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Ecopetrol to Host Investor Lunch in New York Today

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ecopetrol to Host Investor Lunch in New York Today10:08 EDT Wednesday, September 14, 2011NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; BVL: EC; TSX: ECP), Colombia's largest company, will host an investor luncheon in New York City today. Top management, including Chief Executive Officer Javier Gutierrez and Chief Financial Officer Adriana Echeverri, will present on the company's operational and financial results, as well as its strategic plan, and take questions from investors and analysts.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090209/ARM001LOGO)The event will be held at the New York Plaza Hotel, at Central Park South and 5th Avenue. Will begin at 11am ET and last until 2pm ET. Webcast will be available in the following link:http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=218606&eventID=3742540Later in the day, Ecopetrol management will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. To register for the event or request information, please contact ecopetrol@grayling.com.   Ecopetrol is the largest company in Colombia and a firm integrated into the petroleum chain, ranked among the 40 largest petroleum companies in the world, and one of the four principal petroleum companies in Latin America. In addition to Colombia, where it generates more than 60% of domestic production, it has a presence in exploration and production activities in Brazil, Peru and the United States (Gulf of Mexico).  Ecopetrol has the largest refinery in Colombia, the largest part of the network of oil pipelines and multi-use pipelines in the country, and it is significantly increasing its participation in biofuels.This press release contains statements concerning business prospects, estimates of operating and financial results, and assertions concerning Ecopetrol's prospects for growth.  These are all projections, and as such, they are based solely on the expectations of management with respect to the future of the company and its continuing access to capital to finance the company's business plan.  The fulfillment of such estimates in the future depends on the behavior of the market, regulations, competition, and performance of the Colombian economy and industry, among other factors; therefore, these projections are subject to change without prior notice.  For further information please contact: Director of Investor Relations Alejandro Giraldo Phone: +571-234-5190 Fax: +571-234-5628 e-mail: investors@ecopetrol.com.co Media Relations (Colombia) Jorge Mauricio Tellez Phone: + 571-234-4329 Fax: +571-234-4480 e-mail: mauricio.tellez@ecopetrol.com.coIn New York: Lucia DomvillePhone: +1-212-646-284-9400e-mail: ecopetrol@grayling.com SOURCE Ecopetrol S.A.