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Press release from CNW Group

Royal Bank of Canada to redeem subordinated debentures

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Royal Bank of Canada to redeem subordinated debentures19:48 EST Wednesday, February 27, 2013TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ -Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced that, further to the notice issued on February 11, 2013, regulatory approval has been received for the redemption of all outstanding 4.84 per cent subordinated debentures due March 11, 2018 (the "4.84 per cent debentures"), for 100 per cent of their principal amount plus accrued interest to the redemption date of March 13, 2013. The principal amount of 4.84 per cent debentures outstanding is $1,000,000,000.The redemption of the debentures will be financed out of the general corporate funds of Royal Bank of Canada.SOURCE: RBCFor further information: Investor contact: Karen McCarthy, 416 955-7809 Media contact: Tanis Feasby, 416 955-5172