LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2004--City National Bank(NYSE:CYN), the second largest independent bank headquartered inCalifornia, today announced that it will raise its prime lending ratefrom 4.00 percent to 4.25 percent effective today, June 30, 2004.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $13.2 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, provides banking, investment and trustservices through 53 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City. The company and its affiliates manage or administer morethan $30 billion of client trust and investment assets.

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

 CONTACT: City National Bank Steve McAvoy, 213-347-2653 (Financial/Investor Contact) steve.mcavoy@cnb Linda Mueller, 213-833-4719 (Media Contact) linda.mueller@cnb.com SOURCE: City National Bank