Subordinated Note

Form of Subordinated Note

Exhibit 4.2

FORM OF SUBORDINATED NOTE

[IF THIS SECURITY IS TO BE A GLOBAL SECURITY, INSERT - THIS IS A SECURITY IN GLOBAL FORM WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE SUBORDINATED INDENTURE REFERRED TO HEREINAFTER.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (THE “DEPOSITARY”) TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

TRANSFERS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS IN WHOLE, BUT NOT IN PART, TO NOMINEES OF THE DEPOSITARY OR TO A SUCCESSOR THEREOF OR SUCH SUCCESSOR’S NOMINEE AND TRANSFERS OF PORTIONS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THE SUBORDINATED INDENTURE REFERRED TO ON THE REVERSE HEREOF.]

THIS SECURITY IS NOT A SAVINGS ACCOUNT, DEPOSIT OR OTHER OBLIGATION OF A BANK AND IS NOT INSURED BY THE FDIC OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY.

 

CUSIP No. 14040HAN5

ISIN No. US14040HAN52

     
No.       Principal Amount $

CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

6.150% SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2016

Capital One Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co. or registered assigns the principal sum of                      United States Dollars, at the Company’s office or agency for said purposes, on September 1, 2016 (the “Stated Maturity”).

Interest Payment Dates: March 1 and September 1

Regular Record Dates: February 15 and August 15


Reference is made to the further provisions set forth on the reverse hereof, including the definitions of certain capitalized terms. Such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place.

This Security shall not be valid or obligatory until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been duly signed by the Trustee acting under the Subordinated Indenture.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed.

Dated:

 

CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
By:  

 

Name:  
Title:  


TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is one of the Securities issued under the within-mentioned Subordinated Indenture.

Dated:

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as Trustee
By:  
 

 

Authorized Signatory


REVERSE OF SECURITY

Capital One Financial Corporation

6.150% Subordinated Notes Due 2016

This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of the Company, of the series hereinafter specified, all issued or to be issued under a Subordinated Indenture, dated as of August 29, 2006 (the “Subordinated Indenture”), and duly executed and delivered by the Company to The Bank of New York, as trustee (hereinafter, the “Trustee”). Reference to the Subordinated Indenture and the Officers’ Certificate thereunder establishing the terms of this Security is hereby made for a description of the respective rights and duties thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of the Securities. This Security is one of a series designated as the “6.150% Subordinated Notes Due 2016” of the Company (hereinafter called the “Notes”), issued under the Subordinated Indenture. Each Holder by accepting a Note, agrees to be bound by all terms and provisions of the Subordinated Indenture, as amended from time to time, applicable to the Notes.

Neither the Subordinated Indenture nor the Notes limit or otherwise restrict the amount of indebtedness which may be incurred or other securities which may be issued by the Company. The Notes issued under the Subordinated Indenture are direct, unsecured obligations of the Company and will mature on September 1, 2016. The Notes are subordinated in right of payment to the Senior Indebtedness of the Company as provided in Article Sixteen of the Subordinated Indenture, and will rank equal in right of payment to all of the Company’s existing and future unsecured and subordinated indebtedness.

The Company promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this Security at the rate of 6.150% per annum. The Company will pay interest semi-annually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year (each, an “Interest Payment Date”), commencing on March 1, 2007. Interest on this Security will accrue from August 29, 2006 or from the most recent March 1 or September 1, as the case may be, to which interest on the Notes has been paid or duly provided for, until payment of said principal sum has been made or duly provided for. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. The Company will pay interest to the Person in whose name this Security is registered at the close of business on February 15 and August 15, as the case may be, next preceding the applicable Interest Payment Date, except that the Company will pay interest payable at the maturity date of this Security to the Person or Persons to whom principal is payable. The Company will pay interest in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment shall be legal tender for the payment of public and private debts. The Company will make payments in respect of Notes in global form (including principal and interest) to the Holder thereof or a nominee of the Holder, by wire transfer of immediately available funds as of the close of business on the date such payments are due.


If the Company defaults in the payment of interest due on any Interest Payment Date after taking into account any applicable grace period, such defaulted interest shall be paid as set forth in the Subordinated Indenture.

The Notes are not redeemable prior to maturity.

The Notes are not entitled to any sinking fund.

The provisions of Section 402 of the Subordinated Indenture are not applicable to the Notes.

The provisions in Section 305 of the Subordinated Indenture are applicable to the Notes.

The subordination provisions of Article Sixteen of the Subordinated Indenture are applicable to the Notes.

The Notes are not convertible into the Company’s common stock or other securities.

In case an Event of Default due to certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency, whether voluntary or involuntary, of the Company or any Major Depository Institution Subsidiary under the Subordinated Indenture shall have occurred and is continuing with respect to the Notes, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Subordinated Indenture. The Subordinated Indenture provides that in certain circumstances such declaration and its consequences may be waived by the Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then Outstanding. However, any such consent or waiver by the Holder shall not affect any subsequent default or impair any right consequent thereon.

The Holder of this Security will have an absolute right to receive payment of the interest on this Security on or after the dates expressed herein and to institute a suit for the enforcement of any such payment, but there is no right of acceleration in the case of any default other than certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency of the Company or a Major Depository Institution Subsidiary and accordingly no right of acceleration in the case of a default by the Company of principal or interest on the Notes or the performance of any other obligation by the Company under the Notes or the Subordinated Indenture.

The Subordinated Indenture permits the Company and the Trustee, without the consent of the Holders of the Notes for certain situations and with the consent of not less than two-thirds of the Holders in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes of each series affected by such supplemental indenture in other situations, to execute supplemental indentures adding to, modifying, or changing various provisions of, the Subordinated Indenture; provided that no such supplemental indenture, without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected thereby, shall (i) change the Stated Maturity of the principal of or any installment of interest on the Notes; (ii) reduce the principal amount thereof or the rate of interest thereon, or adversely affect


the right of repayment of any Holder; (iii) change the Place of Payment or Currency in which the principal of or interest on the Notes is payable, or impair the right to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or after the Stated Maturity thereof; (iv) reduce the percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Notes, the consent of whose Holders is required for any such supplemental indenture, or the consent of whose Holders is required for any waiver (of compliance with certain provisions of the Subordinated Indenture or certain defaults thereunder and their consequences) provided for in the Subordinated Indenture, or reduce the requirements of Section 1504 for quorum or voting; (v) modify any of the provisions of Sections 902, 513 or 1008 of the Subordinated Indenture, except to increase any such percentage or provide that certain other provisions of the Subordinated Indenture cannot be modified or waived without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected thereby; or (vi) modify the provisions of the Subordinated Indenture with respect to the subordination of the Notes in a manner adverse to the Holders.

The Company may omit in any particular instance to comply with any term, provision or condition set forth in Section 1007 of the Subordinated Indenture, if before the time it would have to comply, the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Notes, by act of such Holders, either shall waive such compliance in such instance or generally shall have waived compliance with such term, provision or condition, but no such waiver shall extend to or affect such term, provision or condition except to the extent so expressly waived, and, until such waiver shall become effective, the obligations of the Company and the duties of the Trustee in respect of any such term, provision or condition shall remain in full force and effect.

No reference herein to the Subordinated Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Subordinated Indenture shall alter or impair the obligations of the Company, which are absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of or interest on this Security at the respective times and at the rate herein prescribed.

The Notes are issuable in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $1,000 and in integral multiples of $1,000. A Holder may exchange the Notes for a like aggregate principal amount of Notes of other authorized denominations in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Subordinated Indenture.

Upon due presentment for registration of transfer of the Notes at the office or agency for said purpose of the Company, a new Note or Notes of authorized denominations, for a like aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the transferee as provided in the Subordinated Indenture. No service charge shall be made for any such transfer, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in relation thereto.

Prior to due presentation of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee, and any agent of the Company or the Trustee, may deem and treat the Holder hereof as the owner of this Security (whether or not any payment with respect to this Security shall be overdue), for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of


and (subject to the provisions of the Subordinated Indenture) interest hereon and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not any payment with respect to this Security shall be overdue, and neither the Company, nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

No recourse shall be had for the payment of the principal of or interest on this Security, for any claim based hereon, or otherwise in respect hereof, or based on or in respect of the Subordinated Indenture or any indenture supplemental thereto, or because of the creation of any indebtedness represented thereby, against any incorporator, shareholder, officer or director, as such, past, present or future, of the Company or of any successor corporation, either directly or through the Company or any successor corporation, whether by virtue of any constitution, statute or rule of law or by the enforcement of any assessment or penalty or otherwise, all such liability being, by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof, expressly waived and released.

THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

All terms used in this Security (and not otherwise defined in this Security) that are defined in the Subordinated Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Subordinated Indenture.