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Friday, April 23 de 2010

Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larraín Announces 1.5 billion Global Bond Offering

The Republic of Chile’s Minister of Finance, Mr. Felipe Larraín, announced today that, subject to market conditions at the time of issuance, the Chilean Government intends to conduct a global offering of fixed rate U.S. dollar-denominated bonds and fixed rate Chilean-Peso denominated bonds during the course of this year.

Although the final details of the offering have yet to be determined, the Government anticipates that it will issue about U.S. $1.5 billion in total: U.S. $1 billion of dollar-denominated bond and U.S. $500 million of Chilean-Peso denominated bonds, which are both expected to have a maturity of 10 years from the date of issue.

Chile plans to file a shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in order to carry out the offering in the United States.

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THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER FOR SALE OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.  THE PROPOSED OFFERING WILL BE REGISTERED WITH THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND WILL BE MADE BY MEANS OF A PROSPECTUS CONTAINING DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE.
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