First Hawaiian, Inc. Announces Proposed Secondary Offering of Common Stock

HONOLULU, Jan. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Hawaiian, Inc. (NASDAQ:FHB) (the “Company”) announced today that it plans to conduct a registered public secondary offering of shares of its common stock. All of the shares sold in the offering will be sold by BancWest Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. BancWest Corporation has not yet determined the number of shares to be offered, and the timing of the offering remains subject to market conditions.

This announcement is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.

First Hawaiian, Inc.

First Hawaiian, Inc. (NASDAQ:FHB) is a bank holding company headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. Its principal subsidiary, First Hawaiian Bank, founded in 1858 under the name Bishop & Company, is Hawaii’s oldest and largest financial institution with branch locations throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The company offers a comprehensive suite of banking services to consumer and commercial customers including deposit products, loans, wealth management, insurance, trust, retirement planning, credit card and merchant processing services. Customers may also access their accounts through ATMs, online and mobile banking channels.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to our plan to conduct a registered offering, which is based on current expectations.

Investor Relations Contact: Kevin Haseyama, CFA (808) 525-6268 Media Contact: Susan Kam (808) 525-6254

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