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 U.S AMBASSADOR ALAN D. SOLOMONT VISITS CITY NATIONAL BANK OF  FLORIDA AT ALAN OJEDA’S 1450 BRICKELL

From left – City National Bank of Florida (CNB) Chairman Luis Gabarda Duran, Amb. Then all the attendees were treated to an extraordinary evening, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Crazy About You’s terrace overlooking downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.. Then all the attendees were treated to an extraordinary evening, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Crazy About You’s terrace overlooking downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Then all the attendees were treated to an extraordinary evening, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Crazy About You’s terrace overlooking downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.or Alan D. Solomont, CNB President and CEO Jorge Gonzalez.

City National Bank of Florida (CNB) recently hosted Alan D. Solomont, the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, at its 1450 Brickell Avenue headquarters.

Ambassador Solomont met with CNB President and Chief Executive Officer Jorge Gonzalez, CNB Chairman Luis Gabarda Duran, and senior bank representatives. The group discussed CNB’s operations, history, growing market share, relationship with parent Caja Madrid, profitability, and success in 2011.

“We were honored to host Ambassador Solomont and share with him CNB’s proud history and promising future,” Mr. Gonzalez said. “His visit is an example of CNB’s status as one of Florida’s premier community banks.”

“Caja Madrid shares a tremendous working relationship with Ambassador Solomont,” Mr. Gabarda added. “It is always a pleasure and a privilege to visit with him.”

Solomont visited CNB following a lecture, “U.S.-Spain Relations Today,” at the Miami-Florida European Union Center for Excellence at Florida International University and a luncheon hosted by the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce.

Ambassador Solomont has served as U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra since 2009. A former member of Boston Private Bank and Trust’s board of directors, he served as National Finance Chairman for the Democratic National Committee in 1997.

About City National Bank of Florida

Headquartered in Miami, City National Bank of Florida (CNB) is the financial institution to which Floridians have turned for more than 65 years. The sixth-largest financial institution in the state, City National Bank of Florida is backed by Caja Madrid, founded more than 300 years ago and one of Spain’s largest financial institutions. CNB offers a diversified portfolio of financial products and services at 26 convenient banking centers from Miami-Dade County to the greater Orlando area.

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PUERTO RICO’S NODUS INTERNATIONAL BANK COMES TO MIAMI TO LAUNCH ITS MASTERCARD BLACK

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Nodus International Bank recently hosted a very private cocktail at Brickell’s Crazy About You to present its newest and most exclusive financial tool, the MasterCard Black, to a select group of clients and VIPs. Most of the guests traveled to South Florida from Latin America with the sole purpose of attending this event and meeting up with a group of high-level Nodus International Bank executives headed by Juan Castillo, Chairman, Jorge L. Figueira, Executive Vice-President and José Gregorio Suárez, General Manager.

“It was important to us to launch our MasterCard Black in such a vibrant place,” expressed Mr. Figueira. “For our bank, the MasterCard line of financial products is an extraordinary franchise and it is a real honor to have the MasterCard Black as part of our bank’s offerings.”

Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nodus International Bank is an international financial institution specializing in private and corporate banking to executives who may reside in Puerto Rico and other nations in this hemisphere, and whose principal place of business is not located in Puerto Rico.

“We chose Miami for this event because, at this point in time, this is the meeting place for Latin Americans,” Mr. Figueira added. “There are many people residing here from Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and other countries, who are achieving great success in business.”

Equally as important, he says, is that MasterCard Worldwide is based in South Florida and has been key in making this launch a success. Among the contingent of MasterCard executives who also participated in the presentation were Mario Pérez, Vice-President and General Manager, Erika Gamboa, Vice-President of Affluent Segment for the Caribbean, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela; and Jeannette Rodríguez, MasterCard Corporate Communications.

Ms. Gamboa, who is also the resident product specialist for MasterCard Black, described the card as a unique instrument for high-level executives whose frequent travels, for business or pleasure, demand a superior level of coverage, service, comfort and security.

At the conclusion of the official presentation, Nodus International Bank Chairman Juan Castillo surprised some of the guests with their new Nodus International Bank MasterCard Black.

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