Media Advisory - Photo Op - RBC hosts Black History Month Celebration

    Guest panelists share their insights, experiences

    TORONTO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Join three leaders in their fields - a corporate
leader, a labour advocate and a Superior Court Judge - as they share their
insights and experiences during a special presentation panel discussion
Tuesday, February 12th. Part of the Black History Month celebrations organized
by RBC Royal Bank. The event will attract more than 150 invited guests,
students and representatives from the Black community.

    February 12, 2008, Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place
    (Bay & Adelaide entrance. Take the Board of Trade elevator to the
    reception, located on the 3rd floor.)

    6:00-6:10pm:    Opening remarks Jennifer Tory, Regional President,
                    Greater Toronto Region
    6:10: 6:20pm:   Introduction of panelists: Harriett Thornhill, Regional
                    Vice President, Brampton
    6:20-7:15pm     Panelist presentations
    7:15-7:45pm:    Question & Answer period
    7:45pm:         Closing remarks, followed by reception

        -  The Honorable, Mr. Justice Michael H. Tulloch, Ontario Superior
           Court of Justice
        -  Marie Clarke-Walker, Executive Vice President, Canadian Congress
           of Labour
        -  Mr. Ibrahima Dia, Senior Vice President, Special Loans, RBC
        -  Students from local schools

    As part of its annual celebrations of Black History Month, RBC is
    bringing together members of the community to hear the special guest
    panelists discuss the challenges faced in their chosen career path, their
    perspective on the degree to which Canadian society has embraced
    inclusion, and their words of advice and encouragement for black youth
    aspiring to succeed in the corporate world.

    Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate
under the master brand name of RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured
by assets and market capitalization and one of North America's leading
diversified financial services companies. We provide personal and commercial
banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment
banking, and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ
approximately 70,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15
million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients throughout
offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. For more information,
please visit

For further information:

For further information: Alexis Mantell, Public Affairs and Media
Relations Manager, Greater Toronto Region, (416) 974-4796,

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