RBC's global strength affirmed by numerous Euromoney award wins

RBC recognized for Best Private Banking Services in Canada and the Caribbean 
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ -RBC (TSX: RY) (NYSE: RY) has received numerous 
acknowledgements in the 2013 Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management 
Survey, winning awards for the "Best Private Banking Services Overall" in 
Canada for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, the Caribbean for the 
fourth year in a row and in the Cayman Islands for the second year running. In 
addition, RBC once again ranked in the top 10 for "Best Private Banking 
Services Overall" in North America and in the top 20 globally. 
RBC Wealth Management achieved significant recognition for its trust 
capabilities, ranking in the top 10 for "Trust Services Globally" and earning 
the number one ranking for trust services in Canada, the UK, the Cayman 
Islands and Jersey. These distinctions follow a number of other awards 
recently received by RBC Wealth Management's international trust business, 
including Outstanding Wealth Planning & Trust Provider in the Private Banker 
International Global Wealth Awards, and other industry-leading recognitions 
from Citywealth and Private Client Practitioner. 
"As the sixth largest wealth manager in the world, we leverage our global 
capabilities to bring excellence in advice and solutions to our clients," said 
George Lewis, group head, RBC Wealth Management & RBC Insurance. "We are proud 
to receive these prestigious awards which are an acknowledgement of the 
commitment and expertise of our people around the world, including in Canada 
where we have extended our number one market share among high-net-worth 
clients." 
In Canada, RBC ranked first in a number of key categories including 
Relationship Management, High Net Worth client service in multiple categories 
($500,000 to $1 million USD and $1 million to $10 million USD), Range of 
Investment Products, Trust Services, Privacy and Security, Fixed Income 
Portfolio Management, Lending/Financing Solutions and Range of Advisory 
Services. 
"We are delighted and honoured to see our private banking business recognized 
as the best in the industry for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year," said 
David McKay, group head, RBC Personal & Commercial Banking. "This 
acknowledgement from our peers is a true testament to our strengths in client 
service and the collaborative approach we take to deliver the best of RBC to 
our high-net-worth families." 
RBC's accomplishments in the Euromoney survey add to its recent recognition as 
"Best Private Bank in Canada" in the annual 2012 Global Private Banking Awards 
and "Outstanding Private Bank North America" in the 2012 Private Banker 
International Global Wealth Awards. 
First published in 2004, the Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management 
Survey is regarded as one of the leading benchmarks for the global wealth 
management industry. Survey results are based primarily on a peer ranking 
methodology. 
RBC Wealth Management was 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. 
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$577 billion of assets under 
administration, more than C$339 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 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, investor services and wholesale banking 
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 49 other 
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com. 
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, 
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more 
than$95million to causes worldwide (more than$64million in donations, 
and $31 million in sponsorships). 
Canada: Claire Holland, 416 974-2239 
Europe/Caribbean: Paul French, +44 (0) 20 7002 2013 
SOURCE: RBC 
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