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Report of Foreign Private Issuer

     Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of March, 2011

Commission File Number 001-15266

(Translation of registrant's name into English)

Ahumada 251
Santiago, Chile

(Address of principal executive offices)

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Attached is an English translation of a letter filed by Banco de Chile to the Chilean Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions, Chilean Superintendency of Securities and Insurance and local stock exchanges informing of the resolutions adopted at the Ordinary Shareholders meeting and at the subsequent Board of Directors meeting, held on March 17, 2011, with regards to the renewal of the Board of Directors, and several appointments made at the Board of Directors. The same information contained in this letter shall also be published in the form of a press release in the Chilean newspaper “El Mercurio”, on March 19, 2011.





Banco de Chile informs to its clients and general public, the following essential information regarding this institution:

1.- It was agreed at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting of the Bank, held on March 17, 2011, to completely renew the Board of Directors, due to the end of the legal and statutory three years term established for the Board of Directors. It was also agreed to designate Alternate Directors.

After the corresponding voting at the aforesaid meeting, the following persons were appointed as Directors for a three years term:


Raúl Anaya Elizalde 


Jorge Awad Mehech (Independent)


Fernando Concha Ureta

Jorge Ergas Heymann 


Jaime Estévez Valencia (Independent)


Pablo Granifo Lavín 


Andrónico Luksic Craig 


Guillermo Luksic Craig 


Gonzalo Menéndez Duque 


Francisco Pérez Mackenna 


Fernando Quiroz Robles 


Alternate Directors: 

Rodrigo Manubens Moltedo (First Director)


Thomas Fürst Freiwirth (Second Director) (Independent)


2.- At the extraordinary Board of Directors meeting No BCH 91 held on March 17, 2011, it was agreed to make the following appointments:

Board of Directors President: 

Pablo Granifo Lavín 

Board of Directors Vice-President: 

Andrónico Luksic Craig 

Board of Directors Vice-President:

Fernando Quiroz Robles 

Advisers to the Board 

Hernán Büchi Buc 


Francisco Garcés Garrido 

Jacob Ergas Ergas


Pursuant to Articles 9 and 10 of the Securities Market Law No. 18,045, Article 44 of the General Banking Law, and Chapter 18-10 of the Updating Recompilation of Norms of this Superintendency, we inform the above as an Essential Information.

 Santiago, March 17, 2011.











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 17, 2011




Banco de Chile



/S/ Arturo Tagle Quiroz


Arturo Tagle Quiroz