City National accepted $400 million through the Troubled Asset Relief Program during the financial crisis, but the regional bank said the investment was unnecessary because it was well-capitalized. The company then raised $550 million through sales of stocks and bonds. CEO Russell Goldsmith voiced his eagerness to repay funds the bank received through TARP. Regulators allowed City National to repay half of the funds, and the bank said it expects to repay the other half this year.

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