LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2005--City NationalCorporation (NYSE:CYN) will release its fourth-quarter and year-endfinancial results after the markets close on Wednesday, January 12,2005. The news release containing these results will be distributedelectronically via Business Wire.

City National also will host a conference call at 2 p.m. PacificTime. Analysts and investors may participate in the question/answersession. The call will be Webcast live.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay Information:

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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

Duration: 1 hour

Telephone Access: Participants should join the live conferencecall 5 to 10 minutes before its scheduled start. The dial-in number is866-800-8652, and the pass code is 16742230.

Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made availablefor replay through January 19, 2005. The dial-in number for thereplay is 888-286-8010. The pass code for the replay is 40341978.

Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will beavailable at www.cnb.com. Starting about two hours after the call, arecorded version will be available for replay until January 12, 2006.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with $14billion 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 52offices, 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 Bank