City National Hires New Commercial Banker in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank, America's premier private and business bank, announced today that it has hired Scott Smith to serve as senior vice president and manager of its commercial banking team in San Francisco.

Smith will help lead City National's commercial banking activities throughout the Bay Area. City National Bank, which offers the resources, regional contacts, and industry expertise that mid-size companies need to grow and enhance their competitive advantage, also provides a complete array of services that range from business and real estate lending to equipment leasing, cash management, and wealth management.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Scott to our team in San Francisco," said Michael Walker, executive vice president of City National Bank. "City National is a leading lender throughout the Bay Area, and Scott has valuable experience helping companies find financial solutions and grow in the region."

With more than two decades of experience in commercial banking and syndicated lending, Smith worked with Comerica and U.S. Bank in the Bay Area region. Smith has specific experience with nonprofit lending, club deals, syndicated loans, and traditional middle market lending throughout the Bay Area.

Smith earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Smith has also been active as school board president at St. Theresa Elementary School in Oakland, serving from 2009-2011.

City National has been serving the Bay Area since 1999 and now has 12 offices, including two new offices in Pleasanton and the South of Market area. In addition, the bank's Palo Alto office was recently relocated to larger office space and now houses the bank's growing technology and venture capital banking group. City National now has more than 200 colleagues in the Bay Area.

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About City National

City National Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, provides banking, investment and trust services through 77 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. The corporation and its investment affiliates manage or administer $65.8 billion in client investment assets, including more than $47.1 billion under direct management.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Debora Vrana, City National Bank, 213.673.7631

Source:City National Bank