LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) will announce its fourth-quarter and year-end 2007 financial results after the markets close on Thursday, January 24, 2008. A news release containing these results will be distributed electronically via PrimeNewswire.

City National also will host a conference call at 2 p.m. PST. Analysts and investors may participate in the question-and-answer session. The call will be Webcast live.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay Information:

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008

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) 271-5140, and the passcode is 32345020.

Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made available for replay through January 31, 2008. The dial-in number for the replay is (888) 286-8010. The passcode for the replay is 19862063.

Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be available at www.cnb.com. A recorded version for replay will be available within 24 hours after the end of the call until January 24, 2009.

About City National

City National Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is backed by $15.5 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 62 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. The company and its nine majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer more than $59 billion in client investment assets, including $37.1 billion under direct management. For more information about City National, visit the company's Website at cnb.com.

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CONTACT: City National Corporation
Media Contact:
Cary Walker