LOS ANGELES, Sep 18, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) - City National Bank, California's Premier Private and Business Bank(r), today announced that it will lower its prime lending rate from 8.25 percent to 7.75 percent, effective September 18, 2007.

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 total 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.

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SOURCE: City National Bank

City National Bank Investors: Christopher J. Carey 310.888.6777 Chris.Carey@cnb.com Media: Cary Walker 213.673.7615 Cary.Walker@cnb.com