LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2006--City National Bank,California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), today announcedthat it will raise its prime lending rate from 8.00 percent to 8.25percent, effective June 29, 2006.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $14.7 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 or administer morethan $48 billion in client trust and investment assets, including morethan $27 billion under direct management.

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


CONTACT: City National Bank
Christopher J. Carey, 310-888-6777 (Investors)
Chris.Carey@cnb.com

or

Cary Walker, 213-673-7615 (Media)
Cary.Walker@cnb.com
SOURCE: City National Corporation