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City National Bank Names John Wilcox as Senior Vice President and Regional Banking Manager for Nevada Branch Network
LAS VEGAS, Oct 1, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- City National Bank has appointed John Wilcox as senior vice president and regional banking manager responsible for the bank's branches in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Minden.

In that capacity, Wilcox oversees client service and retention, business development at those eight Nevada offices. He is based in Las Vegas.

(For an image of Wilcox, go to http://www.cnb.com/images/photos/john-wilcox.jpg)

Wilcox reports to Kevin Dunigan, executive vice president responsible for the Core Banking Division, and will work closely with Larry Charlton, senior vice president and Nevada regional executive.

"John is an outstanding addition to our Nevada team," said Charlton. "He brings an exceptional track record of managing and growing branch and business banking offices throughout the state, as well as a long history of actively supporting Nevada's leading business and community organizations."

Wilcox most recently served as president of the Commercial Banking Division of Irwin Union Bank, based in Columbus, Indiana. During his four-year career there he also served as Western region executive responsible for that bank's operations in Nevada, California and New Mexico and, before that, as Las Vegas market president.

Earlier, he spent 15 years at US Bank, where he held regional and district manager positions, including those overseeing that bank's 22 Nevada branches. He also has served as Las Vegas area manager at Valley Bank of Nevada and as southern Nevada loan origination manager at the former California Federal Savings and Loan.

Active in the community, Wilcox is a member of the board of directors of the Nevada Banker's Association and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Nevada. He also is a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, of which he previously served as board chairman. He earlier served as council chair of Leadership Las Vegas and on the boards of Junior Achievement, Lied Discovery Children's Museum and Three Square, a community food bank serving southern Nevada.

A resident of Las Vegas, he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is an honors graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is backed by $17.7 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 63 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. City National and its eight majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer $47.8 billion in client investment assets, including more than $30 billion under direct management.

City National has eight branch offices in Nevada, including four in Las Vegas and one each in North Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Minden. The bank also has a loan production office at Stateline in South Lake Tahoe.

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

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SOURCE: City National Bank

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