SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of April, 2012
BANCO LATINOAMERICANO DE COMERCIO EXTERIOR, S.A.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF LATIN AMERICA, INC.
(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)
Calle 50 y Aquilino de la Guardia
P.O. Box 0819-08730
Panama City, Republic of Panama
(Address of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)
Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g-3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.)
Yes ¨ No x
(If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b). 82__.)
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.
April 17th, 2012
|FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF LATIN AMERICA, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Pedro Toll|
|Name: Pedro Toll|
|Title: General Manager|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLADEX ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PAYMENT
FOR FIRST QUARTER 2012
Panama City, Republic of Panama, April 17, 2012 - Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (Bladex) (NYSE: BLX), announced today a quarterly cash dividend of US$0.25 per share corresponding to the first quarter 2012.
The cash dividend was approved by the Board of Directors and is payable May 10, 2012 to the Bank’s stockholders as of the April 30, 2012 record date.
As of March 30, 2012, Bladex had 37,638,554.09 common shares outstanding of all classes.
Bladex is a supranational bank originally established by the Central Banks of Latin America and Caribbean countries to promote trade finance in the Region. Based in Panama, its shareholders include central and state-owned entities in 23 countries of the Region, as well as Latin American and international commercial banks, and institutional and retail investors.
For further information, please access Bladex’s website on the Internet at www.bladex.com or contact:
Bladex, Head Office, Calle 50 y Aquilino de la Guardia, Panama, Republic of Panama
Attention: Mr. Christopher Schech, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: (507) 210-8630, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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