LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Bank today announced that it has hired well-known southern Nevadan and highly qualified banking veteran Gary Mamiya as vice president and branch relationship manager of its Twain branch located at 6085 West Twain Avenue and the southeast corner of Jones Boulevard in Las Vegas. Mamiya joins City National with nearly 22 years of banking and investment experience. (For an image of Mamiya, go to

Prior to joining City National Bank, Mamiya worked for five years for Bank of The West in Las Vegas as assistant vice president and business development officer. He also worked for Colonial Bank in Las Vegas serving as personal banker and assistant vice president responsible for daily branch operations as well as cross-sell and business development opportunities. Mamiya also spent some time with US Bank working as an investment advisor. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1986 as a regional vice president with Primerica Financial Services Group in California before moving to Las Vegas.

"We are very excited to have Gary join our growing team of branch relationship managers in southern Nevada," said Paul Workman, senior vice president and Southern Nevada regional manager for City National Bank. "Gary is highly regarded and well-known in this market, which will be a great asset to our bank and particularly the Twain branch where he will be located."

Mamiya's professional qualifications and background are very diverse. He once held or continues to hold N.A.S.D. Series 6, 26 and 63 Securities Licenses, as well as his Life and Health Insurance Licenses and a California Real Estate License. Mamiya has also completed a number of banking courses through the American Institute of Banking (AIB), including Principles of Banking, Marketing, Loan Underwriting, Bank Operations, and more.

Mamiya has been actively involved in various trade and community organizations throughout his banking career. This involvement includes past and present member of the Nevada Development Authority, Asian Chamber, Japanese America Society of Nevada (JASN), Las Vegas Chamber, United Way of Southern Nevada, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and Opportunity Village Magical Forest.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $15.5 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 nine majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer more than $59 billion in client investment assets, including $37.1 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.

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