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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
GOLDSMITH RUSSELL D
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CITY NATIONAL CORP [CYN]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
400 N. ROXBURY DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/10/2012
(Street)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 05/10/2012   M   10,000 A $47.12 47,215 D  
Common Stock 05/10/2012   S   10,000 D $52.65(3) 37,215 D  
Common Stock               14,385 I As Trustee of the ELM 2006 Charitable Annuity Lead Trust
Common Stock               262,392 I By the Russell Goldsmith Trust
Common Stock               2,860,000 I By the Goldsmith Family Partnership
Common Stock               304,930 I By Maple Pine Limited Partnership
Common Stock               4,134 I As Trustee of the Brian Goldsmith 1985 Trust
Common Stock               2,912 I As Trustee of the Kathryn Goldsmith 1985 Trust
Common Stock               76,222 I By B.A. Quintent, LLC
Common Stock               8 I As Trustee of the West LA Investment Trust No. 1-R
Common Stock               2,824 I By CNC Profit Sharing Plan(1)
Common Stock               7,500 I By MKB Co. Ltd.(2)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Options (Right to Buy) $47.12 05/10/2012   M     10,000   (4) 07/23/2012 Common Stock 10,000 $ 0 10,000 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
GOLDSMITH RUSSELL D
400 N. ROXBURY DRIVE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210
  X   X   President and CEO  

Signatures

 /s/ Russell Goldsmith   05/10/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Shares held in the reporting person's City National Corporation Profit Sharing Plan as of April 30, 2012.
(2) The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of the securities, for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
(3) The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $52.50 to $52.83, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to City National Corporation, any security holder of City National Corporation, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the price range set forth in this footnote (3) to this Form 4.
(4) The stock options vested in four equal annual installments beginning July 24, 2003.

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