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Royal Bank of Canada announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 -  Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated February 9, 2015, were elected as directors of RBC. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at its Annual and Special Meeting earlier today in Toronto are set out below.

Each of the following 15 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director.

Nominee

Votes For

% For

Votes Withheld

% Withheld

W. Geoffrey Beattie

655,879,869

98.47%

10,224,223

1.53%

Jacynthe Côté

663,647,741

99.63%

2,456,736

0.37%

Toos N. Daruvala

662,849,638

99.51%

3,254,842

0.49%

David F. Denison

659,485,152

99.01%

6,619,523

0.99%

Richard L. George

662,811,992

99.51%

3,292,540

0.49%

Alice D. Laberge

661,918,350

99.37%

4,186,181

0.63%

Michael H. McCain

660,690,101

99.19%

5,414,432

0.81%

David I. McKay

663,290,102

99.58%

2,814,427

0.42%

Heather Munroe-Blum

663,442,059

99.60%

2,661,774

0.40%

J. Pedro Reinhard

655,640,453

98.43%

10,463,380

1.57%

Thomas A. Renyi

660,861,552

99.21%

5,243,181

0.79%

Edward Sonshine

647,615,592

97.22%

18,488,237

2.78%

Kathleen P. Taylor

661,048,271

99.24%

5,056,261

0.76%

Bridget A. van Kralingen

660,210,698

99.12%

5,894,034

0.88%

Victor L. Young

656,640,060

98.58%

9,463,771

1.42%

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual and Special Meeting will be available shortly at rbc.com/investorrelations and will be filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

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Investors:

Lynda Gauthier, Investor Relations, RBC, 416 955-7808

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Sandra Nunes, Financial Communications, RBC, 416 974-1794