LOS ANGELES, Mar 20, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Bank, as part of aneffort to further strengthen and expand its wealth management capabilities inOrange County, announced today that it has hired Scott Browning as an investmentand trust consultant in its Private Client Services group.

Based at City National's Orange County Regional Center in Irvine, Calif.,Browning will help develop and execute personal investment, trust and financialplanning strategies for affluent clients throughout the county. He replacesDavid Reagan, who has taken the newly created role of private client advisor,serving as relationship manager for City National's investment-oriented clients.

"Scott is a great addition to our client team in Orange County," said DallasHaun, City National's South Coast region manager and statewide head of PrivateClient Services. "He will play a critical role - working closely with ourprivate bankers, commercial bankers and private client advisors - in developingcomplete financial solutions that help meet our clients' needs."

Browning joins City National, the second-largest independent bank headquarteredin California, with nearly two decades of professional experience in the area ofwealth management, serving most recently as managing director at the OrangeCounty office of myCFO, Inc.

Previously, Browning served as partner-in-charge of financial counselingservices for Deloitte & Touche's Western Region from 1997 to 2000 and was apartner at the accounting firm of Wright, Ford, Browning & Young for five years.He began his career in 1984 with Ernst & Young and was named senior manager in1992.

The Mission Viejo resident holds a law degree from Northwestern School of Law ofLewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., and earned a bachelor's degree inaccounting from the University of Montana. He is a licensed certified publicaccountant in California and Montana and a licensed attorney in California andOregon.

Browning is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American BarAssociation, and serves as a member of the board of directors for the AmericanHeart Association in Orange County.

City National Private Client Services is a new initiative designed to expand andenhance client relationships by integrating many of City National's privatebanking and wealth management capabilities. Through Private Client Services, keyclients will be able to access City National's entire array of financialsolutions - banking, credit, investment management, trust and planning - moreeasily.

On December 31, 2001, City National Corporation had assets of $10.2 billion. Thecompany is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CYN." Itswholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, delivers banking, trust andinvestment services through more than 50 offices in Southern California and theSan Francisco Bay Area.

For more information about City National, visit the company's website atcnb.com.

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