MCLEAN, Va. — Capital One Financial Corporation and Chevy Chase Bank today announced a definitive agreement under which Capital One will acquire Chevy Chase in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $520 million. With the addition of Chevy Chase's $11 billion in deposits, Capital One — the largest retail depository institution headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region — will also have the largest branch and ATM network in the area.
Under the agreement, Capital One will purchase Chevy Chase for $445 million in cash and 2.56 million Capital One shares, valued at $75 million, based on the closing price of Capital One stock as of December 2, 2008. Capital One expects this transaction will be accretive to operating EPS in 2009 and accretive to GAAP EPS in 2010. Capital One will take a net credit mark of $1.75 billion for potential losses in Chevy Chase's loan portfolio.
"Chevy Chase is a great strategic fit for Capital One and the combination of our two banks is economically compelling. Chevy Chase provides an opportunity to acquire a well-run retail bank with local scale in one of the best local banking markets in the U.S. This transaction will enhance our strong deposit base, providing us with greater scope and scale in key Mid-Atlantic banking markets," said Richard D. Fairbank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One. "At a time when core funding is key, we see our deposit strength as an important element of our continued success. The integration of Chevy Chase and the continued growth of our banking businesses is our highest priority. I am personally very pleased that we will be bringing onboard a bank of this caliber in our own backyard."
Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries collectively had $98.9 billion in deposits and $147.3 billion in managed loans outstanding as of September 30, 2008. Capital One is a diversified bank with 739 locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Texas offering a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Chevy Chase is the largest locally-based banking company in the Washington metropolitan area. A federally chartered savings bank, Chevy Chase was founded in 1969 by B. Francis Saul II and has deep connections with the Washington, D.C. community.
"This combination will help make a great local bank even better," said Saul. "We have always taken great pride in championing what's really important in a bank -- personal service, convenience, a commitment to our employees, and a commitment to the communities we serve. I am confident that in joining forces with Capital One we will maintain and build upon that core philosophy. Together we'll have more to offer customers, employees, and communities across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area."
"We are combining two very customer-centric banks," said Lynn Pike, President of Capital One Bank. "We believe this is a great fit, culturally and geographically and we look forward to enhancing services to our customers and providing great opportunities for our employees. Chevy Chase shares our commitment to the development of the communities where we live and work and we will continue their tradition of strong community engagement as a combined company. Additionally, we have been incredibly impressed with Chevy Chase's management and operations, including their robust technology platform."
The combined company will have deposits of more than $110 billion, a managed loan portfolio of more than $159 billion, and 983 branches. The $110 billion combined deposit portfolio is the 8th largest in the U.S. As part of this transaction, the selling shareholders of Chevy Chase will retain certain assets currently owned by the bank, including ASB Capital Management, Chevy Chase Trust, and Chevy Chase's headquarters building in Bethesda, MD.