SOURCE: Euroseas

Euroseas

August 12, 2015 16:02 ET

Euroseas Ltd. Sets Record Date for Its Shareholders Rights Offering and Files Amendment to Its Registration Statement

MAROUSSI, ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2015) -  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 today that board of directors has determined that the record date for the previously announced rights offering will be August 14, 2015. Each shareholder of record of the Company's common stock on that date will receive subscription rights, which will consist of a basic subscription right and an oversubscription privilege. The oversubscription privilege entitles holders of subscription rights who exercise their basic subscription privilege in full to purchase, at the subscription price, any shares that other subscription rights holders do not purchase under their basic subscription privileges.

Subject to receiving timely approval of the registration statement that the Company has filed with the SEC in connection with the rights offering, the Company expects to begin the rights offering and mail the pertinent information to its shareholders on August 24, 2015. The rights offering is expected to close on September 15, 2015. The board has not yet set the exercise price for subscription rights, but the Company intends to raise approximately $20 million through the exercise of the basic subscription rights and oversubscription privileges. The rights offering will be made pursuant to a prospectus, which will contain all of the terms of the offering as well as instructions on the exercise process.

This announcement is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933. As required by Rule 135, this press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction. The Company has filed a registration statement with the SEC in connection with the rights offering, and the rights offering is expected be launched after the registration statement has been declared effective and only pursuant to the prospectus contained in such registration 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.

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