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City National Names Tony Kallingal Regional Manager for All Branches in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank announced today that it has appointed Tony Kallingal as senior vice president and regional manager of its eleven branches throughout the Bay Area.

Based in the Walnut Creek Center, Kallingal, will be a regional manager with City National Bank's Core Banking team and his primary day-to-day focus is delivering strategic guidance to colleagues and clients in both preferred and business banking.

Prior to joining City National, Kallingal worked at Mechanics Bank in Northern California for 14 years, where he held the position of senior vice president and division manager of the business banking group. Kallingal managed the middle market lending outlets for the bank's retail locations, as well as its commercial lending hubs.

"We're so pleased to have an experienced banker like Tony join us to lead our branch network in Northern California and help us grow our banking business throughout the region," said Kevin Dunigan, executive vice president and head of Core Banking for City National Bank. "Tony brings with him a wide range of experience and expertise managing both commercial and branch banking professional teams."

All the branches in Northern California will report to Kallingal and he will report directly to Dunigan.

"We are growing rapidly in Northern California, serving the financial needs of more families, professionals and entrepreneurs," said Michael Walker, executive vice president and regional manager for Northern California with City National. "Tony will help us accelerate that growth."

City National has been serving the Bay Area since 1999 and now has 11 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.

Kallingal is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, a partner with the Graduate School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his undergraduate degree at St. Mary's College. Active in his local East Bay community, Kallingal sits on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Berkeley YMCA, the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, the California Shakespeare Theater, The Lindsay Wildlife Museum and was most recently a member of the Centennial Committee for Walnut Creek.

For images of Kallingal go to: https://www.cnb.com/PublishingImages/Tony-Kallingal.jpg.

About City National

City National has grown to $30.6 billion in assets with more than 3,500 colleagues and 77 banking offices in five states. It is the 23rd largest American commercial bank, and has been profitable for 83 consecutive quarters. The bank and its wealth management affiliates oversee more than $64 billion in client investment assets. City National has been listed by Barron's as one of the nation's top 40 wealth management firms for the past 13 years.

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

CONTACT: Media Contact: Debora Vrana, City National Bank, 213.673.7631 Debora.Vrana@cnb.com

Source:City National Corporation