LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2001--The board ofdirectors of City National Corp. (NYSE:CYN) today announced aquarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.185 per share for the firstquarter of 2001, payable on May 21, 2001, to stockholders of record onMay 9, 2001.

City National Corp. is a publicly owned corporation with $8.9billion in assets whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchangeunder the symbol "CYN." The corporation's wholly owned subsidiary,City National Bank, is California's Premier Private and BusinessBank(SM), with 48 banking offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside,San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara andVentura counties.

For more information about City National, visit the company's Website at www.cnb.com.

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