Bladex Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment for Fourth Quarter 2012

     Bladex Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment for Fourth Quarter 2012

PR Newswire

PANAMA CITY, Jan. 22, 2013

PANAMA CITY, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio
Exterior, S.A. (Bladex) (NYSE: BLX), announced a quarterly cash dividend of
US$0.30 per share corresponding to the fourth quarter 2012.

The cash dividend was approved by the Board of Directors at its meeting held
January 21, 2013, and is payable February 8, 2013 to the Bank's stockholders
as of the February 1, 2013 record date.

As of December 31, 2012, Bladex had 38,145,182.09 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, Torre V., Business Park, Avenida La Rotonda, Urb. Costa
del Este,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Attention: Mr. Christopher Schech, Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: (507) 210-8630, E-mail: cschech@bladex.com

-or-

i-advize Corporate Communications, Inc., 20 Broad Street, 25^th Floor,
New York, NY 10005
Attention: Ms. Melanie Carpenter or Mr. Peter Majeski
Tel.: (212) 406-3694, E-mail: bladex@i-advize.com

SOURCE Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A.