LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2004--The board ofdirectors of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) today announced aquarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.32 per share, payable onNovember 22, 2004, to stockholders of record on November 10, 2004.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with $14billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, City NationalBank, 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 $15 billion of client trust andinvestment assets. Assets under management or administration amount tomore than $33 billion.

CONTACT: City National Corporation
Investor Contact:
Christopher J. Carey, 310-888-6777
Chris.Carey@cnb.com
or
Media Contact:
Cary Walker, 213-833-4715
Cary.Walker@cnb.com

SOURCE: City National Corporation