LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2004--City National Bank,the second largest independent bank headquartered in California,announced today that Tony Orme has joined the company as senior vicepresident and sales manager for its Wealth Management ServicesDivision.

Orme will be responsible for new business development and overseea team of investment, trust, estate and financial planningprofessionals in delivering the bank's full array of wealth managementservices to affluent individuals, families and foundations throughoutCalifornia. Based at City National Center in Beverly Hills, Orme willreport to Shelley Thompson, director of Wealth Management Services.

"Tony is a great addition to our Wealth Management Services team,"said Thompson. "He brings to the position broad knowledge andexpertise in the wealth management arena and will help take thedelivery of our growing array of investment, trust and planningservices to the next level."

Prior to joining City National, Orme was a managing director ofKnightsbridge Asset Management, LLC in Newport Beach, Calif. Hepreviously was with Bankers Trust Private Wealth Management Group,Sanford Bernstein and Fidelity Investments. Orme began his financialservices career with Citibank as an assistant vice president in 1987.

Orme received his master's degree in business administration fromthe University of Southern California and his bachelor's degree fromLoyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He also holds NationalAssociation of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7, 63 and 65securities licenses.

An active USC alumnus, Orme is involved in the university'salumni-mentoring program for the Marshall School of Business. Hecurrently chairs the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundationand Concept 7 Services Agency. Orme also is an active member of TheNew Majority, Planned Giving Roundtable, Association for CorporateGrowth, Pacific Symphony-Corporate Committee, The Professional NetworkGroup and The Ritz Brothers Charities.

Born in London, Orme and his wife Sherry reside in Laguna Beach,Calif. They have a 7-year-old daughter, Olivia.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $13 billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary,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 53 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City.

City National is ranked among America's top companies in Forbesmagazine's "Super 500" list. It also is one of the nation's top wealthmanagers, according to Barron's magazine. The company and itsaffiliates manage or administer more than $28 billion of client trustand investment assets.

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

CONTACT: City National Bank Linda Mueller, 213.833.4719 (Media Contact) linda.mueller@cnb.com SOURCE: City National Bank