(Ecopetrol, 31.Jul.2023) — Considering the information known to public, the Board of Directors of Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) reiterates the press release issued by the company yesterday, which stated that Ecopetrol, Cenit and Oleoducto de Colombia have actively collaborated with the different authorities for the execution of the “Bunkering Imperio” operation.
In addition, the Board of Directors hereby informs that:
- Based on external verifications and information coming from the collaborative efforts between the Ecopetrol Group, the Judicial Investigation Directorate and the Carabineros and Environmental Protection Directorate of the National Police, to date, there is no evidence implicating either the administrations or the officers of the Ecopetrol Group;
- Ecopetrol, Cenit and Oleoducto de Colombia have been recognized as victims in the corresponding criminal proceedings; and
- The company will continue to work with the authorities to sanction and prevent the smuggling and theft of hydrocarbons.