Press Release

For Immediate Release                                   Contact:  D. Linn Wiley

                                                                                         President and

                                                                                         Chief Executive Officer

                                                                                         (909) 980-4030




CVB Financial Corp. Declares Cash Dividend


Ontario, California, September 20, 2001-CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ-CVBF), a $2.3 billion in assets financial services holding company, announced a fifteen cents ($0.15) per share dividend for the third quarter of 2001.  The dividend was approved at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting on September 19, 2001.  It will be payable on October 18, 2001 to shareholders of record as of October 3, 2001.


The $0.15 dividend represents an increase of $0.01, or 7.14%, over the previous quarter dividend of $0.14.  It is the 48th consecutive quarterly cash dividend for the company.


“We are pleased that our financial results allow us to increase our dividend. This increase in dividends also reflects our confidence in the future of our Company and our appreciation to our shareholders for their support,” stated D. Linn Wiley, President and Chief Executive Officer.


CVB Financial Corp. operates Citizens Business Bank, the largest bank headquartered in Southern California’s Inland Empire region.  The company specializes in serving business and professional clientele through 30 offices in 23 cities in the Inland Empire, Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley regions of California.


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