RBC Announces $100,000 Donation to Red Cross in Support of Those Affected by Wildfires in Alberta

CALGARY, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - RBC today announced a $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Canadians affected by damages and displacement caused by the wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

"Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by this devastating situation.  Our deepest thanks go to the fire fighters, first responders and volunteers for your heroic efforts and tireless commitment to the safety of the people of Fort McMurray," said Dave McKay, president and CEO, RBC.

"In addition to the financial relief we will be extending to our clients, we are committed to doing what we can to support families and communities in need through this donation." As part of our extensive employee volunteer program, RBC employee volunteers who commit time to helping in the affected areas in Alberta can apply for an RBC Day of Service grant of $1,000 for that community organization.

RBC is also supporting impacted clients with special financial considerations and assistance to help them through this challenging time, including short-term payment deferrals on mortgages, personal loans, home insurance, auto insurance and credit cards. Small business and Commercial clients will also be afforded special accommodation through their RBC account managers.

Clients who are impacted by the wildfires may call 1-800-769-2511 to find information on their local branch or discuss financial needs. Clients can also access their accounts using online and telephone banking, ATMs or at an RBC branch. RBC Insurance clients may call 1-800-769-2526 for any questions related to their policy coverage or claims.

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 37 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.

SOURCE RBC

For further information: Pam Brown, RBC Communications, pamela.brown@rbc.com, 403-292-3372; André Roberts, RBC Communications, andre.roberts@rbc.com, 416-313-7436

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