Our Company

Bank of the West is a financially strong, well-capitalized and prudently managed FDIC-insured bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years. Through holding company BancWest Corporation, the bank is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the six highest rated banks in the world.

Our bank's stability and development have been sustained through a strong focus on sound, conservative banking practices and a superior level of customer service. Bank of the West employs a business model that lets the bank make service-focused decisions-about credit, products and other aspects of its operations-as quickly, consistently and as close to the customer as possible. The bank operates distinct units to provide a range of superior services-Commercial Banking, Regional Banking, National Finance and Wealth Management.

About BancWest Corporation

BancWest Corporation is the holding company for Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank. With combined assets of $76 billion, the two banks serve more than 4 million household and business accounts through 735 retail branch locations and dozens of commercial banking offices in 20 Western and Midwestern states and overseas in Guam and Saipan. The banks have representative offices in New York, Tokyo and Taipei. Bank of the West also has a representative office in Chicago. Both Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank have offshore branches in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

About  BNP Paribas

BancWest Corporation is wholly owned by BNP Paribas, (www.bnpparibas.com) a global leader in financial services. BNP Paribas is one of the six highest rated banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's. Present in more than 85 countries, the company has more than 200,000 employees. BNP Paribas has a significant presence in the United States and Europe and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets.

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