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TD Bank Financial Group Ranked One of Canada's Top 100 Employers
TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) has been selected as one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by MediaCorp, and featured in Maclean's Magazine. The award recognizes "great employers who are exceptional business success stories." Criteria used for selection included work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management and training; skills development; recruitment practices; physical workplace; and community involvement. Judges also focused on family-friendly workplaces, younger and older workers, recent immigrants and environmental values. Teri Currie, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, TDBFG, said the key to TD's success is great people. "We work hard at making TD a great place for our employees and this recognition is wonderful validation of our focus on being an employer of choice." "We find out what's top-of-mind through semi-annual surveys, ongoing focus groups and feedback from our people managers and this guides the investments we make in our employees. For example, based on employee input, we enhanced both our Employee Savings Plan and our Parental Leave program in the past year, changes that made both plans the best in our industry." TD Bank Financial Group has also been recognized as the only major Canadian Financial Institution to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Places to Work Institute. About TD Bank Financial Group The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group serves more than 14 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; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth; 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 4.5 million on-line customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$404 billion in assets, as of July 31, 2007. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol "TD", as well as on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
For further information: Simon Townsend, Corporate Communications, (416) 944-7161
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