The table below shows our 2008 performance compared to our objectives for the year.

(1)  Our defined operating leverage is a non-GAAP measure and refers to the difference between our revenue growth rate (as adjusted) and non-interest expense growth rate (as adjusted). For further information, refer to the Key performance and non-GAAP measures section.
  (2) Calculated using guidelines issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) under the new Basel II framework.
  (3) Calculated for period ended October 31, 2008, based on share price appreciation plus reinvested dividend income versus the TSR of seven Canadian financial institutions (Manulife Financial Corporation, Bank of Nova Scotia, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, Sun Life Financial Inc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada) and TSR (in U.S. dollars) of 13 U.S. financial institutions (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company, Wachovia Corporation, US Bancorp, Sun Trust Banks, Inc., The Bank of New York Mellon, BB&T Corporation, Fifth Third Bancorp, National City Corporation, The PNC Financial Services Group, Key Corp and Northern Trust Corporation).

The table below shows our medium-term objectives.

  (1)   See note (1) above.
(2)   See note (2) above.