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RBC named one of Canada's “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” for 2015

TORONTO, June 4, 2015 -  Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been named one of Canada’s “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” in the June 15, 2015 issue of Maclean’s magazine. RBC has been included on this list every year since its inception in 2009.

The “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” in Canada were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of indicators as tracked by Sustainalytics, a global provider of environmental, social and governance research and analysis.

“Increasingly, Canadians are placing greater emphasis on how corporate sustainability issues, such as natural resource use, diversity and transparency, impact their world. And today, they are actively seeking information about how corporations are addressing the risks and opportunities associated with these issues,” said Michael Jantzi, CEO, Sustainalytics. “Congratulations to Royal Bank of Canada on your commitment to sustainable business practices and corporate responsibility.”

Sustainalytics uses a best-of-sector methodology and the “Best 50” list comprises the top five companies within ten major industry groupings including banking, energy and utilities, and food and beverage. All of the companies on the list have demonstrated strong performance in areas such as environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply chain management.

RBC is honoured by the continued recognition of its corporate citizenship efforts.

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RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2014, we contributed more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $76 million and $35 million in sponsorships.