MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2008--Richard D. Fairbank,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One Financial
Corporation (NYSE:COF), today announced that he has adopted a
pre-arranged stock trading plan (the "Plan") to exercise approximately
1.13 million options to purchase Capital One stock. Mr. Fairbank will
only sell shares issued upon exercise of the options sufficient to
cover the exercise price of the options, taxes and other
transaction-related expenses. Fairbank will retain the remainder of
the shares. The plan covers stock options granted in April 1999 that
will expire in April 2009.
The transactions under the Plan are expected to occur at
predetermined times in March and April of 2009 and will be disclosed
publicly as they occur through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a
financial holding company whose subsidiaries collectively had $83.0
billion in deposits and $151.4 billion in managed loans outstanding as
of December 31, 2007. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Capital One has 742
locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Louisiana.
It is a diversified financial services company whose principal
subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank, and Capital One
Auto Finance, Inc., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and
services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A
Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
CONTACT: Capital One Financial Corporation
Jeff Norris, 703-720-2455
Tatiana Stead, 703-720-2352
Julie Rakes, 804-284-5800
SOURCE: Capital One Financial Corporation