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TD to Expand in the Southeastern US with Acquisition of First Horizon

TD to Expand in the Southeastern US with Acquisition of First Horizon
Accelerates U.S. growth strategy, creating top 6 U.S. bank with immediate presence and scale in fast growing TD-adjacent markets

TD Bank Group and First Horizon Corporation announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for TD to acquire First Horizon in an all-cash transaction valued at US$13.4 billion, or US$25.00 for each common share of First Horizon. Through this financially compelling transaction, TD accelerates its long-term growth strategy in the United States by acquiring a premier regional bank with an aligned culture and risk-management framework.

“First Horizon is a great bank and a terrific strategic fit for TD. It provides TD with immediate presence and scale in highly attractive adjacent markets in the U.S. with significant opportunity for future growth across the Southeast,” said Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD. “Working with the First Horizon team, TD will build upon the success of its strong franchise and deliver the legendary customer experiences that differentiate us in every market across our footprint.”

Following the closing of the transaction, Bryan Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Horizon, will join TD as Vice Chair, TD Bank Group, reporting to Bharat Masrani and will join the TD Senior Executive Team. He will also be named to the Boards of Directors of TD’s U.S. banking entities as a director and Chair. Jordan will continue to be based in Memphis.

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“We have built a very strong business at First Horizon, and by joining forces with TD, we will create extraordinary value for our key stakeholders with a shared customer-centric strategy, enhanced scale and a broader product set for our clients. This is a true growth story,” said Jordan. “We have long respected TD as a leader in U.S. banking and are confident that its continued and growing investments in our local markets will extend our long history of community support. Thank you to our First Horizon associates for their efforts and dedication to our clients and communities as we continue to deliver for them every day. We look forward to successfully completing this transaction and are excited to join TD.”

“I am very pleased that Bryan and talented leaders from across First Horizon will join TD. Their deep customer and community relationships and proven success driving growth will be of tremendous value as we integrate our teams and deliver for the millions we serve,” added Masrani.

Leo Salom, Group Head, U.S. Retail, TD Bank Group, and President and CEO, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will lead the combined businesses.

“I am excited to welcome First Horizon’s associates, leaders and valued customers to TD once the transaction closes. As one team, with complementary businesses, distribution channels and a shared culture of best-in-class customer service, we will chart the next phase of growth together,” said Salom. “The Southeastern U.S. represents a tremendous opportunity for TD and the addition of First Horizon’s commercial and specialty banking capabilities will position us as a leading national player in commercial banking. We will combine our resources and capabilities and continue to invest in the region as we focus on delivering the most differentiated banking experience in our markets.”

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A Top 6 U.S. Bank

On a pro forma basis excluding merger adjustments, TD’s U.S. franchise1 will be a top 6 U.S. bank, with approximately US$614 billion in assets and a network of 1,560 stores, serving over 10.7 million U.S. customers across 22 states; globally, TD Bank Group will have approximately C$1,841 billion in assets, with over 2,600 branches serving the needs of more than 27.5 million customers2.

First Horizon is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, with assets of US$89 billion as of December 31, 2021. First Horizon operates 412 branches and serves over 1.1 million consumer, business and commercial customers across 12 states. TD will benefit from First Horizon’s strong regional presence, including leadership positions in Tennessee and Louisiana, additional density in Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, and important footholds in the attractive Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas and Houston, Texas markets.

Collectively, populations in First Horizon’s markets are expected to grow approximately 50% faster than the U.S. national average, with some markets far exceeding that level, offering important future growth opportunities as TD invests in the region.

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