GeoPark announces upcoming appointment of CFO Andres Ocampo to its Board of Directors as CEO

– COLOMBIA, Bogota –  GeoPark Limited (NYSE: GPRK) today announced the appointment of current CFO Andres Ocampo to its Board of Directors as CEO, effective July 1, 2022, to succeed James Park who will step down as CEO but continue to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board as one of the largest company shareholders.

About Andres Ocampo

Mr. Ocampo has been an integral member of GeoPark’s Executive Team for more than a decade and has played a crucial role in setting and executing GeoPark’s focused strategy. Under the leadership of Mr. Ocampo and the GeoPark Executive Team, the Company will maintain its founding principles and proven growth strategy, along with its focus as a best-in-class oil and gas finder and operator.

Mr. Ocampo joined GeoPark in 2010 and has served as GeoPark’s CFO since January 2013. During his tenure, Mr. Ocampo was instrumental in helping the Company reach some of its greatest milestones, including GeoPark’s entry into Colombia and Brazil, IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, acquisition of Amerisur Resources and recent significant acreage expansion in Colombia. His industry knowledge and the discipline he has brought to our capital allocation processes have helped make GeoPark one of the most profitable companies in its peer group with increasing shareholder returns. Prior to joining GeoPark, Andres worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Agricole Corporate and Citigroup, focusing on the oil and gas and commodities industries.

Mr. Ocampo, said: “I am honored by the opportunity to serve with the incredible team of people that are the heart of our Company, especially during this exciting and dynamic time for GeoPark. As CEO, I am committed to building on Jim’s legacy by continuing to focus on the fundamentals, principles, values, culture, know-how and work ethic that have made GeoPark such a successful company and special place to work. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues on the Board and Executive Team, including Veronica in her new role as CFO, to enhance our proven track record of growth and value creation for all of our stakeholders, including our shareholders, employees, partners and communities.”

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