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City National Hires John Hall As Senior Vice President and Division Credit Manager

January 27, 2016

City National Hires John Hall As Senior Vice President and Division Credit Manager

LOS ANGELES – City National Bank today announced that it has hired John Hall to serve as senior vice president and division credit manager of the company’s Commercial Banking Services unit.

“John has demonstrated strong leadership in past critical roles with several local institutions,” said Rod Banks, executive vice president of Commercial Banking Services. “He brings a unique blend of both client management and credit management skills to City National Bank.”

As division credit manager, Hall will be responsible for the commercial banking credit process, overall credit portfolio quality, and the bank’s client experience with lending products.

Hall has more than 35 years of experience in financial services and middle market commercial lending. For the past five years, he was chief credit officer at East West Bank in Pasadena, where he was instrumental in guiding the bank’s credit quality. Before that, he held senior positions at Wells Fargo Bank in commercial banking, underwriting and credit management.

Hall is a graduate of Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in general business administration. He is a member of the board of governors at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he has served on the executive and finance committees. He has been a volunteer for 22 years with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a former member of that organization’s national board of trustees.

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About City National

With $35.6 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 75 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $59.4 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 38 other countries. 

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at

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Media Contact

Debora Vrana, City National Bank, 213.673.7631