RBC recognized as "Best Private Bank in Canada" in Global Private Banking Awards

RBC recognized as "Best Private Bank in Canada" in Global Private Banking 
Awards 
RBC the first-ever Canadian recipient of prestigious award 
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC (RY on TSX and NYSE), has been recognized as 
the "Best Private Bank in Canada" in the fourth annual 2012 Global Private 
Banking Awards. RBC has the distinction of being the first winner in this new 
category of the awards that celebrate excellence in wealth management, 
presented today at a ceremony in Singapore. 
"RBC Wealth Management is honoured to be the first recipient of this 
prestigious award," said George Lewis, group head RBC Wealth Management. "This 
recognition reflects our commitment to offer excellence in advice, 
best-in-class wealth solutions, and an integrated approach that brings the 
best of RBC worldwide to our clients." 
"We are thrilled to see RBC receive this distinction, which recognizes our 
collaborative culture and the breadth and depth of integrated wealth solutions 
we provide to our Canadian Private Banking clients," said Dave McKay, group 
head, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC. 
This award is one of several acknowledging the strength of RBC. Euromoney has 
recognized RBC as having the "Best Private Banking Services Overall" in Canada 
for five straight years. In October 2012, RBC Wealth Management was recognized 
as "Best Private Bank North America", "Outstanding Wealth Planning & Trust 
Provider" and a "Lifetime Achievement" award for Deputy Chairman Michael 
Lagopoulos in the 2012 Private Banker International Awards. RBC Wealth 
Management was also recognized in July 2012 as the world's sixth largest 
Global Wealth Manager in Scorpio Partnership's Global Private Banking 
Benchmark 2012, an annual survey of the global wealth industry. 
The Global Private Banking Awards, presented by FT Business and its specialist 
business publications The Banker and Professional Wealth Management, recognize 
and reward excellence in wealth management among private banks from The 
Americas, Europe and Asia based on rigorous qualitative and quantitative 
criteria. 
About RBC Wealth Management RBC Wealth Management is one of the world's top 10 
largest wealth managers. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, 
high-net-worth and ultra high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, 
Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with a full suite of 
banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business 
also provides asset management products and services directly and through RBC 
and third-party distributors to institutional and individual clients, through 
its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset 
Management). RBC Wealth Management has more than C$562 billion of assets under 
administration, more than C$324 billion of assets under management and 
approximately 4,300 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust 
officers. 
ABOUT RBC
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under 
the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets 
and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based 
on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified 
financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, 
wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and 
investor services on a global basis. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and 
part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public 
sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 51 
other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com. 
Media Enquiries: 
North America: Claire Holland, RBC Wealth Management, 
416-974-2239,claire.holland@rbc.com  Europe/Caribbean: Paul French, RBC 
Wealth Management, +44 (0) 20 7002 2013, paul.french@rbc.com 
SOURCE: RBC 
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