Fixed and Variable Annuities

Annuities are designed to be long-term investments and frequently involve substantial charges such as administrative fees, annual contract fees, mortality & risk expense charges and surrender charges. Early withdrawals may impact annuity cash values and death benefits. Taxes are payable upon withdrawal of funds. An additional 10 percent IRS penalty may apply to withdrawals prior to age 59-1/2. Fixed annuities are not guaranteed by FDIC or any other governmental agency and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or savings association. Both the money you invest and the interest paid out are guaranteed by the claims-paying ability of the insurer. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of an annuity carefully before investing. Prospectuses containing this and other information about the annuity are available by contacting your RBC Wealth Management Financial Advisor. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing to make sure that the annuity is appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance.

Certain states have adopted requirements for annuity buyer’s guides to be provided to the client when an annuity has been recommended. Although the NAIC’s buyer’s guides are most commonly required, several states require their own customized buyer’s guide to be provided when fixed or fixed index annuities are recommended, and the state of Texas requires the SEC’s Annuity Buyer’s Guide to be provided when variable annuities are recommended. The various buyer’s guides are provided below: