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TD Ameritrade Ranked Number One Overall Broker by StockBrokers.com

February 29, 2012

Several "Best in Class" and individual awards comprise highest ranking

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TD Ameritrade, Inc. ("TD Ameritrade"), a broker dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, received the highest possible award as Best Overall Broker in StockBrokers.com 2012 broker review, with the thinkorswim® and Trade Architect® trading platforms receiving individual awards.

StockBrokers.com Annual Online Broker Review of 24 online brokers is based on eight different categories with the following weightings: "Commissions & Fees" (15%), "Ease-of-Use" (15%), "Platforms & Tools" (15%), "Research" (15%), "Customer Service" (15%), "Offering of Investments" (15%), "Education" (5%), and "Mobile Trading" (5%).

In addition to winning the highest award, TD Ameritrade received a number of "Best in Class" category ratings including:

  • Best in Class: "Ease of Use", "Platforms & Tools", "Research", "Customer Service", "Investor Community", "Investor Education", "Active Trading," "Options Trading"
  • Best Overall "Platforms & Tools"
  • Best Web Based Platform: Trade Architect
  • Best Overall Platform: thinkorswim

"TD Ameritrade's Trade Architect is a beautiful work of art," says Blain Reinkensmeyer, CEO, StockBrokers.com. "We were in awe of how seamlessly we navigated between screens and the collection of tools built in."

According to the review of Platforms & Tools, "Its desktop counterpart, thinkorswim by TD Ameritrade, caters to the broker's active and more advanced clients… Since being acquired by TD Ameritrade in early 2009, thinkorswim… has only grown to become more advanced and offer a wider array of tools."

"We have been laser focused on delivering the best trading services on the market to our clients," said Steven Quirk, senior vice president, trader group for TD Ameritrade. "We are thrilled to bring home this top award as we continually work to create the most robust platforms and services for both the novice investor and active trader."

"Other highlights this year included TD Ameritrade's live chat support through thinkorswim, which had us feeling like royalty," continued StockBrokers.com. "Within seconds of joining a new support chat, we were instantly connected with two support reps (one kindly left)."

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TD Ameritrade was ranked #1 out of 24 online brokers evaluated in the StockBrokers.com Online Broker Review 2012. Please read the article http://www.stockbrokers.com/2012-online-broker-review.html for complete details.


About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NASDAQ: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how — bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 36 years. An official sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information.

Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA (www.FINRA.org) /SIPC (www.SIPC.org) /NFA (www.nfa.futures.org).

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
For Media:
Beth Evegan, 201-369-5930
Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
For Investors:
Jeff Goeser, 402-597-8464
Director, Investor Relations & Finance

Source: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

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