Andrew Chisholm appointed to the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada

TORONTO, July 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Chisholm to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Chisholm was Senior Strategy Officer at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York from 2012 to 2014 and subsequently served as an Advisory Director of the firm until his retirement in April 2016.

Mr. Chisholm joined Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York in 1985 and he served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles within the organization during his 30-year career, including as Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group in both London and New York from 2002 to 2012 where he focused on areas such as strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, risk and capital management and principal investing advisory for financial institutions globally.  He also served as co-Chair of the Firmwide Commitments Committee from 2011 to 2015.  

Mr. Chisholm holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.  He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Ivey Business School and a Board Member of Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.  

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, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 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 36 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2015, we contributed more than $121 million to causes around the world.

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