For Immediate Release

Contact: D. Linn Wiley, President and CEO

CVB Financial Corp.

Declares 42nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

Ontario, California-March 22, 2000. The Board of Directors of CVB Financial Corp. (AMEX/CVB) declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The dividend of twelve cents ($0.12) per share was declared at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting on March 15, 2000. Shareholders of record on March 29, 2000, will receive payment of the dividend on or about April 12, 2000.

This dividend represents the 42nd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by CVB Financial Corp. It reflects the Company’s strong financial condition and continued superior earnings performance.

CVB Financial Corp. is the parent company of Citizens Business Bank. Citizens Business Bank is the largest bank headquartered in Southern California’s Inland Empire region. Shares of CVB Financial Corp. common stock are listed on the American Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol of CVB.