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Cathay General Bancorp Completes HSBC West Coast Acquisition
[February 07, 2022]

Cathay General Bancorp Completes HSBC West Coast Acquisition

Cathay General Bancorp (Nasdaq: CATY), announced today that its subsidiary bank, Cathay Bank, has completed the purchase of HSBC Bank USA, National Association's ("HSBC") West Coast mass retail market consumer banking business and retail business banking business. As a result of the acquisition, Cathay Bank will add 10 retail branches in California and additional loans and deposits associated with HSBC's West Coast mass retail market consumer and retail business banking business.

"This acquisition complements and strengthens our existing footprint. The combined client base will benefit from a broadened suite of Cathay products and services and an extended branch network in the West," said Chang M. Liu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Bank.


Cathay General Bancorp is the holding company for Cathay Bank, a California state-chartered bank. Cathay General Bancorp's website is found at Founded in 1962, Cathay Bank offers a wide range of financial services. Cathay Bank currently operates 47 branches in California, 10 branches in New York State, four in Washington State, two in the Chicago, two in Texas, one in Maryland, one in Massachusetts, one in Nevada, one in New Jersey, one in Hong Kong, and a representative office in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. Cathay Bank's website is found at


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