TD Bank Launches Company-wide Small Business Outreach Campaign


Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Portland, Maine (PRESS RELEASE – May 5, 2011) – TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, launched its first-ever, company-wide small business outreach campaign, during which teams of local lending officers and banking employees will disperse throughout communities from Maine to Florida with the goal of reaching nearly 25,000 companies with the message that TD Bank is lending to small business. The month-long campaign will mark TD Bank’s largest-ever coordinated effort targeting the small business community.

“TD Bank understands that small businesses are the engine of the economy, creating jobs and keeping our communities vibrant. That’s why we’re taking a highly personal approach with this effort, going door to door, meeting in-person with small business owners to talk about their needs and concerns, and to let them know that at TD Bank, credit is available,” said Fred Graziano, Head of Retail and Small Business Banking at TD Bank. “We’ve increased our small business lending staff, and they’re partnering with thousands of TD employees across all lines of business, including retail, commercial, cash management, and TD Insurance, to show small businesses just how important they are to us and that we want to help them be successful.”

A one-stop banking shop for its small business customers, TD Bank offers full-scale solutions delivered by local professionals and is proud to support the entrepreneurial spirit by partnering with small businesses on their financial management. By providing conveniences such as extended banking hours and personalized service, TD Bank is a leading small business lender, offering both conventional financing and loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), with credit decisions made locally.

“Our message to small businesses will be, we’re ready to lend when they’re ready to borrow. We think our campaign is timely given the upcoming celebration of National Small Business Week and we’re optimistic that our effort will encourage small businesses to focus on growth,” Graziano said.

Business owners interested in learning more about TD Bank’s small business offerings can call 1-888-751-9000, visit any TD Bank store, or go online at www.TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, providing customers with a full range of financial products and services at more than 1,250 convenient locations from Maine to Florida. On September 30, 2010, The South Financial Group, Inc. was acquired by TD Bank Group, and its subsidiary Carolina First Bank merged with TD Bank. Carolina First Bank will continue to operate under the trade names Carolina First Bank in North and South Carolina and Mercantile Bank in Florida until conversion and rebranding in June 2011. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. Carolina First Bank and Mercantile Bank are trade names of TD Bank, N.A. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody’s. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD.”

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