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RBC commits US$300,000 in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts

TORONTO, September 11, 2017  - Today, RBC announced a funding commitment of US$300,000 to support organizations providing relief and humanitarian efforts for those affected by the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Irma in many Caribbean countries and the state of Florida in the U.S.

While relief and recovery efforts get underway, our thoughts remain with our employees and those individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma and the after-effects of this unprecedented weather system.

Our deepest appreciation extends to relief workers, first responders and volunteers who continue to ensure the safety of those now suffering as a result of this storm.

RBC is committed to helping our clients thrive and communities prosper. We will support our clients and employees impacted by these recent events in the southern U.S. and in the affected Caribbean countries where RBC operates. We continue to monitor and assess the situation in these regions.

To make a donation to the Hurricane Irma relief fund, please visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

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For more information please contact:
Elynn Wareham, RBC Communications, 416-313-5778