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Press release from CNW Group

Royal Bank of Canada announces election of directors

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Royal Bank of Canada announces election of directors14:45 EST Thursday, February 28, 2013TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular datedJanuary 7, 2013 were elected as directors of Royal Bank of Canada. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at its Annual and Special Meeting earlier today in Calgary are set out below.Election of DirectorsOn a vote by ballot, each of the following 17 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of RBC:NomineeVotes For% ForVotes Withheld% WithheldW. Geoffrey Beattie718,889,16199.30%5,050,7260.70%David F. Denison721,562,34699.67%2,377,5120.33%Paule Gauthier703,130,49097.13%20,805,4972.87%Richard L. George721,699,87699.69%2,240,0110.31%Timothy J. Hearn721,169,38199.62%2,770,5060.38%Alice D. Laberge704,929,75297.37%19,007,8352.63%Jacques Lamarre717,077,32699.05%6,858,6610.95%Brandt C. Louie719,776,07399.42%4,163,8140.58%Michael H. McCain697,754,20496.38%26,185,6833.62%Heather Munroe-Blum719,267,01499.36%4,597,9770.64%Gordon M. Nixon721,188,18599.63%2,676,8060.37%David P. O'Brien702,725,79297.08%21,139,1992.92%J. Pedro Reinhard701,737,80696.94%22,127,1853.06%Edward Sonshine704,258,73597.28%19,681,1522.72%Kathleen P. Taylor702,123,59996.99%21,816,2883.01%Bridget A. van Kralingen703,578,77797.19%20,361,0102.81%Victor L. Young717,608,49099.13%6,325,1010.87%ABOUT RBCRoyal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, and investor services and wholesale banking on a global basis. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries. For more information, please visit RBCFor further information: Investors: Karen McCarthy, Investor Relations, RBC, 416 955-7809 Media: Tanis Feasby, Financial Communications, RBC, 416 955-5172