Royal Bank of Canada announces election of directors

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated January 3, 2014 were elected as directors of Royal Bank of Canada. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at its Annual Meeting earlier today in Toronto are set out below.

Election of Directors
On a vote by ballot, each of the following 14 nominees was elected as a director of RBC:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes  % Withheld 
W. Geoffrey Beattie  662,913,549   99.26%  4,946,667 0.74%
David F. Denison 647,642,645 96.97%  20,225,974  3.03%
Richard L. George 664,655,782 99.52% 3,204,543 0.48%
Timothy J. Hearn 664,534,246 99.50% 3,324,053 0.50%
Alice D. Laberge 651,393,244 97.53% 16,465,047 2.47%
Michael H. McCain 645,346,772 96.63% 22,523,152 3.37%
Heather Munroe-Blum 661,091,393 98.99% 6,766,899 1.01%
Gordon M. Nixon 664,387,652 99.48% 3,470,663 0.52%
J. Pedro Reinhard 648,419,110 97.09% 19,439,173 2.91%
Thomas A. Renyi 664,668,747 99.52% 3,191,442 0.48%
Edward Sonshine 646,555,234 96.81% 21,302,022 3.19%
Kathleen P. Taylor 650,837,768 97.45% 17,022,421 2.55%
Bridget A. van Kralingen   649,169,483 97.20% 17,022,421 2.80%
Victor L. Young 662,791,385 99.24% 5,080,436 0.76%

ABOUT RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of 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, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

SOURCE RBC

For further information:

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

Media:
Sandra Nunes, Financial Communications, RBC, 416-974-1794