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  Funds raised from RBC Golf Classic 2012 strengthens community families

April 25, 2012 (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

RBC Bank presented a $20,000 check to Kids In Distress (KID) organization yesterday. The check presentation was held at Kids In Distress’ main campus office in Wilton Manors, where KID staff members and RBC Bank representatives gathered to celebrate the donation and the impact it will bring to families in the community.

RBC Bank, along with local partners including Les Waites of Keyes Realty in Fort Lauderdale, raised the charitable donation during the recent RBC Bank Golf Classic 2012 at Boca Lago Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament, including funds contributed by sponsored holes and a silent auction, benefited Kids In Distress.

What started in 1979 as a small emergency shelter for the youngest victims of abuse and neglect, has since expanded into a 5-acre campus working to prevent child abuse, preserve the family and treat children who have been abused and neglected. Kids In Distress provides family strengthening services as well as children’s services for more than 6,000 children and their families, which give children and their families the tools, skills, services and education they need to maintain a safe, stable and healthy environment to thrive in.

Since 2005, RBC Bank has donated more than $80,000 to Kids In Distress to support its mission and efforts in the local community.

“We’re thrilled to support an organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of South Florida families,” said Alain Forget, Director, Sales and Business Development, RBC Bank. “Families are the cornerstone of communities, and RBC Bank puts top priority on giving back to the areas where our employees, clients and partners live and work.”

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.

Many RBC Bank cross-border clients, including Canadian snowbirds, choose South Florida as their seasonal home, making it a principal market for RBC Bank’s cross-border operations.

For More Information:

Cameron Kelly
RBC Bank / 919-206-1060

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


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