LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2005--City National Bank,California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), today announcedthat it will raise its prime lending rate from 6.50 percent to 6.75percent, effective September 20, 2005.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $14.5 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. The company and its affiliates manage more than $17 billionof client trust and investment assets. Assets under management oradministration amount to $37 billion.

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

City National Bank
Christopher J. Carey, 310-888-6777
Cary Walker, 213-833-4715
SOURCE: City National Bank