TD Ameritrade Named #1 Broker for Second Straight Year by

  TD Ameritrade Named #1 Broker for Second Straight Year by

Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb. -- February 19, 2013

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) today is pleased to announce
that its introducing broker-dealer subsidiary, TD Ameritrade, Inc., has been
named the #1 overall broker by, a web site that seeks to help
self-directed investors find the best broker to fit their needs. This is’s third annual Broker Review.

The 2013 Online Broker Review assessed 17 brokers on 283
different variables within eight primary research areas: Commissions & Fees,
Ease-of-Use, Platforms & Tools, Research, Customer Service, Offering of
Investments, Education, and Mobile Trading.

Reviewers then ranked the brokers in 12 separate categories, addressing those
areas: Overall, Commissions & Fees, Platforms & Tools, Research, Customer
Service (Overall), Customer Service (Phone), Customer Service (Email),
Education, Mobile Trading, Options Trading, Active Trading and New Investors.
Of the 12 categories, TD Ameritrade received a #1 ranking in six, including:

  *Best Desktop Platform (for thinkorswim)
  *Platforms & Tools
  *Customer Service, Overall
  *Customer Service, Phone
  *New Investors

TD Ameritrade was also named one of the top five best in four other
categories: Research, Mobile Trading, Active Trading and Options Trading –
placing first or within the top five in 10 of the Review’s 12 categories.

“We are here to help our clients develop as investors and traders, and
education and client service are just as important as the innovation we
continue to deliver,” said Steve Quirk, senior vice president of TD
Ameritrade’s Trader Group. “Being named the best overall broker is great
validation for the work we do every day, but we won’t stop trying to get
better. We’ll continue to push the limits on what technology can do to make
the markets more accessible and easier to navigate for new and experienced
traders and investors.”

For the latest news and information about TD Ameritrade, follow the Company on
Twitter, @TDAmeritradePR.


About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs)
have turned to TD Ameritrade’s (NYSE: AMTD) technology, people and education
to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over
the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or
sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them
decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 36 years. TD
Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment
services. Please visit TD Ameritrade’s newsroom or for more

Brokerage services provided by TDAmeritrade, Inc., member FINRA
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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
For Media:
Kim Hillyer, 402-574-6523
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
For Investors:
Jeff Goeser, 402-597-8464
Director, Investor Relations & Finance
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