SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 8, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) - City National Bank, California's Premier Private and Business Bank(r), announced that it will open a new San Francisco banking office located in the heart of the city's financial district at 120 Montgomery Street in downtown San Francisco. The 3,000-square-foot branch is scheduled to open late in the first quarter of 2009.

The San Francisco Banking Office will be City National's second branch in downtown San Francisco. The other branch - called San Francisco Financial Center - is located at 150 California Street, where the bank also has its full-service San Francisco Regional Banking Center. It will bring to 53 the number of City National banking offices operating in California.

"Our new San Francisco office will bring us even closer to our clients in the city and expand City National's ability to meet the banking and investment needs of entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses throughout the greater Bay Area," said Kevin Dunigan, executive vice president, Core Banking Division.

The new facility, which begins construction later this year, will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications.

The San Francisco Banking Office will offer a full range of financial services and will feature an exterior ATM vestibule as well as a night depository. It will have signage facing both Sutter and Montgomery streets.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $16.3 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 62 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 $53.5 billion in client investment assets, including nearly $34 billion under direct management.

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