Frontera Announces Appointments of VP Capital Markets and VP Corporate Strategy & Communications
Aug 22, 2017

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX: FEC) ("Frontera" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Grayson Andersen as its new Corporate Vice President of Capital Markets and Jeremy Kaliel as its new Corporate Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Communications. Mr. Andersen will be based in the Company's headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, while Mr. Kaliel will be based in the Company's office in Calgary, Canada.                       

Mr. Andersen has over 18 years of oil and gas and capital markets industry experience, 10 of which have been spent in the UK as a specialist salesperson with Macquarie Capital, Simmons & Company and Credit Suisse.  Over the past year he has been providing capital markets advisory services to GeoPark Limited (GPRK on the NYSE).  Prior to moving to the UK, Mr. Andersen was Manager of Investor Relations for Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNQ on the TSX and NYSE), in Calgary, Canada.  Mr. Andersen is a CPA, CA and spent five years in the oil and gas assurance practice of KPMG in Calgary, Canada.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

Mr. Kaliel has over 12 years' experience in equity research at CIBC, Scotia Capital, and Raymond James -  during which time he was ranked as the #1 sell-side analyst in the Canadian High-Payout E&P sector multiple times. Over the past year, Mr. Kaliel also worked as a capital markets & communications advisor to Cona Resources Ltd. (CONA on the TSX), in Calgary, Canada.  He holds an MBA degree from HEC Montreal, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta.    

Gabriel de Alba, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Frontera, commented, "We are excited to add two high calibre Corporate Vice Presidents with proven track records in the capital markets.  Now that the restructuring phase is complete, we can focus our attention on highlighting our high-quality assets and longer-term growth initiatives to the market.  Our Frontera team will be undertaking an aggressive capital markets program over the coming months to highlight the great work that CEO Barry Larson and his team have accomplished so far in 2017, and provide insight into our plans for 2018 and beyond."

About Frontera:

Frontera is a Canadian public company and a leading explorer and producer of crude oil and natural gas, with operations focused in Latin America. The Company has a diversified portfolio of assets with interests in more than 25 exploration and production blocks in Colombia and Peru. The Company's strategy is focused on sustainable growth in production and reserves and cash generation. Frontera is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FEC".

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SOURCE Frontera Energy Corporation

For further information: Grayson Andersen, Corporate Vice President, Capital Markets, +57 (314) 250-1467; Jeremy Kaliel, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Communications, +1 (403) 705-8816; Richard Oyelowo, Manager, Investor Relations, +1 (416) 362-7735,,