RBC Increases Support for Clean, Renewable Power



    11 RBC Royal Bank branches to be bullfrogpowered(TM) in Alberta

    CALGARY, June 5 /CNW/ - Bullfrog Power(TM), a leading Canadian provider
of 100 per cent green electricity, today announced that 11 RBC Royal Bank
branches in Alberta will be bullfrogpowered. This green power purchase,
announced in conjunction with Bullfrog Power's official launch in Alberta,
augments RBC's existing green power agreement with Bullfrog through which 12
Ontario locations became bullfrogpowered. The new Alberta agreement further
reinforces RBC's position among the major commercial green power purchasers
nationwide.
    By choosing Bullfrog Power for 11 Alberta RBC Royal Bank branches, RBC
advances its ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental impact by
supporting renewable energy sources. RBC, a recognized global leader in
sustainable business practices, was among the first financial institutions in
Canada to purchase green power and is active in financing companies in the
alternative energy sector in Canada and internationally.
    Bullfrog Power is a leading Canadian provider of clean, green power. In
Alberta, Bullfrog Power sources power exclusively from local wind power
generators that meet or exceed the federal government's Environmental
Choice(M) Program EcoLogo(M) standard for renewable electricity. Bullfrog
Power provides businesses, non-profits, and consumers with a convenient way to
support renewable power.
    The 11 Alberta RBC Royal Bank branches to become bullfrogpowered are:

    
    Calgary:                                Other:
    -   Beacon Hill                         -   Foremost
    -   Bridlewood(*)                       -   Lethbridge - Heritage Plaza
    -   Rideau Park                         -   Pincher Creek
                                            -   Red Deer - Gaetz South & 28th
                                                Street
    Edmonton:
    -   Ellerslie Crossing(*)
    -   Glastonbury Centre(*)
    -   Magrath Heights
    -   Rutherford Professional Centre(*)

    (*)denotes new branch to be opened
    

    With this expanded agreement, the total amount of green, carbon-free
power produced by Bullfrog's generation partners on behalf of RBC will reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,700 tonnes annually.
    "As RBC continues to grow in Alberta, we're continuously looking for ways
to reduce the emissions footprint of our operations," said Bruce Mackenzie,
regional president for RBC Royal Bank in Alberta & the Territories. "Using
Bullfrog Power at many of these locations helps us toward this goal."
    "We're delighted to welcome RBC to the community of bullfrogpowered
businesses here in Alberta," said Theresa Howland, Vice President, Western
Region, Bullfrog Power. "RBC has consistently demonstrated leadership in
support of renewable power in Canada, and with this expanded agreement they
have once again reaffirmed their commitment to further reducing their carbon
footprint."

    About Bullfrog Power

    Bullfrog Power is a leading provider of 100 per cent green electricity.
Founded in 2005, Bullfrog provides homes and businesses in Alberta and Ontario
with an easy way to go green and help create a cleaner, healthier environment
for future generations. All of Bullfrog's power comes from clean, renewable
sources like wind power and low-impact water power that displace polluting and
carbon-intensive sources like coal. Bullfrog sources power exclusively from
generators that have received Environment Canada's Environmental Choice(M)
Program EcoLogo(M) certification. Thousands of Canadian homeowners and
hundreds of businesses have made the decision to become "bullfrogpowered" and
support the generation of clean, renewable power. www.bullfrogpower.com.





For further information:

For further information: Simone Assad, Senior Marketing Specialist,
Bullfrog Power, Tel: (403) 802-4257, simone.assad@bullfrogpower.com; Blair
Cosgrove, The Message Parlour, Tel: (403) 210-1442, Mobile: (403) 889-4293,
blairc@themessageparlour.com; Diana Ward, Manager, Public Affairs & Corporate
Communications, Alberta & the Territories, RBC Royal Bank, Tel: (403)
292-3372, diana.ward@rbc.com

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