Oct 23, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Bank, California's Premier Private and BusinessBank(R), will host a free Web seminar on November 9, 2006 with CNBC'sRon Insana and City National's Richard A. Weiss to talk about "TheMessage of the Markets."

Every day the world's markets are reflecting information not yetrevealed to the general public - from the fascinating, such as globalgeopolitical machinations, to the mundane, yet vitally important, suchas the future and still-secret decisions of the Federal Reserve. Inorder to understand what the markets are saying, you have to know howto listen to, and interpret, the messages they are sending. Duringthis enlightening one-hour presentation, Insana and Weiss will helpyou understand the signals put out by the markets, and how to use thatinformation to gain an edge in your financial decisions. On a morepersonal level, the Webinar will demonstrate how individuals who heedthe warnings of the markets can make better personal decisionsregarding investments, mortgages and loans, real estate purchases,career choices and much more.

WHAT: City National Web Seminar: The Message of the MarketsWHO: Ron Insana, senior analyst and financial expert CNBC Insana is a senior analyst for CNBC on the major stories of the day, economic and political policy issues, markets and global economics. He has interviewed several billionaire investors, including Warren Buffett, George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, Julian Robertson and others. He is the author of "Trend Watching: How to Avoid Wall Street's Next Fads, Manias and Bubbles." Insana was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award as part of NBC's coverage of 9/11 and was named one of the top 100 business news journalists of the century by TJFR Group in 1999. Richard A. Weiss, executive vice president and chief investment officer City National Bank Weiss oversees the management of $9.5 billion in client assets for City National Asset Management. He directs investment strategy and policy to provide highly competitive rates of return and to meet clients' financial objectives. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Chicago, where he earned a master's degree in business administration, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelor's degree in finance. Weiss has authored several academic research papers on finance and econometrics and appears frequently as a guest on business radio and television programs.WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2006 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (PT)WHERE: Live Webcast from New York CityHOW: To register, please visit www.cnb.com/finance. You can participate on the day of the Webinar from the comfort of your home or office. Your Web browser supplies the video and audio. Your phone also supplies the audio.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $14.6 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, provides banking, investment and trustservices through 55 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City.

City National is ranked among America's top companies in Forbesmagazine's "Super 500" list. It also is one of the nation's top wealthmanagers, according to Barron's magazine. The company and itsaffiliates manage or administer more than $48 billion in client trustand investment assets, including more than $27 billion under directmanagement.

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

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