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East West Bancorp's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

East West Bancorp (EWBC)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

January 20, 2012 11:30 am ET

Executives

Irene H. Oh - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and Executive Vice President of the Bank

Julia Gouw - Vice Chairman, President, Chief Operating Officer, Member of Executive Committee, Vice Chairman of East West Bank, President of East West Bank and Chief Operating Officer of East West Bank

Kelly Adams -

Dominic Ng - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of Executive Committee, Chairman of East West Bank and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bank

Analysts

Aaron James Deer - Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., Research Division

Jennifer H. Demba - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Gary P. Tenner - D.A. Davidson & Co., Research Division

William Christian Stulpin - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Brett D. Rabatin - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Herman Chan - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

David Rochester - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Julianna Balicka - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division

Lana Chan - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to East West Bancorp Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please also note that today's event is being recorded. At this time I would like to turn the conference call over to Ms. Kelly Adams. Ms. Adams, please go ahead.

Kelly Adams

Good morning, and thank you for joining us to review the financial results of East West Bancorp for the fourth quarter of 2011. Here to review the results are Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Julia Gouw, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Irene Oh, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. We will then open the call to questions.

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