East West Bancorp Reports  Net  Income  for Second  Quarter  2022 of  $258 Million  and Diluted  Earnings  per Share of $1.81; Record  Net  Interest  Income of $473 Million

Pasadena, California – July 21, 2022 – East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2022. Second quarter 2022 net income was $258.3 million, or $1.81 per diluted share; diluted earnings per share grew 38% linked quarter annualized and 15% year-over-year.

Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West.

“East West’s outstanding results for the second quarter demonstrate the strengths of our business model. Total revenue for the second quarter was $551 million, or an increase of 45% linked quarter annualized, driven by strong growth in net interest income and stable fee income. Net interest income increased to a record $473 million, up 55% linked quarter annualized, and our net interest margin increased 36 basis points quarter-over-quarter to 3.23%,” stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West.

“Not only is our balance sheet well-positioned for rising interest rates, it is resilient and diversified. Average total loans increased $2.5 billion to $44.6 billion, with broad-based growth across all our major loan categories. Average noninterest-bearing demand deposits increased 8% linked quarter annualized to $23.9 billion and totaled 44% of average total deposits for the second quarter of 2022,” continued Ng.

“Our strong revenue growth, combined with controlled expense management, drove second quarter 2022 adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income1 growth of 62% linked quarter annualized. We earned an industry-leading return on assets of 1.66% and a return on equity of 18.2% for the second quarter of 2022,” concluded Ng.