LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2004--City National Bank'sdistinctive logo now adorns the south tower of the landmark downtownproperty known for more than three decades as ARCO Plaza. The bankbegan its move into the newly renamed City National Tower at 555 SouthFlower Street last month. Eventually, 800 City National colleagueswill occupy 12 of the building's 52 floors. City National, the largestbank based in Los Angeles, announced last November that it had leasedup to 310,000 square feet of commercial office space at theprestigious property, which also will be renamed City National Plaza.At the time, it was the year's largest commercial real estate leasesigned in the city of Los Angeles and a milestone for property owner,Thomas Properties Group.

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $13.5 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(R), providing banking, investment and trust servicesthrough 52 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, inSouthern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Thecompany and its affiliates manage or administer nearly $32 billion ofclient trust and investment assets.

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

MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=4739406 CONTACT: City National Bank Linda Mueller, 213-833-4719 Linda.Mueller@cnb.com SOURCE: City National Bank