RBC Donates $50,000 to One Fund Boston to aid victims impacted by tragic events at Boston Marathon

   RBC Donates $50,000 to One Fund Boston to aid victims impacted by tragic
                          events at Boston Marathon

PR Newswire

NEW YORK AND MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2013

NEW YORK AND MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - RBC today announced a
$50,000 donation to The One Fund Boston through its RBC Foundation USA - a
charitable entity funded jointly by the bank's Capital Markets and Wealth
Management businesses in the U.S. - to aid the victims impacted by the Boston
Marathon tragedy.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced the
formation of The One Fund Boston to raise money to help those families most
affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Boston Marathon on
April 15, 2013.

"The appalling events that took place at the Boston Marathon impacted our
entire nation, and many of our employees, clients, families and friends," said
John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management, U.S. "We are proud to partner with
The One Fund Boston in support of their efforts."

"Our hearts go out to the many innocent people affected by this terrible
tragedy," said Deborah Freer, COO of RBC Capital Markets, U.S. "Our thoughts
are with them and their families as they attempt to recover from this horrific
incident."

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, and 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, RBC contributed more
than C$95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community
investments of more than C$64 million and C$31 million in sponsorships.

SOURCE RBC

Contact:

Kevin Foster, RBC, 212 428-6902,kevin.foster@rbc.com