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RBC Bank Celebrates PGA Partnership with Family Fun day at Banking Centers Across the Southeast

July 30 Events Tee Up Special Customer Thank You

RALEIGH, N.C. – July 30, 2010 – Today at RBC Bank banking centers across six southeastern states, golf-themed special customer appreciation events in each market marked RBC Bank’s partnership with the PGA and offered customers a special thank you.

“At RBC Bank, we are excited to be a partner with one of the world’s most recognizable professional sporting associations, the PGA. Bringing the thrill of the game to banking center customers and offering fun activities for kids and adults is an appropriate way for us to share this partnership with the communities we serve,” said Jim Westlake, RBC Bank CEO.

RBC Bank celebrated Family Fun Day in a variety of ways in different markets, and at many banking centers the day-long celebration included tips delivered by local golf pros, children’s art stations, refreshments and more.

About RBC Bank

RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank’s network includes more than 420 full-service banking centers in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), an extensive ATM network and telephone and online banking. RBC Bank is the 38th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2, 2009. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest and most stable bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. In August 2009, Global Finance Magazine ranked RBC as the safest bank in the Western Hemisphere. RBC is also one of the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders, having appeared on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index every year since its creation in 1999. Additional information about RBC Bank may be found at