SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 29, 2013
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission file number 000-24939
135 N Los Robles Ave., 7th Floor, Pasadena, California 91101
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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East West Bancorp, Inc.
Current Report of Form 8-K
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On January 29, 2013, the Board of Directors of East West Bancorp, Inc. (the Company) approved an amendment, effective immediately, to Article III, Section 3.3 to the Companys Bylaws to provide that directors are elected by a majority of the votes cast, except in the case of an election for directors in which there are one or more stockholder nominees, in which case a plurality standard shall govern. A copy of the Bylaws, as amended, is filed as Exhibit 3.10 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
3.10 Amended and Restated Bylaws of East West Bancorp, Inc.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 29, 2013