Les Mercuriades 2016: Recognition for RBC Royal Bank's community involvement

MONTREAL, May 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Last night, RBC Royal Bank won the esteemed award in the Engagement dans la collectivité category at the Les Mercuriades gala evening organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.

The RBC Blue Water Project presented by RBC was recognized by jury members for its positive effect on communities and its partner and employee involvement.

"We are extremely proud and honoured to receive this award in recognition of RBC's involvement in the communities we serve," said Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank. "The fact that once again so many of our employees joined forces to address water issues is quite remarkable. I would also like to share this recognition with all the partner organizations that we support financially and congratulate them on their excellent work in the field. We are privileged to work with organizations that care about the prosperity of their community," added Mr. Thibodeau.

The RBC Blue Water Project is an historic, wide-ranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world's most precious natural resource: fresh water. Since 2007, RBC has pledged over $44 million to more than 740 charitable organizations worldwide that protect water. What's more, RBC has pledged $8.8 million to universities to support their water programs. The RBC Blue Water Project supports initiatives that help protect water in cities and urban areas. For more information, please visit rbc.com/bluewater.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2015, RBC contributed more than $121 million to various causes worldwide.



For further information: Denis Dubé, Communications, RBC, 514-874-6556


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