Form 8-K Filing

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 5, 2012

City National Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   1-10521   95-2568550
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

  City National Plaza
555 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, California
  (Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)  

(213) 673-7700
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 5, 2012, City National Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that the Company priced a public offering of $175 million in 5.50 percent non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated by reference herein.

The information furnished in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed or furnished pursuant to the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such document.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated November 5, 2012.


    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    City National Corporation

November 5, 2012   /s/ CHRISTOPHER J. CAREY
Christopher J. Carey
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Authorized Officer and
Principal Financial Officer)


Exhibit No. Description

99.1 Press release dated November 5, 2012.