LOS ANGELES, Jun 06, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Bank, California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(R), announced today that Richard J. Tribiano has joinedthe company as a senior vice president and national sales manager forits Wealth Management Services division.

Tribiano will be responsible for new business development andoversee a team of investment, trust, estate and financial planningprofessionals in delivering the bank's full array of wealth managementand retirement services to entrepreneurs, professionals, theirfamilies and their businesses. Based at City National Center inBeverly Hills, Calif., Tribiano will report to Richard D. Byrd,executive vice president and director of Wealth Management Services.

"We're extremely pleased that Rich has joined our WealthManagement team," said Byrd. "He brings an incredible level of energy,knowledge and experience, and will help take the delivery of ourgrowing array of investment, trust and planning services to the nextlevel."

Tribiano joins City National from Merrill Lynch Trust Company inLos Angeles. He was with that company for 12 years, most recently asthe national sales director for its private bank and investment group.Prior to that, Tribiano was a wealth management specialist with WellsFargo Bank for three years and J.P. Morgan for more than 11 years. Hebegan his financial services career nearly 30 years ago with MarineMidland Bank in New York and later was with Commerce Bank.

Tribiano earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from theUniversity of South Florida in Tampa. He also holds NationalAssociation of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7, 24, 63 and 65licenses.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $14.7 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, provides banking, investment and trustservices through 55 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City. The company and its affiliates manage or administer morethan $40 billion in client trust and investment assets, including morethan $19 billion under direct management.

For more information about City National, visit the company'sWebsite at cnb.com.

SOURCE: City National Bank

City National Bank
Linda Mueller, 213-673-7619