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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2016) - Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. (the "Company") (N-OTC: CHEMS), an international shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, today announced that Navig8 Chemical Tankers (A-Ships) Inc, a Marshall Islands incorporated 100% indirect subsidiary of the Company, issued US$93,029,972 in aggregate principal amount guaranteed amortising notes due 2027 (the "Notes") in a private offering to institutional buyers outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The interest rate for the Notes is fixed at 2.90% per annum.
Payment of 100% of all regularly scheduled installments of principal of, and interest on, the Notes will be guaranteed by The Export-Import Bank of Korea ("Kexim"). The Notes are being issued in connection with the credit facility announced by the Company on 3 February, 2015 (the "Credit Facility") and replace the bank notes previously issued by certain lenders under the Credit Facility.
The Notes will not be listed on any securities exchange, listing authority or quotation system.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes and the related Kexim guarantee, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes and the related Kexim guarantee in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. Any offer of the Notes and related Kexim guarantee will be made only by means of a private offering circular.
The Notes and the related guarantee have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements under the Securities Act.
About Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc.
Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. was established in 2013 as a joint venture between the Navig8 Group and Oaktree Capital Management to capitalize on significant structural changes in the petrochemical industry and the continuing development of long-haul chemical trades. Its best-in-class newbuilding fleet is comprised exclusively of large, fuel-efficient vessels with modern eco-designs to take greatest advantage of these shifts. The fully delivered fleet will feature a complementary mix of primarily Interline-coated and stainless steel vessels that are capable of servicing the full range of conventional and specialized chemicals cargoes.
The Company has taken delivery of 21 chemical carriers to date and anticipates delivery of its full 37-vessel fleet by mid-2017. The Company's fleet is contracted to operate in various chemical tanker pools managed by the Navig8 Group, the world's largest independent pool and commercial management company.
Navig8 Chemical Tankers is listed on the Norwegian OTC market under the symbol CHEMS.
Visit our website at www.navig8chemicaltankers.com
Forward-Looking Statements and Distribution
This press release contains forward looking statements. These statements are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including Navig8 Chemical Tankers management's examination of historical operating trends. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control, Navig8 Chemical Tankers cannot give assurance that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions.
Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this press release include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the chemicals market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in the Company's operating expenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company on the Norwegian OTC trading support system.
This communication is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any state or jurisdiction into which doing so would be unlawful. The distribution of this communication may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes, should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdictions. The Company assumes no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
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