RBC Wealth Management will be registering a record number of 39 relay teams and 18 individual full marathon runners for this year’s Jersey Marathon. That’s a total of 213 staff – more than double the company’s original target of 100 runners – who will be donning their trainers to raise money for their chosen charity. Last year, 136 RBC Wealth Management employees took part in the Jersey Marathon, which brings together teams from across the Channel Islands and the UK – Jersey, Guernsey, London and Edinburgh. Paul Patterson, Head of RBC Wealth Management in the British Isles, is delighted by the numbers who have signed up this year. ‘The enthusiasm for the Marathon among our staff is amazing,’ he said. ‘Each year we surpass our target – it’s a great achievement and shows genuine commitment. Regardless of ability, people are joining in and training hard to prepare for the September run.’ Mary Luggar, HR Officer for RBC Wealth Management in the British Isles, is taking part in the relay for the first time this year and sees it very much as a personal challenge. ‘The last time I did any running was around 15 years ago so it represents a real challenge for me,’ admitted Mary. ‘It’s also a good opportunity to get to know my work colleagues on a more informal basis and has kick started my plan to get fit again. I’m really looking forward to the relay – it will be a lot of fun.’ Mr Patterson, who is also running in one of the RBC relay teams, concluded, ‘The Jersey Marathon creates an ideal opportunity for our staff to train and work together. We are delighted to support staff who want to take part in this excellent community event – the response has been incredible. There is sure to be a fantastic atmosphere amongst our teams on the day – something I’m personally looking forward to.’ -ends – More… RECORD RBC ENTRY FOR JERSEY MARATHON / 2 Issued by Lisa Gutcher at Image PR, tel: 734444. Notes to Editors About RBC Wealth Management The international arm of RBC Wealth Management services over 35,000 high net worth individuals and institutions through 35 offices in the British Isles, Continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. RBC Wealth Management provides integrated and diversified international wealth management expertise and solutions, asset management and trust services to high net worth individuals and to corporate and institutional clients. Services provided by RBC Wealth Management consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers include trust and estate planning, tax advice, discretionary investment management and investment advisory services, structured solutions, banking, lending and global custody. For more information, please visit www.rbcwminternational.com. RBC Wealth Management is a segment of RBC, which directly serves affluent and high net worth clients and provides asset management products and services to institutional and individual clients. The business has more than C$450 billion of assets under administration, more than C$220 billion of assets under management and more than 4,000 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, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. We provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 53 other countries. For more information, please visit www.rbc.com.