LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Russell Goldsmith is scheduled to deliver a presentation at the Sandler O'Neill & Partners West Coast Financial Services Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 11, at 3:35 p.m. Pacific time (6:35 p.m. Eastern time).

A live audio Webcast of the presentation will be available at the following address:

http://www.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/SOP_20080311

The Webcast will be available for replay, starting within 24 hours of the live presentation, through City National's Website at www.cnb.com.

About City National

City National Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is backed by $15.9 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 nearly $59 billion in client investment assets, including $37.3 billion under direct management.

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CONTACT: City National Corporation
Investors:
Christopher J. Carey
(310) 888-6777
Chris.Carey@cnb.com
Media:
Cary Walker
(213) 673-7615
Cary.Walker@cnb.com