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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, 2021

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: 141,907,491 shares as of October 31, 2021.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
1 — Basis of Presentation and Current Accounting Developments
2


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,
2021
December 31,
2020
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks$594,631 $592,117 
Interest-bearing cash with banks4,258,270 3,425,854 
Cash and cash equivalents4,852,901 4,017,971 
Interest-bearing deposits with banks855,162 809,728 
Assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”)2,596,142 1,460,000 
Securities:
Available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities, at fair value (amortized cost of $9,783,180 in 2021 and $5,470,523 in 2020; includes assets pledged as collateral of $859,901 in 2021 and $588,484 in 2020)
9,713,006 5,544,658 
Restricted equity securities, at cost 77,200 83,046 
Loans held-for-sale 1,788 
Loans held-for-investment (net of allowance for loan losses of $560,404 in 2021 and $619,983 in 2020; includes assets pledged as collateral of $24,551,177 in 2021 and $23,263,517 in 2020)
39,921,301 37,770,972 
Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, net297,367 213,555 
Investments in tax credit and other investments, net367,428 266,525 
Premises and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $136,796 in 2021 and $127,884 in 2020)
96,956 103,251 
Goodwill465,697 465,697 
Operating lease right-of-use assets99,785 95,460 
Other assets1,616,165 1,324,262 
TOTAL$60,959,110 $52,156,913 
LIABILITIES
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing$23,175,471 $16,298,301 
Interest-bearing30,180,719 28,564,451 
Total deposits53,356,190 44,862,752 
Short-term borrowings 21,009 
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances248,898 652,612 
Assets sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”)300,000 300,000 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities151,795 151,739 
Operating lease liabilities107,107 102,830 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities1,104,919 796,796 
Total liabilities55,268,909 46,887,738 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 9)
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 167,764,049 and 167,240,600 shares issued in 2021 and 2020, respectively
168 167 
Additional paid-in capital1,883,871 1,858,352 
Retained earnings4,513,321 4,000,414 
Treasury stock, at cost 25,880,318 shares in 2021 and 25,675,371 shares in 2020
(649,591)(634,083)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (“AOCI”), net of tax(57,568)44,325 
Total stockholders’ equity5,690,201 5,269,175 
TOTAL$60,959,110 $52,156,913 
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,
2021202020212020
INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME
Loans receivable, including fees$363,503 $336,542 $1,057,964 $1,115,804 
AFS debt securities37,826 18,493 101,616 59,639 
Resale agreements8,957 5,295 23,077 16,434 
Restricted equity securities500 353 1,588 1,100 
Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks4,521 5,045 11,781 20,717 
Total interest and dividend income415,307 365,728 1,196,026 1,213,694 
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits15,970 33,798 55,790 156,600 
Short-term borrowings
 407 42 1,228 
FHLB advances857 3,146 6,025 10,655 
Repurchase agreements2,012 2,155 5,981 9,686 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities762 2,092 2,314 4,913 
Total interest expense19,601 41,598 70,152 183,082 
Net interest income before provision for credit losses395,706 324,130 1,125,874 1,030,612 
(Reversal of) provision for credit losses(10,000)10,000 (25,000)186,313 
Net interest income after provision for credit losses405,706 314,130 1,150,874 844,299 
NONINTEREST INCOME
Lending fees17,516 18,736 56,965 56,455 
Deposit account fees18,508 12,573 51,233 33,892 
Interest rate contracts and other derivative income7,156 5,538 20,981 18,718 
Foreign exchange income13,101 3,310 35,634 15,691 
Wealth management fees5,598 4,553 20,460 12,997 
Net gains on sales of loans3,329 361 6,601 1,443 
Gains on sales of AFS debt securities354 698 1,178 11,867 
Other investment income5,349 5,239 13,870 6,652 
Other income2,198 3,495 7,484 8,000 
Total noninterest income73,109 54,503 214,406 165,715 
NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Compensation and employee benefits105,751 99,756 318,985 298,671