TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Toronto-Dominion Bank ("TD Bank Group" or "TD") announced today that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem all or any part of the currently outstanding 10 million Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series Y (the "Series Y Shares") of TD on October 31, 2013. As a result and subject to certain conditions set out in the prospectus dated July 7, 2008 relating to the issuance of the Series Y Shares, the holders of the Series Y Shares have the right to convert all or part of their Series Y Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Non-Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series Z (the "Series Z Shares") of TD on October 31, 2013. Holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series Y Shares into Series Z Shares on such date will continue to hold their Series Y Shares.
The foregoing conversion right is subject to the conditions that: (i) if TD determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series Z Shares outstanding after October 31, 2013, then holders of Series Y Shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into Series Z Shares, and (ii) alternatively, if TD determines that there would remain outstanding less than 1,000,000 Series Y Shares after October 31, 2013, then all remaining Series Y Shares will automatically be converted into Series Z Shares on a one-for-one basis on October 31, 2013. In either case, TD will give written notice to that effect to holders of Series Y Shares no later than October 24, 2013.
The dividend rate applicable to the Series Y Shares for the 5-year period from and including October 31, 2013 to but excluding October 31, 2018, and the dividend rate applicable to the Series Z Shares for the 3-month period from and including October 31, 2013 to but excluding January 31, 2014, will be determined and announced by way of a press release on October 1, 2013.
Beneficial owners of Series Y Shares who wish to exercise their conversion right should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other nominee to obtain instructions for exercising such right on or prior to the deadline for exercise, which is 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on October16, 2013.
Inquiries should be directed to TD's Registrar and Transfer Agent, CST Trust Company, at 1-800-387-0825 (or in Toronto 416-682-3860).
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 Wealth, TD Direct Investing, 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 approximately 8 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$835 billion in assets on July 31, 2013. 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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