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Corporate Governance - Highlights

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Capital One is dedicated to strong and effective corporate governance principles and practices. The Board of Directors has adopted Corporate Governance Principles to formalize the Board’s governance practices and to provide its view of effective governance. Our Corporate Governance Principles embody many of our long-standing practices, policies and procedures, which collectively form a corporate governance framework that promotes the long-term interests of our shareholders, ensures responsible decision-making and accountability, and fosters a culture that allows our Board and management to pursue Capital One’s strategic objectives. The Board reviews and periodically updates these principles and practices as legal, regulatory, and best practice developments evolve.

The Board has also adopted Capital One’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which applies to Capital One directors and associates, including Capital One’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and other persons performing similar functions. The Code of Conduct reflects Capital One’s commitment to honesty, fair dealing and integrity and guides the ethical actions and working relationships of Capital One’s directors, officers and associates with investors, current and potential customers, fellow associates, competitors, governmental entities, the media and other third parties with whom Capital One has contact.

The Board of Directors believes that these policies, principles and practices are vital to the future success and growth of Capital One and create a foundation for the ethical and effective functioning of the Board of Directors, its Committees and Capital One as a whole. They are also critical to preserving the trust of our stakeholders, including stockholders, associates, customers, suppliers, governmental entities and the general public.

Contact Information

Interested parties may contact the Board of Directors or the independent directors as a group by contacting our Lead Independent Director, Ms. Ann Fritz Hackett, at the address below. Communications may also be sent to individual directors at the same address.

     Lead Independent Director
     c/o Corporate Secretary's Office
     Capital One Financial Corporation
     1680 Capital One Drive
     McLean, Virginia 22102

Concerns or complaints about Capital One's accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters may be submitted anonymously and confidentially via the Capital One Ethics Line at (866) 785-9735.

Committee Charters

PDF IconAudit Committee of the Board of Directors Charter
PDF IconCompensation Committee of the Board of Directors Amended and Restated Charter
PDF IconGovernance and Nominating Committee Amended and Restated Charter
PDF IconRisk Committee of the Board of Directors Charter

Organizational and Governance Documents

PDF IconRestated Certificate of Incorporation
PDF IconBylaws