Pin Pin Chau has been elected as a new member of the board of directors of San Francisco-based United Commercial Bank at the bank’s annual stockholders meeting held on May 17.

Ms. Chau most recently served as the president and CEO of The Summit National Bank, which was acquired by UCBH Holdings Inc., the holding company of United Commercial Bank, in December 2006.

“Ms. Chau brings substantial banking experience to UCBH, and we are very pleased to welcome her to our board,” said Thomas S. Wu, chairman, president and CEO of UCBH Holdings Inc., in a statement.

“Since 1993, Ms. Chau has been actively involved in the success of Summit, having served as president and CEO. In her new role as a member of the board of directors, UCBH will benefit from her expertise and her extensive business and community contacts in Atlanta. We look forward to her contributions to the company, as we continue to further expand our franchise.”

Ms. Chau has served on numerous public and educational boards, including gubernatorial appointments to economic and finance board of the state of Georgia. Currently, she serves on the boards of Atlanta Public Broadcasting and WABE radio station.

UCBH Holdings Inc. is the holding company for United Commercial Bank, a state-chartered commercial bank, which is a leading bank in the United States serving the Chinese communities and American companies doing business in China.

With $10.31 billion in assets as of March 31, 2007, the bank has 51 California branches/offices located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, Los Angeles and Orange counties, five branches in New York, five branches in Metro Atlanta, three branches in New England, two branches in the Pacific Northwest, a branch in Houston; a branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China and Taipei, Taiwan.

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