New location offers full complement of branch, private and business banking,real estate and wealth management services

LOS ANGELES – City National Bank, the second largest independent bank headquartered in California, announced today that it has opened its latest full-service regional center in Walnut Creek, Calif.

The Walnut Creek Regional Center, located at 2001 North Main Street, offers a full complement of branch banking, private banking, business banking, real estate and wealth management services. City National now operates a total of seven banking offices, including four full-service regional centers, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“This new regional center brings together all of the bank's resources in one location,” said Bob Brant, City National's executive vice president and Northern California Region manager. “It provides our clients with convenient, coordinated access to our full range of capabilities through experienced professionals who know them, their businesses and this community.”

City National created the full-service regional center by merging its two, smaller Walnut Creek offices, formerly located at 1333 North California Boulevard and 2999 Oak Road, into 25,000 square feet of leased space at Three Ygnacio Center, the recently completed office and retail development.

Private Client Services Manager Jean Blomberg, Commercial Banking Services Manager Arlene Gould, Branch Manager Kevin Louie and 29 other City National colleagues from the two former Walnut Creek offices have relocated to the Walnut Creek Regional Center.

The Walnut Creek Regional Center is City National's 12th regional center in the state. In Northern California, the bank also operates regional centers in Oakland, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN) is a financial services company with $11.9 billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is the second largest independent bank headquartered in California. As California's Premier Private and Business Bank, City National provides banking, investment and trust services through 54 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. The company has $19.5 billion in investment and trust assets under management or administration.

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