For the month of December, 2010
Commission File Number 001-15266
BANK OF CHILE
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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 Chilean Superintendency of Banks, Chilean Superintendency of Securities and Insurance and local Stock Exchanges, informing of the resolution adopted at Banco de Chiles Board meeting held on December 21, 2010, at which time it was resolved to schedule an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting for the 20th of January, 2011 with the purpose of proposing a capital increase.
Santiago, December 21, 2010
Mr. Carlos Budnevich Le-Fort
Superintendent of Bank and
Ref: Essential Information
Pursuant to Articles 9 and 10 of Law No. 18,045 and Chapter 18-10 of the Regulations of the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions, I inform you as an essential information regarding this Institution, that in the Ordinary Session No. BCH 2,725 held on December 21, 2010, the Board of Directors of Banco de Chile resolved to schedule an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting for the 20th of January, 2011 with the purpose of proposing a capital increase in the amount of Ch$240,000,000,000 equivalent to approximately US$ 500,000,000 by means of the issuance of cash shares that must be subscribed and paid at the price, term and other conditions agreed by the Shareholders Meeting as well as to modify the Banks by-laws by adopting the other necessary agreements so as to make effective the agreed by-laws reform.
Arturo Tagle Quiroz
Chief Executive Officer
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: December 21, 2010.
Banco de Chile
/s/ Arturo Tagle Q.
By: Arturo Tagle Q.