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September 9, 2016

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Secretary Padilla and East West Bank Announce Partnership to Promote Voter Registration and Turnout


SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla is partnering with East West Bank to provide an array of elections materials to promote civic participation at 22 of their branches throughout California. Materials will include voter registration forms, brochures with information on voting rights, and guides with important election deadlines. The materials will be provided in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 

“Our votes will shape the future of our nation, state, and our communities,” Secretary of State Padilla said. “It is important that all eligible citizens know their voting rights, election deadlines, and how to cast a ballot. Providing election materials at the local bank is one more easy way for voters to stay informed. I thank East West Bank for their efforts to help more Californians participate in our elections." 

“We’re pleased to partner with Secretary Padilla to support the cause of the program,” said Emily Wang, SVP, Director of Marketing and Community Development at East West Bank. “Democracy is at the core of the fundamental American values. It creates a stable and prosperous economic arena in which the country can continue to protect its citizens’ interests and rights.  As part of our corporate social responsibility, East West Bank thus encourages our employees and customers to participate in the democratic process by voting and exercising their civic duty.”

The partnership with East West Bank is the latest example of Secretary Padilla's efforts to partner with California employers through the Democracy at Work program. The program provides employers the opportunity to partner with the Secretary of State’s office to encourage greater civic participation by their customers, employees, and members. Recent Democracy at Work partners include Starbucks.

About East West 

East West Bancorp, Inc. is a publicly owned company with total assets of $33.0 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. For more information on East West, visit the Company’s website at