NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank announced today that it has opened its first ground-floor banking office in Manhattan on the corner of 6 th Avenue and 44 th Street as part of its continuing expansion in New York City, which it began in 2002. The company's growing New York Entertainment Division will move to the full second floor above the new branch from its current location on Park Avenue to be closer to the Broadway theater district. In addition, City National will open a second ground-floor office in its New York headquarters building on Park Avenue later this fall.
- City National currently provides banking services for more than half of all the Broadway shows, including "Book of Mormon," "Kinky Boots" and "Lucky Guy."
- The company provides banking and wealth management for more than 60 law firms as well as many other businesses and professional service firms throughout Manhattan and the surrounding tri-state area.
- Last year, City National made two acquisitions in the state of New York. The bank purchased Rochdale Investment Management, which is headquartered in Manhattan and is being combined with City National Asset Management to form City National Rochdale, with $19 billion* in client assets. It also purchased nationwide equipment leasing firm First American Equipment Finance, with $325 million in assets, headquartered in Rochester, New York.
- City National is now the 24 th largest American commercial bank and has been listed by Barron's as one of the nation's top 40 wealth management firms for the past 12 consecutive years.