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RBC Global Asset Management Now Provides Investors With PFIC Reporting Statements For 2014 Tax Year

TORONTO, March 9, 2015 – RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.) today announced that Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Annual Information Statements are now available to U.S. taxpayer clients holding certain Canadian-domiciled funds that are part of the RBC GAM fund families. These statements are available on more than 70 RBC Funds, PH&N Funds and RBC Private Pools (RBC GAM funds) for the 2014 tax year.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to meet the needs of investors, we are pleased to now offer our clients PFIC reporting on a wide range of our investment solutions," said Doug Coulter, president of RBC GAM Inc.

The PFIC reports issued by RBC GAM Inc. will provide U.S. taxpayers the option to elect to treat certain RBC GAM funds as Qualifying Electing Funds (QEFs) on their U.S. tax returns. This allows U.S. investors access to capital gains tax rates on their holdings of these funds and prevents the application of certain amounts of tax deficiency interest penalties.

To access the full list of RBC GAM funds with PFIC reporting, please visit: http://funds.rbcgam.com/investor-information/pfic/index.html.

About RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Wealth Management
RBC Global Asset Management is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to individual, high-net-worth and institutional investors through mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, pooled funds, separate accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies manage more than $370 billion and have approximately 1,200 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

RBC GAM is part of RBC Wealth Management, which is one of the world's top five largest wealth managers*. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high net worth clients globally with a full suite of banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions, from our key operational hubs in Canada, the United States, the British Isles, and Asia. 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 GAM business. RBC Wealth Management has more than C$767 billion of assets under administration, more than C$480 billion of assets under management and approximately 4,400 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers, and trust officers. For more information, please visit www.rbcwealthmanagement.com.

*Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking KPI Benchmark 2014. In the United States, securities are offered through RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

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Raymond Chouinard
RBC Gestion mondiale d'actifs
Canadian Retail
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