--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bureau of Economic Analysis will release onFriday, July 30, its advance estimate for gross domestic product,which is expected to show growth slowed during the second quarter of2004. City National Bank's Chief Investment Officer Richard A. Weissis available to comment on the report and what it means for themarkets, interest rates and the economy.

WHAT: Expert available for comment on advance second-quarter gross domestic product,
which will be reported on Friday, July 30.

WHO: Richard A. Weiss
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
City National Bank

As chief investment officer, Weiss oversees the management ofnearly $6 billion in client assets. An active conference speaker, hehas authored several academic research papers on finance andeconometrics, and is a frequent guest on business news radio andtelevision programs.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $13.5 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is the largest bank headquartered inSouthern California. As California's Premier Private and BusinessBank(R), City National provides banking, investment and trust servicesthrough 53 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, inSouthern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.

City National is ranked among America's top companies in Forbesmagazine's "Super 500" list. It also is one of the nation's top wealthmanagers, according to Barron's magazine. The company and itsaffiliates manage or administer more than $30 billion of client trustand investment assets. For more information about City National, visitthe company's Website at cnb.com.

CONTACT: City National Bank
Linda Mueller, 213-833-4719

SOURCE: City National