BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2000--CityNational Investments, the trust and investment division of CityNational Bank (NYSE:CYN) and a premier financial institution servingthe multiple needs of affluent individuals, announced today theappointment of two new vice presidents.

The new City National Investment estate and financial planningprofessionals are Mr. Geoff Seaman and Ms. Corinne A. Miller. Bothhold juris doctorate degrees and have extensive backgrounds in estateand financial planning for affluent individuals, corporate executivesand owners of privately held corporations.

In working with City National Investments' exclusive clients,Seaman and Miller will provide strategic estate and financial planningcounsel to clients, as well as serving as information resources forthe bank's many relationship managers.

"Both Corinne and Geoff bring a wealth of knowledge and experienceto our team," said Vern Kozlen, executive vice president and managerof City National Investments. "Their extensive backgrounds in wealthmanagement, as well as their legal backgrounds are tremendous assetsto both our clients and internal operations."

Seaman brings more than 25 years of experience to his position asvice president at City National Investments. Most recently with FFRAdvisory, LLC Seaman provided expertise in the areas of investmentconsulting, estate, charitable, business continuity, employeebenefits, executive benefits and accumulation planning.

Seaman obtained his JD degree from Southwestern University Schoolof Law and his MBA in finance from University of Chicago GraduateSchool of Business.

Prior to joining City National Investments, Miller worked withDeloitte & Touche, LLP in its estate, gift and trust tax division.Working closely with a high net-worth clientele and their attorneys,Miller created and implemented sophisticated individualized estateplans to meet each client's needs. Miller received her JD degree fromPepperdine University School of Law and her Masters of Law in estateplanning from the University of Miami School of Law.

With a focus on enhancing after-tax returns on client portfolios,City National Investments is well regarded for its long-termrelationships, commitment to service, expertise and full array ofproducts. Assets under administration in City National Investments are$16.7 billion, including $5.3 billion under management. Assistingsuccessful entrepreneurs, businesses, foundations, municipal agenciesand families for more than 30 years, City National Investment's staffof more than 200 professionals provides a broad range of expertise ininvestment and wealth management, employee benefit programs, estateand financial planning, securities sales and trading.

About City National

City National Corporation is a publicly owned corporation with$8.9 billion in total assets whose stock is traded on the New YorkStock Exchange under the symbol "CYN." The corporation's wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's premier private andbusiness bank, with 50 offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, SanBernardino, Santa Clara, Ventura, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateoand Santa Clara counties. In addition, the bank's trust and investmentdivision, City National Investments, has $16.7 billion in assets undermanagement or administration. For more information about thecorporation, visit its Web page at cnb.com.

CONTACT:City National Bank
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