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Corporate Governance

Chairman of the Board

Role of the Chairman of the Board

Brian Levitt is the non-executive Chairman of the Board at TD Bank Group. The Chairman of the Board is appointed annually by the non-management directors of the Board. He is independent and his role as Chairman of the Board is to facilitate the functioning of the Board independently of management and to maintain and enhance the quality of our corporate governance at TD. His key responsibilities are set out in the Charter of the Chairman of the Board which is available on our website. He also serves as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and is member of the Human Resources Committee.

Mr. Levitt is currently Vice-Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and has held various leadership positions at that firm since 2001. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Levitt was the President and, subsequently, Chief Executive Officer of Imasco Limited, at the time one of Canada's largest consumer products and services companies, which included Canada Trust as one of its major holdings. In addition to being a director of Domtar Corporation, Mr. Levitt serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Vice-Chair of the Board of the C.D. Howe Institute. Mr. Levitt served as Chairman of the Board of Domtar Inc. (predecessor of Domtar Corporation) from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Levitt serves as chancellor of Bishop’s University for a five-year term beginning June 1, 2013. In 2014, Mr. Levitt was appointed by the federal government to the Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation. In 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Levitt has been an independent director on TD's Board since December 2008.

(For more information on Mr. Levitt, please visit Meet our Chairman)