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City of Houston Names Capital One Bank Community Partner of the Year

Capital One is the first community partner ever honored by the City of Houston’s Champion of Diversity Awards Ceremony.

Houston, Texas – The City of Houston has named Capital One Bank its ‘Community Partner of the Year.’ Capital One and other winners of the City of Houston Champion of Diversity Awards were honored Dec. 3 at a ceremony at the JuliaIdeson Library in Houston.

This year marks the first time the city of Houston has chosen a Community Partner of the Year.

The award, created by the city’s Office of Business Opportunity Advisory Board, was created to honor businesses that have been champions in exemplifying commitment, excellence and support of diversity.

“Capital One Bank has been a longtime partner of the City of Houston,” said Mayor Annise D. Parker, hostess of the event. “The bank has made countless investments in our city, supporting Lift Off Houston! and Contractors College while also building impactful programs like Getting Down to Business and Straight Talk, and we’re proud to honor the bank for these contributions.”

“Capital One Bank takes tremendous pride in ‘Investing for Good’ in the communities it serves while also supporting diversity and positively impacting the economy,” said Annella Metoyer, Houston Market President for Capital One Bank. “We are proud of our relationship with the City of Houston, and we look forward to continuing our work in the community.”

Through an integrated approach called ‘Investing for Good,’ Capital One Bank orchestrates the delivery of core banking services along with specialized community development, philanthropic and volunteer support to generate lasting, local community impact and valuable business results.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $206.9 billion in deposits and    $289.9 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2013. 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 Texas, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, 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.

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