RBC donates $50,000 to the Italian Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - RBC announced today a $50,000 donation to the Italian Red Cross to support the relief and humanitarian efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Italy. RBC has requested that its donation be directed where it is needed most to continue to support the communities and people still in need.

"As the full scale of the disaster emerges, our deepest sympathies are with all those who have been touched by this tragedy," said Harry Samuel, CEO, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, which has been operating in Italy for 15 years. "We have a long-standing tradition of helping communities in need, and on behalf of our clients and employees, we are proud to support the Italian Red Cross and its rescue workers in their tireless aid and recovery efforts."

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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 36 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.

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For further information: Jason Graham, RBC Communications, 416-313-5783, jason.graham@rbc.com; Adam Lister, Corporate Communications, RBC I&TS, 44 20 76534978, adam.lister@rbc.com

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