RBC Insurance sponsors 2002 Advisor of the Year Awards

en fran�ais

MISSISSAUGA, July 3, 2002 — RBC Insurance today announced its sponsorship of the 2002 Advisor of the Year Awards. Launched in 1999 by Advisor’s Edge magazine, the program honours outstanding financial advisors for their determination, resourcefulness and dedication to serving clients’ needs.

“Advisors play a key role in planning the financial future of many Canadians, and we wanted to participate in a program that recognizes this excellence,” said John W. Hamilton, vice president, Business Development, of the life insurance division of RBC Insurance. “More and more advisors recognize insurance as an integral part of a complete financial plan and as we work with them to ensure they have the tools and information required to meet their clients’ insurance needs, we witness their dedication to their clients’ overall financial well being.”

The Advisor of the Year competition is open to all financial professionals across Canada who provide advice to their clients as part of their services. Advisors interested in being considered for the award are required to send in their completed entry form along with a detailed case study that illustrates how they created a solid financial plan for their clients. The deadline for submissions is August 16, 2002. Winners will be notified by October 11, 2002.

Visit the RBC Insurance Sales Resource Centre at www.rbcinsurance.com/businesspartners/life.html
for more information.

About RBC Insurance

RBC Insurance provides a wide range of creditor, life, health, travel, home, auto and reinsurance products to more than five million North American customers. As one of the top 10 life insurance producers in Canada, RBC Insurance offers individual and group life and health insurance solutions, including term insurance, universal life policies, group benefits, critical illness insurance and long term care insurance. These products are distributed through more than 5,000 independent brokers affiliated with producer groups, financial planning firms and stock brokerage firms, as well as through direct sales and a network of career sales agents. For more information, please visit www.rbcinsurance.com

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (TSX, NYSE: RY) uses the initials RBC as a prefix for its businesses and operating subsidiaries, which operate under the master brand name of RBC Financial Group. Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest financial institution as measured by market capitalization and assets, and is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. It provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking, and transaction processing services on a global basis. The company employs 59,000 people who serve more than 12 million personal, business and public sector customers in North America and in some 30 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.rbc.com.


RBC Assurancesmc parraine les prix du
Conseiller en placement de l’ann�e pour 2002

English

MISSISSAUGA, le 3 juillet 2002 – RBC Assurances a annonc� aujourd’hui le parrainage des prix du Conseiller en placement de l’ann�e pour 2002. Lanc� en 1999 par le magazine Objectif Conseiller, le programme reconna�t le travail exceptionnel de conseillers financiers qui s’emploient � satisfaire les besoins des clients selon des normes �lev�es de d�termination, d’esprit d’initiative et de d�vouement.

” Les conseillers jouent un r�le pr�pond�rant dans la planification de l’avenir financier de nombreux Canadiens et nous voulions participer � un programme qui r�compense ce trait d’excellence “, dit John W. Hamilton, vice-pr�sident, Expansion des affaires, de la division d’assurance vie de RBC Assurances. ” De plus en plus de conseillers s’aper�oivent que l’assurance fait partie int�grante d’une planification financi�re compl�te. Notre collaboration avec eux nous garantit non seulement qu’ils ont l’information et les outils propres � combler les besoins d’assurance de leurs clients, mais nous permet d’observer aussi leur sens du devoir en termes de bien-�tre financier g�n�ral de la client�le “.

Le concours ” Conseiller en placement de l’ann�e ” est ouvert � tous les professionnels de l’industrie financi�re au Canada qui fournissent des services financiers � leurs clients dans le cadre de leur travail. Ceux qui souhaitent poser leur candidature sont invit�s � soumettre leur formulaire d’inscription d�ment rempli ainsi qu’une �tude de cas d�taill�e d�montrant qu’ils ont �labor� un solide plan financier pour leurs clients. Les candidatures devront nous parvenir au plus tard le 16 ao�t 2002. Les gagnants seront pr�venus d’ici le 11 octobre 2002.

Pour de plus amples d�tails, visitez le Centre des ressources de RBC Assurances au site www.rbcassurances.com/businesspartners/life.html

� propos de RBC Assurances

RBC Assurances procure une vaste gamme de produits d’assurances cr�dit, vie, maladie, voyages, habitation, auto et r�assurance � plus de cinq millions de clients en Am�rique du Nord. RBC Assurances, l’un des 10 principaux assureurs vie au Canada, offre des solutions en termes d’assurance vie et maladie, individuelle et collective, y compris l’assurance temporaire, les polices d’assurance Vie universelle, avantages sociaux collectifs, assurances maladies graves et soins de longue dur�e. Ces produits sont distribu�s par un r�seau de plus de 5 000 courtiers ind�pendants associ�s � des groupes de producteurs, des firmes de planification financi�re et des maisons de courtage, ainsi que par ventes directes et un r�seau de producteurs de carri�re. Pour obtenir de plus amples d�tails, veuillez visiter le site www.rbcassurances.com.