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 * TEO GARY 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol EAST WEST BANCORP INC [EWBC]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
C/O EAST WEST BANCORP, INC., 135 N. LOS ROBLES AVE 7TH FLR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President /
(Street)
PASADENA, CA 91101      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
3/8/2021 

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)
Common Stock  21331 (1) D   
Common Stock  126 (2) I  401 (k) Plan 

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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This amount has been updated to include 21,314 time-based restricted stock units ("RSUs") that each represent the right to receive one share of common stock at settlement. These RSUs were inadvertently excluded from the reporting person's prior filing. The reporting person's aggregate direct ownership of the issuer's common stock as of the date of this amendment is 19,757 shares, which gives effect to 1,574 shares withheld upon vesting of RSUs as reported on the reporting person's Form 4 filed on March 10, 2021.
(2)  As of March 8, 2021.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
TEO GARY
C/O EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
135 N. LOS ROBLES AVE 7TH FLR
PASADENA, CA 91101


Senior Vice President

Signatures
/s/ Louisa Wang, as Attorney-in-fact 3/12/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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