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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 23, 2020. Meeting Information SVB FINANCIAL GROUP Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: February 24, 2020 Date: April 23, 2020 Time: 4:30 p.m., Local Time Location: 3005 Tasman Drive Santa Clara, CA 95054 You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. See proxy the materials reverse and side voting of this instructions notice to obtain . E92111-P33089


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Before You Vote How to Access the Proxy Materials Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: Notice and Proxy Statement 2019 Form 10-K Annual Report How to View Online: Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrowï§XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com. How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy: If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request: 1) BY INTERNET: www.proxyvote.com 2) BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL*: sendmaterial@proxyvote.com * If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrowï§XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) in the subject line. Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before April 9, 2020 to facilitate timely delivery. How To Vote Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting, you must request a “legal proxy.” To do so, please follow the instructions at www.proxyvote.com or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials P33089 for any special requirements for meeting attendance.—Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is printed in the box E92112 marked by the arrowï§XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions. Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction form.


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Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 01) Greg W. Becker 07) Kay Matthews 02) Eric A. Benhamou 08) Mary J. Miller 03) John S. Clendening 09) Kate D. Mitchell 04) Roger F. Dunbar 10) John F. Robinson 05) Joel P. Friedman 11) Garen K. Staglin 06) Jeffrey N. Maggioncalda The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals: 2. To approve, on an advisory basis, our executive compensation (“Say on Pay”). 3. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.—P33089 E92113


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Voting Instructions - P33089 E92114