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Royal Bank of Canada announces dividend rates on NVCC Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset First Preferred Shares Series BD and NVCC Non-Cumulative Floating Rate First Preferred Shares Series BE

TORONTO, April 24, 2020 - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced the applicable dividend rates for its Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC) Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series BD (the “Series BD shares”) and NVCC Non-Cumulative Floating Rate First Preferred Shares, Series BE (the “Series BE shares”).

With respect to any Series BD shares that remain outstanding after May 24, 2020, holders will be entitled to receive quarterly fixed rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada, subject to the provisions of the Bank Act (Canada).

The dividend rate for the 5-year period from and including May 24, 2020 to, but excluding, May 24, 2025 will be 3.20% for the Series BD shares, being equal to the 5-Year Government of Canada bond yield determined as of April 24, 2020 plus 2.74%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series BD shares.

With respect to any Series BE shares that may be issued on May 24, 2020, holders will be entitled to receive quarterly floating rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends, calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in such quarterly period divided by 365, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada, subject to the provisions of the Bank Act (Canada).

The dividend rate for the floating rate period from and including May 24, 2020 to, but excluding, August 24, 2020 will be 3.01% for the Series BE shares, being equal to the 3-month Government of Canada Treasury Bill yield determined as of April 24, 2020 plus 2.74%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series BE shares.

Beneficial owners of Series BD shares who wish to exercise their conversion rights should instruct their broker or other nominee to exercise such rights on or prior to the deadline for notice of intention to convert, which is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on May 11, 2020.

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

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