SOURCE: Euroseas

November 07, 2007 08:59 ET

Euroseas Ltd. Announces Pricing of Follow-on Offering of Common Stock

MAROUSSI, GREECE and ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced the pricing of its public offering of 6,325,000 shares of common stock, including 500,000 secondary shares offered by one of Euroseas' shareholders at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. This reflects an increase from an anticipated offering of 5,750,000 shares of common stock. Wachovia Securities and Oppenheimer & Co. acted as joint bookrunning managers. In connection with the offering, the underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase from the Company up to 948,750 additional shares of common stock to cover any over-allotments.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering of approximately $93.4 million to acquire additional vessels and for general corporate purposes. The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from any shares of common stock sold by the selling shareholder.

The registration statement on Form F-3 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on May 16, 2007. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained when available from Wachovia Securities, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152 or equity.syndicate@wachovia.com or from Oppenheimer & Co. at 125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, telephone (212) 668-8000 or ecm@opco.com.

About Euroseas Ltd.

Euroseas Ltd. was formed on May 5, 2005 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to consolidate the ship owning interests of the Pittas family of Athens, Greece, which has been in the shipping business over the past 135 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker ESEA since January 31, 2007.

Euroseas operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets. Euroseas' operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2000 certified affiliated ship management company, which is responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. Euroseas employs its vessels on spot and period charters and through pool arrangements.

Following the delivery to its fleet of the recently acquired panamax drybulk carrier, M/V Ioanna P (ex M/V Trust Jakarta), the Company has a fleet of 15 vessels, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 2 Handysize drybulk carriers, 2 Intermediate container ship, 5 Handysize container ships, 2 Feeder container ships and a multipurpose dry cargo vessel. Euroseas' 5 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 277,316 dwt, its 9 container ships have a cargo capacity of 15,321 teu and its 1 multipurpose vessel has a cargo capacity of 22,568 dwt or 950 teu.

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 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 obligation 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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Company Contact
    Tasos Aslidis
    Chief Financial Officer
    Euroseas Ltd.
    11 Canterbury Lane
    Watchung, NJ 07069
    Tel. (908) 301-9091
    E-mail: aha@euroseas.gr

    Investor Relations / Financial Media
    Nicolas Bornozis
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    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10169
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    E-mail: nbornozis@capitallink.com