SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
October 21, 2021
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
135 North Los Robles Ave., 7th Floor, Pasadena, California 91101
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||EWBC||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On October 21, 2021, East West Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. A copy of the Company’s press release (the “Press Release”) is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.02. The Press Release is “furnished” pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K and the information provided in Item 2.02 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section. The information provided in Item 2.02 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filings the Company has made or may make under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On October 21, 2021, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 and other matters relating to the Company. The Company has also made available on its website, www.eastwestbank.com, presentation materials containing certain historical and forward-looking information relating to the Company (the “Presentation Materials”). The Presentation Materials are furnished as Exhibit 99.2 and are incorporated by reference in this Item 7.01. All information in Exhibit 99.2 is presented as of the particular date or dates referenced therein, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to, and disclaims any duty to, update any of the information provided. The information provided in Item 7.01 of this report, including Exhibit 99.2, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference into any filings the Company has made or may make under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Press Release, dated October 21, 2021.|
|Presentation Materials, dated October 21, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data (formatted in Inline XBRL).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.|
|Date: October 21, 2021||By:||/s/ Irene H. Oh|
|Irene H. Oh|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|