EastWest Bancorp 2017 Interactive Proxy Statement

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Director Nominees

  • Molly Campbell

  • Iris S. Chan

  • Rudolph I. Estrada

  • Paul H. Irving

  • Herman Y. Li

  • Jack C. Liu

  • Dominic Ng

  • Keith W. Renken

  • Lester M. Sussman

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  • Audit


    Number of meetings: 4
    Chair: Lester M. Sussman

    Audit Committee Financial Expert

    - Molly Campbell

    - Keith W. Renken

    - Lester M. Sussman

    • Lester M. Sussman
    • Molly Campbell
    • Keith W. Renken
    • Rudolph I. Estrada
  • BSA/AML & OFAC Compliance


    Number of meetings: 12
    Chair: Rudolph I. Estrada

    • Rudolph I. Estrada
    • Iris S. Chan
    • Herman Y. Li
    • Paul H. Irving
  • Compensation


    Number of meetings: 6
    Chair: Jack C. Liu

    • Jack C. Liu
    • Keith W. Renken
    • Rudolph I. Estrada
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    Number of meetings: 1
    Chair: Dominic Ng

    • Dominic Ng
    • Rudolph I. Estrada
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    Number of meetings: 2
    Chair: Herman Y. Li

    • Herman Y. Li
    • Paul H. Irving
    • Rudolph I. Estrada
  • Risk Oversight


    Number of meetings: 5
    Chair: Rudolph I. Estrada

    Risk Oversight Committee Risk Expert

    - Iris S. Chan

    - Lester M. Sussman

    • Rudolph I. Estrada
    • Iris S. Chan
    • Jack C. Liu
    • Lester M. Sussman

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Molly Campbell

Director of Port Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Age: 56
Director since: 2014
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards:
Qualifications:

Molly Campbell is currently employed with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as the Director of Port Department and is responsible for the operations and oversight of the largest seaport on the East Coast and the third largest seaport in the country. Prior to that, beginning in 2015, she was employed with the City of Los Angeles as the Director of Financial Management Systems at the Los Angeles World Airports, with responsibilities for financial and fiscal management. From 2007 through 2015, she was Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, which she joined in 2000. She also previously served as Director of Public Finance for the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Campbell is active in national and international logistics associations. The Company believes Ms. Campbell’s expertise and knowledge of global logistics, international trade and financial management well qualifies her to serve on our Board.

 

Iris S. Chan

CEO of Ameriway


Age: 71
Director since: 2010
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards: Ameriway
Qualifications:

Iris S. Chan is currently the CEO of Ameriway, which she founded in 1989. Ameriway focuses on early-stage investments and cross-border trades between North America and Asia. She was the former Executive Vice President and Group Head of Wells Fargo’s National Commercial Banking Group; and a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee. Earlier in her career, Ms. Chan held various management and international banking positions with Bank of America and Citicorp.

Ms. Chan is involved in many community and professional organizations. Currently, she is on the board of governors of the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Chan has received various awards and recognition for her work. In 2007 and 2008, she was named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker magazine. The Company believes that Ms. Chan’s high-level executive and oversight experience in the financial services industry including in the financial oversight and internal controls area well qualifies her to serve on our Board. She also brings to the Board a deep understanding of commercial lending and credit risk oversight in a banking environment, in addition to her perspectives on U.S.–Asia cross-border trade and investment.

Rudolph I. Estrada

CEO of Estradagy Business Advisors


Age: 69
Director since: 2005
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards:
Qualifications:

Rudolph I. Estrada is the Lead Director of the Board of East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank. Mr. Estrada is the Chief Executive Officer of Estradagy Business Advisors, a business and banking advisory group that serves small and medium-sized businesses. He has also served as a university professor of business in the California State University system for over 35 years. He formerly served as the Los Angeles District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), the largest SBA district in the United States, and was the former Presidential appointee serving as Commissioner on the White House Commission on Small Business. He currently serves on the boards of several corporate and nonprofit organizations and is a Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

The Company believes that Mr. Estrada’s extensive management and executive experience in both the public and private sectors well qualifies him to serve on the Board. He brings to the Board a valuable small business lending and public service perspective, a focus on the prudent management and operations of businesses in a heavily regulated environment, and a comprehensive knowledge of corporate governance.

Paul H. Irving

Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging


Age: 64
Director since: 2010
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards:
Qualifications:

Paul H. Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging (the “Institute”). Mr. Irving previously served as the Institute’s president, as an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and as chairman, CEO and head of the financial services group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a law and consulting firm. Mr. Irving also serves as a vice chair of Encore.org and is on the advisory boards of USC Davis School of Gerontology, the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, WorkingNation, Berkeley-AGE, and the Bipartisan Policy Center Health and Housing Advisory Council.

The Company believes that Mr. Irving’s extensive legal, management, and policy experience well qualifies him to serve on the Board. He brings to the Board valuable perspective and insight on corporate governance, regulatory, policy and legal matters with his long experience as an advisor to the financial services industry and leadership roles in professional services and in the non-profit sector, where he currently focuses on system-level economic, social and health challenges.

Herman Y. Li

Chairman of the C&L Restaurant Group, Inc.


Age: 64
Director since: 1998
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards: C&L Restaurant Group, Inc.
Qualifications:

Herman Y. Li is Chairman of the C&L Restaurant Group, Inc., a franchisee of Burger King, Denny’s and Corner Bakery restaurants in multiple states. He was a past member of the Burger King Corporation Inclusion Advisory Council, a Past President for the Southern California Burger King Franchisee Association, and a retired board member of Restaurant Services, Inc., a Burger King system independent purchasing and distribution service co-op.

Mr. Li is a member of the Committee of 100, a nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.–China relations. The Company believes that Mr. Li’s extensive and varied business career well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board both an entrepreneurial and a consumer marketing/brand management perspective.

Jack C. Liu

Senior Attorney, Alliance International Offices


Age: 58
Director since: 1998
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards: Taiwan FamilyMart Co. Ltd.
Qualifications:

Jack C. Liu is a senior attorney with Alliance International Law Offices. Prior to that, Mr. Liu was Senior Advisor for Morgan Stanley International Real Estate Fund (“MSREF”) and was President of MSREF’s affiliate New Recovery Asset Management Corp. Mr. Liu advises on business and legal aspects of international corporate, real estate, and banking matters. He currently serves on the board of TransGlobe Life Insurance, Inc., a privately held corporation based in Taiwan, and as an independent director of Taiwan FamilyMart Co. Ltd., which is a publicly listed company in Taiwan.

Mr. Liu is admitted to practice law in the jurisdictions of California, Washington, D.C. and Taiwan as a foreign attorney. The Company believes that Mr. Liu’s extensive executive management experience internationally and domestically well qualifies him to serve on the Board. He brings to the Board his experience and insight on doing business in Asia, as well as his board-level perspective and leadership on risk management and oversight of heavily regulated companies.

Dominic Ng

Chairman of the Board and CEO of East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank


Age: 58
Director since: 1991
Independent: No
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards: Mattel, Inc.
Qualifications:

Dominic Ng is Chairman of the Board and CEO of East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank. Mr. Ng transformed East West from a small savings and loan association with $600 million in assets and a market capitalization of $40 million in 1991, into the full-service international and commercial bank it is today – with $34.8 billion in assets and a market capitalization of $7.3 billion as of December 31, 2016. East West Bank has been ranked in the top 15 of “America’s 100 Best Banks” by Forbes since 2010. Prior to taking the helm of East West Bank, he was President of Seyen Investment, and also spent ten years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Houston and Los Angeles.

Mr. Ng currently serves on the board of Mattel, Inc. He is also a member of the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. As former Chairman of the Committee of 100, Mr. Ng promoted mutual understanding between the U.S. and China, advocating a collaborative partnership between the two countries. He also served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch.

Mr. Ng is also known for his business and community leadership. The Sino-US Times named Mr. Ng as one of the top 20 U.S. and China Economic Trade leaders. Mr. Ng was also named by Forbes as one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans and by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles. He was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the Business Person of the Year and received the Chinese CEO of the Year Award from the Chinese CEO Organization. In 2016, Mr. Ng received The United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Global Award presented by United Way Worldwide that recognizes his exceptional and sustained engagement and philanthropic leadership. The Company believes that Mr. Ng’s extensive management experience and financial expertise well qualifies him to serve on the Board. He brings to the Board a comprehensive knowledge of East West’s business and operations, the financial services industry in the United States and in Greater China, and U.S.-China cross-border trade and investments.

Keith W. Renken

Managing Partner of Renken Enterprises


Age: 82
Director since: 2000
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards: Willdan Group, Inc.
Qualifications:

Keith W. Renken is a former Senior Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Southwest Region, from which he retired in 1992. Subsequent to his retirement, he was a professor in the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting graduate program for over a decade. He is currently the Managing Partner of Renken Enterprises, which provides management consulting to real estate operations and emerging growth companies.

Mr. Renken currently serves on the board of Willdan Group, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Limoneira Company, Coast Federal Bank, Pacific Gulf Properties, U.S. Rentals, Nissan Motors (advisory board), and AON Risk Services (advisory board). He is, or has served, on the boards of various nonprofit entities, including the California Science Center Foundation, the Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles, AS&F Foundation and Unihealth Foundation. The Company believes that Mr. Renken’s extensive management experience and financial expertise well qualifies him to serve on the Board. He brings to the Board his perspective and extensive experience with respect to the management, financial oversight and auditing of public companies.

Lester M. Sussman

Senior Practice Director of Resources Global Professionals


Age: 62
Director since: 2015
Independent: Yes
Board Committees:
Other Public Boards:
Qualifications:

Lester M. Sussman has been the Senior Practice Director of Resources Global Professionals (“RGP”) since 2005, providing corporate governance, risk management and compliance services to clients globally. He also leads RGP’s financial services industry group for the western region of the United States. Mr. Sussman is a retired audit partner of Deloitte, where he held leadership positions, including Partner in Charge of the Financial Services Group for the Pacific Southwest, and Partner in Charge of Capital Markets for the West Region. Mr. Sussman is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Sussman is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Braille Institute and sits on the Board of Governors of the Florida State University School of Business as well as the Board of Directors of the Southern California chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Sussman brings over 30 years of financial services experience to East West. The Company believes that his deep expertise in accounting and auditing, as well as corporate governance, will be a complement to our Board as the Company executes on its business model.

Meeting Highlights

The Venue

135 N. Los Robles Ave., 6th Floor
Pasadena, California 91101

Date/Time:

May 23, 2017 2:00p.m.Pacific Time

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Items of Business:

Item Board Rec.
To elect nine directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders and to serve until their successors are elected and qualified; check-box
To approve, on an advisory basis, our executive compensation; check-box
To approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation; check-box
To approve and adopt the Company’s 2017 Performance-Based Bonus Plan, as amended and restated; check-box
To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017; and check-box
To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the Annual Meeting.

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