GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, names Robert G. Hoak Regional President for the bank's South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina regions.
Based in Greenville, Hoak will be responsible for overseeing commercial and retail banking as well as coordinating TD Bank's related business lines, including mortgage lending, real estate finance, insurance, wealth management, private banking, brokerage and related business and consumer services, across South Carolina, as well as the Wilmington, North Carolina area. He will be reporting jointly to Fred Graziano, Head of Retail Banking, TD Bank, and Lynn Harton, Head of Commercial Banking, South, TD Bank.
"As a veteran banker and native of the South, Rob brings a wealth of experience and understanding not only of the banking industry, but of the local market as well," said Fred Graziano, Head of Retail Banking, TD Bank. Lynn Harton, Head of Regional Commercial Banking, South, TD Bank, added, "We're confident that Rob's leadership will help us succeed in this important growth market for us."
The bank's lending professionals are local bankers making local loans, and they establish customer relationships focusing on service and the delivery of individualized financing solutions. Hoak has 32 years of experience in commercial and retail banking in an extensive, broad range of areas.
"I'm excited to share TD Bank's extensive suite of products, unparalleled convenience and legendary service with residents and businesses in South Carolina," said Hoak. "Carolina First has a great team of professionals and together we will continue to build the better bank for our customers and look forward to welcoming new ones."
Prior to joining TD Bank, Hoak managed the business banking division for Wells Fargo for Pennsylvania and Delaware. He began his banking career with Citizens and Southern National Bank in Charleston, South Carolina. He moved onto to Wachovia Bank in North Carolina where he worked in various positions from commercial banking to regional president in various southern states for more than 27 years.
Hoak is currently relocating to the Greenville area with his wife Allyn. He earned his B.S. in business administration from The Citadel and his M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, providing customers with a full range of financial products and services at more than 1,250 convenient locations from Maine to Florida. On September 30, 2010, The South Financial Group, Inc. was acquired by TD Bank Group, and its subsidiary Carolina First Bank merged with TD Bank. Carolina First Bank will continue to operate under the trade names Carolina First Bank in North and South Carolina and Mercantile Bank in Florida until conversion and rebranding in 2011. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. Carolina First Bank and Mercantile Bank are trade names of TD Bank, N.A. For more information, visit www.tdbank.com. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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