SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 27, 2012
GRAN TIERRA ENERGY INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
Commission file number: 000-34018
300, 625 - 11th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 0E1
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (403) 265-3221
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On June 27, 2012, the stockholders of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. approved Gran Tierra Energy’s 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, referred to as the “Incentive Plan,” to make the following changes:
|·||increase the aggregate number of shares issuable under the Incentive Plan from 23,306,100 shares to 39,806,100;|
|·||provide that the number of shares available for issuance under the Incentive Plan will be reduced by one share for each share of common stock issued pursuant to an option or stock appreciation right and 1.55 shares for each share of common stock issued pursuant to a Full Value Award (generally an award other than an option or stock appreciation right, as defined below); and|
|·||provide that shares forfeited in connection with any stock awards and shares not issued or reacquired to satisfy tax withholding obligations in connection with Full Value Awards will again become available for issuance and clarify that in connection with options and stock appreciation rights, shares not issued or reacquired to satisfy tax withholding obligations, shares used as consideration for the exercise of options or stock appreciation rights or shares repurchased by Gran Tierra Energy on the open market with the proceeds of option or stock appreciation right exercise price will not again become available for issuance under the Incentive Plan.|
The Incentive Plan provides for the grant of stock options, restricted stock awards, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units and other stock awards. Stock options granted under the Incentive Plan are not intended to qualify as incentive stock options within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Stock appreciation rights granted under the Incentive Plan may be tandem rights, concurrent rights or independent rights. To date, Gran Tierra has granted only stock options under the Incentive Plan.
The above description of the Incentive Plan is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Incentive Plan, which is appended to Gran Tierra Energy’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2012, and available on the SEC’s website.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Gran Tierra Energy Inc. held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 27, 2012. The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting, as well as the final tally of the number of votes cast for or withheld for each director, and for or against each other matter, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter. A more complete description of each matter is set forth in the Gran Tierra Energy’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2012 (the “Proxy Statement”).
1. Gran Tierra Energy’s stockholders elected each of the directors proposed by Gran Tierra Energy for re-election, to serve until Gran Tierra Energy’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his respective successor has been elected and qualified. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:
Shares Voted For
|Nicholas G. Kirton||167,637,366||736,472|
|J. Scott Price||123,500,754||44,873,084|
There were 35,297,136 broker non-votes for this proposal.
2. Gran Tierra Energy’s stockholders approved Gran Tierra Energy’s 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, as described in the Proxy Statement. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:
|Shares voted for:||141,116,918|
|Shares voted against:||27,171,163|
3. Gran Tierra Energy’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, a resolution approving the compensation of Gran Tierra Energy’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:
|Shares voted for:||166,147,880|
|Shares voted against:||2,099,735|
4. Gran Tierra Energy’s stockholders ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Gran Tierra Energy for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:
|Shares voted for:||203,227,218|
|Shares voted against:||296,584|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: June 29, 2012||GRAN TIERRA ENERGY INC.|
|By:||/s/ James Rozon|
|Chief Financial Officer|