London – March 30, 2011 – RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE), today announced an extension to its global FX trading capabilities by linking to Digital Vega’s multi-dealer FX options trading platform, Medusa.

RBC Capital Markets is the first Canadian investment bank to act as a market marker on Digital Vega’s options platform, which will offer RBC’s clients greater access to the online FX options trading community.

As the financial markets prepare for likely regulatory changes globally in the FX space, RBC’s FX business has been an industry leader in steadily evolving through innovative technology applications and linkages to multi-dealer platforms that benefits clients.

Medusa allows market participants to trade a range of FX option structures and delivers a combination of pricing and execution tools, analytics and STP solutions. Through its integration to the Traiana Harmony network, the platform delivers real-time trade notifications and comprehensive position and exposure management tools.

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For more information, please contact:

RBC Capital Markets:

Europe & Asia: Louisa Fairman – +44 (0)20 7029 7821 or louisa.fairman@rbccm.com
Canada: Gillian McArdle – 416-842-4231 or gillian.mcardle@rbc.com
U.S.: Sanam Alaghband – 212-618-5589 or sanam.alaghband@rbc.com

About RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada, the 4th largest bank in North America by market capitalization. RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products, services and expertise to corporations, institutional investors and governments around the world. With over 6,500 professionals in 15 countries, we deliver our products and services to clients in over 100 countries through operations across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, please visit www.rbccm.com.

RBC Capital Markets recently launched its proprietary single online platform for multi-asset class e-trading, RBC DX. The platform has the most comprehensive offering of Canadian fixed income product available and includes access to RBC’s award-winning research.

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