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East West Bancorp, Inc. Earns #1 Spot in S&P Global Market Intelligence Ranking

APRIL 14, 2023

East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, announced it has earned the number one spot in the 2022 Ranking of U.S. Public Banks by Financial Performance. This annual analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence assesses the financial performance of publicly held banks with more than $10 billion in assets across the nation.

S&P Global Market Intelligence first launched the annual rankings list in 2011 to assess the performance of banks based on returns, growth and efficiency, and places a premium on the strength and risk profile of balance sheets. East West secured the top spot in 2022, outperforming the industry on the combined metrics.

“We are honored to be named the top public bank in the United States by S&P Global Market Intelligence,” said East West Bancorp Inc. Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng. “As the bank celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, this achievement serves as a reminder of our continued legacy of remaining steadfast amid volatile market conditions. I remain grateful to our over 500,000 customers who continue to put their trust in us.”

East West’s conservatively managed balance sheet, strong capital and liquidity levels form a solid and stable foundation. These strengths, along with our diversified customer base and business model allow us to have industry-leading profitability and high-quality earnings year after year. We look beyond our fifty years of history with the commitment to helping our customers build new bridges of opportunity and reach further.