Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Capital One Sells Best Buy Credit Cards to Citigroup


Capital One reported QE December 2012 financial results on January 17

Capital One To Sell Best Buy Card Portfolio

Capital One and Best Buy End Credit Card Partnership

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell the portfolio of Best Buy private label and co-branded credit card accounts, with current loan balances of approximately $7 billion, to Citi. In addition, Capital One and Best Buy have agreed to end their contractual credit card relationship early.

The sale of the loans to Citi, which is subject to customary closing conditions, and early termination of the Best Buy partnership are expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2013. Upon closing, Capital One expects that the proceeds from the sale will approximate the book value of the accounts, resulting in no significant gain or loss on the transaction.

"We have a proven, scale partnerships infrastructure and a great portfolio of partners," said Capital One's Bill Cilluffo, EVP, Card Partnerships. "Our partnerships business continues to deliver strong contributions to our results and serves as a platform for future growth potential."

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $212.5 billion in deposits and $312.9 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. 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.

Capital One To Sell Best Buy Card Portfolio

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