For the month of March, 2011
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 a the decision of the Central Bank of Chile regarding its position in connection with the capitalization agreed upon at the Bank’s Extraordinary Shareholders meeting held on March 17, 2011.
Santiago 21th March, 2011
Carlos Budnevich Le-Fort
Superintendent of Bank and Financial Institutions
RE: 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, that on March 21st, 2011, the Central Bank of Chile communicated to Banco de Chile that in the Extraordinary Session, No, 1597E, held today, the Board of the Central Bank of Chile resolved to request its corresponding surplus, from the fiscal year ended on the 31st of December 2010, including the proportional part of the agreed upon capitalization profits be paid in cash currency.
Alejandro Herrera Aravena
Acting General Manager
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 22, 2011
Banco de Chile
/s/ Alejandro Herrera Aravena
By: Alejandro Herrera Aravena
Acting General Manager