SOURCE: Nordic American Tankers Limited

Nordic American Tankers Limited

June 05, 2013 05:57 ET

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT) -- 2 Year Freight Contract to Major Oil Company

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) -  Orion Tankers Ltd., a 100% owned subsidiary of Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT) ("NAT"), and acting as agents for NAT, has recently renewed its commercial agreement with a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation. Cementing a long term relationship between the parties, the contract provides for a firm 2 year extension to the initial one year agreement that took effect May 2012.

This new contract demonstrates the oil major's continued faith in NAT's sound financial position and validates management's dedication to safety and to quality operations of its large, high standard suezmax fleet. Typically, a suezmax tanker is carrying one million barrels of crude oil.

The contract, which is based upon spot suezmax rates at any given time, has provisions for a world wide service. Given the present market conditions, it is of utmost importance that NAT continues to enjoy access to cargoes as outlined in the agreement.


Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "will," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market, as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and world wide oil consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, our Annual Report on Form 20-F, and our reports on Form 6-K.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Scandic American Shipping Ltd
    Manager for:
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    P.O Box 56
    3201 Sandefjord, Norway
    Tel: + 47 33 42 73 00

    Jacob Ellefsen
    Manager, Investor Relations and Research, Monaco
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Tel: + 377 93 25 89 07
    or + 33 678 631 959

    Rolf Amundsen
    Advisor, Norway
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Tel: +1 800 601 9079
    or + 47 908 26 906

    Turid M. Sorensen
    EVP & CFO, Norway
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Tel: +47 33 42 73 00
    or +47 90 57 29 27

    Gary J. Wolfe
    Seward & Kissel LLP
    New York, USA
    Tel: +1 212 574 1223