Gordon M. Nixon, President and CEO, RBC® announces the appointment of Zabeen Hirji as Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Hirji has responsibility for enterprise-wide Human Resources functions and strategies. Ms. Hirji joined RBC in 1977, holding progressively senior roles in Retail Banking, Operations and Credit Cards. Appointed Senior Vice President Human Resources in 2001, her responsibilities have expanded to support RBC’s growth and business strategies. She is a Director of St. John’s Rehab Hospital and a member of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. In 2005 she was named a Fellow of Centennial College, recognizing her leadership in diversity, including the advancement of women, visible minorities and new immigrants. Ms. Hirji holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University. Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) uses the initials RBC as a prefix for its businesses and operating subsidiaries, which operate under the master brand name of RBC Financial Group. Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank as measured by market capitalization and assets and is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.