Oversees program for affluent clients in California, Nevada and New York City

LOS ANGELES – City National Bank has appointed Mary Helmich as senior vice president and manager of its Preferred Banking program.
Designed for affluent clients, City National Preferred Banking brings together the bank's award-winning service, world-class banking products and nationally recognized wealth management resources – all through a dedicated banking advisor. The program requires a combined minimum balance of $250,000, including deposit, equity and personal lines of credit and investment accounts.

Helmich is responsible for Preferred Banking sales, marketing and business development efforts at City National's 63 banking offices in California, Nevada and New York City. She is based in Los Angeles and reports to Kevin Dunigan, executive vice president, Core Banking Division.

“Mary is an outstanding addition to City National's management team,” said Dunigan. “Her wide range of experience and impressive track record serving affluent clients will help us expand our Preferred Banking program to meet growing demand from both clients and prospects.”

Before joining City National, Helmich served 24 years with Bank of America, most recently as regional executive in charge of its Greater Los Angeles Inland/Valley Region. She spent 12 years in that bank's Premier Banking Division, which serves affluent clients, and earlier held sales and customer service manager positions in the Consumer Banking and Investment Services divisions.

A resident of Walnut, Calif., Helmich is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America and previously with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Riverside Philharmonic.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN). It is backed by $16.9 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 63 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. The company and its eight majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer nearly $46 billion in client investment assets, including $28.4 billion under direct management.

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

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