SOURCE: Banco de Chile

Banco de Chile

November 11, 2009 18:32 ET

Banco de Chile 2009 Third Quarter Results

SANTIAGO, CHILE--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH), a full service Chilean financial institution, and market leader in a wide variety of credit and non-credit products and services across all segments of the Chilean financial market, today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009. Figures are expressed in nominal terms, unless otherwise stated. Estimates have been used to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to 2008 figures. See annex A - 2008 IFRS Restatements.

Banco de Chile's Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results Press Release: (Please click on the link below)

http://www.mundoedwards.cl/investor/download/2009/BCH3Q09RESULTS.pdf

Banco de Chile will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter results on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (12 noon Chile Time).

Dial In Information:

Dial In #: 1-866-831-6162
International Dial In #: 1-617-213-8852
Participant password: BCH

Chairperson:

Mr. Pedro Sahman, Chief Financial Officer
You should dial in 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the call.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at Banco de Chile's Web site at www.bancochile.com.

The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson Reuters StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson Reuters StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.

About Banco de Chile:

Banco de Chile is a full service Chilean financial institution, market leader in a wide variety of credit and non-credit products and services across all segments of the Chilean financial market.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

The information contained herein incorporates by reference statements which constitute ''forward-looking statements,'' in that they include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of our directors and officers with respect to our future operating performance. Such statements include any forecasts, projections and descriptions of anticipated cost savings or other synergies. You should be aware that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and may involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors (including, without limitations, the actions of competitors, future global economic conditions, market conditions, foreign exchange rates, and operating and financial risks related to managing growth and integrating acquired businesses), many of which are beyond our control. The occurrence of any such factors not currently expected by us would significantly alter the results set forth in these statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely include, but are not limited to:

--  changes in general economic, business or political or other conditions
    in Chile or changes in general economic or business conditions in Latin
    America;
--  changes in capital markets in general that may affect policies or
    attitudes toward lending to Chile or Chilean companies;
--  unexpected developments in certain existing litigation;
--  increased costs;
--  unanticipated increases in financing and other costs or the inability
    to obtain additional debt or equity financing on attractive terms.
    

Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. Our independent public accountants have not examined or compiled the forward-looking statements and, accordingly, do not provide any assurance with respect to such statements. These cautionary statements should be considered in connection with any written or oral forward-looking statements that we may issue in the future. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to such forward-looking statements after completion of this offering to reflect later events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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