At March 31, 2013, City National's allowance for loan and lease losses totaled $282.3 million, or 1.86 percent of total loans and leases. That compares with $266.1 million, or 2.09 percent, at March 31, 2012 and $277.9 million, or 1.88 percent, at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. The company also maintains an additional $25.2 million in reserves for off-balance-sheet credit commitments.

Commercial Loans

Commercial loan net recoveries were $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2013. This compares to net recoveries of $5.3 million in the year-earlier period and $2.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Commercial loans on nonaccrual totaled $7.3 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $19.6 million at March 31, 2012 and $9.2 million at December 31, 2012.

Construction Loans

City National's $247.1 million commercial real estate construction portfolio includes secured loans to developers of residential and nonresidential properties. This portfolio now represents less than 2 percent of the company's total loans.

First-quarter net recoveries of construction loans were $2.7 million, compared to net recoveries of $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $0.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

At March 31, 2013, construction loans on nonaccrual totaled $39.6 million, compared to $49.0 million at March 31, 2012 and $40.9 million at December 31, 2012.

Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Loans

In the first-quarter of 2013, the company recorded no net charge-offs in its $2.9 billion commercial real estate mortgage portfolio. This compares to net charge-offs of $0.7 million in the first quarter of 2012 and net charge-offs of $0.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Commercial real estate mortgage loans on nonaccrual totaled $23.1 million, compared to $21.1 million at March 31, 2012 and $33.2 million at December 31, 2012.

Residential Mortgage Loans and Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

City National's $4.0 billion residential mortgage portfolio and $0.7 billion home equity portfolio continued to perform exceptionally well. Together, they accounted for $0.2 million in net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2013, compared to net charge-offs of $0.6 million at March 31, 2012 and net charge-offs of $0.2 million at December 31, 2012.

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