LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2001--City National Banktoday announced that John A. Finnigan has been named senior vicepresident and team leader in the bank's Real Estate Group.

In his new position, Finnigan, who previously spent 12 years withCity National from 1986 to 1998, provides real estate developers andinvestors with lines of credit as well as bridge and constructionloans for office and industrial buildings, residential tracts,apartments, shopping centers and other large-scale projects. He alsosupervises a team of City National employees who provide specializedreal estate services to clients in California and nearby states.

"I am extremely pleased to have John's experience and knowledge ofCalifornia's real estate market back at City National," said StanKafka, executive vice president and Real Estate Group manager."Success in real estate banking requires passion and a commitment tocontinue learning about the industry. John has demonstrated thesecharacteristics throughout his career. John's previous experience withCity National is a big advantage, because he is accustomed toproviding our own brand of personalized service to our clients."

Most recently, Finnigan served as chief financial officer atChampion Development Group, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estateorganization.

Finnigan, who holds a bachelor's degree in economics from theUniversity of California at Los Angeles, is active in numerousprofessional organizations. He is a member of UCLA's Real EstateAlumni Group, and has spoken at the Master of Real Estate Program atthe University of Southern California.

About City National

City National Corp. is a publicly owned corporation with $8.9billion in total assets, whose stock is traded on the New York StockExchange under the symbol "CYN." The corporation's wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(SM). City National Bank, which provides banking, trustand investment services, has 48 offices located throughout LosAngeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco,San Mateo, Santa Clara and Ventura counties.

For more information about City National, visit the company's Website at www.cnb.com.

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