TD Bank Financial Group named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World



    TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group has been named one of
the world's most sustainable companies according to the fifth annual Global
100 ranking. The results were announced today at the World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland. TD is one of only five companies from Canada to make the
international list.
    "It's very rewarding to have our social and environmental efforts
recognized on a global scale," said Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment
Officer, TD Bank Financial Group. "For nearly 20 years, our non-profit
foundation has being making a significant impact on the environment by
donating $47 million to fund 17,500 grassroots environment and wildlife
projects across Canada. And over the past few years we've taken further action
to build environmental and social considerations into our business strategy."
    "We are incorporating environmental and social risk into our financing
and investment businesses; we've launched products and services that encourage
environmentally responsible behaviour; and we're minimizing our operational
footprint," continued Clarke-Whistler. "In fact, TD was the first bank in
Canada to commit to ensuring its operations are carbon neutral. We believe
that the environment and the economy are closely linked, and we will continue
to advocate for progressive public policy and to promote clean technology
solutions."
    The Global 100, initiated by Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest
Strategic Value Advisors, is a list of publicly-traded companies from around
the world encompassing all sectors of the economy that were evaluated
according to how effectively they manage environmental, social and governance
risks and opportunities, relative to their industry peers.
    For more information please visit www.global100.org.

    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 on-line financial services firms, with more than 5.5
million on-line customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$563 billion in
assets as of October 31, 2008. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the
symbol "TD" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.




For further information:

For further information: Matthew Cram, TD Bank Financial Group, (416)
983-1514, matthew.cram@td.com


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