ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2017) - Globus Maritime Limited ("Globus", or the "Company"), (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that on February 8, 2017 it signed a share and warrant purchase agreement providing for the issuance, for gross proceeds of $5 million, of an aggregate of 5 million shares of common stock, par value $0.004 per share and warrants to purchase 25 million shares of common stock at a price of $1.60 per share, in a private placement to a group of private investors. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the sale of common shares and warrants for general corporate purposes and working capital including repayment of debt. The private placement closed today.
In connection with the private placement, on February 8, 2017 the Company terminated an aggregate of $20 million of the outstanding principal and interest of two loans with the relevant lenders in consideration of issuing 20 million shares and warrants exercisable for 7,380,017 common shares at a price of $1.60 per share to nominees of the lenders. The Company expects approximately $1,724,835 to remain outstanding in the aggregate on both loans. In each instance, the outstanding amounts will continue to accrue under the respective loan agreements. Both lenders are related to the Company through common control.
Globus announced a similar transaction involving a private placement and conversion of portions of outstanding affiliate debt on November 28, 2016. The Company announced on January 13, 2017 that the previously announced transaction did not proceed as originally intended.
Mr. Georgios Feidakis, Globus's Chairman, stated, "We are very pleased with our new investors, and in particular the confidence they are showing in our management and potential for future growth."
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any other securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a U.S. person absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
About Globus Maritime Limited
Globus is an integrated dry bulk shipping company that provides marine transportation services worldwide and presently owns, operates and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes internationally. Globus' subsidiaries own and operate five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300,571 DWT and a weighted average age of 8.8 years as of December 31, 2016.
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