SANTIAGO, CHILE--(Marketwire - December 30, 2009) - As informed in Form 6-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on July 2, 2009, Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) confirmed today that on June 29, 2009, Banco de Chile filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 (the "2008 Annual Report") with the SEC.

The 2008 Annual Report can be accessed by visiting the SEC's website www.sec.gov and can also be found at Banco de Chile's website www.bancochile.cl, under Investor Relations. In addition, shareholders may receive a hard copy of Banco de Chile's 2008 Form 20-F, free of charge, by requesting a copy within a reasonable period of time from Banco de Chile's Investor Relations Office, at ir@bancochile.cl.

Contact Information: Contact: Pablo Mejia Ricci Head of Investor Relations Banco de Chile 251 Ahumada, 1st floor Santiago, Chile +562 653 3554 pmejiar@bancochile.cl