UCBH Holdings 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2009
UCBH Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (415) 315-2800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
Appointment of Certain Officers
On October 29, 2009, UCBH Holdings, Inc. and United Commercial Bank (collectively, the Company) received all required regulatory approvals for the appointment of Ms. Doreen Woo Ho, age 62, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. As previously announced, Ms. Ho was appointed Acting President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2009, subject to final approval by the appropriate regulatory agencies. An employment agreement between the Company and Ms. Ho was previously reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 14, 2009.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Ho served as President of Community Banking of the Company since January 2009. Previously, Ms. Ho joined Wells Fargo & Company in 1998, where she headed its Consumer Credit Group. Ms. Ho also oversaw Wells Fargos Enterprise Marketing Group, where she was responsible for its global branding, advertising and marketing programs, as well as strategic oversight for all lines of business marketing groups across the organization. Prior to Wells Fargo, Ms. Ho was with Citibank from 1974 through 1998, where she held multiple positions in corporate banking, consumer lending, retail banking and business banking. Ms. Ho is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University, where she earned a bachelors degree and masters degree respectively in History and East Asian Studies.
Appointment of Director
On October 29, 2009, the Company received all required regulatory approvals for the appointment of Ms. Doreen Woo Ho to the Board of Directors of the Company. This appointment is effective upon receiving all such approvals.
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.