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Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 3, 2020
SVB Financial Group
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1191
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408654-7400
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 5.250% Fixed-Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On April 3, 2020, SVB Financial Group (the “Company”) announced that Karen Hon, age 43, has been appointed to permanently serve as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer (and principal accounting officer).  Ms. Hon had served as the Company’s Interim Chief Accounting Officer since September 13, 2019.
As previously disclosed, prior to becoming the Interim Chief Accounting Officer, Ms. Hon served in various finance and accounting roles at the Company, including Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and Controller - Corporate Accounting.  Before joining the Company in 2006, she was an auditor at KPMG LLP.   She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.  Additionally, Ms. Hon has entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement and is also a participant in the Company’s Employee Home Ownership Program, a home mortgage benefit program for eligible non-executive employees.  She does not have any familial relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 3, 2020
Daniel Beck
Chief Financial Officer