SOURCE: Corpbanca

August 06, 2008 17:07 ET

CORPBANCA Issues Subordinated Bonds in Chile

SANTIAGO, CHILE--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - CORPBANCA (NYSE: BCA), a Chilean financial institution offering a wide variety of corporate and retail financial products and services across all segments of the Chilean financial market, announced its recent issuance of U.F. 3,000,000 and U.F. 7,000,000 in series U and V subordinated bonds, respectively.

On July 28th, the bank sold U.F. 3,000,000 (approximately U.S.$ 122 million) 25-year series V bonds due August 1, 2033. U.F. (U.F. -- unidad de fomento) is a Chilean currency intangible unit that periodically adjusts to reflect inflation in Chile. The bonds were sold on the Santiago Stock Exchange in an offshore transaction outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The proceeds will be used to improve the bank's balance sheet structure. The series V bonds were sold at a spread of 98 basis points over the benchmark.

The main characteristics of the bond issue are:

Series:                                  U and V
Principal Amount:                        Series U: U.F. 3,000,000
                                         Series V: U.F. 7,000,000
Currency:                                Unidad de Fomento, or U.F.
                                          As of August 6th 1.00 U.F. was
                                          equal to 20,600.49 Chilean Pesos
                                          and US$ 40.74
Maturity:                                Series U: 10 years
                                         Series V: 25 years
Early Redemption:                        Not applicable
Interest Accrual:                        August 1, 2008
Interest Rate:                           Series U: 4.2000% annually,
                                          compounded semi-annually
                                         Series V: 4.6000% annually,
                                           compounded semi-annually
Interest periods:                        Semi-annual
Amortization:                            Series U: Bullet bond due
                                          at August 1, 2018
                                         Series V: Bullet bond due
                                          at August 1, 2033
Feller-Rate Risk Rating Agency(1) (2):   A+
Fitch Ratings(2):                        A+

(1) Feller-rate Risk Agency is a Chilean rating agency (Standard and
    Poor's Strategic Affiliate)
(2) These ratings refer to the specific bond issue and not to
    CorpBanca in general

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