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November 25, 2019

The Charles Schwab Corporation To Acquire TD Ameritrade
Transaction to Combine Two Award-Winning Companies

The Charles Schwab Corporation and The TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Schwab to acquire TD Ameritrade in a stock transaction valued at approximately $26 billion. 

Press Release: The Charles Schwab Corporation To Acquire TD Ameritrade
FAQ: General Questions about Charles Schwab’s proposed acquisition of TD Ameritrade
Analyst Call Replay: Announcing Schwab’s Acquisition of TD Ameritrade


Important Information About the Transaction and Where to Find it

In connection with the proposed transaction between The Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”) and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (“TD Ameritrade”), Schwab and TD Ameritrade will file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a Schwab registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement of Schwab and TD Ameritrade that also constitutes a prospectus of Schwab, and a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of Schwab and TD Ameritrade.  INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF SCHWAB AND TD AMERITRADE ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS.  Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Schwab or TD Ameritrade through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Schwab or TD Ameritrade at the following:

The Charles Schwab Corporation
211 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 
Attention: Investor Relations
(415) 667-7000

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
200 South 108th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
Attention: Investor Relations
(800) 669-3900

Schwab, TD Ameritrade, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction.  Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Schwab, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in Schwab’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, its proxy statement filed on March 29, 2019 and its Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on August 28, 2019, July 26, 2019 and May 16, 2019, which are filed with the SEC.  Information regarding the directors and executive officers of TD Ameritrade, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in TD Ameritrade’s Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2019, its proxy statement filed on December 31, 2018 and its Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on July 22, 2019, May 20, 2019 and February 19, 2019, which are filed with the SEC.  Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

No Offer or Solicitation

 This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements relating to the business combination transaction involving Schwab and TD Ameritrade, including stockholder and client benefits; scale; growth; EOCA; competitive position; anticipated synergies; accretion; and timing of closing and integration, that reflect management’s expectations as of the date hereof  Achievement of these expectations is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expressed expectations.  Important transaction-related factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the risk that expected revenue, expense and other synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the parties are unable to successfully implement their integration strategies; failure of the parties to satisfy the closing conditions in the merger agreement in a timely manner or at all, including stockholder and regulatory approvals; and disruptions to the parties’ businesses as a result of the announcement and pendency of the merger.  Other important factors include general market conditions, including the level of interest rates, equity valuations and trading activity; the parties’ ability to attract and retain clients and registered investment advisors and grow those relationships and client assets; competitive pressures on pricing, including deposit rates; the parties’ ability to develop and launch new and enhanced products, services, and capabilities, as well as enhance their infrastructure, in a timely and successful manner; client use of the parties’ advisory solutions and other products and services; client sensitivity to rates; the level of client assets, including cash balances; capital and liquidity needs and management; regulatory guidance; litigation or regulatory matters; any adverse impact of financial reform legislation and related regulations; and other factors set forth in Schwab’s and TD Ameritrade’s most recent reports on Form 10-K.  Schwab and TD Ameritrade disclaim any obligation and do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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