CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP (NASDAQ:CATY) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP (NASDAQ:CATY) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors orCertain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment ofCertain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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On August 17, 2017, the board of directors of Cathay General Bancorp increased the number of directors from twelve to thirteen and elected Pin Tai as a director. He will serve as a Class I director of Cathay General Bancorp effective August 22, 2017. The Class I directors will hold office until the 2018 annual meeting of stockholders and their successors are elected and qualified.

Mr. Tai has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cathay General Bancorp and Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Bank since October 1, 2016, and President and a Director of Cathay Bank since April 1, 2015. Mr. Tai joined Cathay Bank in 1999 as a general manager. Additional biographical and other information about Mr. Tai can be found in Cathay General Bancorp’s proxy statement for its 2017 annual meeting of stockholders and is incorporated herein by reference.


About CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP (NASDAQ:CATY)

Cathay General Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company holds Cathay Bank, a California state-chartered commercial bank (the Bank); approximately seven limited partnerships investing in affordable housing investments, in which the Bank is the sole limited partner; GBC Venture Capital, Inc, and Asia Realty Corp. It also owns the common stock of over five statutory business trusts created for issuing capital securities. The Bank primarily services individuals, professionals and small to medium-sized businesses in the local markets and provides commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, small business administration (SBA) loans, residential mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, home equity lines of credit and installment loans to individuals for automobile, household and other consumer expenditures. The Bank offers passbook accounts, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, and public funds deposits.

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