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EuroDry Ltd. (the “Company”), an owner and operator of drybulk vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk cargoes, announced today that its registration statement on Form F-1 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company also announced that its application for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “EDRY” has been approved.
Currently, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Euroseas Ltd. which is spinning-off its drybulk fleet into the Company to be separately listed. Shares of the Company will be distributed on May 30, 2018 to shareholders of record of Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA) as of May 23, 2018. Euroseas Ltd. shareholders will receive one share of the Company for every five shares of Euroseas Ltd. they own. After the spin-off, Euroseas Ltd. will continue owning and operating its containership fleet as the only US listed public company focused on feeder containership vessels.
The Company expects that regular trading of its shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market will commence on May 31, 2018. Starting on May 24, 2018, the Company’s shares may be traded on a “when issued” basis under the symbol “EDRYV”. On May 31, 2018, trading under the symbol EDRYV will cease and trading under symbol “EDRY” will commence.
Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of EuroDry commented: “We are extremely excited with the spin-off and separate listing of our drybulk fleet into a separate publicly listed company, EuroDry Ltd. We anticipate that the quality of our drybulk fleet and the positive supply and demand balance trends developing in the marketplace will enable us to realize significant returns for our shareholders. Furthermore, we believe that our operating capabilities and public listing will be an attractive platform for the consolidation of other vessels or fleets, thus, providing us with growth opportunities which we are seeking to take advantage of in non-dilutive ways for our shareholders.”
The EuroDry Ltd. fleet profile is as follows:
|Dry Bulk Vessels|
|EKATERINI||Kamsarmax||82,000||2018||TC ‘til Apr-20 / max ‘til Oct-20||$13,000|
|XENIA||Kamsarmax||82,000||2016||TC ’til Jan-2020
+ 1 year in Charterers’ Option
|EIRINI P||Panamax||76,466||2004||TC ‘til Sep-18||103.25%
|PANTELIS||Panamax||74,020||2000||TC ‘til Jun-18||$10,000 & a
|TASOS||Panamax||75,100||2000||TC ‘til Jun-18||$12,300|
|ALEXANDROS P.||Ultramax||63,500||2018||TC ‘til Jul-18||114% of Supra
|Total Dry Bulk Vessels||
Note: (*) TC denotes time charter. All dates listed are the earliest redelivery dates under each TC.
(**) BPI stands for the Baltic Panamax Index; the average BPI 4TC is an index based on four time charter routes.
(***) Denotes the Baltic Supramax Index.
About EuroDry Ltd.
EuroDry Ltd. was formed on January 8, 2018 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to serve as the holding company of seven dry bulk subsidiaries, with six of these subsidiaries to be spun-off by Euroseas to EuroDry Ltd. EuroDry will trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker EDRY.
EuroDry operates in the dry cargo, drybulk shipping markets. EuroDry’s operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified affiliated ship management company and Eurobulk (Far East) Ltd. Inc., which are responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. EuroDry employs its vessels on spot and period charters and through pool arrangements.
The Company has a fleet of 6 vessels, including 2 Kamsarmax drybulk carriers, 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Ultramax drybulk carrier with a total cargo capacity of 453,086 dwt.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events, the anticipated spin-off of the Company’s drybulk fleet and the Company’s growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy, including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “hopes,” “estimates,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels and container ships, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
Visit the Company’s website www.eurodry.gr
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