LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2000--

 New Responsibilities Augment Krcelic's Oversight of San Gabriel Valley Commercial Banking Center

City National Bank (NYSE:CYN), California's premier private andbusiness bank, today named Mike Krcelic, senior vice president, ashead of its Downtown Los Angeles Commercial Banking operation. Inaddition, Krcelic will continue to oversee operations at the bank'sSan Gabriel Valley commercial banking office, which he has managed forthe past two years.

"Mike's extensive experience in the financial services industryand his proven leadership ability make him an excellent choice to headthese two very important units of the bank," said Robert Brant,Executive Vice President and Regional Manager.

Krcelic, a 22-year commercial banking veteran, joined CityNational nearly three years ago from Union Bank, where is served asmanager of that institution's Riverside commercial banking office.Prior to that, he managed several commercial banking centers for FirstInterstate and Wells Fargo Banks.

Krcelic holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administrationand finance from California State University at Fullerton.

For more than four decades, City National has built a reputationfor understanding the unique financial services needs of small- tomedium-sized businesses, professional firms, entrepreneurs andaffluent individuals, and for providing innovative financial solutionsthat set the benchmark for business lending services.

ABOUT CITY NATIONAL

City National Corporation is a publicly owned corporation with$8.9 billion in total assets whose stock is traded on the New YorkStock Exchange under the symbol "CYN." The corporation's wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's premier private andbusiness bank. City National Bank, which provides banking, trust andinvestment services, has 50 California offices located throughout LosAngeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco,San Mateo, Santa Clara and Ventura counties. In addition, the bank'strust and investment division, City National Investments, has $16.7 billion in assets under management or administration. For moreinformation about the Corporation please visit our web page atwww.cnb.com.

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