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Press release from CNW Group

RBC donates $250,000 to Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

RBC donates $250,000 to Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund11:00 EST Tuesday, November 06, 2012RBC branches in Canada also accepting public donations to Red Cross Relief Fund TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support relief and humanitarian efforts for those affected by the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the United States."The scale of this disaster is enormous and its impact has been devastating to millions of people and their communities," said Gordon Nixon, president & CEO of RBC. "We have a long-standing tradition of responding to natural disasters, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with all of our employees, clients, families and friends in the affected regions that have been impacted by the devastation of the storm."The most urgent needs identified by the Red Cross are providing food, water, safe shelter and community services in the states impacted by the storm. RBC has requested that, where appropriate, its donation to the Red Cross be directed to ensuring disaster affected communities have access to clean drinking water.In Canada, RBC branches are accepting donations to the Red Cross Relief Fund.SOURCE: RBCFor further information: Andre Roberts, RBC Corporate Communications, 416-974-3678 andre.roberts@rbc.com