Press Release

BancWest Receives No Objection To Its 2017 Capital Plan And Releases Company-Run Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Results
San Francisco, Calif. | Jun 28, 2017

BancWest today announced that the Federal Reserve Board has completed its review of BancWest's 2017 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and did not object to the company's capital plan.

"We are pleased to receive the Federal Reserve Board" non-objection to our capital plan," said Nandita Bakhshi, CEO of BancWest, and President and CEO of Bank of the West. "These results demonstrate that BancWest is well prepared to withstand a severe financial shock, and that we are committed to our business, disciplined capital management, and maintaining a sound risk profile."

BancWest also announced that the results of its company-run 2017 Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test are available within the Regulatory Disclosure section of the BancWest website, and can be found here.

BancWest's plan included projected capital levels and financial results over a nine quarter forecast horizon, starting January 1, 2017. The results of the planning exercise show that BancWest's capital levels would remain above regulatory capital requirements and above the bank's own capital goals in all hypothetical stress scenarios that were part of the CCAR process.

The Federal Reserve has provided additional information on its website.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. BancWest cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information.

About BancWest
BancWest Corporation is the holding company for Bank of the West, under BancWest Holding Inc., and First Hawaiian Bank, under First Hawaiian, Inc. BancWest Corporation is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas USA, Inc. the U.S. Intermediate Holding Company for BNP Paribas.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. www.group.bnpparibas

Media Contacts:
Lance Berg, Bank of the West, San Francisco
415-399-8230, lance.berg@bankofthewest.com

Anita Fox, Bank of the West, San Francisco
415-432-3514, anita.fox@bankofthewest.com

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