Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Terms of Local Bond Issuance

Dec 02, 2010, 08:40 ET from Ecopetrol S.A.

BOGOTA, Colombia, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol" or the "Company") (NYSE: EC) announces the terms of the local public bond issuance placed today.

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  • Total amount allocated : COL$1,000,000,000,000
  • Amount bidded : COL$ 3,011,200,000,000
  • Issue date: December 1, 2010
  • Summary of bond issuance:

Series A: Peso-denominated variable IPC rate bonds

Maturity date

5 years

7 years

10 years

30 years

Yield

IPC + 2.80%

IPC + 3.30%

IPC + 3.94%

IPC + 4.90%

Amount (Col$ million)

97,100

138,700

479,900

284,300

  • Amortization: At maturity.
  • Coupon payment: payable semi-annually
  • Objective:  To finance the Company's 2010 Investment Plan.

Ecopetrol is the largest company in Colombia and a vertically integrated oil company, among the 40 largest oil companies in the world and four largest in Latin America. In addition to Colombia, where it generates over 60% of the country's production, it maintains exploration and production operations in Brazil, Peru and the United States (Gulf of Mexico).  Ecopetrol owns the largest refinery in Colombia, the majority of the network of oil pipelines and multi-use pipelines and is increasing significantly its participation in biofuels.

This release contains forward-looking statements related to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of Ecopetrol. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of management concerning the future of the company and its continued access to capital to fund the Company's business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend on changes in market conditions, regulations, competitive pressures, the performance of the Colombian economy and the industry, among other factors, therefore, they are subject to change without prior notice.

For more information, please contact:

Investor Relations

Alejandro Giraldo

Telephone: +571-234-5190

e-mail: investors@ecopetrol.com.co

Media Relations (Colombia)

Mauricio Tellez

Telephone: +571-2345377

Fax: +571-2344480

e-mail: mtellez@ecopetrol.com.co

Website: www.ecopetrol.com.co

SOURCE Ecopetrol S.A.



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