East West Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for East West Bank. East West Bank commenced operations in 1973 as a federally chartered savings institution serving the immigrant Chinese-American community. Through the years, East West has grown into a full service commercial bank focused on the U.S. and Greater China markets. As one of the few U.S. banks with a full banking license in China and decades of cross-border banking experience, East West is the leading bank serving the Asian community in the U.S. East West Bank is headquartered in Pasadena, California and has over many locations in the U.S. and Greater China. In the U.S., East West has branches in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West's presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Xiamen.