RBC to announce first quarter results and host Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders on February 26



    RBC provides revised Q4 2008 Supplementary Financial Information

    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today
announced it will host its Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders and release
its first quarter results for 2009 on February 26, 2009. Information related
to RBC's financial results will be available at www.rbc.com/investorrelations.
    RBC's Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia and is
scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. EST (9:00 a.m. PST). Interested parties can
listen at www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html.
    RBC's first quarter conference call is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (EST) and
will feature a presentation by RBC executives. Investors are invited to submit
questions by email to invesrel@rbc.com.
    Interested parties can access the call live on a listen-only basis at
www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html or by telephone
(416-340-2216 or 1-866-898-9626). Please call between 4:20 p.m. and 4:25 p.m.
(EST).
    Speaker's notes and a webcast of the Annual Meeting and quarterly call
will be available on RBC's website on February 26 until May 30, 2009, at
www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_quarterly.html. A recording of the quarterly
call may also be accessed by telephone (416-695-5800 or 1-800-408-3053,
passcode 3277550 followed by the number sign).
    In addition, Royal Bank of Canada announced that revised Q4 2008
Supplementary Financial Information for Capital Markets is now available on
its website. The historical comparative segment financial information was
revised to reflect the realignment of our businesses within the Capital
Markets segment into two main businesses, Capital Markets Sales and Trading,
and Corporate and Investment Banking, effective November 1, 2008. Total
Revenue by business will now reflect the realignment. The revised historical
segment financial information does not impact previously reported Capital
Markets segment revenue or consolidated financial information of Royal Bank of
Canada.
    The revised Q4 2008 Supplementary Financial Information is available at
www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_quarterly.html





For further information:

For further information: Investor contacts: Bill Anderson, Director,
Investor Relations, (416) 955-7804, william.anderson@rbc.com; Josie Merenda,
Director, Investor Relations, (416) 955-7809, josie.merenda@rbc.com; Media
contact: Stephanie Lu, Head, Media and Public Relations, (416) 974-5506,
toll-free 1-888-880-2173, stephanie.lu@rbc.com


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