John Lee is Vice Chairman of the Board of East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank. Mr. Lee co-founded Standard Bank in 1980, served as Chairman, President and CEO—a $923 million asset federal savings bank acquired by East West. Mr. Lee was one of the original Board of Directors of East West Bank and the first general manager of the Bank in the Chinatown District of Los Angeles. Mr. Lee is active in a variety of philanthropic activities and is an avid supporter of education in Chinese art and culture. We believe that Mr. Lee's long banking career well qualifies him to serve on our Board.