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 April, 2004
of Chile, Bank
(Translation of Registrants name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Address of principal executive offices)
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BANCO DE CHILE
REPORT ON FORM 6-K
Attached is an English translation of a letter filed by Banco de Chile with the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions on April 27, 2004, regarding the success of a tender offer for the repurchase of its own common stock. The same letter was filed by Banco de Chile with the Superintendency of Securities and Insurance and the Chilean stock exchanges.
Santiago, April 27, 2004
Enrique Marshall Rivera
Superintendent of Banks
and Financial Institutions
Ref: Success Declaration Banco de Chiles Tender Offer / Repurchase of common stock
On March 26, 2004, Banco de Chile published in the newspapers El Mercurio of Santiago and Estrategia the Initial Notice regarding the Offer to purchase in a tender offer 1,701,994,590 shares issued by Banco de Chile, equivalent to 2.5% of the total number of issued shares, at a price of CLP$31 per share. The Program to Repurchase Shares was agreed upon by the General Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting held on March 20, 2003 which was approved by Resolution N° 06650 of the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions dated June 5, 2003, as amended by Resolution N° 07937, dated July 2, 2003.
The Offer remained in force from 9:30 a.m. of March 27, 2004 and expired at 17:30 p.m. of April 26, 2004. During the period of the Offer there were received Acceptance Orders for a total amount of 5,000,844,940 shares. Due to the reception of Acceptance Orders for a total amount that exceeds the number of shares offered to buy and according with the Offer it will be applied a pro-rata basis of 0. 34034140. Therefore, the Offeror will buy 1,701,994,590 shares, applying such pro-rata basis to each Acceptance Order received and accepted. The shares to be bought are equivalent to 2.5% of the total capital.
As a consequence of the aforementioned, we expressly declare successful the Offer.
The transaction shall be performed at the Santiago Stock Exchange through the Block Firm Offer System regulated by Section 2.2.3 of the Stock Operations Manual of said stock exchange.
Finally, we inform you that the Result Notice shall be published on April 28, 2004 in the newspapers El Mercurio of Santiago and Estrategia.
Pablo Granifo Lavín
Banco de Chile
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: April 27, 2004
|Banco de Chile
/s/ Pablo Granifo L.
Pablo Granifo Lavín