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Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.

August 30, 2017 09:00 ET

Aegean Marine Petroleum Inc. and Freepoint Commodities LLC Announce New Cooperation Agreement and Launch of St. Croix Bunker Business in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Agreement signed with Caribbean Bunkers LLC, wholly owned sub of Freepoint Commodities LLC

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2017) - Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) ("Aegean" or the "Company") and Caribbean Bunkers LLC, a subsidiary of Freepoint Commodities LLC ("Freepoint"), today announced the signing of an agreement to cooperate on bunkering sales, focused around the U.S. Virgin Islands facility at Limetree Bay, St. Croix. 

Under terms of the agreement, Aegean will market bunker fuels and marine gas oil supplied by Freepoint to customers calling on the Limetree Bay Facility. The agreement calls for future expansion in the region that could lead to adding delivery capability through Aegean's owned fleet. 

Manolis Chochlakis, Aegean's Regional Manager of the Americas, said, "We are pleased to announce the launch of our new service center in St. Croix USVI, which strengthens our existing presence in the Caribbean and represents another important step in our effort to broaden our global footprint in attractive markets. The growth and activity level at Limetree Bay has been remarkable since the terminal was purchased in 2016."

Mr. Chochlakis concluded, "We believe working together with Freepoint, which is an equity partner in the Limetree Bay facility, provides us both with incentives to jointly grow our presence in the region. The Aegean and Freepoint teams are experienced groups that have worked well together in the past. They will ensure our customers in the Caribbean get first class service." 

"Freepoint is excited about developing this business -- we envision it will be a core strategy in our global oil platform. The St. Croix Limetree Bay Facility has brought a lot of promise to the region and continues to grow at an impressive rate. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to develop a strong base of operations on the island and believe this new venture is a perfect complement to our existing business," said Rob Peck, Senior Managing Director, Global Oil. "We have worked with Aegean for a number of years and are privileged to be cooperating with a company that is so well-respected in the industry. We believe this agreement will be extremely beneficial to both companies as we expand and optimize our business in the Caribbean. "

The agreement begins in September and expects to be fully operational contributing results during the fourth quarter of 2017.

About Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. is an international marine fuel logistics company that markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea. The Company procures product from various sources (such as refineries, oil producers, and traders) and resells it to a diverse group of customers across all major commercial shipping sectors and leading cruise lines. Currently, Aegean has a global presence in over 30 markets and a team of professionals ready to serve our customers wherever they are around the globe. For additional information please visit: www.ampni.com

About Freepoint

Founded in 2011, Freepoint is based in Stamford, CT with over 400 employees worldwide. Freepoint is a merchant of physical commodities and a financer of upper and mid-stream commodity-producing assets. Freepoint also provides physical supply services and related structured solutions for counterparties. 

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