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Verne Johnson retires from Gran Tierra Energy board

Staff writer |
Calgary, AB, Canada - August 21, 2014, Calgary, AB, Canada - Gran Tierra Energy Inc., an oil and gas company, announced that Verne Johnson has elected to retire from Gran Tierra Energy’s board of directors.

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Mr. Johnson was one of the founding members of Gran Tierra Energy’s Board of Directors in early 2005, and has been a valuable member of the Audit Committee, Reserves Committee, and Chairperson of the Compensation Committee.

Starting with Imperial Oil Limited in 1966, he has spent his entire career in the petroleum industry, primarily in western Canada, contributing to the growth of oil and gas companies of various sizes. He worked with Imperial Oil Limited until 1981 (including two years with Exxon Corporation in New York from 1977 to 1979).

From 1981 to 2002, Mr. Johnson served in senior capacities with various companies, achieving the positions of President of Paragon Petroleum Ltd., President and CEO of ELAN Energy Inc., and Senior Vice President of Enerplus Resources Group. Mr. Johnson retired in February 2002.

He is currently Chairman of Petromanas Energy Inc. and US Oil Sands Inc. (formerly Earth Energy). Mr. Johnson was previously a director of Essential Energy Services Trust, Harvest Energy Trust, Blue Mountain Energy, Mystique Energy and Suroco Energy Inc., all publicly traded companies.

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