May 23, 2007

Order of assessment of a civil money penalty against East West Bank

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced the issuance of a consent Order of Assessment of a Civil Money Penalty against East West Bank, Pasadena, California, a state member bank.  East West Bank, without admitting to any allegations, consented to the issuance of the Order in connection with its alleged violations of the Board’s Regulations implementing the National Flood Insurance Act.

The Order requires East West Bank to pay a civil money penalty of $16,245, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.

A copy of the Order is attached.

Last Update: May 23, 2007