SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank and premier financial partner to innovative companies of all sizes and their investors worldwide, announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, approximately 3,900,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten registered public offering. SVB Financial Group also intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 585,000 shares of its common stock to cover over-allotments. SVB Financial Group intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes to support SVB Financial Group's plans to grow its business and operations. General corporate purposes may include working capital, capital expenditures and continued lending to clients through Silicon Valley Bank. J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods A Stifel Company, RBC Capital Markets, and Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. will act as co-managers. An effective registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 12, 2014. The offering is being made only by means of the registration statement, including a preliminary prospectus and final prospectus, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone 1-866 803-9204; or BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, email firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.