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• Jul 21, 2022

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – July 21, 2022 – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has been recognized with the top score of 100 percent in the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the eighth consecutive year. The DEI is a nationally recognized benchmarking tool that evaluates corporate policies and practices focused on disability inclusion and workplace equality.

"We're proud of the progress we've made in advancing disability inclusion across the bank," said Chris Giamo, Head, Commercial Bank, TD Bank, N.A., and Management Committee Executive Sponsor, Individuals with Diverse Abilities. "Creating a more inclusive tomorrow for everyone is a commitment we embrace every day at TD, one that reflects the enormous passion our colleagues have in enriching lives and investing in the communities where we live and work."

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) was first launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Today, it is recognized as one of the most robust disability inclusion assessment tools in the marketplace. Businesses must score 80% or higher to be recognized as a "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion."

The 2022 DEI measures performance against key categories including: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; and Non-U.S. Operations (Non-Weighted).

“Disability inclusion is a rapidly expanding aspect of corporate culture, and it’s gratifying to partner with 415 companies on the 2022 Disability Equality Index,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. “These top-scoring companies not only excel in disability inclusion, but many are also adopting emerging trends and pioneering measures that can move the disability agenda from accommodation to inclusion and ultimately, genuine belonging."

Making Disability Inclusion a Priority:

  • TD Bank received the Project SEARCH Award of Excellence following its fifth year teaming up as a host employer for Project SEARCH in 2021. Project SEARCH is a national program that helps adult students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition into the workplace. The one-year program provides classroom instruction, career exploration and job skills training through three 10-week internship rotations.
  • TD also works with Specialisterne, a hiring program designed to increase representation of individuals on the spectrum. Specialisterne harnesses the unique talents of people with autism and use them as a competitive advantage, and as a means to help people with autism secure meaningful employment.
  • In 2021, TD launched the second Enabling Leaders cohort, created for TD Bank colleagues who identify as having a disability. This comprehensive leadership communications program empowers participants to hone leadership capability to achieve their full potential.
  • TD also continued to amplify the voices and lived experiences of people with disabilities by sharing the stories of TD colleagues and interns who bring their unique talents and whole selves to work each day to further bolster disability inclusion.
  • TD Bank signed the Joint Investor Statement on Corporate Disability Inclusion urging all businesses to become more inclusive workplaces by hiring and supporting people with disabilities.

About the Disability Equality Index®

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.

About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power for people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 50+ million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com.

About Disability:IN®

Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 400 corporations partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.7 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US and www.twitter.com/TDNews_US.

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. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com/us.

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