SOURCE: Euroseas

Euroseas

January 02, 2015 16:02 ET

Euroseas Ltd. Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Notice of Non-Compliance

MAROUSSI, ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Jan 2, 2015) - Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) (the "Company"), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that it received notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") dated December 30, 2014 (the "Notice") indicating that the Company is no longer in compliance with Nasdaq's continued listing requirements under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) because the closing bid price of the Company's common stock over a period of 30 consecutive business days was less than $1.00 per share.

Pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has six months following receipt of the notification to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. The Company can cure this deficiency if the closing bid price of its common stock is $1.00 per share or higher for at least ten consecutive business days during the six months following the date of the Notice. Alternatively, the Company could also take other actions to cure the deficiency, such as a reverse stock split (for which the Company has already received shareholder approval).

The Company intends to cure the deficiency within the prescribed timeframe. During this time, the Company's common stock will continue to be listed and trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The Company's business operations are not affected by the receipt of the Notice.

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 136 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Global Select 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 9001:2008 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. 

The Company has a fleet of 15 vessels, including 4 Panamax drybulk carriers and 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 3 Intermediate containership, 5 Handysize containerships, and 2 Feeder containerships. Euroseas' 5 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 338,540 dwt, and its 10 containerships have a cargo capacity of 17,587 teu. The Company has also signed contracts for the construction of two Ultramax (63,500 dwt) fuel efficient drybulk carriers and two Kamsarmax (82,000 dwt) fuel efficient drybulk carriers. Including the four new-buildings, the total cargo capacity of the Company's drybulk vessels will be 629,540 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 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.

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Contact Information

  • 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
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10169
    Tel. (212) 661-7566
    E-mail: euroseas@capitallink.com