LOS ANGELES, Mar 19, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Corporation(NYSE:CYN) today announced that Kenneth L. Coleman has been elected to theboards of directors of the corporation and its subsidiary, City National Bank.

Coleman is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ITM Software, aMountain View, Calif.-based manufacturer of integrated software designed toimprove management of the information technology function.

"We're very pleased to welcome Ken Coleman to our boards," said City NationalCorporation Chief Executive Officer Russell Goldsmith. "His extensive experiencein Northern California as an entrepreneur, director and skilled manager, plushis strategic understanding of technology and managing information technology,should add considerable expertise to our company's boards."

Before starting ITM Software, Coleman was executive vice president of globalsales, service and marketing at Silicon Graphics, Inc., a company thatspecializes in computing, visualization and the management of complex data. Inthis capacity, he managed an organization with 4,000 employees in 37 countries.During his 14-year career at Silicon Graphics, Coleman held several key seniormanagement positions in global services, administration and businessdevelopment.

He joined Silicon Graphics, Inc. after serving as vice president of productdevelopment at Activision, Inc. For 10 years prior to that time, he was withHewlett-Packard.

Coleman also serves on the boards of directors of MIPS Technologies and UnitedOnline. He earned his undergraduate degree and a master's degree in businessadministration from The Ohio State University, and served as a captain in theUnited States Air Force.

Coleman is the recipient of numerous honors, including The Ohio State UniversitySchool of Business Distinguished Alumni Award, the National Alliance of BlackSchool Educator Living Legend Award, the American Leadership Forum of SiliconValley Exemplary Leader Award, the One Hundred Black Men of Silicon ValleyLifetime Achievement Award and the Silicon Valley Junior Achievement BusinessHall of Fame.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with $11.9 billion intotal assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is the secondlargest independent bank headquartered in California. As California's PremierPrivate and Business Bank(R), City National provides banking, investment andtrust services through 54 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers,in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Thecompany has $19.5 billion in investment and trust assets under management oradministration.

For more information about City National, visit the company's Web site atcnb.com.

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