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Kent Lucien Elected to Board of Directors of Bank of Hawaii Corporation

HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2006--Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) announced that its shareholders have elected Kent T. Lucien to serve on its Board of Directors effective April 28, 2006.

Lucien, who until recently was chief executive officer of operations for C. Brewer & Co. Ltd., will serve a two-year term and become a member of the board's Audit Committee. He replaces Peter Baldwin, who retired from the board in November 2005.

Lucien is currently a trustee for C. Brewer. He had been with C. Brewer, a Hawaii-based diversified enterprise with business operations in agriculture, food processing, industrial services and real estate, since 1980 and held several management positions including executive vice president and chief financial officer just prior to his appointment as CEO Operations in 2001. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Allan R. Landon, Bank of Hawaii chairman and CEO, said, "It's a pleasure to welcome Mr. Lucien as a member of our board. His combination of financial management skills and leadership experience with a large, Hawaii-based business will benefit Bank of Hawaii as we continue to build value for our customers and shareholders. He is well attuned to business and community matters, and we look forward to his contributions."

Lucien has a bachelor of arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Calif. and a master's degree in Business Administration from Stanford University.

He currently serves on the board of Maui Land & Pineapple Company as chairman of the Audit Committee, and is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company providing a broad range of financial products and services to customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands (Guam, nearby islands and American Samoa). The company's principal subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii, was founded in 1897 and is the largest independent financial institution in Hawaii. For more information about Bank of Hawaii Corporation, visit the company's web site: www.boh.com.

CONTACT: Bank of Hawaii Corporation Stafford Kiguchi, 808-537-8580 (Media) mobile: 808-265-6367 skiguchi@boh.com Cindy Wyrick, 808-537-8430 (Investors/Analysts) cwyrick@boh.com SOURCE: Bank of Hawaii Corporation