Royal Bank of Canada announces election of directors

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated

January 7, 2013 were elected as directors of Royal Bank of Canada. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at its Annual and Special Meeting earlier today in Calgary are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 17 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of RBC:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
W. Geoffrey Beattie 718,889,161 99.30% 5,050,726 0.70%
David F. Denison 721,562,346 99.67% 2,377,512 0.33%
Paule Gauthier 703,130,490 97.13% 20,805,497 2.87%
Richard L. George 721,699,876 99.69% 2,240,011 0.31%
Timothy J. Hearn 721,169,381 99.62% 2,770,506 0.38%
Alice D. Laberge 704,929,752 97.37% 19,007,835 2.63%
Jacques Lamarre 717,077,326 99.05% 6,858,661 0.95%
Brandt C. Louie 719,776,073 99.42% 4,163,814 0.58%
Michael H. McCain 697,754,204 96.38% 26,185,683 3.62%
Heather Munroe-Blum 719,267,014 99.36% 4,597,977 0.64%
Gordon M. Nixon 721,188,185 99.63% 2,676,806 0.37%
David P. O'Brien 702,725,792 97.08% 21,139,199 2.92%
J. Pedro Reinhard 701,737,806 96.94% 22,127,185 3.06%
Edward Sonshine 704,258,735 97.28% 19,681,152 2.72%
Kathleen P. Taylor 702,123,599 96.99% 21,816,288 3.01%
Bridget A. van Kralingen 703,578,777 97.19% 20,361,010 2.81%
Victor L. Young 717,608,490 99.13% 6,325,101 0.87%

ABOUT RBC
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, and investor services and wholesale banking on a global basis. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

SOURCE: RBC

For further information:

Investors:
Karen McCarthy, Investor Relations, RBC, 416 955-7809

Media:
Tanis Feasby, Financial Communications, RBC, 416 955-5172