Providian Financial Corporation Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Providian Financial Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Providian Financial Corporation
 (NYSE:   PVN) today announced that it will release first quarter results on
 April 19, 2001 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time.  The release will be
 available on the Company's Web site, www.providian.com.  The Company will hold
 its conference call shortly thereafter at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time.  The call
 will be broadcast live over the Internet through the Investor Relations page
 of Providian's Web site, www.providian.com.  Those interested in listening to
 the live call should go to the Web site at least 10 minutes before the start
 of the call to register and download any necessary software.  A replay will be
 available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available
 through April 23, 2001.
     San Francisco-based Providian Financial (www.providian.com) is a leading
 provider of lending and deposit products to customers throughout the U.S. and
 the UK and offers credit cards in Argentina.  Providian Financial was named
 one of America's Most Admired Companies by a survey in Fortune magazine, one
 of the nation's top financial institutions by U.S. Banker magazine, and one of
 the most technologically innovative companies by InformationWeek magazine.
 Providian has adapted its proven customer-focused business model for the
 Internet, and today offers retail deposit products at the corporate Web site,
 a financial services marketplace at www.getsmart.com, and credit cards at
 www.aria.com.  The Company has more than $31 billion in assets under
 management and over 16 million customers.
     For more information -- Equity Investors, please contact Nancy Murphy at
 415-278-4483, or Jack Carsky at 415-278-4977.  Fixed Income Investors, please
 contact Bill Horning at 415-278-4602.  Media, please contact Alan Elias at
 415-278-4189.
 
     NOTE:  Investor information is available on Providian Financial's web site
 at www.providian.com.
 
 

SOURCE Providian Financial Corporation
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Providian Financial Corporation
 (NYSE:   PVN) today announced that it will release first quarter results on
 April 19, 2001 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time.  The release will be
 available on the Company's Web site, www.providian.com.  The Company will hold
 its conference call shortly thereafter at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time.  The call
 will be broadcast live over the Internet through the Investor Relations page
 of Providian's Web site, www.providian.com.  Those interested in listening to
 the live call should go to the Web site at least 10 minutes before the start
 of the call to register and download any necessary software.  A replay will be
 available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available
 through April 23, 2001.
     San Francisco-based Providian Financial (www.providian.com) is a leading
 provider of lending and deposit products to customers throughout the U.S. and
 the UK and offers credit cards in Argentina.  Providian Financial was named
 one of America's Most Admired Companies by a survey in Fortune magazine, one
 of the nation's top financial institutions by U.S. Banker magazine, and one of
 the most technologically innovative companies by InformationWeek magazine.
 Providian has adapted its proven customer-focused business model for the
 Internet, and today offers retail deposit products at the corporate Web site,
 a financial services marketplace at www.getsmart.com, and credit cards at
 www.aria.com.  The Company has more than $31 billion in assets under
 management and over 16 million customers.
     For more information -- Equity Investors, please contact Nancy Murphy at
 415-278-4483, or Jack Carsky at 415-278-4977.  Fixed Income Investors, please
 contact Bill Horning at 415-278-4602.  Media, please contact Alan Elias at
 415-278-4189.
 
     NOTE:  Investor information is available on Providian Financial's web site
 at www.providian.com.
 
 SOURCE  Providian Financial Corporation

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