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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 March 31, 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: 141,908,444 shares as of April 30, 2022.



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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)
March 31,
2022
December 31,
2021
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks$571,571 $527,317 
Interest-bearing cash with banks3,277,129 3,385,618 
Cash and cash equivalents3,848,700 3,912,935 
Interest-bearing deposits with banks816,125 736,492 
Assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”)1,956,822 2,353,503 
Securities:
Available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities, at fair value (amortized cost of $7,091,581 and $10,087,179)
6,729,431 9,965,353 
Held-to-maturity (“HTM”) debt securities, at amortized cost (fair value of $2,815,968)
2,997,702  
Loans held-for-sale631 635 
Loans held-for-investment (net of allowance for loan losses of $545,685 and $541,579)
42,944,997 41,152,202 
Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, tax credit and other investments, net607,985 628,263 
Premises and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $141,422 and $139,358)
95,898 97,302 
Goodwill465,697 465,697 
Operating lease right-of-use assets102,491 98,632 
Other assets1,674,977 1,459,687 
TOTAL$62,241,456 $60,870,701 
LIABILITIES
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing$24,927,768 $22,845,464 
Interest-bearing30,010,593 30,505,068 
Total deposits54,938,361 53,350,532 
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances74,619 249,331 
Assets sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”)300,000 300,000 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities152,227 151,997 
Operating lease liabilities109,656 105,534 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities963,137 876,089 
Total liabilities56,538,000 55,033,483 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 10)
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 168,375,288 and 167,790,645 shares issued
168 168 
Additional paid-in capital1,902,874 1,893,557 
Retained earnings4,863,721 4,683,659 
Treasury stock, at cost 26,118,768 and 25,882,691 shares
(668,382)(649,785)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCI”), net of tax(394,925)(90,381)
Total stockholders’ equity5,703,456 5,837,218 
TOTAL$62,241,456 $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 March 31,
20222021
INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME
Loans receivable, including fees$377,110 $342,008 
Debt securities42,667 29,100 
Resale agreements8,383 6,099 
Restricted equity securities609 547 
Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks3,260 3,632 
Total interest and dividend income432,029 381,386 
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits12,989 21,822 
Short-term borrowings
9 42 
FHLB advances578 3,069 
Repurchase agreements2,016 1,978 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities824 780 
Total interest expense16,416 27,691 
Net interest income before provision for credit losses415,613 353,695 
Provision for credit losses8,000  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses407,613 353,695 
NONINTEREST INCOME
Lending fees19,438 18,357 
Deposit account fees20,315 15,383 
Interest rate contracts and other derivative income11,133 16,997 
Foreign exchange income12,699 9,526 
Wealth management fees6,052 6,911 
Net gains on sales of loans2,922 1,781 
Gains on sales of AFS debt securities1,278 192 
Other investment income1,627 925 
Other income4,279 2,794 
Total noninterest income79,743 72,866 
NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Compensation and employee benefits116,269 107,808 
Occupancy and equipment expense15,464 15,922 
Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments4,717 3,876 
Deposit account expense4,693 3,892 
Data processing3,665 4,478 
Computer software expense7,294 7,159 
Consulting expense1,833 1,475 
Legal expense718 1,502 
Other operating expense20,897 19,607 
Amortization of tax credit and other investments13,900 25,358 
Total noninterest expense189,450 191,077 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES297,906 235,484 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE60,254 30,490 
NET INCOME$237,652 $204,994 
EARNINGS PER SHARE (“EPS”)
BASIC$1.67 $1.45 
DILUTED$1.66 $1.44 
WEIGHTED-AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING
BASIC142,025 141,646 
DILUTED143,223 142,844 
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 March 31,
20222021
Net income$237,652 $204,994 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Net changes in unrealized losses on AFS debt securities(169,270)(133,448)
Net changes in unrealized losses on securities transferred from AFS to HTM(110,680) 
Net changes in unrealized (losses) gains on cash flow hedges(24,723)432 
Foreign currency translation adjustments129 (1,349)
Other comprehensive loss(304,544)(134,365)
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME$(66,892)$70,629 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
($ in thousands, except shares)
(Unaudited)

Common Stock and
Additional Paid-in Capital
Retained EarningsTreasury StockAOCI,
Net of Tax
Total
Stockholders’ Equity
SharesAmount
BALANCE, JANUARY 1, 2021141,565,229 $1,858,519 $4,000,414 $(634,083)$44,325 $5,269,175 
Net income— — 204,994 — — 204,994 
Other comprehensive loss— — — — (134,365)(134,365)
Issuance of common stock pursuant to various stock compensation plans and agreements475,733 7,582 — — — 7,582 
Repurchase of common stock pursuant to various stock compensation plans and agreements(197,926)— — (14,983)— (14,983)
Cash dividends on common stock ($0.33 per share)
— — (47,376)— — (47,376)
BALANCE, MARCH 31, 2021141,843,036 $1,866,101 $4,158,032 $(649,066)$(90,040)$5,285,027 
BALANCE, JANUARY 1, 2022141,907,954 $1,893,725 $4,683,659 $(649,785)$(90,381)$5,837,218 
Net income— — 237,652 — — 237,652 
Other comprehensive loss— — — — (304,544)(304,544)
Issuance of common stock pursuant to various stock compensation plans and agreements588,114 9,317 — — — 9,317 
Repurchase of common stock pursuant to various stock compensation plans and agreements(239,548)— — (18,597)— (18,597)
Cash dividends on common stock ($0.40 per share)
— — (57,590)— — (57,590)
BALANCE, MARCH 31, 2022142,256,520 $1,903,042 $4,863,721 $(668,382)$(394,925)$5,703,456 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
($ in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20222021
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $237,652 $204,994 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization 26,555 37,490 
Amortization of premiums and accretion of discount, net11,824 5,770 
Stock compensation costs8,433 7,817 
Deferred income tax (expense) benefit(7,083)224 
Provision for credit losses8,000  
Net gains on sales of loans(2,922)(1,781)
Gains on sales of AFS debt securities(1,278)(192)
Loans held-for-sale:
Originations and purchases(447)(5,718)
Proceeds from sales and paydowns/payoffs of loans originally classified as held-for-sale461 7,644 
Proceeds from distributions received from equity method investees3,227 2,505 
Net change in accrued interest receivable and other assets (81,628)185,503 
Net change in accrued expenses and other liabilities83,042 (101,574)
Other net operating activities49 20 
Total adjustments 48,233 137,708 
Net cash provided by operating activities285,885 342,702 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES  
Net (increase) decrease in:  
Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, tax credit and other investments(32,853)(52,756)
Interest-bearing deposits with banks(79,633)67,793 
Resale agreements:
Proceeds from paydowns and maturities554,932 223,952 
Purchases(158,251)(923,990)
AFS debt securities:
Proceeds from sales103,945 46,397 
Proceeds from repayments, maturities and redemptions446,301 473,808 
Purchases(746,855)(2,969,640)
HTM debt securities:
Proceeds from repayments, maturities and redemptions15,448  
Loans held-for-investment:
Proceeds from sales of loans originally classified as held-for-investment135,517 147,115 
Purchases(225,065)(311,030)
Other changes in loans held-for-investment, net(1,697,590)(1,047,557)
Proceeds from distributions received from equity method investees4,348 2,832 
Other net investing activities(2,758)(2,870)
Net cash used in investing activities(1,682,514)(4,345,946)
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
($ in thousands)
(Unaudited)
(Continued)

Three Months Ended March 31,
20222021
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES