LOS ANGELES, Oct 29, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) - City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) today announced that pursuant to his long-term stock option exercise program, Russell Goldsmith, President and Chief Executive Officer, intends to exercise and sell approximately 200,000 City National shares currently under option, prior to their expiration date and subject to market conditions.

These stock options were granted in 1998 and expire in 2008 unless exercised. Mr. Goldsmith is not selling any of the City National Corporation stock that he currently owns.

About City National

City National Corporation is the parent company of City National Bank. Backed by $15.5 billion in total assets, the company provides banking, investment and trust services through more than 60 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. City National and its nine majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer more than $59 billion in client investment assets, including $37 billion under direct management.

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