Participant becomes a consultant to the Bank, the Participant may be entitled to the Cashout Amount if the CEO, in such CEO's sole discretion, determines that the Participant continues to add value to the Bank ("Adding Value"). Factors to be considered in determining Adding Value include, but are not limited to: (1) the Participant promoting and supporting the Bank in the marketplace and community; (2) the Participant promoting and supporting the interests of the Bank with clients, venture capitalists, and prospects; (3) the Participant promoting and supporting the interests of the Bank through civic activities; (4) the Participant continuing to provide a service to the Bank (e.g., as a consultant); (5) the Participant continuing to add value to a Bank-related project; or (6) the Participant providing referrals to the Bank. The CEO shall make this

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determination one-time only, within three (3) months after the termination of the Participant pursuant to this section. In the absence of the CEO's determination to provide the special benefits provided in this section, a Participant who leaves the Bank's employment forfeits such Participant's accrued and future Pro Rata interest in VC Participant Distributions and any further interest in such Participant's VC Participant Amount, in accordance with the discussion above under "Eligibility."

If a Participant leaves the Bank's employment after eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, the Participant may be entitled to either: (1) receive the Present Value of the Participant's VC Participant Amount; or (2) Continued Participation (with it being in the CEO's sole discretion as to which alternative) IF the CEO, in such CEO's sole discretion, determines that the Participant is Adding Value. The CEO shall make this determination one-time only, within three (3) months after the termination of the Participant pursuant to this section. In the absence of the CEO's determination to provide the special benefits provided in this section, a Participant who leaves the Bank's employment forfeits such Participant's accrued and future Pro Rata interest in VC Participant Distributions and any further interest in such Participant's VC Participant Amount, in accordance with the discussion above under "Eligibility."

- CHANGE IN CONTROL. If within eighteen (18) months following the adoption of this Retention Program, there is a change in control of the Bank, a Participant who undergoes a "Covered Termination" (as such term, "Covered Termination", is defined under the Bank's change in control program), such Participant shall be entitled to receive the Cashout Amount.

If a change in control of the Bank occurs after eighteen months following the adoption of this Retention Program and a Participant undergoes a "Covered Termination" (as such term, "Covered Termination," is defined under the Bank's change in control program), the CEO, in such CEO's sole discretion, shall determine if the Participant shall be entitled to: (1) receive the Present Value of the Participant's VC Participant Amount; or (2) Continued Participation.

- REGULATORY LIMITATIONS. Payment of any VC Participant Distributions may be postponed, reduced and/or eliminated in certain circumstances pursuant to applicable law or regulation or as otherwise determined by the Bank's federal and state regulators.

- CAPITAL LIMITATIONS. Payment of any VC Participant Distributions shall be deferred during such time periods when any of the Bank's capital ratios (total capital ratio, Tier1 capital ratio or Tier 1 leverage ratio) is below the trigger threshold levels set forth in the Bank's Capital Policy (as such policy may be amended from time to time). Additionally, such payments shall be deferred if after giving effect to then-payable VC Participant Distributions, the Bank's capital ratios will be below the trigger threshold levels. In such cases of deferral, payment of the VC Participant Distributions will be deferred until all of the Bank's capital ratios are restored to the trigger threshold levels (with such deferred payments being made once the ratios have been restored [unless otherwise prohibited or restricted as specified in the subsection headed "Regulatory Limitations"], and

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specifically, even where payments then would be made prior to the regular January VC Participant Distribution date).

- VIOLATION OF FIREWALLS REQUIREMENTS. Any violation of the firewalls requirements set forth in the Company's Venture Capital Fund Investment Policies and Procedures ("VC Policies and Procedures") (by any Participant), in the Executive Committee's sole discretion, shall cause a forfeiture of such Participant's then-accrued and future VC Participant Distributions.

- ADMINISTRATION

- ADMINISTRATION BY FUNDS MANAGEMENT GROUP AND COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS DEPARTMENT. The Retention Program will be administered by the Company's Funds Management Group and the Bank's Compensation and Benefits Department.

- INVESTMENT DECISIONS MADE BY FUNDS MANAGEMENT GROUP. The Company's Funds Management Group shall be solely responsible for all investment decisions relating to the VC Program in accordance with the Company's VC Policies and Procedures.

- COMPLIANCE WITH FIREWALLS REQUIREMENTS IN VENTURE CAPITAL FUND INVESTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

- COMPLIANCE BY BANK OFFICERS. As noted in the Bank's Code of Ethics (the "Code"), Bank officers should be circumspect regarding behavior that even may appear that such officers are benefiting from their relationship with the Bank, even where such behavior does not constitute a violation of the Code. A violation of the Code shall have occurred if a Bank officer, in making a credit decision, is deemed to have compromised the Bank's interest by putting such officer's personal investment interest (in potential VC Participant Distributions or otherwise) ahead of the Bank's interest. Any such violation may result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination of employment.

- COMPLIANCE BY FMG MEMBERS (COMPANY OFFICERS). As noted in the Code, Company officers should be circumspect regarding behavior that even may appear that such officers are benefiting from their relationship with the Company and the Bank, even where such behavior does not constitute a violation of the Code. A violation of the Code shall have occurred if a Company officer is deemed to have compromised the Bank's interest by influencing a credit decision in a manner that places such officer's personal investment interest (in potential VC Participant Distributions or otherwise) ahead of the Bank's or the Company's interest. Such violation shall give rise to such disciplinary actions noted in the immediately- preceding section.

- PERIODIC AUDITS TO CONFIRM COMPLIANCE. Compliance with the above- described provision of the Code will be confirmed in the periodic compliance audits performed pursuant to Section 6.0 (regarding firewalls) of the VC Policies and Procedures. The

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compliance auditors will bring any violation of the firewalls requirements to the attention of management (or the Board) of the Company or the Bank, as appropriate.

- VIOLATION OF FIREWALLS REQUIREMENTS. Any violation of the firewalls requirements, in addition to giving rise to disciplinary action, may result in the Participant's forfeiting any then-accrued VC Participant Distributions, as well as all future VC Participant Distributions (in accordance with the section above headed "Violation of Firewalls Requirements").

- SEVERABILITY

- TERMS AND PROVISIONS ARE SEVERABLE. If any term or provision of this Program is held invalid or unenforceable to any extent, the remainder of this Program shall not be affected and each term and provision of this Program shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

- ARBITRATION

- DISPUTES TO BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION. Any and all disputes or controversies, arising from or regarding the interpretation, performance, enforcement or termination of the Retention Program will be resolved by final and binding arbitration under the procedures set forth in the Arbitration Procedure and the then existing Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") or the rules of practice and procedure of any successor entity to JAMS.

THE COMPANY AND THE BANK EACH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, AMEND,

SUSPEND, OR TERMINATE THE RETENTION PROGRAM AT ANY TIME. THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT CREATE A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT BETWEEN SILICON VALLEY BANK AND ANY EMPLOYEE OR BETWEEN SILICON VALLEY BANCSHARES AND ANY EMPLOYEE.

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ARTICLE 9
This schedule contains summary financial information extracted from the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, related notes and management's discussion and analysis contained in the report on form 10Q filed by Silicon Valley Bancshares for the six months ended June 30, 1998.
MULTIPLIER: 1,000


PERIOD TYPE 6 MOS
FISCAL YEAR END DEC 31 1998
PERIOD START JAN 01 1998
PERIOD END JUN 30 1998
CASH 143,022
INT BEARING DEPOSITS 238
FED FUNDS SOLD 548,000
TRADING ASSETS 0
INVESTMENTS HELD FOR SALE 1,066,464
INVESTMENTS CARRYING 0
INVESTMENTS MARKET 0
LOANS 1,350,705
ALLOWANCE 42,300
TOTAL ASSETS 3,123,086
DEPOSITS 2,867,279
SHORT TERM 0
LIABILITIES OTHER 19,085
LONG TERM 0
PREFERRED MANDATORY 0
PREFERRED 0
COMMON 85,570
OTHER SE 112,693
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 3,123,086
INTEREST LOAN 64,862
INTEREST INVEST 30,202
INTEREST OTHER 9,208
INTEREST TOTAL 104,272
INTEREST DEPOSIT 36,931
INTEREST EXPENSE 36,934
INTEREST INCOME NET 67,338
LOAN LOSSES 9,505
SECURITIES GAINS 477
EXPENSE OTHER 40,678
INCOME PRETAX 26,981
INCOME PRE EXTRAORDINARY 15,780
EXTRAORDINARY 0
CHANGES 0
NET INCOME 15,780
EPS PRIMARY 0.78
EPS DILUTED 0.75
YIELD ACTUAL 5.3
LOANS NON 29,798
LOANS PAST 1,573
LOANS TROUBLED 0
LOANS PROBLEM 16,470
ALLOWANCE OPEN 37,700
CHARGE OFFS 6,511
RECOVERIES 1,606
ALLOWANCE CLOSE 42,300
ALLOWANCE DOMESTIC 28,188
ALLOWANCE FOREIGN 0
ALLOWANCE UNALLOCATED 14,112