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Corporate Governance

The strengths of our governance start at the top, with an independent chairman leading a board composed of independent, well-informed directors, who give priority to strategic planning, ensure that standards exist to promote ethical behaviour throughout the organization, and seek continuous improvement in governance practices.

These strengths are fostered throughout the organization by a proactive governance culture that has consistently adopted industry-leading standards.

Royal Bank of Canada was constituted in 1869 under a private act of Canada and is governed by the Bank Act, S.C. 1991, C. 46.


The following links provide users with important information about the Board’s governance practices and corporate responsibility and sustainability.


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The Board of Directors believes that communication with shareholders is an important part of the governance process and encourages shareholders to express their views.

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Financial Performance

For Financial highlights, annual reports, quarterly information and other financial results, see our Investor Relations site.

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