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Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16]

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

November 12, 2015

Commission File Number: 1-12384

SUNCOR ENERGY INC.

(Name of registrant)

150 6th Avenue S.W.

P.O. Box 2844

Calgary, Alberta

Canada, T2P 3E3

(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

Form 20-F ¨ Form 40-F x

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Suncor Energy sends letter to Canadian Oil Sands shareholders

Suncor to file updated Offer disclosure in Notice of Variation and Change

(All dollar amounts referenced are in Canadian dollars)

Calgary, Alberta (Nov. 12, 2015) Suncor today announced that it is sending a letter to shareholders of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS). The letter explains why COS shareholders should disregard a recommendation from the Board of COS opposing Suncors full and fair $4.7 billion offer to purchase all of the shares of Canadian Oil Sands (the Offer). Including COS estimated outstanding net debt of $2.2 billion as at September 30, 2015, the total transaction value is approximately $6.9 billion.

Suncor believes that COS shareholders should accept the Offer, given COS track record of underperformance, financial challenges, and significant vulnerability in a lower for longer oil price market.

The COS Board and management are telling COS shareholders to do nothing to protect the value of their investment, said Steve Williams, president and chief executive officer. This would be saying no to the premium value of our Offer, and the opportunity for greater upside and lower risk as a Suncor shareholder. Rejecting our Offer represents real risk to COS shareholders, and we urge them to consider the facts and accept our Offer.

Suncor also announced that it is filing and mailing a Notice of Variation and Change (the Notice) to its original offer and circular dated October 5, 2015. Among other things, the Notice provides certain updated information relating to the Offer, including taking into account Suncors and COS third quarter results.

Suncor believes these two documents will demonstrate to COS shareholders the value of the Offer and the risks they face if they reject the Offer, given the new business reality for oil prices and COS total reliance on the performance of the Syncrude oil sands facility, a single asset over which COS has little control.

Premium of 57 percent on COS shares

Since the Offer was announced, the potential premium has increased to 57% from 43% compared with the pre-offer TSX trading price of $6.19 for COS. The higher premium is a result of the substantial increase in the price of Suncors shares, which closed at $38.97 on the TSX on November 9 , 2015, up from a pre-offer closing price of $35.37 on October 2, 2015.

Suncor is continuing to offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of COS for a consideration of 0.25 of a Suncor share per COS share.

The Offer provides COS shareholders with a cash dividend increase of 45%, a structure intended to provide a tax-deferred exchange for shares in a financially stronger, more diverse and stable company that has considerable upside potential in a rising price environment but can also deliver significant value should oil prices stay lower for longer.

A copy of Suncors letter to COS shareholders is available on Suncors web site at suncor.com and also at suncorofferforcanadianoilsands.com.

About Suncors Offer for COS

For more information about Suncors Offer for COS, visit

http://www.suncorofferforcanadianoilsands.com

D.F. King has been retained as information agent for the Offer. Shareholders may contact D.F. King at:

Toll Free in North America:...


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