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TCF Named Emerging Partner of the Year by Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest


Top award recognizes TCF's exceptional commitment to promoting
financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship; TCF commits
$100,000 over four years to Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE:TCF) and Junior Achievement of
the Upper Midwest (JAUM) announce today that TCF received the Emerging
Partner of the Year Award from JAUM. This award recognizes JAUM partners
that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the organization's mission
of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

TCF supported the organization by implementing a JAUM Corporate Council,
a group of TCF team members who are dedicated to promoting JAUM's
mission throughout the company, and coordinated two Junior Achievement
(JA) events called JA-in-a-Day, where schools receive one day of JA
programming. Team members also participated in JA bigBowl, JAUM's
largest fundraising event, and volunteered at JA BizTown, a simulated
city where middle school students run an economy for a day.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award that recognizes our
team members who are preparing today's youth to succeed in life through
financial education," said Kent Engler, Minnesota director of retail
banking at TCF Bank and board member at Junior Achievement of the Upper
Midwest. "We look forward to deepening our relationship with Junior
Achievement and are excited to volunteer in JA's new building, where
TCF's name proudly will be showcased. Thank you to all of our team
members who volunteered their time and energy to teach financial
education and served as mentors for young people."

"We're grateful for our partnership with TCF Bank," said Gina Blayney,
president and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. "By
encouraging their employees to volunteer their time and expertise, and
by providing financial support for our programs, local students are
learning 21st century skills that will help them succeed in
school and beyond."

Beyond team member involvement and volunteerism, the TCF Foundation has
donated more than $155,000 over the years to JAUM, and this year it
approved a pledge of $100,000 over the next four years as JAUM builds a
new facility near the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

TCF supports financial education for all ages: JA volunteers mentor
elementary and middle school students as they develop their financial
literacy skills and TCF's two financial education programs, the TCF
Financial Scholars Program and the TCF Financial Fitness Program, help
high school students and adults continue to build their financial
well-being. To learn more about TCF's financial education programs,

To learn more about the work JA is doing in a community near you, visit

About TCF

TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of
June 30, 2018 TCF had $23 billion in total assets and 315 bank branches
in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and
Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF,
through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing and equipment
finance in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance in all 50
states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit

About Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest has been serving students in
Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin since 1949. During the
2017-2018 school year, we reached more than 165,500 students in grades
K-12 with financial literacy, college and career readiness and
entrepreneurship education. Our programs are implemented by more than
10,000 volunteers, mostly business professionals, who share their skills
and experience to motivate and inspire students to succeed. Learn more

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