Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Exchange Offer Results
October 05, 2009 at 08:30 AM EDT
BOGOTA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) a Colombian mixed economy company (the "Company"), announced today the results of its offer to exchange (the "Exchange Offer") registered 7.625% Notes due 2019 (the "New Notes") for up to U.S.$1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 7.625% Notes due 2019 (the "Old Notes"), upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the prospectus dated September 3, 2009 (the "Prospectus"). The Exchange Offer expired on Friday, October 2, 2009 and it will not be extended.
The following table contains the results of the Exchange Offer:
Principal Principal CUSIP No. ISIN No. Amount of Amount of CUSIP Nos. ISIN Nos. of of Old Notes New Notes of Old Notes of Old Notes New Notes New Notes Tendered to be Issued ------------ ------------ --------- ------------ -------- ------------ 279158AA7 US279158AA73 279158AB5 US279158AB56 U.S. U.S. (Rule 144A) (Rule 144A) $531,492,000 $1,492,541,000 (Rule 144A) P3661PAA9 USP3661PAA95 U.S. (Reg. S) (Reg. S) $961,049,000 (Reg. S)
The Company will not receive any proceeds from the Exchange Offer. The terms of the New Notes to be issued are identical to the Old Notes, except for the transfer restrictions and registration rights relating to the Old Notes. The Company expects to deliver the New Notes on or about October 7, 2009. The Company will apply to list the New Notes on the New York Stock Exchange.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the New Notes, nor have they determined if the Prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer or a solicitation to exchange, nor shall there be any exchange of the Old Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or exchange would be unlawful. This announcement shall not constitute an offer or a solicitation to exchange the New Notes.
Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest integrated oil company and is among the top 40 oil companies in the world and the four largest oil companies in Latin America. Besides Colombia, where it accounts for 60% of total production, the Company is involved in exploration and production activities in Brazil, Peru and the United States (Gulf of Mexico). Ecopetrol has the principal refinery in Colombia, most of the network of oil and multiple purpose pipelines in the country, and it is considerably increasing its participation in biofuels.
This release contains forward-looking statements relating 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 business and its continued access to capital to fund the Company's business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on changes in market conditions, government regulations, competitive pressures, the performance of the Colombian economy and the industry, among other factors; therefore, they are subject to change without prior notice.
SOURCE Ecopetrol S.A.