TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE)
is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacynthe Côté to its Board of
Directors, effective September 1, 2014.
Ms. Côté was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan
from 2009 until June 2014 and continues to serve in an advisory role
until her retirement on September 1, 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Côté
served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan's
Primary Metal business group, following Rio Tinto's acquisition of
Alcan Inc. in October 2007. Ms Côté joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 and she
served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles during her
26-year career, including positions in human resources, environment,
health and safety, business planning and development and
production/managerial positions in Quebec and in England.
Ms. Côté has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Laval University in
Québec. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Montreal
Neurological Institute and of the Board of Directors of École des
Hautes Études Commerciales Montreal.
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 40 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
For further information:
Sandra Nunes, Financial Communications, 416-974-1794