2003 Committee Charter : EWBC



The Executive Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors of East West Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") to provide an efficient means of considering such matters and taking such actions as may require the attention of the Board or the exercise of the Board's powers in the interval between meetings of the Board or that in the judgement of the Executive Committee do not require detailed consideration by the full Board.

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The Executive Committee shall consist of two director members, and the vote of both Directors shall be necessary to approve any mater. The General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company shall be a non-voting member of the Committee.

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The Committee shall perform the functions and have the responsibilities described below:

In all instances where the Committee deems necessary or appropriate, the Committee shall have and may exercise all of the powers of the Board so far as may be permitted by law and by the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Company.
Provide regular reports of its activities to the Board.
Maintain appropriate minutes of its meetings and makes such material readily available for inspection by any Director, whether or not an Executive Committee member.

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Meetings of the Committee will be held as deemed appropriate by any member of the Committee.

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The Executive Committee shall have the authority to retain special accounting, legal or other consultants to advise the Committee as deemed appropriate by the Committee. The Committee shall have authority to pay all fees and expenses of such outside advisors as it deems appropriate.