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CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

May 14, 2014



Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 12, 2014, Cathay General Bancorp (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at which the stockholders voted upon (i) the election of four Class III directors to serve until the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders and their successors have been elected and qualified, (ii) an advisory (non-binding) proposal to approve the Company's executive compensation, (iii) an advisory (non-binding) proposal to vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation, and (iv) the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2014 fiscal year.

The stockholders elected all four Class III director nominees, approved the advisory (non-binding) proposal to approve the Company's executive compensation, stated a preference of every year for the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation, and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2014 fiscal year. The number of votes casted for and against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to each such matter voted upon, as applicable, are set forth below.

Election of Four Class III Directors

Broker Name For Against Abstain Non-Votes Nelson Chung 60,822,718 410,053 44,247 10,586,188 Felix S. Fernandez 60,812,743 406,089 58,186 10,586,188 Patrick S.D. Lee 57,323,761 3,909,010 44,247 10,586,188 Ting Y. Liu 56,157,000 5,075,104 44,913 10,586,189



Advisory (Non-Binding) Proposal to Approve Our Executive Compensation

Broker For Against Abstain Non-Votes 60,211,431 889,457 176,128 10,586,190 Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Our Executive Compensation Every Every Every Broker Year Other Year Three Years Abstain Non-Votes 52,935,166 328,884 7,666,173 346,793 10,586,190



In accordance with the results for this item, the Company's Board of Directors has determined to hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year until the next required vote on the frequency of such advisory vote, which will be at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2020.

Proposal to Ratify the Appointment of KPMG LLP as Our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the 2014 Fiscal Year

Broker For Against Abstain Non-Votes 71,304,073 397,269 161,862 0


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