LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2005--City National Bank,the second largest independent bank headquartered in California,announced today that it has received six "Excellence in BusinessBanking" awards from Greenwich Associates. It is the highest number ofawards given by the Connecticut-based strategic consulting andresearch firm to any bank in the West region.

City National received four awards at the national level,including excellent overall client satisfaction, and excellence forbusiness bankers, branch service and cash management quality. Inaddition, the bank was recognized at the regional level for excellentoverall client satisfaction and cash management.

"We are extremely proud to have been recognized by GreenwichAssociates as the premier financial services provider for smallbusinesses in our region," said Kevin P. Dunigan, executive vicepresident and head of Small Business Banking. "City National wasfounded more than 50 years ago to serve California entrepreneurs andhas achieved success through its commitment to high-quality clientservice. Clearly, we're delivering on our promise as California'sPremier Private and Business Bank."

Greenwich recognized a total of 40 banks nationally for serviceexcellence in business banking. The awards are based on the results ofGreenwich Associates' 2005 Business Banking program, a biennial surveywhich this year included interviews with over 22,000 businesses withannual sales of $1 million to $10 million, in 66 major markets.

According to Greenwich Associates, City National is one of onlythree banks in the United States to win six excellence awards forclient satisfaction. It is the only bank in the West region to achievethat distinction.

City National offers small businesses and their owners a fullrange of financial products and services - from deposit andinvestment management services to business credit, cash management,foreign exchange, trade financing and employee retirement plans.

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, is the second largest independent bankheadquartered in California. As California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(R), City National provides banking, investment and trustservices through 55 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City.

City National is ranked among America's top companies in Forbesmagazine's "Super 500" list. It also is one of the nation's top wealthmanagers, according to Barron's magazine. The company and itsaffiliates manage more than $17 billion of client trust and investmentassets. Assets under management or administration amount to more than$37 billion.

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

City National Bank
Linda Mueller, 213-833-4719
SOURCE: City National Bank