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BACEN REGULATES THE ISSUE OF GUARANTEED REAL ESTATE LETTERS

The Central Bank published Resolution 4,598 of the National Monetary Council of August 29, 2017, which regulates the issuance of Guaranteed Letters (“LIG”), established by Law 13,097 of January 19, 2015).

LIG, an instrument similar to covered bonds , is registered, transferable and freely negotiable credit issued by financial institutions, guaranteed by a portfolio of assets subject to the fiduciary regime. The issuing institution remains responsible for complying with the obligations arising from the LIG, regardless of the performance of the underlying asset portfolio. The income and capital gain from the investment in the LIG are exempt from income tax when earned by an individual resident in the country or by resident or domiciled abroad (except in a country with favored taxation).

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