LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2006--City National Bank,California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), announced todaythat Senior Vice President Marti Hodgdon has been named PrivateBanking segment manager.

In this newly created position, Hodgdon will be responsible fordeveloping and driving Private Banking strategies, programs andproducts for City National. She also will oversee the ProfessionalServices Segment of the Private Bank, which specializes in serving allof the financial needs of law firms, CPAs and medical practices.

Hodgdon, who joined the bank in 1995, has been serving for thepast nine years as Northside regional manager for City National's CoreBanking Division, overseeing 16 branches from Ventura to Pasadena. Shenow will report to Dallas Haun, executive vice president and managerof California Commercial and Private Banking Services.

"I'm extremely pleased that Marti will be bringing her extensiveexperience, knowledge and commitment to client service to our PrivateBanking team," said Haun. "Professional services firms are animportant and growing segment of our Private Banking business, andMarti will help ensure we're able to meet the special cash flow andcapital requirements of these firms, as well as the personal financialneeds of their members."

Hodgdon has more than 17 years of experience in the financialservices industry and holds a bachelor's degree in finance fromCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills.

Hodgdon and her two children reside in Agoura Hills, Calif. Sheserves on the Domestic Violence Services Advisory Board for InterfaceChildren Family Services, a nonprofit organization that providesquality care and services to women, children and families in needthroughout Ventura County.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $14.5 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 $47 billion in client trust and investment assets, includingnearly $27 billion under direct management.

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

CONTACT: City National Bank
Linda Mueller, 213-673-7619

SOURCE: City National Bank