RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced the appointment of Steve Sokić to the position of Head of Ultra High Net Worth, Trust, Fiduciary & Tax. In his new role, Mr Sokić will have a global client-facing mandate to develop trust and fiduciary solutions for RBC Wealth Management’s international ultra high net worth (UHNW) client base, and find new ways to leverage the business’ leading trust and fiduciary capabilities. The creation of the new role is part of RBC Wealth Management’s wider strategy to increase its focus on UHNW clients and follows the recent appointment of Paul Patterson as Deputy Chairman, RBC Wealth Management, to lead the coordination and servicing of international UHNW families and institutional clients. Mr Sokić has relocated to Toronto from Jersey and will report to Paul Patterson. Mr Patterson commented: “The ultra high net worth market remains a primary focus for us, allowing us to demonstrate the full scope of our integrated wealth proposition. Having worked with Steve for many years I know him to be an outstanding planner with excellent client handling skills and a deep knowledge of our Global Trust business. Steve’s understanding of the fiduciary and tax sectors, as well as his cultural affinity across multiple geographies will prove invaluable in his new post.” A professional accountant by background, Mr. Sokić began his finance career at Deloitte in Canada, where he spent 10 years advising on international trust, tax and estate planning matters. He joined RBC’s trust operation in the Bahamas in 2002, before assuming his most recent role of Trust Director in based in Jersey in 2006. Media Enquiries: Paul French paul.french@rbc.com +44 (0)20 7002 2013 Timi Oni timi.oni@rbc.com +44 (0)207 653 4516 About RBC Wealth Management RBC Wealth Management is one of the world’s top 10 largest wealth managers. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high-net-worth and ultra high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with a full suite of banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business also provides asset management products and services directly and through RBC and third-party distributors to institutional and individual clients, through its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset Management). RBC Wealth Management has more than C$562 billion of assets under administration, more than C$324 billion of assets under management and approximately 4,300 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers. About RBC Royal 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, corporate and investment banking and investor services 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 51 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.