TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group (TD) today announced that
it has mailed its Notice of Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders and
Management Proxy Circular to common shareholders of The
Toronto-Dominion Bank. The document is also available online at www.td.com/investor/proxy.jsp.
The management proxy circular contains information for shareholders
regarding TD's annual meeting, including exercising voting rights on
the election of TD's Board of Directors, the appointment of the
auditor, and shareholder proposals. It also includes information
regarding a non-binding, advisory vote by shareholders on TD's approach
to executive compensation disclosed in the circular. The meeting will
be held on April 4, 2013, at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.
The circular also contains, among other items, detailed descriptions of
TD's approach to executive compensation, including the 2012
compensation of Ed Clark, Group President and Chief Executive Officer,
The Board, on a recommendation from its Human Resources Committee, set
Mr. Clark's total direct compensation for 2012 at $10.75 million, a
five per cent decrease from 2011. In making this decision, the
committee considered a number of factors, including TD's strong results
as well as the impact of litigation reserves reported during 2012.
"TD delivered strong performance in 2012, during a time of slow economic
growth," said Brian Levitt, TD's Chairman of the Board and member of
the Human Resources Committee. "The bank's full-year adjusted earnings
exceeded $7 billion for the first time and adjusted earnings per share
rose eight per cent from 2011, thanks to the strength of the leadership
team and a proven business model focused on high-quality, reliable
retail earnings and legendary customer service."
TD's earnings in 2012 were driven by the strong results of its North
American retail businesses, growth in its Wealth Management and
Insurance businesses and a strong performance from its Wholesale
business, despite challenging markets. The bank's performance surpassed
its North American peers on several key financial measures, and
customer satisfaction levels increased during the year. For the seventh
consecutive year, TD Canada Trust was named highest in customer
satisfaction among the big five Canadian banks by J.D. Power &
TD continued its strategic growth in 2012, completing the acquisition of
MBNA Canada's credit card portfolio and announcing the acquisition of
Target's U.S. credit card portfolio. Building on its reputation as a
great place to work, TD was named one of Aon Hewitt's 50 Best Employers
in Canada for the fifth year in a row.
"The board is pleased with TD's 2012 performance, and we are confident
that the management team will continue to deliver superior results and
long-term shareholder value, despite ongoing challenges in the
macroeconomic environment," said Mr. Levitt.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as
TD Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by
branches and serves approximately 22 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 Auto Finance Canada; Wealth and Insurance,
including TD Waterhouse, an investment in TD Ameritrade, and TD
Insurance; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank,
America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; and Wholesale
Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's
leading online financial services firms, with more than 8.5 million
online customers. TD had CDN$811 billion in assets on October 31, 2012.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto
and New York Stock Exchanges.
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
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