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Royal Bank of Canada to redeem Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares Series AB and Non-Cumulative Perpetual First Preferred Shares Series C-1

TORONTO, August 23, 2017 -  Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced its intention, subject to the approval of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), to redeem all of its issued and outstanding Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares Series AB (the “Series AB shares”) on September 27, 2017, for cash at a redemption price of CDN $25.00 per share, together with all declared and unpaid dividends. Royal Bank of Canada also announced its intention, subject to the approval of OSFI, to redeem all of its issued and outstanding Non-Cumulative Perpetual First Preferred Shares Series C-1 (the “Series C-1 shares”) on November 13, 2017, for cash at a redemption price of U.S. $1,000 per share (equivalent to U.S. $25.00 per related depositary share), together with all declared and unpaid dividends. The NYSE-listed Series C-1 depositary shares, each of which represents a 1/40th interest in a Series C-1 share will be redeemed concurrently with the redemption of the Series C-1 shares.

In addition, the Bank has also declared a 34-day dividend of CDN $0.109452 per Series AB share covering the period from August 24, 2017 (the date of the last dividend payment), up to but excluding the redemption date of September 27, 2017. This results in a total amount of CDN $25.109452 per Series AB share to be paid upon surrender of the Series AB shares.

The final quarterly dividend of U.S. $13.75 per share for the Series C-1 shares (equivalent to U.S. $0.34375 per related depositary share) will be paid in the usual manner on November 13, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 3, 2017.

There are 12,000,000 Series AB shares and 82,050 Series C-1 shares outstanding. The redemption of the Series AB and C-1 shares will be financed out of the general corporate funds of Royal Bank of Canada.

Please visit http://www.rbc.com/investorrelations/share-information.html to view tax Questions & Answers relating to the redemption of the Series C-1 shares.

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Contacts:
Shirley Boudreau, Shareholder Relations, 416-955-7806
Asim Imran, Investor Relations, 416-955-7804

Media contact:
Ka Yan Ng, Communications, 416- 974-3058