East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. In addition to the bank, the company had six other subsidiaries established as statutory business trusts as of December 31, 2015 and one subsidiary - East West Insurance Services, Inc. (the ‘Agency’) that provides business and consumer insurance services. As of December 31, 2015, the bank had three wholly owned subsidiaries. The first subsidiary, E-W Services, Inc., holds properties used by the bank in its operations. The second subsidiary, East-West Investments, Inc., primarily acts as a trustee in connection with real estate secured loans. The remaining subsidiary is East West Bank (China) Limited. The company operates approximately 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States’ markets of California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, and Washington. The company’s presence includes five full-service branches in Greater China, located in Hong Kong, two in Shanghai, including one in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shantou and Shenzhen. The company also has five representative offices in Greater China located in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei, and Xiamen. Banking Services The company focuses on the financial services needs of individuals and businesses, which operate both in the United States and Greater China, as well as having a focus on the Chinese American community. The company offers multilingual services to its customers in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish. The company also offers various deposit products, which include the traditional range of personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelers’ checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The company’s lending activities include commercial and residential real estate, construction, trade finance, and commercial business, including accounts receivable, small business administration, inventory and working capital loans. The company generally provides commercial business loans to small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s commercial borrowers engage in various manufacturing, wholesale trade and service businesses. In addition, the company is focused on providing financing to clients needing a financial bridge that facilitates their business transactions between the United States and Greater China. Segments The company’s three operating segments include Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Other. Retail Banking This segment focuses primarily on retail operations through the company’s branch network. Commercial Banking This segment primarily generates commercial and industrial loans, and commercial real estate loans through the domestic commercial lending offices located in California, New York, Texas, Washington, Massachusetts, Nevada and Georgia; and through the foreign commercial lending offices located in China and Hong Kong. This segment also offers various international finance and trade services and products. Other This segment includes the remaining centralized functions, including the treasury operations of the company and eliminations of intersegment amounts. Investment Securities The company’s investment securities portfolio consists of the U.S. treasury securities, the U.S. government agency securities, the U.S. government sponsored enterprise debt securities, the U.S. government sponsored enterprise and other mortgage-backed securities, municipal securities, corporate debt securities and other securities. Supervision and Regulation As a bank holding company, the company is subject to primary inspection, supervision, regulation, and examination by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve) System under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. The bank, as a California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, is subject to primary supervision and
east west bancorp inc (EWBC:NASDAQ GS)
135 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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