City National Bank and Barnes & Noble Team Up Again for the Holidays for Its 5th Annual Gift of Literacy Holiday Book Drive

City National Bank and Barnes & Noble Team Up Again for the Holidays for Its
5th Annual Gift of Literacy Holiday Book Drive

Bank to Match Each Book Donation for Local Schools up to $75,000

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank is
partnering once again with Barnes & Noble this holiday season for a
multi-state book drive that will celebrate the joy of reading and benefit area
schools in California, Nevada, New York, Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta,
Georgia. This is the 5^th consecutive year that City National and Barnes &
Noble have partnered in its holiday book drive. This is also the first holiday
book drive that City National and Barnes & Noble have done in Atlanta, Georgia
since the program began in 2008.City National entered the Atlanta market in
December of last year.

This holiday program is part of the world's largest bookseller's annual
Holiday Book Drive, which runs from November 1 through January 1. To
participate in the book drive, holiday shoppers can purchase a book at select
Barnes & Noble stores and donate it as part of this holiday program. City
National's Reading is The way up^® literacy program will match each book
donated between December 1 and January 1, up to $75,000 and the books will be
distributed to area schools in the bank's footprint early next year.

"We always look forward to this time of year and partnering with Barnes &
Noble on our holiday book drive program," said Carolyn Rodriguez, head of
Reading is The way up at City National Bank. "With this being the 10^th
Anniversary of our literacy program, we have increased our monetary support
for this year's book drive.City National understands that literacy and a
child's education are some of the best investments you can make in life."

Seventeen Barnes & Noble book stores in California, Nevada, New York,
Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia, are participating in this year's
holiday book drive. The stores include:


  *Barnes & Noble, Los Angeles (189 The Grove Drive)
  *Barnes & Noble, Long Beach (7651 Carson Street)
  *Barnes & Noble, Escondido (810 West Valley Parkway)
  *Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera (313 Town Center)
  *Barnes & Noble, Del Mar (12835 El Camino Real)
  *Barnes & Noble, Mira Mesa (10775 Westview Parkway)
  *Barnes & Noble, Newport Beach (401 Newport Center Drive, #A215)
  *Barnes & Noble, Point Loma (Bookstar, 3150 Rosecrans Place)
  *Barnes & Noble, Riverside (3485 Tyler Street)
  *Barnes & Noble, San Jose (2200 Eastridge Loop)
  *Barnes & Noble, Walnut Creek (1149 South Main Street)


  *Barnes & Noble, Reno (5555 S. Virginia Street)
  *Barnes & Noble, Las Vegas (8915 West Charleston Blvd.)
  *Barnes & Noble, Las Vegas (2191 N. Rainbow Blvd.)

New York

  *Barnes & Noble, New York City (160 East 54^th Street)


  *Barnes & Noble, Brentwood (1701 Mallory Lane)


  *Barnes & Noble, Atlanta (1217 Caroline Street)

Following are some of the schools and/or nonprofit organizations that will be
receiving books as part of this year's holiday book drive:


  *Center Point, Inc., Corte Madera
  *Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, Corte Madera
  *San Pasqual Academy, Escondido
  *Synergy Charter Elementary, Los Angeles
  *Clara Barton Elementary, Long Beach
  *St. Cecilia School, Newport (Tustin)
  *Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary, San Jose
  *Community School for Creative Education, Walnut Creek


  *Freemont Elementary, Carson City
  *Clyde Cox Elementary, Las Vegas
  *Excel Christian School, Reno

New York

  *VNSNY, New York City
  *PS 153 School, New York City


  *Carter Lawrence Elementary, Nashville
  *Riverside Elementary, Columbia


  *International Community School, Decatur

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation
(NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $26.3 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 $38.0 billion under direct management.

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

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About Reading is The way up^®

Seeking to better the education of school children, City National in April
2002 launched a multi-faceted initiative to restock the state's school library
system. Since then, the award-winning program has:

  *Donated more than 115,000 books to school libraries in California, New
    York and Nevada, Nashville and Atlanta.
  *Awarded more than $500,000 to teachers at elementary, middle and high
    schools for creative literacy projects.
  *Awarded $10,000 to the Children's Defense Fund-California Urban Lights
    Freedom Schools® program in support of its after school enrichment
  *Received the 2005 President's Volunteer Service Award, the 2005 Corporate
    Philanthropy Award from the Los Angeles Public Library, the 2006 Corporate
    Award from the Getty House Foundation, the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership
    Corporate Citizen Award, and honored as the 2007 Corporate Visionary
    Partner by The Wonder of Reading.

The Reading is The way up Fund is a 501(c)(3) administered by the California
Community Foundation. Visit

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Paul C. Stowell, City National Bank, 213.673.7602

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