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RBC Wealth Management's Warren Bischoff and Richard Franchella Honored as Branch Managers of the Year by On Wall Street

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 17, 2010) – On Wall Street, a leading financial trade publication, recently announced the winners of their “Branch Manager of the Year” award. The award pays tribute to individual branch managers for their achievements in creating effective branch-wide marketing strategies; recruiting, developing and retaining talented advisors and providing superior client service. Out of the ten winners, two were from RBC Wealth Management.

Warren Bischoff, director of RBC Wealth Management’s Washington D.C. complex, and Richard Franchella, director of the firm’s Midtown, New York complex, were honored with the “Branch Manager of the Year” award. Both exhibit superior leadership skills and are very active in their communities and in charitable giving. Bischoff has been with RBC Wealth Management for 8 years, and has been the recipient of numerous awards at the firm, including the Volunteer of the Year award and Community Service award. Franchella is the Event Chair for the RBC Race for the Kids, and has been with the firm for 5 years.

“Warren and Richard are both leaders in the industry. This award acknowledges the tremendous work they do every day to lead their complexes. I am honored to have them as part of this firm,” said John Taft, head of RBC U.S. Wealth Management and CEO of RBC Capital Markets Corporation.

Additionally, Tim Rannow, Phoenix complex director, was named as a finalist for this award, and was included in On Wall Street’s list of top 100 branch managers.

About RBC Wealth Management

In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets Corporation. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets Corporation is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and other major securities exchanges, as well as the Securities Investor Protection Corp. RBC Wealth Management has over $160 billion of assets under administration and more than 2,200 financial consultants operating in over 200 locations in 42 states.

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