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RBC offers condolences in passing of Richard (Rick) L. George, O.C. – member of the RBC Board of Directors

TORONTO, August 2, 2017 -  Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) extends its sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Richard (Rick) L. George, O.C., independent member of the company’s Board of Directors, who passed away on August 1, 2017. Mr. George of Calgary, Alberta was appointed to the RBC board in 2012 and was also formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncor Energy Inc.

Commenting on Mr. George’s passing, Kathleen Taylor, Chair, Royal Bank of Canada, stated, “RBC’s management and board are deeply saddened to learn of Rick’s passing. He was an exemplary member of our board and we are grateful for his sound advice and enduring contributions to RBC. He was one of corporate Canada’s greatest business leaders and placed Alberta on the world energy stage. Rick will be greatly missed and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.”

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