LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter and year-end 2008 financial results after the markets close on Thursday, January 22, 2009. A news release containing these results will be distributed electronically via GlobeNewswire.

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 22, 2009

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) 393-6804, and the Conference ID is 77831534.

Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made available for replay through January 29, 2009. The dial-in number for the replay is (800) 642-1687. The Conference ID for the replay is 77831534.

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 22, 2010.

About City National

City National Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is backed by $16.3 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 eight majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer $52.4 billion in client investment assets, including more than $33 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:
Linda Mueller
(213) 673-7619
Linda.Mueller@cnb.com