SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 14, 2013
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1680 Capital One Drive,
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (703) 720-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On May 14, 2013, Richard D. Fairbank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One Financial Corporation (the Company), adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan (the Plan) providing for the exercise of certain employee stock options and the sale of shares of common stock of the Company issued upon exercise of the options. The Plan covers options to purchase 360,000 shares granted as compensation to Mr. Fairbank in December 2003 with a strike price of $56.275 (the 2003 Options) and options to purchase 566,000 shares granted as compensation to Mr. Fairbank in December 2004 with a strike price of $82.385 (the 2004 Options and, collectively with the 2003 Options, the Plan Options). The Plan Options were granted to Mr. Fairbank in lieu of any base salary, cash bonus or other long-term incentives for performance in 2004 and 2005. The 2003 Options will expire in December 2013 and the 2004 Options will expire in December 2014. The Plan also provides for the sale of up to 550,000 additional shares of common stock of the Company. The sales under the Plan are intended to help diversify Mr. Fairbanks personal investment holdings.
The transactions under the Plan are expected to occur no earlier than November 2013. The Plan expires in November 2015.
The Plan was established under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Companys policies regarding stock transactions. The transactions will be disclosed publicly in Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION|
|Dated: May 14, 2013||By:|| |
/s/ John G. Finneran, Jr.
|John G. Finneran, Jr.|
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|