SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|(State of incorporation
|2980 Fairview Park Drive
|Falls Church, Virginia
|(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (703) 205-1000
Item 5. Other Events.
(a) See attached press release.
(b) Cautionary Factors
The attached press release contains forward-looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors including, but not limited to, the following:
|continued intense competition from numerous providers of products and services which compete with the Companys businesses;
|an increase in credit losses (including increases due to a worsening of general economic conditions);
|the ability of the Company to continue to securitize its credit cards and consumer loans and to otherwise access the capital markets at attractive rates and terms to capitalize and fund its operations and future growth;
|regulatory developments that may affect the Companys businesses;
|financial, legal, regulatory, accounting or other changes that may affect investment in, or the overall performance of, a product or business, including changes in existing law and regulation affecting the credit card and consumer loan industry, in particular (including any further federal bank examiner guidance affecting credit card and/or subprime lending) and the financial services industry, in general (including the ability of financial services companies to obtain, use and share consumer data);
|with respect to financial and other products, changes in the Companys aggregate accounts or consumer loan balances and the growth rate thereof, including changes resulting from factors such as shifting product mix, amount of actual marketing expenses made by the Company and attrition of accounts and loan balances;
|the amount of, and rate of growth in, the Companys expenses (including salaries and associate benefits and marketing expenses) as the Companys business develops or changes or as it expands into new market areas;
|the ability of the Company to build the operational and organizational infrastructure necessary to engage in new businesses or to expand internationally;
|the ability of the Company to recruit experienced personnel to assist in the management and operations of new products and services; and
|other factors listed from time to time in the Companys SEC reports, including, but not limited to, the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001 (Part I, Item 1, Risk Factors).
Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.
99.1. Press Release of the Company dated October 15, 2002.
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, thereto duly authorized.
|CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
|Dated: October 15, 2002
|/s/ DAVID M. WILLEY
David M. Willey
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
99.1 Press Release of the Company dated October 15, 2002