New Facility Also Houses Wealth Management and Private Banking Offices

Bank Uses Green Building Material in New Branch Location

LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Bank today announced that it has named Wayne Warren as the commercial lending team leader and Jamie Brussell as the client service manager for its new full-service branch, wealth management and private banking facility located at 3883 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 100, in Las Vegas. The bank opened this new branch on May 29 when it unveiled the new City National Bank signage in Nevada. (For an image related to this story, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/nv_branch.jpg.)

Warren, who is a senior vice president, has more than 30 years of banking experience. He joined City National's predecessor, Business Bank of Nevada, nearly a year ago in its loan production office in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that time, Warren spent 10 years with Bank of America as a senior vice president and private lending specialist. During his tenure in banking, he's also worked for Norwest Bank, Security Pacific Bank, First Interstate Bank, Colorado National Bank of Denver, and Valley National Bank of Arizona. Warren is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education. (For an image of Warren, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/wayne_warren.jpg.)

Brussell, who is a vice president, joins the Hughes Center facility from the Bank's Twain branch at 6085 W. Twain Avenue, where she served as the client service manager ever since joining City National's predecessor in 2001. Brussell is a 26-year veteran of the banking industry who also spent 16 years with Bank of America and its predecessor, Valley Bank of Nevada. She began her banking career with Nevada State Bank in branch operations in 1981. Brussell has earned several diplomas from the American Institute of Banking, including General Banking and Operations. (For an image of Brussell, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/jamie_brussell.jpg.)

"The opening of the Hughes Center facility represents City National's commitment to growing its presence in Nevada and having experienced personnel manage these facilities," said John Guedry, executive vice president and Nevada region manager of City National Bank. "We are excited to have Wayne and Jamie at this location to service our core banking customers as well as our new wealth management and private banking clients."

Guedry added that the Hughes Center branch will provide the bank with a strategic location from which to deliver its wealth management and private banking services in southern Nevada. "City National's reputation in this area is very strong," he said. "For six straight years, Barron's magazine has named City National to its list of the nation's top wealth managers, and Euromoney magazine recently listed the bank in the top 15 nationally in equity and fixed income management as well as trust services."

City National's newest branch is located on the ground floor of the newly opened and most recent addition to the Howard Hughes Center development near Flamingo and Paradise Roads. The branch, which is part of this Class "A" 10 story office building, has 4,230 square feet of space and adjacent covered reserved parking. The facility has four core banking platform desks, four teller stations, three Private Banking offices and one support workstation, a shared conference room, vault and safe deposit boxes, and 24/7 ATM and night depository.

In its ongoing efforts to build environmentally friendly and more efficient facilities, the Bank used "Green Building" materials to construct this new facility. The bank's Hughes Center location is open for business Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The main telephone number for this facility is 968-2240

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by more than $15 billion in 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 $55 billion in client investment assets, including nearly $35 billion under direct management.

City National has eight branch offices in Nevada, including four 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 www.cnb.com.

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