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RBC Wealth Management's Diversity Groups Recently Recognized at the 2014 ERG & Council Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 31, 2014) – RBC Wealth Management’s Diversity Leadership Council and PRIDE employee resource group were recently recognized as two of the top 25 employee resource groups (ERGs) and diversity councils in the nation. Top groups were honored at the 6th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award dinner and ceremony held recently at the 2014 ERG & Council Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

"At RBC Wealth Management, diversity is at the core of everything we do,” said Wanda Brackins, head, Global Diversity, RBC Wealth Management. “Employee Resource Groups are an integral part of the firm’s diversity strategy and they to drive diversity within RBC Wealth Management.“

“ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results," said Linda Stokes, President and CEO of PRISM. "They need opportunities to improve and grow by learning and sharing best practices, gaining important insights, knowledge and skills to increase their impact and effectiveness. They also need to be recognized and awarded for the contribution and results. This is the purpose behind the annual Conference and Honors Award.”

The awards are presented by PRISM International, Inc., a diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm, and recognize ERGs and councils that have been in operation for two or more years and contribute to organizational diversity processes through achievements in: demonstrated results; management commitment; measurement and accountability; and communication and education. In its sixth year, the prestigious ERG & Council Honors Award™ recognizes and awards the outstanding contributions and achievements of U.S. ERGs and Diversity Councils that lead organizational diversity processes and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace.

About RBC Wealth Management-U.S.
In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has more than $278 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 42 states.

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Jonell Lundquist, RBC Wealth Management

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