Washington, D.C. 20549










Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware 001-34018 98-0479924
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


Suite 900, 520-3 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 0R3

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)


(403) 265-3221

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)




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Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On February 15, 2018, Gran Tierra Energy International Holdings Ltd. (“GTEIH”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (“Gran Tierra”), completed the offering and sale (the “Offering”) of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.25% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Company and certain subsidiaries of Gran Tierra that guarantee its revolving credit facility (together with Gran Tierra, the “Guarantors”).


The Notes are governed by an indenture (the “Indenture”), dated as of February 15, 2018, among GTEIH, the Guarantors and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.


The Notes bear interest at a rate of 6.25% per year, payable semi-annually in arrears on each of February 15 and August 15 of each year, beginning on August 15, 2018. The Notes mature on February 15, 2025, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased. GTEIH may not redeem the Notes prior to February 15, 2022, except in certain circumstances following change of control (as defined in the Indenture), and no sinking fund is provided for the Notes.


If Gran Tierra undergoes a change of control, holders of the Notes may require GTEIH to repurchase for cash all or any portion of their Notes at a change of control repurchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the Notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the change of control repurchase date.


The foregoing description of the Indenture and Notes does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Indenture and the form of Note, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, and incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference.


Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant


The information regarding the Indenture and the Notes set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated in this Item 2.03 by reference.


Item 8.01Other Information


On February 15, 2018, Gran Tierra issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference, announcing the closing of the Offering.


This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


4.1   Indenture related to the 6.25% Senior Notes due 2025, dated as of February 15, 2018, among Gran Tierra Energy International Holdings Ltd., the Guarantors named therein, and U.S. Bank National Association.
4.2   Form of 6.25% Senior Notes due 2025 (included as Exhibit A to Exhibit 4.1).
99.1   Press Release issued by Gran Tierra dated February 15, 2018.







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: February 16, 2018 GRAN TIERRA ENERGY INC.


  By:  /s/ Gary S. Guidry  
    Name: Gary S. Guidry
    Title: President & Chief Executive Officer