City National Wins Seven Greenwich Excellence Awards for Business Banking and Treasury Services

Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:30pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank has won seven excellence awards
for business banking and treasury management from Greenwich Associates, a leading global financial
services research and consulting firm.

"City National Bank has specialized in serving small and mid-sized companies for nearly 60 years,
and we're gratified to be recognized by Greenwich Associates as one of the nation's top banks,"
said City National Bank President Chris Warmuth. "These awards affirm our value proposition -- our
ability to combine the personal service of a local bank with the wide array of capabilities
typically associated with larger banks."

City National's business banking services received awards in the following categories:

* Overall satisfaction (national and regional awards)
* Financial stability
* Likelihood to recommend

City National was also recognized for excellence in treasury management. The bank received
national and regional awards for overall satisfaction with treasury management as well as an award
for client service.

For these annual awards, Greenwich Associates evaluated more than 750 banks, and fewer than 5
percent of those eligible received an award. Results were based on interviews of more than 35,000
executives at small and mid-sized businesses with sales of $1 million to $500 million.

Business Banking Services

City National's comprehensive small business and commercial banking services include loans and
lines of credit; business deposit and treasury management services; international banking and
foreign exchange; and check and Visa® commercial credit cards. The bank is a preferred lender
under the U.S. Small Business Administration and SBAExpress programs.

City National provides its expertise in a wide range of segments, including entertainment,
manufacturing and distribution as well as professional services, including accounting, healthcare
and law firms.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is
backed by $28.6 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services
through 78 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San
Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. The company and its investment
affiliates manage or administer $56.7 billion in client investment assets, including $38.2 billion
under direct management.

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About Greenwich Associates

Greenwich Associates is the leading global research-based consulting firm in institutional
financial services. Greenwich Associates studies provide benefits to the buyers and sellers of
financial services in the form of benchmark information on best practices and market intelligence
on overall trends. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, with additional offices in London, Singapore,
Toronto and Tokyo, the firm offers over 100 research-based consulting programs to more than 250
global financial-services companies.

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