LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2006--City National Bank,California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), today announcedthat it will raise its prime lending rate from 7.25 percent to 7.50percent, effective January 31, 2006.

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, andtrust services through 55 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City. City National and its affiliates manage or administerapproximately $39.6 billion in client trust and investment assets,including more than $19.3 billion under direct management.

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


CONTACT:
City National Bank
Investors:
Christopher J. Carey,
310-888-6777
chris.carey@cnb.com

or

Media:
Cary Walker,
213-833-4715
cary.walker@cnb.com
SOURCE: City National Bank