TORONTO, November 12, 2013 - RBC Foundation today announced it is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support emergency relief efforts for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. RBC has requested that its donation be directed where it is needed most for emergency relief which can include food, clean water, shelter and medical aid.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the Canadian Red Cross can do so by visiting any RBC branch in Canada.
"The impact of this disaster is enormous and has been devastating to thousands of people and their communities," said Gord Nixon, president and CEO, RBC. "On behalf of our clients and employees, we are providing assistance to help with the relief efforts and making our branches available to help raise funds from the public."
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, and investor services and wholesale banking on a global basis. 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 44 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
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.
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For more information contact:
Jackie Braden, Communications, RBC, 416-974-1724