East West Today

East West Bancorp is a publicly owned company with total assets over $60 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California.

East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and China markets and operates over 120 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In China, East West’s presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, and Xiamen.

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Our History

We opened for business in 1973 as the first federally-chartered savings institution focused primarily on serving the financial needs of Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles. Over the years, this market has grown and flourished, and East West Bank has grown and flourished right along with it.

Today, we have grown to a full-service commercial bank with over 120 locations in key cities in the U.S. and China. As one of the only banks to focus primarily on the U.S. and China markets, we continue to expand our extensive global network of contacts and resources to better meet our customers’ diverse financial needs in and between the world’s two largest markets.