Royal Bank of Canada to redeem subordinated debentures

TORONTO, May 18 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced its intention to redeem all outstanding 3.70 per cent subordinated debentures due June 24, 2015 (the "3.70 per cent debentures") for 100 per cent of their principal amount plus accrued interest to the redemption date. The redemption will occur on June 24, 2010. There is currently $800,000,000 principal amount of 3.70 per cent debentures outstanding.

The redemption of the debentures will be financed out of the general corporate funds of Royal Bank of Canada.


For further information: For further information: Investor contact: Robert Poole, Toronto, (416) 955-7805,; Media contact: Gillian McArdle, Toronto, (416) 974-5506 or toll-free 1-888-880-2173,

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