RBC Dexia continues to shine in R&M Global Custody Survey

    Named No. 1 global custodian for Europe, UK and Canada

    LONDON, March 12 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has registered an
outstanding performance in the R&M Consultants 2008 Global Custody Survey,
which measures satisfaction levels among institutional investor clients.
    RBC Dexia has been ranked as the No. 1 global custodian overall in the
prestigious international survey for each of the past three years. For 2008,
RBC Dexia was ranked second overall, representing the fifth consecutive year
the company has occupied one of the survey's top two spots.
    In addition, RBC Dexia was also named:

    -   No. 1 provider of global custody services in the UK
    -   No. 1 provider of global custody services in Europe
    -   No. 1 provider of global custody services in Canada
    -   No. 1 provider of global custody services by respondents who surveyed
        five or more custodians
    -   No. 1 provider in the 'Rest of World' category
    -   No. 1 provider of global custody services to asset owners

    "RBC Dexia's track record of high quality client service continues this
year, with their top ranking performance only eclipsed in the Swiss market by
Credit Suisse," said Richard Hogsflesh, Managing Director of R&M Surveys Ltd.
"Elsewhere in Europe and Canada, they remain at the head of the table."
    "We are extremely pleased to have received such high scores from our
clients around the world. Our consistently high rankings in this respected
survey reflect our continuing commitment to our clients and we are
appreciative for this recognition," said Joanna Meager, Managing Director, UK,
RBC Dexia Investor Services. "While we are certainly pleased with these strong
results, we want our clients to know that we will continue to solicit their
feedback and refine our offering so that we may provide even better services
in the years ahead."
    The annual R&M Global Custody Survey is based on responses from
investment managers, pension funds, charities and other financial institutions
around the world. The UK-based survey measures clients' satisfaction with the
services performed by global custodians.
    RBC Dexia has been named the world's No. 1 custodian overall for four
consecutive years in the Global Investor Global Custody Survey (2004 - 2007).
RBC Dexia was also recently named the 'Top-Rated' global custodian in Europe
for the second consecutive year by Global Custodian magazine (2006 - 2007).

    About RBC Dexia Investor Services

    RBC Dexia Investor Services offers a complete range of investor services
to institutions worldwide. We rank among the world's top 10 global custodians,
with USD 2.9 trillion in client assets under administration. Our innovative
products and services help clients maximise operational efficiency, minimise
risk and enhance portfolio returns. And our 4,700 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

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