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We stand for our community.

Central Pacific Bank was founded by Japanese American veterans who served in the legendary 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, and Military Intelligence Service. They refused to accept the social inequities immigrant families in Hawaii faced after World War II.

With their “Go for Broke” spirit, these young nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) began meeting regularly under the banyan trees of Ala Moana Beach Park to pursue their vision of creating a bank that would serve all of Hawaii's people.

On February 15, 1954, their hard work and passion paid off with the opening of Central Pacific Bank in downtown Honolulu. Our founders strived to help local families and small businesses that the banking establishment ignored. Ever since, we’ve stood for inclusivity, opportunity, and doing the right thing.

We proudly carry on the mission of our forefathers to serve all of Hawaii's people with aloha. We continue to believe a rising tide lifts all boats. And we are committed to the financial health of our customers so that, together, we can build a stronger Hawaii.

Our values are more than just lofty words. They’re a part of our legacy. Learn More about our Legacy.  

Voyaging Spirit

Our vision, determination and perseverance brought us into the world. These same qualities will push us forward.

Positively Ohana

We were founded by the community for the community. We've always seen our customers as members of our extended family.

Voyaging Spirit

Our vision, determination and perseverance brought us into the world. These same qualities will push us forward.

Positively Ohana

We were founded by the community for the community. We've always seen our customers as members of our extended family.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

To effectively meet the needs of our local community, we’ve committed to being an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leader. Accordingly, we’ve identified four pillars that are of greatest importance. Our ESG report illustrates how we support these goals and our progress towards meeting them.

The four pillars of CPB are:

  1. Corporate Governance - Protect and enhance the interests of shareholders, with strong Board and executive leadership, and sound corporate governance and risk management practices.
  2. Support the Community - Be a leader in support of small business and in philanthropic initiatives across Hawaii.
  3. Support of Employees - Recruit and retain an exceptional, diverse workforce and maintain commitment to the health, well-being and success of these employees.
  4. Environmental Initiatives - Preserve the natural resources of our islands by implementing energy efficiency and other “green” practices across the organization, and setting targets to increase our customer base and financing in projects in the renewable energy and climate change adaptation sectors.

As a leader in Hawaii’s financial services industry, we are in a position to address social change and support opportunities for growth within our communities. We do this by remaining rooted in the ideals of bringing the Aloha spirit of Hawaii to banking and all that we do.

VIEW OUR 2021 ESG REPORT

VIEW OUR 2020 ESG REPORT

Executive Management

Paul K. Yonamine

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

A. Catherine Ngo

EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIR

Arnold D. Martines

PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

David S. Morimoto

SENIOR EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Serving Our Community

Since its inception in 1954, Central Pacific Bank has supported cultural, educational and charitable causes. This culture of giving continues to this day, and extends to our 850+ employees, who have lent countless hours of their time, talents, and expertise to local charitable organizations.

CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK FOUNDATION
For more information regarding the CPB Foundation, please contact us at [email protected]

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT
In 1977, Congress enacted the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to encourage federally insured banks and thrifts to help meet the credit needs of their entire community.

2020 IN REVIEW
View a summary of Central Pacific Bank’s community involvement and corporate social responsibility.

Join Our Team

Going beyond together. Central Pacific Bank has a long and proud tradition of giving back to the community. Our company and employees contribute to more than 200 organizations and charities throughout the state, helping to address the many needs of our community and people. Our employees consistently stand above the crowd at charitable events in number and enthusiasm. Many of them also contribute by serving on boards of community and nonprofit organizations.


NYSE:

CPF

Central Pacific Bank is a primary subsidary of Central Pacific Financial Corp., a Hawaii based financial institution. Central Pacific Financial Corp.'s stocks are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CPF".