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Bancwest Corp. - Specimen Stock Certificate

Inv# SE3507   Specimen Stock
State(s): Delaware

Specimen Stock printed by American Bank Note Company.

BancWest Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“BancWest,” the “Corporation,” the “Company” or “we/our”), is a registered financial holding company under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (the “GLBA”). As a financial holding company, we are allowed to acquire or invest in the securities of companies in a broad range of financial activities. The Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a general commercial banking business and other businesses related to banking. Its principal assets are its investments in Bank of the West, a State of California-chartered bank; First Hawaiian Bank (“First Hawaiian”), a State of Hawaii-chartered bank; FHL Lease Holding Company, Inc. (“FHL”), a financial services loan company and BancWest Investment Services (“BWIS”), a broker-dealer registered with the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”). Bank of the West, First Hawaiian Bank, FHL and BWIS are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Corporation. In 2002, we sold BNP Paribas 14.815% of the outstanding common stock of Bank of the West. See Note 4 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information. At December 31, 2003, the Corporation had consolidated total assets of $38.4 billion, total loans and leases of $25.7 billion, total deposits of $26.4 billion and total stockholder’s equity of $4.3 billion.

On December 20, 2001, BNP Paribas acquired all of the outstanding stock of BancWest Corporation that BNP Paribas did not already own in a cash merger (the “BNP Paribas Merger”). As a result of the BNP Paribas Merger, BancWest became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

In December 2001, BNP Paribas signed a definitive agreement with Tokyo-headquartered UFJ Bank Ltd. to acquire its wholly-owned subsidiary, United California Bank (“UCB”), for a cash purchase price of $2.4 billion. The transaction closed on March 15, 2002. Former United California Bank branches were fully integrated into Bank of the West in the third quarter of 2002.

On March 16, 2004, BancWest announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Community First Bankshares, Inc. (Community First), whereby BancWest will pay $32.25 for each Community First share in a cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Refer to Note 26 to the Consolidated Financial Statements of this Form 10-K for further details.

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Condition: Excellent

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Price: $45.00