RBC TO ANNOUNCE FIRST QUARTER RESULTS AND HOST ANNUAL MEETING OF COMMON SHAREHOLDERS ON MARCH 3, 2011

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) will host its Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders and release its 2011 first quarter results on March 3, 2011. Information related to RBC's first quarter financial results will be available at www.rbc.com/investorrelations.

RBC's Annual Meeting will be held in Toronto and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Interested parties can listen at
www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html.

First quarter results are expected to be released at approximately 6:00 a.m. (EST). The conference call is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. (EST) and will feature a presentation by RBC executives followed by a question and answer period with analysts. Interested parties can access the call on a listen-only basis at www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html or by telephone (416-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910, passcode 1853457 followed by the number sign). Please call between 7:20 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. (EST).

Management's comments on results will be posted on RBC's website shortly following the call. A recording will be available by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 3, 2011 until May 27, 2011 at www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_quarterly.html or by telephone (905-694-9451 or 1-800-408-3053, passcode 6726505 followed by the number sign).

SOURCE RBC

For further information:

Investor contacts:
Robert Poole, Investor Relations, (416) 955-7805, robert.poole@rbc.com

Media contact:
Gillian McArdle, Media Relations, (416) 974-5506, toll-free 1-888-880-2173, gillian.mcardle@rbc.com


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