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MasterCard Canada takes another step forward

TORONTO, August 16, 2011 – MasterCard Canada welcomes the announcement Monday that the TD Bank Group is acquiring the MBNA Canada credit card portfolio, which has been owned by Bank of America since 2006. When the transaction is complete, it will position TD as one of the largest issuers of MasterCard cards in Canada.

“As the only credit card network to have added three new issuers in less than two years, we are thrilled to welcome another to the MasterCard family,” said Betty K. DeVita, President of MasterCard Canada. “MasterCard brings innovative payment technologies to consumers, merchants and businesses; we look forward to continuing our relationship with current MBNA cardholders and future TD cardholders.”

During the transition period cardholders will continue to receive existing MasterCard® benefits such as zero liability and access to technology such as PayPass™.

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