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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 September 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: 140,946,569 shares as of October 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)
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks$554,260 $527,317 
Interest-bearing cash with banks1,609,093 3,385,618 
Cash and cash equivalents2,163,353 3,912,935 
Interest-bearing deposits with banks630,543 736,492 
Assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”)892,986 2,353,503 
Securities:
Available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities, at fair value (amortized cost of $6,771,354 and $10,087,179)
5,906,090 9,965,353 
Held-to-maturity (“HTM”) debt securities, at amortized cost (fair value of $2,459,135)
3,012,667  
Loans held-for-sale14,500 635 
Loans held-for-investment (net of allowance for loan losses of $582,517 and $541,579)
46,859,738 41,152,202 
Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, tax credit and other investments, net725,254 628,263 
Premises and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $146,073 and $139,358)
91,587 97,302 
Goodwill465,697 465,697 
Operating lease right-of-use assets105,411 98,632 
Other assets1,708,235 1,459,687 
TOTAL$62,576,061 $60,870,701 
LIABILITIES
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing$21,645,394 $22,845,464 
Interest-bearing32,211,968 30,505,068 
Total deposits53,857,362 53,350,532 
Federal funds purchased200,000  
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances324,920 249,331 
Assets sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”)611,785 300,000 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities152,610 151,997 
Operating lease liabilities113,477 105,534 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities1,655,239 876,089 
Total liabilities56,915,393 55,033,483 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 10)
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 168,427,227 and 167,790,645 shares issued
168 168 
Additional paid-in capital1,926,393 1,893,557 
Retained earnings5,302,897 4,683,659 
Treasury stock, at cost 27,509,715 and 25,882,691 shares
(768,758)(649,785)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCI”), net of tax(800,032)(90,381)
Total stockholders’ equity5,660,668 5,837,218 
TOTAL$62,576,061 $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
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022202120222021
INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME
Loans receivable, including fees$560,452 $363,503 $1,376,978 $1,057,964 
Debt securities51,092 37,826 139,935 101,616 
Resale agreements6,769 8,957 23,705 23,077 
Restricted equity securities843 500 2,274 1,588 
Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks9,080 4,521 17,127 11,781 
Total interest and dividend income628,236 415,307 1,560,019 1,196,026 
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits68,894 15,970 104,371 55,790 
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings1,177  1,427 42 
FHLB advances392 857 1,529 6,025 
Repurchase agreements4,421 2,012 8,855 5,981 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities1,543 762 3,463 2,314 
Total interest expense76,427 19,601 119,645 70,152 
Net interest income before provision for (reversal of) credit losses551,809 395,706 1,440,374 1,125,874 
Provision for (reversal of) credit losses27,000 (10,000)48,500 (25,000)
Net interest income after provision for (reversal of) credit losses524,809 405,706 1,391,874 1,150,874 
NONINTEREST INCOME
Lending fees20,289 17,516 59,869 56,965 
Deposit account fees23,636 18,508 66,323 51,233 
Interest rate contracts and other derivative income8,761 7,156 29,695 20,981 
Foreign exchange income10,083 13,101 34,143 35,634 
Wealth management fees8,903 5,598 21,494 20,460 
Net gains on sales of loans2,129 3,329 5,968 6,601 
Gains on sales of AFS debt securities 354 1,306 1,178 
Other investment (loss) income(580)5,349 5,910 13,870 
Other income2,331 2,198 9,031 7,484 
Total noninterest income75,552 73,109 233,739 214,406 
NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Compensation and employee benefits127,580 105,751 357,213 318,985 
Occupancy and equipment expense15,920 15,851 46,853 47,150 
Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments4,875 4,641 14,519 12,791 
Deposit account expense6,707 4,136 17,071 11,845 
Data processing3,725 3,575 10,876 12,088 
Computer software expense6,889 8,426 20,755 23,106 
Consulting expense1,620 1,635 5,474 4,978 
Legal expense689 2,363 2,454 5,840 
Other operating expense28,094