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David Denison Appointed to the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada

TORONTO, August 30, 2012 - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Denison to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Denison has extensive experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board from 2005 to 2012. He has held senior positions in the investment, consulting and asset management businesses in Canada, the United States and Europe. Prior to his appointment to the CPP Investment Board, Mr. Denison was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited.

Mr. Denison is a director of The United Way of Greater Toronto, and a member of the Toronto Community Foundation Investment Committee and the University of Toronto Investment Advisory Committee. He also serves on the World Bank Treasury Expert Advisory Committee.

Mr. Denison earned Bachelor degrees in mathematics and education from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Contact:
Shirley Boudreau, Shareholder Relations, Toronto
(416) 955-7806

Media Contact:
Tanis Robinson, Corporate Communications, Toronto
(416) 955-5172


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