Royal Bank of Canada Management Proxy Circular now available

TORONTO, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced it has filed its Notice of Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular for 2017 with securities regulators and is mailing the package to shareholders. The circular is also available online at rbc.com/governance.

The circular contains information about RBC's annual meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Toronto, including the election of directors, the appointment of the bank's auditor and shareholder proposals. ‎The circular also includes a detailed description of the Board's assessment of the performance of RBC named executive officers for fiscal 2016, and related compensation decisions.

About RBC
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 35 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/.

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

SOURCE Royal Bank of Canada

For further information: Investor Contact: Stephanie Phillips, Investor Relations, 416-955-7809, stephanie.phillips@rbc.com; Media Contact: Christine Dereza, Financial Communications, 416-313-5001, christine.dereza@rbc.com

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