LOS ANGELES, Apr 2, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Bank,the largest bank headquartered in Southern California, announced todaythat Paul S. Nussbaum has joined the company as executive vicepresident and manager of its Westside/San Fernando Valley Region.

In this position, Nussbaum will oversee City National's CommercialBanking Services and Private Client Services teams and be responsiblefor the delivery of City National's premier private and businessbanking throughout West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Healso will serve on the bank's executive committee.

"Paul is a particularly effective, talented and experiencedexecutive who we believe will build upon our nearly 50 years ofcommitment and success in this vital and dynamic headquarters regionfor City National," said City National President and Chief OperatingOfficer George H. Benter, Jr. "He also will add considerably to ourexecutive management team and to our ability to serve our clients verywell."

Nussbaum brings to City National more than two decades ofprofessional banking experience. He spent the last 10 years with WellsFargo Bank, where he most recently served as senior vice president andregional commercial banking manager in its Beverly Hills office. Priorto that, Nussbaum managed Wells Fargo's regional commercial bankingoperations in Colorado. From 1994 to 1996, he worked in Irvine, Calif.as vice president and relationship manager of the company's commercialbanking group. For six months in 1995, he served as a loaned executiveadvisor to Orange County's bankruptcy recovery team.

Nussbaum's previous experience includes real estate lending, loanreview and asset disposition for several organizations, includingAmerican Savings and Loan Association. He began his career as afinancial and credit analyst with Dun and Bradstreet in Los Angeles in1980.

Active in the community, Nussbaum serves on the board of directorsand executive committee of Stephen S. Wise Temple, the board ofdirectors of Jewish Family Service and the board of trustees for theSimon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance. He is a past recipient ofthe Jerusalem Leadership Award from the Orange County JewishFederation.

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles,Nussbaum holds a bachelor's degree in international relations. He andhis wife, Laurie, reside in Encino, Calif. with their two sons.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $11.9 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is the second largest independent bankheadquartered in California. As California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(R), City National provides banking, investment and trustservices through 54 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City. The company has more than $19 billion in investment andtrust assets under management or administration.

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

City National BankLinda Mueller, 213/833-4719 (Media)linda.mueller@cnb.com

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