Thierry Vandal appointed to the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada

TORONTO, July 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thierry Vandal to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Vandal was president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec from 2005 until his retirement on May 1, 2015. Mr. Vandal joined Hydro-Québec in 1996 and he served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles within the organization, including serving as president of Hydro-Québec Production, and vice-president of Strategic Planning and Business Development.

Mr. Vandal holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) Montréal and an engineering degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Mr. Vandal is chairman of the Board of BioFuelNet Canada and serves on the boards of Veresen Inc., HEC Montréal and McGill University.

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 employ approximately 78,000 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 39 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

SOURCE RBC

For further information:

Investor Contact:
Shirley Boudreau, Shareholder Relations, 416-955-7806

Media Contact:
Claire Holland, Financial Communications, 416-974-2239


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