TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TDBFG) today announced
that it has entered into an agreement with a group of underwriters led by TD
Securities Inc. for an issue of 7 million non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset
Class A Preferred Shares, Series AE (the Series AE Shares), carrying a face
value of $25.00 per share, to raise gross proceeds of $175 million. TDBFG
intends to file in Canada a prospectus supplement to its January 11, 2007 base
shelf prospectus in respect of this issue.
TDBFG has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase, on the
same terms, up to an additional 3 million Series AE Shares. This option is
exercisable in whole or in part by the underwriters at any time up to two
business days prior to closing. The maximum gross proceeds raised under the
offering will be $250 million should this option be exercised in full.
The Series AE Shares will yield 6.25% annually, payable quarterly, as and
when declared by the Board of Directors of TDBFG, for the initial period
ending April 30, 2014. Thereafter, the dividend rate will reset every five
years at a level of 437 basis points over the then five-year Government of
Canada bond yield.
Holders of the Series AE Shares will have the right to convert their
shares into non-cumulative Floating Rate Class A Preferred Shares, Series AF
(the Series AF Shares), subject to certain conditions, on April 30, 2014, and
on April 30th every five years thereafter. Holders of the Series AF Shares
will be entitled to receive quarterly floating dividends, as and when declared
by the Board of Directors of TDBFG, equal to the three-month Government of
Canada Treasury bill yield plus 437 basis points.
The issue is anticipated to qualify as Tier 1 capital for TDBFG and the
expected closing date is January 14, 2009. TDBFG will make an application to
list the Series AE Shares as of the closing date on the Toronto Stock
The Series AE Shares and Series AF Shares have not been and will not be
registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be
offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable
exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not
constitute an offer to sell securities in the United States.
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 and New York Stock Exchanges.
For further information:
For further information: John van Boxmeer, Vice President, Treasury and
Balance Sheet Management, (416) 308-7309; or Nick Petter, Media Relations,