2nd Quarter Results

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  SECOND QUARTER 2014EARNINGS RELEASE

  ROYAL BANK OF CANADA REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2014 RESULTS

All amounts are in Canadian dollars and are based on financial statements
prepared in compliance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim
Financial Reporting, unless otherwise noted. Our Q2 2014 Report to Shareholders
and Supplementary Financial Information are available on our website at
rbc.com/investorrelations.

TORONTO, May 22, 2014 – Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today reported
net income of $2,201 million for the second quarter ended April 30, 2014, up
$292 million or 15% from the prior year. Our results reflect solid performance
across all of our businesses, including record earnings in Wealth Management and
higher earnings in Capital Markets, Personal & Commercial Banking and Investor &
Treasury Services, and positive operating leverage.

“We delivered earnings of $2.2 billion and a return on equity of 19% while
maintaining a strong capital position. These results demonstrate the earnings
power of RBC, our prudent approach to risk management and our ability to manage
costs effectively,” said Gordon M. Nixon, RBC CEO. “We continue to extend our
leadership positions in Canada and select global markets through our ongoing
focus on our clients.”

Q2 2014 compared to Q2 2013

•    Net income of $2,201 million (up 15% from $1,909 million)

•    Diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.47 (up $0.22 from $1.25)

•    Return on common equity (ROE)(1) of 19.1% (up from 18.7%)

•    Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio of 9.7%

YTD 2014 compared to YTD 2013

•    Net income of $4,293 million (up 9% from $3,956 million)

•    Diluted EPS of $2.85 (up $0.26 from $2.59)

•    ROE of 18.6% (down from 19.4%)

Excluding the prior year’s restructuring charge in Investor & Treasury Services
of $31 million ($44 million before tax) related to the integration of Investor
Services, net income was up 13% from $1,940 million, EPS was up $0.20 from $1.27
and ROE was flat compared to last year(2).

Compared to the prior quarter, net income increased $109 million. Excluding the
prior quarter’s loss of $60 million (before and after-tax) related to the sale
of RBC Jamaica, as well as provisions of $32 million ($40 million before tax)
related to post-employment benefits and restructuring charges in the Caribbean,
net income was up $17 million or 1%(2), despite fewer days in the quarter.

Q2 2014 Business Segment Performance

Personal & Commercial Banking net income was $1,115 million, up $76 million or
7% compared to last year. Canadian Banking net income of $1,110 million was up
$86 million or 8%, largely due to volume growth across most businesses and lower
provisions for credit losses (PCL). Canadian Banking had positive operating
leverage of 0.9%.

Compared to last quarter, net income was up $44 million or 4%. Excluding the
prior quarter’s loss of $60 million (before and after-tax) and provisions of $32
million ($40 million before tax) noted above, net income was down $48 million or
4%(2). Canadian Banking net income was down $27 million or 2%, largely due to
the negative impact of seasonal factors, including fewer days in the quarter,
partially offset by lower PCL.

Wealth Management net income was $278 million, up $56 million or 25% compared to
last year, reflecting higher average fee-based client assets from capital
appreciation and strong net sales, along with positive operating leverage.
Compared to the prior quarter, net income was up $43 million or 18%, mainly due
to higher average fee-based client assets. Last quarter also included PCL
related to a few accounts.

Insurance net income was $154 million, down $10 million or 6% from a year ago,
mainly due to higher claims costs in International Insurance. Compared to the
prior quarter, earnings were relatively flat as lower net claims costs in
Canadian Insurance were mostly offset by the positive impact of two new U.K.
annuity contracts in the prior quarter.

Investor & Treasury Services net income was $112 million, up $47 million or 72%
from a year ago. Excluding the prior year’s restructuring charge of $31 million
($44 million before tax) noted above, net income was up $16 million or 17%(2),
driven by continuing benefits from our efficiency management activities and
higher net interest income from growth in client deposits. Compared to last
quarter, net income was up $6 million or 6%, driven by higher net interest
income from growth in client deposits and higher custodial fees.

1  This measure does not have a standardized meaning under GAAP. For further
information, refer to the Key performance and non-GAAP measures section of our
Q2 2014 Report to Shareholders.

2  Results and measures excluding specified items are non-GAAP. For further
information, including a reconciliation, refer to the non-GAAP measures section
on page 2 of this Earnings Release.

Capital Markets net income was $507 million, up $124 million or 32% compared to
last year, largely due to strong trading results, solid growth in our U.S. loan
book and higher M&A activity. In addition, results were impacted by a favourable
accounting adjustment related to fair value adjustments on certain RBC debt(3),
which was largely offset by higher litigation provisions and related legal
costs. Compared to last quarter, net income was relatively flat, as higher
trading revenue and higher debt origination activity mainly in the U.S. were
largely offset by lower loan syndication activity and higher litigation
provisions and related legal costs.

Corporate Support net income was $35 million, largely reflecting asset/liability
management activities and gains on private equity investments.

Capital – As at April 30, 2014, our Basel III CET1 ratio was 9.7%, in line with
last quarter as strong internal capital generation was offset by growth in risk
-weighted assets and share repurchases.

Credit Quality – Total PCL of $244 million decreased $43 million from the prior
year largely reflecting lower provisions in Canadian Banking and Capital
Markets, partially offset by higher PCL in the Caribbean. Compared to the prior
quarter, PCL was down $48 million, largely reflecting lower provisions in
Canadian Banking and Wealth Management.

Non-GAAP measures

Results and measures excluding specified items are non-GAAP measures. Specified
items include a restructuring charge of $31 million ($44 million before tax)
related to the integration of Investor Services in the prior year, a loss of $60
million (before and after-tax) related to the sale of RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica)
Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited (collectively “RBC Jamaica”) as
previously announced on January 29, 2014 and provisions related to post
-employment benefits and restructuring charges in the Caribbean of $32 million
($40 million before tax) in the prior quarter.

Given the nature and purpose of our management reporting framework, we use and
report certain non-GAAP financial measures, which are not defined, do not have a
standardized meaning under GAAP and may not be comparable with similar
information disclosed by other financial institutions. We believe that excluding
these specified items from our results is more reflective of our ongoing
operating results, will provide readers with a better understanding of our
performance and should enhance the comparability of different periods.

Net Income, excluding specified items
                                                                    For the
three
For the six
                                                                    months
months
                                                                    endedJanuary
31,
endedApril 30,
                                                                    2014
2014
(Millions of Canadian dollars, except per share and percentage      Reported
Loss related tosale of         Provision for post- employment        Adjusted
Reported          Loss related tosale of         Provision for post- employment
Adjusted
amounts)
RBCJamaica                     benefits andrestructuringcharge
RBCJamaica                     benefits andrestructuringcharge
Net income....................................................
$                 $
$                                     $                 $
$                              $
$
                                                                    2,092
60                             32                                    2,184
4,293             60                             32
4,385
Basic earnings per share.............................
$                 $
$                                     $                 $
$                              $
$
                                                                    1.39
0.04                           0.02                                  1.45
2.86              0.04                           0.02
2.92
Diluted earnings per share..........................
$                 $
$                                     $                 $
$                              $
$
                                                                    1.38
0.04                           0.02                                  1.44
2.85              0.04                           0.02
2.91
ROE...............................................................



                                                                    18.1 %
18.9 %            18.6 %
19.0 %
                                                                    For the
three
For the the six
                                                                    months
months
                                                                   
endedApril 30 
,
endedApril 30,
                                                                    2013
2013
(Millions of Canadian dollars, except per share and percentage      Reported
Restructuring charge                                                 Adjusted
Reported          Restructuring charge
Adjusted
amounts)
Net income....................................................
$                 $
$                 $                 $
$
                                                                    1,909
31                                                                   1,940
3,956             31
3,987
Basic earnings per share.............................
$                 $
$                 $                 $
$
                                                                    1.26
0.02                                                                 1.28
2.61              0.02
2.63
Diluted earnings per share..........................
$                 $
$                 $                 $
$
                                                                    1.25
0.02                                                                 1.27
2.59              0.02
2.61
ROE...............................................................



                                                                    18.7 %
19.1 %            19.4 %
19.5 %

Personal & Commercial Banking net income, excluding
specified items
                                                            For the three
For the six
                                                            months
months
                                                            endedJanuary 31,
endedApril 30,
                                                            2014
2014
(Millions of Canadian dollars)                              Reported
Loss related tosale of         Provision for post-                   Adjusted
Reported       Loss related tosale of         Provision for post
Adjusted
                                                                          
RBCJam 
aica                     employmentbenefits
RBCJamaica                     -employmentbenefits

andrestructuringcharge
andrestructuringcharge
Net                                                         $
$                              $
$                             $              $
$                                     $
income....................................................  1,071          60
32                                    1,163                         2,186
60                             32
2,278

Investor & Treasury Services net income, excluding specified items

For the three
For the the six

months
months

endedApril 30,
endedApril 30,

2013
2013
(Millions of Canadian dollars)
Reported            Restructuring charge           Adjusted
Reported          Restructuring charge           Adjusted
Net
$                   $                              $
$                 $                              $
income..........................................................................
. 
........................................  65                  31
96                         144               31
175

3  Effective the second quarter of 2014, we prospectively adopted the own credit
provisions of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with an initial application date of
November 1, 2013. Changes in fair value in our financial liabilities designated
as at fair value through profit or loss (FVTPL) attributable to changes in
credit risk are now recorded in other comprehensive income. For further
information, refer to Accounting and control matters section of our Q2 2014
Report to shareholders and Note 2 of our Q2 2014 Interim Condensed Consolidated
Financial Statements.

 CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

From time to time, we make written or oral forward-looking statements within the
meaning of certain securities laws, including the “safe harbour” provisions of
the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any
applicable Canadian securities legislation. We may make forward-looking
statements in this earnings release, in filings with Canadian regulators or the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in reports to shareholders and in
other communications. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to, statements relating to our financial performance objectives, vision and
strategic goals, and include our Chief Executive Officer’s statements. The
forward-looking information contained in this earnings release is presented for
the purpose of assisting the holders of our securities and financial analysts in
understanding our financial position and results of operations as at and for the
periods ended on the dates presented, our financial performance objectives,
vision and strategic goals, and may not be appropriate for other purposes.
Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe”,
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“plan” and “project” and similar expressions of future or conditional verbs such
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By their very nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions
and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which give rise to the
possibility that our predictions, forecasts, projections, expectations or
conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that our assumptions may not be
correct and that our financial performance objectives, vision and strategic
goals will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on
these statements as a number of risk factors could cause our actual results to
differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking
statements. These factors – many of which are beyond our control and the effects
of which can be difficult to predict – include: credit, market, liquidity and
funding, insurance, regulatory compliance, operational, strategic, reputation
and competitive risks and other risks discussed in the Risk management and
Overview of other risks sections of our 2013 Annual Report and in the Risk
management section of our Q2 2014 Report to Shareholders; the impact of
regulatory reforms, including relating to the Basel Committee on Banking
Supervision’s (BCBS) global standards for capital and liquidity reform, the Dodd
-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations issued
and to be issued thereunder, over-the-counter derivatives reform, the payments
system in Canada, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and
regulatory reforms in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Europe; the high levels of
Canadian household debt; cybersecurity; the business and economic conditions in
Canada, the U.S. and certain other countries in which we operate; the effects of
changes in government fiscal, monetary and other policies; our ability to
attract and retain employees; the accuracy and completeness of information
concerning our clients and counterparties; the development and integration of
our distribution networks; model, information technology and social media risk;
and the impact of environmental issues.

We caution that the foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive and other
factors could also adversely affect our results. When relying on our forward
-looking statements to make decisions with respect to us, investors and others
should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and
potential events. Material economic assumptions underlying the forward looking
-statements contained in this earnings release are set out in the Overview and
outlook section and for each business segment under the heading Outlook and
priorities in our 2013 Annual Report, as updated by the Overview section in our
Q2 2014 Report to Shareholders. Except as required by law, we do not undertake
to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be
made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Additional information about these and other factors can be found in the Risk
management and Overview of other risks sections of our 2013 Annual Report to
Shareholders and in the Risk management section of our Q2 2014 Report to
Shareholders.

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ACCESS TO QUARTERLY RESULTS MATERIALS

Interested investors, the media and others may review this quarterly earnings
release, quarterly results slides, supplementary financial information and our
Q2 2014 Report to Shareholders on our website at rbc.com/investorrelations.

Quarterly conference call and webcast presentation

Our quarterly conference call is scheduled for Thursday May 22nd, 2014 at 8:00
a.m. (EDT) and will feature a presentation about our second quarter results by
RBC executives. It will be followed by a question and answer period with
analysts.

Interested parties can access the call live on a listen-only basis at:
www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_events_presentations.html or by telephone (416
-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910, passcode 9924454#). Please call between 7:50 a.m.
and 7:55 a.m. (EDT).

Management’s comments on results will be posted on our website shortly following
the call. Also, a recording will be available by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on May 22, 2014
until August 21, 2014 at: www.rbc.com/investorrelations/ir_quarterly.html or by
telephone (905-694-9451 or 1-800-408-3053, passcode 2624092#).

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Christopher Taylor, Associate Director, Investor Relations,
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