LAS VEGAS, NV – City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that it has appointed John Wilcox as its new Nevada Regional Executive following Larry Charlton’s retirement at the end of last month.  Wilcox, 57, assumes this new position with more than 31 years of experience in the banking industry in Nevada.  Wilcox continues to also serve as the regional banking manager for Core Banking overseeing City National’s branches in the Nevada/San Diego Region.

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Wilcox joined City National in 2009 as the Nevada regional banking manager for Core Banking. He takes over as Nevada Regional Executive for Larry Charlton who had served in this role for over three years and was a veteran of the banking industry for more than 41 years.

As the Nevada regional executive, Wilcox will report to Chris Warmuth, president of City National Bank.  In this capacity Wilcox will be responsible for coordinating City National’s client service, business development and marketing activities in Nevada.  He will work very closely with senior executives of other areas of the bank, including Private Client Services, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking Services, the Real Estate Division as well as other areas of the bank.  He will also be responsible for the bank’s advisory boards in southern and northern Nevada.

“While we’re very sad to see Larry retire and appreciate everything he’s done for the bank and the community, we’re excited for John to step into this position as head of the bank in Nevada,” said Warmuth.  “John’s experience and understanding of Nevada makes him uniquely qualified to serve in this capacity.  He is highly regarded by his peers in the banking industry and has the utmost respect and admiration of business and community leaders throughout the state.  We are very fortunate to have John assume this new role.”

Prior to joining City National, Wilcox served as president of the Commercial Banking Division of Irwin Union Bank, based in Columbus, Indiana. During his four-years at Irwin Union he also served as Western region executive responsible for that bank’s operations in Nevada, California and New Mexico and, before that, as Las Vegas market president.

Earlier, he spent 15 years at US Bank, where he held regional and district manager positions, including overseeing that bank’s 22 Nevada branches. He also has served as Las Vegas area manager at Valley Bank of Nevada and as southern Nevada loan origination manager at the former California Federal Savings and Loan.

Active in the community, Wilcox is a member of the board of directors for The Financial Guidance Center and Las Vegas Events. He also is a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, of which he previously served as board chairman. He earlier served as council chair of Leadership Las Vegas and on the boards of Junior Achievement, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Three Square, which is a community food bank serving southern Nevada, and the St. Rose Hospital Foundation.

Wilcox is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.  He’s also an honors graduate from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, Seattle.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN). It is backed by $27.4 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 78 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. The company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $59.0 billion in client investment assets, including $39.7 billion under direct management.

City National has nine branch offices in Nevada, including five in Las Vegas and one each in North Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Minden.

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