Dell Canada and RBC Royal Bank, today announced
the 10 finalists in the 2005 Dell Canada and RBC Small Business Excellence

The 2005 Dell Canada and RBC Small Business Excellence Award Finalists

– Behiel, Munkler & Will, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Barristers and

– Bieda Powersports, Fenwick, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula’s premier power
sports dealership.

– Dr. M J Minhas, Waterloo, Ontario, Optometric practice.

– Goodbye Graffiti, Vancouver, British Columbia, is the world leader in
graffiti removal technology.

– March Entertainment, Sudbury, Ontario, leading producer of branded
multimedia digital content.

– Manna Bakery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, European style bakery and

– Norman Yee, Calgary, Alberta, Doctors office.

– Our Native Land, Jasper, Alberta, Contemporary Art Gallery
specializing in Canadian native art.

– Quillsoft, Toronto, Ontario, produces software to help teach writing.

– Stork Craft Manufacturing, Richmond, British Columbia, manufactures a
leading line of premium-quality baby furniture.

“Twenty years ago, as a small business, Michael Dell created a sales
model that starts and ends with the customer. This approach has been the
foundation of our growth in every country where we do business,” said Greg
Davis, president, Dell Canada Inc. “Today’s finalists also understand the
customer comes first and they have used technology to improve their services,
products and performance. The Dell and RBC Small Business Excellence Award
recognizes the value these small businesses place on customer service and we
congratulate them on this accomplishment.”

“The finalists are among many successful businesses that have invested in
technology in innovative ways in order to enhance their customer experience,
“said Kris Depencier, national manager, Small Business, RBC Royal Bank. “RBC
is pleased to join with Dell in recognizing the achievements of these
businesses in taking their organization to the next level”

The 2005 Dell and RBC Small Business Excellence Award finalists were
selected for their spirits of innovation by a panel of judges: Greg Davis,
president and general manager of Dell Canada Inc., David Gair home and small
business marketing manager for Dell Canada Inc., Kris Depencier, national
manager for Small Business for RBC and John Warrilow, president of Warrilow
and Co. Each small-business owner was challenged to illustrate how they have
used information technology to drive a significant change and/or developed a
competitive advantage in delivering superior customer value and experience.

The award winner will be announced in early January 2006 in Toronto. The
winner will receive $20,000 in technology and up to $5,000 in professional
services from Dell Canada Inc.; a “Day with Dell” program with Dell
executives, including company founder and Chairman Michael Dell, to share best
business practices; and other prizes. The two runners-up will receive a Dell
LATITUDE(TM) notebook, the remaining eight will receive Dell colour laser