MINNEAPOLIS AND NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada
(RBC) today announced a $50,000 donation by the RBC Foundation USA, a
charitable entity funded jointly by the bank's Capital Markets and
Wealth Management businesses in the U.S., to the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund to support the relief and humanitarian efforts in
"RBC is committed to helping residents recover and rebuild from
this powerful tornado," said John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management,
U.S. "We are proud to partner with the Red Cross in support of their
relief efforts in aiding those affected by this devastating event."
"In the aftermath of this tragedy and the remarkable scenes of bravery,
our hearts and our thoughts go out to the many people impacted," said
Deborah Freer, COO of RBC Capital Markets, U.S. "RBC is honored to
contribute to help the ongoing recovery and assistance efforts."
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.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, RBC
contributed more than C$95 million to causes worldwide, including
donations and community investments of more than C$64 million and C$31
million in sponsorships.
SOURCE: RBC Capital Markets
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