MANILA, Philippines - EastWest Bank on Wednesday received from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas its certificate of authority (COA) to operate as a universal bank, allowing EastWest to engage in non-allied undertakings. The simple ceremony was held at the Office of the BSP Governor, BSP Complex, Manila.
Receiving the COA from BSP Governor Amando P. Tetangco, Jr. is Chairman Emeritus of EastWest Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. (4th from left in photo). Also present during the ceremony are members of the Board of EastWest (from left): Dir. Jose S. Sandejas, Dir. Paul A. Aquino, Dir. Mercedes T. Gotianun, Chairman Jonathan T. Gotianun, President & CEO Antonio C. Moncupa, Jr., and Dir. Carlos R. Alindada with BSP Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla.