LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2000--City National Bank(NYSE:CYN), announced today that Thomas Miller, a senior generalmanager and marketing/advertising professional, has joined the bank asexecutive vice president and director of marketing.

Miller heads the Marketing Department and is responsible fordeveloping and executing marketing strategies that support the bank'sbusiness objectives and enhance City National's brand as California'spremier business and private bank.

"Thom is a seasoned, proven marketing executive whose considerableexpertise and experience span a variety of industries, includingfinancial services," said Russell Goldsmith, chairman and chiefexecutive officer of City National Bank.

Miller comes to City National Bank as the financial institutioncontinues a string of progressive announcements: another recordquarter for earnings growth; continued expansion into NorthernCalifornia; and additional e-commerce and online solutions throughCity National eLink(SM).

"I am pleased to join City National's very experienced and dynamicmanagement team and to be part of the bank's ever-expanding successstory," Miller said. "City National Bank has built a strong brand asthe leading relationship bank in California serving businesses,entrepreneurs and successful individuals."

Before joining City National Bank, Miller was executive vicepresident and general manager of the Los Angeles office for FCBWorldwide (formerly Foote, Cone & Belding), which is the world'sthird-oldest advertising agency and among the top five U.S. agencies.

Prior to his seven years with FCB, Miller was director of clientservices at November Co. in New York City and Washington, D.C. He alsoserved as president and general manager of the New York office ofKetchum Advertising, in addition to other posts within the company. A25-year veteran of the advertising industry, Miller also has workedwith Tatham Laird & Kudner and Grey Advertising.

Miller received his bachelor of arts and masters degrees inadvertising management from Michigan State University. He is marriedwith two children. Miller and his wife, Noreen, are activefund-raisers for several charitable organizations in the Los Angelesarea.

(Note: A photograph of Miller is available through e-mailtransmission upon request.)

About City National

City National Corp. is a publicly owned corporation with$8.7 billion in total assets whose stock is traded on the New YorkStock Exchange under the symbol "CYN." The corporation's wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's premier business andprivate bank, with 49 offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, SanBernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo and Ventura counties.

In addition, the bank's trust and investment division, CityNational Investments, has $15.5 billion in assets under management oradministration. For more information about the corporation, the Webpage is at http://www.cnb.com.

CONTACT:City National Bank, Los Angeles
Kim George, 310/888-6665
Stoorza Communications, Los Angeles
Denis Wolcott, 213/891-2822, ext. 220