LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2004--City NationalCorporation (NYSE:CYN) will release its first-quarter financialresults after the close of market on Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Thenews release containing these results will be distributedelectronically via Business Wire.

City National also will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m.Pacific Time. Analysts and investors may participate in thequestion/answer session. The call will be Webcast live.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay Information:

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Time: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

Duration: 1 hour

Telephone Access: Participants should join the live conference call 5 to 10 minutes before its scheduled start. The dial-in number is (800) 901-5241, and the pass code is 71982227.

Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made available for replay through April 21, 2004. The dial-in number for the replay is (888) 286-8010. The pass code for the replay is 72341071.

Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be available at www.cnb.com. There, starting about two hours after the call, a recorded version will be available for replay until April 14, 2005.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with $13billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, City NationalBank, is the second largest independent bank headquartered inCalifornia. As California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), CityNational provides banking, investment and trust services through 53offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, in SouthernCalifornia, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.

CONTACT: City National Corporation Cary Walker, 213.833.4715 Cary.Walker@cnb.com SOURCE: City National Corporation