RENO, Nev., Nov 7, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) - City National Bank today announced that it has hired longtime and well-known banking professionals Leanne Fenton and William Burgess to manage the bank's Private Banking and Wealth Management operations in northern Nevada. Fenton and Burgess will work out of the bank's new Private Banking and Wealth Management offices located in the southwest part of Reno at 6490 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite 31, which is part of same business park that houses the bank's full-service branch at 6518 S. McCarran Blvd.

"We are very pleased to have both Leanne and Bill join our growing team of colleagues in northern Nevada and manage our new private banking and wealth management services in this area," said Robert Glaser, senior vice president and Nevada manager of Private Banking Services for City National Bank. "Leanne and Bill's level of experience, along with their many contacts, will be a great asset to our emerging private bank and wealth management capabilities in northern Nevada."

Fenton, who has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years, joins City National as senior vice president and private client advisor in the Private Bank and Wealth Management Group. Prior to joining City National Bank, Fenton worked for 1st National Bank of Nevada as a senior vice president and director of the bank's wealth management group. She also worked for Wells Fargo Bank in the Private Client Services Division as vice president and senior trust administrator.

Fenton began her banking career in 1989 with Valley Bank of Nevada, which later became part of Bank of America, as a business development officer. Prior to her tenure in banking, Fenton worked for several years as a training coordinator for Southwestern Bell Telecom. She has N.A.S.D. Series 7 & 66 Securities Licenses and is working on her CTFA designation. Fenton is a member of various trade organizations, including Western Industrial Nevada (WIN), Northern Nevada Estate Planning Council, EDAWN, and Prospector's Club. Fenton majored in English and Business while attending William Jewel and Longview Community Colleges in Missouri. (For an image of Fenton, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/Leanne-Fenton.jpg.)

Burgess, who has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, joins City National Bank as vice president and investment planning officer in the Private Bank and Wealth Management Group. Prior to joining City National, Burgess also worked for 1st National Bank of Nevada as an investment officer and wealth planning strategist. He also worked for American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., as a financial and investment advisor for 19 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP(r)) and has N.A.S.D. Series 7 & 63 Securities Licenses. Prior to the financial services industry, Burgess worked for the State of Nevada, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury.

Burgess is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, with 25 years of military service. He earned a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. He also earned an A.A.S. degree in Real Estate Development from Truckee Meadows Community College. (For an image of Burgess, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/Bill-Burgess.jpg.)

Fenton and Burgess will report to Glaser and work closely with the Private Banking and Wealth Management offices in the Las Vegas area. Glaser and his team are located in the bank's new Nevada Regional Headquarters facility that opened on Monday of this week in the Summerlin area of northwest Las Vegas.

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.

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

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