LAS VEGAS, June 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Bank today announced that Lee Pullan, a well-known and prominent banking professional in southern Nevada, has joined its Private Banking and Wealth Management Services group. Pullan, who has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, joins City National as vice president and senior private client advisor. (For an image of Pullan, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/photos/lee-pullan.jpg.)

Pullan will be located at the bank's regional center in Summerlin at 10801 W. Charleston Boulevard near I-215. He will report to Robert Glaser, senior vice president and Nevada manager of Private Banking and Wealth Management Services.

Prior to joining City National, Pullan worked nine years for Wells Fargo Bank in Las Vegas, where he most recently served as vice president and private client advisor in the bank's wealth management group. He also managed for several years Wells Fargo's Private Mortgage Banking Group in southern Nevada.

During his career Pullan has worked for a number of financial services companies in a variety of positions. He has served as a branch manager responsible for a staff of 12 employees for Centex Home Equity in Las Vegas. Pullan also worked as a branch manager for Ameriquest Mortgage Company in Las Vegas. He began his tenure in the financial services industry in 1993 as a commercial loan officer for Wasatch Credit Corporation in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Lee is another great example of the very talented individuals we're attracting and hiring at our bank to help us grow and expand our private banking and wealth management footprint in Nevada," Glaser said. "Lee joins City National with the qualifications and experience that will make him very successful in serving the private banking and wealth management needs of affluent individuals throughout the Las Vegas valley."

Pullan is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He also has N.A.S.D Series 7 & 66 Securities Licenses as well as State of Nevada Life and Health Insurance Licenses. Pullan also holds a Notary Public for the State of Nevada.

Pullan is actively involved in the Las Vegas community serving as a member or volunteer of several trade organizations and nonprofit groups. He has been a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He has also volunteered countless hours and raised thousands of dollars for several nonprofit organizations, including Nevada Ballet, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Candlelighters, United Way, UNLV Business Foundation, and Cystic Fibrosis. Pullan also serves as a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $15.9 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 62 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. The company and its eight majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer nearly $56 billion in client investment assets, including $35.9 billion under direct management.

City National has nine branch offices in Nevada, including five in Las Vegas and one each in North Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Minden. The bank also has loan production offices in Reno and Stateline in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information about City National, visit the company's Website at cnb.com.

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