FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Huang Nick 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol EAST WEST BANCORP INC [EWBC]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
135 N. LOS ROBLES AVE. 7TH FLOOR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
Head of Commercial Banking /
(Street)
PASADENA, CA 91101      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
No securities beneficially owned  0  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Cliff-Vesting Restricted Stock Units  11/15/2024 (1) 11/15/2024  Cliff-Vesting Restricted Stock Units  3573.0  $0.0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Restricted Stock Units ("RSU") granted on November 15, 2021 pursuant to Issuer's 2021 Stock Incentive Plan. The RSUs will cliff vest on November 15, 2024 (i.e., the third anniversary of the date of grant). Each RSU represents the right to receive, at settlement, one share of common stock.

Remarks:
Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Huang Nick
135 N. LOS ROBLES AVE. 7TH FLOOR
PASADENA, CA 91101


Head of Commercial Banking

Signatures
/s/ Louisa Wang, as Attorney-in-fact 1/10/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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