TORONTO, February 6, 2014 - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced that its Q4 2013 Supplementary Financial Information, which reflects our adoption of amendments to International Accounting Standard 19 Employee Benefits, as well as the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 10 Consolidated Financial Statements and IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, is now available for download at www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_quarterly.html .
These accounting standards became effective for RBC on November 1, 2013. The financial information presented in the Q4 2013 Supplementary Financial Information reflects the impact of these standards on our consolidated comparative financial results for 2013 and 2012.
Royal Bank of Canada will release its first quarter 2014 results and host an earnings conference call on February 26, 2014. For further information, please visit www.rbc.com/investorrelations .
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We caution that the foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect our results. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to us, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Material economic assumptions underlying the forward looking statements contained in this press release are set out in our 2013 Annual Report under the heading Overview and outlook and for each business segment under the heading Outlook and priorities. Except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.
Additional information about these and other factors can be found in the Risk management and Overview of other risks sections or our 2013 Annual Report.
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Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is Canada's largest bank and one of 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, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 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.
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