Royal Bank of Canada announces closing of $500 million preferred share offering

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TORONTO , June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced it has closed its domestic public offering of Non-Cumulative, 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series BB. Royal Bank of Canada issued 20 million Preferred Shares Series BB at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $500 million .

The offering was underwritten by a syndicate led by RBC Capital Markets. The Preferred Shares Series BB will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol RY.PR.H. The Preferred Shares Series BB were issued under a prospectus supplement dated May 27, 2014 to the bank's short form base shelf prospectus dated December 20, 2013 .

The Preferred Shares Series BB have not been and will not be registered in the United States under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a "U.S. person" (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be unlawful.

SOURCE RBC

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Investor Contact:
Shirley Boudreau, Shareholder Relations, 416-955-7806, shirley.boudreau@rbc.com
Lynda Gauthier, Investor Relations, 416-955-7808, lynda.gauthier@rbc.com

Media Contact:
Sandra Nunes, Financial Communications, 416-974-1794, sandra.nunes@rbc.com

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