Providian Financial Names A. William Wiggenhorn as New Chief Human Resources Officer

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Providian Financial Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Providian Financial Corporation,
 (NYSE:   PVN) one of the country's leading bankcard issuers, today announced
 A. William (Bill) Wiggenhorn, president of Motorola University, will join
 Providian as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.
 Wiggenhorn will replace John H. Rogers, who is retiring June 15, 2001, after
 serving the company since 1989.
     "Providian's most important assets are our employees, and Bill shares that
 philosophy," said Providian Chairman and CEO Shailesh J. Mehta.  "He has
 developed an outstanding reputation in building superb training and education
 solutions for Motorola businesses, associates, as well as Motorola customers
 and suppliers worldwide.  We are delighted to be able to use his expertise."
     Wiggenhorn, a member of the Board of Regents for the Providian Learning
 Institute, the Company's advanced management training program, is a
 widely-recognized human resources and adult learning expert, having
 participated at a variety of nationally and international prominent events.
 He is currently Chairman of the Board of Educational Testing Services of
 Princeton, New Jersey and Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Technology
 and Adult Learning.
     "We will all miss John Rogers," added Mehta.  "His intellect, wisdom and
 wit have added so much to Providian over the years.  We wish him a very happy
 retirement."
     San Francisco-based Providian Financial (www.providian.com) is one of the
 leading providers of credit cards and deposit products to customers in the
 United States, and also offers credit cards and deposit products in the
 United Kingdom and 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.  The
 Company has more than $32 billion in assets under management and over
 17 million customers.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Providian Financial Corporation,
 (NYSE:   PVN) one of the country's leading bankcard issuers, today announced
 A. William (Bill) Wiggenhorn, president of Motorola University, will join
 Providian as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.
 Wiggenhorn will replace John H. Rogers, who is retiring June 15, 2001, after
 serving the company since 1989.
     "Providian's most important assets are our employees, and Bill shares that
 philosophy," said Providian Chairman and CEO Shailesh J. Mehta.  "He has
 developed an outstanding reputation in building superb training and education
 solutions for Motorola businesses, associates, as well as Motorola customers
 and suppliers worldwide.  We are delighted to be able to use his expertise."
     Wiggenhorn, a member of the Board of Regents for the Providian Learning
 Institute, the Company's advanced management training program, is a
 widely-recognized human resources and adult learning expert, having
 participated at a variety of nationally and international prominent events.
 He is currently Chairman of the Board of Educational Testing Services of
 Princeton, New Jersey and Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Technology
 and Adult Learning.
     "We will all miss John Rogers," added Mehta.  "His intellect, wisdom and
 wit have added so much to Providian over the years.  We wish him a very happy
 retirement."
     San Francisco-based Providian Financial (www.providian.com) is one of the
 leading providers of credit cards and deposit products to customers in the
 United States, and also offers credit cards and deposit products in the
 United Kingdom and 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.  The
 Company has more than $32 billion in assets under management and over
 17 million customers.
 
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