Standard & Poor's Maintains Ecopetrol's International Rating
The foreign currency credit rating remains the same at BBB-
The rate outlook remains "positive"
The stand-alone credit rating stays unchanged at bbb-
Ecopetrol S.A. announces that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor´s has maintained the company´s international foreign currency rating at BBB- with a "positive" outlook. This rating encompasses the issuances of debt by Ecopetrol S.A. in international markets. With these ratings, the company retains its investment grade status.
The full report is available on the website www.standardandpoors.com.
Bogotá, Colombia, Dec. 12, 2012
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.
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