XNAS:SIVB SVB Financial Group Insider Activity 4 Filing - 5/1/2012

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Jones David A
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP [SIVB]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Credit Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
3003 TASMAN DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/01/2012
(Street)

SANTA CLARA, CA 95054
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 05/01/2012 05/01/2012 S   10,000 D $64.1025 94,140 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options $64.37 05/01/2012 05/01/2012 A   11,900   05/01/2013(1) 05/01/2019 Common Stock 11,900 $64.37 55,685 D  
Performance Based Restricted Stock Units $ 0 05/01/2012 05/01/2012 A   5,550   12/20/2014(3) 12/20/2014 Common Stock 5,550 $ 0 61,235 D  
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 05/01/2012 05/01/2012 A   2,200   05/01/2013(2) 05/01/2016 Common Stock 2,200 $ 0 63,435 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Jones David A
3003 TASMAN DRIVE
SANTA CLARA, CA 95054
      Chief Credit Officer  

Signatures

 Lisa Bertolet as attorney in fact   05/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Stock Options vest 25% annually over 4 years from date of grant.
(2) Restricted Stock Units vest 25% annually over 4 years from date of grant.
(3) The reporting person was granted performance-based restricted stock units which are subject to performance and time-based vesting (PRSUs). The extent to which the PRSU awards are earned will be based on the Company's 2012 performance, as determined pursuant to the sole discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. The reported number of shares is the maximum number of shares that may be earned by the reporting person, based on achievement of 150% of target performance. The PRSUs are effective as of 5/1/2012, and the extent deemed earned at the end of the 2012 performance period, will vest on 12/20/2014, subject to continued service.

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