SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2000--

 San Diego Native Has Been Instrumental in Boosting CNB's Commercial and Private Banking Franchises in San Diego

City National Bank (NYSE: CYN) today announced the promotion ofSenior Vice President Susan Ten Eyck to manager of its CommercialBanking Center in San Diego.

Ten Eyck, a 22-year veteran of the financial services industry,will manage City National's highly successful commercial bankingoperations based in La Jolla's Golden Triangle. The team providesstate-of-the-art, personalized banking services to small- andmedium-sized businesses as well as non-profit organizations,professionals, entrepreneurs and affluent individuals throughout SanDiego County.

"In her three years with the bank, Susan has been instrumental indeveloping and expanding our commercial and private banking franchisesin San Diego," said Dallas Haun, executive vice president and head ofCity National's South Coast Region, which includes San Diego County."Her life-long connection to San Diego and vast experience with thelocal business community assures that we will continue to be able todeliver our high-touch style of banking to San Diegans."

Haun also noted that Ten Eyck is very actively involved in the SanDiego community. She serves on the boards of the Jackie RobinsonFamily YMCA, the Alumni Leadership Council of The Bishop's School andthe Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies atUCSD.

She also serves on the board and as program chair and treasurerfor Athena, a UCSD-CONNECT-affiliated networking and educationalorganization for senior women executives in the high tech and lifesciences industries. Ten Eyck was a finalist for Athena's 2000Pinnacle Award.

Ten Eyck received her Master of Arts degree in Diplomacy and WorldAffairs and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History, both fromOccidental College in Los Angeles.

About City National

City National Corporation is a publicly owned corporation with$8.7 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, with 50 offices in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles,Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Francisco, San Mateo and SantaClara counties.

In addition, the bank's trust and investment division, CityNational Investments, has $15.5 billion in assets under management oradministration. For more information about the corporation, visit theits Web page at cnb.com.

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