RBC announces redemption of trust preferred securities



    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Three subsidiary trusts of RBC Bancorporation
(USA) have given notice that each subsidiary trust will redeem all of its
outstanding trust preferred securities. RBC Bancorporation (USA) is the
successor by merger to the three subsidiary trusts announcing the redemptions.
    On September 30, 2009, Alabama National Statutory Trust III will redeem
all of the US$20 million of its outstanding Floating Rate Trust Preferred
Securities at PAR with accrued interest.
    On October 13, 2009, Centura Capital Trust I will redeem all of the
approximately US$94 million of its 8.845 per cent Trust Preferred Securities
outstanding at a price of 103.538 plus accrued interest from the last interest
payment date.
    The paying agent for these redemptions is US Bank National Association.
    On October 13, 2009, Triangle Capital Trust I will redeem all of the
US$20 million of its outstanding 9.375 per cent Trust Preferred Securities at
a price of 103.750 plus accrued interest from the last interest payment date.
    The paying agent for this redemption is Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company.
    RBC Bancorporation (USA) is a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada.

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measured by market capitalization. We provide personal and commercial banking,
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transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately
80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal,
business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada,
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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations contact: Bill Anderson,
Director, Investor Relations, william.anderson@rbc.com, (416) 955-7804; Media
Relations Contact: Stephanie Lu, Head, Media & Public Relations,
stephanie.lu@rbc.com, (416) 974-5506 (within Toronto) or 1-888-880-2173
(toll-free outside Toronto)


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