Official opening of the new RBC Royal Bank branch in Wendake



    WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - RBC Royal Bank has officially opened
its new Wendake branch a few kilometres north of Quebec City.
    "This new branch is one of the means we've taken to provide value added
services to our clients in today's highly competitive environment," stated Guy
Roy, Vice-President, Personal Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank. "It also
reflects the confidence that we have in the economic development of Wendake
and its neighbouring towns."
    Located at 2938 Rue de la Faune, the new Wendake branch typifies the bank
branch model that is best adapted to clients, offering more space, more staff
and better designed private service areas to ensure confidentiality. In
addition, business banking specialists, as well as mobile investment advisors
and mortgage specialists are permanently attached to the branch.
    "We chose Wendake as it is a rapidly expanding town that benefits from a
highly favourable economic environment. Our team of 10 experienced employees
and expert advisors are at hand to provide the best quality financial products
and services to our clients," said Annie Roux, manager of the new branch.
    RBC has some 15 branches in the Quebec City area, making it one of its
largest financial institutions with almost 300 employees.

    ABOUT RBC

    Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate
under the master brand name of RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured
by assets and market capitalization and one of North America's leading
diversified financial services companies. We provide personal and commercial
banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment
banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ
approximately 75,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than
17 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through
offices in Canada, the U.S. and 46 other countries. For more information,
please visit www.rbc.com.




For further information:

For further information: Raymond Chouinard, RBC Royal Bank, (514)
874-6556


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