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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Annual Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on April 25, 2018.

    Meeting Information




Meeting Type:


For holders as of:


Annual Meeting


February 26, 2018


    Date:    April 25, 2018       Time:    4:00 p.m., Central Time












  Location: Marriott Minneapolis West
9960 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  Attending The Meeting: If you plan to attend the Meeting, you will be required to present a valid form of photo identification to be admitted.
  * From I-169, exit on Betty Crocker Drive/Shelard Parkway
  * Go west and follow Shelard Parkway 3/4 mile to hotel located on left

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in TCF Financial Corporation. 


This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). 


We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.


This Notice also constitutes notice of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

    See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.






    Before You Vote    

How to Access the Proxy Materials

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How to View Online:

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    How To Vote    

Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods


Vote In Person: If you plan to attend the Meeting, you will be required to present a valid form of photo identification to be admitted. At the Meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares.


Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (GRAPHIC) (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions. 


Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.







Voting Items    
The Board of Directors recommends you vote
FOR the following:

Election of 13 Directors, each to serve a one-year term


  01) Peter Bell 08) Richard H. King
  02) William F. Bieber 09) Vance K. Opperman
  03) Theodore J. Bigos 10) James M. Ramstad
  04) Craig R. Dahl 11) Roger J. Sit
  05) Karen L. Grandstrand 12) Julie H. Sullivan
  06) Thomas F. Jasper 13) Barry N. Winslow
  07) George G. Johnson    


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:
2. Approve the Amended and Restated TCF Financial 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan to Increase the Number of Shares Authorized by 4 Million Shares.
3. Approve the Amended and Restated Directors Stock Grant Program to Increase the Value of the Annual Grant of Restricted Stock to $55,000.
4. Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote to Approve Executive Compensation as Disclosed in the Proxy Statement.
5. Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote to Ratify the Appointment of KPMG LLP as Independent Registered Public Accountants for 2018.











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