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MONTREAL, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - TD, new presenting sponsor of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, announced that it is extremely enthusiastic to be part of the 31st edition of the Festival, which officially unveiled its indoor programming today. The sponsorship is part of TD's increased investment in Quebec culture which coincides with the celebration of its 150th anniversary in Quebec. As the official presenter of the largest jazz festival in the world, TD will contribute to raising the profile of Montreal as an internationally-recognized Canadian cultural hotspot.

"For 31 years, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has promoted our city's unique culture and dynamic musical community to the rest of the world. At TD, we are extremely excited to be the new presenting sponsor. This event is important to the Montreal community, and is a source of pride for many businesses, including TD," says Christine Marchildon, Senior Vice President, Quebec region, TD Canada Trust.

Through what is one of the largest sponsorships in Quebec, TD's continued support will help the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal continue to promote local and international jazz musicians and offer hundreds of free outdoor concerts while promoting tourism, enriching culture and stimulating the local economy.

TD and Music

In recognition of Canadians' love of music, TD helps bring the best in musical talent to our communities and customers through sponsorships which include support for nine of Canada's foremost jazz festivals.

About TD Bank Financial Group

The year 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of TD Bank Financial Group in Quebec. TDBFG has built on a long tradition of quality client service and community involvement that dates back to the opening of the first branch of the Bank of Toronto in Quebec in 1860. Today, TDBFG's Quebec presence includes over 4,000 employees and 125 offices and points of service, as well as significant investments in community programs.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG). TDBFG is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 18 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 Insurance; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TDBFG also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 6 million online customers. TDBFG had $567 billion in assets on January 31, 2010. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

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