Global Custodian magazine ranks RBC Dexia as 'Top-Rated' custodian in Canada and Spain

    LONDON, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has been awarded
'Top-Rated' status in Global Custodian magazine's 2007 Major Markets Agent
Bank Review, based on the quality of its custody services to institutional
investors in two separate countries - Canada and Spain.
    2007 marks the third consecutive year that RBC Dexia has achieved the
survey's 'Top-Rated' status in the Canadian marketplace and the second
consecutive year it has received the honour in Spain.
    "Domestic clients continue to regard RBC Dexia as sans pareil. Overall,
scores are actually up on the already high level of a year ago," said the
editors of Global Custodian magazine. "One client says his relationship
manager 'has an excellent understanding of the market and is continuously
looking for ways to help us improve our process'. Another client says the
settlement contact is 'consistent and strong in supporting our business'."
    "Once again, we are extremely pleased to have been recognised as
'Top-Rated' for the quality of our custody services," said Rob Wright, Chief
Operating Officer for RBC Dexia. "To have our clients bestow this prestigious
honour upon us in two jurisdictions on separate continents underscores the
powerful synergies resulting from our joint venture, which will soon celebrate
its second anniversary. RBC Dexia's value proposition, a unique combination of
global reach and quality service, continues to resonate with clients and we
would like to thank them for this strong endorsement."
    The 2007 Major Markets Agent Bank Review is just one of the recent
surveys in which RBC Dexia has achieved outstanding results. RBC Dexia has
also been named the world's No. 1 custodian overall for four consecutive years
in the Global Investor Global Custody Survey (2004 - 2007) and for three
consecutive years in the R&M Consultants Global Custody Survey (2005 - 2007).

    About RBC Dexia Investor Services

    RBC Dexia Investor Services offers a complete range of investor services
to institutions worldwide. Established in January 2006, we are a joint venture
equally owned by Royal Bank of Canada and Dexia. We rank among the world's top
10 global custodians, with USD 2.6 trillion in client assets under
administration. Our innovative products and services help clients maximise
operational efficiency, minimise risk and enhance portfolio returns. And our
more than 4,500 professionals in 15 markets offer proven expertise to enhance
clients' business performance.

For further information:

For further information: Helen Jed, RBC Dexia Investor Services, London,
44 020 7653 4463; Warren Weeks, RBC Dexia Investor Services, Toronto, (416)

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