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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 26, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


777 North Broadway, Los Angeles, California


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (213625-4700

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock




Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.


Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On October 26, 2020, Cathay General Bancorp (the “Company”) announced, in a press release, its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. That press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure

As announced in the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, the Company will host a conference call on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results.  A presentation to accompany the conference call, which contains certain historical and forward-looking information relating to the Company (the “Presentation Materials”), has been made available on its website at www.cathaygeneralbancorp.com. A copy of the Presentation Materials is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

The information included in this report pursuant to Item 2.02 and Item 7.01 of Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.



99.1Press Release of Cathay General Bancorp, dated October 26, 2020

99.2Presentation Materials, dated October 26, 2020

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Date:  October 26, 2020



/s/ Heng W. Chen


Heng W. Chen


Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer