RBC reappoints Phil Fontaine for second term as Special Advisor

TORONTO, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC is pleased to announce that Phil Fontaine, 
former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), has been 
appointed to a second three-year term as Special Advisor to RBC. Fontaine will 
continue to support RBC's business development priorities, provide advice and 
counsel on business matters affecting Aboriginal Peoples and act as a 
representative in support of sponsorships and donations. 
"Over the past three years, Phil Fontaine has been instrumental in helping RBC 
deepen its relationship with Aboriginal communities," said Chinyere Eni, 
national director, Aboriginal Markets, RBC. "Recognizing Aboriginal rights and 
respecting cultural differences makes good business sense and we are 
optimistic that, with Phil's guidance, our relationship will continue to grow 
stronger and stronger." 
Many Aboriginal communities are prospering through land claim settlements and 
small business growth, as well as energy and resource development. This vital 
partnership will help them maximize their benefit from these opportunities. 
RBC will work closely with Fontaine to affect positive change and support 
Aboriginal participation in business ventures that will improve local 
economies and the future development of Canada. 
"There are more major projects happening on Aboriginal land in the private 
sector and resource industry than ever before. With RBC's support, Aboriginal 
communities can capitalize on these projects at the early stages of business 
development," said Phil Fontaine, special advisor, RBC."This will not only 
help build strong Aboriginal economies, but also respectful, reciprocal and 
long-term professional relationships. I am proud to be a part of this process." 
RBC is committed to helping Aboriginal communities realize their goals by 
improving access to banking and capital, contributing to community and social 
development, providing employment, training and education, and supporting 
procurement opportunities. 
Since Fontaine began his first term as special advisor in September 2009, he 
has been involved in many of RBC's key corporate citizenship and sponsorship 
initiatives, including the RBC Blue Water Project and the Vancouver 2010 
Olympic Winter Games. 
Fontaine was recently appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his 
contributions on behalf of First Nations and his involvement in the resolution 
of claims arising from the legacy of Indian residential schools. 
About RBC's Commitment to Community and Sustainability
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under 
the master brand name RBC. 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. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and 
environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones 
Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social 
Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one 
of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and among the Global 100 
Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Learn more at 
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, 
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more 
than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community 
investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships. 
Angela Harkey, RBC, 416 313-5001 Suzanne Willers, RBC, 416 974-2727 
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