East West Bancorp's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

East West Bancorp (EWBC)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 18, 2012 11:30 am ET

Executives

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

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

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

Analysts

Ken A. Zerbe - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

David Rochester - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

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

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

Herman Chan - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Jonathan Elmi - Macquarie Research

Joseph Gladue - B. Riley & Co., LLC, Research Division

Joe Morford - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

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

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

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the East West Bancorp First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Kelly 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 first quarter of 2012. 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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