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TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group has enlisted General (Retired) Rick Hillier to support initiatives that enhance the client and customer experience. This announcement marks the General's first partnership with a financial institution. "Working with the General provides us with unique and memorable opportunities to WOW! our clients and customers," said Ed Clark, President and CEO of TD Bank. "His distinguished military career will be a great source of insight and inspiration for us all. We're delighted he has chosen to work with TD, and look forward to his contributions." The General will work part-time out of a TD office in Ottawa, and may also be called upon to assist the Bank's ongoing leadership development and training activities. "I'm proud to be associated with TD," said General (Retired) Hillier. "It is a winning organization, with an energetic and focused team, an exciting brand and a compelling growth strategy. I look forward to contributing to its leadership position." General (Retired) Hillier's military career has spanned over three decades. He retired on July 1, 2008 as Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces. Previous to this, the General served throughout Canada, including leading the Canadian Forces' commitment to the Quebec Ice Storm in 1998. He has also served with the United Nations and NATO forces in the former Yugoslavia and in Afghanistan. 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 seventh 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; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth and Commerce Bank (to be known together as TD 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$509 billion in assets as of July 31, 2008. 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: Stephen Hewitt, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 983-1315

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