Montreal student wins trip to Australia in national RBC contest

    MONTREAL, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Samuel Fortin-Lambert's decision to open
a no-fee RBC Student Banking account landed this 18-year-old Cégep
Saint-Laurent student a free trip for two to Australia. His name was drawn
from among thousands of students making their annual autumn pilgrimage to the
bank to open an account and, in many cases, ask for advice on managing their
money through the school year.
    "We launched this nationwide contest in the Fall of 2007 to make more
students aware of the benefits of our no-fee RBC Student Banking account,"
said Micheline Martin, President for RBC Royal Bank in Quebec. "For many
students, travel is a worthwhile learning experience that enhances their
studies. It is a delight to know that a Montrealer was picked from among
thousands of peers and I want to congratulate Samuel and wish him a wonderful
    On March 1, Mr. Fortin-Lambert and a guest will fly to Brisbane,
Australia, for 10 days and stay at the popular tourist destination - Surfers
Paradise. The prize is valued at approximately $9,000.


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

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For further information: Raymond Chouinard, RBC Royal Bank, (514)

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