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Capital One's Family-Friendly Workplace Earns Spot on Working Mother's 2007 List of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2007--Today, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother Magazine.

Capital One's company culture was highlighted for incorporating programs that encourage advancement of women, enhance the work/life balance of its associates, and its focus on systematically integrating associate feedback into its programs and policies.

Capital One also earned accolades for its expansive time-off programs - including generous parental leave options - and workplace flexibility, ranging from telecommuting to flextime.

"At Capital One, we know our engaged associates are key contributors to our success as a company. We are committed to creating a supportive environment for working mothers and all associates. Our unique culture and offerings facilitate strong associate satisfaction and strong business results," said Judy Pahren, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Development.

Some of the programs that make Capital One among the "100 Best" include:

    --  Flexible Work Arrangements - All exempt associates are
        eligible to take advantage of flexible work arrangements
        including flextime, telecommuting, compressed work week, and
        part-time work.

    --  Parental Leave Program - Capital One offers eight weeks paid
        leave for new mothers and job protection for up to 16 weeks
        total. Included in this program is a phased return-to-work
        schedule that allows new mothers to work part-time for the
        first four weeks after returning from parental leave prior to
        resuming a full-time schedule. New fathers and "secondary
        parents" can take up to two weeks paid leave during the first
        year of the child's life - and an additional 10 unpaid weeks

    --  Adoption/Foster Care Leave - Capital One provides new adoptive
        and foster parents six weeks of paid leave and up to six
        additional weeks unpaid time off.

    --  Employee Assistance Program - Capital One provides resources
        and reference materials to assist with every day life issues
        from financial matters to finding childcare.

    About Capital One

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company with 725 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Louisiana. Its principal subsidiaries, Capital One Bank, Capital One Auto Finance, Inc., and Capital One, N.A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One's subsidiaries collectively had $85.7 billion in deposits and $144.2 billion in managed outstanding loans as of June 30, 2007. Capital One, a Fortune 500 company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

About Working Mother

Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches nearly 3 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Its 21-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The publication also releases the annual list of the Best Companies for Women of Color in the June issue. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, the annual 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress, as well as the Best Companies for Women of Color Multicultural Conference and regional Town Halls. This year, WMM launched its Best Small Companies for Working Mothers initiative.

CONTACT: Capital One Financial Corporation
Lahne Mattas-Curry, 703-720-2358

SOURCE: Capital One Financial Corporation