UCBH Holdings 8-K 2005
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): January 1, 2005
UCBH Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (415) 315-2800
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS.
Effective January 1, 2005, the Boards of Directors of UCBH Holdings, Inc. (the Company) and United Commercial Bank (the Bank) designated Mr. Michael Tun Zan as Lead Director for a term of one (1) year subject to rotation or as otherwise determined by the respective Boards.
Mr. Michael Tun Zan was appointed as a director of the Company and the Bank on April 25, 2002. Mr. Tun Zan has 47 years of banking experience, including 36 years of direct experience in the California market. Before joining the Company and the Bank, Mr. Tun Zan was the Senior Executive and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Northern California, City National Bank from 2000 to 2001, following City National Banks acquisition of The Pacific Bank in San Francisco. As one of the founders of The Pacific Bank, he advanced from Executive Vice President responsible for the International Division to serving as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank. Mr. Tun Zan also held various executive level positions at The Chartered Bank of London, a member of The Standard Chartered Banking Group, during his lengthy banking career. Mr. Tun Zan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Rangoon, Burma.
The Lead Directors responsibilities are to convene and chair executive sessions of the independent directors, provide feedback to the Chairman/CEO on executive sessions, and serve as an interim Chairman in the event that the existing Chairman becomes incapacitated.
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 hereunto duly authorized.