LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2001--The Board ofDirectors of City National Corp. (NYSE:CYN) today announced a sixpercent increase in the quarterly common stock cash dividend to $0.185per share for the fourth quarter of 2000, up from the previous $0.175per share.

The dividend is payable on Feb. 20, 2001 to stockholders of recordon Feb. 7, 2001.

Today's announcement represents the seventh consecutive year inwhich City National has increased its dividend. City National Corp. isa publicly owned corporation with $9.1 billion in assets whose stockis traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CYN."

The corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, isCalifornia's Premier Private and Business Bank(SM), with 48 bankingoffices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego,San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Ventura counties.

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

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