This excerpt taken from the CATY DEF 14A filed Apr 8, 2009.
to be Held on May 11, 2009
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of stockholders of Cathay General Bancorp will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 5:00 p.m., local time, at our offices located at 9650 Flair Drive, El Monte, California 91731, for the following purposes:
The Board of Directors has fixed March 27, 2009, as the record date for the meeting. Only holders of record of common stock at the close of business on the record date are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the meeting.
Please vote, sign, and date the enclosed proxy card and return it in the accompanying envelope. If you mail the envelope in the United States, it does not require postage. It is important that you return the proxy card promptly even if you plan to attend the meeting.
We invite you to attend the meeting in person. If you attend, you may choose to revoke your proxy and vote in person at the meeting. If you do so, your proxy card will be disregarded.
By Order of the Board of Directors
Michael M.Y. Chang
April 8, 2009
Los Angeles, California
777 NORTH BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012