ADVISORY...for Thursday (Jan. 23)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2003--CityNational Bank (NYSE:CYN), California's Premier Private and BusinessBank(R), will host its 2003 Economic Forecast. This special forum willprovide insight into current economic conditions and what Californiaand the nation can expect over the next 12 months - another dip, orreturn to normal.

WHO: Edward E. Leamer, Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast and Professor of Business Economics

Russell Goldsmith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, City National Bank

Richard Weiss, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, City National Bank

WHAT: 2003 Economic Forecast What to Expect in 2003: Another Dip, or Return to Normal?

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2003 Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Forum: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Calif.

CONTACT:City National Bank, Cary Walker, 213/833-4715cary.walker@cnb.com