LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2004--City NationalCorporation (NYSE:CYN) will release its fourth-quarter and year-endfinancial results after the close of market on Wednesday, January 14,2004. The news 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. A listen-only live Webcast of the call willbe available at www.cnb.com.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay Information:

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)

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 877-313-6466. The call will be recorded and available for replay for one week, until January 21, 2004. The dial-in number for the replay is 800-642-1687. The identification number required for the replay is 4885894.

Webcast Access: To listen to the live Webcast, please go to www.cnb.com. There, starting about two hours after the call, a recorded version will be available for replay for one year, until January 14, 2005.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with$12.8 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 54offices, 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