This General Release ("Agreement") is made as of September 15, 1995, among Silicon Valley Bank (the
"Bank"), Silicon Valley Bancshares ("Bancshares"), and Dennis G. Uyemura ("Employee"). Hereinafter, the Bank
and Bancshares collectively shall be referred to as the "Company".
A. Employee and the Company previously entered into a Termination Agreement ("Original Termination
Agreement"), dated September 7, 1994. The Original Termination Agreement provides for the rights and benefits
of the Employee and the Company in the event of a change in ownership of the Company, or termination of
employment of Employee without cause.
B. Pursuant to Section 4(a) of the Original Termination Agreement, the Company's grant of rights and benefits to
Employee upon a termination without cause is subject to Employee's execution of a release in a form acceptable
to the Company.
C. Effective as of September 15, 1995, the Employee and the Company have agreed that Employee's
employment with the Company is terminated without "Cause" (as defined in the Original Termination Agreement).
D. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of Employee's termination of employment without cause,
including without limitation, Employees's release of the Company in exchange for the benefits provided for in this
Agreement, as contemplated in the Original Termination Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing recitals, which are incorporated into this Agreement, the
mutual promises of the parties and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are
hereby acknowledged, Employee and the Company hereby agree as follows:
1. TERMINATION. Effective as of September 15, 1995, the Employee and the Company have agreed that
Employee's employment with the Company is terminated without "Cause" (as defined in the Original Termination
2. ORIGINAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT. In accordance with the terms of the Original Termina