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Section 1: 4 (PRIMARY DOCUMENT)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Butterfield Thomas John
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TCF FINANCIAL CORP [TCB]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Information Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
200 LAKE STREET EAST
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/26/2016
(Street)

WAYZATA, MN 55391-1693
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 04/26/2016   A   15,000(3) A (4) 40,000 D  
Common Stock               1,853.481(1) I By SERP Trust as of 3/31/2016(2)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Butterfield Thomas John
200 LAKE STREET EAST
WAYZATA, MN 55391-1693
      Chief Information Officer  

Signatures

 Thomas J. Butterfield by POA Kirk D. Johnson   04/28/2016
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The filing of this statement shall not be construed as an admission that the undersigned is, for the purpose of Section 16 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the beneficial owner of any equity securities covered by this statement other than those owned by the undersigned.
(2) The shares noted are derivative securities based on the Reporting Person's benefits under a non-qualified plan.
(3) Restricted stock award pursuant to the Issuer's 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan (which includes tax withholding rights) in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3.
(4) Price is not applicable.

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Section 2: EX-24 (POWER OF ATTORNEY)

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes 
and appoints each of Joseph T. Green, Kirk D. Johnson, 
Steven D. Shogren, and Mary L. Brown, signing singly, 
the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's 
capacity as an officer and/or director of TCF Financial Corporation (the 
"Company"), Forms 3, 4, and 5 (including applying for SEC filer codes) 
in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 and the rules thereunder;

(2) Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such 
Form 3, 4, or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, 
and timely file such form with the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

(3) Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the 
foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of 
benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the 
undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such 
attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of 
Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions
as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, 
necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers 
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned 
might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution 
or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, 
or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or 
cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers
herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing 
attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the 
undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of 
the undersigned's responsibilities to comply 
with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the 
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect 
to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued
by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed 
writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney
to be executed as of this 4th day of January, 2016.

Signature:  /s/ Tom Butterfield
Print Name:     Tom Butterfield

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