Bank Also Appoints Southern Nevada Advisory Board Chaired by Well-Known Nevadan Peter Thomas
RENO, Nev., Sep 26, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) - City National Bank today announced that it has created a northern Nevada advisory board made up of prominent business leaders throughout the area, which will be chaired by Randy Kuckenmeister, a highly respected and regarded business leader and longtime Nevadan. The bank today also announced that it has created a southern Nevada advisory board of prominent business leaders throughout the Las Vegas valley, which will be chaired by Peter Thomas, managing partner of the Thomas & Mack Company.

The individuals serving on the bank's Northern Nevada Advisory Board consist of the following: Board Chairman Randy Kuckenmeister, CPA, owner KBCA, LLC; Tom Johnson, owner/broker, Sperry Van Ness; Jeff Shaheen, managing partner, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, LLC; Bill Leonesio, retired banking executive; Chris Gonfiantini, CIC, owner/vice president of Alpine Insurance Agency; Scott Tate, president and general manager of W. C. W. Corporation; Dan Wager, president and CEO of Wager Financial; Jerry Gregory, senior vice president and northern Nevada regional manager of City National Bank.

The individuals serving on the bank's Southern Nevada Advisory Board include the following: Board Chairman Peter Thomas, managing partner of the Thomas & Mack Company; Wm. Allen Kaercher, ARM, president and principal of Kaercher Campbell & Associates Insurance Company; Bradley G. Peterson, SIOR, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis; Susan R. Mardian, chief executive officer and co-founder of Mardian Holdings; Gary R. Goodheart, managing partner of Jones Vargas Law Firm; Joe Essa, managing partner, finance and operations for Wolfgang Puck Companies; Karla Perez, group director of The Valley Health System; James J. Pisanelli, Esq, shareholder and attorney for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Litigation Group; Jeffery B. Guinn, chairman and CEO of Aspen Financial Services; Steve Coffey, managing partner of Coffey & Rader CPAs; Walter "Russ" Schroeder, M.D., Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants of Nevada; Brien Steven Pidgeon, vice president, LandAmerica; John Moran, Jr., managing partner of Moran Law Firm; and John Guedry, executive vice president and Nevada region manager of City National Bank.

"We are excited to have some of the most distinguished and highly respected business leaders in Nevada serve on our newly formed advisory boards in both southern and northern Nevada," said John Guedry, executive vice president and Nevada region manager of City National Bank. "These are clearly some of the most prominent individuals in Nevada, and their involvement on our two boards will certainly enhance City National Bank's reputation and presence in the communities we serve."

Jerry Gregory stated, "The individuals serving on the northern Nevada board will play a vital role in the success of the bank by helping refer and develop new relationships to the bank, provide input on the local economies and to assist management in avoiding areas of possible credit and operational risk, identify areas of financial service needs not adequately addressed in the market, and assist in representing the bank in the community at various functions and charitable events. Each board member has committed to a three year term, with an option to renew."

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $15.8 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 $57 billion in client investment assets, including $35.9 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.

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(Editor's Note: Board member bios and photos are available upon request.)

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