RBC hosts Citizenship Ceremony for Canada's newest citizens

    TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - RBC is pleased to announce its support of this
year's Canada Day Citizenship Ceremonies at Harbourfront Centre, the first of
what RBC anticipates will become a year round tradition at other ceremonies
across the country.

    DATE:        Sunday, July 1, 2007

    TIME:        12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Swearing-In Ceremony
                 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Welcome Reception hosted by RBC

    LOCATION:    Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room

    WHAT:        RBC will join Canada and Immigration officials in formally
                 welcoming 75 new citizens and will present each one with a
                 gift to commemorate the occasion.

    WHO:         Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer
                 Mark Whitmell, Director, Cultural Markets

    WHY:         "Our clients and our employees come from all over the world
                 which is why we are committed to the success of new
                 Canadians," says Zabeen Hirji. "It is a privilege to share
                 in this milestone with Canada's newest citizens as they
                 begin their journey as Canadians."

                 "RBC has been and continues to be very outspoken on the
                 important role immigration plays in Canada's social,
                 cultural and economic development," says Mark Whitmell. "We
                 are also challenging ourselves and others to do more to
                 support the success of new Canadians."

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: RBC is also the presenting sponsor of
Harbourfront Centre's World Routes 2007, a summer-long multicultural music
festival that also showcases local and national film, dance and crafts. RBC
will host the RBC Discovery Zone where visitors will be able to map their
cultural roots, answer interesting Canadian Trivia and enter a contest to win
a $1000 shopping spree at HBC, Future Shop or Esso.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Dynasty Advertising & Communications: Albert Yue, Phone: (905) 907-6911 x222,
albert@dynastyad.com; Irene Tang, Phone: (905) 907-6911 x220,

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