East West Bancorp is a publicly owned company with $22 billion in assets. The Company s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent commercial banks headquartered in California with over 130 locations worldwide, including the U.S. markets of California, New York, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West s presence includes a full service branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei. Through a whollyowned subsidiary bank, East West s presence in Greater China also includes full service branches in Shanghai and Shantou and representative offices in Beijing and Guangzhou. East West Bank has been recognized by both Fortune and Forbes magazines. Fortune recently named East West as one of the 10 best stocks for 2011, the only banking institution to make the list. Additionally, Forbes magazine recently published that East West was #6 best bank in America.