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RBC Global Asset Management Inc. announces changes to five RBC ETF ticker symbols

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. today announced forthcoming changes to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) ticker symbols of five RBC ETFs.

The following RBC ETFs will begin trading with the new ticker symbols effective May 9, 2017:

ETF Name

Previous Ticker

New Ticker

RBC Quant U.S. Dividend Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF

RHU

RUDH

RBC Quant U.S. Equity Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF

RHS

RUEH

RBC Quant European Dividend Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF

RHP

RPDH

RBC Quant EAFE Dividend Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF

RHI

RIDH

RBC Quant EAFE Equity Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF

RHF

RIEH

The ticker symbol changes for the abovementioned ETFs will not affect their CUSIPs, names, investment objectives or investment strategies.

RBC Global Asset Management Inc. is introducing these changes to simplify the ticker symbols across its lineup of currency hedged ETFs. Following the change, the affected ETFs will incorporate an “H” as the final character to represent currency hedged, and are otherwise identical to their corresponding unhedged ETF tickers.

For further information regarding RBC ETFs, please visit www.rbcgam.com/etfs.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Please read the applicable prospectus or Fund Facts document before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. ETF units are bought and sold at market price on a stock exchange and brokerage commissions will reduce returns. RBC ETFs do not seek to return any predetermined amount at maturity. Index returns do not represent RBC ETF returns. RBC ETFs are managed by RBC Global Asset Management Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.

About RBC Global Asset Management
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to institutional, high-net-worth and individual investors through separate accounts, pooled funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and specialty investment strategies. The RBC GAM group of companies manage more than $390 billion in assets and have approximately 1,400 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

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For more information, please contact:
Leah Commisso, RBC GAM Corporate Communications, 416-955-6498