TD Asset Management adopts Sustainable Investing Policy for Canadian and U.S. Operations



    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - TD Asset Management is pleased to announce it
has adopted a Sustainable Investing Policy across its operations in Canada and
the United States.
    "Sometime ago we designed the TD Asset Management Global Sustainability
Strategy, a global equity approach that invests in companies that contribute
to the world's future sustainability," said Barbara Palk, President, TD Asset
Management. "Where environmental, social and corporate governance factors are
key drivers of financial value for that Global Sustainability Strategy, they
should be part of our analysis for all our investment mandates. Our
Sustainable Investing Policy lays out our approach, and builds on our long
history of promoting good governance at the companies in which we invest."
    "The decision by TD Asset Management to apply its Sustainable Investing
Policy across its operations demonstrates TD's ongoing commitment to operate
in a sustainable manner," added Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment
Officer, TD Bank Financial Group. "TD recently was named one of The 100 Global
Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, an award that recognizes companies
on the basis of environmental, social and governance performance. We believe
that in the rapidly changing global economy, companies that manage the risks
and recognize the opportunities relating to environmental and social factors
will ultimately be the winners. We want to be one of them."
    The Sustainable Investing Policy is available at www.tdam.com and
www.tdamusa.com.

    About TD Asset Management

    TD Asset Management operates in Canada as TD Asset Management Inc. and in
the United States as TDAM USA Inc. TD Asset Management is a highly diversified
North American investment management organization with leading market
positions in active, quantitative and passive portfolio management. In
aggregate as of March 31, 2009, TD Asset Management's investment professionals
managed over C$169 billion/US$134 billion in assets under management on behalf
of pension, insurance, endowment/foundation and corporate clients, as well as
for high-net worth individuals and retail mutual funds. As part of its
commitment to sustainable investing, TD Asset Management is a signatory to the
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, a signatory to the
Carbon Disclosure Project, and a member of the Canadian Coalition for Good
Governance (in Canada only).

    About TD Bank Financial Group

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as
TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the sixth largest bank in
North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in
four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial
centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including
TD Canada Trust and TD Insurance; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse
and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking
through TD Banknorth and TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank; and
Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks
among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 5.5
million online customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$585 billion in
assets on January 31, 2009. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol
"TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquires about the Policy or about
TD's broader approach to sustainability: Julia Koene, Corporate & Public
Affairs, TD Bank Financial Group at (416) 307-8664 or julia.koene@td.com


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