Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Make document shredding part of your Spring cleaning

    Bring your old documents to the RBC Shred-A-Thon and protect yourself
    from identity theft

    WHITBY, ON, March 28 /CNW/ - On March 31st, RBC invites everyone to
protect themselves from identity theft by cleaning up and bringing their old
documents containing personal information to its new branch at Baldwin and
Taunton in Whitby for the first RBC Shred-A-Thon. RBC and Recall Secure
Destruction Services will be hosting the community event and offering free
mobile document shredding services and information to raise awareness about
how people can avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

    Who:    Open to clients and the general public.
            (*)Mayor Perkins will kick-off the event by shredding the first

    What:   RBC Shred-A-Thon community event to raise awareness on how you
            can protect yourself from identity theft.

            The following unneeded bank items are safe to shred:

            -  pre-approved credit card applications
            -  bank statements
            -  credit card receipts
            -  bills and related information

    When:   Saturday, March 31, 2007
            10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Where:  RBC Royal Bank at 40 Taunton Road East in Whitby

    About Recall

    Recall is the global leader in Information Management Solutions with a
broad range of services including: Document Management Solutions, Integrated
(Electronic) Document Solutions, Data Protection Services and Secure
Destruction Services. Recall organization is comprised of over 290 facilities,
spanning five continents, in 23 countries, servicing over 78,000 customers
worldwide. Recall is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Brambles Group. Brambles
is a leading global support services group, operating in almost 50 countries
and across six continents, employing around 30,000 people worldwide. The
groups' global businesses are CHEP and Recall. For more information, please

    About RBC

    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. Our corporate
support team enables business growth with expert professional advice and
state-of-the art processes and technology. We employ approximately 70,000
full- and part-time employees who serve more than 14 million personal,
business, public sector and institutional clients throughout offices in North
America and 34 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Dano Spooner, RBC Royal Bank, (416) 974-0347

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