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RBC named one of Canada's "Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations"

TORONTO, June 6, 2013 - Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been named one of Canada’s “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” in the June 17, 2013 issue of Macleans magazine. Since the list’s inception in 2009, RBC has been included in these rankings.

The “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” in Canada were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of indicators that were tracked by Sustainalytics, a global provider of environmental, social and governance research and analysis. Sustainalytics explains that each of the companies featured has a significant market capitalization or brand presence in Canada, was assessed using a best-of-sector methodology and appeared on at least one of the following lists: the ROB Top 100, the ROB Top 350, or Interbrand’s Best Canadian or Best Global Brands lists. The list comprises the top five companies within ten major industry groupings including banking, energy and utilities, and food and beverage. All of the companies on the list have demonstrated strong performance in areas such as environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply chain management.

RBC is honoured by the continued recognition, as it strives be a leader in corporate sustainability.

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 www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.

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.