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Demutualization Of Santiago's Stock Exchange

Author:Mr Diego Peralta and Juan Pablo Loyola
Profession:Carey
 
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Last Monday April 12, the Santiago's Stock Exchange ("Bolsa de Santiago") demutualization was implemented. The decision was originally taken more than a year ago, in a shareholders meeting held on March 17, 2016 (the "Meeting"), being the amendment of by-laws finally approved, necessary to carry out the demutualization, by the Security and Insurance Commission ("SVS") through Extent Resolution No. 1732 dated April 21 of the year in course.

Before the referred reform of by-laws of the Bolsa de Santiago, one of the main requirements to participate in it as an authorized broker, was that the interested broker had to acquire shares in the Bolsa de Santiago, thus becoming, owner of part of the Bolsa de Santiago. That requirement was removed from the by-laws of the Bolsa de Santiago, "demutulizating it" with the aim of separating the property of the entity from the brokerage activity.

The shareholders also agreed a series of important amendments, in line with the demutualization of the Bolsa de Santiago, some of which are:

To increase the number of shares from 48 to 48,000; Setting a limit of property concentration, in a way that no person or legal entity could own, directly or indirectly, more than 25% of the capital shares; "Non-related directors" were included, establishing the obligation to have a board of directors formed by 11 directors, 3 of them non-related...

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