Notice of Change of Location of Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Be Held on May 19, 2020 Move to a Virtual Meeting
East West Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, today announced that due to the public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and to support the health and well-being of its employees, stockholders, and other meeting participants, the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“Annual Meeting”) scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, will now be held in a virtual meeting format only. The date and time of the Annual Meeting, May 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time, as disclosed in the Company’s proxy materials for the meeting, has not changed. Stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically in person.
As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting only if they held shares as of the close of business on March 23, 2020, the record date designated by the Board for the meeting (the “Record Date”), or hold a legal proxy from their broker, bank or other nominee. Stockholders can vote their shares prior to the meeting until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 18, 2020 at www.envisionreports.com/EWBC or by telephone.
The Company has designed the format of the Annual Meeting to ensure that stockholders are afforded the opportunity to participate in the meeting, including voting and asking questions using online tools. For additional information about the Annual Meeting, please refer to the Company's proxy materials filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 10, 2020, and the supplemental proxy materials filed on May 08, 2020, which are available under the "SEC Filings" section of the Company’s Investor Relations website at investor.eastwestbank.com/Docs. We urge stockholders to read the proxy materials in their entirety.
Attending the Annual Meeting as a Stockholder of Record
If you were a holder of record of common stock of the Company at the close of business on the Record Date (i.e., you held your shares in your own name as reflected in the records of the Company’s transfer agent, Computershare), you can attend the audio webcast of the meeting by accessing www.meetingcenter.io/230302465 and entering the 15-digit control number on the proxy card or Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials you previously received. The meeting password is EWBC2020. You are encouraged to join the meeting 15 minutes before the start of the Annual Meeting to allow time to log-in and test your device’s audio system.