Bank of East Asia
The company Bank of East Asia (Chinese东亚 银行), SEHK: 0023, abbreviated BEA is the largest independent bank in Hong Kong. The bank was founded in 1918 in Hong Kong. The company has a market capitalization of around 2.5 billion U.S. dollars ( 2006) and is listed on the Hang Seng Index.
1995 acquired BEA, the United Chinese Bank, and in 2000 the First Pacific Bank, both in Hong Kong, 2001, operating in Southern California Grand National Bank. Chairman and managing director Sir David Li Kwok -po.