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RBC BANK DONATES $22,500 TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION® OF ARIZONA

  RBC Bank’s inaugural RBC Bank Arizona Open golf tournament shares the power of a wish®

April 4, 2012 (Phoenix, Arizona)

RBC Bank presented a $22,500 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona yesterday. The check presentation was held at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona offices in Phoenix, where 18 Make-A-Wish Foundation staff members along with RBC Bank representatives and the Diane Olson realty team gathered to celebrate the donation and the impact it will bring to children in the community.

The generous donation was raised in partnership with the Diane Olson Team of HomeSmart Realty during the recent inaugural RBC Bank Arizona Open on February 16. Approximately 100 clients, guests and friends of RBC Bank and the Diane Olson Team joined together on the golf course at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix to play in the charity tournament and support the foundation’s mission. All proceeds from the tournament, including funds raised by sponsored holes and a silent auction, benefitted the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which was founded in Phoenix, has been enriching the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work since 1980. Currently 380 children are waiting for wishes in Arizona, and RBC Bank and its partners will be able to bring the hope, strength and joy of a wish experience to at least three local children with the funds raised.

“We’re thrilled to support an organization that transforms the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said Alain Forget, Director, Sales and Business Development, RBC Bank. “This event provided the ideal opportunity for us to give back to the community in which we live, work and serve, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona.”

As part of its refocused U.S. growth strategy, Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) has expanded its operations to serve Canadian clients on both sides of the border as well as RBC U.S. Wealth Management clients. RBC Bank (Georgia), N.A. (“RBC Bank”) now serves the personal banking needs of Canadian cross-border clients in all 50 states. Cross-border clients include Canadians who are retired and in the U.S. on extended stay, seasonal visitors, expatriates, students and sports/entertainment professionals living or working in the U.S.

Phoenix-based Tania Ward, a Senior Relationship Manager with RBC Bank, was also on hand for the check presentation. A seasoned financial professional and integral part of the community, she has been with RBC for more than six years and works with cross-border clients in Arizona and the U.S. West Coast.

The Diane Olson Team, based in Phoenix, specializes in helping Canadians find and purchase homes in Arizona. For more information, visit www.dianeolson.ca.

For More Information:

Cameron Kelly
RBC Bank / 919-206-1060
Cameron.Kelly@rbc.com

About RBC Bank

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 74,000 full- and part-time employees who serve close to 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 51 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

 

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