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Our Associates have Voted; Capital One Canada to make $35,000 donation to Free The Children

Our Associates have Voted; Capital One Canada to make $35,000 donation to Free 
The Children 
Internal Contest Empowers Associates to Champion a Cause They Believe In. 
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Capital One Canada associates let their voices 
be heard by voting to give $35,000 to Free the Children in the company's 
annual "Who Wants to be a Philanthropist" contest. This internal company 
event offers the opportunity for Capital One's Canadian associate base to 
champion a charity or cause they believe in. Entrants present why they are 
passionate about a cause or charity, and after presentations by each of the 
participants, the Canadian associates vote on which charities will receive the 
top prizes. 
Free The Children, championed by Capital One associate, Andrew Hall, is the 
most recent winner of the $35,000 grand prize. This was the second time 
Andrew entered this charity in the Who Wants to be a Philanthropist contest. 
Rosalba Spano, a Capital One associate based in Montreal, won a $20,000 
donation for Make a Wish Foundation - Quebec chapter, and Brian Trotman, a 
Toronto-based associate, won third prize with a $10,000 donation to the 
Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. 
"I have seen first hand the incredible work Free The Children does to inspire 
Canadian youth to be the champions of change," said Andrew Hall. "I knew I 
also needed to do my part so I jumped at the chance to enter our contest. It 
is very meaningful to have the support of both my colleagues and my company to 
make this donation to a cause I believe in." 
At Andrew's request, the $35,000 donation to Free The Children will be 
allocated to two programs:domestic actions, supporting youth leadership and 
empowerment programs here at home; and international causes, specifically the 
charity's Water Initiative aimed at providing 100,000 people living in 
developing communities with a permanent source of clean water. 
Launched in 2007, the Who Wants to be a Philanthropist contest is designed to 
give Capital One's Canadian associates a strong voice in how the company 
allocates its charitable dollars. The program was built on the premise that 
Capital One's charitable giving should represent the dedication of its 
associates and the passion they have for the community. 
"Part of our philanthropic mission is to make a difference in the communities 
where our associates live and work. With that in mind, it just makes sense 
to make our associates a key part of the decision making process," said Rob 
Livingston, President, Capital One Canada. "I want to personally thank all 
of the participants in the latest Who Wants to be a Philanthropist Contest, 
and offer special congratulations to Andrew Hall and Free The Children for 
winning the grand prize." 
Capital One Canada believes in giving Canadian children a strong foundation to 
succeed in life. That's why the company invests in organizations and 
institutions that support financial education and social development for youth 
in the communities where it operates. 
About Capital One 
With offices in Toronto and Montreal, Capital One has offered Canadian 
consumers a range of competitive MasterCard credit cards since 1996, when the 
company first introduced the Platinum MasterCard in Canada. Capital One Canada 
is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial 
Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF). 
Contact: Laurel Ostfield 416-549-2753 laurel.ostfield@capitalone.com 
SOURCE: Capital One Services, Inc. 
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