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RBC Asset Management Inc. January sales results

TORONTO, February 4, 2008 — RBC Asset Management Inc. today announced January net sales of $1.7 billion. Money market funds had net sales of $1.9 billion and long term funds had net redemptions of $199 million. Assets under management decreased by $1.0 billion or one per cent in January.

RBC Asset Management net sales results for the 12 months ended January 31 were $9.8 billion, including $4.7 billion in long term net sales and $5.1 billion in money market net sales. Assets under management have increased by $8.4 billion or 11 per cent over the same period.

Packaged solutions, led by RBC Select Portfolios, totalled $183 million in net sales for the month, showing strong resilience in the face of more volatile equity markets.

About RBC Asset Management
RBC Asset Management Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC Asset Management Inc. provides a broad range of investment services to investors through mutual funds, pooled funds and separately managed portfolios. With offices in major financial centres around the world, RBC Asset Management Inc. is one of Canada's largest money managers and has over $87 billion in assets under management.

The RBC Asset Management mutual fund family was awarded the "Best Overall Fund Group" in Canada for 2007 by Lipper Inc. The prestigious award is part of a global program of events held by Lipper in 21 countries to highlight funds and fund families that excel in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Visit our website at www.rbcam.com. At the Canadian Investment Awards on November 29, 2007, the RBC Global Resources Fund was recognized as the top Natural Resource equity fund in Canada for 2007.

RBC Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management which directly serves affluent and high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia, provides asset management and trust services through RBC partners and third-party distributors and has over $500 billion of assets under administration, 3,500 financial advisors and $150 billion of assets under management.

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Media contacts:
Rina Cortese,
RBC Wealth Management Communications,
(416) 974-6970

Jackie Braden,
RBC, Media Relations,
(416) 974-2124


 



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