Registration Statement No. 333-231751
The Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD” or “we”) has offered the Callable Fixed Rate Notes due October 9, 2020 (the “Notes”) described below.
TD may, at its option, elect to redeem the Notes in whole, but not in part, upon five Business Days’ prior written notice on either April 9,
2020 or July 9, 2020 (each, an “Optional Call Date”).
Any payments on the Notes are subject to the credit risk of TD. The Notes are unsecured and are not savings accounts or insured deposits of a bank. The Notes are not insured or
guaranteed by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “CDIC”), the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency or instrumentality of Canada or the United States.
The Notes will not be listed or displayed on any securities exchange or any electronic communications network.
Investment in the Notes involves a number of risks. See “Additional Risk Factors” beginning on page P-5 of this pricing supplement, “Risk Factors” beginning on
page S-4 of the prospectus supplement dated June 18, 2019 (the “prospectus supplement”) and “Risk Factors” beginning on page 1 of the prospectus dated June 18, 2019 (the “prospectus”).
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these Notes or determined that
this pricing supplement, the prospectus supplement or the prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
We will deliver the Notes in book-entry only form through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company on October 9, 2019, against
payment in immediately available funds.
Additional Risk Factors
The Notes involve risks not associated with an investment in ordinary fixed rate notes. This section describes the most significant risks relating to the terms of the Notes. For additional
information as to these risks, please see the prospectus supplement and the prospectus.
You should carefully consider whether the Notes are suited to your particular circumstances. Accordingly, investors should consult their investment, legal, tax, accounting and other advisors as to
the risks entailed by an investment in the Notes and the suitability of the Notes in light of their particular circumstances.
Investors Are Subject to Our Credit Risk, and Our Credit Ratings and Credit Spreads May Adversely Affect the Market Value of the Notes.
Investors are dependent on TD’s ability to pay all amounts due on the Notes on the Interest Payment Dates and the Maturity Date, and, therefore, investors are subject to the credit risk of TD and
to changes in the market’s view of TD’s creditworthiness. Any decrease in TD’s credit ratings or increase in the credit spreads charged by the market for taking TD’s credit risk is likely to adversely affect the market value of the Notes. If TD
becomes unable to meet its financial obligations as they become due, investors may not receive any amounts due under the terms of the Notes.
The Notes Are Subject to Early Redemption at TD’s Option.
TD has the option to redeem the Notes on any Optional Call Date as set forth above. It is more likely that we will redeem the Notes prior to the Maturity Date to the extent that the interest
payable on the Notes is greater than the interest that would be payable on our other instruments of a comparable maturity, terms and credit rating trading in the market. If the Notes are redeemed prior to their stated Maturity Date, you may have to
re-invest the proceeds in a lower rate environment.
The Agent Discount, Offering Expenses and Certain Hedging Costs Are Likely to Adversely Affect Secondary Market Prices.
Assuming no changes in market conditions or any other relevant factors, the price, if any, at which you may be able to sell the Notes will likely be lower than the public offering price. The
public offering price includes, and any price quoted to you is likely to exclude, the underwriting discount paid in connection with the initial distribution, offering expenses as well as the cost of hedging our obligations under the Notes. In
addition, any such price is also likely to reflect dealer discounts, mark-ups and other transaction costs, such as a discount to account for costs associated with establishing or unwinding any related hedge transaction.
There May Not Be an Active Trading Market for the Notes — Sales in the Secondary Market May Result in Significant Losses.
There may be little or no secondary market for the Notes. The Notes will not be listed or displayed on any securities exchange or any electronic communications network. TD Securities (USA) LLC and
other affiliates of TD may make a market for the Notes; however, they are not required to do so. TD Securities (USA) LLC or any other affiliate of TD may stop any market-making activities at any time. Even if a secondary market for the Notes
develops, it may not provide significant liquidity or trade at prices advantageous to you. We expect that transaction costs in any secondary market would be high. As a result, the difference between bid and ask prices for your Notes in any
secondary market could be substantial.
If you sell your Notes before the Maturity Date, you may have to do so at a substantial discount from the Issue Price, and as a result, you may suffer substantial losses.
The Temporary Price at Which the Underwriter May Initially Buy The Notes in the Secondary Market May Exceed Other Secondary Market Values and, Depending on Your
Broker, the Valuation Provided on Your Customer Account Statements May Not Be Indicative of Future Prices of Your Notes.
Assuming that all relevant factors remain constant after the Pricing Date, the price at which the Underwriter may initially buy or sell the Notes in the secondary market (if the Underwriter makes
a market in the Notes, which it is not obligated to do) may, for a temporary period after the Pricing Date of the Notes, exceed the secondary market value of the Notes, as discussed further under “Supplemental Plan of Distribution (Conflicts of
Interest).” During this temporary period such prices may, depending on your broker, be greater than the valuation provided on your customer account statements; you should inquire with your broker as to the valuation provided on your customer
account statement. The price at which the Underwriter may initially buy or sell the Notes in the secondary market may not be indicative of future prices of your Notes.
Significant Aspects of the Tax Treatment of the Notes May Be Uncertain.
The U.S. tax treatment of the Notes may be uncertain. Please read carefully the section entitled “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” below. You should consult your tax advisor about
your tax situation.
For a discussion of the Canadian federal income tax consequences of investing in the Notes, please see “Tax Consequences—Canadian Taxation” in the prospectus. If you are not a Non-resident Holder (as that term is
defined in “Canadian Taxation” in the prospectus) for Canadian federal income tax purposes or if you acquire the Notes in the secondary market, you should consult your tax advisors as to the consequences of acquiring, holding and disposing of the
Notes and receiving the payments that might be due under the Notes.
Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences
General The following discussion summarizes certain U.S. federal income tax consequences to U.S. Holders of the purchase, beneficial ownership and disposition
of the Notes. This discussion replaces the federal income tax discussions in the prospectus supplement and prospectus. The discussion herein does not address the consequences to taxpayers subject to special tax accounting rules under Section 451(b)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).
For purposes of this summary, a “U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a Note that is:
an individual who is a citizen or a resident of the U.S., for U.S. federal income tax purposes;
a corporation (or other entity that is treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) that is created or organized in or under the laws of the U.S. or any State thereof (including the District of Columbia);
an estate whose income is subject to U.S. federal income taxation regardless of its source; or
a trust if a court within the U.S. is able to exercise primary supervision over its administration, and one or more U.S. persons, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, have the authority to control all of its substantial decisions.
For purposes of this summary, a “Non-U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a Note that is:
a nonresident alien individual for federal income tax purposes;
a foreign corporation for federal income tax purposes; or
an estate or trust whose income is not subject to federal income tax on a net income basis.
An individual may, subject to certain exceptions, be deemed to be a resident of the U.S. for U.S. federal income tax purposes by reason of being present in the U.S. for 31 days or more in the
calendar year and for an aggregate of 183 days or more during a three year period ending in the current calendar year (counting for such purposes all of the days present in the current year, one third of the days present in the immediately
preceding year, and one sixth of the days present in the second preceding year).
This summary is based on interpretations of the Code, regulations issued thereunder, and rulings and decisions currently in effect (or in some cases proposed), all of which are subject to change.
Any such change may be applied retroactively and may materially and adversely affect the U.S. federal income tax consequences described herein. In addition, this summary addresses only holders that purchase Notes at initial issuance, and own Notes
as capital assets and not as part of a “straddle,” “hedge,” “synthetic security,” or a “conversion transaction” for U.S. federal income tax purposes or as part of some other integrated investment. This summary does not discuss all of the tax
consequences (such as any alternative minimum tax consequences) that may be relevant to particular investors or to investors subject to special treatment under the U.S. federal income tax laws (such as banks, thrifts or other financial
institutions; insurance companies; securities dealers or brokers, or traders in securities electing mark-to-market treatment; regulated investment companies or real estate investment trusts; small business investment companies; S corporations;
partnerships; or investors that hold their Notes through a partnership or other entity treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes; holders whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar; certain former citizens or residents of
the U.S.; retirement plans or other tax-exempt entities, or persons holding the Notes in tax-deferred or tax-advantaged accounts; persons that purchase or sell the Notes as part of a wash sale for tax purposes; or “controlled foreign corporations”
or “passive foreign investment companies” for U.S. federal income tax purposes). This summary also does not address the tax consequences to shareholders, or other equity holders in, or beneficiaries of, a holder, or any state, local or non-U.S. tax
consequences of the purchase, ownership or disposition of the Notes. Persons considering the purchase of Notes should consult their tax advisors concerning the application of U.S. federal income tax laws to their particular situations as well as
any consequences of the purchase, beneficial ownership and disposition of Notes arising under the laws of any other taxing jurisdiction.
U.S. Federal Income Tax Treatment of the Notes
The Notes should be treated as indebtedness for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and the balance of this summary assumes that the Notes are treated as indebtedness for U.S. federal income tax
purposes. We intend to treat the Notes as having a term of one year or less, so Interest Payments would be subject to the general rules governing interest payments on short-term notes and would be required to be accrued by accrual-basis taxpayers
(and cash-basis taxpayers who elect to accrue interest currently) on either the straight-line method or, if elected, the constant yield method, compounded daily. Cash-basis taxpayers who do not elect to accrue interest currently would include
interest in income upon receipt of such interest. Pursuant to the terms of the Notes, you agree to treat the Notes consistent with our treatment for all U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Based on certain factual representations received from us, our special U.S. tax counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, is of the opinion that your Notes should be
treated as described above. However, the U.S. federal income tax treatment of the Notes is uncertain. We do not plan to request a ruling from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) regarding the tax treatment of the Notes, and the IRS or a
court may not agree with the tax treatment described in this pricing supplement. We urge you to consult your tax advisor as to the tax consequences of your investment in the Notes.
Sale, Exchange, Early Redemption or Maturity of the Notes
Upon the disposition of a Note by sale, exchange, early redemption, maturity or other taxable disposition, a U.S. Holder should generally recognize taxable gain or loss equal
to the difference between (1) the amount realized on such taxable disposition (other than amounts attributable to accrued but untaxed interest) and (2) the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in the Note. A U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in a Note
generally will equal the U.S. Holder’s cost of the Note. Because the Note is held as a “capital asset”, as defined in Section 1221 of the Code, such gain or loss will generally constitute capital gain or loss. The deductibility of a capital loss
realized on the taxable disposition of a Note is subject to limitations.
Medicare Tax on Net Investment Income
U.S. Holders that are individuals, estates or certain trusts are subject to an additional 3.8% tax on all or a portion of their “net investment income,” or “undistributed net
investment income” in the case of an estate or trust, which may include any income or gain with respect to the Notes, to the extent of their net investment income or undistributed net investment income (as the case may be) that, when added to their
other modified adjusted gross income, exceeds $200,000 for an unmarried individual, $250,000 for a married taxpayer filing a joint return (or a surviving spouse), $125,000 for a married individual filing a separate return or the dollar amount at
which the highest tax bracket begins for an estate or trust. The 3.8% Medicare tax is determined in a different manner than the income tax. U.S. holders should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences of the 3.8% Medicare tax.
Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Certain U.S. Holders that own “specified foreign financial assets” in excess of an applicable threshold may be subject to reporting obligations with respect to such assets with their tax returns,
especially if such assets are held outside the custody of a U.S. financial institution. U.S. Holders are urged to consult their tax advisors as to the application of this reporting obligation to their ownership of the Notes.
Tax Treatment of Non-U.S. Holders
In general and subject to the discussion below, payments on the Notes to a Non-U.S. Holder and gain realized on the sale, exchange, early redemption, maturity or other taxable disposition of the
Notes by a Non-U.S. Holder will not be subject to U.S. federal income or withholding tax, unless (1) such income is effectively connected with a trade or business conducted by such Non-U.S. Holder in the U.S., (2) in the case of gain, such Non-U.S.
Holder is a nonresident alien individual who holds the Notes as a capital asset and is present in the U.S. for 183 days or more in the taxable year of the sale and certain other conditions are satisfied, (3) such Non-U.S. Holder fails to provide
the relevant correct, complete and executed IRS Form W-8 or (4) such Non-U.S. Holder has certain other present or former connections with the U.S.
Backup Withholding and Information Reporting
Interest paid on, and the proceeds received from a sale, exchange, early redemption, maturity or other taxable disposition of Notes held by a U.S. Holder
will be subject to information reporting unless the U.S. Holder is an “exempt recipient” and may also be subject to backup withholding if the holder fails to provide certain identifying information (such as an accurate taxpayer number) or meet
certain other conditions. Amounts withheld under the backup withholding rules are not additional taxes and may be refunded or credited against your U.S. federal income tax liability, provided the required information is furnished to the IRS.
Payments of principal and interest on, and proceeds from the taxable disposition of, Notes held by a Non-U.S. Holder to or through certain brokers may be subject to a backup
withholding tax on “reportable payments” unless, in general, such Non-U.S. Holder complies with certain procedures or is an exempt recipient. Any such amounts so withheld from distributions on the Notes generally will be refunded by the IRS or
allowed as a credit against such Non-U.S. Holder’s federal income tax, provided such Non-U.S. Holder makes a timely filing of an appropriate tax return or refund claim. Reports will be made to the IRS and to holders that are not excepted from the
Both U.S. and Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences of an investment in the Notes, as well as any tax consequences
arising under the laws of any state, local or non-U.S. taxing jurisdiction (including that of TD).
Supplemental Plan of Distribution (Conflicts of Interest)
We have appointed TD Securities (USA) LLC, an affiliate of TD, as the agent for the sale of the Notes. Pursuant to the terms of a distribution agreement, TD Securities (USA) LLC will purchase the
Notes from TD at the public offering price less the underwriting discount set forth on the cover page of this pricing supplement for distribution to other registered broker-dealers, or has offered the Notes directly to investors. TD Securities
(USA) LLC or other registered broker-dealers have offered the Notes at the public offering price set forth on the cover page of this pricing supplement. TD Securities (USA) LLC will receive a commission of up to $1.00
(0.10%) per $1,000 Principal Amount of the Notes and will use all or a portion of that commission to allow selling concessions to other dealers in connection with the distribution of the Notes. The other dealers may forgo, in their sole
discretion, some or all of their selling concessions. The total “Underwriting Discount” and “Proceeds to TD” specified on the cover of this pricing supplement reflect the aggregate underwriting discount at the time TD established its hedge
positions on or prior to the Pricing Date, which were variable and fluctuated depending on market conditions at such times.
We expect to deliver the Notes against payment on October 9, 2019, which is the fifth business day following the Pricing Date. Under Rule 15c6-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, trades in the secondary market generally are required to settle in two business days (T+2), unless the parties to a trade expressly agree otherwise. Accordingly, purchasers who wish to trade the Notes in the secondary market on any date
prior to two business days before delivery of the Notes will be required, by virtue of the fact that each Note initially will settle in five business days (T+5), to specify alternative settlement arrangements to prevent a failed settlement of the
secondary market trade.
Assuming that all relevant factors remain constant after the Pricing Date, the price at which the Underwriter may initially buy or sell the Notes in the secondary market, if any, may, for a
temporary period expected to be approximately 12 months after the Issue Date, exceed the secondary market value of the Notes because, in our discretion, we may elect to effectively reimburse to investors a portion of the estimated cost of hedging
our obligations under the Notes and other costs in connection with the Notes which we will no longer expect to incur over the term of the Notes. This discretionary election and the temporary reimbursement period are determined on the basis of a
number of factors, including the tenor of the Notes and any agreement we may have with the distributors of the Notes. The amount of our estimated costs which we effectively reimburse to investors in this way may not be allocated ratably throughout
the reimbursement period, and we may discontinue such reimbursement at any time or revise the duration of the reimbursement period after the Issue Date of the Notes based on changes in market conditions and other factors that cannot be predicted.
Conflicts of Interest. TD Securities (USA) LLC is an affiliate of TD and, as such, has a ‘‘conflict of interest’’ in this offering within the meaning of
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) Rule 5121. In addition, TD will receive the net proceeds from the initial public offering of the Notes, thus creating an additional conflict of interest within the meaning of FINRA Rule 5121.
Consequently, this offering of the Notes will be conducted in compliance with the provisions of FINRA Rule 5121. Accordingly, neither TD Securities (USA) LLC nor any other affiliated agent of ours is permitted to sell the Notes to an account over
which it exercises discretionary authority without the prior specific written approval of the account holder.
We may use this pricing supplement in the initial sale of the Notes. In addition, TD Securities (USA) LLC or another of our affiliates may use this pricing supplement in a market-making
transaction in the Notes after their initial sale. Unless we or our agent informs the purchaser otherwise in the confirmation of sale, this pricing supplement is being used in a market-making
Prohibition of Sales to EEA Retail Investors
The Notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For these
purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU, as amended (“MiFID II”); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2002/92/EC, as
amended, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended. Consequently no key information document
required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014, as amended (the “PRIIPs Regulation”), for offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Notes or
otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.