CALGARY, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE MKT: GTE; TSX:
GTE), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in South
America, today announced that Verne Johnson has elected to retire from
Gran Tierra Energy's Board of Directors effective August 18, 2014.
Mr. Johnson, age 70, was one of the founding members of Gran Tierra
Energy's Board of Directors in early 2005, and has been a valuable
member of the Audit Committee, Reserves Committee, and Chairperson of
the Compensation Committee.
"I would like to thank Verne for his contribution to Gran Tierra Energy
as one of the original directors from the beginning of the company and
throughout its extraordinary growth," commented Jeffrey Scott, Chairman
of the Board of Directors of Gran Tierra Energy. "His contributions and
vast experience helped steer the company through the difficult start-up
phase and have been invaluable as the company evolved into the
established explorer and producer it is today," concluded Mr. Scott.
"It has been exceptionally rewarding to have been involved in the
building of a significant and successful international oil and gas
company," commented Mr. Johnson. "I look forward to following the
company as I now redirect my attention to philanthropic endeavors that
I have been nurturing in recent years," concluded Mr. Johnson.
About Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
Gran Tiera Energy is an international oil and gas exploration and
production company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated in
the United States, trading on the NYSE MKT (GTE) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (GTE), and operating in South America. Gran Tierra Energy
holds interests in producing and prospective properties in Colombia,
Peru and Brazil. Gran Tierra Energy has a strategy that focuses on
establishing a portfolio of producing properties, plus production
enhancement and exploration opportunities to provide a base for future
Gran Tierra Energy's Securities and Exchange Commission filings are
available on a web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange
Commission at http://www.sec.gov and on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com.
SOURCE: Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
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