LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2004--City NationalCorporation (NYSE:CYN) will release its third-quarter financialresults after the close of market on Tuesday, October 19, 2004. Thenews 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: Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Time: 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 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 800-599-9816, and the pass code is 36903977.

Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made available for replay through October 26, 2004. The dial-in number for the replay is 888-286-8010. The pass code for the replay is 85626082.

Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be available at www.cnb.com. Starting about two hours after the call, a recorded version will be available for replay until October 19, 2005.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with$13.5 billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, CityNational Bank, 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

SOURCE: City National Corporation