Ecopetrol's Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting

BOGOTA, Colombia, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Chief Executive Officer of 
Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; TSX: ECP) (“Ecopetrol” or the 
“Company”)  hereby calls on Shareholders to attend the extraordinary 
shareholders' meeting to be held on Thursday, December 6th, 2012, starting at 
7:30 a.m. at Ecopetrol's auditorium located in Cra. 13 No. 36 – 24, Bogota, 
The agenda of the meeting will be: 
1. Safety guidelines
  2. Quorum verification
  3. Opening by the Chief Executive Officer of Ecopetrol S.A.
  4. Approval of the agenda
  5. Appointment of the President for the meeting
  6. Appointment of the Commission in charge of scrutinizing elections 
 and polling
  7. Appointment of the Commission in charge of reviewing and approving 
 the minutes of the meeting
  8. Election of the Board of Directors (originated in the fourth 
 position vacancy due to the recent appointment of Mr. Federico 

     Rengifo Velez as Minister of Mines and Energy)

The resumes of the current directors and the candidate nominated by the 
majority shareholder for the fourth position are available on Ecopetrol's Web 

Shareholders that are not able to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting may be 
represented through a proxy, granted in writing, pursuant to the requirements 
provided for under Colombian Corporate Law (article 184 of the Commerce Code). 
In order to facilitate the fulfillment of these requirements, shareholders are 
allowed to download from the website, various proxy models that have been 
designed for each relevant case.

Except for the cases of legal representation, officers and employees of 
Ecopetrol S.A. shall not be entitled to represent shares other than their own, 
while in exercise of their posts, nor shall be allowed to substitute the 
powers of attorney conferred upon them.

In all events, shareholders’ representation shall be subject to the rules 
set forth under Colombian Corporate Law and Securities Regulations (articles and of the Resolution 1200 of 1995 and article 1 of the 
Resolution 116 of 2002), concerning illegal, unauthorized and unsafe practices 
by the issuers of securities.


    --  Have your identity document at hand, and if you are
        representing other shares, the respective proxy.
    --  The doors of the auditorium and the registration spots will be
        opened from 6:30 a.m. onwards.
    --  Entry of accompanying persons will be allowed only for
        physically handicapped Shareholders, elder adults and under
        aged individuals.
    --  No kits (presents) or food will be provided to the attendees
    --  People who wish to represent the shares of their minor children
        must submit a copy of birth certificate.
    --  Those persons that acquired shares being a minor and the date
        of the Assembly have come of age, must have updated its records
        in the Shareholders' Call Office.

For further information please contact:

Shareholders' and Investors' Office Calle 81 No. 19A-18, Edificio Country, 
Piso 2 Phone: Bogota: 307 70 75; rest of the country: 01 8000 113434 E-mail:

Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest integrated oil & gas company, where it 
accounts for 60% of total production. It is one of the top 40 oil companies in 
the world and the fourth largest oil company in Latin America. The Company is 
also involved in exploration and production activities in Brazil, Peru and the 
United States Gulf Coast, and owns the main refineries in Colombia, most of 
the network of oil and multiple purpose pipelines in the country, 
petrochemical plants, and is entering into the biofuels business.

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.

Contact us for any additional information:

Investor Relations  Alejandro Giraldo Phone: +571-234-5190  Email:

Media Relations (Colombia)  Mauricio Tellez Phone: + 571-2345377  Fax: 
+571-2344480  Email:


SOURCE: Ecopetrol S.A.

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