LOS ANGELES, Apr 16, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) - City National Corporationannounced today that Robert A. Moore will retire from his post as Executive VicePresident, Chief Credit Officer of City National Bank on April 30, 2002. Moorejoined City National in 1992.

"With the announcement today of City National's strong first-quarter results andthe Civic merger now complete, I believe this is the best time for me to moveforward with plans to pursue a number of personal interests," Moore said.

Executive Vice President Robert Patterson will serve as acting chief creditofficer until a permanent replacement has been selected. Patterson joined CityNational in 1989, and has held senior management positions in both credit andlending. He is co-chair of City National Bank's Credit Quality Initiative and isa longstanding member of the bank's Credit Planning and Executive Loancommittees.

City National has an active recruitment program in process to select a new chiefcredit officer and expects to name a permanent successor later this year. Moorewill be available through the end of the year, on a limited part-time basis, asa consultant with the bank on credit issues.

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