RBC to announce first quarter results and host Annual Meeting of Common
Shareholders on March 3

TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) will host its Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders and release its first quarter results for 2010 on March 3, 2010. Information related to RBC's financial results will be available at www.rbc.com/investorrelations.

RBC's Annual Meeting will be held in Toronto and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. EST. Interested parties can listen at www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html.

First quarter results are expected to be released at approximately 6:00 a.m. (EST). The conference call is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. (EST) and will feature a presentation by RBC executives followed by a question and answer period with analysts. Interested parties can access the call on a listen-only basis at: www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html or by telephone (416-695-7806 or 1-888-789-9572, passcode 4503676 followed by the number sign). Please call between 7:20 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. (EST).

Management's comments on results will be posted on RBC's website shortly following the call. A recording will be available by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 3, 2010 until May 27, 2010 at www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_quarterly.html or by telephone (416-695-5800 or 1-800-408-3053, passcode 4041431 followed by the number sign).


For further information: For further information: Investor contacts: James Colburn, Investor Relations, (416) 955-7808, james.colburn@rbc.com; Media contact: Gillian McArdle, Media Relations, (416) 974-5506, toll-free 1-888-880-2173, gillian.mcardle@rbc.com

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