TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group (TD) announced today that Colleen Johnston, Group Head Finance, Sourcing and Corporate Communications, and Chief Financial Officer, will enact an automatic plan to exercise stock options expiring in December 2014 and December 2015, as disclosed in TD's proxy circular. The plan covers 39% of Ms. Johnston's outstanding options. As reported in TD's proxy circular, Ms. Johnston has a share ownership requirement of six times her base salary which she exceeds by a wide margin.
Ms. Johnston made the decision to enter into the plan at this time due to TD's conservative trading policies that could prevent them from trading TD shares or exercising options for potentially long periods of time. Under these policies, trading is not permitted for at least six weeks prior to each quarterly release. From time to time, particular circumstances arise that further restrict trading and the combined effect can be a blackout for certain individuals for the better part of a year.
Under TD's policies and applicable securities rules, TD is required to announce by way of press release executives' intention to conduct any transaction in TD stock, including the exercise of stock options at least five business days in advance of the date of the transaction, and any intention to enter into an automatic plan.
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 over 22 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in 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 $862.5 billion in assets on October 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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Ali Duncan Martin
TD Bank Group