LOS ANGELES, Jun 30, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Bank, the second largest independent bankheadquartered in California, today announced that it will raise itsprime lending rate from 6.00 percent to 6.25 percent effective June30, 2005.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $13.9 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(R). It provides banking, investment and trust servicesthrough 52 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, inSouthern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Thecompany and its affiliates manage more than $16 billion of clienttrust and investment assets. Assets under management or administrationamount to nearly $36 billion.

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

SOURCE: City National Bank

City National Bank
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