LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2005--The board of directorsof City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) today declared a quarterlycommon stock cash dividend of $0.36 per share, payable on May 31,2005, to stockholders of record on May 18, 2005.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with$13.9 billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, CityNational Bank, is the second largest independent bank headquartered inCalifornia. As California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), CityNational provides banking, investment and trust services through 52offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, in SouthernCalifornia, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. The companyand its affiliates manage more than $16 billion of client trust andinvestment assets. Assets under management or administration amount tonearly $36 billion.

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

CONTACT: City National Corporation
Christopher J. Carey, 310-888-6777 (Investors)
Cary Walker, 213-833-4715 (Media)

SOURCE: City National Corporation