/C O R R E C T I O N -- Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - Halts/Resumptions/

Dec 16, 2015

In the news release, IIROC Trading Halt - RY.PR.K, issued 16-Dec-2015 by Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - Halts/Resumptions, please note that the ticker symbol should read "PR.PR.Q" NOT "RY.PR.K". The complete, corrected release follows:

IIROC Trading Halt - PR.PR.Q

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: Royal Bank of Canada NON-CUMULATIVE 5-YEAR RATE RESET FIRST PREFERRED SHARES, SERIES BK

TSX Symbol: PR.PR.Q

Reason: Pending Closing

Halt Time (ET): 7:57 AM ET

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - Halts/Resumptions

For further information: IIROC Inquiries 1-877-442-4322 (Option 2) - Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only.