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SOURCE Ecopetrol S.A.
BOGOTA, Colombia, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chief Executive Officer of Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; TSX: ECP) hereby calls on Shareholders to attend the Annual General Shareholders' Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013, starting at 9 a.m., at the International Center of Business and Exhibitions (Centro Internacional de Negocios y Exposiciones, Corferias), located on Carrera 37 No. 24 – 67, Bogota, Colombia.
The agenda for the meeting will be:
As from February 28, 2012 shareholders will exercise the right to inspect the books and documents that the Colombian Commercial Code refers to. This information may be consulted at the Company's main offices (Calle 37 No. 8-43 Bogota, Colombia), in a time schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The integrated sustainable performance report may be consulted on Ecopetrol Web site.
The resumes of candidates for the Board of Directors and for the External Auditor are available to the shareholders on Ecopetrol Web site.
Shareholders that may not attend the Shareholders' Meeting may be represented through a proxy, granted in writing, which gathers the requisites established in Colombian Commercial Law. Shareholders may download from the Web site the proxy models that may be used.
Except for the cases of legal representation, managers and employees of Ecopetrol S.A. shall not represent shares other than their own, while in exercise of their posts, or substitute the powers of attorney conferred to them. Neither shall they be able to vote on the year-end financial statements.
In all events, shareholders representation shall strictly comply with the rules established under Colombian Securities Law and Regulations, regarding illegal, unauthorized and unsafe practices of the issuers of securities.
JAVIER G. GUTIERREZ PEMBERTHY
Chief Executive Officer
The meeting will be broadcasted live on local TV (Canal Institucional) and on Ecopetrol Web site.
For further information contact:
Shareholders' Call Office
Calle 81 No. 19A-18, Edificio Country, Piso 2
Phone: Bogota: 307 70 75; rest of the country: 01 8000 113434
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