As America's largest financial institutions falter, Toronto-Dominion Bank intends to grab market share here by accelerating branch openings, W. Edmund Clark, its chief executive officer, told American Banker on Wednesday.

"We happen to have a short period of dislocation here, where they're otherwise occupied, and we're going to take advantage of that by growing as fast as we can — probably organically and only with acquisitions when we get visibility on the economy," Clark said. "You want to grow like stink here if you can do it."

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