Cathay General Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results

  Cathay General Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012
  Financial Results

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- January 14, 2013

Cathay General Bancorp (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CATY), the holding company for
Cathay Bank (the “Bank”), is scheduled to announce its fourth quarter and
year-end 2012 financial results after the markets close on Wednesday, January
23, 2013.

Cathay General Bancorp has scheduled a conference call as set forth below.
Analysts and investors may participate in the question-and-answer session.

Conference Call and Webcast Information:
Date:                  Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time:                   3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (6:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Duration:               1 hour
Dial In Number:         (866) 713-8563
Participant Passcode:   12690883


Participants should join the live conference call 5 to 10 minutes before its
scheduled start.

Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be available at
www.cathaygeneralbancorp.com. A recorded version for replay will be available
within 24 hours after the end of the call until January 23, 2014.

ABOUT CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

Cathay General Bancorp is the holding company for Cathay Bank, a California
state-chartered bank. Founded in 1962, Cathay Bank offers a wide range of
financial services. Cathay Bank currently operates 31 branches in California,
eight branches in New York State, one in Massachusetts, two in Texas, three in
Washington State, three in the Chicago, Illinois area, one in New Jersey, one
in Hong Kong, and a representative office in Shanghai and in Taipei. Cathay
Bank’s website is found at http://www.cathaybank.com. Cathay General Bancorp's
website is found at http://www.cathaygeneralbancorp.com.

Contact:

Cathay General Bancorp
Heng W. Chen, 626-279-3652
 
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