OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD), the U.S. Olympic
Committee (USOC) and NBC Olympics today announced TD Ameritrade's
sponsorship of the USOC and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. TD Ameritrade
will be the first-ever USOC partner in the online broker category.
"We make a promise each day to our clients and associates — to
relentlessly strive to exceed their expectations," said Fred Tomczyk,
president and chief executive officer, TD Ameritrade. "We believe this
sponsorship — with an organization whose values so closely mirror our
own — is an extension of that promise. We look forward to celebrating
and sharing this pride of sponsorship with all of our clients,
associates and shareholders."
"TD Ameritrade believes in supporting America's athletes, and in the
power and inspiration of their journeys," said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun.
"It is a company that upholds the Olympic Ideals in its own industry,
and we are happy to have them on board. This agreement ushers in a new
era of partnership and cooperation between the USOC and NBC. Working
together, we can bring the U.S. Olympic Movement to new audiences and to
TD Ameritrade's vision to be the better investment firm for today's
investor parallels the USOC's mission to support athletes in achieving
sustained competitive excellence, to build a better world through sport,
and to inspire all Americans.
"We are excited and proud to sponsor the U.S. Olympic Committee and Team
USA, and to honor the spirit of continuously striving to be better,"
The sponsorship agreement with TD Ameritrade includes a media buy on
NBC, the official U.S. broadcaster of the Olympic Games. It marks a
first-of-its-kind marketing and media collaboration between NBC Olympics
and the USOC, through which the organizations have brought forth an
integrated marketing and media package to the corporate marketplace. TD
Ameritrade is partnering with MediaVest USA on driving strategy and
activation of the program.
About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTD), through its brokerage1
and education2 subsidiaries, combines innovative trading
technology, easy-to-use and understand trading
tools, investment services, investor education and superior client
service to create a market-leading financial services experience. Home
to Kiplinger's #1 online broker3, the award-winning
thinkorswim trading technology4, and the respected Investools
investor education program, TD Ameritrade provides millions of retail
investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors with
the tools, service and support they need to help build confidence in
today's rapidly changing market environment. For more information and
resources for journalists, please visit the TD Ameritrade newsroom at www.amtd.com.
About the USOC
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the
International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States
whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full
expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and
Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S.
Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in
the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic,
Pan American and Parapan American Games.
1 TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA (www.FINRA.org)
and TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC
2 Investools is an education subsidiary of TD Ameritrade
Holding Corporation. Investools does not provide financial advice and is
not in the business of transacting trades. Investools, Inc. and TD
Ameritrade, Inc. are separate but affiliated companies that are not
responsible for each other's services or policies.
3TD Ameritrade was ranked #1 and received an overall score of
5 stars (tied for first place with one other broker), in the Kiplinger's
Online Broker Ratings, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 02/2011.
Fourteen brokers were rated in the categories: Costs, Web site
usability, Investment choices, Customer service, and Research and tools.
4 thinkorswim, prior to joining TD Ameritrade, earned 4.9
stars, the top score, in the category "Trading Technology", and was
rated #1 overall online broker in Barron's ranking of online
brokers, 3/15/2010. thinkorswim was evaluated versus others in eight
total categories, including trade experience, trading technology,
usability, range of offerings, research amenities, portfolio analysis
and reporting, customer service and education and costs. thinkorswim
topped the list in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010 with the highest
weighted-average score. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow
Jones & Company © 2006—2010
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Kim Hillyer, 402-574-6523
Director, Investor Relations and Finance
Source: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
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