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RBC Capital Markets announces senior U.S. fixed income appointments

NEW YORK, 19 septembre 2007 — RBC Capital Markets today announced the appointments of Chuck Powis as head of Institutional Sales for U.S. Financial Products and Fixed Income & Currencies, Mike Quinn as head of U.S. Credit Trading, and Eric Olson as head of Emerging Markets Trading, U.S. All positions are part of RBC's U.S. Fixed Income & Currencies platform and are based in New York.

"These appointments are a reflection of our continuing commitment to building a top-tier global fixed income business, with a significant presence in the U.S. market," said Jonathan Hunter, global co-head of RBC Capital Markets Fixed Income & Currencies business. "Chuck, Mike and Eric are highly respected industry veterans, the type of talent that is central to our highly disciplined and focused approach to client service and product innovation."

Quinn retains his role as RBC Capital Market's co-head of Structured Credit, Financial Products. Powis was formerly RBC Capital Markets' head of U.S. Structured Credit and Rates.

Joining Olson on the firm's Emerging Markets trading platform is Ron Goldshmidt, who joins as a director in the firm's U.S. Emerging Markets trading business as RBC Capital Markets continues to bolster its Emerging Markets business around the globe. Olson was most recently with HSBC, where he was head of Latin American trading. Goldshmidt joins from UBS, where he headed the firm's Local Markets Fixed Income and Derivatives trading operation, specializing in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

"We are more committed than ever to the U.S. market and to providing clients with the highest quality of debt products and services, in keeping with what our clients have come to expect from RBC worldwide," said Hunter.

About RBC Capital Markets Fixed Income & Currencies
RBC Capital Markets' global fixed income business of nearly 1,300 employees serves over 6,000 active investors and issuers through 50 offices in 10 countries. With trading hubs in London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto the bank is a market-maker in all major and many emerging market currencies and provides 24-hour pricing, sales and trading operations. RBC Capital Markets is a leader in sterling and alternative dollars, with a growing presence in US dollars and select emerging markets. RBC Capital Markets is ranked #1 in both the Maple and Kangaroo bond markets and in U.S. Negotiated Municipal bonds. With a focused expertise in commodity-linked currencies, the bank offers a full range of derivative products and provides tailored solutions for its clients. The firm is a leading provider of FX market research and strategy with dedicated research teams for high-yield, emerging market and investment grade bonds located in Europe, Canada and the U.S.

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For further information, please contact:

RBC Capital Markets (New York)
Kevin Foster
Tel: (212) 428-6902


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