Press Release                                                                        Contact:  D.  Linn Wiley

For Immediate Release                                                                President and

                                                                                                     Chief Executive Officer

                                                                                                     (909) 980-4030



CVB Financial Corp.  Announces 58th Consecutive Cash Dividend


Ontario, California, March 19, 2004-CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CVBF) announced a twelve-cent ($0.12) per share dividend for the first quarter of 2004.  The dividend was approved at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on March 17, 2004.  It will be payable on April 14, 2004, to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2004.


“This is our 58th consecutive quarterly cash dividend and reflects the confidence of our Board of Directors in the continued superior performance of CVB Financial Corp,” said D. Linn Wiley, President and Chief Executive Officer.


CVB Financial Corp., with $3.85 billion in assets, operates Citizens Business Bank.  Citizens Business Bank is the largest bank headquartered in the Inland Empire.  It is the dominant community bank in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County and Central Valley areas of California. 


The Citizens Business Bank Wealth Management Group has over $1.1 billion in assets under administration.  The Company also operates Golden West Financial Services.  Golden West Financial Services provides auto leasing, equipment leasing and real estate loan brokerage services. 


Shares of CVB Financial Corp. common stock are listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol of CVBF.  For more information, please visit our website at