SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 6, 2012
Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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300, 625 - 11th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 0E1
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 6, 2012, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia Ltd. (“Gran Tierra Colombia”) and Petrolifera Petroleum (Colombia) Limited (“Petrolifera Colombia”), both wholly owned indirect subsidiaries of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., each entered into a Crude Oil Sales / Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2012, with Gunvor Colombia SAS (each, a “Purchase Agreement”) for the sale of crude oil to Gunvor. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreements, each of Gran Tierra Colombia and Petrolifera Colombia may sell on average up to approximately 4,000 barrels of crude oil per day during the term of the respective Purchase Agreement, which is one year (unless terminated by one of the parties to the Purchase Agreement with 90 days notice, or earlier upon other specified events). Gran Tierra Colombia and Petrolifera Colombia are under no obligation to sell any crude oil until such time as they specify for a particular day the amount of crude oil they wish to sell to Gunvor.
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.
|Gran Tierra Energy Inc.|
|By:||/s/ David Hardy|
|Title:||General Counsel, Vice President, Legal and Secretary|
Dated: December 11, 2012