SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
Securities Act of 1934
For the month of March, 2004
of Chile, Bank
(Translation of Registrants name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g-3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Yes ¨ No x
(If Yes is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- .)
BANCO DE CHILE
REPORT ON FORM 6-K
Attached is an English translation of press releases published by Banco de Chile in local newspapers on March 19, 2003, informing the payment of dividends.
BANCO DE CHILE
DISTRIBUTION OF DIVIDENDS
At the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting of the Bank, held on March 18, 2004, it was agreed the distribution and payment of dividend N°192, in the amount of CLP$1.9176 per Banco de Chile common share, corresponding to the 2003 income of Banco de Chile. The shareholders of the Bank may dispose of the aforesaid dividends at the Principal Offices of Banco de Chile, 251 Ahumada Street, Santiago.
The payment of dividends for those shareholders residing in regions will be delivered at the corresponding branch of the Bank. Dividends will be deposited in current or saving account if it was so instructed by the shareholders.
Shareholders registered at the Shareholders Register of the Bank on or before March 12, 2004 shall have the right to receive dividends.
Santiago, March 2004.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 19, 2004
Banco de Chile
/s/ Pablo Granifo L.
By: Pablo Granifo Lavín