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RBC Bank Hires Veteran Banker as Commercial Markets Leader

Jean Brinkmann Brings More Than 25 Years of Vast Banking Knowledge to RBC Bank

Raleigh, N.C. – December 15, 2010 – Jean Brinkmann has joined RBC Bank as head of the bank’s Commercial Markets. Brinkmann brings more than 25 years of leadership experience with Bank of America to her new RBC Bank role.

At RBC Bank, Brinkmann will lead the Commercial Markets team, responsible for developing and implementing strategic business priorities to grow and deepen relationships with existing and new commercial, corporate, public and institutional and knowledge-based industries clients.

“Delivering exceptional service and value to business clients is part of RBC Bank’s heritage, and we must continue to meet the growing needs of the Commercial segment as the market improves,” said Reggie Davis, president of RBC Bank. “Jean’s exceptional industry knowledge and tremendous leadership experience make her a great fit and excellent leader for RBC Bank. We’re thrilled to have her energy and commercial banking expertise, and I look forward to working closely with her.”

Client relationships and product innovation are areas of strength for Brinkmann as her past positions demonstrate. At Bank of America she served in a number of senior leadership roles both regionally and nationally – among them, Commercial Executive for the California region, Commercial Executive for the Midwest region and U.S. Business Marketing Executive. In addition to these roles and others in her extensive commercial banking background, Brinkmann also has a decade of experience in Consumer and Private Banking.

Brinkmann is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds Six Sigma Black Belt and Design for Six Sigma certifications. Brinkmann has been an active member in the communities where she has lived, participating in both business development and philanthropic organizations. She will be based in Raleigh, and plans to become active in the Raleigh community.

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 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2010. 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