BOGOTA, Colombia, Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) ("Ecopetrol" or the "Company") hereby announces that on November 25, 2016, as established in the Offering Notice of Second Stage, the Company published the offering notice regarding the third auction for the second stage of Ecopetrol's equity divestment plan for its shares in Empresa de Energía de Bogota S.A. E.S.P. (EEB) in a newspaper widely circulated in Colombia.
The third auction is part of the second stage of the equity divestment plan and the purpose is to offer publicly, in Colombia and/or abroad, the shares that were not acquired during the first and second auctions. The public offering will be conducted prior to the start of common stock trading in the Colombian Stock Exchange on December 6, 2016, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Divestment Regulation and the applicable addenda. The documentation concerning the offer (available only in Spanish) can be found on the website of Ecopetrol www.ecopetrol.com.co with the following link: http://www.ecopetrol.com.co/wps/portal/es/ecopetrol-web/relacion-inversionistas/para-el-accionista/Enajenacion-Adjudicacion-acciones-EEB-segundaetapa Ecopetrol's equity divestment plan, including the second stage, was approved by the National Government of Colombia through Decree 2305 of November 13, 2014. This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, or an exemption from registration. No public offering of securities has been or will be made in the United States and, accordingly, the securities will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. This announcement is being issued pursuant to Rule 135e of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.