SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
August 20, 2015
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
Commission File No. 1-13300
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
|1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, Virginia||22102|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (703) 720-1000
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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|Item 3.03.||Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.|
On August 24, 2015, Capital One Financial Corporation (the Company) issued and sold 20,000,000 depositary shares (Depositary Shares), each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series F, $0.01 par value, with a liquidation preference of $25 per Depositary Share (equivalent to $1,000 per share of Series F Preferred Stock) (the Series F Preferred Stock). The Company filed a Certificate of Designations (the Certificate of Designations) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, establishing the voting rights, powers, preferences and privileges, and the relative, participating, optional or other rights, and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, of the Series F Preferred Stock on August 20, 2015. Holders of the Depositary Shares will be entitled to all proportional rights and preferences of the Series F Preferred Stock (including dividend, voting, redemption and liquidation rights).
Under the terms of the Series F Preferred Stock, the ability of the Company to pay dividends on, make distributions with respect to, or to repurchase, redeem or acquire its common stock or any preferred stock ranking on parity with or junior to the Series F Preferred Stock, is subject to restrictions in the event that the Company does not declare and either pay or set aside a sum sufficient for payment of dividends on the Series F Preferred Stock for the immediately preceding dividend period.
The description of the terms of the Series F Preferred Stock is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Certificate of Designations, which is included as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 5.03||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year|
The Certificate of Designations became effective upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware and it amends the Companys Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The terms of the Series F Preferred Stock are more fully described in Item 3.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and the Certificate of Designations which is included as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, both of which are incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On August 17, 2015, the Company entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as the representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the Underwriters), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to the Underwriters 20,000,000 Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of the Series F Preferred Stock.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements of the Company, conditions to closing, indemnification rights and obligations of the parties, and termination provisions. Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to indemnify the Underwriters against certain specified types of liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to contribute to payments the Underwriters may be required to make in respect of these liabilities.
The net proceeds of the offering of the 20,000,000 Depositary Shares were approximately $483,324,340, after deducting underwriting commissions and estimated offering expenses. The offering was made pursuant to the prospectus supplement dated August 17, 2015 and the accompanying prospectus dated March 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Companys effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-203125) (the Registration Statement). The following documents are being filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement: (a) the Underwriting Agreement, (b) the Certificate of Designations, (c) the Deposit Agreement dated August 24, 2015, between the Company, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Depositary, Computershare Inc. and the holders from time to time of the depositary receipts described therein, to which Deposit Agreement the Form of Depositary Receipt is attached as Exhibit A and (d) a validity opinion with respect to the Depositary Shares and the Series F Preferred Stock.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement dated August 17, 2015|
|3.1||Certificate of Designations of Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series F, dated August 20, 2015|
|4.1||Deposit Agreement, dated August 24, 2015|
|5.1||Opinion of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP|
|23.1||Consent of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
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: August 24, 2015|
|By:||/s/ John G. Finneran, Jr.|
|Name: John G. Finneran, Jr.|
|Title: General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|