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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022

or

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from to

Commission file number 000-24939

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

95-4703316
(I.R.S. 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:
(626768-6000

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 
Title of each classTrading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
 on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per shareEWBCThe Nasdaq Global Select Market

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes No

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).
Yes No

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
Emerging growth company

    If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes  No 
    Number of shares outstanding of the issuer’s common stock on the latest practicable date: 140,917,512 shares as of July 31, 2022.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
($ in thousands, except shares)
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks$688,936 $527,317 
Interest-bearing cash with banks1,213,117 3,385,618 
Cash and cash equivalents1,902,053 3,912,935 
Interest-bearing deposits with banks712,709 736,492 
Assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”)1,422,794 2,353,503 
Securities:
Available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities, at fair value (amortized cost of $6,891,522 and $10,087,179)
6,255,504 9,965,353 
Held-to-maturity (“HTM”) debt securities, at amortized cost (fair value of $2,656,549)
3,028,302  
Loans held-for-sale28,464 635 
Loans held-for-investment (net of allowance for loan losses of $563,270 and $541,579)
45,938,806 41,152,202 
Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, tax credit and other investments, net634,304 628,263 
Premises and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $143,708 and $139,358)
93,911 97,302 
Goodwill465,697 465,697 
Operating lease right-of-use assets107,588 98,632 
Other assets1,804,151 1,459,687 
TOTAL$62,394,283 $60,870,701 
LIABILITIES
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing$23,028,831 $22,845,464 
Interest-bearing31,314,523 30,505,068 
Total deposits54,343,354 53,350,532 
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances174,776 249,331 
Assets sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”)611,785 300,000 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities152,663 151,997 
Operating lease liabilities115,387 105,534 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities1,386,836 876,089 
Total liabilities56,784,801 55,033,483 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 10)
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 168,427,021 and 167,790,645 shares issued
168 168 
Additional paid-in capital1,914,064 1,893,557 
Retained earnings5,064,650 4,683,659 
Treasury stock, at cost 27,509,632 and 25,882,691 shares
(768,752)(649,785)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCI”), net of tax(600,648)(90,381)
Total stockholders’ equity5,609,482 5,837,218 
TOTAL$62,394,283 $60,870,701 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2022202120222021
INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME
Loans receivable, including fees$439,416 $352,453 $816,526 $694,461 
Debt securities46,176 34,690 88,843 63,790 
Resale agreements8,553 8,021 16,936 14,120 
Restricted equity securities822 541 1,431 1,088 
Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks4,787 3,628 8,047 7,260 
Total interest and dividend income499,754 399,333 931,783 780,719 
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits22,488 17,998 35,477 39,820 
Short-term borrowings
241  250 42 
FHLB advances559 2,099 1,137 5,168 
Repurchase agreements2,418 1,991 4,434 3,969 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities1,096 772 1,920 1,552 
Total interest expense26,802 22,860 43,218 50,551 
Net interest income before provision for (reversal of) credit losses472,952 376,473 888,565 730,168 
Provision for (reversal of) credit losses13,500 (15,000)21,500 (15,000)
Net interest income after provision for (reversal of) credit losses459,452 391,473 867,065 745,168 
NONINTEREST INCOME
Lending fees20,142 21,092 39,580 39,449 
Deposit account fees22,372 17,342 42,687 32,725 
Interest rate contracts and other derivative income (loss)9,801 (3,172)20,934 13,825 
Foreign exchange income11,361 13,007 24,060 22,533 
Wealth management fees6,539 7,951 12,591 14,862 
Net gains on sales of loans917 1,491 3,839 3,272 
Gains on sales of AFS debt securities28 632 1,306 824 
Other investment income4,863 7,596 6,490 8,521 
Other income2,421 2,492 6,700 5,286 
Total noninterest income78,444 68,431 158,187 141,297 
NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Compensation and employee benefits113,364 105,426 229,633 213,234 
Occupancy and equipment expense15,469 15,377 30,933 31,299 
Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments4,927 4,274 9,644 8,150 
Deposit account expense5,671 3,817 10,364 7,709 
Data processing3,486 4,035 7,151 8,513 
Computer software expense6,572 7,521 13,866 14,680 
Consulting expense2,021 1,868 3,854 3,343 
Legal expense1,047 1,975 1,765 3,477 
Other operating expense29,324 17,939 50,221 37,546 
Amortization of tax credit and other investments14,979 27,291 28,879 52,649 
Total noninterest expense196,860 189,523 386,310 380,600 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES341,036 270,381 638,942 505,865 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE82,707 45,639 142,961 76,129 
NET INCOME$258,329 $224,742 $495,981 $429,736 
EARNINGS PER SHARE (“EPS”)
BASIC$1.83 $1.58 $3.50 $3.03 
DILUTED$1.81 $1.57 $3.47 $3.01 
WEIGHTED-AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING
BASIC141,429 141,868 141,725 141,758 
DILUTED142,372 143,040 142,838 142,963 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
($ in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2022202120222021
Net income$258,329 $224,742 $495,981 $429,736 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Net changes in unrealized (losses) gains on AFS debt securities(192,878)73,049 (362,148)(60,399)
Net changes in unrealized gains (losses) on securities transferred from AFS to HTM3,750  (106,930) 
Net changes in unrealized (losses) gains on cash flow hedges(6,380)68 (