LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2006--City NationalCorporation (NYSE:CYN) will release its fourth-quarter and year-end2005 financial results after the markets close on Thursday, January19, 2006. The news release containing these results will bedistributed electronically via Business Wire.

City National also will host a conference call at 2 p.m. PacificTime. Analysts and investors may participate in the question/answersession. The call will be Webcast live.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay Information: Date: Thursday, January 19, 2006 Time: 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 p.m. Eastern Time) Duration: 1 hour Telephone Access: Participants should join the live conference call 5 to 10 minutes before its scheduled start. The dial-in number is 866-713-8567, and the pass code is 40769116. Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made available for replay through January 26, 2006. The dial-in number for the replay is 888-286-8010. The pass code for the replay is 42916724. Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be available at www.cnb.com. Starting about two hours after the call, a recorded version will be available for replay until January 19, 2007.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with$14.5 billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, CityNational Bank, provides banking, investment and trust services through55 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, in SouthernCalifornia, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.

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SOURCE: City National Corporation