Gran Tierra Energy to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Results of Operations

    Company to Host Conference Call on February 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

    CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 23 /CNW/ -- Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (NYSE
Alternext: GTE; TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and production
in South America, today announced that the company's senior management will
discuss the company's results of operations for the fourth quarter and fiscal
year ended December 31, 2008 during a conference call scheduled for Thursday,
February 26, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The company's financial
results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year are scheduled to be released
earlier that day.

    What:              Gran Tierra Energy Inc.'s Fourth Quarter Results of
                       Operations Conference Call

    When:              Thursday, February 26, 2009, 11:00 a.m. Eastern

    Web cast address:,

     Dial-in Numbers:  (888) 713-4218 (domestic) or
                       (617) 213-4870 (international),
                       pass code # 43836235

    Contact:           Al Palombo, Cameron Associates,
                       (212) 245-8800 Ext. 209,

    Participants may pre-register for the call at: .
    Pre-registrants will be issued a pin number to use when dialing into the
live call which will provide quick access to the conference by bypassing the
operator upon connection.
    If you are unable to participate, an audio replay of the call will be
available beginning two hours after the call and will be available until 11:59
p.m. on March 5, 2009, by dialing (888) 286-8010 (domestic) or (617) 801-6888
(international) using confirmation pass code 72426646. An audio replay of the
call will also be available on Gran Tierra Energy's web site,, until the next earnings call.
    About Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
    Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and
production company operating in South America, headquartered in Calgary,
Canada, incorporated in the United States, and trading on the NYSE Alternext
(GTE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (GTE). The company holds interests in
producing and prospective properties in Colombia, Argentina, and Peru. The
company has a strategy that focuses on growing a portfolio of producing
properties, plus production enhancement and exploration opportunities to
provide a base for future growth. Additional information concerning Gran
Tierra Energy is available at Investor inquiries
may be directed to or 1-800-916-4873.


     Dana Coffield                         Al Palombo
     Gran Tierra Energy Inc.               Cameron Associates
     President & Chief Executive Officer   Investor Relations
     (866) 973-4873                        (212) 554-5488         


For further information:

For further information: Dana Coffield, President & Chief Executive
Officer of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., 1-866-973-4873,; or Al
Palombo, Investor Relations of Cameron Associates, +1-212-554-5488,, for Gran Tierra Energy Inc. Web Site:

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