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RBC Bank Honors Excellence in Education with Tribute to Teachers


RBC Bank Accepting Nominations for Tribute to Teachers Awards Program Through October 16

Raleigh, N.C. - September 20, 2011 – RBC Bank’s Tribute to Teachers award program, now in its eighth year, supports and recognizes excellence in the classroom year-round. With the new school year underway, RBC Bank wants to remind students, parents and community members to nominate outstanding and deserving teachers in their communities for the next program awards.

The current fall nomination period ends October 16, and RBC Bank will announce 50 new Tribute to Teachers winners in December. Each of the winners will receive $500 to spend on classroom materials, and one lucky teacher will receive a $2,000 grand prize shopping spree to equip his or her classroom. By the end of this year, RBC Bank will have awarded a total of $54,000 to 100 teachers in the Southeast through the Tribute to Teachers program. RBC Bank has already awarded more than $154,000 to hundreds of teachers across the Southeast.

“RBC Bank’s Tribute to Teachers award program continues to recognize teachers who don’t quit when the bell rings,” said Reggie Davis, president of RBC Bank. “We are proud to honor and reward some of the top educators in the Southeast who dedicate their lives to teaching our children to be savvy consumers and community members.”

The spring Tribute to Teachers award program garnered over 2,200 nominations throughout the bank’s Southeastern footprint (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), and RBC Bank expects even more for this fall nomination period. To nominate a deserving teacher or view a complete list of the 50 teachers recognized in 2011 to date, please visit the bank’s website at

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. For ten consecutive years, RBC has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. RBC has been listed as one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world for six years in a row, according to the annual ranking by Corporate Knights. And, in February of this year, RBC was ranked 31st in The World’s Most Respected Companies by Barron’s, and third among financial institutions. More information about RBC Bank may be found at