BancWest is a partnership of two financial institutions: First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of the West. BancWest serves nearly 4 million households and businesses. BancWest has 742 banking locations in 20 Western and Midwestern states, Guam and Saipan. BancWest Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a European leader in banking and financial services, with a significant and growing presence in the United States and leading positions in Asia. The most profitable bank in the Euro zone, it has a presence in 85 countries with 110,000 employees. The group enjoys key positions in Corporate and Investment Banking, Private Banking & Asset Management, Insurance, Securities Services and Retail Banking.