SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 20, 2006
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its chapter)
(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)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
|x||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|¨||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On April 20, 2006, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006. A copy of the Companys press release is attached and filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Companys consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are referred to as its reported financial statements. Loans included in securitization transactions which qualified as sales under GAAP have been removed from the Companys reported balance sheet. However, servicing fees, finance charges, and other fees, net of charge-offs, and interest paid to investors of securitizations are recognized as servicing and securitizations income on the reported income statement.
The Companys managed consolidated financial statements reflect adjustments made related to effects of securitization transactions qualifying as sales under GAAP. The Company generates earnings from its managed loan portfolio which includes both the on-balance sheet loans and off-balance sheet loans. The Companys managed income statement takes the components of the servicing and securitizations income generated from the securitized portfolio and distributes the revenue and expense to appropriate income statement line items from which it originated. For this reason the Company believes the managed consolidated financial statements and related managed metrics to be useful to stakeholders.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company hereby furnishes the information in Exhibit 99.2 hereto, First Quarter Earnings Presentation for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.
Note: Information in Exhibit 99.2 furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. This report will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in the report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD. Furthermore, the information provided in Exhibit 99.2 shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
|(a)||See attached press release, at Exhibit 99.1.|
The attached press release and information provided pursuant to Items 2.02, 7.01 and 9.01 contain 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 or decrease 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;|
|||financial, legal, regulatory, accounting changes or actions 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 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);|
|||changes in interest rates;|
|||general economic conditions affecting consumer income, spending and savings which may affect consumer bankruptcies and defaults, charge-offs, and deposit activity;|
|||with respect to financial and other products, changes in the Companys aggregate accounts or consumer loan balances and/or number of customers and the growth rate and composition 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 deposit growth;|
|||changes in the reputation of the credit card industry and/or the Company with respect to practices or products;|
|||the Companys ability to successfully continue to diversify its assets;|
|||any significant disruption in our operations or technology platform;|
|||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 Companys ability to execute on its strategic and operational plans;|
|||any significant disruption of, or loss of public confidence in, the United States Mail service affecting our response rates and consumer payments;|
|||the ability of the Company to recruit and retain experienced personnel to assist in the management and operations of new products and services;|
|||the ability to successfully integrate Hibernia and achieve cost savings and other synergies;|
|||the long-term impact of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes on the impacted region, including the amount of property, credit and other losses, the amount of investment, including deposits, in the region, and the pace and magnitude of economic recovery in the region;|
|||the ability to obtain regulatory approvals of the proposed Capital One North Fork transaction on the proposed terms and schedule;|
|||the failure of Capital One or North Fork stockholders to approve the transaction;|
|||the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully;|
|||the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected;|
|||disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; and|
|||other risk 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, 2005.|
Additional Information About the Capital One North Fork Transaction
In connection with the proposed merger of Capital One and North Fork Bancorporation, Inc., Capital One will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement of Capital One and North Fork that also constitutes a prospectus of Capital One. Capital One and North Fork will mail the joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders. Investors and security holders are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available because it will contain important information. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other related documents filed by Capital One and North Fork with the SEC at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. The joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and the other documents may also be obtained for free by accessing Capital Ones website at www.capitalone.com under the heading Investors and then under the heading SEC & Regulatory Filings or by accessing North Forks website at www.northforkbank.com under the tab Investor Relations and then under the heading SEC Filings.
Participants in the Capital One North Fork Transaction
Capital One, North Fork and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from stockholders in favor of the merger. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of the stockholders in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. You can find information about Capital Ones executive officers and directors in Capital Ones definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 23, 2006. You can find information about North Forks executive officers and directors in their definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 30, 2005. You can obtain free copies of these documents from the Capital One or North Fork using the contact information above.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.
Description of Exhibit
|99.1||Press release, dated March 31, 2006. (This exhibit shall be deemed to be filed with this Form 8-K)|
|99.2||First Quarter Earnings Presentation.|
Earnings Conference Call Webcast Information.
Capital One will hold an earnings conference call on April 20, 2006, 5:00 PM Eastern time. The conference call will be accessible through live webcast. Interested investors and other interested individuals can access the webcast via Capital Ones home page (http://www.capitalone.com). Choose Investors to access the Investor Center and view and/or download the earnings press release, a reconciliation to GAAP financial measures and other relevant financial information. The replay of the webcast will be archived on Capital Ones website through May 5, 2006.
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: April 20, 2006
/s/ GARY L. PERLIN
Gary L. Perlin
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
|99.1||Press Release of the Company dated April 20, 2006.|
|99.2||First Quarter Earnings Presentation.|