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TD Bank and First Horizon Mutually Agree to Terminate Merger Agreement

May 04, 2023, 07:22 AM
Filed Under: Mergers & Acquisitions

TD Bank Group and First Horizon Corporation announced they have entered into a mutual agreement to terminate their previously announced merger agreement, originally announced on Feb. 28, 2022. TD informed First Horizon that TD does not have a timetable for regulatory approvals to be obtained for reasons unrelated to First Horizon. Because there is uncertainty as to when and if these regulatory approvals can be obtained, the parties mutually agreed to terminate the merger agreement.

Under the terms of the termination agreement, TD will make a $200 million cash payment to First Horizon. This payment is in addition to the $25 million fee reimbursement due to First Horizon pursuant to the merger agreement. The shares of First Horizon Series G Preferred Stock that TD Bank purchased will continue to reflect a conversion price of $25 per share.  Neither party will pay any other fees or have any other liabilities to each other related to the merger agreement.

"While today's announcement is unfortunate and unexpected, First Horizon will continue on its growth path operating from a position of strength and stability," said First Horizon Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Jordan. "Our strong capital position, disciplined credit quality, expense control measures, and well-diversified and stable funding mix have enabled our business to navigate challenging banking industry dynamics and remain focused on executing our client-centric growth plan. We continue to develop and expand deep client relationships across all of our markets, which include some of the fastest-growing U.S. markets, while maintaining a strong, asset-sensitive balance sheet well-positioned for the current rate environment."

"This decision provides our colleagues and shareholders with clarity.  Though disappointed with the outcome, we move forward with a strong, growing franchise in the United States, servicing more than 10 million customers across our footprint." said Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group.  "I want to thank First Horizon for their partnership over the last several months and wish them enormous success for the future.  Above all, I want to thank our colleagues at TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, for their tremendous efforts and steadfast dedication to the Bank, the millions we serve and the communities in which we live and work."

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