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Capital One Named One of the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America

May 8, 2008 at 8:02 AM EDT

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2008--Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) was recognized as one of the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

"At Capital One, we recognize that families are formed in many ways," says Matt Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital One. "We strive to support associates and their families at some of the most critical points of change, in particular, as they grow - through birth, adoption and foster placement - so that they can truly honor this important time in their lives and bond with their new family member."

Capital One was recognized for a variety of innovative programs and policies regarding adoption, including its Adoption Reimbursement and Parental Leave Programs and its innovative online support programs.

Rita Soronen, Executive Director, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption said the list includes the top 100 organizations that provide exceptional support to employees who adopt. "More than 50 organizations nationwide established or enhanced their adoption benefits for 2008. As a result, employers who made the list offered more robust adoption benefits packages this year."

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (

This non-profit 501(c)3 public charity is dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 140,000 children in North America's foster care systems ready and waiting to be adopted. Created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted as a child, the foundation spearheads programs such as Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which puts adoption recruiters in all 50 states and Canada to find permanent loving families for children in the foster care system, and Adoption-Friendly Workplace which encourages employers to offer adoption benefits to their employees. The foundation also works with adoption advocates and officials to streamline the adoption process and make adoption more affordable for families. As the only organization dedicated exclusively to foster care adoption, the foundation is driven by Dave's simple value: Do what's best of the child.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries collectively had $87.7 billion in deposits and $148.0 billion in managed loans outstanding as of March 31, 2008. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Capital One has 745 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Louisiana. It is a diversified bank whose principal subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., and Capital One Auto Finance, Inc., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

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